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Sachin Tendulkar (Right) with Amol Mujumdar in a file photo from the 1990’s

New Delhi, Sep 25 2014

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and India batsman Rohit Sharma took to Twitter to pay rich tributes to their one-time teammate and Mumbai legend Amol Mujumdar, who announced his retirement from competitive cricket.

“Amol’s spirit left a mark and batting made a statement. Best wishes and welcome to the band of retired!” Tendulkar wrote on his Twitter page. The Indian batting legend with 100 International centuries also recognised the passion and indefatigable attitude that  oozed through Mujumdar’s 26-year old career despite not getting an India call-up.

 

 

 

Rohit, whose maiden first-class season for Mumbai was under Mujumdar’s captaincy termed his as an “unsung hero”. “Amol Muzumdar the unsung hero of Mumbai cricket retires leaving behind a tremendous record!Always put his whole heart into his game #Respect,” Rohit tweeted.

 

Rising Indian star Ajinkya Rahane, another product of the talent-rich Bombay cricket stables also lauded Mujumdar’s presence.