Sachin Tendulkar has left playing international cricket for almost two years but the impact he left among other cricketers is huge and that’s what make him the greatest cricketer he is. The latest addition to the list is the Legendary Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara.

While addressing the press conference at Galle, Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara, who is playing his last Test series against India just reinstated that fact as a player who always looked up to Sachin Tendulkar and admired him for all that he has done to cricket.

Most of us sitting in our drawing rooms would just wake up early to see the great man bat and if his array of shots included the trademark straight drive, then it pretty much made our day.

Sangakkara is no different as he went a step further by adding that he always strived to play the Tendulkar-like straight drive.

Speaking about the little master, the Sri Lankan run-machine was quoted saying, “Always strived to play Tendulkar-like straight drive.”

Showing the makers name to the bowler is probably the best way to send him back to his mark and for any batsman it is a sign of authority and the 37-year-old Sri Lankan was one of the very few in the world who had mastered the art.

The elegant left-hander also spoke about the India-Sri Lanka rivalry and how it came as a challenge in his playing career to be up against some of the greats of his time.

“India and Sri Lanka is a great rivalry. When you are up against the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag, you know you are in with a tough job,” added Sangakkara.