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    Default Tendulkar turns down all speculation of retirement

    Tendulkar has said that he will quit only when he feel "a little less passion" for cricket.


    India s batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar has said he isn t ready to hang up his boots yet, amid growing speculation about his future following his long-awaited 100th international century.

    "I still get goose bumps as I stand with my team-mates when the national anthem is on. I still feel the same passion when I pick up my bat and go out," Tendulkar said in an interview with India s Open magazine.

    Tendulkar, who set a new record in his glittering two-decade career by completing an unprecedented century of centuries during the recent Asia Cup, said he would quit only when he felt "a little less passion" for the game.

    "Critics haven t taught me my cricket and they don t know what my body and mind are up to. I can tell you that the day I feel a little less passion when I walk out to bat for India, I ll give up the game.

    "Critics don t need to tell me to do so. I will come to them and say my time is up . Till then, I d not bother about these opinions."

    India s cricket greats, including former captain Kapil Dev, talked about Tendulkar s retirement last month, at least from one-dayers, to prolong his Test career.

    Dev said that it was time to ponder hard choices for Tendulkar.

    "Maybe his time has come," Kapil said. "Every player has his time. Age is not on his side as it was earlier."

    But Tendulkar, the world s leading scorer in both Test and one-day cricket, told Open magazine: "Retirement isn t something I am thinking about."

    When asked whether he thought of quitting one-day cricket after India s World Cup triumph last year, the master batsman said "such a thought had never occurred" to him.

    "A number of my friends have also asked me why I didn t retire from one-day cricket after winning the World Cup, they may well be right. It would indeed have been a grand exit," said Tendulkar, who turns 39 next month.

    "But my retirement was a non-issue, really. The World Cup was about India and I had no right to make it an event of my own.

    "Had I announced my retirement soon after winning the trophy, the focus would have shifted from the Cup triumph to my retirement."

    Tendulkar conceded that his 100th international hundred, against Bangladesh in Dhaka on March 16, was the most difficult.

    "The hundredth 100 was the most difficult to get. I really don t know why, but it was," said Tendulkar, who now has 51 centuries in Tests and 49 in one-day internationals.

    "Maybe because it had turned into a national obsession. Maybe because I wasn t able to escape talk of the hundredth 100 and it was affecting me at a subconscious level. Maybe God was trying me harder."

    Tendulkar took more than a year to achieve the milestone. His 99th international ton came against South Africa in the World Cup at Nagpur on March 12 last year.

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    Default Re: Tendulkar turns down all speculation of retirement

    yeh marr k hi jayega.
    Balkay mera khayal hai iski aur Misbah ki shart lagi hai k dekho pehle kon jata hai
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    Default Re: Tendulkar turns down all speculation of retirement

    tauba hai zuhair

    khair khelta tu acha hai yar lagta nahi hai k buddha hai par i think isko le leni chahe decent time hai 100 hogai ab let other come and play

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    Default Re: Tendulkar turns down all speculation of retirement

    Imran Khan k ilawa koi nazar se nhi guzra super star jo izzat se gya ho

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    @LoViNg IrFaN;
    Steve Waugh?
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