Tendulkar is a perfect team-man, says Gavaskar

Published: Friday, March 16, 2012, 20:09 [IST]
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Sachin is an absolute champion: Ganguly

New Delhi, Mar 16: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar and Sourav Ganguly marvelled at Sachin Tendulkar’s phenomenal career as current and former cricketers all around the world raised a toast to the iconic Indian batsman, who completed a century of international hundreds on Friday.

Tendulkar, who had been without a hundred for a year, scored 114 against Bangladesh in an Asia Cup match in Mirpur to complete a century of hundreds.

"He is always focused, he is a perfect team—man. He has got an inquisitive mind, a mind that is prepared to learn.

That's how you progress. Tendulkar has got the mind that he always looks to score, never satisfied and always hungry for runs. His approach, focus and concentration is incredible," said Gavaskar.

"Enough has been said about it so it's not a day to talk about it. Let's enjoy Sachin's 100th century. It's a phenomenal thing. All of us are proud of him and he is an absolute champion," added Ganguly.

Chairman of selectors Kris Srikkanth said the hundred was a good reply to the critics who had been harping on the one—year wait that Tendulkar endured.

"It is a feat that is incomparable in any form of cricket and unparallelled in the history of this gentleman's game. In my opinion people may criticise that Sachin had taken this long to get his 100th century. It is easy for anyone to indulge in armchair talk but they will realise the difficulties only when they go out and bat for over two decades," he said.

"I do not deny that Sachin had missed number of centuries being in 90s but his effort in achieving the glorious feat itself speaks volume about him.

"To me, it is a moment of great delight and happiness as I was involved with him as a captain when he made his international debut and being the Chairman of Selection Committee fills the cup," he added.


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