KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad Sunday hailed record-breaking Indian maestro Sachin Tendulkar who equalled his record of playing in six World Cup editions.
Tendulkar, whose first World Cup was in 1992 which Pakistan won, has now featured in six World Cup tournaments, a record held by Miandad who played the inaugural edition in 1975 and then went on to play in the 1979, 1983, 1987, 1992 and 1996 editions.
Tendulkar, 37, featured in India's comprehensive 87-run win in the opening match of the event, against Bangladesh on Saturday.
"I congratulate Tendulkar for equalling my record," Miandad told AFP. "It is always good when a great player manages to equal or surpass a record set by you.
"I am happy Tendulkar has equalled my record of World Cup appearances and it shows his dedication and love for the game."
Miandad said Tendulkar has been a role model for the youth around the world.
"My advice to young players is to follow Tendulkar's example. He has been successful as an international cricketer and has been a role model for millions of players, not only in India but around the world."