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I will continue not to play T20: Sachin

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Feb 12, 2009 at 08:11pm IST

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Mumbai: He may have had a forgettable series in Sri Lanka but Sachin Tendulkar has been around long enough not to let that rattle him.

The master batsman is already preparing for the challenges ahead and is hoping his share of bad umpiring decisions for the next few months is over.

On receiving dubious decisions in Sri Lanka

The ICC doesn't allow us to comment on umpiring decisions. Players find it a bit disappointing sometimes. I don't want to say anything because the entire world has seen it.

On the Umpire Referral System

When I was there in Sri Lanka last time, I did not particularly like the Umpire Referral system. There is still an element of uncertainty in the system. I still prefer the HotSpot system to identify the contact between the ball and bat. The LBW decisions are not convincing enough as the HawkEye gives a 22-yard view which the new referral system does not agree with... as to whether the ball would have hit the stumps or not.

On India's tour of New Zealand

It is going to be a challenge playing New Zealand in New Zealand, especially for the ones who have not played there before. It will be a difficult tour, but an enjoyable tour.

On pulling out of T20s against New Zealand

I would continue not to play Twenty20 (internationals). When I had decided not to play the Twenty20 World Cup after the England tour in 2007, my body was a bit tired and needed rest. It was not appropriate to go (to South Africa) and not give my best. After that the team did well. The team is now settled and I don't want to disturb it.

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