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I don't like to set targets for myself: Tendulkar

Last updated on: March 28, 2013 20:28 IST

'The target is to win the tournament'

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Mumbai Indians' iconic player Sachin Tendulkar does not want to set any targets for himself in the forthcoming sixth edition of the Indian Premier League as the senior Indian batsman is focused on winning the maiden IPL crown for the home team's loyal fans.

"I don't like to set targets for myself, even if I set targets, I like to keep it to myself. I am little superstitious that way," said Tendulkar.

"The target is to win the tournament, that's what all of us wanted to do. It would be a fantastic gift for all the Mumbai Indians fans. I always wanted to win it. We go out there to win and give our best. Leave the rest to the almighty," Tendulkar told a television channel on the sidelines of a function in Mumbai.


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'One thing we can guarantee is our commitment'

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Tendulkar, who would be playing under the captaincy of former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting this season, said the team has prepared well for the tournament and will go all out to win the trophy.

"In the earlier seasons also, we always went out to win the tournament but it wasn't so. Once we got really close and on a couple of occasions, we made it to the semis. All I can promise on behalf of Mumbai Indians team, on behalf of the players, our commitment, focus and dedication will be there.

"No one can guarantee results but one thing we can guarantee is our commitment. Our commitment will be there and we expect the same kind of support that we have received in the last five years. It's terrific to have that kind of support which helps us to give our best as a team," he added.

Mumbai Indians will start their IPL 2013 campaign with an away match on April 4 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.


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