I've always wanted to win IPL: Sachin

Mumbai: Mumbai Indians' iconic player, Sachin Tendulkar does not want to set any targets for himself in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League as the senior Indian batsman is focused on winning the maiden IPL crown for the home team's loyal fans.

"I don't like to set targets for myself, even if I set targets, I like to keep it to myself. I am little superstitious that way," said Sachin.

"The (team) target is to win the tournament, that's what all of us want to do. It would be a fantastic gift for all the Mumbai Indians fans. I have always wanted to win the IPL. We go out there to win and give our best. Leave the rest to the almighty," Sachin said.

Sachin, who would be playing under the captaincy of former Australian captain Ricky Ponting this season, said the team has prepared well for the tournament and will go all out to win the trophy.

"In the earlier seasons also, we always went out to win the tournament but it wasn't so. Once we got really close and on a couple of occasions, we made it to the semis. All I can promise on behalf of Mumbai Indians team, on behalf of the players, our commitment, focus and dedication will be there.

"No one can guarantee results but one thing we can guarantee is our commitment. Our commitment will be there and we expect the same kind of support that we have received in the last five years," he added.

Mumbai Indians will start their IPL 2013 campaign on April 4 in Bangalore against Royal Challengers Bangalore. (PTI)


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