British media compares 'superhero' Sachin Tendulkar with Pele, Roger Federer

A write-up in the 'Guardian' newspaper said considering the burden of expectation of one-billion people he had to carry, Tendulkar's achievements dwarfs those of all his contemporaries.

updated: October 11, 2013 16:39 IST
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London: The English media on Friday saluted Sachin Tendulkar, who has announced retirement from Test cricket next month, describing him as a "superhero" and compared him with the likes of football legend Pele and tennis superstar Roger Federer in greatness in his field.

All the leading newspapers here paid glowing tributes to the iconic batsman as someone who strode on a cricket field like a colossus and said the game will miss a player who has "superhuman" achievements.

In his column for the 'The Times', former England captain Mike Atherton described Tendulkar as the "superhero for our times" and wrote about the adulation he received from the fans in cricket-mad India. (Read more here)

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