More than a cricketer, Sachin is a good human being: Rahul

Srinagar: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who is also a friend of Sachin Tendulkar, on Thursday congratulated the retiring batting legend on a glorious career, saying he is not only a great cricketer but a good human being also.

"I know him (Sachin) quite well. He is a great cricketer but the main thing I like about him is that he is a great person and a good human being. I think that is much more valuable about him than his cricket," Rahul said here.

Tendulkar, who is playing in his final series, will bid bid adieu to the game after featuring in his 200th Test against the visiting West Indies to be played in Mumbai from November 14-18.

Rahul wished the 40-year-old champion batsman all the very best on his future endeavours.

"I am very fond of him and I wish him very best," he said.