Federer will bounce back to win more Grand Slams: Sachin Tendulkar

{jcomments on}Sachin TendulkarAn ardent Roger Federer fan, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar says that though the highest Grand Slams winner is going through a slump at this moment, he is bound to bounce back. “I think a great player will always be a great player. Class is permanent. Form can be, you know, there can be dips. But I think he can bounce back, for sure,” said the Little Master, who himself became the first and the only batsman to score 100 hundreds recently.

Giving message to the athletes who are bound to London for the Olympics in the coming months, the Master Blaster said that he pray to God that they get all the strength and that they go out there and perform and express themselves. “All I can say is just enjoy yourselves and the rest will follow. They've really worked hard for a number of years now and yes, the expectations are there, but who wants to go there and fail? They are all going out there to give their best and get medals for India and that would be just unbelievable, more the better. So, all the very best and whether you bring back medals or not, what matters is your effort and we are very proud of you,” encouraged the legendary batsman in an interview to NDTV.

Talking about the day and night Test matches being proposed and which can become a reality if two teams in question agree, Sachin said that it’s not as easy as it seems. “As long as you're sure of the cricket ball retaining its colour and it’s being picked by the batters, then you can try it out, but I wouldn't straight away go to Test cricket. Why not first try it out in first class cricket and get the response from the players all across the world, not just a few countries, but all across the world and then take that step forward,” said the Master Blaster, who is an MP in the Rajya Sabha now.

Talking about his Rajya Sabha stint, said there is no reason why, as an MP, he should learn how to shout in the Parliament to make his voice hear. “No I don't think I need to shout and I hope, you know, that no one will make me shout. Why should one be shouting? You can politely put your point across and say whatever you have to, and then, whatever happens, happens.”