Sachin Tendulkar at Lord's!
Returning to cricket's Mecca for MCC's bicentenary celebration tie today, Tendulkar says he’s searching for the sweet spot on his bat
London: Exactly six months and 18 days after he called time on his illustrious career, Sachin Tendulkar will once again step out in white flannels on the hallowed Lord's turf leading the MCC XI against Shane Warne-led World XI in a bi-centenary celebrations match here today.
Captains meet: Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne will lead MCC XI and World XI respectively. Pic/PTI
'Enjoying retired life'
The world's highest run-getter in both Tests and ODIs said he has been enjoying retired life and is still to find the "centre of the bat" during the knocking sessions for the past 10 days. "I have enjoyed my time with the family.
I started practicing 10 days ago and it is nice to be back in the gear and hitting a few balls. I'm still trying to find the centre of the bat," a smiling Tendulkar told the mediapersons during a
pre-match conference at Lord's.
Asked if he has missed being in action, Tendulkar replied, "I have been watching but I haven't been feeling like getting in the nets." The exhibition one-dayer celebrates the 200th anniversary of the 'Home of Cricket'.
Tendulkar, who first came to Lord's as a teenager, fondly recollected, "It is always a special feeling, whenever I come here. The crowd and the atmosphere is fantastic, no matter how many times you come here."