Dhoni said it is disappointing that people won't see the 50th century in the coloured clothing and 100 half-centuries as Tendulkar finished with 49 tons 96 fifties.
"That's something we'll definitely miss. But I think he has been an inspiration, encouraging thousands and millions of people to take up the sport and made us learn a lot of things about cricket," he said.
Dhoni he learnt a lot about the game when he batted with him in the ODI format. "He told us which bowlers we can target and what should be the target in next four to five overs and things like that.
This helped me learn a lot from him. Sachin's contribution is immense and definitely India will miss him," Dhoni said.
Replying to a question, Dhoni said Tendulkar is irreplaceable because of his unmatched batting skills and immense experience.