Tendulkar's record is truly unique and remarkable, says Adam Gilchrist

Kolkata: Adam Gilchrist, the dashing Australian wicketkeeper who would b leading Kings Xi Punjab in IPL Season V, feels that Sachin Tendulkar's record is truly unique and remarkable and that the Master Blaster’s record will be impossible to break. Gilly thinks that the Master Blaster is playing with the same intensity for last 22 years and that shows his cabalities and greatness.

Comparing Ricky Ponting with Sachin, the Kings XI Punjab captain said that there was huge difference between the two and the record speaks for itself. “It almost impossible for anyone to get anywhere near the legend's landmark of 100 international centuries. 29 centuries separate Tendulkar from Ponting. He is way ahead. I really doubt that anybody would ever break this record," Gilchirst said, adding that India was in a transition phase and Indian fans need to be patient.

"Rahul Dravid has just retired. Now only VVS Laxman and Tendulkar are playing. It would be a huge boots to fill when Tendulkar goes away. We faced a similar phase. But the fans need to patient," he said.

Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday joined the Mumbai Indians conditioning camp at the Wankhede Stadium for the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) commencing April 4.

Sachin, who went to London to consult a doctor for his injured toe, will be lead the Mumbai team in the quest for their first IPL title.

The maestro recently scored his long awaited 100th hundred in Dhaka against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup and will look to carry on his good run in the domestic tournament.

Mumbai, who were the finalists last year, will play their first game against defending champions Chennai Super Kings at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium Wednesday.

Mumbai have strengthened an already strong squad by bringing in the likes of Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha, Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson, all-rounder Robin Peterson and destructive South African batsman Richard Levi. (ISN/IANS)