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I won't shout in Rajya Sabha to express my view: Tendulkar

Last updated on: June 22, 2012 21:40 IST

Won't shout in Rajya Sabha to express my view: Sachin



Known as a man of few words, and one who lets his bat do all the talking, Sachin Tendulkar on Friday said he would not indulge in shouting in the Rajya Sabha and put his point across politely.

Tendulkar, who recently took oath as Rajya Sabha member, said he will express his views politely and not indulge in shouting like many parliamentarians these days.

"No, I don't think I need to shout, and I hope, you know, that no one will make me shout. Why should one be shouting? You can politely put your point across and say whatever you have to, and then, whatever happens, happens," Tendulkar told NDTV.

The batting great was recently nominated to the Rajya Sabha for his achievements in cricket.


'Just enjoy yourselves and the rest will follow'

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Tendulkar gave words of encouragement to the Indian contingent for next month's London Olympics, saying they should give their best shot and bring laurels to the country.

"I pray to God that they get all the strength and that they go out there and perform and express themselves, and all I can say is just enjoy yourselves and the rest will follow.

"They've really worked hard for a number of years now and, yes, the expectations are there, but who wants to go there and fail?" he asked.

"They are all going out there to give their best and get medals for India and that would be just unbelievable, more the better. So, all the very best, and whether you bring back medals or not, what matters is your effort and we are very proud of you," said Tendulkar, the world's highest run-getter in both Test and ODIs.

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'Day-night Test is not as easy as it seems'

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The senior India batsman is not in favour of direct introduction of day-night Tests, and said it should be first trialled in first class cricket.

"I think it's not as easy as it seems. As long as you're sure of the ball retaining its colour and it's being picked by the batters, then you can try it out."

But I wouldn't straightaway go to Test cricket. Why not first try it out in first class cricket and get response from the players all across the world, not just a few countries, but all across the world and then take that step forward," he said.

A die-hard Roger Federer fan, Tendulklar said the Swiss tennis master can win another Grand Slam title.

"I think a great player will always be a great player. Class is permanent. Form can be, you know, there can be dips. Yes, I think he can (win another Grand Slam), for sure."

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