Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin TendulkarReuters

Mahendra Singh Dhoni pointed out there are "no guarantees" of Sachin Tendulkar scoring a century, like all his fans are hoping for, in his final international match that starts in Mumbai on Thursday.

When India take on the West Indies in the second and final Test of the two-match series at the Wankhede, the spotlight will be on Tendulkar, as the Little Master will hang up his boots at the end of the Mumbai game.

Dhoni said he would also like to see Tendulkar make a big score but stressed that the 40-year-old should focus on enjoying his last Test match to the fullest. 

"I would like him (Tendulkar) to enjoy his last Test match. As much as you want him to score a hundred, double hundred or triple hundred, you can't guarantee performance," Dhoni said.

"Since this is his last Test match, I would like him to enjoy it to the fullest and may be get a few wickets for us. It will be fun as one expects some turn and bounce from the wicket," the Indian captain added.

Dhoni also stated that the most interesting aspect of Tendulkar's 24-year-long career is how he handled off-field pressure and success.

"With due respect to the greats of the earlier generations, they didn't have to face the kind of pressure that Tendulkar did. It was not only about his success but how he handled it in all these years. I have seen a lot of foreign players who can handle on-field success but when it came to handling the off-field pressure, they buckle down. That's what makes Tendulkar special," Dhoni pointed out

"If you ask me about his body language, I have not seen any change. As far as doing anything special is concerned, we would like to keep things simple. As it is, everyone is trying to do something special. We do have a few things on our mind. But you guys need to wait and concentrate on the match," he added.

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