Kolkata, Nov 16 (UNI) If former South African batsman Daryll Cullinan had his way, he would like to see Sachin Tendulkar wield his willow forever.
Cullinan, who is in the city as the coach of Kolkata Tigers that will take part in the Indian cricket league Twenty20 tournament, said, ''Sachin (Tendulkar) should carry on playing as long as he wants. If I could have my way I would like him to play forever. He is a master batsman, a perfect technician.'' ''It is such a pleasure to see him on song. I am baffled trying to understand how he has managed his career so well. His game is of such class and high standard. The world cricket looks up to him with awe,'' he added.
Asked to react on how he feels when he sees Sachin Tendulkar playing as he has played with him, the Proteas nicknamed 'the new Graeme Pollock' said, ''Its amazing. What can I say!'' Sachin Tendulkar has 37 centuries and 45 fifties in a career spanning 18 years. In 2007 alone he has been out in the nineties six times in both formats of the game combined.
Cullinan has been one of the most controversial and prolific batsmen that South Africa has showcased in the international arena.
With 14 centuries and an average of 44 plus, in a Test career spanning seven years he remains one of the cornerstone of Springbok's success after returning to international cricket.