My proudest moment, says world beater Tendulkar
MUMBAI, April 2 (AFP) - Sachin Tendulkar said he could not hold back
his tears after India thrashed Sri Lanka in the World Cup final on
Saturday to win the "ultimate" prize after a gap of 28 years.
"I couldn't have asked for more," said Tendulkar, as his teammates
carried him on their shoulders for a victory lap before adoring fans at
the Wankhede Satdium. "Winning the World Cup is the ultimate thing. It
is the proudest moment of my life. It shows it is never too late," he
said referring to India's wait for 28 years for the coveted crown.
"I thank my teammates who were fabulous. I could not really hold back
my tears. These are happy tears so I don't mind crying." Tendulkar made
just 18 with the bat as he missed out on scoring his 100th international
century. Young star Virat Kohli said the victory was a fitting tribute
to Tendulkar. "This goes out to all the people of India. Tendulkar has
carried the burden of the nation for 21 years. It was time we carried