Oct 12, 2013
Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement news set the digital world ablaze. Within seconds of the Board of Control for Cricket in India‘s (BCCI) tweet, the television and digital media were flooded with endless news and tributes. And there was not much guesses that newspapers too would be carrying the same news the next morning. Yet the Indian cricket fan, after all the brouhaha over the retirement, loves to go back and hold a print copy with larger than life image of Sachin Tendulkar and the screaming headlines vying for attention.
CricketCountry looks at how the newspapers reacted to the maestro’s retirement on their front page. While MiD DAY’s collector’s edition had a sketch made out of the texts of Tendulkar’s various centuries, Free Press Journal drew a little caricature of the maestro. The Mumbai Mirror compared him to Sir Don Bradman with the headline ‘Don and Dusted’. The Telegraph (India) went nostalgic with a young Sachin running on the field with the same enthusiasm as he does today.
To see more newspaper coverage of Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement click here for the photo gallery