Nobody can be perfect despite best preparation: Sachin Tendulkar

Stating that nobody can be perfect despite best preparation, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar asked the young cricketers not be scared of making mistakes, says a report in The Indian Express. The Master Blaster also believes that "surrendering" to the subconscious mind while batting can be a good idea.

"It is good to surrender yourself to the subconscious mind (while batting). The conscious mind can sometimes create problems," he said in an interaction with budding cricketers of a local club here on Thursday, adding that nobody can be perfect despite best preparation.

"A player has to make mental adjustment and self-belief is important. If you believe in your ability, you can take on any opposition," he said.

The DNA writes that for a man whose career has been marked by historic and unattainable milestones, Tendulkar emphasised (as he always does) that individual goals are secondary in a team sport.

And failures, he stressed, shouldn’t be a bottleneck in a sportsman’s journey. “I’m sure there’s nobody in this hall who has been perfect. We are humans, we do make mistakes. Rather than cribbing, make it a point to correct them,” he said.

Meanwhile Kolkata Knight Riders team management has prohibited its players from interacting with the media. “We have some rules and regulations that we are following,” Kolkata’s Bangladeshi recruit Shakib Al Hasan said.

As a matter of fact, the team had hired a PR firm to arrange players' interaction, but the agency now says they are helpless as Team Kolkata has stopped responding for quite some time, says The Times Of India report.

“We had sent a list of media requests for players' interviews, but the management says no player is available now or not getting time. I can't help. I’m just waiting for the tournament to get over. I feel we have no role now,” said an official of the PR firm.