Anderson and Swann pay tribute to Tendulkar

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“I think I have got him out more than anyone else, so for me it is something I will remember for the rest of my life”

England pace bowler James Anderson and off-spinner Graeme Swann have both paid tribute to India veteran batsman Sachin Tendulkar ahead of his 200th and final Test against the West Indies in his hometown of Mumbai.

In the 199 Test matches he has played, Tendulkar has scored 15,847 runs, which includes 51 centuries, at an incredible average of 53.71.

Anderson has dismissed the ‘Little Master’ nine times, which is the most out of all international bowlers, and that is something the 31-year-old will treasure for the rest of his life.

“I think I have got him out more than anyone else, so for me it is something I will remember for the rest of my life because he is such a huge influential player,” Anderson told Sky Sports. “For someone to keep their standards that high for such a long period of time is an incredible achievement and something I don’t think that will be contested in the near future.”

Swann also praised Tendulkar, stating that it was beyond him how the 40-year-old has been playing cricket for 24 years.

“How on earth he has done it for so long…? I have seen the absolute hullabaloo and furore that goes on around his every move in India,” Swann said. “For someone to play for so long to such a high standard is phenomenal.”

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