Would like to see an Indian break this record: Tendulkar

Would like to see an Indian break this record: Tendulkar

India's Sachin TendulkarTendulkar became the first cricketer to hit a double century in the four-decade-long history of one day cricket but the Indian reckoned even this record would be bettered some day.
"No record is unbreakable. Records are made to be broken and I would like to see an Indian breaking this record," Tendulkar said, dedicating the knock to all his fans.
The greatest accumulator of runs in the history of cricket, Tendulkar possesses nearly all major batting record even though he insisted he never chased milestones.
"I do not play for records. I play for enjoyment and for my passion for the game. I did not start playing cricket for breaking records. It has happened over the time. But it feels great," Tendulkar said at the post-match press conference.

Asked when he felt like getting that double hundred, he said, "After reaching 175-200, I thought. But it's not that only double hundred was there in my mind. The ball was coming nicely and I was striking the ball well."

Tendulkar has been in brilliant for since the 2007 World Cup and the batsman attributed his success to coach Gary Kirsten.
"I have enjoyed challenges. I have enjoyed the game 2007 onwards and credit goes to Gary. He has held the team beautifully, it's about holding the team together. Even at the practice, he has worked as hard as players and probably harder than anyone else. Things have been good," he said.

Asked if the presence of more match-winners in the side had eased his pressure and allowed him to play freely, Tendulkar said, "Not really. I have done well in the last 20 years. It's not that I have done well in the last one year."
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan today announced that a road would be named after the batting great, a gesture Tendulkar acknowledged with smile and gratitude.
"I respect the sentiment. These things help during tough times and when you go to the field," he said.

Feels good that I lasted for 50 overs, says Tendulkar

The batting maestro expressed happiness that at the age of 36 he was good enough to last 50 overs.
"It feels good that I lasted for 50 overs, a good test of my fitness. I'd like to bat another 50 overs at some stage and see that the fitness level doesn't drop.
"I'm enjoying my cricket. I've always played the way I felt was the right way to play, always done what I felt was good for the team. There have been times when I've made some bad decisions as a batsman, but as long as in my heart I know that whatever I'm doing for the team at that moment, I'm going to go ahead with that," said Tendulkar after India won the second one-day international (ODI) against South Africa by 153 runs.   
Asked about his extra-ordinary feat Tendulkar said: "I don't know how to react to this. I was striking the ball and timing the ball well, it was coming on to the bat nicely. Yusuf (Pathan) came and changed the momentum and MS (Dhoni) really struck the ball well; it was due to their big hitting that we were able to put up such a big score. It was only when I got closer to the score that I realised that I had an opportunity and I could take the singles to give MS the strike."

The Gwalior Division Cricket Association gifted Tendulkar with a silver bat, a Rs.1 million cheque and a pavilion at Captain Roop Singh Stadium will be named in his honour.

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