Monty used to bowl at much quicker pace compared to what I have seen of Leach: Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar feels that Graeme Swann and Monty Panesars secret of success during Englands series win back in 2012 was largely because of bowling at a quicker pace than usual, something he has not seen Jack Leach do often.

Compared to Swann-Panesar duo, the current left-arm orthodox spinner Jack Leach is a touch slower and will be more effective only if he can vary his pace on tracks that offer turn.

“That (one in 2012) was a different attack, and Graeme Swann was one of the leading spinners in the world back then. Monty, given the style of bowling, he was not one of those bowlers, who believed in tossing up the ball. He was more of a hit the deck bowler,” Tendulkar told


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