By Ashish Shukla
Kingston (Jamaica), Jun 21 (PTI) There seems no end to the list of Sachin Tendulkar admirers and the latest to laud the Indian batting icon is West Indian fast bowling great Courtney Walsh.
"For me, Sachin has been the number one Indian batsman.
Sometimes he has challenged me and at other times I have done so and we were very competitive. When we catch up there is respect from both sides," stated Walsh, who took 519 wickets in 132 Tests, making him the fifth greatest wicket-taker of all time.
Only Muttiah Muralitharan (800 wickets), Shane Warne (708), Anil Kumble (619) and Glenn McGrath (563) have more wickets than Walsh in Test history.
Walsh was speaking on the occasion of a stand at Sabina Park being named after him on the opening day of the first Test yesterday.