Duminy eager to take inputs from Tendulkar during IPL

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/images/thumbnail/ver1/s/sachintendulkar3.jpg' class='caption'> South Africa's JP Duminy is in awe of Sachin Tendulkar and the youngster is looking to utilise his IPL stint to gather cricket knowledge from him.

Updated: April 25, 2009 13:59 IST
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South African batting sensation JP Duminy is in awe of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and the youngster is looking to utilise his Indian Premier League stint to gather cricket knowledge from his illustrious Mumbai Indians teammate.

Although Duminy admitted that he is feeling the heat of playing alongside superstars like Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya in the Mumbai Indians team, he said he is eager to do well in the on-going Twenty20 extravaganza in South Africa.

"I am looking forward to talk to him (Tendulkar) about my game. He is such a legend. I would be lying if I say I am not in awe of him. He is a great guy and very approachable," he said.

"I expect to play well. I am well experienced with the local conditions and will have to play a pivotal role, but I don't want to pressure myself. I look at it as just another game of cricket."

The 25-year-old added that considering his vast experience and knowledge about the game, Tendulkar's role in the Mumbai Indians outfit is that of an anchor.

"The strategy is that Sachin Tendulkar will play the anchor role and the other guys will play around him. He is an experienced campaigner and reads the game very well," said Duminy, who considers national team-mate Herschelle Gibbs as his idol, in the official IPL website.

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