A Federer fan, Sachin says Roger has the class to win another Grand Slam

New Delhi: Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who is a big tennis fan and a great admirer of Roger Federer, said that he could foresee Roger Federer winning another Grand Slam. Though going through a slump, Sachin feels that Federer is a great player will always be a great player. “Class is permanent. Form can be, you know, there can be dips. Yes I think he can, for sure can win another Grand Slam,” said the Indian cricket legend in an interview to NDTV.

Talking about the proposal being made for day and night cricket, Sachin said that he would not want day and night Tests unless extensive trials are done in first class cricket. “Ball retaining colour in day and night tests can be a problem. I think it’s not as easy as it seems. Because 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 Little Master.

The Master Blaster also prayed for the Indian contingent do well at the Olympics. “I pray to God that they get all the strength and that they go out there and perform and express themselves, and 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,” said the newly elected Rajya Sabha MP, adding that hope no one makes him shout in the Rajya Sabha and that he would politely make his points in the Upper House.

“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,” said Tendulkar.