Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who achieved his 100th international century in India's Asia Cup ODI against Bangladesh in Mirpur on March 16, says "all the records are to be broken."
Speaking to reporters in Mumbai on Sunday, Sachin said, "I don't know. I guess all the records are meant to be broken but I hope it's an Indian. I don't think you can predict that (whether it will be surpassed) but I hope it's an Indian whenever it happens."
Sachin said he never played for records, but for the team. He said a cricketer's rough phase in life is in front of the camera.
"I feel that when I retire is something that I would decide because when I started was not decided by someone else. Those who are advising me about retirement did not bring me in the team," he added.
In an interaction with the media, he said that no one should lose hope in life and his faith kept him on the track to achieve the milestone, "I continued trying my best, giving my best. For the World Cup I waited 22 years and it happened."
"I get my strength from my coaches and family. When I feel I don't have that, on that day, I will think of retirement. I feel those who say you should retire at the top are selfish because when you are at the top, you should serve the country instead of retiring," he said.
"I did not lose faith. I did not lose faith in my ability," he said, adding that it helped him be at his present position and the hard earned 100th ton.
He said he had a dream to be in the best group in the game and he had reached that league.
"I wanted to be right at the top, to be there at that group. I feel I am there now," he said.
Sachin said his father (Ramesh Tendulkar) was his real hero in life and everything in him started from him.