Stop praising Sachin Tendulkar, Taliban warn Pakistani media

The Pakistan media had extensively covered Tendulkar and his farewell speech was covered live. Pakistan media praised Tendulkar after he retired from the game on November 16. Newspapers paid rich tributes to Sachin saying the game of cricket will surely be poorer without him.

updated: November 28, 2013 14:31 IST
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Miranshah, Pakistan: The Pakistani Taliban have warned their country's media to stop praising Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who retired this month after a glittering 24-year career.

A spokesman for the militants said Pakistanis should get behind their embattled captain Misbah-ul-Haq, even though he was a "substandard and low-level player".

Newspapers and TV stations across South Asia have been plastered with tributes to master batsman Tendulkar, who bowed out on November 16 as the world's leading run-scorer in both Test and one-day cricket. (Also read: God of Cricket gets new temple in Bihar)

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