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Happy but not satisfied, that’s Sachin Tendulkar

What do you call a person who isn’t at all satisfied even after achieving all that’s there to achieve in his chosen field. Simple, you call him Sachin Tendulkar. HT Correspondents report

cricket Updated: Oct 30, 2010 09:41 IST
HT Correspondents

What do you call a person who isn’t at all satisfied even after achieving all that’s there to achieve in his chosen field. Simple, you call him Sachin Tendulkar.

Even after spending 21 years in pursuit of excellence and still being on top of his game, the maestro is not lowering his guard and is constantly on the look out for the scope to improve further.

“I am happy with whatever I have done, but not satisfied. I want to get better,” he said on Friday.

For the cricketing world, he’s the master, but he still sees himself as the student of the game, ever willing to learn and improve further.

“I always want to remain a student of the game because that’s how you grasp more and improve further.”

On wonders what will satiate his hunger for self-improvement, for no achievements and awards seem big enough to slow him down.

“I never played cricket for records. These records and achievements are like stations on the track that my life is. I cherish these ‘stations’ but I just want to go on playing for the country,” said Tendulkar, stressing that it’s purely the joy of playing the sport of cricket that drives him on.

As is his resolve for self-improvement, his focus too is unwavering.

It’s easy for someone of his stature to overlook the relatively lesser tournaments or series, but he’s fiercely focused at the task at hand.

Even as everyone wanted to have a peek into his preparations and thoughts for the World Cup, he would drag everyone back to the upcoming New Zealand series.

“I am not yet thinking about the tour of South Africa and the World Cup.

“My immediate focus is on the forthcoming series against New Zealand. And only when that’s over, I will start talking about beyond that,” he said.