Sachin Tendulkar's Ranji ton a good sign: Gavaskar

Sachin Tendulkar's propensity to get out bowled too often in recent times may have generated debate, but batting legend Sunil Gavaskar feels Tendulkar is too good a batsman not to have overcome any technical shortcomings.

"I think he has worked on it (the mode of dismissal). He is one of the most hardworking and studious guys you can come across. I think Sachin (Tendulkar) would have had enough time to think about how he got out. If he has got the runs now he must have worked on it and the evidence will be there in the Tests. But the very fact that he has got runs now is a very good sign," Gavaskar said, referring to Tendulkar's century on Day One of Mumbai's Ranji Trophy match against Railways.

In recent months, Tendulkar has been cleaned up by fast bowlers on quite a few occasions but Gavaskar said: "That was the early part of the Indian season. Generally the season starts at this time in October and in the early part of the season some people tend to get a bit rusty. India had not played international cricket for some months. It was one of those rare two months off from international cricket so maybe it could well have been a case of being rusty. But as I said, Sachin is a quick learner, he is somebody who may have noticed the chinks himself."