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Cup dream born of disaster says Tendulkar

Cup dream born of disaster says Tendulkar

NEW DELHI – India’s victorious, record-breaking batsman Sachin Tendulkar said on Tuesday he started dreaming of the World Cup after a humiliating first-round exit in the last edition in the Caribbean.
“That (winning the World Cup) was my dream after we lost in 2007. I took up that challenge,” said Tendulkar.
“When we got to know that the next (World Cup) is in India and the final would be held in Mumbai, that is when I felt that this is the place where we have to lift the

Tendulkar to play on, but will miss Kirsten

NEW DELHI – Indian batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar said Monday he had no plans to retire after his World Cup triumph, but said the team would miss outgoing coach Gary Kirsten. India regained the World Cup after 28 years with a six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the final in Mumbai on Saturday under former South African batsman Kirsten.
“Personally, I would say Gary (Kirsten) should continue but he has family commitments,” Tendulkar told the NDTV. “I respect his decision. We

Afridi, Tendulkar in ICC’s World Cup XI

MUMBAI – Pakistan captain Shahid Khan Afridi and India’s Sachin Tendulkar along with Sri Lanka’s star bowler Muttiah Muralitharan have been named in the International Cricket Council’s team of the World Cup announced on Sunday. The World Cup runners-up Sri Lanka contributed four players while champions India just three to the ICC’s team of the tournament.
India defeated fellow tournament co-hosts Sri Lanka by six wickets at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday, with captain Mahendra

My proudest moment, says Tendulkar

MUMBAI – Sachin Tendulkar said he could not hold back his tears after India thrashed Sri Lanka in the World Cup final on Saturday to win the “ultimate” prize after a gap of 28 years. “I couldn’t have asked for more,” said Tendulkar, as his teammates carried him on their shoulders for a victory lap before adoring fans at the Wankhede Satdium.
“Winning the World Cup is the ultimate thing. It is the proudest moment of my life. It shows it is never too late,” he said referring to

Tendulkar shoulders India’s billion dreams

MUMBAI – Sachin Tendulkar goes into Saturday’s World Cup final against Sri Lanka with a billion Indians hoping he wins the elusive title with his 100th international century. Tendulkar will enter his home turf at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai determined to add the only silverware missing from the collection of the most celebrated cricketer of the modern era.
The Indian star, who turns 38 this month, holds almost all coveted batting records, but not even his individual brilliance

Tendulkar eyes ton at Mumbai

MOHALI – India’s Sachin Tendulkar led a charmed life to hit a crucial 85 in Wednesday’s semi-final win against Pakistan before targetting his first World Cup title in front of his home fans in Mumbai.
Tendulkar was dropped four times in his man of the match innings to anchor India to 260-9 against their arch-rivals before his team’s bowlers applied the pressure and the brakes to secure a 29-run win in the hotly-anticipated clash.
“The final in Mumbai will be a fantastic

Tendulkar first to score 18,000 runs

STATE CORNER – Sachin Tendulkar became the first ever batsman to score 18,000 runs in limited oves international cricket. The legendary batsman reached this milestone during his 53-run knock in the second quarter final of the 10th World Cup against Australia at Sardar Patel Stadium. It was 440th innings of his 451st match. Sachin Tendulkar, who made his one day international debut against Pakistan at Gujranwala on December 18, 1989, took 21 years and 96 days to reach this landmark.

Strauss relishes Tendulkar, Pietersen battle

BANGALORE – Sachin Tendulkar and Kevin Pietersen are poised for a heavyweight World Cup clash of superstars on Sunday when India and England go head-to-head. Tendulkar is the world’s leading scorer in both Test (14,692 runs) and one-day (17,657) cricket, while Pietersen is relishing his new role at the top of the order. “He (Tendulkar) has been one of the mammoths of world cricket over the last two decades,” said England captain Andrew Strauss.
“The fact he’s been able to do it

Tendulkar back to boost India intensity

CHENNAI – India must raise their World Cup intensity, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Tuesday, with star batsman Sachin Tendulkar poised to play a crucial role. India, strong favourites to win the showpiece tournament, stuttered in their warm-up game against defending champions Australia in Bangalore on Sunday before pulling off an unlikely 38-run win.
The Indians take on New Zealand in their second and final practice match on Wednesday in Chennai ahead of their tournament

Ponting relishes World Cup duel with Tendulkar

BANGALORE – Australia captain Ricky Ponting is relishing the opportunity of another batting duel with India’s Sachin Tendulkar in what will probably be their last World Cup. Ponting, 36, the tournament’s second most prolific batsman behind Tendulkar, said he had always enjoyed playing against the world’s leading runs scorer in test and one-day cricket.
“There is no bigger stage than a World Cup for all of us to stand up and perform well,” Ponting told a news conference on

India need to deliver for Tendulkar

NEW DELHI – Sachin Tendulkar has been winning matches for India with his amazing batting exploits for more than two decades, and it’s time his team clinched the World Cup for him. Tendulkar, who turns 38 in April, makes his sixth and probably the last appearance in the showpiece event with one notable omission from his eye-catching CV – a World Cup.
The ‘Little Genius’ may have amassed a record 17,629 runs in 444 one-dayers with 46 centuries – the highest by any batsman – but

Tendulkar wants to achieve more

MUMBAI – Over the last two decades, there is very little missing from Sachin Tendulkar’s list of achievements as a batsman but the absence of a World Cup in his trophy cabinet continues to rankle the Indian run-machine.
The 37-year old, with more than 32,000 runs and 97 centuries in international cricket, came closest to ending that quest when he was the highest scorer in the 2003 World Cup in South Africa, where Australia beat India in the final. The Feb. 19-April 2 World Cup

Tendulkar out of one-dayers

NEW DELHI – India’s Sachin Tendulkar has been ruled out of the ongoing one-day international series against South Africa by a hamstring injury, the cricket board said on Sunday. Tendulkar, 37, did not field during the South African innings in the second one-day international in Johannesburg on Saturday, which India won by a one-run margin.
“Tendulkar will not take further part in the ongoing ODI series against South Africa due to a hamstring injury,” the Board of Control for

Gambhir, Tendulkar steady stumbling India

CAPE TOWN – Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar ground out the first century partnership of the match as India overcame the loss of two early wickets on the second day of the third and final Test against South Africa at Newlands on Sunday.
Gambhir (65 not out) and Tendulkar (49 not out) put on an unbeaten 114 for the third wicket to enable India to reach 142 for two at the close in reply to South Africa’s Jacques Kallis-inspired 362 all out.
The stand enabled India to stay

Sachin Tendulkar eyes top spot in ICC rankings

DUBAI: Prolific Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has closed in on Kumar Sangakkara at the top of the ICC test rankings and can overtake the Sri Lankan captain with a good showing in the remaining two tests against South Africa. Second placed Tendulkar hit his 50th test century in Centurion and while it was not enough to avert India’s embarrassing innings and 25-run defeat against South Africa, the batsman moved to within two rating points of Sangakkara in the latest ICC rankings

Dhoni downplays Tendulkar role against South Africa

JOHANNESBURG: India captain MS Dhoni downplayed the role of batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar Monday ahead of a three-Test series against South Africa.
Much of the media hype before the first Test from Thursday at Centurion Park centres on the showdown between Tendulkar, seeking his 50th Test ton, and South Africa pace ace Dale Steyn.
But Dhoni told a media conference at the match venue that the clashes between the Tests sides ranked first and second in the world with India