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Never tried my hand at poetry, says Tendulkar


Mumbai, Jan 25 (PTI) His father was a poet, so is hiselder brother, but Sachin Tendulkar feels that he is born onlyto wield the willow and not the pen.

"I haven''t done that (writing) till now. I think God hasgiven everyone some talent or the other. You have toappreciate the talent you get. I don''t think I can createsomething of that level. I just have to sit back andappreciate that," Tendulkar said at a press conference here.

"Like my brother said earlier...He had to leave cricketfor me. I have to leave something for him," he said referringto the comment made by his elder brother Nitin Tendulkar, whosaid that since he had to sacrifice his cricket for Sachin, hechose poetry.

The champion batsman held the press conference to informthat a CD of the poems written by his late father, RameshTendulkar, and a book of poems written by his brother Nitin,will be launched later this week.

Asked whether he was thinking of writing anautobiography, Tendulkar said,"Never thought about it. Neverhad time to think about it....maybe someday, if I feel like."

To a query, Tendulkar, who is reportedly a favourite toget the''Bharat Ratna'' this year, said winning India''s highestcivilian honour is a dream of every countryman.

"Every Indian would like to be honoured by the country.

It is the biggest dream when your contribution is appreciated.

But we are here for a specific reason, so I would not like todwell too much on the topic," he added.

Tendulkar, who holds the world record for scoring themaximum number of centuries in Tests and limited overscricket, recalled how he reached the landmark 50th ton atCenturion against South Africa, a day after his father''sbirthday. .

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