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Roger Federer, Michael Owen congratulate Sachin Tendulkar for 'incredible career'

November 17, 2013 17:11 IST

Roger Federer, Michael Owen congratulate Sachin Tendulkar for 'incredible career'

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Sachin Tendulkar's aura is being felt way beyond the cricket field with former England footballer Michael Owen congratulating the just-retired Indian icon for his "incredible career".

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Tributes have been pouring in for Tendulkar after he bid a tearful farewell to the game on Saturday following his 200th Test.

"Congratulations to Sachin Tendulkar on his retirement after an absolutely incredible career," Owen wrote.

Owen is fourth in the list of all-time top scorers for the England team with 40 strikes in 89 games.


Image: Cricket player Sachin Tendulkar (right) speaks with tennis player Roger Federer
Photographs: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

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After tennis ace Roger Federer, Owen, a celebrated former striker, tweeted to pay his tribute to the maestro.

He was not alone in praising Tendulkar on the site with South African wicketkeeper A B de Villiers also congratulating the iconic Indian.

"Now that things have settled down a bit, I'd just like to take this opportunity to congratulate Sachin Tendulkar on an amazing career!" he tweeted.

"Sachin Tendulkar has always been a great example for everyone on how to carry yourself on and off the Cricket field."

Rising Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane said the emotional farewell speech which Tendulkar delivered was still playing his mind.

"Sachiiinnn Sachiiinnn is still ringing in my ears. Started playing cricket looking at you paji. Have a great life ahead. You will always inspire me."


Image: Sachin Tendulkar
Photographs: BCCI

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