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Home > Cricket > Pakistan's tour of India 2007 > Report


Tendulkar will break all records, says Kumble

Harish Kotian in Delhi | November 26, 2007 13:31 IST

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India Test captain Anil Kumble on Monday saluted team mate Sachin Tendulkar [Images] on becoming the second highest Test run-scorer.

Tendulkar finished unbeaten on 56 as India scored a six-wicket victory over Pakistan in the first Test at the Ferozshah Kotla in Delhi.

During this knock, the Indian batting ace also surpassed former Australia skipper Allan Border's aggregate of 11,174 runs when he scored 24 in the second innings on the fourth evening. He is now behind former West Indies [Images] captain Brian Lara [Images], whose tally stands at 11,953 runs from 131 matches.

"The hunger is there as always. We started out our careers together and I have seen him grow both as a cricketer and individual. It is amazing to see the pressure he handles. Every time he goes out to bat he has to handle pressure and he has done it for the last 18 years," Kumble said.

He said Tendulkar adjusted to the situation of the game and played a perfect knock to finish off the match.

"The way he batted yesterday and today shows that he adjusted the game to the demands of the situation and finished off the game in style."

The veteran leggie believes that Tendulkar will break all batting records in Test cricket.

"He's definitely going to be the No 1 Test batsman in terms of runs, centuries, everything. I wish him really well and am really happy for him," he added.



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