India v West Indies, 2nd Test, Mumbai, 3rd day November 16, 2013

Tendulkar era ends with 2-0 sweep

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India 495 (Pujara 113, Rohit 111*, Tendulkar 74, Shillingford 5-179) beat West Indies 182 (Ojha 5-40) and 187 (Ramdin 53*, Ojha 5-49, Ashwin 4-89) by an innings and 126 runs
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Manjrekar: Sachin has sacrificed a lot for cricket

The curtain came down on Sachin Tendulkar's storied Test career with one of India's most comprehensive victories, as a hapless West Indies crumbled on the third morning in Mumbai. Tendulkar walked off the field with a tear in his eye and to a fluid guard of honour from his team-mates, soaking in the cheers of the Wankhede crowd one last time.

Pragyan Ojha took his second five-for of the match, and Ashwin finished with seven in the match, but the only spin bowling Indian fans wanted to see was the all-sorts of Tendulkar. Ten minutes before the scheduled close of the first session, by when West Indies had lost eight wickets in another inept batting performance, Tendulkar was brought into the attack. Though the crowd was desperate for a wicket, Tendulkar's final two overs produced no breakthrough. MS Dhoni brought back his main bowlers and within a handful of overs, the Test was brought to an end with Mohammed Shami flattening the middle stump of the West Indies No. 11 Shannon Gabriel.

West Indies' batsmen hadn't shown much aptitude for a fight earlier in the day either, as the spinners enjoyed the bounce and turn on offer. In the sixth over of the morning, Marlon Samuels charged out to Ojha, was nowhere near the pitch of the ball, and was yards out of the crease when Dhoni took the bails off. Soon after, another player who has had a rough series, Chris Gayle, was caught-behind for 35 off Ojha and West Indies were five down. With those two big wickets, the question was whether West Indies would last the session.

The man brought in to strengthen the batting in this Test, Narsingh Deonarine, fell for a duck, bringing in another player whose critics will only get louder after this game. Darren Sammy had played an atrocious shot in the first innings to bag a duck and he nearly fell first ball this time, a leading edge just landing short of mid-off. The relief for Sammy didn't last long, though, as after an over in which he was tormented by Ojha, he missed an arm ball to be trapped lbw.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul, the only West Indies batsman to have shown the wherewithal to grit it out consistently this series, resisted with 41, and Denesh Ramdin went on to a half-century but given the mammoth lead India had, it was only a matter of time. Chanderpaul was the man to depart, with Ashwin getting him lbw and running off in celebration.

West Indies may have come into the series on the back of six victories, but the pitiful challenge they put up shows that they have regressed in the last two years. In those two years, the Indian team has undergone a major overhaul, and while the verdict on their performance will have to wait till they are tested overseas, they have done enough to send off Tendulkar with a record six Test wins.

Siddarth Ravindran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • They.Ra.S on November 16, 2013, 13:51 GMT

    Tribute to legend Poem Sachin :

    You say cricket, we remind Sachin You say wicket, we rewind Sachin

    You made us maniac for this cricket You made us frantic for this trumpets of wickets

    Your swerve of bat makes it blessed with its life Your verve of lively shots makes the ball caressed with its strife

    We wait for your Cricket-gait We await for your Cricket-sage wait

    For you defined the history with your sixes For you redefined the world history with your batting reflexes

    I have not seen the Lord But I have the live Cricketing Lord

    You have loaded our lives with your charismatic presence in the game of Cricket You have reloaded our lives with your pragmatic essence in the fame of cricket

    On this day of your quit On this day of your gambit, we miss our lives with this cricket addict

    For there is no panache for the drug of your cricket play For there is no panache which rugged our lives till now, we only say an awe of bow to your batting replay

    My brother's friend wrote this

  • IndianSRTfan on November 16, 2013, 10:15 GMT

    Thank you Sachin. Thank you for an entire childhood and early 20s filled with joy, excitement, and most of all hope. Somewhere between your debut as a boy who made other boys' dreams come true and your retirement as a timeless legend of the game, we all grew up, individually, as a dominant cricketing force, and as a country.

    Sachin's achievements on a cricket field are too many to list but I think his biggest achievement is to establish the level of personal connection that us fans felt every time he walked out on the field. His conquests, records, achievements all became our own. And the amazing thing was, he embraced that all and stayed humble at the height of success. No wonder three generations of parents give his example to their misbehaving children.

    Today, at the end, when he touched the pitch to show his respect and walked away with a little tear in his eye, millions cried with him. For it showed that after 24 years he remains true to his roots and values. Thank you SRT_/\_.

  • Harmony111 on November 16, 2013, 8:54 GMT

    What's so special about Sachin? . . He was special @14. The whole of Mumbai knew he was special.

    He was special @16.India as well as Pakistan knew he was special.

    He was special @17. England too got to know he was special.

    He was special @18. Aus found out he was special.

    He was special @19. SA also saw he was special.

    A teenager still, He had proven himself in England, Australia & SA. Umm, special.

    He was special at the age of 20. NZ saw him showing his new specialty. The world now knew it.

    Only 23, He scored the most runs ever in a WC.

    Way before midway through his career, He had the most ODI 100s.

    Midway through his career, He had the most ODI runs.

    A short while later, Sachin had the most Test 100s.

    Soon, he got the most Test runs too.

    He bettered his own WC most runs record in 2003.

    He's got the the most 100s in WCs.

    He did what had been imagined but never done. A 200 in ODIs.

    He did what had not been imagined. A 100 100s. . . So, what is so special about Sachin?

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:36 GMT

    The greatest legacy that Sachin leaves behind is the fact that he has taught Indian batsmen to play freely, to play without fear, to look at the fastest bowlers in their eyes and take them on ball for ball, stroke for stroke. If there ever was anything greater than his stats (which undoubtedly are better than anybody's), it is the fact that he leaves behind a long list of fearless batsmen of the ilk of Sehwag, Kohli, Dhawan and the rest. When he started playing cricket for India, Indians were well known for their vulnerability out of the country. This boy toiled for days, weeks, months, years without any great support from any of his team mates till the turn of the century. It was then that the next generation of cricketers inspired by his unending battles, mostly successful, came to the fore and finally gave him some respite. He was the messiah of Indian cricket and if ever someone manages to break his records they should remember the circumstances under which Sachin toiled.

  • on November 18, 2013, 23:12 GMT

    Brian Lara and Wasim Akram are the real legends. They put fear on the opposition.

  • on November 18, 2013, 23:12 GMT

    Stop the arguments and check the stats. Majority of the times when Tendulkar scored a century in test and odi's india lost. Most selfish player in the last 24 years.

  • Naresh28 on November 18, 2013, 22:02 GMT

    WE will MISS SACHIN no doubt. Is Virat Kohli ready for the number 4 slot? Rohit can come in after him at 5. Tebdulkar has left the Indian team in a good state.

  • ProdigyA on November 18, 2013, 20:01 GMT

    @Natx - well said and totally agree with you. The quality of cricket played in those days was club level at best compared to the competitive high class cricket played these days.

  • ashokpillais on November 18, 2013, 3:26 GMT

    Sachin made timely decision. I saw him as a school boy in 89 along with Vinod Kambli after their record partnership at the school tournament. I was told about them by the receptionist and went to say hello when they were waiting to see Atulya Mafatlal of Sungrace at Mafatlal house. I was deputed to Delhi later. Our driver Devinder in Delhi called me from my office to see Sachin batting against Abdul Qadir at the TV showroom down my office . When Sachin stepped out to loft Qadir for sixes, Devinder yelled" Sir see he is batting with the bat I brought from Meerut". Since then I did not miss many of his batting though I moved from India . He was on top of the cricketing world , and he never behaved badly in-spite of many situations. He is a role model for any budding cricketers, and guys like Sreesanth should learn from him. He remained cool to taunts of Akhtar, Mcgrath or Andre Nel after their delivery stride and chose the willow to talk.He is a true Gentleman,and incomparable.

  • JustIPL on November 18, 2013, 3:24 GMT

    Wonderful achievements but cricket world needed either of NZ WI or BD for hhis 100th hundred and 200 tests. Anyway, little master maintained 50 average which is marvellous but has left so many stats that both his supporters and critics will feed ease for many years while we ponder how great he was.

  • They.Ra.S on November 16, 2013, 13:51 GMT

    Tribute to legend Poem Sachin :

    You say cricket, we remind Sachin You say wicket, we rewind Sachin

    You made us maniac for this cricket You made us frantic for this trumpets of wickets

    Your swerve of bat makes it blessed with its life Your verve of lively shots makes the ball caressed with its strife

    We wait for your Cricket-gait We await for your Cricket-sage wait

    For you defined the history with your sixes For you redefined the world history with your batting reflexes

    I have not seen the Lord But I have the live Cricketing Lord

    You have loaded our lives with your charismatic presence in the game of Cricket You have reloaded our lives with your pragmatic essence in the fame of cricket

    On this day of your quit On this day of your gambit, we miss our lives with this cricket addict

    For there is no panache for the drug of your cricket play For there is no panache which rugged our lives till now, we only say an awe of bow to your batting replay

    My brother's friend wrote this

  • IndianSRTfan on November 16, 2013, 10:15 GMT

    Thank you Sachin. Thank you for an entire childhood and early 20s filled with joy, excitement, and most of all hope. Somewhere between your debut as a boy who made other boys' dreams come true and your retirement as a timeless legend of the game, we all grew up, individually, as a dominant cricketing force, and as a country.

    Sachin's achievements on a cricket field are too many to list but I think his biggest achievement is to establish the level of personal connection that us fans felt every time he walked out on the field. His conquests, records, achievements all became our own. And the amazing thing was, he embraced that all and stayed humble at the height of success. No wonder three generations of parents give his example to their misbehaving children.

    Today, at the end, when he touched the pitch to show his respect and walked away with a little tear in his eye, millions cried with him. For it showed that after 24 years he remains true to his roots and values. Thank you SRT_/\_.

  • Harmony111 on November 16, 2013, 8:54 GMT

    What's so special about Sachin? . . He was special @14. The whole of Mumbai knew he was special.

    He was special @16.India as well as Pakistan knew he was special.

    He was special @17. England too got to know he was special.

    He was special @18. Aus found out he was special.

    He was special @19. SA also saw he was special.

    A teenager still, He had proven himself in England, Australia & SA. Umm, special.

    He was special at the age of 20. NZ saw him showing his new specialty. The world now knew it.

    Only 23, He scored the most runs ever in a WC.

    Way before midway through his career, He had the most ODI 100s.

    Midway through his career, He had the most ODI runs.

    A short while later, Sachin had the most Test 100s.

    Soon, he got the most Test runs too.

    He bettered his own WC most runs record in 2003.

    He's got the the most 100s in WCs.

    He did what had been imagined but never done. A 200 in ODIs.

    He did what had not been imagined. A 100 100s. . . So, what is so special about Sachin?

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:36 GMT

    The greatest legacy that Sachin leaves behind is the fact that he has taught Indian batsmen to play freely, to play without fear, to look at the fastest bowlers in their eyes and take them on ball for ball, stroke for stroke. If there ever was anything greater than his stats (which undoubtedly are better than anybody's), it is the fact that he leaves behind a long list of fearless batsmen of the ilk of Sehwag, Kohli, Dhawan and the rest. When he started playing cricket for India, Indians were well known for their vulnerability out of the country. This boy toiled for days, weeks, months, years without any great support from any of his team mates till the turn of the century. It was then that the next generation of cricketers inspired by his unending battles, mostly successful, came to the fore and finally gave him some respite. He was the messiah of Indian cricket and if ever someone manages to break his records they should remember the circumstances under which Sachin toiled.

  • on November 18, 2013, 23:12 GMT

    Brian Lara and Wasim Akram are the real legends. They put fear on the opposition.

  • on November 18, 2013, 23:12 GMT

    Stop the arguments and check the stats. Majority of the times when Tendulkar scored a century in test and odi's india lost. Most selfish player in the last 24 years.

  • Naresh28 on November 18, 2013, 22:02 GMT

    WE will MISS SACHIN no doubt. Is Virat Kohli ready for the number 4 slot? Rohit can come in after him at 5. Tebdulkar has left the Indian team in a good state.

  • ProdigyA on November 18, 2013, 20:01 GMT

    @Natx - well said and totally agree with you. The quality of cricket played in those days was club level at best compared to the competitive high class cricket played these days.

  • ashokpillais on November 18, 2013, 3:26 GMT

    Sachin made timely decision. I saw him as a school boy in 89 along with Vinod Kambli after their record partnership at the school tournament. I was told about them by the receptionist and went to say hello when they were waiting to see Atulya Mafatlal of Sungrace at Mafatlal house. I was deputed to Delhi later. Our driver Devinder in Delhi called me from my office to see Sachin batting against Abdul Qadir at the TV showroom down my office . When Sachin stepped out to loft Qadir for sixes, Devinder yelled" Sir see he is batting with the bat I brought from Meerut". Since then I did not miss many of his batting though I moved from India . He was on top of the cricketing world , and he never behaved badly in-spite of many situations. He is a role model for any budding cricketers, and guys like Sreesanth should learn from him. He remained cool to taunts of Akhtar, Mcgrath or Andre Nel after their delivery stride and chose the willow to talk.He is a true Gentleman,and incomparable.

  • JustIPL on November 18, 2013, 3:24 GMT

    Wonderful achievements but cricket world needed either of NZ WI or BD for hhis 100th hundred and 200 tests. Anyway, little master maintained 50 average which is marvellous but has left so many stats that both his supporters and critics will feed ease for many years while we ponder how great he was.

  • Natx on November 18, 2013, 2:29 GMT

    With due respect to Sir Don, one should consider that Don played only in 2 countries, Aus and Eng. He did play some tests against WI, Ind and SA and they were all at home. Also the bowlers those days were less threatening. Mostly medium pace with swing. Against some of the genuine pacers he played like Larwood, we know the history. I wish he was still around to play the WI battery in Caribbean, SA folks in Durban, reverse swing of Pakistanis and spinners in sub continent. We all know how well the 2nd Bradman (Ponting) played in India so I would rate guys like Sachin, Gavaskar, Kallis, Richards, Lara, Sobers etc. ahead of Don that scored all over the globe against variety of bowlers. From an Aus perspective, guys like Hayden, Gilly, Hussey, Steve Waugh etc., are higher on my book as they scored everywhere and against everyone.

  • on November 18, 2013, 1:51 GMT

    sachin is great player

  • on November 18, 2013, 0:20 GMT

    The Little Master..The Next Don..The Art of Batting...The Great Sportsman....The Great Human Being...The God...Very Very Very Thank you for the 24 years of entertainment which made the nation and us so proud. Our childhood became more joyful and filled with full of cherished moments ONLY because of you. We miss you and still not able believe that the little master's bat is going to be rested. I am writing this comment with tears......SACHIN...SACHIN....

  • atulks1963 on November 17, 2013, 15:00 GMT

    With the retirement of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, an era has come to an end. The void created by his departure will be very difficult to fill. He served the game for quarter a century and made it its own. He garnered huge success, name and fame for himself, but his feet was always grounded. He entertained the cricket loving public not only in India, but around the world by his consistency, stroke-play, temperament, honesty and humility. The records which he has made in tests and ODIs will be very difficult to break, because players now don't have such a long career. I feel he still had something to contribute, he may not be as flamboyant as Kohli, Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, but in a crisis situation, even now Tendulkar has the ability to bail out the team. Indian Government has done well by conferring the highest civilian award, 'Bharat Ratna' on him. We all should wish him a peaceful life ahead and cherish the rich memories by which he has enriched.

    A.K.Srivastava, Salboni

  • on November 17, 2013, 14:25 GMT

    Earlier a string of hundreds by a Batsman was described as "Bradmansque form" ! Hence forth it will be known ALL OVER THE WORLD as SACHINSQUE !!!!!

  • GRVJPR on November 17, 2013, 13:36 GMT

    @ Bilal Tariq "Don bradman made 300 in a day". That's because some 205 overs were bowled in a day, believe it or not. Also the bowlers were club bowlers. None of those bowlers are rated anywhere in history of test cricket. Bradman's stats are over hyped sometimes. Needs realty check.

  • GRVJPR on November 17, 2013, 13:33 GMT

    Good that farewell happened in India and not in South Africa. Would Kallis love to have farewell in South Africa or India. I think South Africa. SO if kallis deserves that, Sachin definitely does!

  • on November 17, 2013, 12:00 GMT

    Tendulkar shuld look for coaching or commentry

  • DrSenthilNathan on November 17, 2013, 11:57 GMT

    I agree with all the accolades showered on this wonderful cricketer. For the rest of us - as fans, as citizens - there is a much greater benefit or lesson that we can have from Sachin. Absolute dedication and diligence to his "work" and never taking short-cuts (as he took his dad's advice) but work hard day in and day out. He never took his inherent talents for granted - as contrasted with his classmate who started this journey with him. Players like Sachin (Kumble, Jimmy Connors) set examples for the rest of us - these examples transcend their specific sports and situations. I feel that the best tribute his fans could give Sachin is to emulate him in their respective careers and family lives - with diligence and integrity.

  • on November 17, 2013, 11:27 GMT

    Surely this Indian team were tested in the relatively recent series when they hosted England

  • drnaveed on November 17, 2013, 10:13 GMT

    a true gentleman ,rightly deserves to be called ' SIR '.

  • Harmony111 on November 17, 2013, 8:26 GMT

    @Greatest_Game:

    Perhaps you mean Kallis when you use the word "Titan". First of all, Kallis is Sachin's peer merely in the temporal sense. A number of times I have shown it to you in the past that Kallis is merely a very good batsman and a good bowler who is very valuable as an AR but not otherwise. Kallis is not Sachin's equal in terms of talent or class or mental strength. So it makes no sense to say that Kallis would have been an apt person to lead Sachin's guard of honour.

    Had you said Steyn or Amla or ABD, I would have wholeheartedly agreed.

    But suppose for the sake of it, if I give it to you that Kallis is in the same league as Sachin, what would have happened had this test been vs SA? Would Kallis have done what you say? NOPE.

    When Sachin got his 50th Test 100, a monumental achievement undoubtedly, do you know that Kallis had refused to clap and congratulate Sachin for his 50th 100. Such an insecure man would have spoiled Sachin's farewell moments. Good he wasn't there.

  • Ahmedpakistan6 on November 17, 2013, 8:10 GMT

    When ever they will talk about cricket, Sachin's name will be the first thing that comes to mind.

  • on November 17, 2013, 7:45 GMT

    This is my first comment to the cricinfo. Sachin for me one of the great cricketer I have ever seen, even-though there were some critics from the media or the people that, he was playing for his own record never looked for he is doing so. I was trying to shut the mouth of those who were criticizing the for the same. Tears came out from my eyes without knowing me, when I was listening his last speech on his cricketing career. I don't have much word to say than he is for me one of the best cricketer india ever produced since I started to start watching and supporting India. I wish him all the best for the future.

  • on November 17, 2013, 7:36 GMT

    Sachin's career in cricket end with 2-0 sweep against windies & he got BHARAT RATAN. Only one mam can get this honour that is SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR.

  • on November 17, 2013, 7:10 GMT

    Sachin OUT, Rohit IN..what a combination for Team India.......India Rules the Modern Era of Cricket!

  • OttawaRocks on November 17, 2013, 6:50 GMT

    @Front_Foot_Lunge: Would love to see India playing long series against the likes of WI. In the 1970s and 80s, WI benefited by padding their won-loss record against India by playing long series against India. India find it impossible to repay the WI during their down period because of these ridiculous 2 game short series. Even though India have won 8 consecutive matches against WI, their record is still just 16-30 against the Windies. Imagine what it would be had the Windies full and lengthy test series. Of course, the Windies would have won a few but India would have won by the truck load. I'm willing to bet that win-loss record would have evened up by now. Good ol' lucky Windies...

  • OttawaRocks on November 17, 2013, 6:35 GMT

    Great player. Respect from the nation's capital, Ottawa, Canada. Hope Sachin joins his colleagues, Ganguly and Gavaskar, in the commentator's booth. Many cheers :)

  • Jezinho on November 17, 2013, 6:23 GMT

    A great player but for me Lara was a better batsmen who had to cope with a poor battling line-up around him as well as, on occasions, captaincy. Tendulkar benefited from having other prolific batsmen in his side (e.g. Dravid, Sehwag, Ganguly) as well as batting more than half of his innings on slow Asian featherbed pitches. Kallis has also chipped in with nearly 300 test match wickets.

  • on November 17, 2013, 5:24 GMT

    @MSDhoni123 - Yes Kambli was also touted as the next big thing in Indian cricket and he started off with back to back double centuries too. But he had his share of problems with discipline and life style.To make it worse it affected his form and career. He tried with heavier bats, more grips (9 at some point).. and his short coming with short ball with a heavy bat made him a walking wicket. He corrected this and did well in 1996 WC but subsequently he had a very nasty injury to ankle (I saw it live on TV and the ankle was literally broken 90 degrees to leg) and he never made it to Indian team again. The sight of Sachin weeping on Kambli's injury was still fresh in my mind

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on November 17, 2013, 4:48 GMT

    Greatest_Game, noted your points in your post. This mourning heart thanks you immensely my friend for your honest clarification. Proteas would have come. But, equations have gone bad between CSA and BCCI. There is only that much that we, the followers, could do. Yes, that would have been the most fitting farewell. But my friend, life is not a fairy tale. Did I tell you that I am probably the biggest overseas admirer of King Kallis? King Kallis seeing off The Master would have been the stuff for folklores. But not to be. The 40 year old child is gone now. If only words could express the sorrow I am going through.

  • on November 17, 2013, 4:34 GMT

    Thank u Sachin.Cricke_ is incomplete without you.

  • on November 17, 2013, 4:14 GMT

    Such a great Player for India Its rather strange that in his marathon career(200 Test) he could not muster single Tripple Hundred ( ie 300). Sir Don Bradman in only 52 matches made two Tripple Hundreds ( and one 299 not out) . One Tripple Hundred of Sir Don Bradman was made in i one day of Test match

  • Skittled on November 17, 2013, 4:00 GMT

    Goodbye little master, you will be sorely missed, thank you for all the years of entertainment you have provided us.

  • on November 17, 2013, 2:31 GMT

    we salute u sir, we can think you without cricket

  • on November 17, 2013, 1:20 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi i would like to say a big thank-you to Sachin Tendulkar for providing a masterful batting performances in the last 24 years which was a delight to watch. To me Sachin Tendulkar and Don Bradman had similar batting techniques and ability. These two giants of cricket would have succeed and prospered in any format and in any era of cricket.

  • on November 17, 2013, 1:13 GMT

    Named my little son Sachin. Need I say more? Hope he'd be that perfect.

  • Dubbs on November 17, 2013, 0:37 GMT

    Cricket without Sachin is like Christmas without turkey

  • riahcmra on November 16, 2013, 23:42 GMT

    Can't agree with that comment about Sachin teaching Indian batsmen to be fearless. Have a look at Gavaskar - over 30 Test centuries opening the batting against the West Indies when they were in full cry. Surely the best opening batsman of all time. Sachin is the only Indian batsman to surpass him. Best batting I've personally seen from an Indian batsman is VVS Laxman at the SCG on 2 occasions, who at his best outplayed Sachin. I rate him India's 3rd best batsman. Must say Kohli and Sharma are looking like an awesome pair of batsmen too ...

  • on November 16, 2013, 23:29 GMT

    Sir Sachin Tendulkar is next honor on its way for the legend

  • on November 16, 2013, 23:15 GMT

    The game must go on, in fact it will, maybe with more grace than ever in the footprints of the legend. Coming generations will look at his numbers and might acknowledge his mastery. Maybe these numbers will be surpassed, maybe the records will be broken but that divine aura, that sheer joy of watching a little humble man wearing those fat pads, that helmet with the flag of the country which I so deeply love and carrying that heavy wooden thing will be deeply missed. I will still watch the game, I will sometimes still have those baseless superstitious rounds of holding my pee, blinking my eyes five times in one second and alike, until we win the match or while someone special is in the 90s; but certainly that someone special will never be there, he retired today. Sachin is retired. The feeling will take months to sink in, maybe more than that and when it is, I will look back and feel with a sense of unexplainable feeling "I lived in the times of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar".

  • TRAM on November 16, 2013, 23:02 GMT

    @MaruthuDelft, you said: "I can't just roll the carpet over his shortcomings as India do. Why do India do that?". The answer is: Many Indians love him. I didn't say All Indians. And 'many Indians' is a very big number due to India population. Love does not see the shortcomings. Period. You cant really ask why someone is being loved, can you?

    But the question you may ask is "why only Sachin and why not say Dravid, VVS, Kumble, Ganguly, etc?". One would think others should have gotten 'proportional' warm send off. It bothers me to think that others got NOTHING. Not just this send off day. For last 2 decades. It was always shown to us that only Sachin was the great.

    My feeling is that such love-bias of people of India is not true. I think Indians do love others as well. There are huge fan base for Ganguly, Sehwag, Dravid, etc. It is just that BCCI (and some) chose to credit only Sachin to this level of support all these years and this grand send off and hence we see only that part.

  • Sachin_The_Greatest on November 16, 2013, 22:55 GMT

    Posted by Front-Foot-Lunge on (November 16, 2013, 8:00 GMT)

    my dear friend, may be m a bit in disillusion, but my question to you is how many matches did england play in their home series against Newzeland ?

    was it 4 or 5 or may be 6 ? oh no it was 7 ...yeah right ?

    English team lot of stamina in that 7 test match series. & they were not even found wanting against lowely ranked Newzeland team.

    applause from me

  • binojpeter on November 16, 2013, 21:43 GMT

    @Front-Foot-Lunge India is playing 4 test series for the last decade on a regular basis with England and Australia. England and Australia are the only teams that play 5-test match series between them and it is just a continuation of a long tradition. No other team besides these 3 does that. So your claim that "every other team plays a four or five match series" flies in face of it. Additionally, Sachin does not need to prove anything to anyone based on a two-match series with West Indies. But every player love to retire infront of his home crowd and possibly in his home ground. That is what BCCI has arranged for him as WI was the only team who were willing to play with that short notice. I don't see anything but jealousy in your comments. You don't need to acknowledge him as great cricketer but acknowledge him for the way he conducted himself and dedication he has to the game for 24 continuous years.

  • ProdigyA on November 16, 2013, 21:40 GMT

    An epic end to an epic journey and end of an era but the legacies will continue.

  • Rohit... on November 16, 2013, 21:18 GMT

    Sachin... Sachin.... I was born the year you debuted... It is as if my life has ended with your retirement.

  • on November 16, 2013, 20:56 GMT

    Sachin we miss you forever...Thanks for all the wonderful memories

  • on November 16, 2013, 20:56 GMT

    thank you and sachin

  • Lmaotsetung on November 16, 2013, 20:30 GMT

    Thank god the circus is over and now we can look forward to some real cricket.

  • on November 16, 2013, 20:09 GMT

    9 famous quotes on Sachin Tendulkar . . .!!!

    i want my son to became Sachin Tendulkar - brian lara

    We did not lose to a team called India, we lost to a man called Sachin - mark taylor

    nothin bad can happen to us if we were on a plane in India with Sachin on it. - hashim amla

    he can play that leg glance with a walking stick also, - waqar younis

    there are 2 kind of batsman in the world, 1 Sachin tendulkar 2 all the others. -andy flower

    i have seen god. He bats at no.4 for India in tests. - matthew hayden

    i see myself when i see Sachin batting. -don bradman

    do your crime when Sachin is batting, bcos even god is busy watcing his batting. - Australian fan

    best one from Barack Obama- i don't know about cricket but still i watch cricket to see Sachin play. . Not bcoz i love his play its bcoz I want to know the reason why my country production goes down by 5 percent when he's batting.

  • on November 16, 2013, 19:39 GMT

    hats off to sachin but we should. not forget that after all its game of cricket. records are their to be broken he deserves each and every applause what he have achieved. after all its team game. dont we think dravid our Indian wall deserved the same applause as sachin or was he not a great batsman/gentleman. every time he has been overshadowed by sachin dravids contribution to indian cricket team is far more better than sachin. rahul did each and every thing for indian cricket when team needed he opened the innings. kept wickets so that team can accommodate extra bowler/batsman. he captained india in crisis. played crucial innings. overseas. when team needed. you Mr Rahul dravid. you are true gem. you never regretted. but from my bottom of heart. I want say one thing after watching today's farewell of sachin I thougt you should have got the same from Indian cricket but as usual we know you will never regret. rahul you are true gem of indian cricket.

  • SherjilIslam on November 16, 2013, 19:08 GMT

    I call myself a mentally strong person. I did not cried when my sisters were leaving at the time of their rukhsati(vidai). I did not expressed my emotions when my grandmother died, faced every calamity with great composure, but couldn't handle this one. Had to go office today to get my team ready for the impending ISO certification audit. I don't know what happened, the moment i saw Sachin leaving the field with tears, my own eyes started raining in parallel and so did the eyes of my fellow colleagues who were catching the live streaming in a personal tab. Back in my room, i have seen those pictures several time over different news channels, and believe me, my eyes are getting wet every time. Could not take it anymore, so switched off the TV. The myth is broken - if 'God' can cry, i am just a human.

  • SherjilIslam on November 16, 2013, 19:06 GMT

    Thank you Dravid_Graitas and Englishfan for your honest comments.

  • on November 16, 2013, 19:01 GMT

    Wishing you all the best for your second innings and I as an indian is truly motivated the way you handled ur first inning. Respect Sachinnnnn Sachinnnn. love you sir..

  • on November 16, 2013, 18:58 GMT

    In Independent India an era ends today...just like Mahatma Gandhi's death, Indira Gandhi's death, Tendulkar's retirement marks the close of an era when India began to make its first bold strides on the world stage. Tendulkar's batting gave us joy and hope during the 91 economic crisis, the 92-93 blasts and riots, the uncertain politics of the mid-90's, the match fixing phase of the 99-00s. Tendulkar's performance personified India's march and just as suitably as India as a country is placed today so is Indian cricket. Tendulkar's contribution in India is on par with the great rulers, philosophers, social reformers, artists, industrialists of India. His performance and behaviour on and off the field make him one of the great Indians in its 5000 year history. The sense of occasion felt today by all of us and him is testimony to his impact on the game, the nation and cricketing world.It is only fair that Tendulkar is immortalised in school history textbooks books as a great Indian.

  • on November 16, 2013, 18:39 GMT

    Thank you Sachin! No other words to describe your dedication and contribution to the world of Cricket. Needs your services in the form of Cric Admin, Coach and Mentor of Indian Cricket...

  • on November 16, 2013, 18:14 GMT

    @Chetan Asher

    thanx for taking notice of my comment "I don't know what is the criteria for adjudicating man of the match ,the only man of the match ,my man of the match and man of the match of millions of others was SACHIN infact man of the series but....."

    but i think it is not the personal performance one can even get mom because of his presence and impact on public as SRT ....

    i wished but.....

  • on November 16, 2013, 18:00 GMT

    O.k. Who am I fooling? I have tried to avoid the topic but after hearing him speak many times and every time wiping the tears copiously flowing down my cheeks, I have to shout out to let this subside. This is the third millennium and the second decade of it. The world had to wait this long to produce a genius of his caliber wrapped in a beautiful human. I hear people ask "who will be the next Sachin." I say to them, you don't need another. You are greedy if you are not satisfied with this great boon God gave you to enjoy during your lifetime. I don't want another. I will cherish his cricket for the rest of my life. Let us all celebrate this day. Never forget 11/16. It is the most memorable day of our lives.

  • alphaorionis on November 16, 2013, 17:54 GMT

    Goodbye Sachin, Thanks for the memories.

  • 4goodcric8 on November 16, 2013, 17:51 GMT

    As an overseas fan I've mainly watched Sachin live only in his last 10 years - satellite/streaming was not easily available before then. But even in these latter years of Sachin, the class and technique of his shots - including defense - was a real source of joy.

    I did hope that he'd retire before his reflexes decline too much - but his 74 was a sublime way to go out, showcasing his classic style. I'm almost (but not quite!) glad that he didn't get to a 100, because now the focus is on the quality of his final innings rather than a century (the action, not the result - Bhagavad Gita, anyone?). It felt like being part of a virtual pilgrimage to be up until 3am to watch his whole innings live, and to see the finale of the match. His speech revealed to me the person behind the player - I did not think I would be moved as much as I was, and almost like the loss of a loved one, I'm alternately saddened by the loss and grateful to have had the opportunity to watch him. Thank you, Sachin.

  • satyachinni on November 16, 2013, 17:13 GMT

    May be some day in future, the records set by Sachin Bharat Ratna may be surpassed, but the benchmarks Sachin has set are no ordinary benchmarks and will require the same dedication, discipline, passion, sacrifice and love for the game for someone to join his league. Sachin has the unique combination of everything above with one simple trait in him missing in most of the present day cricketers - humility. Thank u Sachin for all you have given us.

  • HatersAreOrdinary on November 16, 2013, 17:10 GMT

    i am not an indian i am a bangladeshi i dont know why but i am crying for him. its a great loss to this excellent game. Tendulkar you will be missed :'(

  • MENDIS_Forever on November 16, 2013, 17:04 GMT

    1989 The world saw teenager limping in to the ground He was sixteen ,but looked fourteen All the players laughed at him... much like Odessey he was a prodigy next two decades was like a film.... fielders fumbled bowlers crumbled captains gambled to get him out.. strokes played bowlers flayed "Sachin..Sachin.." people shout... He was the token records broken that's the legend all about...

    ~Good Bye SACHIN~ (A Sri Lankan fan of you...)

  • on November 16, 2013, 16:54 GMT

    Congrats Sachin for a wonderful,unblemished and uncontroversial career spanning over twentyfour years.A career built slowly but steadily on the bases of sheer intelligence,hardwork,discipline,self-control and a most humble disposition.A career which brought an otherwise ellusive joy to the lives of an aspiring and mutant society.Sachin,I am more or less of the same age as yours,but admitting unabashedly, devoid of the faculties you were priviledged to be born with or astute enough to acquire by dint of hard work and dedication.Despite this,the connection with you has been so intense and overwhelming that every achievement of yours has made a lesser mortal like me to feel that I have conquered the world on several occassions.Your retirement leaves a big void but an equally strong legacy to be proud of.Sans you,however,cricket will never be the same transcendental influence on Indian psyche again.Good luck for the future Sir.

  • on November 16, 2013, 16:48 GMT

    what a trashing west indies got..What is the wicb going to do about this..nothing...they should have sent the A team and include shiv and shilling

  • on November 16, 2013, 16:32 GMT

    sachin tendulkar is a great player, player of top caliber. a very rare palyer and really he is a gifted player for cricket by the gods. sachin is a true gentleman and well diciplined player rather than most indian cricketers. best wishes for his future from a sri lankan.

  • on November 16, 2013, 16:27 GMT

    Thank You Sachin for all the memories you have given us !!! - You're in a Billion; we'll never see another Sachin ever again. Left a mark on Cricket that will never be erased

  • Chncricfan_2k0 on November 16, 2013, 16:24 GMT

    Sachin, a name should be written in golden letters in Cricketing history...Great ambassador for the sport of Cricket and wonderful human being...For all these 24 years, he always kept his fitness at the top level even that is a big achievement apart from his innumerable records..A legend of Cricket who can never be replaced even in words..We wish U have a wonderful life after cricket..Thanks Sachin for the wonderful journey U gave us for the past 24 years...Sachin..Sachin...

  • Sensational_Smit on November 16, 2013, 16:18 GMT

    Well done India ... Congrats on winning the match Now, Ojha has taken 10 wks haul but I just wonder friends with India going to play the next 15 tests in overseas conditions and Dhoni's favourite spinner Ravi Ashwin in team [ as only 1 spinner will get chance] when is Ojha going to get another chance to play? will he have to wait for India to play back in home conditions?? Tough times ahead guys what do u think

  • on November 16, 2013, 16:16 GMT

    I do not as to why every one is forgetting the great Kapildev who indeed confidence in critic ting community by winning the cricket World Cup by his great effort. He retired from cricket a few years back. There was no celebrations and no appreciations though Kapils achievement in no way lesser than the achievement of Sachin. I am not disregarding the feats of Sachin. I definitely feel that justice has not been done to Kapil. Hope the cricketing community will appreciate the Greats like Sourav, Kumbey etc and do justice as done in case of Sachin.

  • Greatest_Game on November 16, 2013, 16:00 GMT

    @ Dravid_Sachin_Gravitas_Atheist wrote " people ... are not able to understand what is meant by Sachin retiring. It is a deeply personal and emotional moment for our whole country."

    We get that. We really do. Unquestionably, Sachin should say farewell at home - the ONLY fitting farewell.

    Unquestionably the Proteas would come to India for Sachin's farewell. Friends felicitate friends, appropriately!

    The most fitting farewell is facing the best. What greater testament than to say goodbye, at home, with the (current) best team & bowlers THERE to honour HIM. Sachin's last test in SA, in 2010, & THAT duel with Steyn, is writ large in cricket history. It deserved a replay, IN India!

    Above all, THE batsman since Bradman deserved his last stand, at home, in the company of THE all-rounder since Sobers - legend felicitated by legend!

    A Master departs amidst equals. Sachin had one peer, just one other Titan, to lead his guard of honour. Denied that, the circle is incomplete.

    We mourn too!

  • on November 16, 2013, 15:14 GMT

    an era has ended, with Indian cricket in a healthy state. You have a good batting line up with Pujara, Rohit Sharma going to be the future masters of batting. You have an excellent spinners Ashwin and Ojha, potentially a great all rounder in Jadeja and a promising fast bowling dept. headed by the likes of Umesh Yadav, Shaomi, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar with Zaheer Khan working up to match fitness. There are genuine quickies waiting in the wings like Varun Aron, Manish Pandey etc. A great team in under development. We need a more confident captain who does not throw in the towel the moment he sees some resistance particularly in foreign wickets. Congrats India and Thanks Sachin for leaving on a high note. People will always remember your greatness.

  • CricketFanIndUS on November 16, 2013, 15:12 GMT

    The government has announced the "Bharat Ratna" award for Sachin. It is the highest civilian award from the government of India and Sachin is the first sportsperson to get it. One more thing to make his retirement sweet!

  • Ash.Bhate on November 16, 2013, 15:12 GMT

    "Dear Sachin,

    We started watching cricket coz of you; We bunked classes to see your batting; We cheered when you hit 4's & 6's; We danced in joy when you won us matches; We felt sorry for the bowlers whom you smashed to all the corners of the ground; We cursed ...the umpires who gave you out; We switched the tv's ON and switched OFF our lives when you walked for batting; We saluted you when you hit centuries; We too had tears in our eyes when you cried after winning the world cup; You gave us joy, You made us forget our sorrows, You made us believe; Thank you for entertaining us for the part 24 years; We will proudly tell our grandchildrens that We lived in the era of SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR......"

  • CricketFanIndUS on November 16, 2013, 14:54 GMT

    It feels like the end of an era in test cricket. The adulation he has received will never be repeated in any sport perhaps. So momentous was the occasion of his retirement that during the presentation ceremony yesterday, the cup presented to Dhoni for winning the series was swiftly ignored and made irrelevant by everyone. When has anyone seen that happen in cricket?

  • santhoo24 on November 16, 2013, 14:54 GMT

    In the past few years SRT's performance dipped, and I wanted him to retire, and some youngster to take his place. Man, we Indians are emotionally driven people, I am no exception. The moment I saw we won, I realized SRT (THE GOD) played his last ever game for India, and my first reaction was sadness. Sachin was the one constant thorn for other international teams for a long long time. The Sharja cup comes to mind, among many others, where SRT single handedly won it for us. Eventually the sport picked up, and fab four happened, Viru, Gauti, Dhoni, et al happened, and SRT's age started reflecting on his reflexes and performance. But that's a different story. The great player that he is, deserves all the accolades and a fitting farewell. Salute to you, SIR SACHIN. I wish the others in fab four are felicitated for the great services they provided to our great nation.

  • gudolerhum on November 16, 2013, 14:49 GMT

    Well done Sachin. We enjoyed every moment and every stroke.

  • on November 16, 2013, 14:46 GMT

    i love u a lot and miss you a lot. U r not a little master u r a master of all cricketing masters. u r an indian and i'm a pakistani, but not doubt u'll always live in my heart. U R just like the lyrics of the song " Standing in the rain calling out ur name life is not the same without u " I'll always miss u a lot. U r a king or a lore or lord of all the cricketing lords.

    Muhammad Sajid

  • MEHATELK on November 16, 2013, 14:44 GMT

    sachin wife told she can imagine cricket without sachin but cant imagine sachin without cricket. BUT WE CANT IMAGINE CRICKET WITHOUT SACHIN MADAM,

  • on November 16, 2013, 14:41 GMT

    what to say...no words...24 years is not a joke...take a bow Sachin....

  • on November 16, 2013, 14:24 GMT

    Hi Sachin, you are great cricketer, all Indians loved you. After your cricket life. Please do some better services for India like education, hospital, sports.

  • on November 16, 2013, 14:21 GMT

    @ ThilankaK on (November 16, 2013, 13:22 GMT):

    Just for your info. It was surgery which corrected his elbow problem; by the same doctor who did it for many other sportsmen.

    Some one says he would have thanked a particular captain... And so on...That is the problem. If he had just said, "Thanks to everyone who helped me in my life and career" everyone would have been satisfied. No one would have said, he would have thanked so and so ... so and so... and so on. Once a person starts giving anything in life, the rest of the world starts demanding more. It becomes even a matter of right.

    I don't know whether you had this experience: If you give charity/ any other help to any one, more people line up for charity / help from you. Even the same person to whom you gave will keep on coming back to you, for even more.

    That is how the world is. As we say in India: "Yeh Dil mange more!" (This heart wants even more). Sach is life!

  • 2.14istherunrate on November 16, 2013, 14:17 GMT

    For a pitch which was seen as a greentop initially that sure played like a spinners banquet track.I am not surprised though. Spin bowlers love it in Mumbai. I am glad Ojha was back in the wickets and Ashwin grows by the game. He could be a massive player down the track. Of course course this game had special billing and rightly,but it was still a game of cricket and another proof of India being extremely resilient to change.Virtually all oif the batting order has changed as well as the seam department and they are winning in 3 days flat. Anyway goodbye to Sachin-wqe will doubtless here him in the comm box so it won't really be goodbye. Anyway good luck to him and thanks for the batting masterclasses. Awesome!!

  • on November 16, 2013, 14:09 GMT

    Another pathetic WI performance.This is what happens when money replaces pride.The great WI players a couple of decades ago made nothing but had pride.

  • on November 16, 2013, 13:53 GMT

    Second only to Don Bradman, in my opinion. Well played sir.

  • JinafKallai on November 16, 2013, 13:49 GMT

    Great Ambassador to all kind of sports...not only limited to Cricket...that makes him special to the entire sports world..

  • on November 16, 2013, 13:30 GMT

    @Englishfan on (November 16, 2013, 11:58 GMT):

    I agree with your team selection 100%. Includig the reserves!l

  • ThilankaK on November 16, 2013, 13:22 GMT

    WELL DONE Sachin ! but I'm sorry to say He should have thanks to Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksha ( SL president ) who has given his Mysterious Doctor to medicated Sachin with his elbow injure who can't hold the bat at that time. He told to media sometimes his career would have finished If that we couldn't witness his 200 runs ODI inning !!!

  • msdhoni123 on November 16, 2013, 13:13 GMT

    can someone tell me why vinod kambli didnt make it big in Indian cricket. I just looked at his stats he started of much better than sachin if he continued him and sachin could have dominated the world bowling together. But whats the reason for his downfall. It can hardly be form as he averages 56 in his first 7 tests

  • abhi2393 on November 16, 2013, 13:10 GMT

    The better part of Sachin's emotions today is that he showed all of us that he is a human being...eventhough we don't think so...

  • Harmony111 on November 16, 2013, 13:07 GMT

    @Dravid_Sachin_Gravitas_Atheist & Datta Abhijit:

    Thanks guys. When Sachin is the subject, its all easy.

  • Tendoschate on November 16, 2013, 13:05 GMT

    A player who had filled ardent fans eyes with tears on his last match.

  • MaruthuDelft on November 16, 2013, 13:05 GMT

    The Greatest Batsmen;

    Don Bradman Viv Richards Gary Sobers Sachin Tendulkar Greg Chappel Brian Lara Greame Pollock

    We can be proud of Tendulkar.

  • on November 16, 2013, 13:03 GMT

    Sachin Tendulkar should have thanked Mohammad Azharuddin in his farewell speech, because he was the captain when Sachin actaully started his career(his first 10 years of career) and he was the captain under whom Sachin reached to the peak of his career from where he became a batting legend !!!

  • MaruthuDelft on November 16, 2013, 12:56 GMT

    @ddynasty, I just appreciated Lara's sense of purpose. But when non cricketing reasons too are considered Tendulkar is definitely greater; as a batsmen too Tendulkar may be greater than Lara as Lara badly failed in some very important test series. I am proud of Tendulkar but I can't just roll the carpet over his shortcomings as India do. Why do India do that?

  • msdhoni123 on November 16, 2013, 12:50 GMT

    he came he conquered now hes leaving. thank you for all your wonderfull memories. Thank you.and special mention to dravid as your second best cricketer india has produced

  • senator333 on November 16, 2013, 12:49 GMT

    @ VivGilchrist Ya 1.21 billion Indians & millions of cricketing fans took these matches seriously. Do anyboby take ashes seriously other than English & OZ?

  • msdhoni123 on November 16, 2013, 12:46 GMT

    I dont think Sachin Tendulkar the batsmen will be missed because we got many batsmen who can perform very high. Im not saying kohli=sachin im saying kohli,sharma,dhawan,dhoni=sachin. we got many match winners now who can perform under pressure. hence why sachin the batsmen wont be missed.but Sachin Tendulkar the person will be the missed mostly. After being the top batsmen of the world for majority of his career he never let that get the better of him. He always remained humble and down to earth even though he is the richest and worshipped cricketer in the world. During the 1990-2000 India didn't have any batsmen to be relied upon thats why India was never ranked very high. But the arrival of Dravid,ganguly and laxman along with Sachin took India to a very competitive side and as dhoni came we started winning trophies. Sachin was throughout all this different generations. But I feelstill at least half the farewell should have given to ganguly,dravid. I cant wait to see dhoni farewall.

  • Dubbs on November 16, 2013, 12:46 GMT

    I think Sachin should now come out of retirement and make himself available for the South African tour. JUST ONE MORE TIME!

  • on November 16, 2013, 12:24 GMT

    you were indeed a legend we always waited for u r turn to bat but really sad that ur turns never come back well done

  • ddynasty on November 16, 2013, 12:19 GMT

    @ MaruthuDelft that means you dont know cricket. No doubt Lara was and is great... but Tendulkar in a phenomenon, and this is not an Indian speaking

  • recycle-bin-is-empty on November 16, 2013, 12:18 GMT

    Only batsmen in the world who dominated bowlers in all formats of the game (even in T-20s he was the leading scorer in the first 2 IPLs). And only batsmen who dominated bowlers in all parts of the world in his generation. I know words are always going to come up short, no amount of words can describe his greatness, not even a magnificent art.

    After his speech and everything, when Sachin walked back to the pitch and kissed it and saluted it and prayed it, that itself shows how much love and passion and holy, cricket is to him. Apart from his talent and achievements, this is exactly the reason why he is so dear to cricket fans around the world.

    THANK YOU SACHIN!!!! All the best for your life ahead. LOVE YA :P

  • MaruthuDelft on November 16, 2013, 12:08 GMT

    In the Cricinfo snap Sachin's wife looks like his mother/aunty and his son looks like his brother. Sachin is not only a great batsman (one of the 4 best in 40 years) but he is youthful, stylish, grateful and deeply honest. But when Lara retired he asked 'Did I entertain?'. Lara was more profound. Tendulkar didn't have to ask because India accepted whatever he did; he didn't play like a great player for last many years; but the India won't accept it. Tendulkar is good; India is grateful but not truthful.

  • rveluthattil on November 16, 2013, 12:08 GMT

    I still do not realize what this hoopla is all about.. I mean he was paid salary right after all. Manjrekar says he sacrificed a lot for cricket but does that really make meaning.. what is sacrifice? when you don't expect anything in return and yo do something. Sachin was paid regularly by BCCI. Agreed he did a great job in the job that was assigned but that is about it. Granted he has done a fantastic job and I call it a job because look at players from other countries who do not get paid so much but yet have taken the game to a greatness more than this.. Giving him kudos to having done his job as best as he could one does not really feel the game of cricket has not lost anything.. like the loss of say Michael Holding (he was music in composition when coming to bowl) or the terror or bowlers like a Greenidge or Haynes.

  • on November 16, 2013, 12:02 GMT

    It will be quite sometime before we see another player with the "flare" of a Sachin. After Lara exit, he was the main person on stage and so the whole world will miss him . We the cricket loving public do wish the "little master" all the best and thanks for all the years you gave us on the field of play .

  • CodandChips on November 16, 2013, 11:58 GMT

    Well played India. Poor play WI. Be careful not to get too carried away, but India look like a fantastic team.

    India team to play in England and South Africa: 1.Dhawan 2.Vijay 3.Pujara 4.Kohli 5.Sharma 6.Jadeja 7.Ashwin 8.Dhoni 9.Bhuvi Kumar 10.Shami 11.Yadav.

    Ojha reserve spinner. Rahane reserve batsman. Mohit Sharma reserve seamer. Sanju Samson reserve keeper, batsman, and to gain experience.

    India have a real chance of causing two upsets in the next few months. Here is one very concerned English fan.

  • on November 16, 2013, 11:57 GMT

    I did comment on his 'overstay'; & on some of the 'over-board felicitations' (that's not his fault)!

    But no whining minimized my admiration for this boy-man, his feats, his greatness, and the way he traversed HIS WAY from a tender age of 16, in a nose-bloodying man's world ; in his own way, a way others may not be able to follow, in full!

    Here is a tribute to bid adios to the man who rode into the cricketing sunset this morning.

    (Posted earlier; re-posting)

    Your best way; need not be my best way.

    He always chose his own way; never liked others imposing their way.

    Decades long and arduous might be his way; but it was always a glorious way.

    I dare not suggest his future way; he will choose his own way.

    But, one thing I dare say:

    Please hold the hands of the young when they lose their way.

    If you show the way, I'm sure; they will find it the best way.

    Yet another thing, I dare say:

    If anyone had gathered glory, the Bradmanesque way;

    I'm sure; It's SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR

  • on November 16, 2013, 11:39 GMT

    I was among those who cried hoarse for him to retire after the last ODI World cup win. Did comment on some of the over-the -top felicitations (not his fault); but no whining minimized my admiration for Sachin, his feats, his greatness, and the way he traversed HIS WAY from a tender age of 16, in a body-line-type of a man's world ; in his own way, a way others to follow may find it difficult to travel, to the full !

    Here is a tribute to bid adios to the man who rode into the cricketing sunset. (Posted earlier)

    HIS WAY:

    Your best way; need not be my best way. He always chose his own way; never liked others imposing their way. Decades long and arduous might be his way; but it was always a glorious way. I dare not suggest his future way; he will choose his own way.

    But, one thing I dare say: Please hold the hands of the young when they lose their way. If you show the way, I'm sure; they will find it the best way. . Yet another thing, I dare say: If a

  • aiksa on November 16, 2013, 11:37 GMT

    Sachin is certainly one of the greatest cricketers of all time but what makes him my a real great is his humility. He is not just a role model as a aportsman but more importantly as a human being.

  • on November 16, 2013, 11:33 GMT

    The 'Tendulkar age' comes to an end. What a 'fairy tale' career has this great man enjoyed. Today after listening to his adieu speech i realised why god was so generous to him that he gave him a free reign in scripting his own destiny. Humility personified and a lesson every human being irrespective of his job speciality should emulate. what touched me most was that among all the adulations and victory lap by his team mates he went back to the pitch, bent on his knees and thanked the 22 yards for making him what he is today. Now that's what u call- work is worship. world says indians r emotional lot but then so be it and v r proud of it. Thank u sachin ! u r a' living scripture' for every humanbeing to emulate.

  • on November 16, 2013, 11:32 GMT

    @AsHakil Akhtar - Man of the Match / Series awards are decided based on whose performance most impacted the result (not the collections, the actual impact on the game). Not to say Sachin has not done enough in the past, but this series - he has not performed enough to deserve any awards.

  • on November 16, 2013, 11:30 GMT

    I specially like this great person because even after reaching this height, he remained unbelievably humble human being, who views himself as nothing more than a man. Thanks Sachin. (I also like him as he was named after my favorite singer Sachin Dev Burman- the great Bengali singer)

  • hashimuhammad on November 16, 2013, 11:23 GMT

    Thank you Sachin. You are the who justified the identity of the game of cricket as 'gentleman's game'. Thanks a lot for providing us with all the pleasures on the field and off it. I've been following cricket (especially when you play) for almost 20 years now. But, with you out of the scene I'm afraid that attraction might just fade away considerably.That's the kind of impact he has on me. Hope he stays involved with cricket in future as he still has a lot to offer. Again all the gratitude to the great man.

  • I_amMirza on November 16, 2013, 11:10 GMT

    One Legendary thing about Sachin Tendulkar , Once his test Avg went past 50 after 29 tests, it never came blow to 50 in his whole career except Once. May be Kohli break HIS Tons record, But Sachin Tendulkar wil alwaysl be greatest because HE was centurion Against Imran Khan, Waseem Akram, Waqar Younis, Saqlain Mushtaq, Chaminda Vaas, Murlidharan, McGrath, Gilispe, Warne, Darren Gough, Pollack, Donald, Wash, Ambrose and many many BIG names. #RespectSachin

  • on November 16, 2013, 11:07 GMT

    "Sachin kitne pe hai?" (What's Sachin's Score) The one liner that connected random strangers in random places. Thank you Sachin for bringing people close..

  • on November 16, 2013, 11:01 GMT

    The game would certainly miss a Sachin Tendulkar. Like Lara, some of his records would most likely never be broken.

  • kiruthigai on November 16, 2013, 10:58 GMT

    I was fortunate to watch the IndVsSA test in chepauk 2008, I saw Sachin, Dravid, VVS, Ganguly, Kumble and Sehwag to play together... I saw them all together in front..I too part of that" Sachinn sachin" chan...t now I feel the worth of money and time I spend (3 and half day) in the stadium... From that test match there is only two man was part of Indian team in this WI tour Sachin and Dhoni.. Now the last of that FAB 4 is leaving... Thank you Sachin...

  • Philippe on November 16, 2013, 10:52 GMT

    Pls whosoever wants to criticize SRT over futile things, pls don't do that today! its not the right time. Its not about records only, its all about a special bonding between fans & him. Nobody has managed it so successfully till now.

  • Reececonrad on November 16, 2013, 10:47 GMT

    When we remember Sachin Tendulkar, we will remember a man who embodied Indian cricket, a man who is the role model of World cricket, a man who is a god in the eyes of many, a man who carried India on his back since the tender age of 16.

    We can throw his stats around till we are blue in the face,"100 centuries, 200 tests , average of 53,79, 664 international appearances", but to base his legacy on facts do him a dishonor. He is more than just the greatest batsman or cricketer, he is an unbelievably humble human being, who views himself as nothing more than a man, who was lucky enough to play for his country.

    As he walked off the field drying his eyes he brought myself to tears, as I sat on my couch all the way in South Africa. When he spoke he spoke with emotion of a man who was satisfied and utterly grateful for the last 24 years. His speech brought India, the cricketing world to a standstill, not often you can say that.

    From the bottom of my heart I thank you

    Sachin Tendulkar

  • tendulkardhoni on November 16, 2013, 10:33 GMT

    we will surely miss god but he made cricket to feel proud he is going to get bharath ratna he is the first player to get it he deserves it sachin retires but his innings didnt and will not

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:32 GMT

    Sachin.....Now what can I say after so many accolades have come your way. all the people have exhausted the words in the dictionary. We ...the cricket loving people of India have cursed you when you got out and india lost. But it was not out of any malice, in fact we wanted you to carry the hopes of 1 billion give or take a few lakhs of people. We are really sorry for burdening you with our dreams and fantasies but it has been a very eventful journey of all these 24 years. It has been a truly rollercoaster ride with you...up when you hit the winning run and down when you get out and india loses. From the bottom of my heart a very grateful THANK YOU......may india be blessed with more such champions in the years to come.

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:28 GMT

    You are the true master of cricket and the person I look up to as my hero. A true legend and I wish you the best for your life. Thank you

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:27 GMT

    I don't know what is the criteria for adjudicating man of the match ,the only man of the match ,my man of the match and man of the match of millions of others was SACHIN infactman of the series but.....

    who was the adjudicator...

  • satishsasikumar on November 16, 2013, 10:26 GMT

    Sachin has been awarded Bharat Ratna (Jewel of India) by the President of India.

  • I_AM_INDIA_SUPPORTER on November 16, 2013, 10:20 GMT

    Sachin we miss u soo soo much...can't describe in words...All the best for rest of ur life...

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:09 GMT

    SACHIN we will miss u a lot. no one in the world can take ur place

  • veerang on November 16, 2013, 10:08 GMT

    thank u sachin for making us believe in our own abilities.....

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:07 GMT

    farewell ten to the power of ten dulkar u r ten times any cricketer fr us umade

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:06 GMT

    India, A country where people don't remember the good work done by the Govt and they vote someone else every after 5 years, its very difficult to Praise, honour a single person for a long time but as Miracle do come true, Sachin did it again. The whole Country standing with him for last 24 years and as the time passes fan followers were increasing. It shows how great and amazing character Sachin is. How special this test match was from the very first day. Los Angeles International Airport, announcement of a Gentleman coj he was not boarding flight as he was busy in watching Sachin @ Wankhede. Looked like Bharat Bandh on the second day of the test match when Sachin resume his innings. At the end Tears at Wankhede for the greatest man on the planet. Never saw such coverage on the retirement around the globe for any of the sportsman. Quite emotional watching the Master says Good Bye but the Legends never retire. #thankyousachin for all the memories. The whole world gonna miss u….

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:05 GMT

    Good luck, Sachin.Cricket wont be the same without you.Congrats on a great career.:-)

  • Sridharan.Appusamy on November 16, 2013, 10:04 GMT

    Hats off Sachin... thanks for entertained us for past 24 years.. enjoy your life.. all the best.. i feel the sunset in afternoon.. thank you....

  • Harmony111 on November 16, 2013, 10:04 GMT

    Others are great too but with Sachin, the bond was something special. It went deeper. Only Sachin gave us this strong vicarious indescribable feeling.

    We saw Sachin as our only hope, our only assurance against disaster & doom. We wanted him to score runs yet wanted him to be on non-striker end lest he got out.

    We saw Sachin as our 9 year old baby, the slightest scratch on him troubling us and at the same time saw him as a superman expected to take on all the pressure & to fight the goons to save us. We Indians are weird peoples.

    We wanted him to do all that we couldn't & he did it, mostly. He did all he could to please us … and some more. Yes at times he failed but that's cos he was God in Human Flesh, not Wholesome God.

    I wipe some tears but more come out. I am sad cos the joie de vivre is not here anymore. This is what you were for us. Others greats are precious, you are priceless.

    For all that you did for us,

    For all that you made us 'feel' to be,

    THANK YOU SACHIN.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on November 16, 2013, 10:03 GMT

    @Harmony111, what a tribute to The Master! Amazing write-up dude! You are some writer! Take a bow, you and your Special Master!

  • Harmony111 on November 16, 2013, 10:03 GMT

    Others are great too but with Sachin, the bond was something special. It went deeper. Only Sachin gave us this strong vicarious indescribable feeling.

    We saw Sachin as our only hope, our only assurance against disaster & doom. We wanted him to score runs yet wanted him to be on non-striker end lest he got out.

    We saw Sachin as our 9 year old baby, the slightest scratch on him troubling us and at the same time saw him as a superman expected to take on all the pressure & to fight the goons to save us. We Indians are weird peoples.

    We wanted him to do all that we couldn't & he did it, mostly. He did all he could to please us … and some more. Yes at times he failed but that's cos he was God in Human Flesh, not Wholesome God.

    I wipe some tears but more come out. I am sad cos the joie de vivre is not here anymore. This is what you were for us. Others greats are precious, you are priceless.

    For all that you did for us,

    For all that you made us 'feel' to be,

    THANK YOU SACHIN.

  • batman_gothamcity on November 16, 2013, 10:02 GMT

    What a farewell Test for the Master and he also showed the glimpses of his great batting talents in his knock of 74 .He desrved such a farewell with all his family /friends coming to see him at the stadium . His last act of coming alone on the 22 yard pitch his " karma bhoomi " and praying on it was so very touching seldom seen such moments earlier .Will never forget this moments and this Test match . His legacy is much more than 34000 international runs but the way he has handled sucess and failures both . Nothing more can be written now .

    Thank you , thank you SACHIN for giving all the fans such incredible happiness and joy . All the best for your next innings in life . Congrats to Indian team for good victory as well and all the best for stern test of South Africa.

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:01 GMT

    Sachin i love your passion and all people love what contribute for our country all the best for your rest of life , we always going to miss you lot .thanks ulhas

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:59 GMT

    Last man standing from the Famous Fabulous 4 has pressed exit button It was nice to see Wall,God,Prince and Very Very Spl play... all had flair in their batting. Lets hope we get another Fab 4 soon...

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on November 16, 2013, 9:56 GMT

    I find it amusing that people, especially some Englishmen and Proteas, are not able to understand what is meant by Sachin retiring. It is a deeply personal and emotional moment for our whole country and they expect it to happen in that South Africa? Are they for real? You can't express your deep personal feelings and emotions in front of outsiders. Can you? You want to do that in front of and in the company of near and dear. That's what Sachin, his family AND his extended family aka Indians got a chance to do today. I can't thank BCCI enough for giving us all this opportunity to revel in THE MOMENT of a life-time. Miss you My Dearest Master! Thanks for all the memories :'(

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:54 GMT

    God Wanted to play cricket so -SACHIN TENDULKAR was born.Thankyousachin.

  • Stark62 on November 16, 2013, 9:52 GMT

    What a legend and hero, salute to the man!! I will always remember Sachin's cover drives, which were executed to perfection and so flawless but yet, made it look like a 10 year old or a novice could play that shot.

    On another note, I think Rohit Sharma is the perfect replacement for that coveted no.4 slot left behind by the little master.

  • Ranjeeth_V on November 16, 2013, 9:49 GMT

    I didn't believe that GOD exists until I got to know about SACHIN....U thought us that RESPECT can only be earned but not taken..._/\_

  • cenitin on November 16, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    One observation. Sachin controlled all his emotion somehow and didn't cry while giving speech, even mentioning abt his parents and wife. But when he touched the pitch with respect in the end, he didn't able to control his emotion and while returning back there were tears in his eyes. That shows how badly he wants and loves to play cricket for India. At that time he realized that he won't be playing cricket any more. His love to cricket is unparallel. Take a bow legend !!

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    Thank you Sachin for all the memories, will never forget them.

  • gsingh7 on November 16, 2013, 9:45 GMT

    sachin u were are will always be the prodigal son of india-- SACHIIIN SAAAACHIN. TAKE A BOW, LITTLE MASTER.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:42 GMT

    Never a match like this will ever happen again...... Never a player like sachin will be born again..... Never work at offices will ever stop again to witness cricket Never school/colleges would be bunked again for cricket Never an opposition captain be upset after claiming the wicket of best batsmen of the opposition team Never will a captain change bowling on demand of the crowd Never will a nation be so upset on a dismissal of a batsmen and switch off the tv sets.... Never a train will stop so that a batsmen completes his century..... Never a test match will have a full house....

    with that ends the one of the most prolific careers of all time...... i was glad that i was born in the sachin's generation...... proud to witness him bat for the one last time live at wankhede......

    couldnt stop my tears at your emotional speech.......

    the nation weeps at the farewell of the master thanks a lot sachin.... will miss u and remember you always.......

    salute the legend.....

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:40 GMT

    First of I would like to say thanks to Sachin for making 24 year of my life joyful while watching Indian cricket team playing specially when Sachin was playing, It was treat to our eves when he was batting, My msg to Sachin is "Sachin I was in 3rd standard when our Indian team was on tour of Australia for the 92 WC, I remember My father wakened me 4.30 am in morning and said I want to show you something, That day I saw you batting first time and from that day I was following your game. I remember 96 WC Semifinal, when you are their at batting end we believe that yes we can do this, but when you are out entire nation hear was broken. 99 WC when you played that inning with Kenya after sudden demises of your father, 2003 WC that famous Six on Akhtar, and at last the 87 run inning against Pak in 2011 semi." Thanks for becoming a inspirational icon not for just cricketers but for every youth of India. best of luck for your life, we and cricket will miss you forever.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:38 GMT

    @Harmony111.. Awesome writing man.. :)

  • maliary on November 16, 2013, 9:34 GMT

    i am from Pakistan but i am a great fan of Indian batting... i saw the match and farewell speech of sachian... i feel sad today a very nice humain being... i can not imagine that he is retire from cricket. today is a very sad day for cricket a living legend is retired from cricket... my best wishes too him long live and God Bless you. you give your nation so much proud. every country's men must have least a person like you.

    Best Wishes from Pakistan

  • Sachinfan8 on November 16, 2013, 9:29 GMT

    His speech left me in tears.His last line "sachin sachin will reverberate in my ears till i stop breathing" is enough to make people cry..I was really moved by when he touched and kissed the 22 yards after the lap of honour.A true humble man,role model to all young people.I proudly say that i had grown up during his 24 years of his career.There wont be and never a cricketer like Sachin Tendulkar.Thank you sachin.And finally if there is any award for the best speech this speech by master deserves it.For the last time i say "Sachinnn sachin..."Cricket will never be the same with out you

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:28 GMT

    Things will not be the same, but those millions of young people who have been watching him since they opened their eyes, and have his photos all around them ... will remember him for coming decades.

  • CricketChat on November 16, 2013, 9:21 GMT

    End of an era with the last of the greatest 3 batsmen, along with Lara and Ponting, retiring today. Will feel a bit weird to see Ind team sheet without Sachin's name in it. Thanks for all your contributions Sachin! In all this farewell excitement, the performance of WI team can't be forgotten. 2nd consecutive 3 dayer! Is this the worst WI test team to tour Ind? It wasn't so long ago WI were handing similar treatment to India and other test teams with their unparalleled pace attack. Hope ODIs will be more competitive.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:19 GMT

    Oh, what a career Sachin,t it was super human, this could only result from dedication and positiveness, you are not only a hero in India but all over the cricketing world, your name has become synonymous with cricket like that of the Maradonas and the Peles in football, your name will be on every little boy's lip who plays cricket. Big congrats to you, you have served well and will continue to serve. Nuff Respect.

  • Sal76 on November 16, 2013, 9:18 GMT

    On this momentous occasion, I would like to extend my thanks to Sachin for the many exciting, nailbiting yet joyous memories. At least 3 generations of fans will cherish these memories forever. I remember when Sachin has just started playing, one of my uncles was a huge skeptic, but Sachin made a believer out of him. Thank you Sachin!

    To all Sachin-bashers - Show me a single cricketer who played this long, this consistently, with this much success and yet remained one of the most humble sportspersons ever to have graced the sport.

    Cricinfo - I strongly urge you, all freedom of speech aside, please censor all Sachin bashers today. The man deserves it. If you disagree, please do not post my comment.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:17 GMT

    I have seen him many times playing in England and once in India. His composure and humility even after achieving almost everything anyone can ever achieve in cricket is amazing. People won't fly two continents to watch anyone else. Good bye great master. You will be in heart and memory of every cricketer and cricket lover on the planet.

  • SwingandSeam on November 16, 2013, 9:15 GMT

    Respect to Tendulkar, but the celebration of his career should not detract from an abject performance from the West Indies. Sammy and Best simply have no place in a Test team and should make way for a specialist batsmen and good up and coming fast bowler respectively. The selectors need to be brave and stop looking to the same underperforming players over and over again.

  • EnglishCricket on November 16, 2013, 9:14 GMT

    @Harmony111 - One thing he has never achieved despite playing far more matches than anybody else was a 300 :P anyway yeah these are fantastic things he has achieved overall.

  • sachin_vvsfan on November 16, 2013, 9:09 GMT

    @Front-Foot-Lunge If this was a 5 match series you would have complained too then that India chose 5 match series against weaker WI. As far i 'remember' we never played 5 match series in England. Even before 2011 it was always 3 match series and Eng weren't threat to any team those days. Don't single out Sachin for his contributions in later part of his career I wish India (and Sachin ) had played more tests in late 90s against Eng/Aus. Nevertheless his records against Aus is still better than most of the Eng players(He is some 6 runs behind one eng player who played more innings). This is despite his slump in form in last 8 matches against Aus.

  • CricLover316 on November 16, 2013, 9:09 GMT

    @Front-Foot-Lunge- Get a life mate. Tendulkar has played against the best bowlers in the game including Wasim,Waqay,Mcragth, Donald,B Lee, Saqlain, Warne and Murali) and has tamed them. If you think Sachin would not want to face steyn(He's good,but yet to reach in that league of bowlers) or other bowlers,then you're really delusional. Really cheap comment of yours. Reeks of jealousy more than anything else. Talking about respect to the game that made you, we all saw what your team thinks of Cricket,they didnt have anywhere to piss,but on the pitch. Whereas Sachin showed us what this game means to him, it is his Life. Hard for guys like you to understand. Look into your roots and then comment over here. You're embarrassing yourself.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:06 GMT

    If we're asked, to pick the most memorable match, innings, shot, moments or to describe Sachin Tendulkar, we all will fail in our duties. Words are insufficient, runs & memories are too many, to even attempt. Yes, its been like that, he did, what we dreamed, what we hoped and what we expected and corollary he did the same when he was asked to talk, though not with the bat this time. Well, only one sentence Dear Sachin "We will remember you"! Your bradmanesque statistics and attitude made us really proud, on and off the field. God cried, so did we mortals. Thank you Sachin, you made the gentelman's game more gentle.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:04 GMT

    @ R Ashwin, congrats for your record. Fastest indian bowler to reach 100 wickets in test matches.

  • JoshFromJamRock on November 16, 2013, 9:01 GMT

    May you enjoy your life after cricket Sachin Tendulkar!!!

    There have been some great batsmen in the past 5-7 years and they all have something unique about them.

    Class One - Tendulkar and Lara>>>>Class Two - Ponting, Kallis, Dravid and Sangakkara>>Class Three - Inzaman, Chanderpaul and Jayawardene>Class Four - Alma, Pieterson, Kohli, Cook, Clarke and DeVilliers

    In my opinion all the other batsmen considered to be "good" fall collectively in a class below these guys.

    As it relates to Sachin's records: Those due merely to his longevity such as most matches and his world cup records will not be broken. His century and run count in Tests is just within Kallis' reach given remains fit for about 18 more months plus there is Cook who is well on track based on age. His century and run count in ODIs is Kohli's for the taking if him can remain discipline for the next 10-12 years.

    The future of cricket is in the balance with the Legends basically gone and the bowlers being crucified.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:01 GMT

    Nobody ever gifted him runs. Scoring so many runs was never easy on 90 plus different pacy, bounsy, flat, dead pitches. Scoring was neither comfortable when there were skull breaking bowlers, classy spinners and lightening fielders around him. Every time he was there in the middle I , You, We expected a century always ,forgetting the fact that he was also a human being .He had lots of injuries and still not perished ! Never endorsed any an alcohol or tobacco advt. No more commentators saying "oh glorious cover drive" No more switching off of Tvs after the no 4 gets out. No more classy leg glances and upper cuts. No more nail biting 90s. No more famous 'Tendulkar nod" to a good length ball. Im fortunate to have watched, reviewed, asked, told, listened to, googled, followed his cricket…And lucky to be a contemporary with the crickets finest gentleman and versatile players of all time. I just stand up and Salute…Thank You Sachin …

  • VivGilchrist on November 16, 2013, 9:00 GMT

    WI had one warm up match before the Tests......Did anyone take this series seriously???

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:59 GMT

    There has been always buzzing in the foreign countries about Sachin Mania in India, but watching those emotions and speech by plenty of people indeedly realize them what Sachin meant to India. And what a great gestures at the end that he went back to pitch and bowed to the ground with the tears in eyes. what a great passion and love for cricket!! a genius cricketer with perfect exit.

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:58 GMT

    I love you Sachin Tendulkar. You are my GOD. You are everything to me. My life has ended today. You are beyond all the records. Your are beyond Cricket. You are my life. You dont know what you mean to me. I want GOD to be renamed as Sachin. For the world there may be GOD but for me there is Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.

  • Cricket_Man on November 16, 2013, 8:57 GMT

    Congratulation to Sachin Tendulkar on such a magnificent career and all the best wishes for him for his future. Tendulkar is a global cricketing icon and no doubt has been the face of cricket for the past 24 years. His love, passion, dedication and respect for the game is just untouchable. His farewell speech was as good as his 24 years career. After witnessing this once in a lifetime farewell speech by the living legend, countless young aspiring cricketers from across the cricketing world would have seen passion igniting within themselves, wanting to be a cricketer like Tendulkar. Congratulations to BCCI, the Indian cricket fans and the Indian cricketing fraternity for organizing a wonderful and THE BEST farewell for THE BEST cricketer. Tendulkar deserves all the accolades he got. Well done Tendulkar, world cricket and I am sure India is proud of you. Best wishes from Pakistan.

  • athulpk on November 16, 2013, 8:56 GMT

    it is a terrible feeling...still doesnt want to believe sachin has retired....but he will be always remembered.....cant imagine the future life of cricket.....heart broken when i saw sachin weeping.....never seen any farewell like this.....your records not say it all,your humbling personality and that simplicity in you,that makes sachin different from humans....really a god's gift....just like hiswife anjaly says,we just can't imagine sachin without cricket.....his speech was the most emotional speech i have ever heard....felt like heart broken....msd and vk did agreat job also....thank you sachin for 24 years of entertainment.....cricket will never ever be the same agin....golden era of cricket with sachin has finally comes to an end...and i'am glad i was part of that great era......thank you sachin....thank you...thank you....will miss you forever......

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:52 GMT

    Dear Sachin, I've been thrilled till now since Nov 1989.

    Your 53 runs off 18 balls, including an over in which he scored 27 runs off leg-spinner Abdul Qadir.

    Thats the way I learned to step out and hit sixes in much of my matches

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:52 GMT

    who s goin to bring the crowds to the Test matches now !! miss u

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:50 GMT

    most fantastic farewell given to the all time great sachin tendlukar....he will be missed by millions of fans....was not a die hard of sachin but still always admired and loved him....his calmness his batting style and confidence he never played amy shot which was a fluke he always played proper cricketing shots....anyways he will be missed alot....good bye sachin good bye....when you cried all cried with you which shows how much you will be missed you will be missed forever

  • Shaubhik1 on November 16, 2013, 8:48 GMT

    Cricket lost its sheen today bye bye sach u vl always remain d greatest crktr evr

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:48 GMT

    @Front-Foot-Lunge..india is playing 4match series against Aus for more than a decade,their last two series against Eng is a 4match series,infact india's all series under FTP is either three or four match series,only when they organize a series outside FTP it's a two match series because there is not enough time to schedule 3match in between FTP..care to explain what do you mean by saying india loves to play two match series when the facts are otherwise..lastly its only india alongwith Aus and Eng who plays 4match a series..try to use logic while commenting in a public forum.

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:46 GMT

    All the Best Sachin, This is from Sri Lanka

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:43 GMT

    "when you are in the middle , our heart beat goes so high that we cannt even bear that tension yet we enjoyed it to the top..love u sachin and thank u for giving us so many wonderful memories.

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:43 GMT

    You taught me what is cricket. You taught me how to play cricket. You taught me how to behave in ground. You taught me the mannerism of a sport. Yes, I learned !!! But tell me how can I play cricket any more? How can I watch cricket any more with out you master? Just tell me !! No words yaaarr....Just falling two drops of tears. Miss you sir. really really will miss you. The world with out oxygen .....cricket with out You....both are same to me. Love you. From heart. Thanks for everything. Thanks for making cricket to famous sport level. Just bless us with your golden hand !!!!

  • rajuramki on November 16, 2013, 8:42 GMT

    While the retirement of Tedulkar has brought an end to an era where Tendulkar, Dravid, Laxman , Ganguly and Kumble were the architects of various cricket battles, the emergence of new players like Pujara, Kohli , Rohit ,Ashwin gives the confidence that they will become the part of the next era . Due to lack of experience , a few series may be lost but we can say that the greats of Indian cricket have passed on the baton to a bunch of talented youngsters , who will serve the country for atleast the next 10 years . Best of luck to the SA bound Indian team .

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:40 GMT

    For the one last time when he went again to that 22 yards, as a player donning the Indian jersey, and took blessings, everybody went to tears and so as Sachin !!! Emotional Moments !! I hope he gets to touch the same 22 yards again (as a commentator) :)

  • Mukul.Sabhani on November 16, 2013, 8:39 GMT

    1987-2013 : My Life, 1989-2013 : Sachin's Career - I Grew Up Watching Sachin Beat The World Just By Playing Those Amazing Straight Drives & Bring A Smile on The Face of a Billion Indians....From Him I Learnt What Does Dedication & Hardwork Means.....He Inspired All of Us.....He Taught us Nothing is Impossible....Today The Only God I Knew Finally Walked Into Sunset Leaving us Mortals in Tears...God These Tears Will Take a While, Quite a While To Dry....Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar : Take A Bow Master, Take A Bow.....You Will Surely Be Missed....I Finally Feel It's Now Time To Grow Up....An Era Has Ended !! #ThankYouSachin #SaluteTheLegend #SRTForever

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:39 GMT

    Dear Brother Sachin, I really cherished all these 24 years of our journey together. I have keenly followed each and every match you played. Like the Greatest Chatrapathi Sivaji, you have brought a new era to India and cricket. I wish you all the best from the bottom of my heart.

  • aplomb on November 16, 2013, 8:38 GMT

    @FFL ...respect for the game could be understand by which how you regard the game, not by how much test match you play in a series. Just for your attention gives you an example, last moment for Tendulkar was to touch the field by hands, which as per Indian tradition is highest respect, and after the ashes win English player were peeing on pitch. That's the difference how we treat the cricket and how your team treats that. Don't tell us that your served the game better by playing 3 match extra in a series.

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:38 GMT

    congratulations sachin a wonderful batsman and beautiful person, now for the wi batting they have to now bring in kirk edwards and k powell for future tests ,i think they need a batting coach with some credentials how many chances do these guys want! gayle, darren bravo ,deonarine ,yes ramden played well today but whre is the consistency if they were playing for australia they wouldnt get a game

  • Cpt.Meanster on November 16, 2013, 8:34 GMT

    @Front-Foot-Lunge: Man, I can tell you one thing. In the next 14 months, India will be touring SA, NZ, ENG, and AUS. As an Indian fan, it is a time of excitement, confidence and anticipation. The Master has passed the torch over to MS Dhoni and the rest of the team. This Indian team is a BRAND NEW team and will play a different style of cricket. All the countries better watch out. A new India rises on this day and don't you worry about the number of games India will play. Most of the tours except the SA one will have 4 tests and you can be assured India will give all the above mentioned teams a run for their money in each of those games. Sachin's blessings and words will spur the team on to greater heights. This will be the INDIAN Team post Tendulkar Era or ASE (After Sachin Era).

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:34 GMT

    Don't know how our generation can ever repay u. All the celebrations r still not enough to show how much we love u and will miss u on the cricket field. For the spinners ur guidance will be missed. For batsmen technique will be missed and for fielders ur work ethic will be missed. For the rest of the world ur humility and conduct off the field is something everyone can learn from.

  • Eclipse0990 on November 16, 2013, 8:33 GMT

    @Front-foot-lunge: Check this mate: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/team/1.html?class=1;orderby=start;orderbyad=reverse;template=results;type=team;view=series

    And compare this to this: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/team/6.html?class=1;orderby=start;orderbyad=reverse;template=results;type=team;view=series

    Apart from Ashes, do you see much 4 or 5 match series played by England? Don't make comments which might make you eat your own words. :)

  • king_lion on November 16, 2013, 8:32 GMT

    What to say.........It feels like someone has take a piece of my heart away. God at times is very cruel. Emotional quotient is very high for us and for Sachin and may be for all true cricket lovers. It just is not going to be easy to swallow. I cannot come to the terms with the fact that I will never ever again see that heavenly cover drive or handsome back foot punch. It was more than worth to come here and watch "the true servant of Cricket and Nation" put on pads for the last time. That iconic moment when he touches the pitch FOR THE LAST TIME with divine passion sums it up all - True Son of Cricket hugging and saying Goodbye to his Mother. Salute to Sachin for showing us hope, determination, passion, dedication and honesty towards cricket. Tomorrow will never be the same. I am lucky at least I can shed tears but Cricket is grieving SILENTLY upon loosing her dearest son. GOODBYE SACHIN. Goodbye from one of those million passionate fans. GOODBYE DEAR.

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:32 GMT

    My sympathies Mr Late Mark Antony.....Your speech was an integral part of Literature curriculum all over the Nation...Its likely that your speech would be replaced by the Indian Superman's epic address at the Wankhede on 16/11/2013

  • x_lnc on November 16, 2013, 8:30 GMT

    India won the match and lost the Sachin

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:30 GMT

    enjoy ur retirement mate. u served cricket well. all cricket lovers and people with warm hearts are saddened by ur retirement. take a bow, sachin

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:30 GMT

    An unforgettable career of an unforgettable man comes to an end. Respect!

  • suresh_nottath on November 16, 2013, 8:28 GMT

    India's only super hero....We feel void without your presence!! Please continue to contribute to our emerging talents....Good luck!!

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:27 GMT

    its really sad to c sachin retire from game of cricket....cricket will never b same without him...love u from the core of my heart...may u succeed in ur life.....from a very die hard Pakistani fan....we will miss u sachin...

  • Dev_Sachinfan on November 16, 2013, 8:27 GMT

    :'-( With tears in my eyes, i can hardly imagine the cricket without you..! U r the best thing happened to me in my life as i watched ur every match with joy.. U r a role model to me as well as to many others in our country..! Thank you for everything..! U'l be remembered forever in my heart..! #Thankyou Sachin...! #Thankyou..! #Thankyou...! #WilmissYou...!

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:27 GMT

    he made 1.2 billion smile many times..... he made 1.2billion cry.... i hate him....we all hate him, he just left us.... but we love him... 1.2 billion lives love him.....

  • team_india_no1 on November 16, 2013, 8:26 GMT

    Tendulkar era ends at India no.1 ODI rankings and no.2 in Test and T20 rankings.

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:24 GMT

    Damn! Had to drink an extra bottle of water as I was scared of getting dehydrated due to tears rolling down listening to Sachin's speech!!!

    The fact that he is probably the ONLY player in this IPL era to play his final competitive match for his COUNTRY (that too in the purest form of cricket) underlines his passion and commitment to Team India

    THANK YOU SACHIN, for all the joy and good memories you have given us.

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:21 GMT

    Last Gentleman of the game retired..., Tears rolling out.... Simple speechless.... Long Live Legend SACHIN., Thank you for providing us all those wonderful cricketing moments. Sachiiin sachiiiin.,

  • TylerLennox on November 16, 2013, 8:19 GMT

    Tendulkar gets to live the rest of his life as a legend of Cricket. West Indies have to wake up tomorrow and face the fact that they've embarrassed the entire Caribbean.

    I've never seen the Windies take a beating like that. Two 5-day tests that end in 3 days? Losing by an entire inning AND over 100 runs? TWICE?!? This is pathetic, and an absolute disgrace. The selectors and cricket board need to feel ashamed of themselves for their terrible decision making. And the players need to step up and play some real professional cricket, or be man enough to realize that they don't have what it takes to contribute on a first-class level of cricket. West Indies, get your act together.

  • pinn on November 16, 2013, 8:17 GMT

    You inspired our generation for the cricket ! Looking back, you have created so much of memories for us. While thinking around all your cricketing moments, we are going back in timeline and feeling the little kids within us.

    Thanks Sachin ! We are proud to be the true Indian fans.

    People outside India might think, are we going mad ! Nope, it is Sachin who introduced the cricket to us and is truly an emotional moment for us !

    Thanks Sachin ! for the wonderful 24 years of entertaining cricket :-)

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:16 GMT

    It was one of the most wonderful moments of my life!!! I had cried nearly about two hours or so...Can't believe cricket without its maestro... No one will ever replace the personality,the aura,and the magic of tendlya!!!Respect.

  • Baber_Baloch on November 16, 2013, 8:16 GMT

    SACHIN is good player no doubt but He is also a good man...he always support game and any contrary His behave is always positive even someone criticized him...we miss you ...good wishes from Pakistan.

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:15 GMT

    Today my hope is that atleast players like Virat,Dhawan,etc behave like a Gentleman on and off the field.If they could do that then one can say they have learn't a precious lesson from SRT.Greatness comes not only by your records but also humility.

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:14 GMT

    Cricket was like a National Game of INDIA throughout Sachin Tendulkar's Career. Now Hockey will again take its place as the National Game.. Love u Sachin... Miss u Tendulkar..

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:13 GMT

    One sentence which Sachin the great passed to each and every not only cricket but for all sorts of sports person who represent respective countries is ----- be thankful that almighty has selected you to represent country, so Respect the Game .

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:11 GMT

    Salute Sir..You are the best..not only in terms of cricket..but as a human being..Most Humble..down to earth man ever played this game..U are god but u respect the game more than anyone else..Your speech will be ever remembered all over the world..I had my frind calling from US and he said..this is the best speech he ever heard..me too..Love u sir..from bottom of my heart!!

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:11 GMT

    Apart from Chanderpaul,the other WI players look absolutely lost on a Test field. They seem very uncomfortable in whites and appear to be complete misfits in the Test genre. One wonders about the psychology of the likes of Gayle and Darren Bravo and their commitment to the team. The very concept that Test cricket is 5 day affair seems to be something that the present WI team, again, with the honourable exception of Chanderpaul, are completely unaware of. This hastily-arranged series, put together by sycophants to pander to Tendulkar, has degenerated into a farce and a sorry travesty of Test cricket. That it has come to a very premature end, prompts on to say, "Thank God!"

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:07 GMT

    THANK U sachin for everything.even though u retire from playing cricket ,u ll not retire from my heart as long as I live. -me and a billion others.:-) Have a happy life.:-)

  • ramli on November 16, 2013, 8:05 GMT

    Now that Sachin has retired ... let the other players do their job and we as watchers can start the never-ending-but-briefly-halted comparisons between SRT and other players ... let the WOW begin

  • VivtheGreatest on November 16, 2013, 8:05 GMT

    Words can't describe Sachin's astounding career so I would just like to wish him all the best for life after cricket. It has been a pleasure to watch u right from Karachi 1989 when we had only DD telecasting matches here in India (Wonder how many of my fellow bloggers can remember that time!!) Congrats to Team India for another comprehensive series win. As for the Windies the sight of trundler Sammy opening the bowling just shows the depths to which they have plumbed.Sammy is neither a bowler nor a batsman of Test calibre and yet he's captain. Incredible!!

  • CricketFanIndUS on November 16, 2013, 8:04 GMT

    What is more impressive than Tendulkar's achievements in cricket (which are second to none) is how he has moved so many people in India and all over the world. I hope people let him enjoy his personal life now and give him some degree of privacy.

  • Omair23 on November 16, 2013, 8:03 GMT

    All good things must come to an end, still feeling sad though. Hope he has a great life ahead. Thanks for all the entertainment.

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:02 GMT

    Sachin's last game, unbelievable!! A person I greatly admire more so than being a great cricketer for India. Sachin I truly believe started the revolution in Indian Cricket when all of India and the world saw him take on and win battles single handedly against some of the legendary fast bowlers and spinners of his time, his duels against the Australian, Pakistani bowlers were staff legends are made of. Unfortunately he never got the support of his team mates when he was in at his peak...something the current crop of young Sachin inspired Indian cricketers are trying not to repeat. they revel in each others success, these young Indian cricketers like sachin at his peak, can take on any Bowler whether a fearsome speedster or a wily spinner. I believe that this is Sachin Tendulkars legacy to Indian Cricket. Hence no one should deny or envy Sachin this wonderful farewell that he is receiving from BCCI and Indian Fans. Sachin has nothing more to prove to us his Indian fans or the world

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:02 GMT

    Really love sachin.... you made me cry. I always respect you attitude and equities.

  • pull_shot on November 16, 2013, 8:02 GMT

    Should appreciate Rohit sharma last 3 series Tri series in WI, odi's vs Aus, now Wi test series he is man of d series congrats man, Initially i was huge fan of u lost hope in past 2 years and i am enjoying ur performances

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:01 GMT

    Sir we love you..Best Batsman..You r the most humble person ever played this game..one of the greatest human being..Living legend..Salute Sir!!

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:00 GMT

    What a wonderful journey has come to an end. Great Cricketer, his good nature, simple and honesty made him to grow tallest in the field of cricket. We pray Almighty to give him and his family members good health, wealth, prosperity and happiness and we wish him Happy retirement life. Bhaskar & family.

  • Front-Foot-Lunge on November 16, 2013, 8:00 GMT

    It's a shame that the Tendulkar era end with a yet another 2-0 test series, which only serves to highlights the inferior and deliberately less exposed way India have played test cricket for more than a decade. A two match series - We all know why India love 'em: You could never be totally exposed and never made to look as bad as you are. Every other team in the world plays a Four or a Five match series. These other teams just have to play their cricket with more stamina and fitness and a little harder as a result.

  • Eclipse0990 on November 16, 2013, 7:53 GMT

    Settling down the debate from the last match on who should get the MoM award...In this match, it was Ojha's bowling which turned the match in both innings as Indian team was ALREADY GOOD IN THE BATTING DEPARTMENT. Its a matter of what player does the best for his team given the circumstances. Now coming to the main agenda....Thank you god...Thank you Sachin. No more criticisms..No more hope for one more century. its all over. Now you can rest. I wish you stay away from cricket now as you deserve time off it. Now you can be a human being. Now your life starts. All the best. :)

  • vish2020 on November 16, 2013, 7:49 GMT

    Say what you want and about who you want but one thing is for sure.. from today on, cricket will only be a sport and not a religion because God is gone back into heaven.. Thanks for the memories and also for breaking our hearts.. we'll miss you sooo much, sachin!!!

  • on November 16, 2013, 7:48 GMT

    Farewell Maestro! Cricket will never be the same for me.

  • pull_shot on November 16, 2013, 7:47 GMT

    That was emotional which made me cry. Can't imagine cricket with sachin and have to thank his wife Anjali and his kids as well. They would have missed him as indian cricket schedule is always heavy. It's hard to say good bye but can say well done sachin on wonderful carrier. U make us proud as a nation and set a bench mark for youngsters not only on d field but also off d field how to behave which such as star worship culture in india u handled ur self as good as any body and will remembered as one of brightest sons of india.

  • nazish_altaf on November 16, 2013, 7:45 GMT

    THANK YOU SACHIN .... what a speech ..... will olwz miss you

  • on November 16, 2013, 7:45 GMT

    He is the best batsmen ever walked on any pitch, any one else is just over rated including bradman....Tendulkar u simply rocks....surely you will be missed... Love & Respect your Pak fan!

  • on November 16, 2013, 7:45 GMT

    The last of the FABs has retired...but no one has ever touched so many in such a special way. While I have been asking "Why is SRT holding out to retirement?", today, as the Test completes, it feels a vacuum. Admittedly, Sachin is special - a special gift from God who managed to touch so many hearts worldwide. The new crop of players do hold a promise that they can fill the shoes the shoes of the Fabulous ones - but in order to pay the right tribute to this Great Master (Little Master is already taken), they have to (1) keep their feet grounded like Sachin (2) command respect by their behavior on and off the field (show me when someone dares sledge Sachin.

  • on November 16, 2013, 7:42 GMT

    true its end of an era of cricket .no one can get as much fan base and support as sachin did.he might have played for india but now that he is retd he and his contribution belong to whole world.and his contribution will continue to inspire cricketing world .thank u sir

  • Cpt.Meanster on November 16, 2013, 7:41 GMT

    India winning the game was just a mere formality so well done to the team first and foremost. And THANK YOU Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar for being a champion for the game of cricket and Indian cricket. Thank you for all the majestic memories you have given me and billions of adoring fans around the world. There will NEVER EVER be another player like you. You are unique and a gift from GOD to cricket. I LOVE YOU and I will miss you my dear Little Master. I am holding back my manly tears but I cannot control it. The entire cricketing world weeps for you. And today an era ends with your retirement. Officially, the AS era begins (After Sachin) - November 16, 2013. God bless you and best wishes for your future.

  • on November 16, 2013, 7:37 GMT

    we miss u SRT ................

  • on November 16, 2013, 7:37 GMT

    Emotional time to all Indians at the end of Tendulkar era.

  • on November 16, 2013, 7:37 GMT

    I think the biggest tribute the Indian team can pay to Tendulkar is to play the game as he played - royally. Play the game hard but fairly. Keep up the hunger for the game, keep up the never say die attitude, be team men and maintain humility. Maintain fitness and consistency, play and win for the team and the country. I am sure that would make him and all cricket fans happy

  • on November 16, 2013, 7:34 GMT

    one of great cricketer .........tears are not only from his eyes.....also from million people around the world.

  • CrICkeeet on November 16, 2013, 7:32 GMT

    Cricket has lost its CROWN... :/ SACHIN is SIMPLY BETTER than BEST!

  • on November 16, 2013, 7:30 GMT

    Even The God will be Proud to be associated with you Mr. Tendulkar... #SachinSachin #SRT200 #ThankYouSachin #missyousachin

  • cvenka on November 16, 2013, 7:24 GMT

    My wishes to SRT on his next avatar! It may be anything but would be always related to cricket. What better choice to SRT than to become batting coach to Pakistan! Indians would be privileged if Pak accept him as batting coach & Pak would be privileged to have someone of the stature of SRT as their coach. Not to think of the enormous goodwill that will be generated by this action......

  • CrICkeeet on November 16, 2013, 7:16 GMT

    Now Only kallis is left of that golden Era.... THE End of an cricket Era.... New T20 Style TEST era is comming up nex..

  • on November 16, 2013, 7:08 GMT

    An end of an era....An end of a cricket civilization....An end to a "SACHIN" career...SALUTE TO SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR....A MAN WHO GAVE INDIAN CRICKET A NEW FACE...FOR OTHERS TO CARRY FORWARD....

  • Fast_Track_Bully on November 16, 2013, 7:01 GMT

    Congrats to Team India. Sorry for WI. They need a better captain than Sami for sure. He is not a test material.

  • Jagdish3k on November 16, 2013, 6:57 GMT

    I am a great fan of Sachin and believe his greatest contribution has been his daring approach against top teams and his ability to take on top bowlers and belief that he can make the team win the match. However, amid all the hype and hoopla surrounding his retirement, I believe that though Sachin was greater legend than Lara, Ponting, Dravid etc but they were also equally great players. We also did not give celebration the due to Dravid & Laxman though they were also equally great players and bailed out team India on many occasions.

  • ODI_BestFormOfCricket on November 16, 2013, 6:50 GMT

    I dont care where sachin stands in the list of greats and also it doesnt matter for me. my love towards sachin is not based on numbers and it is a feeling which some people cannot understand.

  • on November 16, 2013, 6:49 GMT

    Mr. Cricket tetires from cricket

  • Rajesh.Kumar on November 16, 2013, 6:41 GMT

    Let us hope that Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan etc. turn out to be even better than Tendulkar in future. That will be the best possible tribute to the little master.

  • Rajesh.Kumar on November 16, 2013, 6:41 GMT

    Let us hope that Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan etc. turn out to be even better than Tendulkar in future. That will be the best possible tribute to the little master.

  • on November 16, 2013, 6:49 GMT

    Mr. Cricket tetires from cricket

  • ODI_BestFormOfCricket on November 16, 2013, 6:50 GMT

    I dont care where sachin stands in the list of greats and also it doesnt matter for me. my love towards sachin is not based on numbers and it is a feeling which some people cannot understand.

  • Jagdish3k on November 16, 2013, 6:57 GMT

    I am a great fan of Sachin and believe his greatest contribution has been his daring approach against top teams and his ability to take on top bowlers and belief that he can make the team win the match. However, amid all the hype and hoopla surrounding his retirement, I believe that though Sachin was greater legend than Lara, Ponting, Dravid etc but they were also equally great players. We also did not give celebration the due to Dravid & Laxman though they were also equally great players and bailed out team India on many occasions.

  • Fast_Track_Bully on November 16, 2013, 7:01 GMT

    Congrats to Team India. Sorry for WI. They need a better captain than Sami for sure. He is not a test material.

  • on November 16, 2013, 7:08 GMT

    An end of an era....An end of a cricket civilization....An end to a "SACHIN" career...SALUTE TO SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR....A MAN WHO GAVE INDIAN CRICKET A NEW FACE...FOR OTHERS TO CARRY FORWARD....

  • CrICkeeet on November 16, 2013, 7:16 GMT

    Now Only kallis is left of that golden Era.... THE End of an cricket Era.... New T20 Style TEST era is comming up nex..

  • cvenka on November 16, 2013, 7:24 GMT

    My wishes to SRT on his next avatar! It may be anything but would be always related to cricket. What better choice to SRT than to become batting coach to Pakistan! Indians would be privileged if Pak accept him as batting coach & Pak would be privileged to have someone of the stature of SRT as their coach. Not to think of the enormous goodwill that will be generated by this action......

  • on November 16, 2013, 7:30 GMT

    Even The God will be Proud to be associated with you Mr. Tendulkar... #SachinSachin #SRT200 #ThankYouSachin #missyousachin

  • CrICkeeet on November 16, 2013, 7:32 GMT

    Cricket has lost its CROWN... :/ SACHIN is SIMPLY BETTER than BEST!