Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar stated the reason for him opting out of June-July's three-Test series in the West Indies.
"I just want to spend some time with my family. I have not had time with my children. If I don't spend time with them now (during their school holidays), I would have to wait for one more year to do so. The kids (daughter Sara and son Arjun) are very thrilled because we hadn't discussed this with them, so they didn't know anything. It was a surprise for them," he said on Monday. (Also Read: Durani tells Sachin to go for 400 )
"I could make out that they wanted me to be with them because of their school holidays coinciding."