New York: Maintaining his high standards and living up to his own expectations still gives Sachin Tendulkar sleepless nights, and it is this restlessness that has brought the best out of him, revealed the Indian maestro in an interview published in the Time magazine. Tendulkar is on the cover for the editions in the Indian subcontinent, Singapore and Australia and New Zealand. (Read: My son Arjun is in love with cricket, says Tendulkar)
"I don't think I woke up one morning and felt that there was this responsibility on me and that I needed to live up to that expectation. Something which still gives me sleepless nights is, 'How will I go out and keep that standard, and live up to my own expectations'," Tendulkar said. "How am I going to go out and perform? That restlessness brings the best out of me, it's a healthy sign."
Tendulkar said he refrains from planning too far ahead on his future. "My planning is only done match by match. I don't plan too far ahead, I've never done that. At most, I plan for the next tournament or series. I believe in approaching my targets step by step, and don't look at the larger picture."