Tendulkar who is playing a Ranji trophy match after a gap of three years shared his excitement, and said that it was always special to play at his home ground.
"I am very excited and thrilled to play the Ranji Trophy. It is always special to be back at the Wankhede Stadium with my Mumbai teammates. I am eagerly waiting for the first match. I am also very much looking forward to the England Test series," Tendulkar told Mid-Day.
Sachin, who is also preparing well for the Test series against England, starting Nov 15, had a rigorous three-hour practice session on Thursday ahead of Mumbai's Ranji Trophy tie against Railways.
Tendulkar who is short of 4 centuries to break Sunil Gavaskar's record, would look forward to achieve that feat and 1383 runs to surpass little master's record (81 centuries and 25,843 runs in first-class cricket)
The legendary cricketer who has not appeared in a Ranji trophy tie since 2009 Ranji trophy final against Uttar Pradesh, would like to achieve both this time around.