Cricket's grandest event might very well mark the swansong of the game's primary achiever Sachin Tendulkar and so he is looking forward to the event with bated breath. Waxing eloquent on the World Cup 2011, the Little Master predicts that it will be a "fabulous experience" and that the cricket-crazy Indian public will have a real spectacle to watch out for from Feb 19.
"Back home in India, people are waiting to welcome all the cricket playing nations and it is going to be an experience of a lifetime because knowing how people follow cricket in India, it is going to be a fabulous experience," said the little master, who is busy preparing himself for the second Test against South Africa in Durban.
The batting genius said that the event carries a similar magnitude of importance and excitement for the players who will be privileged to respresent their respective sides. Tendulkar, who shall be appearing in his 6th World Cup, says that the event holds a special place in his heart and that he hopes to be on top of his game for the upcoming edition.
"It is something that all the players would cherish for the rest of their lives," said the 37-year-old genius. "It is too early to speak about the performance (of players) as it is all about what kind of form you are in during that tournament and how you peak at the right time, that's important," said the batsman.
Tendulkar has certainly peaked in most of the World Cups he has played, holding the record for the most runs in the tournament - a total of 1,796 runs from 36 games at an average of nearly 50. On two occasions - in 1996 and 2003 World Cups, he made the most runs by an individual batsman in the tournament. Now, no batsman can top that.