"He's (Tendulkar) just been around forever. A wonderful player. I thought it was fitting that he went out with a win. That is great for him. Two more Test matches. He deserves every accolade he gets. How many kids, how many thousands of Indian people love the game, love watching him play. It has been a very special career," Bailey told reporters at the post-match press conference yesterday.
Tendulkar announced his decision to retire from Test cricket after playing his landmark 200th match against the West Indies next month, bringing an end to the intense speculation about his future.
India will play two Tests against the Caribbean side from November 6-10 and November 14-18, the venues of which is yet to be decided.
Tendulkar's 198 Test appearances have yielded 15,837 runs at an average of 53.86 and includes 51 centuries.
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