Sachin Tendulkar thanks fans for their support on Twitter

Sachin Tendulkar (centre) being chaired by teammates after the 2011 World Cup win © Getty Images

Mumbai: Dec 25, 2012
 
Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar thanked his supporters and fans for all the support and wishes after he announced retirement from One-Day International cricket on Twitter.
 
Tendulkar tweeted on Tuesday morning, “Words are not enough to express my thanks to each of you for all the love & support I have received over the years…..”
 
“..& especially now in the last couple of days. Your expressions have brought joy to my heart…& at times a tear to my eye!…”
 
“… Those magical moments of our ODI journey will stay with me for the rest of my life. Thank you so much :-),” he concluded.
 
Tendulkar announced his retirement from one-day cricket, bringing to an end a glorious 23-year-old career in the format during which he rewrote numerous batting records.
 
“I have decided to retire from the One-Day format of the game. I feel blessed to have fulfilled the dream of being part of a World Cup wining Indian team. The preparatory process to defend the World Cup in 2015 should begin early and in right earnest,” the 39-year-old said in a statement released by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) on Sunday.
 
“I would like to wish the team all the very best for the future. I am eternally grateful to all my well wishers for their unconditional support and love over the years,” he added.
 
Tendulkar, considered the most complete batsman in modern cricket and one who was considered next only to the legendary Sir Don Bradman, retires from the ODI format at the top of the run-getters’ list.

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