Sachin Tendulkar retirement from ODI cricket: Fans pay tribute on Twitter

Sachin Tendulkar announced retirement from One-Day Internationals on Sunday © Getty Images

Mumbai: Dec 23, 2012

Indian fans poured their feelings on Twitter over Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement from One-Day International (ODI) cricket.

Sachin announced retirement on Sunday morning bringing an end to a glorious career spanning more than 23 years.

For most cricket lovers in India watching the sport in the absence of the Little Master is an unknown idea. He not only popularized the sport in the country but became a global icon as well.

Here are some of the popular tweets doing the rounds on the social networking site about sachin tendulkar’s retirement.

“Blue shirt,flag on helmet,head still,bat ready,high elbow,front-foot punch,down the grnd -silence,madness,four @cricbuzz @sachin_rt#respect” – @USaiPavan

“music when success kissed him, music when failiure bothered him.@sachin_rt was music when he played cricket.” – ‏@shrivastavrahul

“We owned India! The british conquered it! The british owned cricket, Sachin Tendulkar conquered it. Respect. #SRT” – @abansal15

“I think @sachin_rt don’t like Media Attention? Chupchap se Nikal Liya, Itna Bada Kaam Kar Ke! Hatts of to you… ‏”- @SurendraKande

“Just told an indian taxi driver I know Sachin Tendulkar and he gave me 5 dollars off my fair! #winning #haha” -@ojlaw1991

“For kids who grew up in the 90s, the anchor point will ALWAYS be Desert Storm. “Where were you when 143 and 134 happened?”#SRT #legend” – @knittins

“All those folks who have retired from watching ODIs after SRT retired, your Biggest Test awaits. India vs Pakistan ODIs start in a week.” – @forwardshortleg

“2012 is surely the end…People retired from Humanity…Government from Responsibilities…Sachin Tendulkar retired from Cricket…”- @VidhiBuch

‏”Sachin Tendulkar is not name of an individual rather he is passion of a generation who grew wid him. #Cricket” – @SaqiMemon

“Please double check. Maybe Sachin Tendulkar just said ‘I will retire one day’, and the media quoted it out of context!” – @Roflindian

“On the eve of an examination i was allowed to watch cricket until @sachin_rt got out. Let them say I lived in the time of #SachinTendulkar.” – @AswinJay

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