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Sachin Tendulkar wants to light up villages in 'second innings'

New Delhi: Looking for "satisfaction" after retirement, Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar says he plans to light up lives in villages where electricity remains a distant dream even to this day.

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar

The former batsman, who is a Rajya Sabha MP, said he is aiming to ensure that villages get access to electricity. “My second innings is more about satisfaction. Many villages don’t have electricity and life there comes to a standstill after sunset. This is a thing I want to change,” Tendulkar told a sports channel.

“It is going to require a lot of support and I hope I get it from everyone,” said the legend, who recently adopted the Puttamraju Kandrika village in Andhra Pradesh as part of a government initiative.

Tendulkar, who has played six World Cups and was part of the team which lifted the trophy in 2011, also said that he would be enjoying the 2015 World Cup from the sidelines. “I don’t like to coach when I am not playing but I will be watching,” he said.

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