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Sachin is ambassador for Man U Opus in India

The publishers of Manchester United Opus in India are planning a similar epic about the batting great.

cricket Updated: Sep 02, 2007 19:11 IST

Sachin Tendulkar has been appointed ambassador for the Manchester United Opus in India and the publishers are planning a similar epic about the Indian batting great.

Tendulkar, who was the guest of honour at the Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland, has been named Indian ambassador for the voluminous hardback epic about the club - and he revealed that the publishers, Kraken, are planning a similar book on Tendulkar.

"This started little more than a year ago," Tendulkar was quoted as saying by a Press Association report.

"They're really doing their homework. It's wonderful to be part of this and I'm looking forward to it," said Tendulkar who watched Alex Ferguson's team beat Sunderland at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Tendulkar has gone without a century in the one day series so far but the Indian run-machine said more than personal milestone, his priority was now to help India make a comeback in the series.

"I feel I have been batting well and since we left Indian shores I might almost have had five hundreds by now. Nobody wants to miss hundreds but sometime it happens. It doesn't matter if I score a hundred or get out on 99 as long as the team wins. That's what matters to me the most," he said.

He said the ongoing ODI series has been a see-saw affair even though the hosts managed to have an upper hand.

"If you look at the third and fourth one-dayers, both were evenly poised. At one stage, especially the last one-dayer, we were almost 90 per cent there. Stuart Broad and Ravi Bopara batted quite sensibly and all credit to them."

First Published: Sep 02, 2007 18:10 IST