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CRICKET: Tendulkar deserves 'greatest' status – Lara

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2013 | 2:07 PM

Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara believes that Sachin Tendulkar deserves to be remembered as the greatest cricketer in history.



The 40-year-old will start his 200th and final Test match in his hometown of Mumbai against West Indies.



That match starts tonight Jamaica time.



Tendulkar is the highest run scorer in international cricket, with 15,847 runs in 199 Tests and 18,426 runs in 463 one-day internationals.



Lara says Tendulkar has had the greatest cricket career of anyone who has ever played the game.



The 44-year-old Lara and Tendulkar have similar records, with Test figures showing that Lara averaged just under 53 in his 131 Tests, with Tendulkar a fraction over.



Tendulkar, though, will end his career having played 69 more matches than Lara, as he becomes the first man to play 200 Tests.



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