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Tendulkar said that Green could have hit the ball out of the park but avoided that in the initial stage of the game when he was struggling, which is a lesson for every teammate.
“I think today I learnt something and I feel that we all have picked the same message from Green. He can hit the ball as long as anyone in the team but the initial phase was a tough phase for him and he did not let his ego come in the way,” said Tendulkar in a video posted by Mumbai Indians‘ Twitter handle.
“Ego is something which will always encourage you to do the wrong things. He did not. He chose the right path in the interest of our team. He could have easily tried to play some stupid shot. Had he been dismissed, who knows, we may not have gone to 192. So I think a big, big round of applause to him (Green) for his effort. A special one,” he added.
Australian all-rounder Green did well in the match, first with his bat and later with his bowling. He scored his maiden half-century of IPL scoring 64 runs off 40 balls to take Mumbai to a total of 192.
Green also took one wicket and bowled tightly in death overs, which restricted Hyderabad to 178 all out.
Green had not performed to his skills in the last four matches. MI was waiting for the Australian all-rounder to click in the tournament as he was brought at a heavy price of 17.50 crore. In five matches, Green has 98 runs with a strike rate of 154.69 and an average of 49.50. He has nine fours and three sixes in his bag.
In the bowling unit, he has dismissed three batters with an average of 43.00. Green, who got the ‘Player of the Match’ award for his all-round performance, has an economy of 9.21 in five matches.
(With ANI inputs)
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