Tendulkar Leads Cricket World in Lauding Sanga, Mahela


Indian icon Sachin Tendulkar led the cricketing world in applauding Sri Lankan veterans Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, who bowed out of ODIs yesterday after their team's World Cup quarterfinal loss to South Africa here.

Both Jayawardene and Sangakkara had announced that the World Cup would be their final ODI assignment and much to the dismay of the Lankan fans, it ended on a disappointing note for the much celebrated duo with Sri Lanka losing by nine wickets to the Proteas.

Sangakkara played a whopping 404 ODIs, scoring 14,234 runs at an average of 41.98.

Jayawardene, on the other hand, amassed 12,650 runs from 448 ODIs at an average of 33.37.

Tributes also poured in from other international stars with former South Africa captain Graeme Smith being among those who congratulated the two for their stellar international careers.