'Always rated you as a talented bowler with a lot of skills'- Sachin Tendulkar pens heartfelt note for retired Sreesanth

The former Indian pacer represented India in 27 Tests and 53 ODIs during his international career.

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Sachin Tendulkar and S Sreesanth. (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)
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Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has shared a heartfelt message for former Indian pacer S Sreesanth on his social media pages. The 39-year-old fast bowler recently brought curtains to his career from all forms of the game. Sreesanth, while announcing his major decision on March 9 (Wednesday) through a series of social media posts, stated that he wants to make way for the younger generation.

Meanwhile, Tendulkar in his post emphasized that he always rated the former Indian speedster as a talented bowler and wished him all the very best for his post-retirement life. Notably, the Kerala-born pacer represented India in 27 Tests and 53 ODIs during his international career. The right arm pacer has scalped 87 wickets in the longest format of game, while he also has 75 wickets in the 50-over format. The 39-year-old has also scalped seven wickets in 10 T20Is.

Sachin Tendulkar shared a throwback picture with Sreesanth

The Master Blaster took to Instagram and shared a throwback picture of himself with the fast bowler. Along with the image, he wrote: “Always rated you as a talented bowler with a lot of skills. Congratulations @sreesanthnair36, on representing India over the years. All the very best for your 2nd innings.”

 

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Meanwhile, Sreesanth’s cricket career was noting short of a rollercoaster ride. Making his international debut in October 2005, the Kerala-born star bowled some of the most mesmerizing spells at the top level and was also the part of India’s triumph in the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 World Cup. However, an alleged involvement in spot-fixing during 2013 edition of  Indian Premier League resulted in a ban for the pacer which was subsequently uplifted in 2019.

He then played a handful of games before bringing down curtains to his career. The 39-year-old pacer recently claimed that he asked the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) for a farewell match in the ongoing Ranji Trophy but his request was denied by the body.