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Sachin Tendulkar says he needs to practice for 2 months for Lord’s bicentenary match

The Lord's bicentenary Test will be played bwteen Sachin Tendulkar XI and Shane Warne XI © Getty Images
The Lord’s bicentenary Test will be played between MCC XI and Rest of the World side © Getty Images

Dubai: Apr 30, 2014

He has always been an epitome of commitment but even in his retirement, Sachin Tendulkar can’t imagine taking an exhibition cricket match lightly. Come July 5, as Tendulkar will lead the MCC side against Shane Warne‘s Rest of the World side in the Lord’s bicentenary game but the 41-year-old is already thinking about preparing for the match.

“To prepare for that match, I will need at least two months of practice. I need to find out where the centre of my bat is,” Tendulkar said with a cheeky grin answering to a query from Ravi Shastri during Mumbai Indians’ match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. When Shastri quizzed that if he is itching to wear the cricket gears and play while watching the match from the dug-out, Tendulkar politely replied, “No.”

He however feels that Mumbai Indians need to bat with a lot more determination. “Our batters need to score runs as it will give confidence to the dug-out,” he said.

The legendary batsman said that he has been enjoying the retired life as he is able to spend quality time with his family with hectic travel schedule not a part of his itinerary anymore. “I have played a lot of badminton, table tennis with my friends. Enjoyed quality time with my family,” the maestro said. Tendulkar is also taking active interest in golf and has been plying his trade at the Dubai Golf club. “I have been given an honorary membership.” Asked if he could keep his tempers under check at the golf course, he replied,”If I can keep my temper in check on the cricket field, golf is not a problem.”

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