New Delhi, May 20 (CRICKETNMORE): It has been four years since Sachin Tendulkar retired from competitive cricket, but the game is so ingrained in his head that he only talks of his life and work in terms of innings. In his "second innings", the master blaster says, he is focussed on doing whatever gives him satisfaction.
Whether it is about associating himself with events and activities involved in charities or supporting causes close to his heart -- Sachin is looking to "give back".
"The first innings of my life was in the middle of the field, constantly chasing targets set by the opposition. But my second innings is about satisfaction," Sachin told IANS here as he opened up his emotional side.
"As long as there is a purpose behind doing something in life, that gives you satisfaction. And that you only get when the heart tells you that, 'Okay, you've done something well,'" he said.
"That is another journey, another chapter that has started in my life. We all try our level best to do various things (for others) and these are things that give me satisfaction. And I'll continue to do them because this is a longer journey," added the 44-year-old as he delved into post-retirement life.
He feels he's in a good space now. Sitting back and reflecting upon how life has played out for him, and how he has played it his way. Now he is going to share the journey with his fans worldwide with "Sachin: A Billion Dreams" -- a documentary drama with real-time footage from his personal and professional highs and lows.
A billion hopes, perhaps, will be pinned on him -- once again -- when the movie releases on May 26. Sachin says he can feel the same edge-of-the-seat thrill and anticipation as he felt before he walked into a stadium full of people rooting "Sachin, Sachin" in unison.
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