Sachin Tendulkar's retirement a big loss to world cricket, says Saqlain Mushtaq

Saqlain Mushtaq, who is remembered for his 10-wicket match haul that was instrumental in his team handing a 12-run defeat to India in the 1999 Chennai Test match, said it was an "honour" playing against Sachin Tendulkar and he enjoyed bowling to the legendary batsman.

updated: October 30, 2013 16:13 IST
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New Delhi: Former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq on Wednesday said Sachin Tendulkar's retirement from Tests is a "big loss" to world cricket.

"Sachin's retirement is a big loss to world cricket. He is not only an amazing player but a great human being as well. I have a lot of respect for him," Saqlain told PTI Bhasha.

Tendulkar will bid adieu to the game after playing his 200th Test against the West Indies in Mumbai in November.

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