Oct 10, 2013
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President N Srinivasan praised Sachin Tendulkar, calling him the greatest servant of Indian cricket, after the latter announced that he will quit Test cricket following his 200th match.
According to a BCCI press release, N Srinivasan said, ” I have been an ardent follower and admirer of Sachin Tendulkar from the days he came to play Buchi Babu in Chennai. He is without doubt the greatest cricketer India has produced. In fact one should really say he ranks among the top of all time great sports persons in the world. No one has served Indian cricket as Sachin has.”
” He has truly been an Ambassador for India and Indian Cricket. He has been an inspiration for generations of sportsmen not just cricketers. We respect his decision to retire although many of us can’t imagine an Indian team without Sachin,” Srinivasan added.
Tendulkar, who retired from One-Day Internationals (ODI) in December 2012, is expected to play his 200th Test against the West Indies in the home series in early November.