But if we are to go by history, playing on his home turf at the Wankhede stadium has not always proved lucky for Tendulkar.
India have won six of 10 ODIs played at the Wankhede featuring Tendulkar, but the four defeats include the only game against Sri Lanka in 1997. Opening the innings, the Little Master was out for only 2.
And the only other time he played a World Cup match here — in 1996 against Australia — he scored a superb 90 but was stumped off a wide delivery from Mark Waugh, which triggered a batting collapse and resulted in a loss for India.
Tendulkar’s score card at Wankhede: 437 runs, including one century. Will he add a second?