Michael Atherton hails 'remarkable' Sachin Tendulkar

Atherton said Sachin Tendulkar's longevity was "remarkable when you think that it gets harder, not easier, the longer you play, especially in the craziest cricketing country on Earth".

updated: November 16, 2013 10:17 IST
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London: Former England captain Michael Atherton said India great Sachin Tendulkar had achieved something "few can comprehend" in playing international cricket for more than two decades.

Widely regarded as one of cricket's greatest batsmen, the 40-year-old Tendulkar is currently playing his 200th and final Test, against the West Indies, in his home town of Mumbai.

He is ending an international career which began in 1989 and during which time he became the all-time leading Test and one-day batsman and the only man to score 100 international centuries.

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