I don't have much cricket left in me: Tendulkar

Last Updated: Fri, Oct 05, 2012 22:43 hrs
I don't have much cricket left in me: Tendulkar

India's batting legend Sachin Tendulkar said that he does not have much cricket left in him and would be reassessing his future soon.

Tendulkar, 39, also said that he doesn´t believe he will be playing the next World Cup.

"I am 39 and I don´t think I have plenty of cricket left in me. But it depends on my frame of mind and my physical ability to deliver. At this stage, I don´t think I will be playing the next World Cup," Tendulkar was quoted as saying by Times Now.

Asked about playing the game only to continue commercial endorsements associated with him Tendulkar said, "My manager tells me that there were a couple of articles about this issue. As a matter of fact, there was an article in The Economic Times. I´d call this irresponsible journalism by a journalist who has vested interests."

Tendulkar was recently criticised heavily after he was consecutively bowled thrice in the Test series against New Zealand at home in August.

Reacting to the criticisms, Tendulkar said, "Sunil Gavaskar has also said positive things about me. When there have been a lot of positive feedback as well, why keep harping only on the negative comments?"

"Ultimately, if I am out, I am out. I can´t get stuck on one article about me and try to create something that the person is hoping to create out of it," Tendulkar said.

"I need to stay focused on the game and constantly keep finding ways to improve myself. There is no stage in which one ceases to learn about cricket. One remains a student of this game for ever."

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