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How international media reacted to Tendulkar's retirement

Last updated on: October 11, 2013 12:26 IST

How international media reacted to Tendulkar's retirement

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Sachin Tendulkar's announcement of retirement after his 200th Test has impacted world cricket. Here is a look at how foreign media has reacted to this news.

The Guardian

Sachin Tendulkar to retire from cricket after 200th Test

'The best known sporting celebrity in south Asia, and one of the most popular in the world, Tendulkar's decision had been widely expected. The diminutive 40-year-old batsman's form has been fading in recent years.

'Tendulkar, who made his Test debut at the age of 16, is the most prolific batsman in international cricket history with 15,837 runs in 198 Tests and 18,426 runs in 463 one-day internationals over a 23-year career.'


Image: Sachin Tendulkar
Photographs: Chris Hyde/Getty Images

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Sachin Tendulkar right to retire after 200 Tests with his legacy intact

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The Telegraph

Sachin Tendulkar right to retire after 200 Tests with his legacy intact

Following the announcement of Tendulkar’s retirement, well-known commentator and former England opener Geoff Boycott wrote in a column:

'I am glad Sachin Tendulkar has announced he will retire after his 200th Test match because for the best part of 24 years he has been loved, adored and admired by millions.

'His legacy to cricket is more important than playing on for another year or two. That would not have enhanced his reputation. It would only swell his bank balance and he does not need any more money because he is already one of the richest cricketers ever.

'What he requires is to retain his reputation as one of the finest and greatest batsmen who has ever lived.'


Image: Sachin Tendulkar of India looks on with a bust of Sir Donald Bradman in the background
Photographs: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

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Sachin Tendulkar departs as a deity of cricket

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sachin Tendulkar departs as a deity of cricket

One of Australia's top cricket writers, Chloe Saltau, wrote in a column:

'Australia's first impression, in 1991, of Sachin Tendulkar was of a beautiful young batsman who made 148 not out at the SCG, in Shane Warne's first Test. Two matches later, on a lightning pitch in Perth, against a snarling Australian pace attack, the boy who looked even younger than his 19 years, who had been brought up on slow, spinning Indian wickets, showed an astonishing mix of serenity and power to make 114.

'That night in the dressing room, Merv Hughes predicted Tendulkar would break Allan Border's Test runs record.

' "This little prick's going to get more runs than you, AB," Hughes said, as he cracked open a beer. He could not have predicted by how much, or how many records he would break, or how great Tendulkar would become.

'A batting genius who has played the game for almost a quarter of a century, he combined brilliance with incredible longevity.'


Image: Sachin Tendulkar
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Tendulkar calls time on career stretching nearly a quarter of a century

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Dawn News

Tendulkar announces retirement from cricket

India's record-breaking batsman Sachin Tendulkar announced Thursday that he would retire after playing his 200th Test match next month, calling time on a career stretching nearly a quarter of a century.

Known as the 'Little Master', Tendulkar has been widely hailed by his contemporaries as second only to the Australian legend Sir Donald Bradman in the pantheon of batting greats.


Image: Sachin Tendulkar
Photographs: Mike Hewitt/Allsport

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End of an era

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Daily Mail:

End of an era

Indian great Tendulkar to retire from cricket after 200th Test. The Indian batting genius, 40, will call it a day following the second match against West Indies, which runs from November 14-18.

Mirror

Cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar to retire after his 200th Test following 'dream' career

One of the greatest batsman ever to play the sport has confirmed it's nearly time to hang up his boots - 24 years after his international debut.

CNN

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar announces retirement

India's most famous sportsman Sachin Tendulkar will retire from cricket after playing his 200th Test match, he announced Thursday.

It will bring down the curtain on a glittering career which has seen him score a record 100 centuries in Tests and one day internationals since making his debut for India in 1989.


Image: A wax figure of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar stands on the Sydney Cricket Ground during a promotional event for Madame Tussauds wax museum in April 2013
Photographs: David Gray/Reuters

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