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I continued to chase my dream, says Sachin Tendulkar
Mumbai, April 03, 2011
First Published: 19:46 IST(3/4/2011)
Last Updated: 20:58 IST(3/4/2011)
Sachin Tendulkar is carried by fellow team members as India win the Cricket World Cup final against Sri Lanka in Mumbai.

As the dust settles on India’s triumph in the World Cup, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has described the victory as the best moment of his long and illustrious career.

“I am speechless, to be honest, to express myself and how I feel. This is by far the best moment. This is the moment I have been waiting for, for such a long time, 21 or 22 years. It is really worth every bit of it. It is really, really special,” Tendulkar said.

“As an Indian we have all won this cup. It’s not just us 15 (in the squad), but the entire nation. The cup belongs to the entire nation so I am sure they are feeling part of it,” he added.

The 37-year-old has spent over two decades playing at the highest level, and he had previously played in five World Cups, all ultimately ending in disappointment.

He further said that he never gave up hope.

“I felt it was extremely important to chase my dreams and my biggest dream was this. So, I continued to chase my dream and here we go. The team has managed to win this cup for the nation,” Tendulkar said.

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