Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar will retire from Test cricket after his 200th Test at the Wankhede Stadium © Getty Images

Bhopal: Oct 22, 2013

Former India pace bowler Chetan Sharma has said that no one can fit into the big shoes of champion batsman Sachin Tendulkar in Test cricket.

Tendulkar’s absence would be felt from the Test team as no player has the ability to win a match like him, Sharma told reporters here last evening during a short visit.

Tendulkar had recently announced retirement from international cricket, with his 200th Test against the West Indies in November going to be his last game.

“This is a big achievement for any player,” Sharma said.

Sharma said that pacer Ishant Sharma, who bowled badly in the last one-day match against Australia, was lucky to have been retained in the team.

A hugely costly over by the out-of-form pacer, who gave away 30 runs in the 48th over, had turned the tide in Australia‘s favour after the Indians seemed cruising in the third one-day international match at Mohali on October 19.

Sachin Tendulkar Retirement