Tendulkar dreams of Lord’s ton

Indian legend, Sachin Tendulkar, has spoken of his desire to score a maiden century at the home of cricket, Lord’s, in the first Test against England later this week.

“It’s an extremely special ground for me. This is a ground where all the batters dream of getting a hundred and I’m no different,” he said in an interview before Thursday’s Test.

“I remember visiting this ground as a 14-year old kid – we’d travelled with the Star Cricket Team. That time we’d sat next to the sight-screen and took a photo. You have big dreams and one of them was to be out there and play at Lord’s.

The 34 year old batsman spoke about the need to make the most of the tour, possibly his last of England.

“In 1990 Gooch, Smith and Azharuddin got brilliant hundreds. I had one good catch and nothing else. Having heard and seen the ground so much on TV, one would like to be out there and score runs. I think it’s extremely special to be out there in the middle and I think one would want to make the most of it.”

Tendulkar also alluded to certain private targets he sets for himself which he would not reveal to anyone, not even his family.

“It motivates me and pushes me to go out and do my best for the team. I’m enjoying playing and that is the reason why I walk on the cricket field. The most important thing is my love of the game,” he explained.

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