Superstitious Sachin doesn't like counting his hundreds

Updated: 08 November 2009 15:44 IST

After hitting his 42nd Test ton, Sachin Tendulkar said he does not count his hundreds and prefers to leave it to others to keep track of his tons.

Hamilton:

After hitting his 42nd Test century, a superstitious Sachin Tendulkar said on Friday that he does not count his hundreds and prefers to leave it to others to keep track of his tons.

"I wouldn't want to think about all those things. I'm a bit superstitious. Let others count the hundreds and let me go and bat," Tendulkar said after his attention was drawn to the back-to-back hundreds (including 163 retired hurt in the ODIs) in New Zealand.

Tendulkar scored 160 to take India to a commanding positing in the first Test against New Zealand.

Asked if he was happy with the way he scored today's hundred, Tendulkar said, "I thought once the new ball was taken I started timing the ball much better. After that things were different. I was quite happy with the way I moved and found the centre more often than not."

"Every hundred is not going to be a fluent one and you are not going to hit 100 balls out of 100 from the centre of the bat. That is what Test cricket is all about. There are days that you have to work harder than the other ones," Tendulkar said.

Tendulkar hoped for a favourable outcome and said there would be no let-up in the intensity.

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