New Delhi: Mumbai Indians gave their icon player Sachin Tendulkar the perfect farewell on Sunday by putting the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 trophy in the batting legends lap, but the Mumbaikar says "something will come along" before the next IPL season that will keep him in the MI dugout.
"As of now, I don't know [about my future association with MI]. We've just won this tournament and I want to enjoy this moment," Tendulkar told the official CLT20 website. "There are still good six months [before next IPL] and I am sure something will come along till then ... I have been part of MI for six years now and it has been an experience I have really enjoyed," he added.
It was twin delight for the Mumbai franchise that completed a double after having won their maiden IPL trophy earlier in May this year. The 33-run win over Rajasthan Royals in the final on Sunday gave MI their second CLT20 trophy. They had also won the tournament in 2011.
"There are still good six months [before next IPL] and I am sure something will come along," Tendulkar said after MI won the CLT20 on Sunday.
Tendulkar, 40, had already announced after the IPL6 win that the 2013 CLT20 is going to be his last tournament for MI. "I think this is the right time to stop playing IPL. I am 40. I have to face the reality. I had decided that this would be my last season. And now the ending is perfect," Tendulkar had said then.
When asked what's the next dream he will be chasing now, Tendulkar said all his dreams have come true. "The dream was to be part of the No. 1 Test team in the world, then win the World Cup, the IPL and the CLT20. All those dreams have been accomplished now," Tendulkar said.