Praveen Amre , mumbai ranji team coach feels Sachin Tendulkar sheer presence in the team itself is like immense inspiration for other teammates to give their best.

Tendulkar decided to play for Mumbai, as no international matches for Team India till March, who on course scored century against Saurashtra,despite fever owing to which he returned to pavilion retired hurt.

To have Sachin Tendulkar in the team was itself a morale booster for the team and his century in the first innings was a bonus. He is a role model for budding players like Ajinkya Rahane and Dhawal Kulkarni. For them it was dream come true to play with him in such a crucial match. They are the future of Indian cricket and this was a learning experience for them," Amre added.

Naturally, it is always easy for any coach to have Sachin in the team. He shared his vast knowledge of the game with the players and so the atmosphere in dressing room was always electrifying,Amre also feels Tendulkar made his job rather easier.

All buddy players went to Tendulkar with their problems and master was always willing to help.None can explain like him. He is the master of the game and has a lot to offer," said Amre.

He said this was a crucial match for Mumbai cricket because the team could not qualify for the final last year and faced a lot of criticism.This is one of the reasons that Sachin decided to play in the semifinal. Mumbai cricket is very close to his heart and he wants to be part of this winning team.