Tendulkar ‘is the most complete batsman I have seen’, says Michael Clarke

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“Sachin has played some of his greatest cricket in Australia and is the perfect ambassador of our game”

Australia captain Michael Clarke has paid tribute to veteran India batsman Sachin Tendulkar ahead of his last Test series and 200th Test, stating that the ‘Little Master’ “is the most complete batsman I have seen”.

“He is the greatest batsman that I have seen or played against. May be he is only second to Sir Donald Bradman in history,” Clarke said.

Clarke admitted that he had a feeling Tendulkar’s retirement was right around the corner, but added that the sport would just not be the same without him.

“When such a player decides to call it a day an entire legion of fans feels the pain,” Clarke said. “He is the most complete batsman that I have seen and his longevity is what sets him apart in comparison to everyone else.”

The 32-year-old also noted that his battles against Tendulkar would be etched in his memory forever.

“Sachin has played some of his greatest cricket in Australia and is the perfect ambassador of our game,” Clarke said. “He is perhaps the only cricketer of our generation who gets a standing ovation at every Australian cricket ground. He is aggressive and in many ways he played cricket the Australian way.”

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