Mumbai: The former Indian player VVS Laxman Laxman said the script of Tendulkar’s farewell Test could not have been better written as he bowed out with a dazzling 74 in the second and final Test against the West Indies.”I think the end of the both Tests (in Kolkata and Mumbai) inside three days did not ruin Tendulkar’s farewell. He hit a free-flowing 74. The script could not have been written better,” he said.
Describing Tendulkar as a perfectionist, Laxman said that the iconic batsman will excel in every role he’s assigned to even after retirement. “He (Tendulkar) is a master in taking care of the minutest details (in his cricket). So, give him any assignment whether making him ambassador to some country or representing the country in the United Nations, he will make sure that he is a master in those assignments also,” Laxman said.Laxman felt Indian cricket will miss “Brand Tendulkar” but said that the game was in the safe hands with the youngsters like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma looking set to take over.
“Indian cricket will miss the presence of Brand Tendulkar but I feel the likes of Kohli, Rohit, Cheteshwar Pujara and Sikhar Dhawan have done well in the last 12 months. Tendulkar must have been happy that Indian cricket is in safe hands,” said Laxman.