Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar (AFP Photo)

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar is happy with the way Rohit Sharma-led India performed as a team at the Asia Cup 2018 in UAE. An all-round show saw the defending champions winning the title for a record seventh time when they beat Bangladesh in the final by three wickets on Friday.

“I did not see all the matches. Whenever I see, I feel happy for the way we [India] are performing”, Tendulkar was quoted as saying by PTI on Sunday.

Tendulkar credited the team for their unbeaten run. “I will give the credit to the whole team. Individuals come and perform well, some players play the series well, some players cannot perform as desired but eventually I’ll say that I feel happy after seeing the team effort,” he said.

He further added, “I would like to congratulate everyone. Eventually what you want is a good team effort and that the team has performed well,” said Tendulkar.

Tendulkar, who flagged the Mumbai Half Marathon, also spoke about he importance of a healthy lifestyle. “…the bigger picture what we are looking at is the good health of India, getting used to living a healthy lifestyle, looking after your health and staying fit.

Pointing an example from his own life, Tendulkar said, “I was brought up by my grandmother who used to say that your health is your real wealth and the same message I would like to give to the entire nation. Look after your health and stay fit.”