Sachin is the greatest of all times: British PM

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 14, 2013, 21:37 PM IST

New Delhi: Describing ace Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as "the greatest of all times", British Prime Minister David Cameron today wished him good luck for his ongoing 200th Test match against the West Indies in Mumbai.

"He is the greatest of all times. He`s an extraordinary cricketer...A fantastic player. I wish him well today," he said while interacting with Indian businessmen.

Cameron said it`s not just about cricket but also the consistency one needs to score a century.

Noting that Tendulkar has inspired a lot of youth, he said, "If you look who has done more to inspire the young cricketers, he has done well in that."

The British PM also sent a framed photograph signed by him of Tendulkar walking out of Old Trafford ground along with his then team-mate Manoj Prabhakar after scoring his maiden Test hundred (109) against England in August 1990.

"India transfixed by @sachin_rt`s final test match. Today I sent him this pic of his 1st century in the UK," Cameron wrote on his Twitter handle with the picture of the photograph attached.

Cameron wrote in ink below the photograph: From the first of 100 centuries to your 200th and final test - congratulation on a career that will inspire millions for generations to come.

Tendulkar is playing his last Test match today at his home ground Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai before bidding goodbye to international cricket. He has already announced retirement from one-day cricket.