Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar urges Indian batsmen to throw caution to the air and bat aggressively against Pakistan’s in-form seamer Mohammad Amir in the World Cup clash on Sunday.
Unbeaten team India, will go head to head with their arch-foes at Old Trafford cricket ground, going into this game team India overwhelmingly remains the favourites due to Pakistan’s poor display of form.
"I wouldn't go in with a negative mindset of playing dot balls against him. If you get an opportunity, I would encourage India to play their shots and stay positive," Tendulkar told 'India Today'.
"It's not about survival but rather going out there and even defend positively. No need to do anything different. We need to be aggressive in all departments. The body language is important - the bowler knows that you're in control if you defend confidently," he added.
"Rohit and Virat are the two more experienced players in the lineup and Pakistan would be focusing on getting them early without any doubt as that opens the game for them," he said.
"Amir and Wahab Riaz will definitely target their wickets early on. But Rohit and Virat should also be looking to play long innings. The plan should be that the rest of the guys play around them," he added.