Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton joined fellow racer Nico Rosberg in praising Sachin Tendulkar. Hamilton said that the world of sports needs more men like Tendulkar.

Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg is among billions who are sad at the retirement of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar — though the German admits he is no cricket fan.

"I heard he is retiring. It is a great pity, especially for the Indian public. I met him last year when I was here for the race. He came across as a true F1 fan," said Rosberg on Wednesday ahead of the Indian Grand Prix this weekend.

It is not a surprise he is not into cricket.

"The game is not popular in Germany and even in Monaco where I stay now. I have tried following it but I don't really like it. I love football but the thing is I am not really good at it," said Rosberg at a Puma event.

(With inputs from IANS)