“Always considered you a talented bowler with lots of skill” – Sachin Tendulkar writes a heartfelt note for retired Sreesanth

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

Sachin Tendulkar and S Sreesanth. (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar shared a heartfelt message for former Indian pacemaker S Sreesanth on his social media pages. The 39-year-old fast bowler recently ended his career in all forms of the game. Sreesanth, while announcing his major move on March 9 (Wednesday) through a series of social media posts, said said he wanted to make way for the younger generation.

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

Sachin Tendulkar shared a throwback photo with Sreesanth

The Master Blaster took to Instagram and shared a photo of himself with the fast bowler. Along with the image, he wrote: “You always considered a talented bowler with a lot of skill. Congratulations @sreesanthnair36, for representing India over the years. All the best for your 2nd run.

Meanwhile, Sreesanth’s cricket career was not far from a roller coaster ride. Making his international debut in October 2005, the Kerala-born star has cast some of the most spellbinding spells at the highest level and also featured in India’s triumph at the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 World Cup. However, an alleged involvement in spot fixing during the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League resulted in a pacer ban which was later lifted in 2019.

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