Home > Sachin Tendulkar Retirement > Sachin Retirement News >

Sachin Tendulkar is my favourite cricketer: Footballer Dietmar Hamann

Sachin Tendulkar is my favourite cricketer: Footballer Dietmar Hamann

Apart from Sachin Tendulkar (above), Dietmar Hamann said he enjoyed watching Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis and Shahid Afridi © Getty Images

Karachi: Jul 31, 2013

Former German midfielder Dietmar ‘Didi’ Hamann, who has also played for Bayern Munich and Liverpool said that Sachin Tendulkar is his “favourite cricketer.”

“I don’t know whether I should say this or not as I’m being interviewed for a Pakistani cricket website but here goes my favourite cricketer is Sachin Tendulkar. He’s an all time great, a wonderful cricketer,” Hamann, who represented Germany in the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups and has had nearly 200 appearances for EPL giants Liverpool told Pakpassion.net.

“In addition, I’ve always enjoyed watching Ricky Ponting and I particularly enjoy watching all-rounders in action as they have a lot of skill to perform with both bat and ball and are generally the stand out cricketers, especially Jacques Kallis. Among Pakistan players, I like Shahid Afridi,” Hamann, who also had more than 100 matches for Bayern Munich said.

Hamman’s interest in cricket grew during club career in England and the 2005 Ashes only enhanced it. Such was his interest that he played in an exhibition match in Chesire County League.

“I really find the game fascinating. I think cricket is a fantastic game and you obviously need a lot of skill to play it, but there’s also a lot of strategy behind it and it covers everything that should be covered in a great sport in terms of skill levels and strategy, Hamann told the website during an interaction.

Hamann described himself as an arm-chair expert on cricket.

“I really enjoy listening to the experts on television talking about the game as you learn a lot from their comments and analysis.”

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 23, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Hambantota

India tour of England 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Bristol

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (00:00 IST)   at Basseterre, St Kitts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

India tour of England 2014

Aug 27, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Cardiff

More

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 22, 2014  at St George's, Grenada

West Indies won by 177 runs

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 21, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 20, 2014  at St George's, Grenada

West Indies won by 3 wkts

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 19, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 61 runs

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 17, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 93 runs

Photos

England Women vs India Women 2014, 1st ODI at Scarborough

Videos

Morgan talks upcoming ODI series and World Cup

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Live Cricket Score, 1st ODI at Hambantota: Sri Lanka set 276-run target

India look to regain confidence in warm-up match ahead of ODI series against England

India tour of England 2014: Visitor’s recent record in overseas ODIs a cause for concern

India tour of England 2014: Is county cricket really the answer for Indian batsmen?

India vs England 2014: Ideal opportunity for Sanju Samson and other youngsters to shine

England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Pakistan Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014 Zimbabwe

Angelo Mathews, Mahela Jayawardene helps Sri Lanka to reach a total of 275 runs after early debacle

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st ODI at Hambantota: Angelo Mathews dismissed

Mahela Jayawardene surpasses Inzamam-Ul-Haq to become 5th highest run-scorer in ODIs

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st ODI at Hambantota: Mahela Jayawardene departs

Live Cricket Score: India Women vs England Women 2nd ODI match at Scarborough

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014: Younis Khan’s ODI comeback brings hope to Pakistan

India tour of England 2014: India among teams losing three tests in a series after being 1-0 ahead

Stephen Fleming: New Zealand tour to England in 1999 is one of my best moments

India tour of England 2014: Blaming WAGs for India’s poor run is childish

India look to regain confidence in warm-up match ahead of ODI series against England

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

660 Posts | 6 Fans

Funny Cricket Wonders and Blunders

Yeh Hai Mohabbatein: Ishita surprised Ruhi with her favourite sweets!

Total dengue cases in Odisha rise to 249

Ek Veer Ki Ardaas…Veera: Veera convinced Ranvijay to sing again!

Latest Diabetes Research: Soon, iPhones will measure glucose levels in diabetics

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here