West Indies captain Darren Sammy may be a great fan of Sachin Tendulkar, but he won't shy away if he gets an opportunity to break a few Indians hearts by getting the maestro out early on Day Four today.
"I can foresee a full house. If there is a big crowd there might be a few broken hearts as well. It's a massive landmark, Hopefully, we can stick to our line and length," Sammy said after the third day's play yesterday.
The Caribbeans have a game plan to upset the Indian legend's march towards another milestone today after they squandered an opportunity yesterday.
"We have our game plan. We did create an opportunity to get Sachin out, but unfortunately we couldn't take it. We just have to go out there and execute the plans," Sammy said.
Fierce on-field competition notwithstanding, respect for his hero is intact. "I admire Sachin. He's one of the sporting icons. What he has achieved in cricket shows he's a true athlete.
Any batsman would want to emulate him. But when he comes to the wicket what I want to do is to get him out. That's what any team wants to do," Sammy added.
Meanwhile, the skipper didn't forget to salute another legend, Rahul Dravid for completing 13,000 Test runs. "Rahul, like Sachin, is an exceptional player. What he has done for India is a matter of pride.
Getting to 13,000 runs at an average of 50-plus is a good achievement. He's 38 and still scoring runs. That's great for him, congrats," Sammy concluded.