Tendulkar wishes national side luck for T20 World Cup

Kolkata, Sept 18: Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar today wished the Indian team luck for the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa, and hoped it would do well in the upcoming matches.

"I have been watching, it’s (Twenty20 format) fantastic. The team has done well. It is just the last match that wasn't the result we wanted, but the tournament is still wide open, and I am confident the team will do well," Tendulkar told reporters at a function to promote the Kolkata Open WTA event here.

Commenting on his role as a senior pro in the team, Tendulkar said he was aware of the responsibility to guide youngsters.

"From my side, whenever I feel I should go and tell youngsters, or any other player in the team, I always share that thought with the player. I don't wait for someone else to come and tell me if I think something is missing.

“Similarly, I have told the youngsters, the most youngest member of the squad to just walk up to me and tell if he feels something is missing," he said.

He refused to comment on Rahul Dravid's resignation as the skipper.

Tendulkar, 34, along with former skippers Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid, had opted out of the inaugural World Championship of Twenty20 to 'make way' for youngsters. (With Inputs from ANI)