Tendulkar retired earlier this year after a stellar career, having made his debut as a teenager in the 1992 World Cup.
"I was quite disappointed that Vivian Richards was not part of the West Indies squad [in 1992]," Tendulkar told reporters. "He was, and still is, my hero, so it was disappointing that I could not play against him.
"There were some real big names and some of the world's top all-rounders. One thing I feel happy about is I played against all of them. Richard Hadlee, Malcolm Marshall, Clive Rice, Kapil Dev, Imran Khan and Ian Botham.
"I consider myself very fortunate. It was quite an experience to play those top guys."
Tendulkar ended his career with a plethora of records, including the highest run scorer in ODI and Test match history.