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Sachin Tendulkar says he has not missed playing cricket in his retirement

Sachin Tendulkar said he started practising a few days ago for Lord's Bicentenary match © Getty Images
Sachin Tendulkar said he started practising a few days ago for Lord’s Bicentenary match © Getty Images

By Julian Guyer

London: Jul 4, 2014

Sachin Tendulkar has said that he has not missed playing the game since he has retired. Tendulkar, who only retired in November 2013, insisted he hadn’t missed cricket too much. The Indian batting legend will captain the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) team against the Rest of the World (RoW) XI on July 5, 2014, at Lord’s.

“I have enjoyed my time with the family, I started practising 10 days ago and it is nice to be back in the gear and hitting a few balls — I’m still trying to find the centre of the bat,” said Tendulkar, cricket’s all-time leading Test and One-Day International (ODI) run-scorer.

“I have been watching but I haven’t been feeling like getting in the net.”

With MCC, having moved to its present Lord’s site in the north-west London suburb of St John’s Wood in 1814, Saturday’s Lord’s Bicentenary match celebrates the 200th anniversary of the ‘home of cricket’. Shane Warne will lead the RoW XI team.

Tendulkar, who first came to Lord’s as a teenager, said: “It is always a special feeling, whenever I come here it is special — the crowd and the atmosphere is fantastic, no matter how many times you come here.”

He added he was looking forward to Saturday’s match where his side will include the likes of fellow India batting great Rahul Dravid, West Indies star Brian Lara and Australia’s Brett Lee, with Warne’s RoW XI team including Adam Gilchrist, Muttiah Muralitharan and Shahid Afridi.

“The idea is to celebrate the occasion and give something special to the spectators, compete in the right spirit and compete as hard as possible,” Tendulkar said.

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