Tendulkar's 100th ton is a burden on the Indian team: Chappell

He suggests that Tendulkar's search for his 100th international century has become a burden on the Indian team as well as on the player.

He claims that Tendulkar lost form as the tour in Australia progressed.

In his article, Chappell also questions the Indian selection process. He questions the reasoning behind selecting Tendulkar for the one-day series in Australia when he had not played a single one-day international after the World Cup final.

Describing Tendulkar as being too fastidious about his surroundings when batting, Chappell suggests that the Indian batting maestro could help himself by being more relaxed on this score, and do the job assigned to him - score runs.

He concludes his write-up by saying that "when a player is constantly accorded star treatment on the field it starts to annoy other cricketers, and not necessarily only those in the opposition"

Source: ANI