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Tendulkar's passion is same even after 21 years: Dhoni

December 20, 2010 17:24 IST

For Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, it's the passion that Sachin Tendulkar has for the game even after 21 long years is something "amazing."

"As far as Sachin is concerned, he is a legend. Getting his 50th hundred is a milestone, but the passion he has got for cricket after 21 years of cricket is the same," Dhoni paid rich tributes to the senior-most member of Team India.

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"I made my debut in 2004 and I saw him practice during net sessions. The intensity with which he used to practice then is the same even after five years," he added.

Dhoni agreed that the passion Sachin has for the game is something unmatchable and will be agreed by most of the players.

"Twenty years down the line, I think most cricketers who have played with him feel, will say that he has got the passion to continue and keep going. That's what is great about Sachin Tendulkar," Dhoni said.

Dhoni said that one media conference isn't enough to talk about the greatness of the maestro.

"A lot of other things we often talk about him, I don't want to repeat it because then the press conference won't be over. I think it was a great innings under pressure," he added.

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