'I never take anything for granted'
CHANDIGARH: Sachin Tendulkar will play his 170th Test at Mohali on Friday but even after over 20 years in international cricket the senior India batsman says he never takes anything for granted and his success is a reflection of his constant hard work.
"There are ups and downs when you complete a circle of life, its not always about being on the top and in life there are ups and downs but it's important to complete that circle and that's what has happened in my career," Tendulkar said on the sidelines of the unveiling of Nike apparels for Team India.
Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Pragyan Ojha donned the new clothing, which will be their official jersey in the upcoming ODI series against Australia.
Tendulkar, who was put questions by cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle at the function, said there are no short cuts to success.
"I don't want to take anything for granted. I have worked hard over the years to be part of the Indian team. The key thing is to continue to work hard and try and get better each day of the life and make sure that you enjoy every moment and that's what I try to do," the 37-year-old said.
Text & Images: PTI
In Image: Sachin Tendulkar walks the ramp to display the new jersey of Team India, in Chandigarh on Wednesday