Sporting genuises like Sachin Tendulkar are rare: International Cricket Council

In a tribute to the Master Blaster, ICC chief executive Dave Richardson says that Sachin Tendulkar always put his team ahead of himself during his illustrious career.

updated: November 16, 2013 16:39 IST
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Mumbai: The International Cricket Council paid rich tributes to Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket on Saturday after playing his 200th Test match, with its chief executive Dave Richardson saying that "sporting geniuses like Sachin are rare phenomenons".

"He was an exceptional cricketer who earned the utmost respect of his peers, team-mates, opponents and fans all over the world through his talent, performances and fierce competitiveness," said Richardson, who played 10 Tests and 26 ODIs against Tendulkar between 1991 and 1998.

"Sporting geniuses like Sachin are rare phenomenons and we are privileged to have seen him in action. On behalf of the ICC and the entire cricketing family, I thank Sachin for his unprecedented services to our sport and we wish him well in the future," he said.

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