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Your take on Tendulkar's retirement

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  • on October 11, 2013, 4:47 GMT

    Beneath the helmet, under that unruly curly hair, inside the cranium, there is something we don't know, something beyond scientific measure. Something that allows him to soar, to roam a territory of sport that, forget us, even those who are gifted enough to play alongside him cannot even fathom. When he goes out to bat, people switch on their television sets and switch off their lives

  • srisri on October 10, 2013, 17:30 GMT

    He debuted when I was in school. The Desert Storm hit the world when I was doing Ph.D. A lot happened before and after that and everything I can relate to my personal life. It was a romantic journey with Sachin for me and I am sure this is true for many of us. Underneath all this joy and fun he showed the importance of being sincere and clean. I salute the legend! May God bless him and his family for all the happiness he has given us!!!!

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:37 GMT

    Thank you so much for the memories Sachin…You were such an integral part of my growing up years...No matter what happened in my life, you were always a constant presence at least on the TV screen. Those were the days when "Sachin ka score bata(how much did Sachin score)" was the common refrain. I can never forget the test vs Pakistan in Chennai (1999) when you made 136 and still India lost. I can remember that day vividly because I cried that evening. The joy that I felt when you scored big, the despair I felt when you were dismissed cheaply, it was nothing short of worship. Certainly for me, cricket will never be the same without Sachin. I just hope YOU bow on a high by making a century. You will always be the God for me..

  • PranayC on October 10, 2013, 10:54 GMT

    I was seven years of age when I started following cricket and that was when Tendulkar started playing for India. For me, he was the cricket. I still remember exactly what I was doing when I read about his century in Perth, or when he bowled 'that' over in Hero Cup Semifinal (and the tears of joy that followed) or when he got out and India lost in Chennai test (and the tears of sadness that followed), or a one-day against Australia in Kochi when he took 5 wickets or 'those' innings in Sharjah and Centurion. I still haven't started to like Jadeja because he threw his wicket after Sachin's innings against Australia. I can go on and on and but the fact of the life is, everything comes to an end and this was coming for sometime. Thank you Sachin for all the happiness, hope, tears and above all, belief you have given to India and Indian cricket in the last 24 years. Thank YOU!

  • on October 16, 2013, 11:55 GMT

    Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is the finest monument that India can boast of in modern day and even i dare say that after Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi he is the man who captivated this planet and became ambassador of India on world stage.He was the reason cricket become a culture.As he showcased his repertoire to the world,people embraced him into their psyche and he still occupies the most coveted place in their hearts.At one stage, master was synonym for cricket in the subcontinent and he still has a considerable value in the market as an endorser..His immortality in the sport is unquestionable and his ability to transcend the barriers in the multicultural society like India will be talked about for eons to come.The man and his charisma has rubbed off to the extent that cricket shall be addressed as-PRE SACHIN ERA and POST SACHIN ERA.People will live reminiscing your heroics Sir.You were a winner in sport for India and you will be a winner for India in your retirement life too.Long live.

  • on October 16, 2013, 10:49 GMT

    Only one thing A Living Legend!! A time comes when all of the cricket lovers have to say bye to every great cricketer ever player. So I was warming for Sachin's retirement for quite sometime and wished he would go on a high. I always wanted him to retire when he was at his best. May be these two tests will make me see Vintage Tendulkar.. Hope soo

  • on October 16, 2013, 9:33 GMT

    Throughout the 90s, there was nothing positive to rave about India, except for a certain man called Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar... He's been responsible for the removal of gloom from the unstable country which was struggling with political crises and unstable economy.... Do I need to say why he is special for us? Matchwinner or not, he is just special... We shall miss you Sachin ...

  • shouvik_majumdar on October 11, 2013, 15:26 GMT

    End of an era..End of a dram..End of a magic...Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is , was and will be the greatest idol and superstar India has ever produced... There has been gavaskar, there has been Viv RIchards, There is Shah RUkh/AMitabh..but nobody has the aura of Tendulkar.... Love u Sachin..You have carried India to th next level which nobody has ever does..You have been the dreams of millions.. Every father and mother wants his son to be sachin, every girl wants her bf or husband to be sachin and every brother wants his brother to be like sachin...

    You have been a miracle which has hapenned to india. You were the habit for 24 years. Feeling very sad that india will never again see you batting....Dont know whether you are god or human..but certainly you are the greatest gift to india ever and a miracle....Thanks sachin and all the best for future...

  • jaimtriv on October 11, 2013, 15:00 GMT

    Growing up as a kid in India I first watched Sachin probably in early 90s when I was 8-9 years old and did not know what a straight drive or a cut through backward point meant. What I knew was that Sachin is batting and he is going to hit boundaries and sixes and make India win. Indian fans' disappointment when he will get out is unparalleled to any other player. Celebrations by the opponent team on his dismissal is like they winning the match. He popularized, he showed commitment, he showed humility, he connected India like nothing else after independence struggle, he showed hope, he gave respite and above all he entertained like no one for 24 years. He has that place in world cricket that is just for him.

  • Taha_Farrukh on October 11, 2013, 14:14 GMT

    no doubt Sachin is very popular in India (cause other nation got their own heroes) but he always play for himself not for his nation...he always made record and play many selfish innings not for his country....he scores to kept his place in team that y most of matches india lost despite sachin score fifty or hundred.... I believes if other world class batsman i.e. Lara, Ricky, J Kallis , AB, Hamla, Inzi, Yousaf, Younis, Gayle etc play 24 years for their country then they can make record much better then Sachin......

  • on October 11, 2013, 4:47 GMT

    Beneath the helmet, under that unruly curly hair, inside the cranium, there is something we don't know, something beyond scientific measure. Something that allows him to soar, to roam a territory of sport that, forget us, even those who are gifted enough to play alongside him cannot even fathom. When he goes out to bat, people switch on their television sets and switch off their lives

  • srisri on October 10, 2013, 17:30 GMT

    He debuted when I was in school. The Desert Storm hit the world when I was doing Ph.D. A lot happened before and after that and everything I can relate to my personal life. It was a romantic journey with Sachin for me and I am sure this is true for many of us. Underneath all this joy and fun he showed the importance of being sincere and clean. I salute the legend! May God bless him and his family for all the happiness he has given us!!!!

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:37 GMT

    Thank you so much for the memories Sachin…You were such an integral part of my growing up years...No matter what happened in my life, you were always a constant presence at least on the TV screen. Those were the days when "Sachin ka score bata(how much did Sachin score)" was the common refrain. I can never forget the test vs Pakistan in Chennai (1999) when you made 136 and still India lost. I can remember that day vividly because I cried that evening. The joy that I felt when you scored big, the despair I felt when you were dismissed cheaply, it was nothing short of worship. Certainly for me, cricket will never be the same without Sachin. I just hope YOU bow on a high by making a century. You will always be the God for me..

  • PranayC on October 10, 2013, 10:54 GMT

    I was seven years of age when I started following cricket and that was when Tendulkar started playing for India. For me, he was the cricket. I still remember exactly what I was doing when I read about his century in Perth, or when he bowled 'that' over in Hero Cup Semifinal (and the tears of joy that followed) or when he got out and India lost in Chennai test (and the tears of sadness that followed), or a one-day against Australia in Kochi when he took 5 wickets or 'those' innings in Sharjah and Centurion. I still haven't started to like Jadeja because he threw his wicket after Sachin's innings against Australia. I can go on and on and but the fact of the life is, everything comes to an end and this was coming for sometime. Thank you Sachin for all the happiness, hope, tears and above all, belief you have given to India and Indian cricket in the last 24 years. Thank YOU!

  • on October 16, 2013, 11:55 GMT

    Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is the finest monument that India can boast of in modern day and even i dare say that after Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi he is the man who captivated this planet and became ambassador of India on world stage.He was the reason cricket become a culture.As he showcased his repertoire to the world,people embraced him into their psyche and he still occupies the most coveted place in their hearts.At one stage, master was synonym for cricket in the subcontinent and he still has a considerable value in the market as an endorser..His immortality in the sport is unquestionable and his ability to transcend the barriers in the multicultural society like India will be talked about for eons to come.The man and his charisma has rubbed off to the extent that cricket shall be addressed as-PRE SACHIN ERA and POST SACHIN ERA.People will live reminiscing your heroics Sir.You were a winner in sport for India and you will be a winner for India in your retirement life too.Long live.

  • on October 16, 2013, 10:49 GMT

    Only one thing A Living Legend!! A time comes when all of the cricket lovers have to say bye to every great cricketer ever player. So I was warming for Sachin's retirement for quite sometime and wished he would go on a high. I always wanted him to retire when he was at his best. May be these two tests will make me see Vintage Tendulkar.. Hope soo

  • on October 16, 2013, 9:33 GMT

    Throughout the 90s, there was nothing positive to rave about India, except for a certain man called Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar... He's been responsible for the removal of gloom from the unstable country which was struggling with political crises and unstable economy.... Do I need to say why he is special for us? Matchwinner or not, he is just special... We shall miss you Sachin ...

  • shouvik_majumdar on October 11, 2013, 15:26 GMT

    End of an era..End of a dram..End of a magic...Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is , was and will be the greatest idol and superstar India has ever produced... There has been gavaskar, there has been Viv RIchards, There is Shah RUkh/AMitabh..but nobody has the aura of Tendulkar.... Love u Sachin..You have carried India to th next level which nobody has ever does..You have been the dreams of millions.. Every father and mother wants his son to be sachin, every girl wants her bf or husband to be sachin and every brother wants his brother to be like sachin...

    You have been a miracle which has hapenned to india. You were the habit for 24 years. Feeling very sad that india will never again see you batting....Dont know whether you are god or human..but certainly you are the greatest gift to india ever and a miracle....Thanks sachin and all the best for future...

  • jaimtriv on October 11, 2013, 15:00 GMT

    Growing up as a kid in India I first watched Sachin probably in early 90s when I was 8-9 years old and did not know what a straight drive or a cut through backward point meant. What I knew was that Sachin is batting and he is going to hit boundaries and sixes and make India win. Indian fans' disappointment when he will get out is unparalleled to any other player. Celebrations by the opponent team on his dismissal is like they winning the match. He popularized, he showed commitment, he showed humility, he connected India like nothing else after independence struggle, he showed hope, he gave respite and above all he entertained like no one for 24 years. He has that place in world cricket that is just for him.

  • Taha_Farrukh on October 11, 2013, 14:14 GMT

    no doubt Sachin is very popular in India (cause other nation got their own heroes) but he always play for himself not for his nation...he always made record and play many selfish innings not for his country....he scores to kept his place in team that y most of matches india lost despite sachin score fifty or hundred.... I believes if other world class batsman i.e. Lara, Ricky, J Kallis , AB, Hamla, Inzi, Yousaf, Younis, Gayle etc play 24 years for their country then they can make record much better then Sachin......

  • on October 11, 2013, 14:11 GMT

    Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar Bored to watch an Indian team bat for 3 hours without you.Cursed that the T20's were not introduced when you were younger. Hoped you would play test cricket longer for the benefit of its existence. Frightened that this day would come when i would lose the reason to watch CRICKET.

    Skipped school, bunked college, escaped work just to watch you play and i am sad those days are done forever. Thought i would support my home team SRH once you quit IPL, but knowing you would have a smile on your face on a MI win, that looks impossible.You did miracles with the bat, magic with the ball and wonders with your consistency. In the world of corruption and pollution(BCCI) you have stood high and firm as an inspiration to millions around the globe.

    Thanks for all the memories you gave us. Thanks for all the smiles you brought on our faces hundreds of times and thanks for filling our hearts with joy and pleasure with your game. Thanks to the internet and youtube that i can ke

  • Sushrutdhakal on October 11, 2013, 13:27 GMT

    I did not understood the cricket properly, I did not recognize his name and I even dont know which tournament it was! When I first saw him hitting the balls through covers, I was just addicted to the game. I learned the game because of him. I watched the game because of him. The game wont be the same any more. Thanx for the memories!

  • Arrow011 on October 11, 2013, 13:21 GMT

    Cricket should be renamed as SCRICKET (S is for Sachin) he is the god of Cricket & won more matches for India than any player has ever done. Check the stats & you will know he has 60 MOMs just in ODIs & several in tests which shows he was a more bigger match winner than Kumble, Dravid, Ganhuly, Sunil, Kapil, Dhoni, Yuvraj & even Sehwag.

  • on October 11, 2013, 13:03 GMT

    For me cricket is retiring on 18th nov 2013........... i started watching and playing cricket at the age of 8 since 1996 world cup......... it the sachin who inspire me towards watching this wonderful game of cricket........... i never imagined cricket without sachin and and after 18th nov 2013 my passion for cricket is also going to retire.... i am not the same cricket crazy guy and never be the same.... Love you sachin........... you will always be the god of cricket whether you are in the filed or at home..........

  • rahul9450 on October 11, 2013, 13:03 GMT

    not going to watch cricket after HIS retirement.My life i have praised and worshipped HIM and HIM only. At clt20 finals when HE was out i barely spoke for next 6 overs.It was shock to me not watching HIM in again in colored jersey.I felt peace when HE was happily waving hands and taking a ground round. I have seen HIS sadness at 2003 wc final,2007 wc exit,during his injuries. I know when HE has to retire from test it will be a emotional and like I had lost my heart. SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR cant be forgotten,compared and denied coz he is not human being.

  • on October 11, 2013, 13:02 GMT

    I was a SRT fan but the BCCI has made me rue for it by cancelling the SA series just coz SRT wanted to play his 200th test in India....SRT is a legend but i still believe that no one is above the game and should not be beyond the game

  • on October 11, 2013, 12:56 GMT

    I had always been praying to god that this day would never come. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was the only reason I started following cricket in 1992 world cup as a seven year old kid and my my love for cricket kept growing bigger and bigger as I watched him playing.His batting was the best source of entertainment for me and millions of other indian kid.For me he was omnipotent invincible superhuman,his dismissal in any match brought out tears in my and my brothers eyes,his broad willow was like a holy relic for me as it gave us assurance that India can't loose any match as long he is in the ground with bat in his hand.Thank you Sachin all the wonderful moments you gave us.Thanks for being an integral part in my growing up years .Today I consider myself very fortunate that I live in the time of sachin tendulkar.Sachin may God bless you.You have always been my hero and will be my hero...

  • on October 11, 2013, 12:50 GMT

    My first match was India vs England in 2007 when Yuvi hit 6 sixes. Since then,I have been watching cricket!I started to know about cricket because of Sachin,I started watching videos of cricket and mostly videos in which Sachin was there.Everything,in bowling and batting,I used to see Sachin's video.He used to be my favourite player till 2010.After that,I started watching IPL and I didn't like Sachin,i started liking Dhoni!But Sachin should become the coach of Indian cricket team.he can teach all the youngsters who are there! I know one thing for sure and that is no one will be able to break Sachin's record of 100 International centuries but his test runs might get beaten one day!But I hope there is no one in the world who can break Sachin 'God' Tendulkar's record of 34000+ runs.

  • teedee_india on October 11, 2013, 11:53 GMT

    He was great to watch and a rare talent which comes once in a lifetime. But it s also good that he is finally going because the question being asked for some time now was "when" and not "why". Personally, if I needed to choose somebody to bat for my life, my choice would always be Dravid or Laxman. But Sachin has given pleasure to millions over many years, conducted himself impeccably, so thanks for showing the world that you can be a living legend but still be unaffected by controversies, especially in India.

  • Vitros on October 11, 2013, 11:40 GMT

    I fully agree with Syed Arbab Ahmed that he is only a good batsman but not great. He never India to victory rather because of his mistake India lost to Pakistan once.

  • Bhavin_Vora on October 11, 2013, 11:07 GMT

    As a tribute to him his Player page on Cricinfo has to be coloured differently forever,so that anyone who visits that page would know they are reading something special.

  • rrchary on October 11, 2013, 10:07 GMT

    Sachin's announcement of retirement after 200th test has come as a shock to me as I cannot imagine Indian cricket - why the world cricket without Sachin. Sachin is easily best batsmen to have ever played international cricket. I do not think anyone can evenly remotely match his records. He not only set a new standard for batting but also set a bench mark of how to play this game in true gentlemanly spirit. Leave alone his statistical records; no one can match his flawless technique even remotely. The exquisite cover drive, punch of the back foot standing tall, the perfectly executed bowler's back drive, the delicate paddle sweep, the awesome pull, the pleasing square cut , the innovative uppercut, lofted shot over the bowler's head are only few of the shots which will remain in the minds of the cricket lovers forever and ever.

  • lancia71 on October 11, 2013, 9:37 GMT

    He is simply the greatest cricketer Asia has produced. It's a pity that he couldn't show his class against the top quality bowlers of the 80's. it's not his fault but would have been a great sight to see Sachin facing Holding and co. thank you for the entertainment sir. A fan from sri lanka.

  • Madddy on October 11, 2013, 9:09 GMT

    Truly the 'God of Cricket'... A legend... The greatest ambassador of Cricket... I dont think anyone has entertained me as much as Sachin with his bat... I am one of the craziest fans of Sachin... When India defeated Australia at Sharajah (99), 2 hundreds back to back, myself & my cousin (he is also big fan of Sachin), took all mythological(unseen) gods and put Sachin's photo and did his pooja (like we do to virtual gods ).... Sachin was my password for many logins... ;) I have spoken to Sachin in dreams (especially when he was thinking to take up captaincy for the second time). I miss u Sachin...God bless u... Be associated with cricket (like expert commentary) please so that we can get 'God's darshan'...every now n then... ;)

  • ashankar on October 11, 2013, 7:53 GMT

    @PranayC You summed up everything including the Jadeja part :)

  • SyedArbabAhmed on October 11, 2013, 7:38 GMT

    A very Good batsman, but not that great as people normally says that he is, because he never been a finisher, he never crossed the finish line to have Indian victory, so he simply can't be the greatest for this basic issue.

  • bijendrasinha on October 11, 2013, 7:36 GMT

    there r many things which keeps sachin way ahead of others not just his contemporary players bt the ones who came before him as well.. his poise nd ability to cope with the amount of xpectation he had nd transform them into performance is smthing u can't associate with any player in the History of the game.. Yes, there were Sir Don, Sir Richards, Sir Sobbers, Gavaskar, Lara, Ponting, Dravid bt no one could match in absorbing the burden nd transforming them into performance in which not just one person's bt entire nation's lyfe came to standstill..thre was something incredibly mysterious in his personna beyond the limits of arguments which connected our lyfe's with his..our interests wth his..when he was in prolific run there was nothing more exemplary than those exquisite drives..nd when he got out there nothing more bitter painful than that...for understanding Sachin Tendulkar one have to visit the streets of India..where every kid's posture while batting resembles to Sachin..

  • on October 11, 2013, 7:29 GMT

    Of course Sachin was a special talent. But it seemed that for moments like these, he reserved something even more special. When the occasion got big on him, he got even bigger and dominated it. When the climb became steeper, he roared louder and climbed further higher.

  • on October 11, 2013, 7:24 GMT

    The date was 1st of March 2003. The venue, Supersport Park, Centurion, South Africa. The belligerents, India and Pakistan.Pakistan had imposed a challenging total of 273, but the presence of a daunting bowling line-up comprising of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar, meant that the target always looked bigger that what it actually was. Out came Virender Sehwag and accompanying him was the Master. I could feel the pulse in my veins rising by the moment as Sachin took strike against Wasim. What followed, was pure carnage. One that only Sachin could bring with him. He first laid into Wasim, then completely tore apart Shoaib and then toyed around with Waqar. He did things that had hardly ever been done before. A six over point! Sehwag too looked like matching him stroke for stroke. But he couldn't go on for much long and fell along the way. There was no stopping Sachin though. And before we knew, he had raced to 69 of just 39 balls at the end of 10 overs.

  • on October 11, 2013, 7:19 GMT

    The time has finally come for the great man to say Goodbye to the game he made his own. It must be extremely hard for him to call it a day, but I don't think it would be nearly as difficult for him as it would be for the fans to say goodbye to the legend, Sachin Tendulkar. The man who gave his fans moments of great uninhibited joy and unmatched pride. The man who gave millions of Indians a symbol of hope and aspiration, of success and greatness. A man who inspired and was admired by one and all. I can't imagine how it will be without him, all I know is, cricket will never be the same. The excitement of watching him arrive at the crease, the paralyzing tension every time a bowler charged into bowl at him, the great joy as the ball met the bat on the rise and sped past the fielders and eventually the numbness, the shock as he fell. The game of cricket would be the same but somehow the soul would be gone. Saachin Tendulkar would be missed forever.

  • gmsjgmsj on October 11, 2013, 7:08 GMT

    A man who could be King!

    Sachin is the greatest Indian cricketer, not merely greatest Indian batsman. The humility he brought on to the field, the determination and his pride in wearing the India cap (as can be seen from the national flag on his helmet..maybe he was the first to don it like that) can never be forgotten by us leave alone his batting statistics.

    He was the one person who taught the liberalised 90s India that we, as Indians, could take up any fight and win. He taught us to fight dare with double dare even in our daily existence, chores, jobs, housework. As much for the marketing executive riding 100 kms daily to find a new client, Sachin also transfixed housewives in their mid day chores with his batting. We prayed that he will deliver and he did deliver on many occasions.

    He brought in the age of dynamism and flair in ODIs particularly when India had lost it after Dev's 1983. He is this cricket form's greatest innovator. The Greatest ODI batsman. Forever.

  • SVSN on October 11, 2013, 7:07 GMT

    I am pretty much not an emotional guy, but felt something hollow and sad when I heard Sachin's retirement news yday evening. More than his records or achievements, he brought happiness to the nation. Until today when I used to see Sachin bat I used to forget all the problems that are in front of me and I just know that GOD is there. I am not going to benefit in any way (in terms of my day to day activities) if India wins or if Sachin scores a hundred, but still I used to feel very happy when Sachin scores a boundary or keeps scoring. I cant describe that feeling. I dont get that same kind of elation with any other cricketer in the world. Wasim Akram once told that cricket will lose a lot of fans once Sachin retires. VERY TRUE. I wont be glued to the television after Sachin's retirement. I will still be tracking Indian cricket but not with the same passion or intensity as before.

  • on October 11, 2013, 7:04 GMT

    Thank god, finally he has decided to hang his boots. No doubt, he is one of the good players India has produced, and he scored so much through the sheer longevity of his career. He has given us so much joy during late 90s. Above all, I am happy that I do not have to see him getting bowled again and again, with his slow reflexes.

  • Arman_andrade on October 11, 2013, 7:03 GMT

    Thanx Sachin for all the memories ( 1990 - 2013 ). It's been a privilege watching you play and I Know There can NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU.

  • Jothiram88 on October 11, 2013, 6:48 GMT

    May Cricket REST IN PEACE....

  • on October 11, 2013, 6:48 GMT

    the following sums up - what Sachin is Sachin Tendulkar has made his peace with the fact that there is life after cricket. But millions of worshippers will be consumed by a feeling of hollowness as they try to come to terms with cricket without Tendulkar. Sachin - we will cherish all that you have us in the past 24 years.

  • vmkrish2002 on October 11, 2013, 6:22 GMT

    I Still remember the knock he played in Sharjah against Pakistan with Sidhu Sahab, not many may remember this was the first time India had crossed 300 + in a ODI against some raw pak bowling talent and then a blitz of a century against the Aussies in Kanpur where a perfect 100 was made... the 37 against Aussies in Nairobi.. ICC champions trophy unsettling McGrath.. and then a 70 odd against Pak in the independence cup final... these matches very few remember off... I think the NO.10 Jersey should retire..It is not that nobody deserves to wear.. It is just the sheer genius, ability, dedication, discipline, determination and the way he handled himself everywhere will make anyone think not to wear a #10 on his jersey when playing for India out of sheer respect...just for the legend 10dulkar.. I hope he signs off with 2 more test matches of brilliant knocks if not a century..becasue as 99.99 is to stay so is 100 centuries to stay till the universe ends...

  • Juniorklassy on October 11, 2013, 6:21 GMT

    An Institution - ON its way to shut down... .. The Institution who taught us 'how 1 shud be competitive, how not to give up, how to keep trying, how not to lose focus from your goals, how to be Patient, how to keep ur feet on ground after achieving almost everything in ur life, what exactly Hard Work is'. Its really amazing,how one man can teach so many things like we learn in an Institutaion ...... ... I promise you, will follow everything i learnt from you even after your retirement,,,,, Cheers to the Champion..!! :-)

  • on October 11, 2013, 6:05 GMT

    Too many memories, from 4 sixes off Abdul Quadir to a World Cup triumph, what a journey he has taken us on. Hats off to a great Indian, one who put Indian cricket on the world map, a jewel who shone like none other. Hats off Sachin, wish you walk tall in a life away from the playing field

  • on October 11, 2013, 5:58 GMT

    Being a Pakistani, born in 1980's , never liked him, always thought Saeed Anwar or INZI is better or Lara is better. The memories of Shoaib AKhtar getting Golden Duck in Calcutta, or Wasim AKram foxing with a slow bowl, or Saqlain's moment in Banglore were broader than Sachin. But ah! The Sachin proved him above others, by his being a team man, a symbol of consistancy, by respecting others, by carrying the hopes of a nation. He proved himself. He is a role model for each of Subcontinent, atleast for all sportsman. Salute to you Sachin though i always mind your runs against Pakistan.

  • on October 11, 2013, 5:37 GMT

    I am from Tendulkar's generation.. and i am proud to say this... normally i will switch to from live TV to espncricinfo.com when sachin gets out... i guess i will only follow the live score update cricinfo and not live cricket in tv... afterall there will be no sachin after that 200th test :-(

  • on October 11, 2013, 5:17 GMT

    The first thing I learned when I was 6yr old was Cricket which actually meant Sachin to me. At that age I never thought he was a human I believed HE is supernatural just like Jai hanuman and Shakthimaan of DD National. Now he goes fromthe sport, but never from my heart. I fought with my parents numerous times to watch HIM play cos they wanted me to study. This Great Nation will remember him as long as its own Ramayana and Mahabaradhaa lives, afterall SACHIN is an Epic.

  • Philippe on October 11, 2013, 5:16 GMT

    Wondered when something was in the air about a bookie who quoted.. "It is not possible to fix a match till sachin is batting on the pitch.." He set integrity so high that nobody dared to approach him for any kind of fixing during entire 20+ years of his career. Not a bookie, any team member, any high profile person or anybody else.

  • Percy84 on October 11, 2013, 5:15 GMT

    So 10dulkar who's Jersey no. 10 retired on 10/10.. :(

  • bharat247 on October 11, 2013, 5:05 GMT

    GOD is going to retire! Tendulkar is a fantastic and legendary cricketer and incredibly he is an even more legendary person. This level of success and adulation would have made any ordinary mortal proud, arrogant, haughty but not Sachin and to me this is a big reason why he is GOD. My fav Sachin moment was not about his batting but the Hero Cup final over. In fact the best memories I have of him are the sheer enthusiasm and childlike joy Sachin had every time he was on the cricket field whether bowling or fielding (perhaps while batting the expectations of 1 billion people told on his face). I may only watch cricket ever again hoping that I get to see another player who is at least a demi-God. Sachin's records may be broken some day but his mark as a genius batsman, gentleman, a lover of the game, and a wonderful person will stay FOREVER. Many bows, salutations, and THANK YOUs to you Sachin for making our life better through your dedication, joy, presence, and your craft. Best wishes!

  • ChargerXI on October 11, 2013, 4:43 GMT

    A great player to watch. Although, I am not a big fan of Indian Cricket Team but I liked whenever he came out to bat. The roar of crowd cheered him from pavilion to the crease was always amazing to watch. He delivered at all stages of his career. An icon player to watch. I wish he score yet another century in his last test !!!!

  • timus6778 on October 11, 2013, 4:43 GMT

    My all time favorite is Rahul Dravid. I got emotional when he announced his retirement in March 2013 and had only one reason to watch test matches after him. Now Sachin has deprived me of that too...Yesterday, when he announced his decision ,it was hard to hold back the tears. He is someone who has taught me a lot. The art of keeping it simple. How many can do that? Him leaving cricket has left a permanent damage on millions of cricket fans all across the world. It's not him who is taking a sabbatical , but a billion people are. Cricket without Sachin was never the same and now that we know he won't be there after 2 more makes it even more depressing. How could you , Sachin?....Wish Sachin never announced his retirement. Then there would have been a hope to see him coming back again even if he quit playing....Master , I cried yesterday. I dont know what I am gonna do on that fateful day when you retire finally...That being said, Good Luck for your new life.

  • Jan on October 11, 2013, 4:21 GMT

    I started watching cricket actively from World cup 1996. Before the event came to India, I hardly know anything about that sport.I was in my primary school then. I wanted to learn as much as I can before India'a first group match against Kenya begins. I asked many of my male cousins and friends and the only thing everybody told me when asked to teach me cricket was 'Sachin Tendulkar is there. If he is gone then India is gone'. I was stunned and surprised at what Tendulkar has created. But my mind wasn't ready to accept it. I told them somebody one day will do more than Sachin and that somebody is yet to come even in the near future. I still feel bad about making such a statement but was happy to have followed cricket from then on. We call every sportsmen by their surname but not Tendulkar. Its always 'Sachin....Sachin'. Thats the closeness one enjoys with this legend! My topmost Sachin moment is that 175 he scored against Australia in the ODI. India lost but what an innings that was

  • ritwik89 on October 11, 2013, 3:35 GMT

    Grew up watching you play, watching you play was a treat, thanks for entertaining us for half a century, farewell thee master...

  • on October 11, 2013, 3:26 GMT

    Sachin , your life is such an inspirational story for billions of people. You are such a "jewel of India". I have grown up watching your cricket and can still remember how much team was dependent on you for all the success. You are one passionate , motivated , committed , respected , admired , watched , talked cricketer history would ever witness, I was still hoping to see you in upcoming NZ series , but wouldn't regret so as it may be perfect time to retire. I hope you will continue to inspire the generation to come.

  • ambruappat on October 11, 2013, 3:23 GMT

    I don't remember exactly when I first saw Sachin on TV. It must be one of the greatest moment, I am sure. Once started, It has to be finished. But, this will be painful. A career which is full of class, runs, style and character. The respect he gain from the fellow players, the opposite numbers, the experts and the spectators cant be measures. Sometimes it seems he is playing on a different planet. Cant explain in words how Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar gave me pleasure in every single inning he played. How the cricket without Sachin, It remains to be seen Thank you sir...for the entertainment, for the passion, for the runs, and overall for your character... Love you and will miss you... Sir Sir Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar...

  • on October 11, 2013, 3:08 GMT

    HE WILL MISS NEW FORMAT : ICC World Test Championship .

  • chatas on October 11, 2013, 2:43 GMT

    Sachin is about Sachin. Always was, always will be. No question he is a competent batsman. His captaincy record on the other hand, was underwhelming. India did not benefit always as much from his prowess, as countries enjoyed from the leadership of other great players. Some of the comments here, by his fawning sycophants is nothing short of hilarious. Gandhi and Sachin - indeed In any event, we wish him well in retirement. Let Mumbaikars of tinsel-town, name their roads and other priceless artifacts in memory of their favorite son.

  • huscoolcal on October 11, 2013, 2:10 GMT

    My only constant in life would be gone after this. My favorite moment of all his 100 international ones, i think i will pick the one in Brabourne in Mumbai- the first tour game of the Australia series. Second of the three day match and what a treat. He had made a point to make sure he trounced and trash the Aussies so the lesson is not forgotten - oh they way he stepped out to Warne - jst incredible - it took two sessions for him to get his first double - what an onslaught - set the stage for the series drubbing for Australia in Mumbai!!!

  • on October 11, 2013, 1:18 GMT

    Imagine, a little boy finding out that his superhero will not fight the bad guys again.

    ..that's how I feel tonight.

  • mansman on October 11, 2013, 1:16 GMT

    @ srisri: couldn't agree more!

  • mansman on October 11, 2013, 1:14 GMT

    Albert Einstein wrote: "On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 70th birthday. "Generations to come, it may well be, will scarce believe that such a man as this one ever in flesh and blood walked upon this Earth."

    On the occasion of Sachin Tendulkar's announcement of his retirement. "Generations of cricketers to come, it may well be, will scarce believe that such a man as this one ever in flesh and blood walked upon the cricket field."

  • VivaVizag on October 11, 2013, 1:02 GMT

    The boy who brought joy !!

  • siddharth14 on October 11, 2013, 0:47 GMT

    Without a doubt. The greatest ever of all sports!!!!

  • Adityahms on October 10, 2013, 23:06 GMT

    SRT the GOD of Indian Cricket in the modern era. The class and cadre of his enormous stature is incomparable with any cricketer of the PAST ; Present or even the future. I have admired him all the time he has taken the field and it has been a privilege to have seen such an entertainer in my lifetime. Thank You Sachin..

  • vishx on October 10, 2013, 22:27 GMT

    Sachin came at a time when India needed a hero. Gavaskar had retired and Kapil was no longer the force he was. Outside of cricket, there were no sporting heroes in India. Indian economy was weak and there wasn't a great deal of optimism about the future. After the 1983 World Cup, India was back to being a mediocre team. Sachin gave people something to cheer. He gave people hope in what an individual can achieve. He got a whole generation of kids interested in the sport. He even got grandmas and grandpas interested in the sport. People didn't care if India lost, as long as Sachin did well. He brought Indians from all walks together. He impact transcended the sport. He carried the Indian batting on his shoulders for some years before Dravid, Ganguly and others became consistent performers. Through the years he has been a gentleman and a true ambassador for this great sport. What a champ! I will miss him very much, especially those incredible straight drives.

  • on October 10, 2013, 22:15 GMT

    Thank you Sachin, for your contribution for Indian Cricket :)

  • cricsavvy on October 10, 2013, 22:15 GMT

    SACHIN , Thank you very much for all you have done. I feel very emotional this morning. I live in Sydney and was fortunate to be in SCG and watch him BAT the whole day without getting out - not once but twice (in 2004 and 2008). I was 21 when he made his debut. It is hard to imagine Indian team without him. Thank you for the wonderful memories. GOD BLESS YOU.

  • agamgoyal on October 10, 2013, 20:47 GMT

    SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR A matter of faith and scattered hope Perhaps, we knew but still we roped Thinking that he would be able to cope As he has risen us out of no scope Being worshipped more than the pope A day will come when he will say nope A day will come when we will all mope The day has come when he sad nope… But I still want to continue to hope We all want to forever continue to hope……

  • dennisregosr on October 10, 2013, 20:36 GMT

    I was the biggest fan of Gavaskar and Viv Richards up until the arrival of Tendulkar. During the tour of Pakistan in 1989 one of the ODI's was washed out, but the authorities decided to play an unofficial short game (15 overs) because the crowd had waited the whole day patiently. Pakistan batted first and put up a good score. Sachin came into to bat and immediately began to attack. Imran brought Mustaq Mohammed to bowl and Sachin hit him for three straight sixes in the over. I remember the Pakistani commentator Ifthikar in his monotonous voice saying that Imran would definitely bring on Abdul Qadir next and he wanted to see how Sachin would play him. Sachin promptly hit Qadir for three straight sixes in the over. That was my SACHIN MOMENT. I was amazed and in that instant Tendulkar became my favourite cricketer. Ifthikar grudgingly admitted that a great player was in the making. I am privileged to have watched his entire career. I am thankful to have lived in the time of Tendulkar.

  • perl57 on October 10, 2013, 20:25 GMT

    There may be a bradman, sobers, Neil Harvey, Shane Warne, Murali, Akram, and other ones, but there can be never be another sachin in cricket. The excellence of execution. The best there is, The best there was, The best there ever will be. Cricket was proud of itself for Sachin played because of its cause. Every adjective starts and ends with Tendulkar.

  • on October 10, 2013, 20:18 GMT

    I am feeling sorry to hear that Sachin will not play cricket after his 200th test match against WI coming home test series, and I would say that now cricket is over I can not imagine cricket without Sir Sachin Tendulkar. Salute to you Sachin and wish you all the best for your coming future and may God give you lot of happiness and fun similar as you gave to all Indians by your game and hit one more Ton in your last Test Match.We all Indians love you lot and will miss you and also your game and nobody can take your position. Again a big Salute to you Sachin Tendulkar........

  • on October 10, 2013, 20:09 GMT

    In my 26 yrs of Worldly life, 24 glorious years were associated with u my GOD! Whenever I see u holding that willow, i love that moments irrespective of whatever u score or whatever situation i am part of! It took me 8 hours to digest the fact that u have quit Cricket! I owe u all my life for all those Memoirs which will be omni present in my mind,heart & soul. #FarewellGOD I am a SACHINIST! Then, Now & Forever

  • Diamond2017 on October 10, 2013, 19:49 GMT

    Its just a SAD day for me and for cricket. End of cricket for me maybe as well.

    Goodbye Sach......unbelievable :((

  • AvidCricFan on October 10, 2013, 19:45 GMT

    There is no doubt about his greatness and loss to the Indian cricket. However, many including me were anxiously waiting for his retirement lately. He had become a shadow of his past in the last three years. It was getting painful to see him either struggle to score runs or get out cheaply over and over. This was not the Sachin that the Indian cricket had known. Wish him a happy post retirement career.

  • IndCricFan2013 on October 10, 2013, 19:35 GMT

    Before, People followed Cricket and hence they followed cricketers, Then, People Followed Sachin Tendulkar, hence they followed Cricket. Now, what will people do?

  • Satyam_max on October 10, 2013, 19:23 GMT

    Feeling a void ...a numbness. Everybody knows that this day will come one day, but somehow I don't want to accept it . I started following cricket from the age of ten and Sachin also commenced his cricketing careerfor India. And from then on, like someone commented here , it was a romantic journey... and today , as I hear the news and slowly try to understand the gravity of it ...a melancholic void engulfs the corners of my heart . Can't express more . I wish he bows out with a century. Thanks for the memories Sachin ! Life will never be the same again after mid November ...

  • on October 10, 2013, 19:23 GMT

    Cricket for me is now religion without god..!!!:'(

  • on October 10, 2013, 18:46 GMT

    Sachin Tendulkar - A man in all Indian's Heart, Blood, Nerve and DNA who shouldered the Indian Cricket Team for past 25 Years. You made everyone of us proud and gave the opportunity of watching you play all these days. Still couldn't digest the fact that you gotta retire, but a Big Salute to you. Legends may retire, their legacy would not.

  • on October 10, 2013, 18:44 GMT

    Though his retirement announcement is expected within someshorttime we didnt expect him to giv his announcement ds much earlier.am totally upset & a sort of frustration aftercoming toknw abt his retirement .i think i strtd watching cricket by my 6yrs. i only knw sachins namein indian team bytattime . 96wrldcup in semifinal when he got stumping n d moment when india lost d match i strtd crying n i got fever.at tat time my age is 7.my habit ws to scold him when india looses d match bcz at tat time i cant realise tat ODI is not an onemans game.when india lost d wrldcupsemifinaltoo i felt d same then my dad said me it s not possible for him to win all d matches for ind on his own .bt i dontknw y i cant take tat as i grewup i understood tat.i alsodid all those thngs swichofftv when he got out &nt worrying abt result of the game if he got out.in short we fans andcricket gonna miss him.he decided to call it on his 200th test bt it ll be ppl likus to call it a day fr cric.luv u &miss u master.

  • on October 10, 2013, 18:33 GMT

    Today is Ten/Ten (10/10)hence Tendulkar was meticulous in choosing today's date for the announcement as well.

  • on October 10, 2013, 18:26 GMT

    Sachin Tendulkar - the name 90% of indians know today- above all gigantic feats he did in cricket-has a record of being most disciplined lifestyle a living legend ever had...He is unique .. i thank him for all the memories he gave me for the past 24 years..God Bless Him...

  • on October 10, 2013, 18:14 GMT

    I started watching cricket bcoz of SRT and was 6 today I'm 23 and really will feel bad not watching him in India whites.......... and his batting has been poetry in motion............ Good bye the GOD of cricket will surely miss ur smiling face in the indian team

  • Cpt.Meanster on October 10, 2013, 18:02 GMT

    I am going crazy thinking I won't be able to watch my beloved Sachin any more. I grew up on his cricket. I have been his slave since 1996. I do admit that lately I was a bit disappointed with him because I hated to see him fail. I am glad he's retiring because he has done so much for India and world cricket. He's simply the greatest ever in my books and very close to Sir Don. I just want to thank him for whatever he has done. There will NEVER EVER be another Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.

  • Suhanish on October 10, 2013, 17:59 GMT

    I have trying to build a list of the 10greatest Indians EVER since a long time. I have only 2 as yet. GANDHIJI and SACHIN. Maybe Mother Teresa. Though she's not an indian, technically. The list is still open. And the standards are very stringent. Even Nehru and many others do not cross the short list. Pure merit, class, courage, integrity....one Sachin in each walk of India's life would be enough to turn this country's game around. Thanks Sachin, for all that you have been for us.

  • on October 10, 2013, 17:58 GMT

    Sachin Tendulkar is a legend. He has been an incredible batsman for India and his record is just outstanding. He dominated the best of attacks and has succeeded in all conditions. He played alongside a rather weak Indian side in the 90s and was magnificent. He continued the good form in the 2000s and achieved even more. He had all the shots in the book and his straight and on drives were always a treat to watch. World Cricket will surely miss this man. His batting has entertained us for nearly a quarter of a century.

  • tickcric on October 10, 2013, 17:55 GMT

    I dont know how to express it but I feel a void in my heart... Someday in future we, those who started loving the game because of him, will tell his tales to convert new generations to cricket. We adore you, Sachin Tendulkar, we truly do.

  • on October 10, 2013, 17:52 GMT

    SRT 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 always was 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 Bradsmanesque way; I'm sure, it is SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR!

  • on October 10, 2013, 17:35 GMT

    Just think.. Have we EVER remained indifferent, unbothered and continued doing what we were, when Sachin Tendulkar was at the crease? EVER?!! I guess no sportsman has ever inspired a generation like he did. As a kid, my success or failure in school the next day, depended on what he did on the pitch the previous night. His contribution to this nation goes much beyond just cricket. #SachinRetires #legend

  • on October 10, 2013, 17:32 GMT

    Ever since i was young he was my idol and he still is. This is truly an end of an era but He left a mark of cricket which will never ever be erased - Thank You Sachin

  • on October 10, 2013, 17:00 GMT

    he should have been gone after the world cup. his aura waned significantly after that. anyways, farewell little master. enjoy a good retirement :)

  • on October 10, 2013, 16:56 GMT

    Sachin should be immediately made the Minister of Sports , whichever may be the party that comes to power. With his sincerity, integrity, honesty and focus, he can help India become a superpower in sports. He must have had enough of cricket. Let other sports benefit from him.

  • on October 10, 2013, 16:44 GMT

    I am a 90's guy and I know the first I learned about cricket was Sachin. Yes,when we played Gully Cricket ,I imagined myself to be Sachin. That high lifted bat of his pointing towards straight and the face of the bat facing the sky has always enchanted me. Yes I totally remember the matches When he gave jitters to Warne;it hurt a lot when he got out early in final of the 2003 World Cup and it was a great happiness to see him picking the world cup. He has given us the best moments of cricket.Well personally i see him as a symbol of dynamism,perseverance and a man challenging the limits every time he gets out May God bless him.

  • on October 10, 2013, 16:37 GMT

    When i was a kid and could barely speak....i noticed one thing...a man who was frequently appearing on ads....i asked my dad,"Who is he??Earlier he was drinking pepsi with SRK and now he is drinking boost"...My dad replied,"His name is Sachin Tendulkar."...the name 'Tendulkar' didn't stick to my head though...i could barely pronounce it right...few years later i started watching the game of cricket....certain shots of a certain batsman named Sachin Tendulkar left a lasting impression on me...the backfoot punch through the covers...the straight drive past the bowler which looked like a mere push but went like a rocket to the fence...the hook shot played against the fastest of bouncers that went well into the top floor of the fine leg boundary....i started watching him and enjoyed every moment of it....i saw score a brilliant 186* in a partnership of 331 with Dravid against Newzealand...i saw him wreck havoc as he single handed took India to the finals of the 2003 WC...i saw him score a

  • sanrt on October 10, 2013, 16:34 GMT

    I am reciting a famous quote "do all your crimes while sachin bats coz even God is busy watching him bat" Went nostalgic down the memory lane, all his knocks that my memory can handle flashed throughly.

  • on October 10, 2013, 16:30 GMT

    The greatest Sportman ever...iSachin made me interest to play cricket ....when he played , even Planets stop Revolving to see his batting....some people watch cricket only because of Sachin....he is a role modal for everyone....Cricket got so much poplular only because of him.....people Used to ask Sachin score first rather than team score...hats off...

  • thecricketcritic on October 10, 2013, 16:25 GMT

    Sachin - the perfect cricketer and a perfect Indian.Really grateful to god that I grew up in the Sachin Tendulkar era.He made my childhood & my teenage.Now I am 22,just finished my degree and entering a new phase of life and with Tendulkar retiring, life will be new in every respect.The void that his retirement will create in cricket(& in life for many like me) will be impossible to fill.Thank you Sachin for the pure inspiration you have given to millions.

  • siddhartha87 on October 10, 2013, 16:25 GMT

    when i was like 3 or 4 years old i knew only one cricketers name for some reason. That was Sachin.I didn't even watched cricket then. Hated it to be honest as my dad used watch it in my cartoon times.Now i am 26.Sad day really.No one has ever touched us emotionally as him. Although i don't like the fact that he is called "god" but yes he is truly a legend. One of the very best batsman of all time.

    Anyways show must go on. He was truly a failure in his last 2 years. Good to see him finally deciding it.

  • talmaeena1 on October 10, 2013, 16:18 GMT

    Good to see the last of him. His retirement was way overdue and he held it as long as he could for pure selfish motives. So many promising careers could have been vetted in the slot he so selfishly held on to for so long. Good bye!

  • jdarshil on October 10, 2013, 16:16 GMT

    the game of cricket will never be the same without you Sachin. you have been going through tough times for quite some time and many fans including me were calling for your head. But now as you decided to call it quit, i am realizing what a loss it to the game of cricket. Just your presence in the field whether you are batting, bowling or fielding was enough for a fan to like cricket. Stadiums filled to beyond capacity by fans to just get a glimpse of you. I don't know if i can ever follow cricket the same way without you. Thank you for the great memories Sachin.

  • Harshtmm on October 10, 2013, 16:13 GMT

    God bless you Sachin for what you have given this country.

    For people that don't understand why he is the greatest ever, he poured life into every single young cricketer that came into the dressing room.

    That is why they carry him on shoulders. He is the greatest sportsman ever, no questions. It feels like something is missing hearing his announcement. But this had to happen.

  • sunny_us on October 10, 2013, 16:12 GMT

    Few memories the day he started playing, his 1st hundred in test, his start of opening in one days, his first one day hundred, his final over in final against SA, 1996 world cup (loss against Australia...as usual he was batting like dream) , 1998 Desert Storm, Chepauk Loss, his hundred after his father's death in 1999 World Cup, In Australia his lbw decision..ball had hit his chest, 2001 Chepauk again...this time in a win, 2003 world cup game against Pakistan,

    List goes on and on...Thing is that I hardly remember what I did last week :)

    I am from Delhi and I'd root for Delhi...but when he'd come up to bat for Mumbai I'd support Mumbai and if he is out then back to Delhi. Well...for my father it was always Tendulkar no matter what...so it was always Mumbai Indians just because of him.

    Salute the Great not only just for his game but for also being a nice human being as well....Truly a Role Model.

    www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/583853.html

    Sunil

  • on October 10, 2013, 16:07 GMT

    Pretty hard to put in words what this man meant to all of us! I guess gone are those days when you looked forward to 2 early wickets just to watch a genius, and the reception he gets each time he enters the zone. A hero and the true Peoples Champion! You will be sorely missed, Tendlya!

  • vish2020 on October 10, 2013, 16:02 GMT

    He is the reason I started watching cricket when I was 10. Best batsman to ever play cricket. Will miss you dearly Sachin!!

  • KnightRidrr on October 10, 2013, 15:48 GMT

    I registered just now to say that even being from Pakistan, I feel emotional after hearing this news. Tendulkar, cricket will never be the same without you. I bet the whole cricket world will be crying on Sachin's last day on the pitch :(

  • on October 10, 2013, 15:47 GMT

    The thought of 'Cricket' without 'Sachin' is already giving me jitters.... I would like to thank you Sachin Sir on behalf of my whole family....you have given us a reason to be happy and celebrate many times....you have inspired many....feel sorry for the next generation as they won't be able to see GOD at work.

  • Crichetfan on October 10, 2013, 15:46 GMT

    Sachin - Thank you for you invaluable contribution to world cricket. You are a complete entertainer and all people irrespect of the country they belong loved you. Though it's hard to beleive Sachin will not be a part of Indian cricket after this year , it is hard reality we have to accept. When you step in to the Ground the whole stadium gives you a standing ovation and even if you are out First ball the whole stadium gives you a standing ovation. You are the only one who gets this kind of respect. When i was watching you play in Edbgeston in 2011 , one old couples were sitting next to me and were asking me when Sachin will come to bat and they were asking some many basic questions about cricket from which i guessed they don't know anything about this game. I asked them what made you to watch the game if you don't understand the game for which i got the reply that ' They came to see Sachin play' ... God bless you and once again thank you for all the entertainment over the years.

  • on October 10, 2013, 15:45 GMT

    Don't know what to say. It's a huge loss for the game of cricket. For the generation of people who grew up watching Sachin play, it was enough if he is just in the team. Whether he scored runs or not didn't matter. His presence in the team was important for many people to watch the game and not the game itself.

    But anyways, I hope he will be a part of the game in some way or the other even after he retires. Praying that the great game of cricket will never die by his retirement. Because, we got Sachin because of cricket and not cricket because of Sachin.

    There are a lot of new players who can do very well at home as well as in overseas conditions. We need to encourage these guys who can take Indian cricket a step forward.

  • on October 10, 2013, 15:38 GMT

    Thank you so much for the memories Sachin... i love to watch you playing in all formats of cricket. you are the real amabassador of the game.

  • on October 10, 2013, 15:28 GMT

    24 years and most of it in 4th gear. Everyone has to get off the train, and most likely the great man has been thinking about it and talking in private for a while, as he made this decision. My buddies and I were hoping desperately he will continue his magic for a while longer. Anyway, let him leave in grace. From now on, going to the ground just for a Sachin or a Dravid aint going to happen, it will probably be cricket on logical terms, not vain crazy happy exhilirating madness. Thank you Sachin for every day of the 24 years.

  • Rohit... on October 10, 2013, 15:26 GMT

    End of a Golden Era... Start of a new era where the stadiums will be empty.

  • on October 10, 2013, 15:21 GMT

    His statistics may not be the greatest but for me he always will be what Babe Ruth is to Baseball, Michael Jordan to Basketball and Muhammad Ali to Boxing.

  • barwala_vasi on October 10, 2013, 15:17 GMT

    I don't know where to start but with a big thank you for being a great ambassador for the game of cricket for so long. I will always remember those sixes off Qadir,the sharjah storm,your centuries at perth,sdyney,(1992)melbourne(1999),chennai(1999,2008) to name a few. It will take sometime getting used to seeing someone else bat at number 4.

  • on October 10, 2013, 15:08 GMT

    End of fan frenzy for cricket in India....Sachin, we will miss you whenever we see cricket anywhere. For me you are a hero who should have played cricket all his life....let me confess me one more thing...even if team india plays a very interesting match and you are playing a Ranji trophy match...people would be more interested in Ranji Match than the ODI/TEST/T20.....

  • on October 10, 2013, 15:07 GMT

    From the bottom of my heart, with tears, Love u sooo much Sachin sir.. love u like hell!! U r my everything till now and u will be my everything till i die..

  • srihari59 on October 10, 2013, 14:59 GMT

    The first cricket match that I watched in a stadium was the game in which he scored 136 against Pakistan. I was inconsolable after the match. I was in the stadium 8 years later to watch him score 101 against England and take India to victory. My ghosts of that Pakistan defeat were finally buried that day. People say that change is the only constant in life but for me Sachin was the only constant and he never changed. He seemed eternal, he was always there. And now he announces his retirement, creating a void and making me realize that my childhood is finally over. I have heard stories from my dad about how stylish and beautiful batting looked when Gundappa Viswanath batted and how unlucky I was to not see him play. Now I have my own stories to tell my kids. Thank you for all the memories. Well played, indeed!

  • on October 10, 2013, 14:55 GMT

    Sachin Tendulkar - Yes, you are the greatest cricketer, but cricket is not the only reason why I follow you. The success has not changed you a bit. Your simplicity & humbleness are intact, the same way you charged up in third man to stop the 2nd run in the final of CL. I don't think any other Indian got the adulation which you received justifiably, still no change. Your life is a case study for us. You ll be followed by us now also. I said it in many of my posts, but thanks again !!

  • sandhuj on October 10, 2013, 14:54 GMT

    One of the worst nightmares I ever had of growing up as a cricket loving kid like all others born in 80s or early 90s was of the day Sachin Tendulker retires!!well we grew up fell in love with this wonderful game, he was one of the reasons!! But now Its here its happening he wil soon be a history book!!Who will teach the coming generation how to "PLAY CRICKET".......terrible news to wake up to(North America)!! # doomsday who really cares now!!

  • on October 10, 2013, 14:50 GMT

    Nobody plays the game now who is worth watching, Sachin has set the bar so high, that watching anyone else feels like....well, disgusting. The power is impressive and the striking is fun to watch, but when you see someone clobber the ball, there is also the feeling that something is missing, the shot is incomplete. Watching Sachin play was the best memory of cricket for me. And what comes in to replace this piece of cricketing history that is now leaving us?

    Huge bats, bulging muscles, brute force, half cooked shots, a lot of testosterone and bad attitude, match fixing, lies, cheating and all round poor sportsmanship. Watching Virat play of his pads is reminiscent of Sachin, but everything else just feels incomplete. Watching Rohit during the CLT20 was also a throwback, and proof that he is indeed a prodigious talent. Amla, among a few others, also has class and technique. But even then, the excessively complicated approach is a far cry from the benign beauty of Sachin's batting.

  • on October 10, 2013, 14:46 GMT

    sad day for world cricket.perphaps the beginning of the end

  • on October 10, 2013, 14:45 GMT

    MBA Father and MBA Son.. I was doing MBA in Pune in 1989 when i first heard and saw Sachin Tendulkar making a Debut against Pakistan and enter cricket... Now as my son, joins his Business school in University, in Canada, I hear about Sachin hanging his boots... I guess time to toast to his contributions and being a true ambassador of Game and India all over the world.. Jai Hind and salute to you O Master

  • The_other_side on October 10, 2013, 14:43 GMT

    I remember reading about Sachin who as a sixteen year old faced Kapil and Chetan Sharma in nets and impressing Vengasarkar in 1987-88 when West Indies toured India. Since then he has always raised the bar. Too many times one thought he is over the hill, but he came back with a bang.... All I want to see now, Sachin is a farewell test century!!!! JUST GO FOR IT

  • on October 10, 2013, 14:40 GMT

    It is black day for cricket.

  • on October 10, 2013, 14:37 GMT

    Arrogant of him to assume he will be selected for those two test matches, after his colossal failures on home pitches against England and Australia.

  • on October 10, 2013, 14:34 GMT

    I am not a fan of Master Blaster but I really admire him. He is the GOD of cricket. He has given his 24 years for Indian Cricket. Even now every person no matter from which place he is, will say "I want to become Sachin ".. He has many records in his name and he has made India proud every time he had got in field. It doesn't matter if he is in Indian Team or Mumbai Indians, he is best at his honesty, defence, discipline, experience and cricket. Even at this age, his passion is ever - young and wants to learn from each game.. Hats - off sir. He is an inspiration to all. Thanks for all the memories and all the best for the future sachin.

  • on October 10, 2013, 14:32 GMT

    Going to be strange watching cricket without Tendulkar around. I guess for most people on this forum your lifetime of watching cricket has evolved around Tendulkar's career.

    At his batting peak i always say he was the most complete batsman i ever saw. Lara is forever my favourite player and was more destructive and entertaining to watch when in full flow. However in the 1990s when we had all those legendary fast bowlers around on difficult wickets, Tendy handled them better than Lara.

    Where Tendy is over-rated is when people suggest he was second best batsman of all-time after Bradman or was potentially the best ever.

    Bradman is the greatest, while Sobers & Viv Richards should always be rated ahead of him.

  • on October 10, 2013, 14:30 GMT

    U can't retire, man.. Donno if i will follow cricket again as madly as i have been, for all these years..

  • on October 10, 2013, 14:29 GMT

    The one lesson that must be drawn from Sachin Tendulkar's career is the ability and the determination to maximize one's God-given talents. The one lesson that must be drawn from Sachin Tendulkar's life is to remain grounded and humble despite stupendous achievements and unprecedented popularity. Right through his career it was said that this or that was missing from his CV. He answered every critic, and he achieved everything that was supposedly missing, from that fourth innings hundred in a near-400 run-chase in the Chennai Test of 2008 to the World Cup in 2011. What's more, he has an IPL hundred to his name, and he went out on a triumphant note in Twenty20 by helping win the IPL and the Champions League. He was in the forefront of India's ascent to the no. 1 spot in Test matches as well as One-day Internationals. All or some of his records might be broken sometime in the future, but it is doubtful that any one batsman will break them all. There will never ever be another Sachin.

  • on October 10, 2013, 14:24 GMT

    Thank you Sachin for everything, you were an inspiration and you will remain one forever...

  • BSP1964 on October 10, 2013, 14:19 GMT

    BCCI should recall sachin for the up comming ODI series or against West indies and allow him to score 50th ODI centrury and also to retire from ODI gracefully.

  • on October 10, 2013, 14:11 GMT

    Finally coming to terms with the fact that my childhood days are over. He's signed off. And I'm a grown up now.

    Good bye Cricket !!!!

  • aruntheselector on October 10, 2013, 14:10 GMT

    I would not say it is a sad moment as this day had to come.Maybe he could have called it a day the moment India lifted the World Cup.All said and done,his greatness will last in the cricket world forever and Indian sports is blessed to have him as we are a country of very few sporting legends.He is a benchmark not only for cricket in India but for the entire sports faternity.The records he has set may be invincible in our life-time.He is also an example to any sportsperson round the globe across all era since he is among the very few who acheived the pinnacle and yet remained grounded and made an everlasting impression.Probably only Pele can rub shoulders with him.Thanks Sachin for everything.

  • on October 10, 2013, 14:10 GMT

    The World feel really hollow at this moment! It's really the end of the golden era for Indian cricket. Though, I must admit that I wished he should have retired after 2011 World Cup, it's becoming increasingly difficult every second, to imagine watching cricket without Tendulkar. It didn't feel that way when he retired from ODIs. The mind knew it could still watch him in Tests, but not anymore!! Sachin!!!!!!! You were the reason I started watching Cricket, you were the reason I didn't stop even after match fixing episodes, but now what!! I hope you keep yourself associated with Cricket in some way or the other. Cricket can't live without you!!

  • Cryptonian on October 10, 2013, 14:08 GMT

    I admire Sachin for his talent and carrying the indian cricket team as a unit for so many years. But I think he has dragged his career as a batsman far too long and blocked that batting position for like a decade. But may be there were no good players to replace him. However, I strongly feel that he is overly selfish when it comes to money he is make out from this sport. I would expect a player like Sachin to be kind in supporting other sports persons and athletes considering his presence in Indian sport and the wealth he generates. People say that he is very kind and gentle but I don't see any actions of him which are really helpful in a large perspective when it comes to Indian sports. Nevertheless, can't do anything if a person is selfish. Thanks again Sachin for these memorable years but I expected you to give back more to other indian sports not just cricket.

  • on October 10, 2013, 14:07 GMT

    What a sad day it was really to hear #SachinRetire... Its a written fact that every player retire but its really hard to digest the fact to see the God retires who breath cricket.Even the person who dont know the spelling for cricket know sachin.whomever fan u may be whether Dada fan,dravid fan,Dhoni fan,Raina fan,kohli fan,etc.. But u never hate this man sachin.sachin,u are the one who taught us cricket to whole INDIA and made to look back us .Happy that i Witnessed the #sachinEra...Thank u sachin for all ur Entertainment... _/\_ I dont know how we can forsee the Post Sachin Era.

    1st Test on 15th Nov'89 and his 200th on 14th Nov'13. TWENTY FOUR YEARS

  • Venu3939 on October 10, 2013, 14:00 GMT

    Retirement of Sachin Tendulkar proving again 'The End' is inevitable to any epic. The story of Sachin Tendulkar remains as a history in India and cricket world. More than a successful cricketer i like Sachin as a person with cleanest image and who has no enemies publicly in the country like India.

  • asclepius099 on October 10, 2013, 13:58 GMT

    True legend..!! The world doesn't know what he has done to indian cricket and no statistics can describe that. He was an inspiration to even legends.

  • on October 10, 2013, 13:58 GMT

    You should have taken retirement after SA series.....but whatever it is you have gave us 22 years of full entertainment with class cricketing knowledge to watch. Thank you for your contribution in Indian Cricket.

  • on October 10, 2013, 13:58 GMT

    It is the saddest day of my life. It seems that life comes to an end. Almost entire life i witnessed his magic. I used to switch off TV & i still do when he gets out. For me Cricket mean Sachin. Its hard to imagine how will i live without watching his batting. I cried for almost an hr when he retired from Odi & more today coz i know nw i wont be able to see his batting again. I want to thanks him fort giving me best moment of my life. I am crazy for him and i cant express how much i worship him. I wish he could play forever but that is not possible. I feel like to rewind my life again to 92 wc when i saw his batting for the first time and became his fan follower. I pray to god that give him chance to prove Why he rules the world cricket for more then two cricket. I wish he could score century in both the matches ( I always wish that) and sign off in style. I will now wait for Junior Tendulkar to play for india and relive those golden days again. I salute you SIR

  • varudkunal on October 10, 2013, 13:54 GMT

    can't imagine indian team without SACHIN TENDULKAR........its shocking....... i gonna badly miss SRT

  • Pathiyal on October 10, 2013, 13:52 GMT

    i was among those who were wishing Sachin Tendulkar to hang up and give way for youngsters...but i can admit that i have never seen anyone in the same level as him in ODIs especially....who remained a nightmare for the best of bowlers the world over.

  • on October 10, 2013, 13:51 GMT

    You like him, you hate him - doesn't matter. He was the reason for many of us used to play cricket, he was the reason why many of us learnt the game. Whether he was in form or he wasn't.. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was someone whose memories run parallel with memories of our own life. The day when I woke up to see he had retired from ODIs, it felt surreal. After his 200th test when he retires, the feeling will be immense and inexplicable. Players need fans. He wasn't a player - he was a once in a life time Phenomenon. If Cricket, as they say, is a religion - he is, without an argument, God.

  • on October 10, 2013, 13:50 GMT

    The last letter 'T' in the word Cricket itself signifies that cricket would never be complete without Tendulkar..A salute to the legend !!!

  • on October 10, 2013, 13:50 GMT

    sachin has gud player of india top one batsman of india and wotld any body can do the sachin records is a great player he then choose correct dicision to retire i love u sachin tendulkar and india

  • on October 10, 2013, 13:49 GMT

    Sachin retiring, well the day had to come some time and its staring us in the face right now. I can easily still recall the euphoria associated with Sachin walking in to take guard and the utter despair when his wicket fell. Any match those days could have been won as long as Sachin was around and any match could be lost when he fell. He was the lone beacon of light. Later, the euphoria of Sachin walking was always there but the dread accompanied with the fall of his wicket became less. Our generation was one among the lucky few who grew up with Sachin's debut. For us cricket has and will be defined by Sachin. In fact for me personally,one memory still plays fresh: Sharjah 1998..sandstorm..lone warrior who refused to back down from the storm and the challenge ahead..head down ..against the howling wind.. marshaling his thoughts..as if determination itself is his birth right - what else can I say? I believe he will continue to contribute to cricket as no one else has post retirement.

  • on October 10, 2013, 13:45 GMT

    Test Cricket has to be divided into three Eras from now on.. Before Sachin, Sachin Tendulkar and after Sachin..... Thank You Sachin for the greatest Entertainments and Inspirations... Cricket will never be it as before..... I feel proud that I'm living in the time of Sachin Tendulkar...

  • on October 10, 2013, 13:43 GMT

    Would anyone ever be able to play the back foot punch, the straight drive and the paddle sweep as elegantly as he did.

    Will we ever see a god in human form again?

  • Karthik_Runja on October 10, 2013, 13:35 GMT

    Even i declare to quit watching cricket.....

  • on October 10, 2013, 13:31 GMT

    God of Cricket retires!! Leaving so many interpretations, so many lessons, and so many techniques behind. The one who was the reason behind the whole India to standstill while his batting; is no more there. Neither would my legs will pain that used to happen while watching your whole innings standing by a 'chai-tapri'! I will miss the days when I will ask- Abe Sachin kitne pe hain? College won't be bunked! Will miss the debate on - Why Sachin is biggest player! Thank you for everything you share with us. You are God in real sense!! Even the almighty fails to fulfil some wishes. But you never failed! You gave more than we deserved! Our Indian team is now basically a bunch of guys who took the bat and ball in hand because of Sachin Tendulkar. Blue Shirt Number 10! Flag on helmet! Head still! Bat ready! High elbow! Front foot punch down the ground! Cover drive! Silence...Madnes...Fourrrr...!!! Finally CRICKET decided to end its career. Sachin Tendulkar!!

  • on October 10, 2013, 13:30 GMT

    Sachin...!!! What do I say...??? The words and the world end here...!!! It hurts a lot but I respect your decision

  • Raman.UV on October 10, 2013, 13:30 GMT

    Still remember the days when many peoples would leave the stadiums and many turn off there TV sets when SRT used to get out.... the whore result of the match would hung around his performance.... if SRT got out cheaply that means India would lost the match... the current genegartion of players n peoples all learnt cricket by watching him playing cricket... Salute to SRT for his greatness on and off the field and a career without any scandals for 24 yrs... amazing

  • Asimshahzad on October 10, 2013, 13:22 GMT

    Sachin was the epitome of the South Asian culture where celebrities are idols and larger than life. Having already over-extended his career, he would never have retired had the things been in his hands.

  • on October 10, 2013, 13:20 GMT

    Great, yes may be, not the greatest by far.... ST rarely scored a winning knock.... not there in his mental. He always claimed statics was not part of his cricket, then after 200th test match.... Why call retirement in advance of his last match?? So he gets an ovation?? Guy should have called it after he played his last test!!! In my view, he overstayed his stage. Last few years averages confirms this. He held back a youth in the mean time.

    Should have gone the Dravid way.

  • Aditya0460 on October 10, 2013, 13:18 GMT

    This is a shocking news for me. I was expecting him to play in SA tour. My childhood hero is gonna retire. It means I'll not be watching cricket anymore. He was the definition of cricket to me. He was my father's favourite cricketer and I'm 17 now and for me when I started playing cricket as a toddler the only player I knew that time was Sachin. I grew up seein my father praising his shots and grew up seeing him play his straight drives and cover drives. We lost hope that India would win when he got out. I used to cry we he used to get out in the nervous 90's. I used to get anxious when he got close to getting a hundred. And i used to celebrate wildly when he got his 100. And now I will see this legend for one last time going out to bat as he has for the past 24 yrs. A salute to the India's greatest hero. Goodbye GOD.

  • on October 10, 2013, 13:15 GMT

    sad....tendlya will be missed badly!!!!

  • nareshgb1 on October 10, 2013, 13:13 GMT

    So here it is - the last moments approaching. I wont say I will miss him - heck, I have already been missing him for two years or so now - he has played only a few good knocks in this time and this whole thing has, sadly, just dragged on the last year or so. Regardless, he remains far and away the one that gave me the most joy - it was intoxicating when he got going. Sheer beauty - art and science in one place.

    I hope he gets some good runs in what remains - else it will only emphasize one thing: "In the End, Even Sachin found it hard to be as good as Sachin."

    What the hell will it mean to have a crikcet workld without Sachin? We will soon find out.

    And darn - what the hell did "Being Sachin" mean? Only He will known.

  • shami_jee on October 10, 2013, 13:08 GMT

    I am from Pakistan & was 8 years old when Tendulkar made his debut in series against Pakistan in 1989... In those days, we were witnessed to see the greats of Pakistani cricket like Imran Khan Waseem Akaram, Waqar Younas, Abdul Qadir. When Sachin hit 4 sixes to Abdul Qadir, my father said me that this kid is special.. Qadir is not easy to hit like that... Many of my age fellows followed him & tried to play like him & he put a huge impact across the globe.. We wish him the best of his remaining life.............

  • manish79 on October 10, 2013, 13:07 GMT

    Best cricketer of all time retires from Cricket. Thank you for all the memories Sachin. You have been a great ambassador of the game and respect just follows you. When you started you career, I was 10 years old and I have grown up watching you play cricket. You've been a great influence on me through out my growing up period. Deep respect to you and all the best to you! You are the greatest.

  • Gopijith on October 10, 2013, 13:06 GMT

    I have been crying lonely and dont know how to reveal my sadness and i dont know why i am behaving as kid but one thing ESPNCRICINFO sachin always with my heart even master not having bat with his hand and my humble request to you:Please continue the posting of sachin

  • on October 10, 2013, 13:01 GMT

    NO MORE CRICKET... BYE BYE CRICKET...My love for Cricket started with you and will end with u...#SachinTendulkar

  • Reshad on October 10, 2013, 12:54 GMT

    Im not able to speak in this sad occasion. I started watching cricket for Sachin. I loved cricket for him. Seeing him punishing the best bowlers of the World and playing strokes like a master will be missed badly. He is an idol from every aspect. Not only as a very successful player but also as a successful human being. I cant think cricket without Sachin. NO words, no adjectives & no complements will be enough to describe his greatness. I love u Sachin. U were, u r & u will be my favorite player till the end of time. Keep rocking. Stay in touch with cricket.

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:52 GMT

    Thanks for that Sharjah desert storm classic innings Sachin........

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:50 GMT

    Sachin's form in 2010-2011 was responsible for taking India to the brink of a historic series win in SA, and winning the WC. It's a pity that THE drool-worthy footage from Cape Town is not available for streaming. To the detractors, his innings in the WC semi-final was no fluke, but merely karma paying it's dues to the little man, and the fans. Here was someone who only wanted to score a bucketload of runs (and thus more than contributing to what was needed to win, only to be letdown by the team), and boy he did.

    Thanks for all the special memories, and being kind enough to let me take a picture with you at the Royal Abjar hotel after the desert storm victory in Sharjah.

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:50 GMT

    Dear Sachin , Thanks for your wonderful memories, many of my generation grew watching you and in person i feel like i am one of the luckiest person.The way you carried yourself, your humility,hard work,passion,dignity, handling pressures and mostly the answering the critics with you bat(smile too).This helps us lot in our lives but unfortunately not in cricket,My generation people have seen the transformation of cricket from white to colors,test/ODI to T20 and you have proved in all forms of cricket.Thanks Sachin.Here are the list of my favorites:-1.Century against Kenya (1999 World cup after your Personal loss). 2.Century in second innings against England3. Fighting century against Pakistan4.Sixes over 3rd man in 2003 world cup and back footdrive against Wasim Akram.5.Hook Shot of Caddick in 2003 World cup.6.Century against SA.7.Two back to back bullet drive of brett lee in CB series8.Shane Warne and their team lost against you.Sachin theory against Brad Hogg.

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:47 GMT

    Love u Sachin dont hav enough word to express my view but i am one of the fan of u always wish for u thanks for giving wonderful time during the periods

  • Taha_Farrukh on October 10, 2013, 12:46 GMT

    tendulakar played good role for his team but he score hundered his team lose the match he is not big heore like afridi,inzmam and lara who changed the games.when they scored hunderd there team must win the game.

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:40 GMT

    Wonder what the reason really is when time and again Sachin has expressed intent of playing tests in SA and beyond. Is it a crooked case of BCCI having it's way one way or another?

    More than anything else, it reflects poorly on the long term vision and planning of Indian cricket. If the Indian team does tour South Africa, it would mean either Rahane or Sharma would face the likes of Steyn, Morkel and Philander. You would rather have the mastery of Sachin than the nerves of inexperience in Rahane or Sharma.

  • shantanu234 on October 10, 2013, 12:39 GMT

    With tears in my eyes I would like to thank you for bringing joy ,belief ,pride in millions of your fans like me .THANK YOU!!!

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:37 GMT

    one of the all time great batsman to watch playing cricket. He is a role model for lot of up cameing batsman. I will miss you in cricket. All the very best in ur future.

  • Asghar_USA on October 10, 2013, 12:36 GMT

    Tendulkar is the best player no one can break his records

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:33 GMT

    The best sportsman India ever produced.my heart beat is always higher side while sachin was batting.we can't imagine indian cricket without Sachin.He is a real match winner.i request every one in india gather and support sachin.he is a great role model for every teenager in india.

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:31 GMT

    Sachin is a true gentlemen on and off the field. His boyish enthusiasm for Cricket has always been the same throughout his career. Cricket will miss those picture-perfect drives. A great accomplished career, Sachin, we are all very proud of your contributions and the excitement you have brought to Cricket. In short, Cricket will never be the same!

  • shantanu234 on October 10, 2013, 12:29 GMT

    I have been following Sachin since my childhood like millions of People.i still remember his match savings innings (century) against England. I was hearing the radio commentaryi still remember the words of the commentator what a great job done by a 17 yr old boy for his country.This boy is something special.He is not only one of the greatest player of all times but also a great human being.In his career spanning 24 years there is not a single reported episode of misconduct on and off the field.Success never went in his head.He is a role model for young players and a true ambassador of cricket.Today I feel very sad on his retirement

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:29 GMT

    the 1st time a saw a cricket match, I saw SRT. Since then, there has been no turning back. In have followed him for years. He is a legend, and a perfect gentleman. He personifies everything the game stands for. SRT has changed the way the sport is played and deserves credit not only for his records, but also his attitude. As the saying goes- Cricket is my religion, Sachin is my God!

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:26 GMT

    Most Matches in Odi :463 Most Matches in Test :198 Most runs in Test :15837 runs Most runs in ODI :18426 runs Most Fours in odi :2016 fours Most Fours in test :2044 Fours Most 150+ scores in odi :5 Most 150+ scores in test :20 Most hundreds by a batsman in Test:51 hundreds Most Hundreds by a batsman in ODI :49 hundreds Most Ninties in Odi :18 Most Ninties in Test :10 Most fifties by a batsman in Test :67 Most fifties by a batsman in ODI :96 Most Man of Match in odi :62 Most Man of series in odi :15 Most Balls Faced in odi :21367 Most ODI runs in a calendar year :1,894 ODI runs in 1998. Most centuries in a calendar year :9 ODI centuries in 1998. Most runs scored by a batsman in ODI tournament finals: Tendulkar 1851, Most centuries hit by a batsman in ODI tournament Finals: Tendulkar (6 ton) Most Runs in world cup :2278 Most Runs in single world cup :673 Runs in 2003 world cup Most Hundreds in world cup :6 Most fifties in world cup :15 Most successful batsman in wins :(11157 runs in 234

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:26 GMT

    Its equally hard for fans to think about cricket without Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar...

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:25 GMT

    Dear Sachin Tendulkar,

    All my life, I have had a dream of watching you play cricket. I have been living this dream for the last 24 years. It's hard for me to imagine a life without you playing cricket because it's all I have ever loved since I was 11 years old. It's been a huge honour to have been born in an era where Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar represented my country and played all over the world. I look forward to watching you play your 200th Test Match on home soil, as the countdown begins... -- Thanks, Pravin Nimodiya

  • SibiSiva on October 10, 2013, 12:25 GMT

    This is the moment the whole cricket world is going to cheer up... Thank you Sachin for the pride which you brought for India and to the cricket as well. I believe most of the youngsters grown by seeing you.. what a talent you are... 100 centuries, 50K runs, highest run getter in ODI, most number of tests, and the list goes on... Really great.... We would definitely miss you in the cricket world... You are still 'Little Master'. Have a happy life ahead with your family members. Waiting for the big farewall.... Thank you again for the memories you have given to the world....

  • dinuhebbar on October 10, 2013, 12:24 GMT

    Thank U SRT.... Finally making a wise decision and helping selectors to relax a bit now.

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:22 GMT

    tendulakar played good role for his team but he score hundered his team lose the match he is not big heore like afridi,inzmam and lara who changed the games.when they scored hunderd there team must win the game.

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:19 GMT

    Thank u Sachin... I so wished u were a part of our next England tour , but it isnt meant to be :(

  • RahulPatil89 on October 10, 2013, 12:16 GMT

    I am feeling crying at this moment.How can I thank to such a great person who served entire nation over the years and motivate us to choose cricket.You have inspired us by having your presence on and off the ground.We will miss you.I know the moment when I swithhed f my TV in WC final when you got out..Best of luck Sir !! Hopefully we indian can digest the truth that you are retiring .

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:16 GMT

    I came to know about Cricket when I was 10 years old. The transition of cricket in India from popular game to an religion belongs to one man who is Sachin Tendulkar. I learnt cricket by seeing Sachin playing Cricket. I know most of the kids in India have Sachin as their role model. We love Sachin more for his humbleness and as a great human being after achieving so many thing. There are many players who were only compared with Sachin but no one last longer.

    Cricket means Sachin for me and without him Cricket will not be a religion in India rather will be a entertainment. Thank you Sachin for making us proud and making India transforming into a giant in Cricket.

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:16 GMT

    It was because of you i started Watching/Playing cricket , You have been a true inspiration for generation of youngsters and we feel proud to be your fan after every achievements /records you broke in cricket . Many times You were the only reason whole of INDIA smiled in a day . Just like me, i hope millions around the world would feel "Cricket would never be the same w/o Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar" !

    Thanks for those Wonderful Memories which would last forever in our hearts ...

  • CricketChat on October 10, 2013, 12:15 GMT

    An occasion for reflection and celebration for cricket fans all over the world. That Sachin is a great batsman who scored runs at home and abroad with equal felicity is well known to anyone who followed cricket. The only regret I have is that Sachin should have retired couple of years ago after winning World Cup in Ind on a high, not when he is struggling, as he is these days. It would only be fitting that he becomes a cricket ambassador to help promote cricket all around the globe, not just in India. I wish him well in whatever he chooses to do post retirement.

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:15 GMT

    i am fortunate to have watched a legend before he bacame one, there was ponting,lara, dravid and kallis, but sachin performed at a standard above the rest including bradman, i will surely miss him

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:15 GMT

    I Remember The Indian Tour of Pakistan in 1989, One Young Player In Indian cricket Debut Their International Cricket From National Satudim Karachi and i also saw 100 International centurey In Dhaka and i aslo Saw His Last 200Th Test of Sachin Ramesh Tendulker.The Milestone and History Of Cricket Ends in 2014.

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:09 GMT

    To have played for 24 years at the international stage.. to outlast the careers of fellow legends like Lara, Dravid, Ponting (to name a few).. to boldly go where no man has gone before.... Sachin Tendulkar has set the benchmark for Number 4 batsmanship in test match cricket..... rest of the world... time for you to do what you can over it.....

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:08 GMT

    bye bye god wating for next super mannnnnnn............

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:07 GMT

    Its so much like the TDKR movie script wherein you have a real life " Batman " (Sachin) trying to prove that he is good enough at his old age .Failing initially to prove (in the last few matches) that he is still good enough. And now he is for the one last time becomes the Caped Crusader-Batman for Gotham city (India)....one last time he comes back to show that he is Sachin "Batman" Tendulkar and his deeds will truly be Immortal in History.... #Legend #Conclusion #GodWrittenScript

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:02 GMT

    Thankyou Sachin!! From the bottom of my heart i would like to Thank you for all the wonderfull memories you had given us. Cricket will never ever be the same like before and be rest assured all the TRPs of the Television Channels will go down after your Final Test Match

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:02 GMT

    now i am thinking to follow cricket anymore or not i love cricket becuese of Sachin Tendulkar if there is no sachin it means no cricket for me M Dawood niazi ahmad shah baba mina kabul afghanistan

  • on October 10, 2013, 12:00 GMT

    I was lucky enough to see Sachin bat in person at the SCG several times, including his 241* in 03/04. A true legend.

  • anupriya91 on October 10, 2013, 11:59 GMT

    the impact you've had on people like me can best be described in the reaction i had to this announcement-i'm writing this comment after a thorough session of bawling while "my heart will go on" played at full volume. sachinism, is my password to most accounts on the internet. for me, it isn't about what you did, its about what you stand for. every time that i faced a situation in life where i saw people who didn't deserve success get it, every time i saw dishonest people leading a long and happy life while hard working and honest people suffered, i took solace in the fact that there existed, in this world, a person like you. it made me all warm inside. knowing that while there isn't poetic justice in this world, true passion, sincerity and hard work are rewarded in the most unbelievable of ways. every time i doubt whether life is really worth it all or not, i look at you, sachin ramesh tendulkar, and take strength. thank you.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:59 GMT

    The true legend of World Cricket. Best player and a great person. Everyone will miss you. Even though you have many fans in Pakistan and being a Pakistani I am also huge fan of your services which you have given to world cricket. You have many milestones in your career and those milestones are not easy to break. Respect for Sachin Sir. Regards Ali Hassan Raja from Pakistan

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:59 GMT

    Yesterday was one of my happiest day as I had just bought my first house in U.S., but today I woke up and saw this news and its going to be a very sad day for me. I am one of those fans who would never want Sachin to retire. Even though I only saw him in one match at the stadium, and he scored 28, his presence was felt throughout the stadium, whether he was batting, fielding, or cheering the crowd when India was out of the game, and they got back in. Over the years he has shown us a lot of dominating innings, and some innings dominated matches and other teams (Sharjah 1998). He never let fame get to him, and was always humble and down to earth, be it to his teammates, other team players, coaches, or fans. We will miss you a lot. Enjoy your retirement with family and friends. Thank you for your 24 years of entertainment, its a sad day not just for Indian cricket, but cricket in general :-(

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:59 GMT

    A hundred at very young age, A hundred in youngest format, A hundred in tough conditions, A hundred in pressure situations, A hundred for winning cause, A hundred for saving grace, A hundred to inspire team, A hundred to unite a nation, Hundred hundreds and A double Hundred, You made us witness those all. Thank you Legend for a hundred year worth memories.

  • HeroesEleven on October 10, 2013, 11:57 GMT

    It was 1989 and Kapil was 5 years away from retirement. Being a die-hard fan, I could not imagine cricket with Kapil in a few years and being a kid, I was sure that I would never follow another cricketer with the same passion. Sachin made his debut and international headlines. Then the 17 ball 51 against Pakistan in the exhibition match and the 27 run over against Abdul Qadir. What started off as admiration became full fledged adulation! I can never forget the memories...Desert Storm, Australia Series, Multiple world cups. Sachin gave Indians a sense of belonging. Something to be proud about. Something to always talk about. More than anything - he gave us joy. I met Sachin at Chennai Airport during IPL 2010 and it was a great moment. I got 10 seconds with the man that I adored for 2 decades for his sheer commitment, personality and composure on the field. There is only one Sachin. There never was another and there never will be!

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:57 GMT

    How much I have loved SRT all throughout my life has been summed up by the tear that has just slowly rolled down my cheek..!!

  • AbhiPahil on October 10, 2013, 11:56 GMT

    Take a bow master ....some of the best moment of my life was ...watching you bat ....One of the greatest sportsman in the world!!!!

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:56 GMT

    I will miss those eyes praying to god while entering the field I will miss that little tap on the wicket while taking guard I will miss that watchful leave till the ball reached keeper's gloves I will miss that rock solid defense even to the fastest bowler on the earth I will miss that thumping on drive bypassing mid on I will miss that super Loft Shot I will miss that against the spin slog way over long on I will miss Cricket, I will miss a Kid who came and conquered the game I will miss Cricket God in Cricket Battle Salute to a Cricketer who made even game proud of him… I will Always miss Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar on the cricketing field.

  • TheOnlyEmperor on October 10, 2013, 11:56 GMT

    This space will see 10000 + comments in a couple of days. That would be Sachin breaking a cricinfo record for the most comments!

    I'm sure there a lot of non Indians visiting this space, who will never understand the deep emotions and the connect of the Indian people towards Sachin.

  • Night-Watchman on October 10, 2013, 11:55 GMT

    There is no question about his contribution to the country, if you ask me, BCCI today is what it is riding on the shoulders of a cricketing phenomenon called SRT. From the time he stepped on the field as a teenager, grandmothers started watching cricket. Television viewing of cricket went thru the roof, advertisers started queuing up for India matches, BCCI revenues shot up like never before. Soon Rahul, Saurav, Laxman, Kumble together made the Indian team competitive anywhere in the world and worth watching.

    He was at his peak during the WC win, the next two years were a struggle. I feel he should have retired then, but Sachin has been quoted to say that retiring when you feel you can still play for your country is selfish. It must have crossed his mind to weigh that against holding up an upcoming youngster's spot, but perhaps BCCI insisted that he continue.

    His timing was a couple of years too late, so has his timing on the field been these days. THANK YOU SIR, YOU WILL BE MISSED

  • vish57 on October 10, 2013, 11:54 GMT

    Tendulkar's 100th Century and 200th test milestonedented his image marginally that being obvious, a cricketer who execlled in various forms of cricket and a run machine; Two obvious knocks that is fresh in my memory are the century at Sharjah against Australia and the test innings he played at chennai against pakistan. We enjoyed the game of cricket played by Sachin, especially test cricket he played alongside Dravid,Laxman, Azharuddin, Ganguly and Kumble. When there is a dawn, there will be a dusk, accepting the reality let us hope Samson or Aparjit shine for India in future. Good Bye Tendulka, we salute you for the game of cricket you played.

  • mailinsiddu on October 10, 2013, 11:54 GMT

    Finally Sachin has retired.Hope this spot goes to a player who is talented

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:54 GMT

    Much like we describe history today, Indian cricket events will henceforth will always be known as 'Before Tendulkar' and 'After Tendulkar'. Thanks for the memories, wish you all the best in the second innings of life.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:54 GMT

    Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar we miss you not only we miss you, whole World will miss you and your presence will be missed every time The Indian team will walk down the pitch. Everyone will miss your straight drives, cover drives and over drives! Thank you for all the greatness u has brought to our country!!! Best of Luck in your Future Plan. Rajendra Prasad Nooka, Toronto, Canada.

  • Front-Foot-Lunge on October 10, 2013, 11:53 GMT

    Sachin who? Of course, the master batsman, and a better no.3 than anything teams like England and Australia produced during his time, apart from maybe Amla (but time will tell). It's a shame he didn't retire earlier and was there to see him and his teammates get whitewashed by England, famously beaten at home by England then beaten by Aus, but that wasn't his fault. He was always a top wicket to get, you could always tell when the bowler celebrated. Well played little master, Enjoy your retirement.

  • schuyfan on October 10, 2013, 11:52 GMT

    Sachin - You sir have been brilliant for Indian cricket but for the last two years. I believe you are the best thing to have happened to Indian cricket purely based on how you have captured the cricketing world with your geniusness. I am also sad to raise a point around the fact that the guy who is revered for his cricket and love for the game has tarnished his reputation chasing records be it 100th 100 or now the 200th test. I only wish you did a Bradman and retired just after World Cup. Even now if you had retired today rather than wait for 200th test, it would have been nicer. Neverthless, many thanks for the wonderful memories for all those glorious years.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:52 GMT

    You little man take the salute. No words to explain your skills especially that elegant cover drive. Hats off for your full hearted service for the indian cricket. For the final time I want to see the young agressive sachin hit the century. All the best for ur future life/././

  • Dangerplayer on October 10, 2013, 11:52 GMT

    It seems that i dnt have any part of my body feeling that much sad......sachin miss u ;-(

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:52 GMT

    Sir sachin will be remembered for his efforts in the field. And most importantly he had a very clean and long career. He is a roll model for not only indian youngsters but also around the world. Truly a great legend and a very calm human being. He will be missed for many years to come.

  • ChrisCole43 on October 10, 2013, 11:52 GMT

    Enjoyed watching him bat but come on Indian fans he's not the best ever. That is and will remain Sir Donald Bradman.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:51 GMT

    Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.... _/\_... I knew that this day was bound to arise.... The day you decide to hang your boots... Every grown man on this earth wants his childhood back... But that feeling is at its peak right now for me... because my childhood was in the era of the best batsman the world will ever see.... Feeling blessed to have lived through the whole 24 years of your career... I have lived cricket idolizing you. Literally "End of an era"... Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar..... you will be missed... Cricket which was synonymous to Sachin till now, for me, will merely be a sport played by petty humans.... Looking forward to the 2 tests...

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:51 GMT

    [with tears] Thanks for the wonderful memories! We all are lucky & blessed to live in your era! Unbelievably a modest person I have ever seen with such huge fan base and achievements. God must touched have touched on your head when you took this life! All the best!!!

  • Saroj47 on October 10, 2013, 11:51 GMT

    Feeling sorry for Cricket!

  • AVSSUB on October 10, 2013, 11:51 GMT

    Sachin, You have no idea what you delivered to India. You have positively and very deeply impacted this country....several sectors in the country... the mood and self image of the man on the street etc etc.. You had a huge impact !

    Off the field, my dear Sachin, I am sure you will find the same surety, same footwork, same understanding of life and continue to live "your dream" !

    Thanks, Once again !!

  • sudharman.e on October 10, 2013, 11:50 GMT

    OK HMMM FINE ,,, "DOOMSDAY HAS ARRIVED ITS ON 18TH NOV"

    from DAY 1(WHEN I WAS BORN) of my life he started playing , cant say like that "GOD WAS BORN",

    During my school days watching him playing was an real HOME WORK than i had it in my school, the speed that i come to my home during match days , not even removing the shoes, my school bag and entering the home along with ad-ons like :"my mom shouting at me to do my works, my brother studies getting disturbed", but nothing just stooped me watching matches for HIM ,my thoughts were only about him and how much runs does he hit was an incredible feeling.

    Till now HE haS given us so many wonderful moments ,im very happy that it happend during my life that too during my childhood days

    "I thinK only some of us will get this opportunity to be an great fans of HIM I thank HIM for giving us such an inspirational life & wonderful life :""""

    SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR THANK YOU ...

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:50 GMT

    you people imagine temple without god? i can't imagine cricket without sachin

  • Ashutoshgore on October 10, 2013, 11:49 GMT

    While one knew that day was close now that it is finally here i have only one thing to Say ' Sachin thankyou, thankyou for making us proud to be an Indian, Thankyou for reminding us that we are no lesser than anyone in the world, Thankyou for the wonderful memories and Sorry for having criticised you we cant imagine that how god can failed but we realise now that you failed to show us how to rise after every failure. sorry for not respecting that you are human and treating you like god and expecting too much from you every time you went on the feild.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:48 GMT

    Hats off SACHIN Paaji.!!! Will definitely miss you :( Apart from my parents, I talked and thought about you most than anyone else :( My heart is heavy while typing this.. Thanks for not only providing the entertainment but also for teaching Humanity , Professionalism, Patience, Sportsmanship, Honesty etc etc to many of our fellow country men.. Hoping to see you in action at least in some advertisements because like many people in this country, I am used to watching you most of the time and it will be very hard if that never happens :(

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:48 GMT

    No matter how much we criticized him, no matter how much we shouted at him when he got out, no matter how much we hated him when he stole the limelight from The Great Wall Of India...somewhere down in our hearts we always loved you !!! Cricket moreover India will miss you forever Little Master....you have given so much good memories to us that we can live forever with that....Good Luck with your new life...Sir & thanks for all you have given us

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:48 GMT

    Thank You Master "SACHIN" End of Cricket in my life i started watching Cricket because off him and finally the day comes The man who served for a country more than 2 decades announces his retirement and gives us a lot of memories and i want him to play his final match as unmemorable one and gives us something we never to forget.I salute him,I respect him & I bow to Him. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar My god forever & ever.............

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:47 GMT

    miss you GOD....:( miss you so much

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:47 GMT

    Sad day for World cricket ... very emotional moment for billions of Indians .. I have been his fan since I started watching cricket in 1991 IND- SA ODI series where he scored a brilliant half century and Alan Donald took 5 for 32 .. Even in the wildest of dreams can't imagine cricket without this great man !!

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:47 GMT

    Dear Sachin, When I started watching cricket I saw only u batting while the other players joined u for few minutes. When no bowler was able to take a wicket u bowled few over and broke crucial partnerships. I have seen u taking few brilliant catches. I have also seen u taking MoM awards in almost every match. There was no match day when I didn't switch on my TV to see u smashing 4s and 6s. For me Sachin meant Cricket and Cricket meant Sachin. You have ruined every bowler's economy and we enjoyed that. Last year you quit ODI I was sad but had consoled my self with the fact that I can see u playing tests atleast. But now u announced ur retirement from Tests as well. I know it will be even tougher for u to make this call than us. But we will definitely miss you. I can guarantee you that 30-40% of Indians will not watch cricket from the day u leave this game and I will be one of them. Because for me Sachin means Cricket and Cricket means Sachin.

    A Sachin's Fan :(

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:47 GMT

    Without God - life never existed. And without you Mr. SACHIN - I don't know what will be the life of Cricket. In test matches, we just waited for two wickets to fall in Indian Innings, so, we can see you. Believe me, the feeling is better than I visit temple to see God. In One day matches, we watched match till you get out. Things were like above mentioned through out my life. I don't have strength to cope up the changes you're offering after your retirement.

    Still Love u forever...

  • Rexton87 on October 10, 2013, 11:46 GMT

    Best batsman ever to grace the Cricket fileds around the world. The only batsman you like to see and admire even when he is batting against your team.His calm persona and dignity on and off the field despite his tremendous sucesses, have won him the admiration the world over.Salute and respect from Pakistan.

  • h4haseeb on October 10, 2013, 11:46 GMT

    The fact that he was around for so many years is an achievement in itself, so many people love him, he is a great player and a sober celebrity, from pakistani fan :)

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:46 GMT

    its end of cricket for millions of fans..........

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:45 GMT

    Thank you Sachin, maybe now not every comments section on Cricinfo, or thread on Cricinfo's facebook feed, will turn into a discussion about Sachin.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:45 GMT

    I wish his final test match could be held at his home ground in Wankhede Stadium Mumbai !

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:44 GMT

    My SAchin Tendulkar memory would be his shrieks of joy on trapping a batsman leg before or bowling him out. He was the greatest batsman but even with the bat not in his hand, his mind would still be occupied with destroying the opponent somehow... You will never retire from our hearts,,,,,

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:43 GMT

    An Era is now over. Thanks for all the memories. I feel my childhood is truly over now since Sachin was the only constant (apart from family and close friends) that carried over from my earliest days till the present. Wish you all the best in second innings of your life.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:42 GMT

    Yaar i m sure he could have played till 45.. Just cant imagine watching cricket without Sachin. I am crying like a kid. Worst news of my life.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:41 GMT

    Sachin SIR... Thanks u so much for entertaining us for these many years. I have no words to praise u. The reason behind the craziness in cricket is because of you only. I am so so happy that i have grown up by seeing your game. We have learn not only about the game but also discipline, obedient, hunger in learning new things, innovation, how to be down to earth. I cant even think about cricket without your presence. A big big thanks for the joy, cry, rejoice you brought to us. Love you Sachin <3<3<3

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:41 GMT

    HE MADE EVERY INDIAN PROUD. HE MADE HIS COUNTRY PROUD. HE IS A LEGEND AND LORD OF CRICKET. I WISH HIM ALL THE BEST ON HIS RETIREMENT. THANK YOU SACHIN FOR ENTERTAINING ALL OF US

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:39 GMT

    first dada,next wall,next VVS,and now GOD..thanks 4 making cricket so interesting..v miss u sachin.. :'(

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:39 GMT

    18-Nov-2013 - CRICKET Retires !! Can't Believe Sachin retires from Cricketing Arena. he has been my only inspiration to watch,follow & play cricket. May God Bless you with Long & a Happy life ahead ! May your family spend time with you which you have sacrificed for 24 years for US. We are Honoured to have lived in your ERA. HATS OFF ! Your Fanatic Aravind Mahalingam

  • tisra on October 10, 2013, 11:39 GMT

    Someday I will boast to the generations to come that I lived in the age of Tendulkar.....

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:38 GMT

    Past two decade i had nothing to talk about cricket without saying Sachin.Thank Sachin.

  • gyanguru on October 10, 2013, 11:38 GMT

    Perhaps I'll stop following cricket with such zeal after Sachin's final Test. My interest in LOIs is already waning since His ODI retirement. May He continue to make priceless contributions to cricket and India.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:38 GMT

    Cricket King(Sachin Ramesh Tendulkder) will alive about cricket active of this world.We honor,respect and love him and love his Cricket.I am a mad fan from Bangladesh.

  • gani2302 on October 10, 2013, 11:36 GMT

    Cricket without sachin is like food without salt, he is irreplaceble on eof the greatest cricketer and human being of world

  • kkr-rocks on October 10, 2013, 11:34 GMT

    A Salute to the Very great batsman....Three cheers for Sachin..!!!

  • PrasPunter on October 10, 2013, 11:34 GMT

    A fantastic Test cricketer who has followers on almost every part of the world that follows cricket !! My best wishes for you Sachin Sir !! One of the all-time Test Legends !!

  • TheOnlyEmperor on October 10, 2013, 11:32 GMT

    When Sachin batted, the Indian TV remote never surfed! That is the best compliment I can give the man!

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:32 GMT

    Thank you Sachin! Game of cricket was watched because of you and shall be watched thanks to you! Noone can be as big as you and nobody can be as better than you. Thank you so much!

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:31 GMT

    He taught us what Passion is..He gave us the smiles, he gave us tears of joy..he gave the country a reason to rejoice unitedly...most of all he gave us all something to look up to....Hail Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar..My God..My Idiol..My Passion....watching cricket will not be the same...You gave me so many memories to hold on to..you gave me the strength to wake up at 3 at night to watch u bat when i was running 103 deg fever during '92 world cup...even though I missed my class 5th exams...but it was worth....your passion, ur courage n the child in you whenever u stepped on a cricket field will always be missed.....

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:31 GMT

    The end of a stunning career. He is the one reason most of us started loving the game of cricket. Gonna Miss him a lot. All Batting Records in the book. I should to forgot to mention the commentary by Ravi Shastri "FIRST MAN IN THE PLANET TO SCORE A DOUBLE CENTURY IN AN ODI".. Happy Retired Life Sachin and a brand ambassador of CRICKET!!

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:30 GMT

    time to retire jersey # 10. Hopefully not one player wears # 10 jersey for Indian cricket ever again. This will be a tribute to this greatest cricketer india has ever produced.

  • TestsareBest on October 10, 2013, 11:29 GMT

    Great, great player but the obsession with him is boring.

  • rdx155 on October 10, 2013, 11:29 GMT

    The time has come.. Take a bow to master.. I am a die hard fan of india cricket & Little Master, i have never watched live match from stadium which i will regret whole life.. I don't know what do i call this, a happy ending or a sad?? :( We'll miss you, the world will miss you.. RESPECT :(

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:29 GMT

    Definitely it is an end of glorious times for cricket lovers across the world, We miss our beloved Sportsmen of Our time. We had grown by watching his magical show of strength, I Wish all the best in the coming days

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:29 GMT

    Finally took Good Decision it is good feature for team India and youngsters.....thank you sachin...

  • ATrueFanofSACHIN on October 10, 2013, 11:28 GMT

    A very sad moment of my life. I dreamt of this day on one late night and suddenly woke up and hadn't liked the dream to get completed. So i stayed all the night without sleeping. I remembered days not eating food when sachin got out early in the innings. This is not just craze and this is devotion. Seriously i want to congratulate this man for his enormous service to the India cricket and Indian Nation.

  • rahullondon on October 10, 2013, 11:27 GMT

    its a life longing opportunity to see Sachin bats ...my little son is 2 and half years old ..probably he will miss how cricket God bats at live ..He has been great inspiration...Wishing him a great career and I always keep his signing autograph for my little son....

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:27 GMT

    The day has finally arrived! The day I never wanted in my life. The amount change god brought to cricket is infinite, the pleasure of watching him bat would be missed. Rather than saying god has retired. I would say cricket it's time for us to call RIP for u!!! An era of greatness comes to an end.... He came he played he went and the rest is history!!!!

  • rahullondon on October 10, 2013, 11:27 GMT

    its a life longing opportunity to see Sachin bats ...my little son is 2 and half years old ..probably he will miss how cricket God bats at live ..He has been great inspiration...Wishing him a great career and I always keep his signing autograph for my little son....

  • pka1982 on October 10, 2013, 11:27 GMT

    He should have retired after the 2011 world cup.

  • AllroundCricketFan on October 10, 2013, 11:26 GMT

    Its a travesty the way BCCI are behaving. This is the end of cricket as we know it. BCCI are now officially the bullies in the playground. Sad sad day about Tendulkar afraid to play the Proteas onhis 200th Test.

  • TheOnlyEmperor on October 10, 2013, 11:26 GMT

    Through the late 80s and right upto 1995, India's cricket was at an all time low. Sachin the batsman at his best was stellar, Sachin the captain - quite forgettable, but that's ok. People may talk of his 4th innings performance, his habit of succumbing to pressure and rookies, but that's ok. That's how he was...great but with imperfections like any human. Cricket has seen 24 years of Sachin, with all his highs and lows, but it is the highs that he brought the entire country which are his lasting legacy not just as a cricketer but as a sportsman... and in this he out-shone the other great, Sunil Gavaskar, who was probably the first to let the world know that India has world-record breaking talent. As Sachin bloomed in his batting, India's batting and confidence to win came of age. The Sachin of the glory days of the late 1990s to the early years of the last decade was relived only by many only in 2010 when the star shone as no other in majestic glory for all to awe and behold.

  • Moinudheen on October 10, 2013, 11:26 GMT

    Sachin Tendulkar.. !! This name meant to me a lott. He was never a batsmen. He was the inspiration for millions like to play watch, learn, play and follow cricket. I was never imagining waching cricket with out sachin on field. Who cares to think about the world and its momentum after one's death? Since i heard about this strange name in my child hood, i was not aware of cricket. His name itself was little tough for we kids that time as it became a hell of toughness for the bowlers all around the world. Dear Sachin, Believe me i cant see color on cricket after you leave. I never dreamed about watching cricket what you wont appear in. I really feel like I am informed by a doctor that I m gonna miss some part of my body on a particular day. Dear sachin, I wish your last test innings does not end. I wish i could have a time machine that could help me to press the pause button when you play your final match. My hero, Thank you fro all those sensational innings you have displayed on field.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:25 GMT

    My cricket interests started from Sachin career and it will end with Sachin career. Actually i don't watch cricket I watch Sachin with some wood hitting some ball out side of boundary.

  • Rambo_MW3 on October 10, 2013, 11:25 GMT

    Its Hard to take it. But it is. SRT started playing International cricket even before I took birth. I started following cricket seeing him and I guess it is the case for most of Indians who follow cricket. We love you sir. I have always been thinking, Why is it Mr. Sachin nd not Sir Sachin Tendulkar. He is worthy of Having that honor isnt it ??

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:25 GMT

    We will miss you the only true legend of the game ever. I will definitely not watch cricket during my office hours of now.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:24 GMT

    Nothing is left behind for him,what ever he want in cricket he achieve ............Brilliant cricketer will their all time favorite in peoples heart...:0

  • shivendash on October 10, 2013, 11:24 GMT

    As Sachin retires, this is the best quote I ever heard on him. Coming from an Australian fan, this has all his achievements in one line.

    "How can Sachin be given ORDER of Australia when I know him only for bringing disorder to it?"

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:24 GMT

    Cricket will no more be a religion, as God has ceased to exist.

  • CricketZoneIN on October 10, 2013, 11:23 GMT

    Nov.18. Thats the date. Mark your Calendar. The "Temple of Cricket" will be void of its GOD after that date.

  • Sameer-hbk on October 10, 2013, 11:23 GMT

    The post-Sachin era will be the time when true quality of Indian cricket as a commercial entity comes forward. Virat Kohli was talking about more than just 'on field' performance when he said "he carried us on his shoulders for so long". It might take a couple of years to show, but it will hit test cricket hard. As far as the retirement goes, well it was inevitable. Sad, no. He had a full career, a great one with many milestones. It is a well-earned and deserved rest now. We thank him for all the memories. Enjoy your life Sachin post retirement and hopefully you will find your way back into cricket administration. And thank Q for sacrificing your own little personal delights, privacy and more for the game and country you love.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:23 GMT

    I remember Crying to get a cricket bat with Sachins foto on it when I was 7 ... Its the same feeling NOW after 17 years (am 24 now) ... He is my first Love Wen i was 7 ... Love U GODD

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:23 GMT

    I had started watching cricket since the day you made your international debut. I witness India winning any cup for the first time was the HERO Cup in 1993 and every cricket viewer knows about your final over in SF against the SA. Sachin, you really made the country proud. On behalf of every cricket lover, I would like to thank you very much for all the entertainment lasting for 25 year.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:23 GMT

    God bless u sir ......... We miss u a lot..... no words ...... cricket is incomplete without you.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:22 GMT

    I wish him best luck to make a another ton (century-100 runs) in his last test.But does not matter, he did more then enough for cricket world.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:22 GMT

    The time has come.. Take a bow to master.. I am a die hard fan of indian cricket & Little Master, i have never watched live match from stadium which i will regret whole life.. I don't know what do i call this, a happy ending or a sad?? :(

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:21 GMT

    an era has comes to an end. thank you sachin for giving us a reason to play,watch and enjoy every aspect of cricket.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:21 GMT

    Long Live Sachin. Difficult to imagine the two down without Sachin.

  • IndiaCricketFans on October 10, 2013, 11:18 GMT

    I'm so blessed to be born in an era of the batting maestro...

  • dirtydozen on October 10, 2013, 11:18 GMT

    Cricket won't be the same anymore. The last of the great indian middle order has gone. It would have been better if he had retired when he was at its peak that is the australian series. But still everyone will miss him. Now all eyes are on his son. Now chanderpaul and Kallis are the only one remaining from the 90s.

  • babu_arun on October 10, 2013, 11:18 GMT

    Their was period in 1993-1999 during my school days , Indian Team is one man Army "Sachin Tendulkar". Whether it is lunch or dinner , even though I am hungry my mouth doesn't take the food when sachin was playing . I used to cry when sachin gets out .... I feel those moments and cherish even now .You are simply great sachin , I will never forget the moments of sharjah 1998 and Chennai 1999 and world cup 2003 against Pakistan.

  • bijendrasinha on October 10, 2013, 11:18 GMT

    Never ever imagined right from the very first match of him i watched live on television that there would be a moment when there won't be Sachin Tendulkar playing for India.. even when he used to skip matches due to injury i used to expect a surprise inclusion in the squad..but unlike now there was a hope that he will play sooner or later., but now those two Tests will be his last. and there won't be more sad news than this. for me it is not about his performance alone but it has been my affection towards the Little Maestro that i have never felt him going to say goodbye. I still recall those moments when while his batting i never used to move even an inch just to make sure he doesn't get out. yes he got out on many occassion..but i never thought it was he who was responsible for that dismissal. it used to be my any movement or Umpire's bad call.. any way,,no time can be right for ur goodbye.,yet this was indeed a right a time. Thank u for all those wonderful nd unforgettable moments.

  • BlackInWhites on October 10, 2013, 11:18 GMT

    Fairwell to the Master!!!

    I just hope that the disgrantled SA fans will not try and steal this moment with funny comments because of the on going BCCI and CSA saga.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:17 GMT

    There won't be any backfoot punch with the straightest of bats, there won't be any perfectly balanced cover drive, there won't be any elegant onside flick, there won't be chants of "Sachin Sachin", and most of all there won't be any Sachin Tendulkar. Bring in whoever u want now. No one cares

  • Empire-Of-Cricket on October 10, 2013, 11:17 GMT

    Oh!! No!!!! Not on my Birth Day Sachin...love u a lot..its sad u r announces on my birthday.....End of Indian Criket.....

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:16 GMT

    will miss u SACHIN..But we will be happy to wait for Arjun Tendulakar

  • Piet_G on October 10, 2013, 11:16 GMT

    Although Sachin has been a great ambassador for the game and deserves the accolades he receives; it is with bit of a sour taste that I read of his retirement. I cannot help but think that this might be the reason why the South African tour is being cut short, instead of what the BCCI says.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:16 GMT

    Before i knew cricket, i knew one name 'Saichin Tendulkar'. To imagine cricket without Sachin seems impossible. My heart & mind feels empty today. Emotions are dying. To be one of the saddest day of my life.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:15 GMT

    All good things must end...

  • shashi_dhoni on October 10, 2013, 11:13 GMT

    Legend -God of Cricket -Little Master: retires form all forms of cricket.... It should be an sad day for all the fans through out the world not only in India.... The dressing room will miss him surely , I feel proud to be an Indian when ever sachin bats ... I am happy that I have born in this decade to watch sachin bat... we miss u ... legend.. surely Indian team will look for your service in other way ....

  • sunshaz on October 10, 2013, 11:13 GMT

    1 thing for sure for both the test matches ground will be jam packed to see SACHIN playing... I still get excited whenever sachin plays any match or even watch the old matches... Will miss you mate... :).... #RESPECT#

  • shivendash on October 10, 2013, 11:13 GMT

    ESPNCricinfo will be the worst hit area post Sachin's retirement. They still don't know what to do with those backup 'sachin' servers they bought Feb 24, 2010 after the site crashed down between Sachin's 186 to 200.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:13 GMT

    ''the sky will miss one star'',whole world will miss one country,the car will miss one tyre, .....that's how india will miss sachin...world will miss sachin,best of luck indian team for windies series and best of luck sachin just hit a big on e(century) on ur last match in international cricket.........all the best

  • gaurishankar25 on October 10, 2013, 11:13 GMT

    Thanks for all these happiness you brought to so many indians and all over the world.Your are not only loved by us but by all over worlds, even non cricketers love u for the the way you brought that elegance to cricket. Plz continue to play ranjit other we will love u playing that too.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:12 GMT

    Time to retire No.4 slot in tests for India

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:12 GMT

    All great things comes to an end one day, carrying a billion ppl responsibilities on his shoulders for 23 years is not a joke, more than sachin will miss cricket, cricket will miss sachin ! #Salute #Respect to Legend of India !!

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:11 GMT

    Sachin Tendulkar made Millions of people get addicted to Cricket all over the world. Very tough to Imagine watching Cricket without Sachin playing. True Legend, Changed the definition of Cricket towards fans.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:11 GMT

    I'm so blessed to be born in an era of the batting maestro, So glad I got to watch and cheer for the little master play during my childhood till this date. Salute to the Legend, Sachin Tendulkar. Matches won't have the same charm without you. Hope the cricket fraternity will move on.

  • sunshaz on October 10, 2013, 11:11 GMT

    1 thing for sure...stadium will be jam packed for the entire 5 days to see Sachin playing his last game...I still get excited whenever sachin is batting...Thank you for all the entertainment...Will miss you mate... #RESPECT#

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:11 GMT

    one man army for more than 2 decades ....salute the great legendddd who brings a charm to indian cricket...

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:11 GMT

    Finally. Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:10 GMT

    sir srt..i have known ur name as the synonym of cricket. .i am now stopping to see cricket with the zeal i used to..i am so used to see u on the field...u cud have played one more year to complete 25 years...plz change the decisión sir!

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:08 GMT

    SRT has called it a day. It was on the cards for some time. He should go out a very happy man having achieved the pinnacle of glory. We salute you the great man and its a privilege that we were born in the era and we are all gifted to see the talent and skills exhibited by you in the last 24 years. I am sure you will continue to contribute to the game in one form or other may be as an administrator. Wishing you the best in life after the cricketing days.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:08 GMT

    The end of an Era. 3 great batsmen of Indian Cricket left the field. Sachin, the legend,I couldn't see him walking off the field for the last time.Cricket wiont be the same like before.Seeing cricket now is just like other sports now.God is only one and can never be replaced.I want to see his career end high and also i wanna see him with an unbeaten century atleast.

  • Bubba2008 on October 10, 2013, 11:08 GMT

    Farewell Sachin. You've given cricket fans 24 years of great viewing, and it's fitting that you go out on a double century. Cricket will miss you, and I know I will. Enjoy retirement, you've earned it.

  • Silvanus26 on October 10, 2013, 11:08 GMT

    A dhoni can born again, A sehwag can.. But legends like Sachin cant... They made their career by themselves... Their career gave inspirations to many like kohli... We will miss you Sachin... Have a Great Life ahead... And for Cricket it will not be the same never ever...

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:08 GMT

    Sachin is God, God is Tendulkar!.....Sachin is best NO.1 Opener Batsman in the world FOREVER...I MISS U SACHIN .....WITHOUT U CRICKET IS OBSCURE......

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:08 GMT

    Its So Sad News for every cricket Fans. Mr Sachin is all time best. He is the real Hero of the world Cricket.. We all now Miss him.....

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:07 GMT

    Jersey 10 should not be given to anyone in Indian cricket!

  • Love_Tanmay on October 10, 2013, 11:07 GMT

    god of cricket!!! The master blaster Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar announces retirement...24 years , one man ..and millions Memory ...its even hard to imagine indian cricket without him..tough time for indian cricket. ...

  • Vaish1999_2000 on October 10, 2013, 11:06 GMT

    Not sad day for Indian cricket, it is maybe sad day for sachi fans :( Good step, at last for Indian cricket

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:05 GMT

    The day I dreaded has finally arrived. I know this was expected, this was due, so on and so forth. But, just like you would like your loved ones to stay with you as long as possible, whatever be their age , physical condition etc; I could never think of an Indian outfit with the thought that Sachin Tendulkar will never been seen again among the bunch of 11. I grew up watching you, I drew my inspiration from you, maybe the whole young generation of India in the 90's did so, TV's were switched off when you got out because there was no hope after you. Hope started and ended with you. But now, some young men from that generation is dawning the Indian colors. Perhaps there is a Sachin Tendulkar hidden in every young Indian cricketer and that's why there is hope elsewhere in cricketers other than Sachin. You have given us enormous joy over the years, you have given us the addiction of cricket and this addiction will probably change forever with your retirement.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:05 GMT

    I had been waiting for the day when he calls it quits because I felt he is past his expiry date and doing no good to Indian Cricket. So its good for cricket that he is going. but good for what I said....Cricket!!!!!! does cricket even exists after Sachin is gone, it definitely does but somebody please try explaining that to my sub conscious mind which has gotten used to treating Sachin and cricket as synonyms.

  • Gurudumu on October 10, 2013, 11:05 GMT

    A great humble human being and an exceptionally talented cricketer who brought countless joyful moments to cricket fans all over the world. Every good thing comes an end - Sachin's time was now. Farewell and the very best of wishes. Hopefully he will be around cricket as mentor or administrator for decades to come.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:03 GMT

    He is the one how inspire me and million and million of people to watch and play cricket.....i know one one is bigger then the game but its a vary big loss for all the cricket fan all over the world.....I Gona Miss You MASTER

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:03 GMT

    Finally, the day has come to saw Mr.sachin retired from cricket when he announced is decision my heart feels very heavy.

    praveen dubai

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:02 GMT

    No words ....We miss u a lot..............

  • Awesomely-Awesome on October 10, 2013, 11:01 GMT

    When the world was discovering how to play limited over cricket, this Little Champ mastered the very art, redefined, invented and taught the world how to play Cricket! And went on to become the greatest role model not just because of his cricketing skills, but also because of the humility, his passion for the Game! He is not an ICON just for cricketing fraternity but for sure a ROLE MODEL for anyone who has dreams and want to achieve something.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:01 GMT

    Thank you Sachin for some of the greatest moments of happiness for us as a country and a special thank you as you brought us as a country!!!! Will miss ur walk on the field, ur straight drive and many more!!!!!

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:00 GMT

    God calls it a day ... to retire after 200th Test....and had hoped to sit with my children and watch sachin tendulkar playing ... dream crushed :(

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:00 GMT

    Its very sad to know that Sachin Romesh Tendulkar is saying bye bye to cricket....Please do the coaching for india team ..we can't imagine that you will not be part of indian dressing room..

  • siddharthagrwl on October 10, 2013, 11:00 GMT

    Don't know how to react. This was bound to happen one day but it still hurts. Thank u sachin for everything. U vill b missed forever on the field.

  • on October 10, 2013, 11:00 GMT

    I started watching cricket because of you and now I do not imagine myself sitting before TV for long hours watching cricket...it was great journey with you sir... from those centuries in sharjah cup, 1998 then to 94 against Pak in World cup 2003 then to World Cup victory in 2011 and culminating to 100 100s...it has been pleasure.... the Lord of the Rings is retiring and I want to weep and cry loudly...but cannot do so in my office....i will have to wait till i reach my home...my room and then I will let my heart cry itself out....thanks a lot sir....thanks a lot for the great memories...

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:59 GMT

    Thanks for the glorious memories!! Long live the God Of Cricket!!! 24 years of entertainment! We have lived our lives as per your Cricketing form! We were happy when you were scoring runs and sad when you used to fail!!!!Thanks once again!!!

  • munna_indian on October 10, 2013, 10:59 GMT

    Probably he is the only player to have played in both the socialist era of the nation and the present day capitalism. those were the days when there were no live action on TV in his debut series in pak. i used to hear the commentaries on the radio, more for hearing the exploits of greats like kapil and srikkanth than for the rookie called tendulkar. life has come a long way and till the arrival of sehwag and dhoni, he was the sole entertainer for almost 15 years or so. this decision will not affect because, indian cricket is already in safe hands of dhoni and his young mates but i like other lakhs of fans would miss him personally.

  • SaadRocx on October 10, 2013, 10:59 GMT

    Sachin will be missed..Respect from Pak #

  • Captain_Crick on October 10, 2013, 10:58 GMT

    The 'Power'ful Grandmaster who defined the electricity bills (read TV turned on/off) and Channel TRP ratings of the entire nation particularly in the 90's based on his time at the crease. Farewell Sachin! Best of Luck for your future endeavours!

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:58 GMT

    I really wants this to not happen

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:58 GMT

    RIP Cricket... Miss you Sachin...

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:58 GMT

    Sachin is above all modern cricketers for simple reason, he always carried not just expectations but very high expectations n delivered modt of the time. U r simply great Sachin.

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:58 GMT

    we will miss SRT....Thanks for making us fall in love with Criket...

  • Amit_13 on October 10, 2013, 10:58 GMT

    Changes life as I know it!!! I have not known a life without him. Thank you for the memories,, for the heartbreaks and the joys. We have lived a huge portion of our lives through you... your milestones have been milemarkers in our lives... A reference to other events in our lives... I don't think anyone will ever stop a civilisation like he did ever again. I don't think anyone will arrest my attention so completely again. I just don't think I will think the same way again...

  • venky91 on October 10, 2013, 10:58 GMT

    Thank God!!!!!!!!!!Atlast it came.Sad to see Tendulkar struggling,better late than never.

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:57 GMT

    no.. this cant be true... cant believe it.. praying that its a nightmare..cant imagine watching India play and you not playing... too sad and distraught to comment more..

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:57 GMT

    sachin is always in our hearts

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:57 GMT

    U r d God of Cricket Sachin G

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:56 GMT

    as a child i understood the meaning of being "sachin" much before i understood what "cricket" is all about

  • Just_love_it on October 10, 2013, 10:56 GMT

    OH God y he announced it in advance its simply too much now for his die hard fans like me to bear the pain. He should have done it just few days before, anyway...everyone has to go one day and but may be he should gone to SA at least.O r does that means SA series in serious trouble !

    Sachin's retirement will make cricket not watchable or enjoyable for me for quite some time that's for sure , will miss u sir , always.

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:56 GMT

    Sachin retires...will stop watching cricket after his 200th test!!! Used to sit for hrs and see him practice in my school when I was 12-13 yrs old!! For me Cricket has retired today!

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:56 GMT

    I'm so blessed to be born in an era of the batting maestro, So glad I got to watch and cheer for the little master play during my childhood till this date. Salute to the Legend, Sachin Tendulkar. Matches won't have the same charm without you. Hope the cricket fraternity will move on.

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:56 GMT

    Sachin retires...will stop watching cricket after his 200th test!!! Used to sit for hrs and see him practice in my school when I was 12-13 yrs old!! For me Cricket has retired today!

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:55 GMT

    Sachin is above all modern cricketers for simple reason, he always carried not just expectations but very high expectations n delivered modt of the time. U r simply great Sachin.

  • Apoorva.Katta on October 10, 2013, 10:55 GMT

    So the West Indies series was designed for Tendulkar's 200!! Disappointing!! But happy to see that Tendulkar is going to retire!!

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:55 GMT

    Thank you The Legend. You're the greatest player in the history of Cricket. May be someone in the future may break you records. After all, it's not the records that you made; it's the Passion for the game that you have shown the world. Hats off Again…..

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:54 GMT

    cricket has lost its son. cant imagine cricket without srt.RESPECT

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:54 GMT

    We will have to wait many yers to watch another Tendulkar in the world of Cricket, may be not in our lifetime.

  • ahad_hossain on October 10, 2013, 10:54 GMT

    Nooooooo..... It will never happend....... I will die.......

  • crindo77 on October 10, 2013, 10:54 GMT

    I was in class V in school India when I wached him take on Imran and Waqar; I was taking my first semester MBBS exams when he demolished the Aussies in Sharjah; now as an expat in the UK 24 years later, very emotional time. Thanks for the memories. Its rare to see such unwavering support from an otherwise fickle public.

  • Rajavicky on October 10, 2013, 10:53 GMT

    WELL WELL... since i started interest in cricket i have been watching sachin in Indian team... it will b unbelievable to imagine he is not playing

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:53 GMT

    From that day i am not watching tests again .

  • pushkar.patel05 on October 10, 2013, 10:53 GMT

    Hard to Imagine life without Cricket - SRT !! I would say it will be hard to Imagine Cricket without You.

  • naansari on October 10, 2013, 10:53 GMT

    Every good thing comes to an end....so this was about to happen. But what Sachin has done for Indian cricket is really unbelievable. Hats off to this true legend.

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:53 GMT

    Cricket without Sachin??? How can i imagine?? Sad but true that you are going and leaving us alone, i cant forget your Straight Punch, Cover Drive and Six you hit to Kasprowicz on 22nd April'1998, that was mind boggling. Want to say a lot, but eyes filled, heart stopped and throat chocked.....Will miss u. Want to see you coaching Team India or In the commentary box. Wishing you happy future ahead. Cheers!!

  • vinodkumargb on October 10, 2013, 10:52 GMT

    I still remember the days when we used to turn off the TV just after sachin gets out! Thats what makes him so special. No wonder people crib he should have left long back after all thats what it looks when a born blind explains colours to you....!! I am very proud to be in his erra! Thank you so much Sachin for pumping our hearts so hard while you were batting! may be thats why we didnt had much heart problem then ;) Love you mate, Thank you so much :)

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:52 GMT

    For me definition of cricket is sachin , as a kid i started watching cricket mainly because of his dazzling shots ....let it be warne vs tendulkar in 1997,the sharjah heroics,the first 200 in odis to state a few....memories will never fade...

    One sun..one moon...one sachin....

    Yes!god made birds to fly,fishes to swim,sachin to play cricket...

  • r_senthil on October 10, 2013, 10:52 GMT

    Will miss the joy of coming to stadium to watch the god of cricket play! Miss u Sachin..

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:52 GMT

    A man who has single handedly put India on the 21st century sporting map is calling it quits.. RIP cricket..

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:52 GMT

    Great cricketer and a greater role model! May his retired life be happy! However, he must have retired at least 20 tests earlier.

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:52 GMT

    The god has called his day..!!! the dark day of cricket...!!! all these 24 years were the golden days of cricket.. we cant imagine cricket without u sachin...!!! we luv u...!! we r gonna miss u...!!!

  • HK_Sachin on October 10, 2013, 10:51 GMT

    ven #GOD has to retire, ... at times. (really?!!) :-(

    Thank you, Sachin Tendulkar for giving me the ecstatic feeling of playing and watching Cricket, whilst you are playing. Thank you for representing perfection as a Coach to me, in so many more ways than just batting.

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:51 GMT

    Can not Imagine Indian Test team without you Sir Sachin..May be we miss you in the field but not from our hearts.God Bless you and Good luck.

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:51 GMT

    All Indians salute you......... we miss you sachin....... love you.

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:50 GMT

    god will miss you.. many thanks GOd for giving us some wonderful moments. Best luck for next assignment. Again hats off to the ultimate batsman of the cricket history...............will appreciate if you help Indian Cricket to produce 1more SRT..........Hats off to you ..............you dedication & love for cricket is amazing... ...

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:50 GMT

    Thanks a ton to the legend you'll be missed. As far as game of cricket is concerned its a sad day for cricket

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:50 GMT

    Still il cann't imagine cricket without sachine, gonna miss u sachine :(

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:50 GMT

    I cant imagine the indian team with out sachin tendulkar... a historic legend leaving the cricket with leagcy... a big salute to the legend

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:50 GMT

    Please hit 2 back to back Hundreds and retire in Style...Miss you Master - Thanks for all the wonderful memories....All the very best!

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:50 GMT

    A modern great. For people who grew up watching him Indian Cricket will never be the same again. Miss you Sachin

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:49 GMT

    We will all miss quoting Sachin Tendulkar during business debate on #consistency #commitment #milestones #Integrity #influence

  • spant on October 10, 2013, 10:49 GMT

    Inevitable must be faced boldly!!!

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:49 GMT

    A legend will leave the cricketing world. He gave us immense pleasure. I remember hosting him and his team on Sachin's first ever tour to Pakistan as the youngest player in the side at Rawalpindi. He will be sorely missed but remembered for his sterling character and poise, on and off the field.

  • Dhushan on October 10, 2013, 10:48 GMT

    Here is a wonderful example of someone who only wants personal milestones. I'm surprised he didn't play until the next England series to try & score a 100 at Lords.

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:48 GMT

    Sad day! We have seen TENDULKAR era and euphoria he has created. He has been the best ambassador of this sports. We will be going to miss him. All the best to Sachin

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:47 GMT

    Legend of the game, and such a shame that India's magnificent crux of players that were also gentlemen now all venture into the outside cricket world. Enjoy your last days as a test cricketer Sachin; you deserve to get a century to sign off in style.

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:46 GMT

    sad news for indian cricket fans

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:46 GMT

    I grew up watching him play, my interest to cricket was because of him, more than a cricket he was a good human being. But I think its time for him, just because i don't want him to be hunted by media, commentators and others . The legacy he has created is immortal.

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:45 GMT

    This is the saddest day in my life .

  • RajuThammala on October 10, 2013, 10:45 GMT

    We will miss you Sachin. A true champion in every cricketers heart. Good Luck!

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:45 GMT

    Test Cricket will lose more fans.. :(

  • dakshinap on October 10, 2013, 10:45 GMT

    Sad news of Indian Cricket. Anway thankyou Sachin for giving glorious entertaiment for last 24 years to the Indian Cricket fans and best of luck for your rest of the future. We are realy going to missing you.

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:45 GMT

    Its a sad day in Indian cricket

  • Sir_Ivor on October 10, 2013, 10:45 GMT

    Having followed your career from even your Ranji debut, I can truly say that this will close a chapter not just in your life but mine as well. I wish you well my friend in your life after cricket.

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:45 GMT

    what a missing...! thank you for the memory you are leaving us..! thank you for the exceptional class you shone us...! it is hard to realize that your poetry batting is no more in the world cricket...! still our generation is enough lucky to watch closely your marvelous journey..! wish you all the best Mr Tendulkar...!

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:44 GMT

    well played Tendulkar, u are a true hero of the game, an ambassador of our sport, and a great performer on the field. Thanks for giving so much to Cricket, wish u best of luck for the life ahead !

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:44 GMT

    It's impossible for 'YOU' to imagine life without cricket,its impossible for me to imagine cricket without 'YOU'

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:43 GMT

    Please hit two back to back centuries and retire in style --- Master...all the Best...from your biggggggggggggggggggggggggest Fan!!...

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:43 GMT

    u will always b my hero, my idol.. #SRTforever

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:42 GMT

    its right decision taken by SRT..... At last he realized he is not fully having his natural game and its best to retire.....

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:42 GMT

    The Legend. ....thank u so much SRT for all the moments u hve given us. we will cherish them for whole life time. will miss ur presence on cricket field

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:42 GMT

    As Sachin & dravid gone... Its looks rude but now I completely sign off as cricket follower.

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:42 GMT

    It is End of a Great Era for Indian Cricket. Sachin, Dravid, Ganguly and Laxman

  • cricketpurist on October 10, 2013, 10:41 GMT

    How can God retire? has the world come to an end?

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:41 GMT

    Billions don't cry when Gayle gets out.

    Millions don't swith off their TV when Kohli gets out

    Thousands don't gather outside of a TVshowroom when Dhoni is playing.

    Nobody cares what Sammy does.

    Son doesn't argue with his father for Pollard.

    Students don't bunk for hussey

    Teachers don't ask gambhir's score.

    A Train doesn't stop to see Jacques Kallis's century.

    Fans don't cry when Rohit got out.

    A office doesn't pause when steyn bowls.

    But It all and even more happens when Sachin Tendulkar Bats...

    There's been Gavaskar, there's been Ponting but the face of cricket still remains the same SACHIN TENDULKAR

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:41 GMT

    The worst day of my life.........

    I only request the haters to take it easy and salute the legend.

  • Auromir on October 10, 2013, 10:41 GMT

    I started Watching Cricket by watching Sachin and will miss you and I am proud that I had lived in this world during his time. Hats off sachin. Wish you all the best for your future endeavours

  • vijay_itm on October 10, 2013, 10:41 GMT

    We will be missing Sachin. I can't count howmany matches I have seen only for Sachin. No one can born again like Sachin.

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:41 GMT

    god of cricket little master retires

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:41 GMT

    i can't imagine of cricket without sachin

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:41 GMT

    Thank you Sachin, Thank you very much sir

  • Saeed.Lodhi on October 10, 2013, 10:40 GMT

    Well, everyone has a day, one cannot just keep on playing cricket for ever !

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:40 GMT

    Bad news for not only indian cricket fans but the whole worlds cricket fans, salute the legend

  • playfaircricket on October 10, 2013, 10:40 GMT

    Greatest Batsman simply amazing player...God Of Batting ...agree or disagree God

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:40 GMT

    will always miss u god................................................................

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:39 GMT

    good luck ! salute you for watever u ve done for cricket!

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:39 GMT

    NOOOOOOO Sachinn u will always live in our hearts U will be the reason i started watching and playing cricket U will singlehandedly be the reason the game survived in india we love u sachinnn

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:39 GMT

    Really shocking. ...' 'Miss u THE GOD OF CRICKET'

  • me.riyaz on October 10, 2013, 10:39 GMT

    I knew next series would be his last but I wanted it to be in SA. But he is a great man. Been playing for 24 years!!! cant even begin to imagine

  • Bonehead_maz on October 10, 2013, 10:38 GMT

    Congratulations on the cricketing segment of your life SRT ! It's truly been incredible. Here's hoping you do find something else that captures your attention so much in the future.

  • Fan1969 on October 10, 2013, 10:38 GMT

    ALL fans including followers like me wanted him to go on a high. So I would not call it like dreading this moment but for his sake and the excellent memories I hope he plays a great innings in either of his last 2 TESTS. A triple will be ideal, the only record still elusive.

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:37 GMT

    Speechless , the sole reason of watching cricket . The nightmares of bowlers and the best ever batsman to have born !bow to the master , i am proud to be in an era where Sachin came ,saw and conquered ! #sachinist

  • bluebillion on October 10, 2013, 10:37 GMT

    Sadness is the first emotion

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:37 GMT

    Indian Cricket Team without Sachin Tendulkar is like a body without soul!!

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:37 GMT

    sachin can neither be created nor be forgotten...he can just be imagined,every morning,when we think of GOD.

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:36 GMT

    legend of cricket is gone..i sincerely think indian crickets in safe hands

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:36 GMT

    End of my childhood.....a new era begins.....

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:36 GMT

    God move by him. All the best for his future life. A complete batsman having great abilities to handle every situation.

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:36 GMT

    God move by him. All the best for his future life. A complete batsman having great abilities to handle every situation.

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:36 GMT

    End of my childhood.....a new era begins.....

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:36 GMT

    legend of cricket is gone..i sincerely think indian crickets in safe hands

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:37 GMT

    sachin can neither be created nor be forgotten...he can just be imagined,every morning,when we think of GOD.

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:37 GMT

    Indian Cricket Team without Sachin Tendulkar is like a body without soul!!

  • bluebillion on October 10, 2013, 10:37 GMT

    Sadness is the first emotion

  • on October 10, 2013, 10:37 GMT

    Speechless , the sole reason of watching cricket . The nightmares of bowlers and the best ever batsman to have born !bow to the master , i am proud to be in an era where Sachin came ,saw and conquered ! #sachinist

  • Fan1969 on October 10, 2013, 10:38 GMT

    ALL fans including followers like me wanted him to go on a high. So I would not call it like dreading this moment but for his sake and the excellent memories I hope he plays a great innings in either of his last 2 TESTS. A triple will be ideal, the only record still elusive.

  • Bonehead_maz on October 10, 2013, 10:38 GMT

    Congratulations on the cricketing segment of your life SRT ! It's truly been incredible. Here's hoping you do find something else that captures your attention so much in the future.

  • me.riyaz on October 10, 2013, 10:39 GMT

    I knew next series would be his last but I wanted it to be in SA. But he is a great man. Been playing for 24 years!!! cant even begin to imagine