Tendulkar 'not interested' in retirement
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Tendulkar 'not interested' in retirement

Asked specifically if he was contemplating retirement, Sachin replied, "I am not interested in this question."

india Updated: Mar 24, 2006 20:32 IST

Booed by his home fans, plagued by a prolonged form slump and battling a fresh injury -- Sachin Tendulkar's cup of woes may be brimming over but the little champion is ready to fight the odds.

The recent reversals notwithstanding, Tendulkar is clear in his mind that his reflexes have not slowed down and believes there is "nothing to be concerned about" as of now.

Tendulkar also scotched any speculation about retirement, saying he had been "batting well" and just needed some luck to turn things around.

Asked specifically if he was contemplating retirement, he replied, "I am not interested in this question".

On his failures in three consecutive Test series, the record-breaking batsman said, "I feel I have been batting well. I have made one odd mistake and paid the price. Batsmen sometimes get away with bad shots and are fortunate to see some catches get dropped."

"I just feel that luck needs to be a bit more on my side. I am not overly worried because everyone goes through such a phase. I think it is a part and parcel of life. As long as I know from the bottom of my heart that I am trying my best, it is okay," Tendulkar said in an interview in the latest issue of Outlook magazine.

Tendulkar said he had been speaking to former players who had gone through such phases to learn how they dealt with the situation.

First Published: Mar 24, 2006 19:13 IST