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Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:30:00 GMT | By Star Sports

Tendulkar in no rush to retire from game

Sachin Tendulkar has said that he is in no hurry to retire from the game, even as his the BCCI has arranged a home Test series against the West Indies before the tour to South Africa.

Sachin Tendulkar

“I don't think at this stage I need to do that,” Tendulkar said with respect to retirement.

“Where is the rush? I have this formula, don't jump forward, this is how I have approached my career. I am not looking at the 200th Test. I will think about it when I get there.”

The 40-year-old added that he was currently focussing on the Champions League T20 that starts this month.

“I have always believed in not jumping too much forward. Right now we have the CLT20 for which the preparations are in process, after that we will talk about the next thing,” he said.

Tendulkar credited his longevity to his family and his upbringing.

“Since my school days, whenever I did well in cricket, we had simple celebrations. It has been always like that. My brother had an unwritten law, which was to let others talk about my previous inning while we moved on and planned for the next one. It became a habit. Our lifestyle was simple, the upbringing was simple. My father had set several examples which I followed. We all maintained a balanced lifestyle at home,” he said.

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