New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): Former West Indian cricketer Brian Lara has said that Sachin Tendulkar has had the greatest cricket career of anyone who has ever played the game. Tendulkar is the highest runscorer in international cricket, with 15,847 runs in 199 Tests and 18,426 runs in 463 one-day internationals. 44 year old Lara and Tendulkar have similar records, with Test figures showing that Lara averaged just under 53 in his 131 Tests, with Tendulkar a fraction over, the report said. Tendulkar, though, will end his career having played 69 more matches than Lara, as he becomes the first man to play 200 Tests, the report added. Lara further said that the impact the player has had on the game, his country and the rest of the world is incredible, calling him the Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan of cricket.
Nov 13, 2013
Kolkata /Mumbai /Chandigarh/New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): Ahead of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's final sporting appearance, former greats of the game bid farewell to the 'little master' and wished him well for his life ahead. Tendulkar, the highest run-scorer in international cricket, will retire after playing his 200th Test match against West Indies at his home ground, the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on November 14. Former cricketer and captain of the 1983 World Cup winning team, Kapil Dev, told mediapersons in New Delhi that Tendulkar should now concentrate on his life beyond the field and spend time with his family. Former skipper and Tendulkar's opening partner in One-Day Internationals, Sourav Ganguly said that the final match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai would definitely be an emotional event. Tendulkar also received a royal send-off with Prince of Wales, Charles, who is on a visit to India with his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, wishing him a 'happy retirement'.
Nov 13, 2013
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