Sachin is ageless: Adam Gilchrist

Mohali: Sachin Tendulkar would be 42 when the next World Cup comes around but former Australian batsman Adam Gilchrist says the Indian batting icon could well be seen in action in the mega-event as he is "ageless".

Gilchrist heaped praise on Tendulkar, who would be celebrating his 38th birthday on April 24.

"Sachin is ageless," Gilchrist said.

"He has obviously shown his desire and hunger to continue and that`s great for him. Sachin is one of the iconic figures in world cricket history," he said.

Speaking in a lighter vein, Gilchrist said that he would not be surprised to see Tendulkar playing in the next World Cup.

"Anything is possible with Sachin," Gilchrist, the veteran of 96 Tests and 287 ODIs, said smilingly.

Former Australian all-rounder Michael Bevan, who is coaching the Kings XI Punjab, said Tendulkar just loves his batting.

"He certainly spends lot of time at the crease. He has been batting extremely well and when you are part of the successful team, it is always more enjoyable," 40-year-old Bevan said.