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'Can imagine cricket without him but can't imagine Sachin without cricket'

November 16, 2013 12:50 IST

Keeping her emotions in check, Anjali Tendulkar has said it would be difficult to imagine her husband Sachin without cricket and that not playing the game anymore would be emotional not just for him but the entire family. 

"I can't imagine Sachin without cricket. I can imagine cricket without him but I can't imagine Sachin without cricket," said Anjali. 

Anjali and Sachin TendulkarSachin brought the curtains down on his 24-year-long illustrious career at the Wankhede Stadium after the second cricket Test against the West Indies.

India thrashed the hapless Windies team by an innings and 126 runs inside three days to take the series 2-0 and give Sachin a perfect farewell gift befitting to his career. 

Anjali brought Tendulkar - the family man - to the fore and said the things at home are going to be a whole lot different. 

"Once he is in things are going to be different. I think all of us will have to get used to him having around at home. But I would really be happy to hand him over some of the responsibilities," she added. 

Anjali informed that Sachin is not someone who shows his emotions. Sachin, however, did become emotional and teardrops rolled down on either side of his eyes when his teammates gave him a guard of honour after their victory. 

"All the years I know him, Sachin is very good at hiding his emotions. He never showed us that he was tensed before a match or upset by things said about him or not being able to perform upto expectation," she said. 

Asked if she would put up the goggles to hide her emotions, Anjali said: "I am someone who doesn't show emotions that much. But in the last month, just thinking about it, bring tears to my eyes.

"Today or tomorrow, when it happens, it is going to really really emotional."

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