Tendulkar is a perfect cricket role model: Swann

Updated: Dec 21, 2010, 13:29 PM IST

London: England off-spinner Graeme Swann has described Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar as the perfect cricket role model.

Reacting to Tendulkar scoring his 50th Test ton, Swann says in an article: “Talking of Tendulkar, it is difficult to believe that anybody could score 50 Test centuries... 50 for goodness sake, it`s ridiculous.”

“I dismissed him in a Test match - lbw in Mohali - and that is the wicket I revere most. It`s one to tell the grandchildren because he is best player of my era, only Brian Lara comes close,” he adds.

“Nobody has a bad word to say against Sachin. He is the perfect role model in cricket and a great ambassador for his country,” Swann concludes.