He is the god of world cricket, says Srikkanth

Former India opener and chairman of the selection committee, Kris Srikkanth, described Tendulkar as the ‘god of world cricket’ and termed his achievement as ‘super human effort.’

“He is god of world cricket and it’s a super human effort. He has dedicated 21 years of his life to international cricket and that’s amazing,” Srikkanth said. “When you score in difficult conditions, that has to be taken into account.”

Former India batsman, Gundappa Viswanath, said Tendulkar’s ton on Sunday showed his keenness and calibre and added that he was also impressed by his running between the wickets.

“The innings showed his keenness and calibre, the way he absolved himself towards setting up such a wonderful innings. I am not saying this because this was his 50 Test ton but because he stood his ground in a difficult situation and helped India fight,” Viswanath told PTI.

“I was very impressed by the way he ran between the wickets,” Viswanath added.
“He is also on the threshhold of getting to his 50th ton in one-dayers. All these go on to prove that he is on the highest peak where people cannot reach.”

Former India wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani said Tendulkar has reached the pinnacle of his career. “Milestones will remain in his name by itself. He has reached the pinnacle of his cricketing career and I am sure his hunger for runs is insatiated.  

“He has been achieving milestones one after another and they are beyond any cricketer’s calibre to match Sachin’s feat,” Kirmani said.

“There is no words to praise the icon’s performance at a time when India is preparing for the World Cup and presently at the receiving end of the first Test against South Africa,” he added.

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