Sachin Tendulkar should play his last Test against Pakistan, says Wasim Akram

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“I have created an ideal scenario for his farewell Test: India playing Pakistan at Eden Gardens, Kolkata with a passionate crowd and both nations at a standstill”

Legendary Pakistan left-arm pace bowler Wasim Akram believes India batsman Sachin Tendulkar could have the “best farewell” if he plays his last Test against Pakistan at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Tendulkar is set to play his 200th Test against the West Indies next month, but Akram reiterated his point, saying that Tendulkar should finish off his career by playing the country he made his debut against.

“I have created an ideal scenario for his farewell Test: India playing Pakistan at Eden Gardens, Kolkata with a passionate crowd and both nations at a standstill,” Akram told AFP. “It could be the best farewell Tendulkar can have.”

While India and Pakistan have always had their differences, Akram was quick to state that Tendulkar is idolised all over the war-torn nation.

“He is a role model,” Akram said. “He is one of the best without any doubt and if I had to vote for the best sportsman of the century I would not hesitate for a second to give it to Sachin.

“Having played with him for years and having been in touch even after my retirement I have found him a true role model. I hope relations improve and my wish come true is that India and Pakistan play a Test sooner than later.”

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