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A "stressful" day at Mohali for Anjali

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2008 18:14 hrs
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New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar's wife Anjali on Friday said he will quit the moment he is not enjoying the game.

"I can be hundred per cent sure that Sachin will not play for a minute longer when he is not enjoying himself. He is still so eager to go out there and play. He will play as long as he feels he can play," Anjali told reporters in Mumbai.

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She also rubbished the speculation that the 'Fab Five' are under pressure from the BCCI for their retirement.

"So far there has been nothing from the Board's side... nobody is telling anyone that you have to retire. I think people respect these guys enough."

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Recalling the feeling of the historic moment on Friday, Anjali insisted that she was never excited although was a bit tensed.

"It was as usual stressful. I was watching all alone, the kids were in school," she said adding their son Arjun was more worried about his written test in Taekwando.

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"I was sitting in one place and had full concentration on the match.

"Only after he achieves whatever he achieves, it all sinks in and then I felt great," an elated Anjali said.

However, she insisted that Sachin is a cricketer, who never play for records, but only to enjoy the game.

"He always wants to go out there and do well, whatever the match is. As you get closer to the record, it’s everyone else who keeps on reminding you.

"He never plays for records, he never does it," Anjali said.

"I spoke to him. He is very happy, but still it's a very long way to the end of the match. He was a little unhappy to miss the century."

Asked what the family's reaction on his achievement on Friday, Anjali said, "We as a family are very happy. But our family is not the one who will do something big, jump and celebrate. His mother is a very religious person and first thing she prepared some sweets, placed it before god and prayed."


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