"It (Mohali World Cup semi-final 2011) was definitely the most high-pressured game of my life. It was a different kind of a feeling, hard to explain what it is," said Tendulkar, whose 85-run knock set up India's 29-run win.

Talking about the 2003 World Cup match against Pakistan, Tendulkar said: "I don't think there was a better World Cup match that I have been a part of."
     
With India opening their campaign against Pakistan in Adelaide on Sunday, the euphoria and excitement surrounding the match has reached a crescendo and Tendulkar said it is a different feeling playing the arch-rivals.

"The interest levels of people start a year before the start of the tournament. People tell us that this is a match we need to win, whatever happens later, we do not care... fortunately we do not think that way," Tendulkar said.
     
Sharing his experiences, Tendulkar said that in all the five India-Pakistan World Cup matches, there has been a tremendous kind of energy inside the stadium.
     
"The post-match celebrations, talking to all my family members and friends... the whole of India was celebrating that match," said Tendulkar, who has won three Man of the Match awards against Pakistan.

Talking about his mouth-watering clash with Shoaib Akhtar during the 2003 World Cup match, where he had blasted 18 runs off the pacer's over, Tendulkar said: "We knew that we had won
the first round against Pakistan and we had put them on the backfoot."
     
Asked about that particular shot where he had sent Akhtar soaring over backward point for a six, Tendulkar said that it was an instinctive shot.
     
"That ball was released at 150 kms and a batsman does not have enough time to plan and play a shot like that," said Tendulkar, who had scored 98 to help India chase down the target in 45.4 overs. "Hundreds don't matter. What matters is that India wins."

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