I want to win it for my dad - Tendulkar's tragic wish.
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Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar , back in England after his father's funeral, said his mother had told him to return to try to salvage India's World Cup hopes.
Tendulkar was in the nets at Bristol just hours after stepping off the plane from Bombay. He is expected to play in India's third group A game against Kenya today after missing the three-run defeat by Zimbabwe on Wednesday.
India have already lost to tournament favourites South Africa South Africa, Afrikaans Suid-Afrika, officially Republic of South Africa, republic (2005 est. pop. 44,344,000), 471,442 sq mi (1,221,037 sq km), S Africa. and need to win their remaining matches against Kenya, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka (srē läng`kə) [Sinhalese,=resplendent land], formerly Ceylon, ancient Taprobane, officially Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, island republic (2005 est. pop. and England to keep alive any chance of qualifying for the Super Six stage.
Tendulkar, his voice cracking with emotion, said after appearing with the Indian team at a practice session: "My mother told me that I should go back and play and my father would have wanted me to play if he was still alive."
Indian team officials said they were surprised Tendulkar had been able to return to England so quickly. "It's amazing a·maze
v. a·mazed, a·maz·ing, a·maz·es
1. To affect with great wonder; astonish. See Synonyms at surprise.
2. Obsolete To bewilder; perplex.
v.intr. . we did not expect him back so early," said coach Anshuman Gaekwad Anshuman Dattajirao Gaekwad . (born September 23, 1952) is an Indian cricketer who represented the Indian cricket team in 40 Test matches and 15 one-day internationals before
Tendulkar added: "All the country wants me to play so I finished all the formalities back home and got the next available plane here.
"It's going to be difficult to play but I just have to keep my mind on my father being there watching me all the time and go out and play."
Tendulkar showed no sign of jet lag jet lag
Period of adjustment of biological rhythm after moving from one time zone to another, experienced as fatigue and lowered efficiency. It reflects a delay in the synchronization of changes in the level of blood cortisol, the major steroid produced by the adrenal cortex in the nets yesterday afternoon, looking at his best as he batted for 30 minutes.
Gaekwad reacted angrily to Indian media calls for captain Mohammad Azharuddin Mohammad Azharuddin to resign, saying they did not help the team's attempts to qualify for the next stage of the World Cup. (born 8 February 1963, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh) is a former captain of the Indian cricket team.
India have been accused of being badly prepared for the tournament.
But Gaekwad hit back by saying: "We have been holding team meetings twice a day and separate meetings for batsmen and bowlers, having nets regularly and watching videos of the nets. What else can we do?"
Pakistan captain Wasim Akram Wasim Akram (Urdu: وسیم اکرم) (born June 3, 1966 in Lahore, Punjab) is a former Pakistani cricketer. He was a left-arm fast bowler and left-handed batsman, who represented the Pakistani cricket team in Tests and One-Day last night warned his side must improve on their display against Scotland if they are to beat Australia at Headingley tomorrow.
Wasim's men made it two wins out of two in World Cup Group B with a 94-run defeat of the Scots on Thursday. But he fears they will not get away with the mistakes they made at Durham when they face Steve Waugh's Aussies, who are still smarting after their five-wicket loss to New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland. .
Former Lancashire star Wasim said: "Obviously we'll be positive against Australia but if we perform in the same way we did against Scotland - and especially the way we fielded - we will not be able to win against Australia.
"I think it will be a good game - it's two of the best teams in the competition competing against each other and I think my boys will rise to the occasion."
Waugh knows his side cannot afford any more slip-ups following the shock loss to the Kiwis.
He admitted: "We just haven't played well enough so far. It's just up to us now to lift. Everyone has to lift about ten per cent.
"I don't want to read too much into the New Zealand defeat. It's not at desperation stage just yet. We've got to back ourselves and we've been planning for this for about 18 months.
"It's a pretty basic equation - we've got to win three games. They're all big games but this one's pretty crucial now.