Had 'best seat' to watch Virender Sehwag's superlative performances: Sachin Tendulkar

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Bengaluru, Oct 20: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar today said he had the "best seat" during most of Virender Sehwag's superlative performances on the cricket field.

Full text of Sehwag's retirement statement

Sehwag, on his 37th birthday today (October 20), quit international cricket and also the Indian Premier League (IPL). Present and former cricketers took to social media to pay rich tributes to the Indian opener. (Dhoni's Richards tribute for Sehwag)

Sehwag (left) and Sachin walk out to bat in a ODI

Tendulkar, on his Twitter page, wrote, "Virender Sehwag leaves his signature on the game with his tremendous achievements. Loved his instinctive approach to batting and life."

"Had the best seat during most of his superlative performances on field. Am sure Viru (Sehwag) will do much more to bring joy and smiles to our faces," he added.

Tendulkar and Sehwag had many memorable partnerships during their ODI careers. The duo opened the batting in the 50-over format. The pair batted together at the top of the order in India's successful campaign at the ICC World Cup 2011. (Tributes for Sehwag on Twitter)

At the start of his career, Sehwag was compared to Tendulkar as he had the same batting style. The master and his pupil joined hands to destroy some of the best bowling attacks. (Sehwag in numbers)

The 'Nawab of Najafgarh' Sehwag retired after playing international cricket for 14 years. He made his debut in 1999 and last played for India in 2013. He scored more than 17,000 international runs.

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