Brian Lara says the Mumbai Test starting on Thursday will find out how Sachin Tendulkar motivates himself ahead of a big event. Saying India will never ever produce another Tendulkar, Lara said the Test at Wankhede will see how the retiring 40-year-old motivates himself ahead of his 200th and final Test in front of his home crowd. India lead the two-match Test series 1-0 after thrashing West Indies by an innings and 51 runs at Kolkata's Eden Gardens last week.
"If I was in his shoes I would be thinking that I don't need to prove anything...it will be wonderful if I can get a big score in my last game and I will prepare for that ...put myself in the best place to get that. Not put myself in undue pressure because there is nothing more to prove," said Lara to NDTV. (Watch full interview here)
With more than 35,000 partisan fans expected to chant "Sachiiin, Sachiiiin," Lara feels the Mumbai Test will see how Tendulkar motivates himself. "Most important thing is that he must find out what motivates him. If it is to put him under pressure, let him do it...if he want to relax, let that be. I am here to see (Sachin score) runs and to see West Indies win," said Lara.