Sachin Tendulkar congratulated for incredible career by footballer Michael Owen

Sachin Tendulkar got a standing ovation from everyone at Wankhede Stadium as he left a cricketing pitch for the very last time © IANS

New Delhi: Nov 17, 2013

Sachin Tendulkar‘s aura is being felt way beyond the cricket field with former England footballer Michael Owen congratulating the just-retired Indian icon for his “incredible career”.

Tributes have been pouring in for Tendulkar after he bid a tearful farewell to the game on Saturday following his 200th Test.

After tennis ace Roger Federer, Owen, a celebrated former striker, tweeted to pay his tribute to the maestro.

“Congratulations to Sachin Tendulkar @sachin_rt on his retirement after an absolutely incredible career.#littlemaster,” Owen wrote.

Owen is fourth in the list of the all-time top-scorers for the England football team with 40 goals in 89 games.

He was not alone in praising Tendulkar on the site with South African wicketkeeper-batsman AB de Villiers also congratulating the iconic Indian.

“Now that things have settled down a bit, I’d just like to take this opportunity to congratulate @sachin_rt on an amazing career!” he tweeted.

“@sachin_rt has always been a great example for everyone on how to carry yourself on and off the Cricket field.”

Rising Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane said the emotional farewell speech which Tendulkar delivered on Saturday was still playing his mind.

“Sachiiinnn Sachiiinnn still ringing my ears. Started playing cricket looking at you paji. Have a great life ahead. You will always inspire me.”