It's time to move on: Tendulkar
Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar today said there has been enough celebration of his 20 years in international cricket and it is time to move on now to concentrate on the Test series against Sri Lanka.cricket Updated: Nov 16, 2009 10:49 IST
Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Monday said there has been enough celebration of his 20 years in international cricket and it is time to move on now to concentrate on the Test series against Sri Lanka.
"Behind me there is the team, coach, players and family and the people pf India. I don't need any external forces to motivate me. I value their support. But it is time to move on and concentrate at the job at hand," Tendulkar said before the start of the first Test against Sri Lanka here.
"I thank the fans and all the people who have supported me throughout my career but I have started my preparation from yesterday. I hate losing and every time I go out to play for India I want to give my 100 per cent and contribute for the team. I need to concentrate before going for every match," he said.
Tendulkar said Sri Lanka is a quality side and the hosts cannot lower their guard in the three-match Test series.
"Sri Lanka are a good side and we can't be found off guard against a quality side. We want to win and each one of us has to give our best," he said.
"The team morale is high and we are ready for the series," he added.