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Less ODI would prolong Tendulkar's career: Border

Sachin Tendulkar should cut down on his limited over appearances to prolong his Test career, feels former Australia captain Allan Border.

cricket Updated: Oct 29, 2009 19:55 IST

Sachin Tendulkar should cut down on his limited over appearances to prolong his Test career, feels former Australia captain Allan Border.

"I have high esteem for Tendulkar and his achievements in international cricket. But I think, it would be better for him to appear in fewer limited over matches, including one-dayers. It would help him to prolong his Test career," Border said in New Delhi on Thursday.

Border, who made 11,174 runs for Australia from 156 Tests, feels Tendulkar's ability to handle pressure is the mantra behind his success in international cricket.

"Representing your country for 20 years in international arena is not a small achievement. There is always a lot of pressure on an international cricketer and I must say he ( (Tendulkar) has managed it beautifully," Border said.

Tendulkar, who has till date scored 12,773 runs from 159 Tests, since making his debut against Pakistan in Karachi way back in 1989.

"Like many others, his career was also disturbed by injuries. But even after many ups and downs, Tendulkar still has the same passion and love for the game," said Border, who is here as the brand ambassador of Airtel Delhi Half Marathon to be held on Sunday.

"Tendulkar is a player who always looks for improvement. It would be very difficult for others to climb to his stature," the former left-handed batsman said.