Tendulkar is only improving with age: Akram

Updated: 15 September 2009 14:08 IST

Former Pakistan captain and pace legend Wasim Akram said Sachin Tendulkar is like a vintage wine who is only getting better with age.

Tendulkar is only improving with age: Akram

New Delhi:

Impressed with Sachin Tendulkar's match-winning 44th century against Sri Lanka at the Compaq Cup final, former Pakistan captain and pace legend Wasim Akram said the Indian batting maestro is like a vintage wine who is only getting better with age.

"He is improving with age. He is becoming greater with time. I don't know when he will stop playing cricket. He is just amazing. At the end of his career, Sachin would set all the possible batting records," Akram told a sports website.

Tendulkar scored a classy 138 on Monday against Sri Lanka at the sultry Colombo conditions to help India register a convincing 46-run win and lift the title.

The 36-year-old mesmerised the ground with his classy strokeplay as he smashed 10 fours and a six in his 133-ball innings to set the platform for the win.

"It was Sachin's knock that won the game for India. Sachin was superb in his strokeplay and even though there were useful contributions from (Rahul) Dravid, (Mahendra Singh) Dhoni and Yuvraj (Singh), it was a total Sachin show," Akram said.

"He must be super-duper fit, that's for sure. To come with such a marathon knock in humid condition is a job well done. It shows how well he has prepared his body even at this age. The youngsters must learn from him," the fast bowling great said.

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