It is his “favourite ground” outside India and Sachin Tendulkar is determined to continue this love affair with the SCG, where he averages a staggering 221, during the second Test against Australia starting on January 3.

Tendulkar has two centuries and a double century from just four Tests at the SCG, with a highest score of an unbeaten 241.

“The SCG has obviously been my favourite ground away from India,” Tendulkar said.

“It's a terrific ground, a special place. I love the atmosphere. It's wonderful.

“There are these certain grounds where you walk out there feeling you're going to do well and the SCG is one of those grounds where I feel comfortable,” he was quoted by The Daily Telegraph.

SCG has always had a special place in Tendulkar's career but it remains to be seen whether he can achieve the elusive 100th international century at his favourite overseas ground.

And with a combination of Tendulkar's date with history, Australia's win in Melbourne and fine weather forecast for the second Test, the SCG Trust and Cricket New South Wales are also hoping to lift the ticket sales for the next match of the series.

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