I will miss Sachin Tendulkar at mid-on and mid-off, says Irfan Pathan

The left-arm seamer hopes that the crowd will give Sachin Tendulkar a grand farewell in his last game.

updated: October 14, 2013 20:48 IST
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Mumbai: India seamer Irfan Pathan on Monday said he will miss Sachin Tendulkar's valuable tips at mid-on or mid-off while taking his run up after the veteran bids goodbye following his last Test against the West Indies next month.

"At the start of my career, he has helped me a lot. Whenever I used to bowl, he used to tell me what length to bowl for a reverse swing," said Pathan.

"I have learnt a lot from him. Not just bowling, I have learnt a lot about batting too. I have seen him closely for nine years in the dressing room and (observed) how he carries himself and how he behaves off the field. He is an ideal role model for all the cricketers.

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