Australian pace bowler, Brett Lee, is the latest cricketer to pay tribute to Indian batting greats, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar.
Lee, hailed the iconic batsmen as “brilliant cricketers and extremely great guys off the field.”
Lee, writing on his blog, also said: “The last week has been huge for Indian cricket with two important events, Rahul Dravid retiring from international cricket and Sachin Tendulkar scoring his 100th international century.”
He noted that Dravid, who recently retired from all forms of international cricket after 16 years of servitude, would be sorely missed throughout the cricketing world by both players and fans.
“It is obviously sad that he is leaving and the fans are going to miss watching him. I’ll certainly miss playing against him” Lee said.
He expressed his sadness that he was never going to be able to play against ‘The Wall’ ever again, saying: “They are both brilliant cricketers and are extremely great guys off the field as well. I have a lot of respect for Dravid, he is an excellent cricketer and I have had a good time playing against him.”
The 35 year old also had high praise for Sachin Tendulkar, who recently became the first man in cricketing history to score 100 international centuries. “It is amazing! Almost unbelievable that he has scored a hundred international centuries! It’s hard to believe some of the things he has achieved. He is in a class of his own, and he deserves every accolade that comes his way. A truly world class player!” Lee added.
Cricketers all over the world have sent their tributes to both batsmen, hailing them for their accomplishments and as two of the greatest talents to ever represent India in the history of the sport.