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Pats from across the border for Sachin

Karachi, Nov 9, 2013, PTI:

Former Pakistan players Mohammad Yousuf and Saqlain Mushtaq on paid tributes to Sachin Tendulkar, saying that world cricket will be left with a big void after his retirement.

“There is going to be a big void because I don’t think we will ever see a champion batsman like him again in cricket,” Saqlain said of Tendulkar who will retire from Test cricket after playing in his landmark 200th match later this month.

“There is only one Tendulkar, I don’t see anyone surpassing his feats. I can say for me taking his wicket in the Chennai Test in 1999 remains my most prized wicket even today,” said the 36-year-old Saqlain, who took 208 wickets from 49 Tests and another 288 in 169 ODIs.

Former Pakistan captain Muhammad Yousuf also lauded the contribution of Tendulkar to Indian and world cricket. “I belong to the old school of batting skills and for me watching him (Tendulkar) bat has always been a pleasurable experience even if when we were on opposite sides,” he said. Yousuf said that if India had produced a host of quality batsmen it was only because of the undeniable influence and imprint left by Tendulkar.

“I don’t think anyone has made such a big imprint on Indian cricket and all the praise he is getting now is deserved.” Yousuf said he had always found Tendulkar to be a very nice human being. “He always had time for cricket discussions and batting. I picked up a few things from him,” said 39-year-old Yousuf who had scored 7,530 runs from 90 Tests and 9,720 runs from 288 ODIs.


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