I am a fan of Sachin Tendulkar, says former Bayern, Liverpool star Dietmar Hamman

Hamman's interest in cricket grew during club career in England and the 2005 Ashes only enhanced it. Such was his interest that he played in an exhibition match in Chesire County League. Despite Sachin Tendulkar being his favourite, Hamaan described himself as an arm-chair expert on cricket.

updated: August 01, 2013 14:31 IST
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Karachi: Former German midfielder Dietmar 'Didi' Hamman, who has also played for Bayern Munich and Liverpool said that Sachin Tendulkar is his "favourite cricketer."

"I don't know whether I should say this or not as I'm being interviewed for a Pakistani cricket website but here goes - my favourite cricketer is Sachin Tendulkar. He's an all time great, a wonderful cricketer," Hamman, who represented Germany in the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups and has had nearly 200 appearances for EPL giants Liverpool told

"In addition, I've always enjoyed watching Ricky Ponting and I particularly enjoy watching all-rounders in action as they have a lot of skill to perform with both bat and ball and are generally the stand out cricketers, especially Jacques Kallis. Among Pakistan players, I like Shahid Afridi," Hamman, who also had more than 100 matches for Bayern Munich said.

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