Awaiting New Challenges: Sachin Tendulkar




Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

The Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar feels that playing in the Airtel Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) is a different and a new kind of challenge for him and his team. Mumbai Indians will take on Bizhub Highveld Lions at the Wanderers, on Friday.

There is an aura around the Mumbai Indians, largely because of The God of Cricket’s presence.“Having played cricket for more than 20 years, this is the first time I am doing something like this, Sachin said.

“You have champion sides from most of the cricket playing nations – it’s as tough as it can get. It will be highly competitive and nail-biting – you have some world-class players participating in this League and I think the crowds will thoroughly enjoy it.

“T20 has always been an exciting format – this takes it to a new level altogether,” Sachin was quoted as saying in a press release. He said the team had no issue of settling down as a unit again. “We have had a superb IPL 3 & the players know each other very well. So there is no question of trying to understand each other again. We already know what the thinking of the team is.”

Sachin said he did not think the Australian and South African clubs would have any particular advantage as a result of the conditions in South Africa.“It all depends on how you perform and execute your team’s plan on any given day,” he said.

“Most of the players taking part in the tournament have been travelling across the world, and have acclimatized to different conditions. All the teams have some world-class players, so it’s always a challenge to play against them.

“But for me, it’s all about playing to the best of my potential. It doesn’t matter who the opposition is, how strong, weak or famous they are. That is the way I have always approached the game, and I will continue to do that now.”

Sachin said the Lions would have a slight advantage in the opening match because of their knowledge of conditions at the Wanderers.

“After having played for such a long time, I’m playing in South Africa in September for the first time in my career, so conditions are slightly different. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t have good cricket,” he said.

“We’re here to compete hard and to compete fairly. The Lions have the advantage of knowing the conditions and the ground better than us, but that doesn’t mean we can’t beat them, and as we all know, nothing can be said until the last ball is bowled.”

By: Devesh D. Bhuwad

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