Sachin Tendulkar sees Ian Bell shadow in the midst of Oli Pope
Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar sees the shadow of Ian Bell in the midst of English batsman Oli Pope. On the first day of the ongoing Manchester Test, Tendulkar tweeted about Oli Pope while batting for England. “Oli Pope’s batting looked like Ian Bell’s,” he wrote. I like his stance and footwork. ‘
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Ian Bell later retweeted Sachin’s tweet. Wrote, ‘Who am I to argue with the great Sachin Tendulkar! I hope Oli Pope will play well today and score a big century.
Ian Bell has played 117 Tests, 181 ODIs, and 8 T20Is for England. The 38-year-old Bell has scored 626, 5418, and 16 runs respectively. He has scored 22 centuries in Tests and 4 centuries in ODIs. Fifty made three out of three formats.
Oli Pope, a 22-year-old right-handed batsman, is playing his 10th Test in Manchester. In first-class cricket, the pope averages about 70 runs.