I do not play for records: Tendulkar

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New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) Stating that records hold no meaning for him, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar today said cricket is his passion and he only plays for the love of the game.

''I do not play for records,'' Tendulkar told News 24.

''Playing cricket is a passion for me and I enjoy my cricket thoroughly. While doing so if a few records are broken then its okay and if not then also its all right. I only try to give my best performance,'' he said.

Refuting allegations of a senior-junior divide in Team India, he emphasised that there is no ''misunderstanding'' between the players.

''There is absolutely no misunderstanding in the Indian team,'' Tendulkar said. ''The people who are making this noise should answer this question.'' When asked to rate Anil Kunble and Mahendra Singh Dhoni as captains, the legendary batsman said he enjoyed playing under both.

''Both of them are good. One is playing since the 90's and is a world class player. He is playing for 18 years and very few players have palyed for India so long. Anil is a world class player and all are having high regards for him,'' he remarked.

''On the other hand there is youngster Dhoni who has played for two and half years and has performed tremendously. He has shown great maturity,'' he added. ''I have played under both of them. The contrast is there and it is a good opportunity to play under both of them and I am enjoying.'' On recent talk about his desire to play in the 2011 World Cup Tendulkar said,''I answered a particular question during an interview where I said that I have been playing till today and as a habbit I dont think much about the future or the past.'' ''I enjoy the present and focus on the game and I do want to play cricket.'' Tendulkar was non-committal when asked about India's chances of winning the World Cup.

''It is the dream of every cricketer,'' he said. ''The team has the talent to win the World Cup but it is too early to think over it.'' UNI AB RKM DB2025

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