Islamabad, Mar. 29 (ANI): Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi has said that master blaster Sachin Tendulkar's absence from the next month's Twenty20 World Cup will prove to be a big relief for other teams.
Tendulkar, who quit T20 international cricket along with Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid in 2007, is in a great form at the IPL-3 but he has ruled out the possibility of returning to the format.
"The way he has blossomed in the last few years, he is only getting better and better as a batsman. If he is not playing for India in the Twenty20 World Cup, it is certainly a big advantage for other teams," the Daily Times quoted Afridi, as saying.
"If Tendulkar had played in this World Cup, I am sure he would have made a big impact for India," he added.
Afridi feels that Tendulkar's batting style is getting better day-by-day.
"With every match he seems to be growing as a batsman and getting better. He is playing like a teenager. There is no sign of age affecting his game at all," he said.
"The biggest thing that he still enjoys playing the sport and his hunger for runs has not died at all," he added. (ANI)