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Sachin's ODI retirement, a huge loss: Saqlain

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Published: Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 14:38 [IST]
 
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'Sachin's ODI retirement, a huge loss'

New Delhi, Dec 26: Former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has expressed that World cricket has incurred a huge loss with the legend Sachin Tendulkar retiring from the one-day format.

"The world of one day cricket has suffered a huge loss with Sachin Tendulkar's retirement from one-day internationals. There will never be another cricketer like Tendulkar," Saqlain was quoted as saying by PakPassion.net

A veteran of 49 Tests and 169 ODIs from 1995 to 2004, Saqlain felt Sachin Tendulkar has been a role model to many aspiring cricketers throughout his career, ever since his debut in 1989.

"He's been at the top of the game for 23 years which is simply amazing and the way he has conducted himself throughout his career has been exemplary and a lesson to all young cricketers around the world," Saqlain Mushtaq said.

The former Pakistan spinner also said that he was privileged to have got an opportunity to bowl to Sachin Tendulkar.

"I feel honoured to have played cricket in an era when Tendulkar played. It's been an honour to have bowled to Sachin.

Recollecting those memorable moments playing with Sachin Tendulkar, Saqlain said "I've dismissed him, been hit for four, hit for six by Sachin, beaten him with deliveries. He's out thought me at the crease and sometimes I've got the better of him and it's always been an absolute pleasure."

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