"I pray to God that Tendulkar breaks Lara's record of 400 runs in a Test. That's one record not many are holding. If he gets it, it will make all Indians proud," Ram Bhandari, who has repaired and crafted more than 20 bats for Tendulkar, said.

Sachin to shun white jersey after 200th match

Tendulkar has announced retirement from international cricket after playing his 200th Test match against the West Indies in November.

Bhandari admitted given the enormity of the occasion it would a tough ask from Tendulkar to get 400 runs but if anybody is capable of doing it, it is the diminutive Mumbaikar.

"Cricket is a funny game. Anything can happen. Did anybody in the world dream of somebody scoring a double hundred in a one-day game. Sachin did it. When he can do the unthinkable, why can't he do the thinkable?" he queried.

Bhandari, a housekeeper at a commercial complex, customizes bats as a part-time vocation. He came to Bangalore from Bihar in 1979.

Asked about Tendulkar's retirement, Bhandari said, "It is really sad that we will no more see Tendulkar after the West Indies series. I suppose he decided to quit probably giving chance to youngsters. All should respect his decision."


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