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I will need two months of practice for Lord's bicentenary match, says Sachin Tendulkar

6.08K   //    01 May 2014, 11:06 IST
Sachin Tendulkar checks his bat during a practice session

FILE PHOTO: Sachin feels he needs at least two months of practice for the Lord’s bicentenary match

Sachin Tendulkar is not taking the Lord’s bicentenary match between MCC and Rest of the World on July 5 lightly. The maestro has been retired from international cricket for more than 5 months now, and feels that he needs at least 2 months of practice to get back in touch for that game.

Sachin Tendulkar will lead the MCC side against the Rest of the World side captained by Shane Warne in a match which will also feature Rahul Dravid, Kevin Pietersen, Muttaiah Muralitharan and Brett Lee.

With 2 months to go, the Master is already thinking and looking to start his preparations for the game.

“To prepare for that match, I will need at least two months of practice. I need to find out where the centre of my bat is,” Tendulkar said answering to a query from Ravi Shastri during Mumbai Indians match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 30th April in Dubai.

The defending IPL champions Mumbai Indians had lost all the 5 matches they have played so far and Sachin feels that Mumbai Indians need to bat with a lot more determination. “Our batters need to score runs as it will give confidence to the dug-out,” he said.

Sachin said that he has been enjoying the retired life as he is able to spend quality time with his family. “I have played a lot of badminton, table tennis with my friends. Enjoyed quality time with my family,” the maestro said.

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