Sachin still enjoying the game, no plans to quit

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Published: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 9:46 [IST]
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Sachin has no plans to quit as of now

Bangalore, Aug 30: A journey at the highest level for close to 23 years is continuing for Sachin Tendulkar and the Master Blaster wants to keep playing the game the same way.

Also read: Dhoni skips Castrol awards despite being in same hotel

Tendulkar, who on Wednesday won Castrol cricket awards here, said he was enjoying his cricket.

"As long as there is a reason to wake up with a reason in the morning, it makes sense in continuing (playing cricket). The day I don't enjoy wielding bat in my hands, I will think otherwise. But that moment hasn't come as yet. When I will get that feeling, I will confirm on that," said Tendulkar after receiving the Castrol Indian batsman of the Year award and Castrol Special award for completing 100 international centuries.

Tendulkar made these comments when asked about how keeps motivating himself after playing for so many years. He was also asked whether his record of 100 tons would be broken.

"Records are meant to be broken. Like my double hundred, which was broken. I hope another Indian breaks this record (100 tons)," said Tendulkar.

Recently, Tendulkar's long time team-mates Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman decided to quit the game after playing for over 15 years.

A couple of years back, Sourav Ganguly too had retired. The golden generation of Indian batting is now left with Tendulkar.

Tendulkar is now gearing up for the second Test against New Zealand which starts here at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium from Friday. He will play in his 190th Test.

The Castrol awards ceremony saw India's top cricketers in attendance. But India captain MS Dhoni skipped the event despite winning the top honour, Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year on Wednesday night.


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