India’s legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar is bothered by the lack of world class bowlers in the cricket world. The former Indian batsman feels that cricket has lost its balance between the bat and the ball. This is the reason why that the rivalries don’t exist now a days as they used to do in the past.
"Rivalries which people invariably looked forward to are no longer there because there are very few world-class fast bowlers right now. That element I am sure is missing. The quality of fast bowling can surely be better without any doubt," Tendulkar told the local news outlet.
"The standard of cricket has gone down which is not great news for Test cricket. The standard needs to go up and for that, I would again say that the root cause is the playing surface. I think it has also got to do with the kind of pitches that are provided. If we provide fair pitches where fast bowlers, as well as spinners, get help, then the balance between bat and ball will be restored. If the balance is missing then the contest becomes weak and it fails to grab eyeballs. Test cricket must have good wickets," added the man, who has scored 15,921 runs with 51 hundred.