Sachin Tendulkar praised Anil Kumble as a one of greatest player of cricket and said he will be an inspiration for younger generations to follow.

It's truly an privilege and honor to have played along in the same era.To become another Anil Kumble one will have to work really, really hard.I have not come across a greater cricketer, who is good so dedicated to his work

Tendulkar recalled a match in Antigua when Kumble came into the match with his jaw in bandage and got Brian Lara out.This is one match I can't forget,he is one sports person who has a big heart.

Rahul Dravid, Kumble's predecessor as Indian captain and his statemate from Karnataka,described the leg-spinner as the country's greatest cricketer.

He is an extraordinary man with extraordinary career. It's been a privilege to play with him.It was emotional for all of us but it's a great time to celebrate the farewell of one of India's greatest cricketers.