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"He was the complete player": Assessing Sachin Published: 15 November 2013

Tendulkar prepares for his final innings at Lord's
Tendulkar prepares for his final innings at Lord's

England legends Nasser Hussain, Andrew Strauss, Angus Fraser, Bob Willis and Mike Atherton, as well as Brian Lara, share their thoughts on Sachin Tendulkar prepares to retire from the game.

With Tendulkar playing his 200th and final Test, against the West Indies on his home ground in Mumbai, some of those who've witnessed his career as players, opponents, in the media and as fans, spoke to Lord's TV about the effect the Little Master has had on the game - on and off the field.

Assessing Sachin

"He was the complete player, there wasn't really a weakness you could exploit." Andrew Strauss, former England captain.

"What he's achieved off the field is almost as remarkable as what he's done on it." Angus Fraser, former England fast bowler.

"The captain used to change the field and Tendulkar or Lara would hit the ball exactly where he'd just moved him from!" Bob Willis, former England captain.

"To be mentioned in the same breath as Sachin is something I'm very, very proud of." Brian Lara, former West Indies captain.

"His story is a bit bigger than Sachin Tendulkar the batsman... his rise is absolutely linked in with the rise of India." Mike Atherton, former England captain.


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