Oct 10, 2013
Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar has decided to retire from Test cricket after playing 200th Test. Many Bollywood actors and celebrities poured their heart out for the batting maestro, some stating cricket will no more as it used to.
O no! Suddenly realised the meaning of addiction. Mine was the Master.I am going thru cold turkey. To see cricket without Sachin? Unbearable
— SHAH RUKH KHAN (@iamsrk) October 10, 2013
Grandpa told me he saw Wes Hall in action Dad told me he saw Mankad I can tell the future that I saw the greatest of them all @sachin_rt
— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) October 10, 2013
— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) October 10, 2013
Current and former cricketers from all around the world saluted the achievements of Tendulkar after it was announced that the batting legend’s 200th Test would be his last, ending his phenomenal career in all forms of international cricket.
Anil Kumble, who played with Tendulkar for around 15 years, said: “At some stage, it had to happen. There has also been a lot of talk about this. It’s an amazing career, 24 years in international cricket, 50,000 runs in all formats of the game and yet he still has that hunger in him. Having seen him from close quarters, as player, captain and mentor, I can say that he still has that hunger in him. It will be a sad moment for everyone who follows the game but it is also a moment to celebrate an incredible career.”