I will tell my grandchildren I played with Sachin Tendulkar, says Ross Taylor

Surviving 24 years of grueling international cricket has amazed some of the world's youngest professional cricketers. Tendulkar commands the greatest respects in New Zealand.

updated: April 23, 2013 20:53 IST
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New Zealand star batsman Ross Taylor is all praise for Sachin Tendulkar's passion for the game and his mental toughness.

"It's Sachin's drive for success and his mental toughness that has sustained him. Nothing compares with his passion for the game and his hunger for success. He just loves to play cricket and has always enjoyed doing so. Unless you love the game as passionately as Sachin does, you cannot be around for as long as he has," says the former New Zealand captain and Pune Warriors star batsman.

"I will forever remember Sachin as one of the greatest players of the game. In fact, it is something I look forward to telling my grandchildren in the future -- that I played against one of my childhood heroes. He has been one of the greatest cricketers ever and it has been a privilege playing with him and against him. It can surely rank as one of my cherished cricketing memories," said Taylor.

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