Sachin Tendulkar respected all, that's why he is unique: Ajinkya Rahane

Ahead of Sachin Tendulkar's final Ranji game in Haryana, Mumbai teammates Ajinkya Rahane and Abhishek Nayar talk about the lessons they have learnt after watching the Master Blaster from close quarters.

updated: October 22, 2013 20:59 IST
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Since the day Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from Test cricket, tributes have not stopped pouring in for the Master Blaster. The latest to voice their views on Tendulkar are his Ranji Trophy teammates from Mumbai -- Ajinkya Rahane and Abhishek Nayar. Tendulkar will retire from Test cricket after playing his 200th Test at Wankhede Stadium against the West Indies next month.

In an effort to prepare for his landmark 200th Test against the West Indies from November 14-18, Tendulkar will play one final time for Mumbai against Haryana at Lahli from October 27, under the captaincy of Zaheer Khan. Mumbai are the defending Ranji champions.

Rahane, whose lone Test with Tendulkar was the fourth game against Australia earlier this year in March, says he was emotional after hearing the news of Tendulkar's retirement from the game. Rahane, a Rajasthan Royal, has been Sachin's Mumbai Indians opponent for all six seasons in the Indian Premier League so far.

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