Home > Sachin Tendulkar Retirement > Sachin Retirement News >

Sachin Tendulkar wants to keep on playing

Sachin Tendulkar wants to keep on playing

Despite retirement talk doing the rounds, Sachin Tendulkar opined that he will carry on doing what he “practises everyday” © IANS

New Delhi: Apr 18, 2013

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar once again quashed speculations about his retirement, saying his job was to play cricket and he will carry on doing that.

Tendulkar, who for long has been asked about his retirement, once again reiterated that he would continue playing till the time he wanted to.

“I think people have been asking me this question for long. The first time it was asked was in 2005. Your job is to ask questions and mine is to keep playing,” Tendulkar said on the sidelines of a promotional event here Thursday.

Tendulkar’s comments came on a day when legendary South African cricketer Graeme Pollock said he was sad at not seeing Tendulkar and Australian Ricky Ponting score big in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

“I am watching the IPL with interest, just a little bit sad that the great players Tendulkar and Ponting haven’t really hit it off. It is always a hard decision to know when to get out,” Pollock said on his Facebook account Thursday.

Tendulkar, when asked about the opinions of former cricketers, opined that he will carry on doing what he “practises everyday”.

“There are some people who have played cricket giving their opinions and there are also some who have never played the game also giving their opinions. I am not worried about too many opinions. You have to balance it out. But at the end of the day, you have to do what you practise everyday,” said Tendulkar.

The batting maestro added that the media never focussed on his much awaited 100th hundred during the 2011 World Cup. But post-World Cup it suddenly became the talk of the town.

“During the 2011 World Cup the media forgot that I was on 99 hundreds because there were too many things to focus on. But suddenly after the World Cup, my 100th century was the talk of the town.”

Tendulkar also said that he took to social networking site Twitter to connect with his fans, who were being misguided by a fake account in his name, but now Twitter has become a part of his charity in the aid of cancer patients.

“I took to Twitter because someone else was making comments on my behalf. But now it it has become a part of a cause. We are trying to raise some funds for cancer patients and it feels great to see that some children are benefiting out of it,” he said.

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Mount Maunganui

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 11, 2014  at Delhi

India won by 48 runs

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

AB de Villiers praises team after win in 1st ODI

Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai Day 2: Pakistan get to 328/5 at Lunch

Live Cricket Score Duleep Trophy East Zone vs South Zone, 2nd semi-final at Rohtak Day 2: South Zone impose follow on

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Mitchell Johnson shows signs of effectiveness on unhelpful surfaces

Live Cricket Score Duleep Trophy Central Zone vs North Zone,1st semi-final at Mohali Day 2: Gautam Gambhir holds innings together

Younis Khan: First Pakistani and 12th overall to score a century against all 9 Test nations

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 India New Zealand New Zealand vs South Africa New Zealand vs South Africa 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 South Africa vs New Zealand South Africa vs New Zealand 2014

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Younis Khan pround to score tons against all Test playing nations

Duleep Trophy: South Zone bundle out East Zone for 84

Andrew Flintoff to play for Brisbane Heat in BBL 2014/15

Duleep Trophy 2014-15 2nd semi-final East Zone vs South Zone at Rohtak Day 2: East Zone are tottering at 69 for 7 at Tea

Tillakaratne Dilshan’s luxury hotel inaugurated by Mahinda Rajapaksa

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Mitchell Johnson shows signs of effectiveness on unhelpful surfaces

Joginder Sharma: When an over eclipses a career

South Africa vs New Zealand 2014: Vital for Brendon McCullum to find form quickly

Younis Khan: First Pakistani and 12th overall to score a century against all 9 Test nations

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 highlights: Younis Khan’s ton, Mitchell Johnson’s riveting spell

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

अभिनेत्री हुमा कुरैशी ओरिफ्लेम की ब्रांड एंबेसडर

Has Bigg Boss 8 made Karishma Tanna the most hated person?

Pranab Mukherjee returns home after visit to Norway, Finland

Revealed: First look of Amitabh Bachchan-Farhan Akhtar’s Do!

7 reasons why having sex during pregnancy is great for your health

Videocon Infinium Graphite with gesture control feature launched, priced at Rs 10,499

Rupee up 19 paise against dollar in early trade

Twitter introduces Audio Cards to listen to music directly from your timeline

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here