Sportspersonalities wish Sachin Tendulkar on his emotional farewell

Roger Federer (left) wished Sachin Tendulkar and congratulating the Indian batting legend for a remarkable career © Getty Images

New Delhi; Nov 16, 2013

Tributes poured in for Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar as he bid an emotional goodbye to cricket after playing 200 Test matches.

The good wishes for the Maestro from Mumbai came not just from cricketers, but celebrities from all walks of life who took to twitter to pay their tribute to Tendulkar.

Following is a compilation of the messages posted by some prominent cricketers and other sportspersons on Tendulkar’s retirement:

Roger Federer: “What a remarkable career @sachin_rt. Wish you the very best moving forward #ThankYouSachin.”

Graeme Swann: “I’m not sure if you heard but Sachin Tendulkar retired today! What a great little player and lovely bloke #ThankYouSachin”

Graeme Smith: Sorry I missed @sachin_rt last game.what can you say about a man that did so much for our great game!all the best in retirement & thank you!

Chris Gayle: “Was absolutely a pleasure being a part of history Sachin Tendulkar 200 Test Match. #legends #Lara?”

Sanjay Manjrekar: It was a long speech but then it was a long career. Every minute was worth it. Emotional words from Sachin to finish an emotional series

Brett Lee: Congrats to the legend @sachin_rt well done mate on everything you have achieved. A phenomenal career.”

Sania Mirza: “So emotional…the whole country is..we will miss u #RESPECT #SACHIN #LEGEND”

Michael Vaughan: “What a Speech… #ThankYouSachin #God”

Alviro Petersen: “A legend of the game says goodbye…

#SachinTendulkar . An honour to have played against him.”

Matthew Hayden: “The end has arrived for Sachin with fitting scenes in Mumbai #goodbye and #goodluck.”

Harbhajan Singh: “Let’s salute the won’t be the same without u.for me u r cricket.thank u paji for everything.”

Virender Sehwag: “Been an emotional time for me since the announcement #SRT. Can’t articulate what he means to me, it’s so personal! @BCCI.”

Irfan Pathan: “Most emotional retirement of world cricket but Sachin Tendulkar isn’t retiring from our heart,#ThankYouSachin.”