New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has termed Sachin Tendulkar's retirement from international cricket as the "biggest" the game has ever seen, while another former Test great VVS Laxman feels that the farewell arrangements will not be a distraction to the Master Blaster.
"Any retirement is greeted with sadness," said Gavaskar to NDTV. After November 18, there will be no Tendulkar in action. So the frenzy is understandable. He is the biggest cricketer after Sir Don Bradman and his retirement is the biggest of them all."
Meanhwile, former teammate VVS Laxman said Tendulkar's match-winning innings against Haryana in the Ranji Trophy opener at Lahli would act as a confidence booster for the legendary batsman as it came under tough conditions.