Sachin Tendulkar playing 200 Tests a great achievement: Balwinder Singh Sandhu

Sachin Tendulkar has featured in 199 Tests so far and is expected to reach the 200-Tests milestone when India travel to South Africa towards the end of the year © AFP

Mumbai: Aug 31, 2013

Sachin Tendulkar‘s impending milestone of playing 200 Tests has been lauded as a great achievement by former India cricketer Balvinder Singh Sandhu.

Speaking at the launch of the book Teen Thunder Down Under by Gaurav Joshi in Mumbai, Sandhu said, “You play 200 club games, that is a lot. We are talking about 200 Test matches here that too in today’s era. It is a great achievement physically, mentally.”

Even if you leave aside the runs he has scored, the wickets taken or the catches, to play for so long at the highest level, handle pressure and perform itself is a great achievement. Playing 200 Tests is not easy. “