Sachin Tendulkar's retirement marks an end of a golden era, says Sharad Pawar

Tendulkar announced his decision to retire from the longest version of the game after playing in his landmark 200th match against the West Indies in November.

updated: October 10, 2013 18:34 IST
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New Delhi: Former BCCI President Sharad Pawar on Thursday said that Sachin Tendulkar's decision to quit Test cricket marks the end of a golden era.

"Sachin Tendulkar's decision to retire from Test cricket marks the end of a golden era for not only Indian cricket but of cricket world over. He strode the arena of cricket like a colossus and in his long innings, established many a milestones for himself and the game," Pawar, who was also the former ICC president, said.

"His achievements are an inspiration to all cricketers who are in the game and he will continue to be an inspiration for generations to come. As a sportsman, the qualities and the character which he displayed both on and off the field are exemplary.

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