Do not compare 100 tons with Murali's 800: Sachin

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Published: Monday, March 26, 2012, 11:14 [IST]
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I don't like comparisons: Tendulkar

Mumbai, Mar 26: Sachin Tendulkar has said his stupendous feat of scoring 100 international hundreds cannot be compared with any other milestone in cricket similar to Muttaiah Muralitharan's 800 Test wickets.

"I don't like comparisons. I think getting to 800 wickets is a great thing, absolutely fabulous," said the senior batsman in a media interaction on Sunday.

"All the other players who have done well and have been successful at international level, they have made huge sacrifices. There has been lot of discipline, commitment and dedication in their life to serve the nation. I respect all of them."

"I also respect the guys who have not been successful because to play for your nation, you still have to go through the rigours and without that it doesn't happen. I don't like to compare and I respect every individual, who has achieved something."

He further stated that he would like to see an Indian break his record when if anyone can think of breaking his record.

"About breaking the record of 100 hundreds, I dont know. All the records are meant to be broken. If somebody breaks it, then he must be an Indian."

Apart from comparing the records, the most important question was regarding his retirement plans, when reporters asked him about it, a furious Sachin said, he would continue the game as long as he desires to said people who are advising him to retire never helped him to play for the country.

"I feel that when I retire is something that I would decide because when I started was not decided by someone else. Those who are advising me about retirement did not bring me in the team," he said at a rare press conference in Mumbai.

A firm Tendulkar made it clear that he would continue to play as long as desires to play, as the passion for the game exists.

"It is the passion for the game and as long as I feel the passion, as long as I feel the desire is there, as long as I feel that I can go out and deliver then I should be playing. But the day I feel I cannot do it, I cannot motivate myself even though I am performing then it is time to re-look at my decisions. There might be phases where I am not performing well but I am motivated enough and passionate enough, then I need not worry," he explained.


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