Sachin Tendulkar: Want to enjoy every moment of time left in cricket

Sachin Tendulkar retired from T20 cricket on Sunday after Mumbai Indians won the CLT20 2013 © IANS

Oct 7, 2013

Sachin Tendulkar, who finished his T20 career with a victory with the Mumbai Indians in the Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2013, said on Sunday admitted that he doesn’t have much time left in his international career and wants to enjoy every moment of it.

‘As long as I enjoy going out there to bat in a match, it makes sense to practice hard for it. There are days when I feel I’m not up for it and on those days I stay away from the nets; I don’t force myself. I have played for a number of years and I am 40 now. I know I don’t have much time is left on my hand and so I want to enjoy every moment of whatever time I have left in cricket,” he was quoted as saying by clt20.com.

Talking on former Australia player Justin Langer’s comment that he saw an aura, a bubble surrounding him while he was batting, Tendulkar said, “I don’t know. It must have been one of those days when I’d have been in that zone. At that time you don’t realize who is standing next to you and you don’t notice the guy fielding at short-leg, the wicketkeeper or the slip fielders.”

“You’re in that mind frame where all you want to do is watch the ball as closely as possible and respond,” he added.