Tue, 03 Aug 2010 12:12:28 GMT

Expectations are god's gift, not burden: Tendulkar

Colombo: All set to become the most-capped Test player, Indian batting stalwart Sachin Tendulkar today said the sky-high expectations of his cricket-mad nation are not a burden as he considers them a "god's gift". "It is not a burden.

Expectations are god's gift, not burden: Tendulkar

It is god's gift .

The passion which I had (to play cricket) I got to work on it for 20 years.

I enjoy every moment. I don''t think it as a burden.

It was my desire in life that has happened," Tendulkar said. Tendulkar will play his 169th Test when he takes the field against Sri Lanka in the third game of a three-match series here tomorrow, surpassing the 168 played by former Australian captain Steve Waugh.

The 37-year-old said touching the milestone is like a dream realised sooner than expected in his two-decade-old cricket career. "It has been a long journey.

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