New Delhi, Dec 4: Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday (Dec 3) admitted that he feared facing former South Africa captain Hansie Cronje as a bowler while he enjoyed watching former India opener Virender Sehwag bat the most.
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"It is strange but Hansie got me out on a number of occasions," Tendulkar said during an interactive session at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here.
Tendulkar, who owns several cricketing records under his belt, said it was a treat to watch Sehwag bat because it was difficult to predict his next move.
"With Sehwag, I didn't know what was going to happen next. After playing with him for a while I understood what he was thinking," Tendulkar said.
He described West Indies batsman Brian Lara as a "special package" and tennis star Roger Federer as his "favourite non-cricket hero".
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The 'Master Blaster' also said Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar and Australian fast bowler Brett Lee were the fastest bowlers that he faced.
Having made it clear that it would be "unwise" to comment on Lodha Committee recommendation as the Supreme Court verdict is still pending, Sachin Tendulkar came out in support of BCCI stating that the parent body has "done a lot for the game in the country".
"My personal feeling is that when I was growing up, I got a lot of support from the BCCI. The BCCI and the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) arranged a lot of camps," he said.
Tendulkar said that how his suggestion of having all 14 squad members in a team play in school cricket last year meant that 1800 more children got to play competitive cricket.
(With inputs from agencies)