Intikhab Alam hails Sachin Tendulkar as a 'great ambassador'

Intikhab Alam still remembers a 16-year-old Sachin Tendulkar batting in Peshawar and says that after the years he has put into the sport, should take a call on Test future himself.

updated: January 03, 2013 17:41 IST
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Kolkata: Former Pakistan cricket captain Intikhab Alam on Thursday described batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar as a 'great ambassador' of cricket and said the player should be left alone to decide on his retirement from Test cricket.

"Sachin Tendulkar has done wonders for India. I still remember a 16-year-old Sachin playing his first match against us in Peshawar. He hit couple of sixes off Abdul Quadir. Even at that time you could say the guy had lot of talent and over the years the way he has carried himself, he has been a great ambassador for India," Alam said here.

Alam, Pakistan's first ODI captain is among the several former players from his country and India who have been invited by the Cricket Association of Bengal for a felicitation programme to commemorate the 25th year of 50 overs cricket at the hallowed stadium.

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