Compliments and surprise as Sachin Tendulkar quits ODIs

Reactions came pouring in after Sachin Tendulkar called time on his limited overs career and also there was surprise regarding the timing of the retirement.

updated: December 23, 2012 16:11 IST
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Mumbai: The cricket fraternity today paid glowing tributes to Sachin Tendulkar on his retirement from one-day internationals, saying that the record-breaking batsman's feats cannot be surpassed. Tributes started pouring in soon after the 39-year-old cricketer announced his decision to quit ODIs on Sunday.

"I felt that he might have played the series against Pakistan. But it is his decision and I think it is the right," said Tendulkar's long-time opening partner in ODIs, Sourav Ganguly.

"There was a doubt on whether he would play ODI cricket or not. But I am not surprised by his decision. He has done what he thought was right. "I don't think there was any pressure of selectors on him. It is his own decision. No one can drop him," Ganguly added. Former captain Kris Srikkanth said he was surprised by Tendulkar's decision.

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