Former India captain Anil Kumble yesterday said that he was proud of having played with Sachin Tendulkar who was recently conferred with the Bharat Ratna.
Kumble told reporters and I quote: "I am extremely proud that I played with the Bharat Ratna (Tendulkar). Certainly he deserves a truly rich award," Unquote.
Kumble said Tendulkar's contribution on and off the field, have been immense.
He said Tendulkar should be allowed to spend some time with his family, after so much of travelling for the last 24 years, playing cricket.