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Sachin Tendulkar’s innings against Kolkata Knight Riders was pleasing: John Wright

Sachin Tendulkar's innings against Kolkata Knight Riders was pleasing: John Wright

Sachin Tendulkar scored 48 off 28 deliveries against Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday © IANS

Pune: May 10, 2013

Impressed with the way Sachin Tendulkar played in their last IPL match, Mumbai Indians coach John Wright today said on a lighter note that “life begins at 40″, referring to the senior India cricketer.

“Well, I think he is past that problematic age of 39 (laughs). Life begins at 40,” Wright said.

The New Zealander, also a successful former India coach, was particularly happy with the way Tendulkar paced his innings during his 48-run knock against Kolkata Knight Riders at Mumbai on Tuesday.

“We were really pleased with the way he played in the last game – not necessarily the runs he got, but the way he played was good for us. And I think that will be really helpful on slow-wicket conditions,” Wright added.

Seeking to ensure a play-off berth, Mumbai play Pune Warriors on Saturday, and Wright believed there is still a lot of cricket left in the tournament.

“We are three-quarters of the way through the tournament.

There is still a lot of cricket to play. We have got four matches in a short period of time.

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