Sachin Tendulkar praised by James Anderson and Graeme Swann
England duo James Anderson and Graeme Swann have paid tribute to Sachin Tendulkar ahead of his final appearance.
Last Updated: 13/11/13 11:24am
Tendulkar will bring down the curtain on a magnificent career after India's second Test against the West Indies in his home town of Mombai.
The Little Master has appeared in 199 Tests, scoring a staggering 15,847 runs at an average of 53.71.
However Anderson is one player the 40-year-old has struggled against in the longer form of the game, with the England pace ace claiming his wicket a record nine times.
And Anderson admitted it was a massive honour to have claimed the one of cricket's most prized scalps so many times.
"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 echoed the sentiments of his England team-mate, saying: "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. For someone to play for so long to such a high standard is phenomenal."
You can watch Tendulkar's 200th and final Test for India against West Indies live on Sky Sports 1 HD from Thursday.