Sachin Tendulkar: All my dreams have been accomplished

Sachin Tendulkar said he wasn’t aware of the 50,000-run mark feat before it flashed on the big screen in the ground  © IANS

Oct 7, 2013

India and Mumbai Indians batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday said that all his dreams have come true, after the Indian Premier League (IPL) team registered its second title win in the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) 2013.

Talking about Mumbai’s win in the final against Rajasthan Royals, Tendulkar told CLT20’s official website,  “Wonderful! To win the IPL and then the CLT20 in the same year is a special thing. When the IPL season started, we wanted to win it so bad. The team has done beautifully since then and the end result has been fantastic.”

“The dream was to be part of the No.1 Test team in the world, then win the World Cup, the IPL and the CLT20. All those dreams have been accomplished now,” he revealed.

The Little Master, who recently became the 16th batsman in cricket history to cross the 50,000-run mark across all formats, revealed that he wasn’t aware of the feat.

He said, “I didn’t actually know about that landmark. I only realised it when the big screen flashed that I was two runs away from scoring 50,000 runs. That came as a surprise to me. It’s a wonderful feeling. I have enjoyed various challenges along the way. There have been ups and downs and it’s been a wonderful journey of which I have no complaints whatsoever.”