Tendulkar retires November 16, 2013

Sachin Tendulkar leaves with stirring speech

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Sachin Tendulkar played his last day of international cricket at the Wankhede, and after India sealed the series against West Indies, he gave an emotional farewell speech. The full text of it is below.

Manjrekar: It was a time for emotion

All my friends. Settle down let me talk, I will get more and more emotional (crowd gets louder and louder as he composes himself). My life, between 22 yards for 24 years, it is hard to believe that that wonderful journey has come to an end, but I would like to take this opportunity to thank people who have played an important role in my life. Also, for the first time in my life I am carrying this list, to remember all the names in case I forget someone. I hope you understand. It's getting a little bit difficult to talk but I will manage.

The most important person in my life, and I have missed him a lot since 1999 when he passed away, my father. Without his guidance, I don't think I would have been standing here in front of you. He gave me freedom at the age of 11, and told me that [I should] chase my dreams, but make sure you do not find short cuts. The path might be difficult, but don't give up, and I have simply followed his instructions. Above all, he told me to be a nice human being, which I will continue to do and try my best. Every time I have done something special [and] showed my bat, it was [for] my father.

My mother, I don't know how she dealt with such a naughty child like me. I was not easy to manage. She must be extremely patient. For a mother, the most important thing is that her child remains safe and healthy and fit. That was what she was most bothered and worried about. She took care of me for the last 24 years that I have played for India, but even before that she started praying for me the day I started playing cricket. She just prayed and prayed and I think her prayers and blessings have given me the strength to go out and perform, so a big thank you to my mother for all the sacrifices.

In my school days, for four years, I stayed with my uncle and aunt because my school was quite far from my home, and they treated me like their son. My aunt, after having had a hard day's play, I would be half asleep and she would be feeding me food so I could go again and play tomorrow. I can't forget these moments. I am like their son and I am glad it has continued to be the same way.

My eldest brother, Nitin, and his family, have always encouraged me. My eldest brother doesn't like to talk much, but the one thing he always told me is that whatever you do, I know you will always give it 100%, and that I have full faith and confidence in you. His encouragement meant a lot to me. My sister, Savita, and her family, was no different. The first cricket bat of my life was presented to me by my sister. It was a Kashmir willow bat. But that is where the journey began. She is one of those many who still continue to fast when I bat, so thank you very much.

Ajit, my brother, now what do I talk about him? I don't know. We have lived this dream together. He was the one who sacrificed his career for my cricket. He spotted the spark in me. And it all started from the age of 11 when he took me to Archrekar sir, my coach, and from there on my life changed. You will find this hard to believe but even last night he called to discuss my dismissal, knowing that there was a remote chance of batting again, but just the habit we have developed, the rapport we have developed, since my birth, has continued and it will continue. Maybe when I'm not playing cricket we will still be discussing technique.

Various things we agreed upon, my technique, and so many technical things which I didn't agree with him, we have had arguments and disagreements, but when I look back at all these things in my life, I would have been a lesser cricketer [without him].

The most beautiful thing happened to me in 1990 when I met my wife, Anjali. Those were special years and it has continued and will always continue that way. I know Anjali, being a doctor; there was a wonderful career in front of her. When we decided to have a family, Anjali took the initiative to step back and say that 'you continue with your cricket and I will take the responsibility of the family'.

Without that, I don't think I would have been able to play cricket freely and without stress. Thanks for bearing with all my fuss and all my frustrations, and all sorts of rubbish that I have spoken. Thanks for bearing with me and always staying by my side through all the ups and downs. You are the best partnership I've had in my life.

Then, the two precious diamonds of my life, Sara and Arjun. They have already grown up. My daughter is 16, my son is 14. Time has flown by. I wanted to spend so much time with them on special occasions like their birthdays, their annual days, their sports day, going on holidays, whatever. I have missed out on all those things. Thanks for your understanding. Both of you have been so, so special to me you cannot imagine. I promise you [that] for 14 and 16 years I have not spent enough time with both of you, but the next 16 years or even beyond that, everything is for you.

My in-laws, Anand Mehta and Annabelle, both have been so, so supportive [and] loving and caring. I have discussed on various things in life, generally with them, and have taken their advice. You know, it's so important to have a strong family who is always with you and who are guiding you. Before you start clapping, the most important thing they did was allowing me to marry Anjali, so thank you very much.

In the last 24 years that I have played for India I have made new friends, and before that I have had friends from my childhood. They have all had a terrific contribution. As and when I have called them to come and bowl to me at the nets, they have left their work aside to come and help me. Be it joining me on holidays and having discussions with me on cricket, or how I was a little stressed and wanting to find a solution so I can perform better.

The memories you have left with me will always be with me forever and ever, especially "Sachin, Sachin" which will reverberate in my ears till I stop breathing

All those moments my friends were with me. Even for when I was injured, I would wake up in the morning because I couldn't sleep and thought that my career was over because of injuries, that is when my friends have woken up at 3 o'clock in the morning to drive with me and make me believe that my career was not over. Life would be incomplete without all those friends. Thanks for being there for me.

My cricket career started when I was 11. The turning point of my career was when my brother [Ajit] took me to Achrekar sir. I was extremely delighted to see him up in the stands. Normally he sits in front of the television and he watches all the games that I play. When I was 11/12, those were the days when I used to hop back on his scooter and play a couple of practice matches a day. The first half the innings I would be batting at Shivaji Park, the second half, at some other match in Azad Maidan. He would take me all over Mumbai to make sure I got match practice.

On a lighter note, in the last 29 years, sir has never ever said 'well played' to me because he thought I would get complacent and I would stop working hard. Maybe he can push his luck and wish me now, well done on my career, because there are no more matches, sir, in my life. I will be witnessing cricket, and cricket will always stay in my heart, but you have had an immense contribution in my life, so thank you very much.

My cricket for Mumbai started right here on this ground, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), which is so dear to me. I remember landing from New Zealand at four o'clock in the morning, and turning up for a game here at eight o'clock just because I wanted to be a part of Mumbai cricket, and not that somebody forced me. That was for the love of Mumbai cricket, and thank you very much. The president is here so thank you very much, along with your team, for taking care of me and looking after my cricket.

The dream was obviously to play for India, and that is where my association with BCCI started. BCCI was fantastic, right from my debut they believed in my ability and selecting me into the squad at the age of 16 was a big step, so thanks to all the selectors for having faith in me and the BCCI for giving me the freedom to express myself out in the middle. Things would have been different if you had not been behind me, and I really appreciate your support. Especially when I was injured, you were right with me and making sure that all the treatments were taken care of, and that I got fit and fine and playing [right] back for India.

The journey has been special, the last 24 years, I have played with many senior cricketers, and even before that there were many senior cricketers with whom I watched on television. They inspired me to play cricket, and to play in the right way. Thanks to all those senior cricketers, and unfortunately I have not been able to play with them, but I have high regards for all their achievements and all their contributions.

We see it on the mega-screen, Rahul, Laxman, Sourav, and Anil, who is not here, and my team-mates right here in front me. You are like my family away from home. I have had some wonderful times with you. It is going to be difficult to not be part of the dressing room, sharing those special moments. All the coaches for their guidance, it has been special for me. I know when MS Dhoni presented me the 200th Test match cap on day one morning. I had a brief message for the team. I would like to repeat that. I just feel that all of us are so, so fortunate and proud to be part of the Indian cricket team and serving the nation.

Knowing all of you guys, I know you will continue to serve the nation in the right spirit and right values. I believe we have been the lucky ones to be chosen by the Almighty to serve this sport. Each generation gets this opportunity to take care of this sport and serve it to the best of our ability. I have full faith in you to continue to serve the nation in the right spirit and to the best of your ability, to bring all the laurels to the country. All the very best.

I would be failing in my duties if I did not thank all the doctors, the physios, the trainers, who have put this difficult body together to go back on the field and be able to play. The amount of injuries that I have had in my career, I don't know how you have managed to keep me fit, but without your special efforts, it would never have happened. The doctors have met me at weird hours. I mean I have called them from Mumbai to Chennai, Mumbai to Delhi, I mean wherever. They have just taken the next flight and left their work and families to be with me, which has allowed me to play. So a big thank you to all three of you for keeping me in good shape.

My dear friend, late Mark Mascarenhas, my first manager. We unfortunately lost him in a car accident in 2001, but he was such a well-wisher of cricket, my cricket, and especially Indian cricket. He was so passionate. He understood what it takes to represent a nation and gave me all the space to go out and express myself, and never pressurised me to do this ad or promotion or whatever the sponsors demanded. He took care of that and today I miss him, so thank you Mark for all your contribution.

My current management team, WSG, for repeating what Mark has done, because when I signed the contract I exactly told them what I want from them, and what it requires to represent me. They have done that and respected that.

Someone who has worked closely with me for 14 years is my manager, Vinod Nayudu. He is more like my family and all the sacrifices, spending time away from his family for my work, has been special, so big thank you to his family as well for giving up so much time for my work with Vinod.

In my school days, when I performed well, the media backed me a lot. They continue to do that till this morning. Thank you so much to the media for supporting and appreciating my performances. It surely had a positive effect on me. Thank you so much to all the photographers as well for those wonderfully captured moments that will stay with me for the rest of my life, so a big thank you to all the photographers.

I know my speech is getting a bit too long (crowd roars), but this is the last thing I want to say. I want to thank all the people here who have flown in from various parts of the world, and have supported me endlessly, whether I scored a 0 or a 100-plus. Your support was so dear to me and meant a lot to me. Whatever you have done for me.

I know I have met so many guys who have fasted for me, prayed for me, done so much for me. Without that life wouldn't have been like this for me. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, and also say that time has flown by rather quickly, but the memories you have left with me will always be with me forever and ever, especially "Sachin, Sachin" which will reverberate in my ears till I stop breathing. Thank you very much. If I have missed out on saying something, I hope you understand. Goodbye.

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  • suhrid on November 17, 2013, 5:53 GMT

    It was an inevitable and like a death to a boy, who was still nurturing dreams to make a family. And his passion cannot be his alone. Could you imagine over billion people adore him as a finest cricketer transcended this world. What about his real family, especially mother and wife? Even in their wildest dreams they cannot contemplate even for a second Sachin is not playing cricket any more. It's silent death and excruciating. Ms Anjali probably could not control her emotions and was signalling her boy to calm down when he reached 50 landmarks. As if a priceless life's nearing an end, everybody was concerned how long he could play. Everybody knows his cricketing career as a player is numbered and this is the truth extremely difficult to accept for most of his cricket fans. I am with your emotions Sachin and what else I can write. Feeling very melancholic when watching all these. Wish you a fluent transition to the different world though we know it is deadly difficult.

  • narenderkharayat on November 16, 2013, 12:18 GMT

    Being played with Sachin when he was at 11-12 something for Young Parsee C.C.. He was dedicated to the Cricket with his heart and soul. You will never find anyone as dedicated as Sachin to his game. Today also when he is retiring he is still finding unfulfillment of Cricket whatever he has worshipped about Cricket has given him a lot the Fame, Money Public Admiration Love and affection. Each of the us feel that he must have taken long sleepless night to decide about retiring because still there was twinkle in his eyes to score runs as he has done all his life. But he has taken good decision to retire when he was at peak of his life as a Cricket and great human being. I still remember him when during the lunch time of Kanga League matches he would come with a heavy bat and tell us to bowl at him and he used to strike the ball as hard as he can at 11-12 and we would tell him to hit slowly but he was unable to do so. So all the best for him for the remainder of his life with Cricket

  • on November 16, 2013, 11:54 GMT

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

  • on November 16, 2013, 11:17 GMT

    Finally, I wake up and realize that my childhood is over with Sachin's retirement. When he started playing i was a mere 2 year old child and now i'm 26. 24 great years of fascinating cricket has elapsed in between.My first memory of him recedes back to India vs Australia series of 1998 i guess, when Shane Warne first disclosed about his nightmares(Sachin hitting him for sixes in dreams).How can one forget that tragic moment when he'd gone away to attend his father's funeral in Bombay in the middle of the 1999 world cup and came back surprisingly to hit a Century against Kenya.One can never forget how hard he tried in 2003 world cup scoring 673 runs but still not being able to win the World Cup for India.I vaguely remember Eden Gardens Calcutta erupting into violent fumes in the semi-final match against Srilanka in which he scored 65 runs out of the total 120 runs scored by the team. Sachin's efforts were so plausible that whole of India used to switch off their tv sets once he got out

  • Prakash_Sachin on November 16, 2013, 10:28 GMT

    - Company Managers* TL's - Principals * School Teachers * College staffs * - Hospital Doc's * Hostel Wardens - Govt. Institutions/offices - House Wives (watching mega serials) - INDIA - Rest Assured that there will be NIL absenteeism / NIL Late Comers & 100 % productivity.

    THE MAN WHO STOPPED THE CLOCK TICKING - Our very own SACHIN!!

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:38 GMT

    to put it in a way that suits to many indians.... WE GREW UP BETWEEN 1989 AND 2013.... yes we grew up watching the master, we grew up watching how to conquer everything that comes your way, we grew up watching how to play cricket, we grew up with a wish that MAN LET ME TOUCH THAT MRF BAT ONCE, we grew up watching how to make every record yours, we grew up watching how to be a gentleman among youtr teammates, we grew up watching how can one person make 1.2 billion smile, cry, laugh, happy..... we grew up watching how to make 1.2 billion people chant one's name... we grew up expecting schin to score century every match...when the match was over , instead of asking did we win, we used to ask how much did sachin score..we grew up asking the same..... we grew up watching how a man can do ONE THING for as long as 2t5 years... we grew up watching how to dedicate to something....... WE GREW UP WATCHING TENDULKAR... WE WERE BLESSED to be born in his era.... #THANKYOUSACHIN

  • on November 18, 2013, 8:29 GMT

    You have inspired a whole generation by your conduct, focus, discipline, humility and perseverance. You have instilled a sense of belief in every Indian who grew up with you; we almost felt that we have achieved something big in our lives whenever we saw you go past milestones and surpass the records. Actually, now having followed your 24 year career (which was as pure as 24 carat gold) and hearing your 'straight from the heart' farewell speech, there is a very big sense of achievement that I experience; I feel that one of the most important things that I should have done as a part of this life is now done; while growing up, to follow your career was like 'one of the ten things that every Indian should do before dying'; thank you for inspiring all of us in your first innings; we look forward eagerly to your second innings and I am sure you will take India to victory like you did (and cherished so much) against England in Chennai 2008. We will continue to rally behind you forever!!!!

  • Lived2cuSachin on November 18, 2013, 5:27 GMT

    For the last 2 days my mind is revolving about Sachin. Sleeping with Sachin's memories, Waking up thinking that Sachin has retired and browsing lot of websites to catch all his heart touching comments and interviews after retirement.Who says people skipped offices only when you were playing !

    Have watched most of your innings from hitting Abdul Qadir to 74 in final test. I really regret till now I couldn't watch your Dessert Storm Live because of complete power failure in our colony.

    You provided smiles on faces of lot of people but for me made me to live life. I was going through a very bad phase of my life around 1991 and had thought to end it which I kept postponing because of YOU. When I thought what I would miss the No.1 thing which would come to mind is Sachin's amazing shots . These shots where so unique those days just because of the way you played it.

    Still remember Henry Blofeld commentries: O HO HO Ten-DOLL-kar What a Shot!

    YOU HAVE MADE ME LIVE LIFE SACHIN. ThankYou!

  • on November 17, 2013, 17:14 GMT

    Proud to be an indian, hatsoff to the bharat ratna sir sachin, Tears in my eyes, i remeber when i started watching cricket in 1999 world cup, when i was 7th standard, from that time to till now u are my role model, i didnt saw the match if u not in the squad, because of this t20 impact, making test match slow die in progress, even when i was playing gully cricket,, i use to play ur shots such as straight drive, paddle sweep, uppercut, pull shot, and one more thing in ur dismissals u not got out stamped much i guess only once, such a nice dedicated, pride,ambassador of indian as well as global sport, u said u ll remember our sachin... sachin in ur last breathe, but i am telling that to my last breathe , if u didnt play also i ll watchur old matches and say sacchin... sachin...... i hadn't sleept thinking ur service to the nation, may in next appearences in life as a man, i ll pray god to give birth to sachin and play for cricket more than what u played, we salute and love u sachinnn..

  • Aatif925 on November 17, 2013, 17:01 GMT

    I'm fortunate enough to see you batting twice. First in Faisalabad (November 1989) during just the 2nd Test match of your debut series. You were just 16 back then. But such was your class even in teenage that you faced a fast and furious Wasim Akram with guts and bravery - Waqar Younis didn't play that match due to injury after bowling you out on 15 in your, and his too, debut Test in Karachi. You scored a defiant 59 in that drawn Faisalabad Test before being LBW to Imran Khan. Second and last time I saw you batting was in an ODI in Rawalpindi (Feb. 2006) where you scored a run a ball 42 in a winning cause for India. Aatif Afzal from Pakistan

  • suhrid on November 17, 2013, 5:53 GMT

    It was an inevitable and like a death to a boy, who was still nurturing dreams to make a family. And his passion cannot be his alone. Could you imagine over billion people adore him as a finest cricketer transcended this world. What about his real family, especially mother and wife? Even in their wildest dreams they cannot contemplate even for a second Sachin is not playing cricket any more. It's silent death and excruciating. Ms Anjali probably could not control her emotions and was signalling her boy to calm down when he reached 50 landmarks. As if a priceless life's nearing an end, everybody was concerned how long he could play. Everybody knows his cricketing career as a player is numbered and this is the truth extremely difficult to accept for most of his cricket fans. I am with your emotions Sachin and what else I can write. Feeling very melancholic when watching all these. Wish you a fluent transition to the different world though we know it is deadly difficult.

  • narenderkharayat on November 16, 2013, 12:18 GMT

    Being played with Sachin when he was at 11-12 something for Young Parsee C.C.. He was dedicated to the Cricket with his heart and soul. You will never find anyone as dedicated as Sachin to his game. Today also when he is retiring he is still finding unfulfillment of Cricket whatever he has worshipped about Cricket has given him a lot the Fame, Money Public Admiration Love and affection. Each of the us feel that he must have taken long sleepless night to decide about retiring because still there was twinkle in his eyes to score runs as he has done all his life. But he has taken good decision to retire when he was at peak of his life as a Cricket and great human being. I still remember him when during the lunch time of Kanga League matches he would come with a heavy bat and tell us to bowl at him and he used to strike the ball as hard as he can at 11-12 and we would tell him to hit slowly but he was unable to do so. So all the best for him for the remainder of his life with Cricket

  • on November 16, 2013, 11:54 GMT

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

  • on November 16, 2013, 11:17 GMT

    Finally, I wake up and realize that my childhood is over with Sachin's retirement. When he started playing i was a mere 2 year old child and now i'm 26. 24 great years of fascinating cricket has elapsed in between.My first memory of him recedes back to India vs Australia series of 1998 i guess, when Shane Warne first disclosed about his nightmares(Sachin hitting him for sixes in dreams).How can one forget that tragic moment when he'd gone away to attend his father's funeral in Bombay in the middle of the 1999 world cup and came back surprisingly to hit a Century against Kenya.One can never forget how hard he tried in 2003 world cup scoring 673 runs but still not being able to win the World Cup for India.I vaguely remember Eden Gardens Calcutta erupting into violent fumes in the semi-final match against Srilanka in which he scored 65 runs out of the total 120 runs scored by the team. Sachin's efforts were so plausible that whole of India used to switch off their tv sets once he got out

  • Prakash_Sachin on November 16, 2013, 10:28 GMT

    - Company Managers* TL's - Principals * School Teachers * College staffs * - Hospital Doc's * Hostel Wardens - Govt. Institutions/offices - House Wives (watching mega serials) - INDIA - Rest Assured that there will be NIL absenteeism / NIL Late Comers & 100 % productivity.

    THE MAN WHO STOPPED THE CLOCK TICKING - Our very own SACHIN!!

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:38 GMT

    to put it in a way that suits to many indians.... WE GREW UP BETWEEN 1989 AND 2013.... yes we grew up watching the master, we grew up watching how to conquer everything that comes your way, we grew up watching how to play cricket, we grew up with a wish that MAN LET ME TOUCH THAT MRF BAT ONCE, we grew up watching how to make every record yours, we grew up watching how to be a gentleman among youtr teammates, we grew up watching how can one person make 1.2 billion smile, cry, laugh, happy..... we grew up watching how to make 1.2 billion people chant one's name... we grew up expecting schin to score century every match...when the match was over , instead of asking did we win, we used to ask how much did sachin score..we grew up asking the same..... we grew up watching how a man can do ONE THING for as long as 2t5 years... we grew up watching how to dedicate to something....... WE GREW UP WATCHING TENDULKAR... WE WERE BLESSED to be born in his era.... #THANKYOUSACHIN

  • on November 18, 2013, 8:29 GMT

    You have inspired a whole generation by your conduct, focus, discipline, humility and perseverance. You have instilled a sense of belief in every Indian who grew up with you; we almost felt that we have achieved something big in our lives whenever we saw you go past milestones and surpass the records. Actually, now having followed your 24 year career (which was as pure as 24 carat gold) and hearing your 'straight from the heart' farewell speech, there is a very big sense of achievement that I experience; I feel that one of the most important things that I should have done as a part of this life is now done; while growing up, to follow your career was like 'one of the ten things that every Indian should do before dying'; thank you for inspiring all of us in your first innings; we look forward eagerly to your second innings and I am sure you will take India to victory like you did (and cherished so much) against England in Chennai 2008. We will continue to rally behind you forever!!!!

  • Lived2cuSachin on November 18, 2013, 5:27 GMT

    For the last 2 days my mind is revolving about Sachin. Sleeping with Sachin's memories, Waking up thinking that Sachin has retired and browsing lot of websites to catch all his heart touching comments and interviews after retirement.Who says people skipped offices only when you were playing !

    Have watched most of your innings from hitting Abdul Qadir to 74 in final test. I really regret till now I couldn't watch your Dessert Storm Live because of complete power failure in our colony.

    You provided smiles on faces of lot of people but for me made me to live life. I was going through a very bad phase of my life around 1991 and had thought to end it which I kept postponing because of YOU. When I thought what I would miss the No.1 thing which would come to mind is Sachin's amazing shots . These shots where so unique those days just because of the way you played it.

    Still remember Henry Blofeld commentries: O HO HO Ten-DOLL-kar What a Shot!

    YOU HAVE MADE ME LIVE LIFE SACHIN. ThankYou!

  • on November 17, 2013, 17:14 GMT

    Proud to be an indian, hatsoff to the bharat ratna sir sachin, Tears in my eyes, i remeber when i started watching cricket in 1999 world cup, when i was 7th standard, from that time to till now u are my role model, i didnt saw the match if u not in the squad, because of this t20 impact, making test match slow die in progress, even when i was playing gully cricket,, i use to play ur shots such as straight drive, paddle sweep, uppercut, pull shot, and one more thing in ur dismissals u not got out stamped much i guess only once, such a nice dedicated, pride,ambassador of indian as well as global sport, u said u ll remember our sachin... sachin in ur last breathe, but i am telling that to my last breathe , if u didnt play also i ll watchur old matches and say sacchin... sachin...... i hadn't sleept thinking ur service to the nation, may in next appearences in life as a man, i ll pray god to give birth to sachin and play for cricket more than what u played, we salute and love u sachinnn..

  • Aatif925 on November 17, 2013, 17:01 GMT

    I'm fortunate enough to see you batting twice. First in Faisalabad (November 1989) during just the 2nd Test match of your debut series. You were just 16 back then. But such was your class even in teenage that you faced a fast and furious Wasim Akram with guts and bravery - Waqar Younis didn't play that match due to injury after bowling you out on 15 in your, and his too, debut Test in Karachi. You scored a defiant 59 in that drawn Faisalabad Test before being LBW to Imran Khan. Second and last time I saw you batting was in an ODI in Rawalpindi (Feb. 2006) where you scored a run a ball 42 in a winning cause for India. Aatif Afzal from Pakistan

  • Aatif925 on November 17, 2013, 16:50 GMT

    Good bye, Sachin the cricketer. You played gentlemen's game like a true gentleman, and that too over a period of quarter to a century - 200 Test matches in 24 years to be exact. Statistically, no other cricketer even come closer to you but its your humility that have won you millions of fans outside India. Its amazing and unbelievable that you've not been part of any controversy whatsoever throughout your long and illustrious career.

    I'm seven months younger to you meaning thereby you played international cricket throughout my adult life. So I can relate many events of my life with ups & down in your career. That's a bond I don't share with any other sportsman. With your retirement yesterday, this bond has now been transformed into nostalgia, though a rather sweeter one. I'll cherish this nostalgia throughout rest of my life as I cherished the bond with you. On a lighter note, your retirement also reminds me that its end of my youth too! Aatif Afzal from Pakistan

  • Pawan_Issar on November 17, 2013, 12:17 GMT

    I am at a loss of words on what to say at this moment. The "GOD" has finally bid adieu to all his fans, leaving behind an impossible void to fill. Cricket for me started with Sachin and now has ended after he is no more in action. He goes out riding on a billion Good Wishes. I know it's impossible for anyone to continue forever, still for a persona like him everyone may have wished for a few years more of cricket from him and more importantly; of joy to us. Sir, All The Best for your rest of your life and may we see more of you in another role to support Indian Cricket for i know it will be IMPOSSIBLE for even God to keep you away from Cricket. I close with a heavy heart and also wish good luck to the game of cricket which, without you, may have Excitement but will not have any Magic in it !!!

  • on November 17, 2013, 6:12 GMT

    I do not think I will watch Cricket any more, with the same interest as I did for 17 years from 1996. I remember the first time seeing Sachin Tendulkar bat, live. It was in Sri Lanka, against Zimbabwe. That was the time when Ganguly had entered the Test arena, and was starting to form a formidable opening partnership with Sachin. Then came the Calypso series in 1997, West Indies. (Sidhu scored a double hundred in Sabina Park, Jamaica in that series). They went to South Africa after that, and Sachin scored a blistering 169. Rahul Dravid scored his maiden Test hundred in Johannesburg. Then India faced Australia at home, in that famous series, when Sachin gave Nightmares to Warne. Then That innings against Pakistan, in Chennai..... We then had Sharjah, the twin innings that stand out...... Then a masterclass in Australia, down under. His hundred in Wellington, NZ (same series where Rahul Dravid scored centuries in both innings of a test match, including a 190). contd....

  • on November 17, 2013, 5:07 GMT

    I'll keep this in my heart always. :'(

  • manav599 on November 17, 2013, 5:00 GMT

    The first day of my life without Sachin Tendulkar as Cricketer. Hard to imagine how he has affected my life (or of billions for that matter) just through a T.V. screen. The inspiration he has been, lessons learned just by watching him, not only of cricket but of Life. Sachin isn't just Bharat Ratna but a Gem of the World. He is "THE GREATEST PERSON" I have ever seen, or in fact even heard about throughout the history. But all good things come to an end. Just hope that his memories do not and inspire many others to achieve what he has. For myself, I have not had a life knowing Sachin wont be member of any International squad but I hope all that I have learned from the master can be put into action making me a better person. Thank you and farewell Sachin and may you have a even better non cricketing life ahead.

  • on November 17, 2013, 4:38 GMT

    Sachin...Sachin...Sachin.......... I see many cricket player in my 26 years age but Sachin is the best among them.He made India into a great cricketing nation.Everyone knew that in 19 century if Tendulker did not played well,India never win the match.He is a one man army in this years.Always he try to his best game.I have no words to describe the feeling.I always see the Indian match but when Sachin was not play in these mach then these match not good to me.something missing like that.Without Sachin India team always missing him.he has many records in international cricket.Nobody will break his record. God bless him and his family...

  • on November 17, 2013, 4:12 GMT

    Feeling proud for Sachin Tendulkar's Bharat Ratna ...but in my opinion we have increased the burden of SACHIN ...by awarding that.WHY PEOPLE COULD NOT UNDERSTOOD who heard the farewell speech of Sachin? Sachin wish to live and enjoy life as a normal Indian . Whom we were thinking a shying man....he accepted him self has naughty child....during speech....so earlier CRICKET has took out the natural naughtiness of him..and just he was retired again he has been overloaded by Bharat Ratna and been forced to live the life which may maintain the dignity and decorum of the BHARAT RATNA reward....world r u agree with me............??

  • Nampally on November 17, 2013, 0:31 GMT

    End of a glorious cricketing career as a Player who broke all records + set some which may never be broken. What a batsman, a sportsman shrouded in dignified grace & humility despite his great achievements. He let his deeds talk for him in a world where Cricketers keep exposing themselves to criticism with their brash comments. Sachin believed in Meritocracy where his bat was mightier than the sword. He wielded his bat with smoothness of a poet & with authoritative elegance of a Maharajah. He made India into a great Cricketing nation. He set such high milestones that the Indian Cricketer in trying to achieve them have already produced exceptional batsmen. He made batting into an ART from scientific basis via his trade mark Upper cut & Paddle sweep. Dhoni went one step further with his inimitable "Helicopter" shot. Thanks to Sachin that India now has its top 5 bats amongst the world leaders achieved while attempting to emulate him.He can look back with pride on this great legacy!

  • on November 16, 2013, 21:43 GMT

    Every ones sad n dull am no exception, no matte wat people told I always supported sachin coz he was the lone warrior we had in one days before yuvrajs n dhonis grew....thank you sachin...a true legend by all means....n thanks to our pakistani brothers for der lovely words for him..feels like u r praising one of our family members...n yes i do wish he renders his services to pak batsmen as dey truly need it now to get out of the situation dey are in...as wasim was in india for our teams.... peace..love...

  • Rohit... on November 16, 2013, 21:26 GMT

    The emotions filled my eyes when Sachin started walking towards the stage to say his farewell speech... Wish I was alone and not among the girls who don't understand Cricket.... But even they were silent and their eyes were almost wet during the speech... Sachin's personality is much bigger than the runs he has scored in World Cricket.

  • on November 16, 2013, 20:58 GMT

    as APJ Abdul kalam is called and remembered as peoples PRESIDENT ,in the same way BHARATH RATNA would be remembered and called as LEGENDARY SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR had midas touch of it

  • raj_malyal on November 16, 2013, 20:36 GMT

    I have no words to describe the feeling. This guy defined me. He was my source of inspiration. A guy who has shown me that there are bigger dreams to be dreamt of in life. A guy whose life is so inspirational that conquering world seems small. This is the guy who at the age of 16 thought that his endorsements should be appropriate to his audiences and fans. How can I forget his composure during the hardest of times. Dreaming is one thing, achieving the dreams is superlative, and being down to earth through all of it is totally out of the world. Can you show me one guy who has been like him, except probably the great Bradman himself?

  • Ramesh_Sachin on November 16, 2013, 20:08 GMT

    For all of us, Sachin means cricket. We wouldn't mind even if India loses the game after Sachin scores a century. We celebrated the success of Sachin as our success. We expected everything from this little Master and he gave us the feeling of scoring runs on our behalf.

    Sachin played cricket for us. We watched cricket only for him. For us, Sachin is more than cricket. As Sachin retired, we feel as if we have retired from cricket. We see the soul of all cricket fans in Sachin.

    Waiting to see Sachin as a Coach for Indian team in the future. Feels so good to chant " Sachin........Sachin " " Sachin........Sachin "

  • on November 16, 2013, 20:08 GMT

    you would be lying if you said you din have tears in your eyes hearing this . well what a speech to end a glorious carrer :') . just showed his outmost humality and humbleness . He is the reaso why I started to watch the game . Its not the records which made him the greatess of all , records would be broken one day but its the joy he gave to the country and how he united a billion and the pressure he performed in . well he would be missed so very much .you can never thank him enough .

  • StatisticsRocks on November 16, 2013, 19:52 GMT

    No doubt one of gr8's to play cricket or India. I will not go so far to call him GOD, but a gr8 player. More importantly a great human being, a humble human being. Lesson for young starts like Kohli, Unmukt who IMO have by far the worst attitudes.

  • Cricketfan23 on November 16, 2013, 19:32 GMT

    heard that speech at Wankhede & must have seen that speech about 10 times on tv & tears have rolled down every single time. you are the greatest cricketer & an even better human sir. thank you for the memories.

  • on November 16, 2013, 19:21 GMT

    We propose that a new indian word be added to the lexicon.

    "Tendulkaresque". adjective.

    1 : One who is omnific, omniform, omnipercipient, omniscience, omnipotent synonym Godesque

    2 : a combination of Longevity and Mastery in a field of endeavour. generally used in a sporting sense. synonym Bacchanesque

    3 : Signifying deep domination in sport , synonym Bradmanesque.

    4 : that which is surpass the confines of human speculation… synonym , mindboglingesque

  • on November 16, 2013, 19:05 GMT

    salute you sir. you are the legend who made every indian to be proud for so many years on so many occasions. great memories that you had left with us. cant forgot those innings you played against australia like a storm in between sand storms...

  • on November 16, 2013, 19:00 GMT

    the most beautiful, heart-warming and touching interview I have ever heard.. straight from the heart.. saw the great man give a long speech for the first time and was glued to it just like hav been glued to his cricket since the last 24 years.. love u Sir.. am still controlling my tears.. cant get over it.. his speech keeps reverbating in my ears .. n loved that part "there is no shortcut to success" .. its inspired me and going to inspire so many more ppl who have heard it!!

  • on November 16, 2013, 18:30 GMT

    my dream team 1. sachin 2. sachin 3. sachin 4. sachin 5. sachin 6. sachin 7. dhoni 8. kumble 9. kumble 10. kumble 11. kumble

  • rohanblue on November 16, 2013, 18:27 GMT

    unbearable pain in my chest, probably the saddest day of my life, the kid inside me died on 16th nov 2013..............

  • rustyryan on November 16, 2013, 18:20 GMT

    Thanks a lot God!!! For everything!!!

  • on November 16, 2013, 18:13 GMT

    So humble the greatest legend of Cricket! Respect. Thank you, Sir!

  • THCL on November 16, 2013, 17:30 GMT

    Sachin Sir, Once you said after cricket you may try Golf. Please, if that's true them please try it as early as possible. I don't know anything about golf ( I think this is the case of most of the Indians) but we will learn it the moment you start, just to support you, to see you live, life with out Sachin ... really difficult to digest … we just want to see you live.. tats it. May be half the cricket lovers will turn from cricket to Golf. GUYS WATS YOUR SAY?

  • on November 16, 2013, 17:06 GMT

    Truly a great farewell speech. Speaks volumes about is humility. Will miss you Sachin. Thank you for all the joy.

  • BoonBoom on November 16, 2013, 17:01 GMT

    A memorable flight FROM KARACHI TO MUMBAI....... Duration: 24 Years and 1 day, Speed: unmatchable, Altitude: well above anyone around

  • on November 16, 2013, 17:00 GMT

    What a legendary career!!! And what an amazing speech. I literally grew up watching him play. A complete cricketer. No more words to describe. One of the greats of cricket. And wonderful and inspirational human being. Hopefully Sachin makes a difference to cricket administration now.

  • on November 16, 2013, 16:47 GMT

    "Sachin was India's best ANTI Depressant for the past 25 years. The day he played well, India slept well."

    - Rajdeep Sardesai

    You were destined to be LEGEND ever since you held the bat for the very first time. It's not only about the runs and the records. Spanning across generations, you have given dreams to the people of this Nation. The fortunes of Indian Cricket and Indian Economy changed pretty much the same time and you became the face of this new FEARLESS, VIBRANT and AMBITIOUS yet the HUMBLE India. Cricket was a mere sport, you made it a religion.

    Personally, you have been my IDOL ever since I followed the game. Thanks for the countless memories.

    Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, The most complete batsmen to have graced the 22 yards.

  • on November 16, 2013, 16:39 GMT

    He is the hero India always needed, he is the hero India always deserved!!! Boy, can he deliver a speech!!. Well thought out speech!! Made all our eyes moist...You might have walked out of the pitch, but will never from our hearts, Sachin.His name is etched in history and our hearts forever!! Here is to wishing all the happiness with his family and friends for decades to come!! We love you! #Thankyousachin...

  • on November 16, 2013, 16:28 GMT

    This has to be the strongest and the best speech i heard; brought tears down my eyes. Thank You Sachin; We will always love you

  • on November 16, 2013, 16:24 GMT

    Cricket = Sachin...from 1989 till today...i knw cricket only bcoz f this master blaster..every time he walks into the ground v feel like our own family member stepped into d ground to play for India..those heart beats..pressure..nail biting moments..centuries..happiness.wat else.. he'd givn everything.....In turn the nation showd d luv by chanting "Sachin Sachin"....today I'm lucky to saw those last moments in Star Sports Live..Farewell speech...we are speechless..tears everywhere...24 yrs within 22 yards.. there is no other...u jus retired from cricket but not from our hearts...True Legend..Salute to God of Cricket..

    From my heart "Sachin Sachin..."

  • on November 16, 2013, 16:24 GMT

    Few months back, I was at friend's place to watch India's cricket match. 5 yr-old daughter of one of my friends was playing around in room. Out of curiosity I asked her.. you like cricket? she - Yes. I asked who is your fav cricketer.. she said - Sachin!! Damn.. that was so nice and pleasantly shocking to our 30-year old ears.. I remember we use to answer the same few years back.. But that was the childhood and time has really flown by. But this man has managed to keep up the hopes, expectations and love for him across the generation and decades.. Thank You Sir!!

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

    Does any one know when this chant "Sachin, Sachin" actually started?. I could only remember it got louder in that game against Pak in 2003 WC. Watched it in my college common room. Miss those days. Haters gonna Hate. But to me Sachin is not just a great cricketer,a hero who inspired millions of Indians , A role model who has been a unifying force for all Indians. Miss you My hero Sachin. May God bless you and your family . #ThankYouSachin

  • kash2011 on November 16, 2013, 16:11 GMT

    India win series, lose Tendulkar

  • SL-USA-Lions on November 16, 2013, 15:59 GMT

    Great Speech...

    Thank you Sachin for everything.

    You're a TRUE LEGEND.

  • anupkeni on November 16, 2013, 15:46 GMT

    The impact of Sachin Tendulkar's retirement will be felt when India loses 2 wickets in the test match against South Africa at Johannesburg starting from 18 December 2013.

  • NKRISHNA on November 16, 2013, 15:44 GMT

    As a young 4 yr. old lad, i knew only Sachin sir's name in cricket. Today i'm 13, but it doesn't mean that i haven't seen his older innings. Such a wonderful person and as everyone says, one might not like cricket for a sport, but one can't say that he/she does not like Sachin Sir for any reason. He is a gem of a man . There Hasn't been a single black dot on his glorious career. Hope he enjoys life after retirement and HOPE he doesn't lose touch with cricket.Thank you Sachin sir for amazing cricketainment that you have given to all for the last 24 years. Jai Hind! Jai Sachin Tendulkar!

  • on November 16, 2013, 15:33 GMT

    We never had a player like you and will never have a player like you... There is one and only contributor to the world of Cricket to his extreme... We salute you Bharat Ratna Sachinnnnnnnnnnn...... Miss you....

  • piyush_Daredevils on November 16, 2013, 15:32 GMT

    A salute to the legend....words r not enough to describe him what he has done for the indian cricket . truely a great ambassder of cricket both on and off the field .thanks for giving us those 24 glorious years....whole nation was sad today..it was an emotional moment for each Indian .The most touching part was touching the 22 yards one final time that has given him everything ....we will forget to chant Sachin Sachin......those words will be surely be missed .

  • on November 16, 2013, 15:20 GMT

    One thing i wanna add ...Primarily, i am not influenced ,impressed and attracted to the legend SRT not because of his fascinating shot,his endless records or his legendary unique style in the ground but it is his sincerity dedication and determination to remain humble with serving attitude outside the ground after getting everything that a normal human being can simply desire.. u r a good human being with enormous gratitude and self esteem ..thnku sachin thanx a lot :)

  • on November 16, 2013, 15:17 GMT

    We will miss you the god of cricket.

  • Iceman29 on November 16, 2013, 15:16 GMT

    shed tears when i heard the speech...what a great human being he is...I feel like i lost someone very close to my heart...Salute to you sir..you are our inspiration...may God bless you and your family with all goodness and joy...

  • on November 16, 2013, 15:07 GMT

    Even after retirement the LEGEND continues to make records................. YOUNGEST INDIVIDUAL TO GET BHARAT RATNA..salute to the legend

  • DieHardSunish on November 16, 2013, 15:02 GMT

    A man of few words, but what a speech today "Sir Sachin Tendulkar" - TOUCHED OUR HEARTS. It would have melted even stones. What a fantastic career - It was exciting, enthralling, superrrr, no words to describe... Take a BOW - LEGEND - #Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar Have a fantastic lyf ahead.. Thank you Sachin.

  • INDIAN_CKT_FAN on November 16, 2013, 15:00 GMT

    What ever he does he does it at his best, what a speech never heard such emotional yet meaningful speech, hats off Master...I cried while listening during whole speech

  • on November 16, 2013, 14:56 GMT

    Sachin R Tendulkar a gentleman of heart and spirit. one person who single handedly transformed the game of cricket I am privileged to follow this man's career for last 24 years or so when he first came to Pakistan and after that all over the world. I am Pakistani but I always loved every moment of the innings of this very special person. May Allah Blesses you for the happiness and joy you have provided us. We will always love you from the bottom of our heart.

  • on November 16, 2013, 14:52 GMT

    Sachin's speech reminds me of the African proverb "It takes a village to raise a child". He is truly blessed to have his innate talent and skills groomed by so many people around him. And, we are blessed to have seen him, learned from him and more importantly inspired by him. Thank you Sachin and thank you ALL who have "raised" him to be such a wonderful human being and sportsman.

  • on November 16, 2013, 14:50 GMT

    after going through this speech text i would say that man like Sachin comes rarely in centuries.. his departures meant lot to all of us.. at this occasion the feel inside is that soul is crying but a sense of proud is there with it......proud on sachin on his honest journey with this sport n his solemn resolution not to do anything which would damage the prestige of his sport n his nation as well........Sachin pride of india ...

  • on November 16, 2013, 14:48 GMT

    Sachin, Sachin, Sachin.........................

  • on November 16, 2013, 14:37 GMT

    words from the heart tug at your heartstrings. it is easy for sachin to be remembered as a great cricketer, because that he definitely is. but, truth to tell, there are peers. but shall we ever see, if someone else does emulate him in cricket,such decency and modesty?i think,not.he has been one of those to have passed the true test of greatness.

  • on November 16, 2013, 14:33 GMT

    Great, now corporate , IT companies, govt est, and educational institutions will be relieved and there will be no mass absentism..............on match days, without Sachin it's impossible to think cricket.

  • Jeweluio.no on November 16, 2013, 14:31 GMT

    Great speech by a great man, salute sir.................

  • on November 16, 2013, 14:30 GMT

    A farewell speech like never before. Your Speech has made us speechless and emotional. Every person from every ages and every religion will miss you in cricket ground but hope to see you around. The best moment of the day for me was when he broke from the crowd, went back alone to the pitch, touched it and took it to his heart. The perfect farewell for a India's greatest Sportsmen.

    I wish him my best for his future.

    SACHINNNNN SACHINNNNN.............

  • DieHardSunish on November 16, 2013, 14:28 GMT

    A man wid few words, but what a speech today "Sir Sachin Tendulkar" - TOUCH OUR HEARTS. It would have even melted stones.

    Wat a fantastic career - It was exciting, enthralling, superrrr, no words to describe...

    Take a BOW - LEGEND - Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

    Have a fantastic lyf ahead..

    Thank you Sachin.

  • ravikb on November 16, 2013, 14:28 GMT

    Love you Sachin. Miss you :-(. You are the reason I started watching cricket. Thank you for all the memories. You are the one and only person who gave me goosebumps countless number of times. This is enough to consider you as a phenomenon. Have a wonderful life ahead with your family.

  • on November 16, 2013, 14:18 GMT

    Thank You SRT Aka "God" Cricket will never be same without you..Miss You, Stay Blessed........

  • on November 16, 2013, 14:18 GMT

    Plain and simple speech

    Practice, hard work, dedication, love & respect for friends & family

    To become big, you need to be as simple as possible

  • DILEEPRAJ_BHEL on November 16, 2013, 14:11 GMT

    #thankyousachin sir you are the legends of indinan and international cricket.. Ilove you and proud you that you are son of our country.

  • on November 16, 2013, 14:06 GMT

    You might have many great cricketers who performed very well by scoring many runs, taking many wickets and even catches. But I do not think you will find a cricketer who could influence and encourage so many ... I do not think you will find a cricketer who could handle the pressure of more than a billion ... most importantly, who taught the world how to remember everyone who were instrumental in what he could achieve in his life. His bat spoke to the world more than anything for these 24 years!!!

  • MagazineReader on November 16, 2013, 13:58 GMT

    In my personal view Sachin played/involved in the game with players from from four generation-Missed to quote generation [Shewag - Yuvraj - Dhoni - Gambhir - Zaheer-Harbhajan]. Sachin Tendulkar retires, there would be a classy atmosphere which should be accepted by the [young and need to mature Indian cricket team], and the second thought MSD may need A missing companions or he might get optional support from some of the slow movers.

  • on November 16, 2013, 13:54 GMT

    I will brag to my next generation till my last breath that I was born in times of Sachin. I had my nerves pulsating while watching you at the striking end, lest you would have got out. Thank you master blaster for making my childhood full of joy and merry.

  • on November 16, 2013, 13:53 GMT

    Being a Muslim, its not allowed to bow than ALLAH. Had this NOT been a case , I would definitely bow in front of this guy; SACHIN R.TENDULKAR. He showed the ugly world of cricket; class, commitment and determination. Will Miss You Tendulkar, you were world apart.

  • on November 16, 2013, 13:40 GMT

    What a player what a man world class !

  • on November 16, 2013, 13:37 GMT

    Another record created by living legend Sachin today by making most number of individuals across the world to cry in a single moment during his emotional farewell speech.We miss U Sachin ... :)

  • keptalittlelow on November 16, 2013, 13:31 GMT

    I am a Pakistani, I am glad Sachin was born in Asia. He is undoubtedly a pride of Asia.

  • on November 16, 2013, 13:31 GMT

    take a bow legend @thankyousachin

  • on November 16, 2013, 13:26 GMT

    Even after retirement the LEGEND continues to make records... YOUNGEST INDIVIDUAL TO GET BHARAT RATNA..salute to the legend.I started watching the legend at age of 6, now my son is 3 years old, A long time or almost a generation for the legend. Evergreen cricketer always in form.

  • on November 16, 2013, 13:25 GMT

    Thank you for the memories

  • dariusaks on November 16, 2013, 13:12 GMT

    May you succeed in everything you do after the tyrst with cricket...These comments would last for ever...So being part of history by commenting on Sachin's farewell speech..

  • on November 16, 2013, 13:09 GMT

    #ThankYouSachin for the memories.

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

    Well i came to know today with out so many people SRT is not Great SRT we thank them all for there services and special thanks to his family because they sacrifice so much and all d best for ur after retirement life and i feel jealous of all d people in Wankhede as i too wanted shout sachin sachinn........

  • vipravara on November 16, 2013, 13:02 GMT

    'Dedicated' may NOT capture all the efforts of the Great Little Master. The tears in his eyes as he left the international cricket field for the final time do speak volumes of his 'unsatiable love for the game'. Many a time, I wondered why he stands tall compared to the rest of the cricketers. Not for the numbers he amassed during 24 years, simply because, he has been a genius -means, when you watch him batting, he makes you feel that batting is quite EASY, at times even RIDICULOUSLY EASY!!! May your post cricket-retired life be full of fun and joy!! A cricket lover from India.

  • Dubbs on November 16, 2013, 13:01 GMT

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

  • Rathan-S on November 16, 2013, 12:53 GMT

    Thanks for the memories Sachin. You'll be remembered as long as cricket lasts in the world.

  • on November 16, 2013, 12:51 GMT

    There would have been very few people without tears in their eyes when Sachin was giving his farewell speech. Even though many, including me, felt that he should have retired earlier, today I sincerely wished he would continue. It was so difficult to see him go. Will miss you always, Sachin. Thanks for entertaining us for 24 years.

  • AnoopMukundan on November 16, 2013, 12:39 GMT

    The best moment of the day for me was when he broke from the crowd, went back alone to the pitch, touched it and took it to his heart. The perfect ending for a perfect cricketer. I wish him my best for his future. And some part of me says that there will be cricket involved in it. I hope that is the case. Goodbye, little master!

  • Bokesh on November 16, 2013, 12:30 GMT

    Next test sachin would not be in usual outfit,instead,we might see him in some presidential box at some ground,enjoying cricket without having any burden of scoring and scoring well.And he deserves this.We salute you master, for making this wonderful game a real treat to watch,for all your efforts to make your country proud, for being a role model for the youngsters, and,above all for being such a wonderful human being.

  • on November 16, 2013, 12:28 GMT

    Sachin, u have epitomized the cricketing world by al your superlative performances and won many laurels from colleagues , cricket team , opponents , authorities .

    People love u and respect you for not only batting ,fielding , bowling, but also for your humility , cordiality, sincerity , handling people, teammates etc.

    Keep it up and we are sure you will do a lot more after retirement for the good of future cricket. All the best in your endeavors

  • armchairjohnny on November 16, 2013, 12:28 GMT

    Tendulkar's career has been the canvas upon which every Indian life has been brushed upon. Every special Tendulkar moment reminds one of one's own personal moments and where one was at a particular moment in time. It's as if he were the background of life itself. I will never forget battling illness at the same time SRT was struggling with injury and form. On the same day I was discharged from hospital in 2005, Tendulkar went past Gavaskar's tally of 35 hundreds. I'll especially remember those Sachin knocks when I was going through personal issues in life. I've lost partners, loved ones, my job and even my sanity at one point. I realized my one and only constant companion in life was SRT. Thank you, Sachin, for always being there in the background, helping us all to prevail in our own personal struggles in our own way. Life will never be the same again.

  • on November 16, 2013, 12:27 GMT

    There will be no switching off TV while match is on..not to be heard the famous chant of "Sachiin..sachiiiiin" on the field..No parents will ever say to their children..ab sachin out ho gaya..padhne ke liye jao..No extraordinary feeling when 2nd wicket goes down ever in test...It was bound to happen someday. Forgot that every good thing in life bound to end someday, sooner or later. Thank you so very much, Sachin. You have inspired millions fans like me with qualities like humility despite tasting unparalleled success ,Commitment towards something you passionate about and list is endless. You might have retired but i will always cherish memories till my last breath. You made us believe to chase dream irrespective of the problems we face. you taught us to be a good human being first and countless things. #ThankYouSachin

  • cloudmess on November 16, 2013, 12:22 GMT

    Even to the end he did not disappoint. A dreamy 74 on his farewell and now this wonderful speech. I started following cricket at 16, same year as SRT made his debut. Like so many others, I feel that a part of my life is over. Things will not be the same without him.

  • on November 16, 2013, 12:16 GMT

    Sachin, India's precious: One man to rule all Indian hearts, One man to inspire them, One man to bring them all and in his passion bind them In the Land of Mumbai where India's golden son lies. With weeping eyes..... Will miss you forever Sachin.....!!

  • Pakistanvictorious on November 16, 2013, 12:12 GMT

    It would be debated that he is the greatest ever cricketer or not but no doubt that he is the greatest ambassador of game today, a great human being and a loveable person. He is not an Indian only he is also Pakistan, he belongs to the world, cricket without him would be just a game not an entertainment.

  • Arslan_Javed on November 16, 2013, 12:07 GMT

    Your Speech made us speechless. i feel lucky to watch your first test innings in Pak and last one at your home( on T.V). In between we enjoyed every stroke you played. Wish you a very happy life ahead. Thanks for playing for your supporters and fans around the world. We will miss you in ground but hope to see you around . ( May be as a cricket coach) in future.

  • on November 16, 2013, 12:01 GMT

    Tendulkar was already there when I started watching cricket. I know Tendulkar will retire after windies test match. I kept telling myself, yes Tendulkar will retire and I may not be able to see him again, accept the facts and enjoy his last few days. I also told my heart to - be brave and I thought I was ready to see Tendulkar leave.

    But that movement, the speech by Tendulkar, Tears is the best medicine that I can give to my heart. No matter how hard I try, it is difficult to believe cricket without Tendulkar. I will not be able to see him on that field again.

  • SanjayMMS on November 16, 2013, 11:54 GMT

    Sachin, a true genius and a Bharat Ratna. Its really time to honor other sporting greats namely Dhyanchand and Vishwanathan Anand similarly. Hockey and Chess are played in a lot more countries than cricket is and these names are among the greatest legends in those sports.

  • KeshavSeshadri85 on November 16, 2013, 11:53 GMT

    Glad that Sachin's great career ended with a win and continues a string of five wins, something India has never been bale to do before. Here's hoping he can be a part of changes to administration or mentoring the next generation of Indian cricketers. I've always liked Alfred Lord Tennsyson's, 'The Brook' and the lines "for men may come and men may go, but I go on forever", which I think are particularly apt for a career like Tendulkar's. So here's my parody of the brook, set to mimic the free flow of Tendulkar's last innings, but really any of his good attacking knocks over the years. Poem in my next post.

  • on November 16, 2013, 11:33 GMT

    I am 22, for all these years he was with me in all ups and downs. I grew looking up to him. Now he will not be part of my life but his memories will. l feel like something inside me is dead, I m n tears. Thank You Sachin. We all will miss you Sachin.

  • Arrow011 on November 16, 2013, 11:31 GMT

    @ hagar009 - The statistics posted by you between so called great players & the God of cricket cannot be more insane. Sachin scored 51 test 100s but Indians never had a decent bowling line up so India count not win matches like Australia of 90s & 00s team. Sachin did play his role with more dedication than all the others you mentioned in your list put together.

    @ Jonathan collins - Even 5 years ago, he was a world beater like he was yesterday when he scored a flawless 74. Sachin at the age of 37 (just 3 years ago) won the world cup for India by being the 2nd highest scorer in the tournament. Hope you write sense.

  • on November 16, 2013, 11:30 GMT

    Congratulations for BHARAT RATNA,which you have earned.You are a true human being,We pray for you.

  • on November 16, 2013, 11:25 GMT

    You have made millions of millions to cry....

  • on November 16, 2013, 11:25 GMT

    What an incredible human being...it takes a lot to come up with a speech like that at the end of an illustrious career.. no words can describe the legend in him... TAKE A BOW MASTER...U WILL BE MISSED, BUT THE MEMORIES U HAVE GIVEN US WILL BE ETCHED IN OUR MINDS...HOPE TO MEET YOU IN PERSON SOMETIME IN LIFE...

  • Chris_Howard on November 16, 2013, 11:22 GMT

    I am 50. Sachin played Test cricket for nearly half my life. In the same time we saw some of the greatest playrs ever come and go. Murali, Warne, McGrath, Ponting, Lara, Younis, Laxman, Dravid, Gilchrist - the list is endless. You could make two of the greatest ever teams from the greats that have played in the same period!

    That is what is most extraordinary about Tendulkar.

    Not only did he outlast them all, but he was greater than them all, he maintained his greatness for many many years more than all of them. In that, he can only be matched by Bradman.

    Bradman was certainly more successful with the bat than any other player, even Tendulkar, but given the extraordinary pressure on Sachin, with the hopes of every Indian riding on his every performance, maybe he was greater than The Don.

  • Paracha420 on November 16, 2013, 11:22 GMT

    Even the 22 yards will miss u Sachin the little master ended his innings with a classy speech....

  • JD_PADWAL on November 16, 2013, 11:16 GMT

    Instead you saying thank you we all thank you for the memorable moments Sachin. We all were in tears watching saying goodbye. We felt as if some part our own life has came to an end. You will always remain in our hearts. May you have a great life ahead. Congratulations for being awarded Bharat Ratna. We hope to see you again as commentator.

  • on November 16, 2013, 11:15 GMT

    It is impossible to imagine that there can be a better human being who is also one of the best cricketers the world has seen.Lucky to be a part of God's career. The vacancy can never be filled.The shoes are too big to be filled.

  • on November 16, 2013, 11:15 GMT

    While debates would continue whether he has been a matchwinner or not, whether he was the greatest batsman or not, etc, etc, there is one area where there will be no debate. He is without any argument the Greatest Sportsman Ever. The genuine humility and the spirit with which he played are more important than all those thousands of runs. May every kid aspiring to play sports in India, any sports, be the Sachin Tendulkar of that sport.

  • on November 16, 2013, 11:09 GMT

    Thanks for all the memories over the last quarter of a century. I grew up watching you playing @ shivaji park till your last match today. Cricket will not be the same again without you and same will be for me. I will not be able to switch on the TV for watching cricket as I will be in tears not seeing you there. Match on TVs used to be switched off when you got out and it will be forever on my TV.

  • on November 16, 2013, 11:07 GMT

    A great speech, thank you Sir Sachin R Tendulkar

  • on November 16, 2013, 11:05 GMT

    I didn't cry when I failed in love, but I cried after listening to your farewell speech... I will always see you playing on the YouTube videos which I have downloaded you can't retire there :-) Love you tendulkar!!!

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

    wonderful speech by god. Sachinnnnnn sachinnnnn

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:55 GMT

    LOve yoU Sachin and evr miss your moments around. Unblessed myself

  • piyer on November 16, 2013, 10:51 GMT

    God I really thank you for being so selfless being a god you sent your son (another god) sachin yo earth that to earth. You may get anry some may call me stupid let it be for some time. Because I cant call him anythging less than that If you are called God for giving happyness,sorrow,tears,greaf than I am not wrong because even he gave all the above. The difference being you and sachin is you are a god of gods and sachin one among the gods. Note : A true cricket fan.

  • Jalz007 on November 16, 2013, 10:50 GMT

    All good things have to come to an end. similarly, Sachin's saga also had to come to an end!!!It was fitting tribute to the man, that India sweeped the series 2-0, on his home ground, in front of audience, friends & family who have revered him whenever he has come to bat!!After all the fervor, hoopla dies down, i am sure Sachin would reflect hard on the memory lane, of his one last tryst with destiny, deep down he knows the kind of pressure, expectations that he had carried all through his cricketing career. He will know that he has done his job to the best of his ability....

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:49 GMT

    legend is retired .

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

    With Sachin retiring today, a part of every Indian (or a cricket lover in general) is lost today…the feeling for the sport, the emotions…No sportsperson united India as this person did. No sportsperson received as much love, affection, respect and adulation that he received. Yet, he always handled them with great humility and respect. Can't believe Indian team without him. There was this familiar "Sachiiiin….Sachin" shouts reverberating stadiums across the globe wherever India plays a match. Alas, we will not be hearing that anymore…they will be lost in tides of time. This is hurting sooo much already!!!

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

    BHARAT RATNA Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar...God's favorite child...someone up above is writing his script in Golden letters...The accouncement could'nt have come up at a better time. Double Delight for me because Scientist C.N.R.Rao,a kannadiga also joins him in being awarded BHARAT RATNA...Great !!!

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:46 GMT

    Sachin.. No one can ever replace you.. Your words were gems.. My eyes were wet while watching you on t.v.. I still can't accept the fact that you would be no longer a member in the squad... It appears like a dream. 24 long years explains the kind of passion you had on cricket.. I admire your honesty and will extremely miss you as much as the sunflower misses the sun..

  • UV_macha on November 16, 2013, 10:42 GMT

    Thank u very much SACHIN SIR.........Long Live Sachin.........Thanks for popularising that wonderful game called CRICKET in our nation......Thanks for everything......

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:34 GMT

    You would have done it after I died Sachin..Can't bear this...Cant forget the sight of you kissing 22 yards..

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

    Thank you for the memorable moments Sachin Tendulkar. You will always remain in our hearts. May you have a great life ahead. Congratulations for being decorated with Bharat Ratna (Jewel of India)-the highest honour in India

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:31 GMT

    End of an era, Sachin epitomises commitment, dedication and diligence. He is modest, always grounded and is an icon, an idol not only for budding cricketers but also for everybody who want to achieve something substantial in life through sheer hard work and perseverance

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:31 GMT

    we will miss u Sachin sir, u are a Symbol of excellence and a perfect role model for everybody........

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:30 GMT

    What a player! What a journey!! What a speech!! Sheer class all the way!!!! Sachin...for people born in the lat 70s and early 80s, your growth has been the story of our growth, our aspirations, our dreams, our successes and our failures. However, all this time, it was you that we could look up to as a beacon of hope and joy. This is going to a be huge void, not only in cricket, but also in our lives. There were special cricketers before you and there will special cricketers after you...but your impact on our lives is the reason we call you GOD. You've lived unflinchingly for 24 years under a microscope. All the best for the second innings of your life!

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:29 GMT

    After hearing today's speech of Sachin, all will be convinced that there is much much more than just cricket to learn from him !!! #Thankyousachin

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:29 GMT

    A Wonderful Farewell Speech.It's hard to believe - Sachin Sir - The God of Indian Cricket-will not be playing for India or in Intl'circuit for that matter.But the way he gave away a Farewell Speech -really it is touching and that He has Not Missed anybody that he has come across in his ladder of Success.We are With You Sachin and the World is With You.It's True to Shout Out ' SACHIN,SACHIN'. All the Best and ENJOY YOUR DAYS with Sara and Arjun.

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:28 GMT

    First of all...

    "Want to congratulate to all, who had keep negative comment on Sachin Tendulkar cricket and retirement."

    The feeling which i had get, want to share in 2 line..

    Sachin retirement is making feeling like M.K.Gandhi death. Now onward sachin will unable to contribute for Indian Cricket Team. Same like M.K.Gandhi become unavailable after death of him. But the fact is show will goes on….

    Really this situation make tear in my eyes.

    Yes i Like & Love sachin.....................................................

  • JD04 on November 16, 2013, 10:27 GMT

    Two words for you champion: Respect. Honour. Thank you for inspiring & uniting a nation!

    Regards. JM

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:22 GMT

    The last legend of the generation is retire. The god is retire, now only human beings will play cricket

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:22 GMT

    thank you SACHIN for wonder full memories..No one in the history can think about cricket without our SACHIN..thank you SACHIN..we miss you!!!

  • Flash007 on November 16, 2013, 10:22 GMT

    Thank You Sachin for everything. The enormity of the occasion hasn't really sunk in, but we know what it is to miss someone with who we have journeyed 24 years, got excited when u won matches for us, sad when u were struggling, hopeful when u came to the crease and emotional today wen u are calling it a day. We shall miss you because at your heart, you remain a common man, you represented all of us and we saw our success in yours. You have taught us to weave dreams into reality and to handle success elegantly. You have been a great inspiration to everyone. May you have a happy, healthy & peaceful life going forward and Thank you again for everything!

  • saipr on November 16, 2013, 10:21 GMT

    SACH are the words that define him even though veiled with humility. As kids we felt sachin is timeless and now the thought has become a fact even though time reminds us that we have grown old with sachins cricket. Now these memories would defy time till the end of time...#thank you sachin

  • nks1234 on November 16, 2013, 10:20 GMT

    Ahh....my heart is sinking....Seen somany great players go but Sachin..what to say!!!! There are few analysts, even on cricinfo, who ask why special treatment to SRT and not to Dravid or Lara? The difference has been that they were cricketers par excellence whereas Sachin has been a personified version of the game itself..This guy has been the most precious part of life of not just one but atleast four generations....Sachin without you cricket will still survive but only humans will play the game....How I wish I could sacrifice a few years of my life to add them to your career so that you could have played more.... Agreed, you are not God but you surely are God of the religion called Cricket....

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:20 GMT

    This is it!!! The evening has fallen in the life of Cricket...

    This is it!!! When the Man was greater than the game.

    This is it!!! Endless wait begins for the number 10 batsman to come to bat

    This is it!!! An end of joy with every runs he scored

    This is it!!! End of million heart breaks when he got out

    This is it!!! The time to remember the Desert Storm and world cup rawalpindi 6er and many more

    This is it!!! No 4's and 6's nightmares to any bowler

    This is it!!! When we will never see that marvelous 'straight drive' bursting from that willow...

    This is it!!! An end to the confidence, the hope, respect, the happiness- number 10 jersey bought to this country

    This is it!!! When Cricket will never be the same again...

    This is it!!! A dawn of sharper, taller and greater- Rohit, Shikhar & Virat...

    This is it!!! End to record breaks

    This is it!!! The power to believe

    This is it!!! For The King of Cricket

    This is it!!! The final- Sachiiiiin... Sachin...

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:18 GMT

    Thank you sachin....thanks for your ever green memories. WE WILL MISS YOU FOREVER

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:17 GMT

    Crazy thing these emotions, never thought it's in me to cry like this over a cricketer retiring but boy did I cry! What a legend, what humility, what a speech.... Some part of me was lost forever too as I shed my last tears for the little champion!

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

    There can never be another one like u......not a chance! have a good second innings in your life. hope u play wel there too Champ. All the best. And Thank You too SRT.

  • Rajan_Sandilya on November 16, 2013, 10:16 GMT

    No words of praise can do justice for you..Tears kept on dropping from the moment test ended to the moment you went off the field..Will miss you badly..Thank you..Sachinnn,Sachin. #SaluteTheMasterBlaster

    Thank you Sachin.

  • Jocool55 on November 16, 2013, 10:16 GMT

    Phew....What a speech...!!! Take a bow...The greatest sportsperson (pls. note i'm saying sportsperson & not only a cricketer) of all time has retired today...

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:16 GMT

    What a great great and great speech!! Will miss you Sachin. You are so humble and awesome.

    Much love and respect, All the way from Pakistan :)

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:13 GMT

    Question to a senior sports journalist: Fifteen years from now, if a young boy or girl were to ask you about Tendulkar what would you tell them?

    Response: I have about seven-eight books on Muhammad Ali on my bookshelf. He fascinates me. I will read everything on him. But I wish I lived in his time, through Vietnam and his ban, I wish I had experienced him. And it's the same with Tendulkar. He was an experience. You were either there or you were not.

    You were either there or you were not.

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

    SACHINNNN...SACHINNNNN, this phrase enlightens the HOPE to win, from the darkest corners of the depression...U are the perfect example for-"RESPECT can only be EARNED but not be taken"... I didn't believe in GOD until I got to know SACHIN ... the GOD of CRICKET...love u and miss ur play.......

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:08 GMT

    SACHIN TENDULKAR.You have inspired generations.You have given 24 years of your life to cricket.Thank you SACHIN.You are the greatest batsman i have ever seen. It will be difficult to imagine Cricket without SACHIN.Love you sachin and thankyou. Wish you all the best for your future life. Proud to be a Sachin fan!.Proud to be Indian.!Proud to be born in era of SACHIN!. GOD OF CRICKET .If there is an award for the best speech.That goes to you for your today's farewell speech.Which brought tears in everyone's eye. I can't write more because cry can't be written in words.Thank you sachin thankyu...sachinnnnnnnnnnnn sachin....sachinnnnnnnnnnnnnnn sachin.....sachinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn sachinnnnnnnnnnnn sachinnnnnnnnnnnnn sachinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:08 GMT

    Tears rolled down my cheeks when Sachin made this farewell speech. His cricketing years spread over 2 decades left so many memories for fans like us. Starting from National Stadium, Karachi on 15.11.1989 ending at Wankade Stadium, Mumabi on 16.11.2013, so many records were created and broken. He played cricket to the true spirit of the game. His passion for the game carried him all these years. There were no controversies (except when he tried to remove dirt, it turned to be ball tampering) in his entire cricketing career. Cricketing personalities all over the world turned up to watch his last innings is a testimony to his credentials and his love for the game. Truely a legend and a great Human being. We will always cherish your memories with us. THANK YOU, SACHIN, LONG LIVE SACHIN.

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:08 GMT

    Well played, well said. Well done. This was brilliant.

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:08 GMT

    Its raining here in chennai, feels like even sky is shedding tear for sachin retirement

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

    Thank you Sachin for SACH an ENTERTAINING, TWO decades of Sachintalating Cricket...We all will MISS U...

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:06 GMT

    Tears automatically rolled on my eyes when Sami took the last West Indies wicket, coz that ends the Sachin's era in the field...What a great man in the hearts of millions of fan...We won't get another person like Sachine in our life time. God bless you Sachin for your good health during the rest of your life....Hope to see Arjun Tendulkar soon in Indian Cricket team to continue your job...God bless your family...

  • yorkslanka on November 16, 2013, 10:06 GMT

    thank you Sachin for all the great innings and true lessons that many around can take about how to conduct yourself on the cricket field. The best batsman of all time in my eyes. all the best for the future.god bless.

  • Sumit.Katyal on November 16, 2013, 10:04 GMT

    #ThankYouSachin. What a man, What a man!! Unadulterated respect for you. Your act of paying respect to your karmbhoomi for the last time was so pure, so touching. That showed your true class. You are a champion. Throats choked, eyes singed and chests swelled with pride. Thank you.

    Thank you for the beautiful and precious memories Sachin. Your records might get broken. What will endure is the grace, tenacity and most of all the spirit which you displayed (on and off the field). You embodied qualities of pride in one's craft, a fierce work ethic, grit, determination and an insane desire to be the best.. I could go on and on and on about this.. But all the encomiums and eulogies will not be able to capture the fierce pride and the sheer joy that you gave us.. Of being an Indian.. Of facing the best and coming out tops.. Thank you Sir. And may God continue to Bless You with grace, good health and happiness. You shall always have a special place in our hearts. Thank you Once Again.

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:02 GMT

    wonderful speech from a wonderful person , awesome carrier , above all ur speech today has made many of us speechless, thanks God for allowing me to live in Sacin era.

  • SurenShan on November 16, 2013, 10:01 GMT

    Sachin..A man who carried millions of heartbeat for past 24 years. No one in the history can think about cricket without this Master. He tuned Indian cricket and bought the team. As a sport, Cricket had ACTION, AGGRESSION, THRILLER.. but today ITS AN EMOTIONAL DRAMA..

    SACHIN "YOU DESERVE A SMALL TEARS FROM EACH AND EVERY MILLIONS OF INDIAN CRICKET FANS "

  • on November 16, 2013, 10:01 GMT

    Thank you Sachin with u on the field I always felt Younger and energetic coz we have seen you and Leander as sports icons from our days, seems its time the new generation finally takes on believe me Sachin has seen three gens go past in his long and cherised career. Amazing that he has been part of 72 test wins more games than 90 % players get to play, almost 95% of all test wins India has had in the last three decades which in actual can be termed the golden era of Indian Cricket. Hope the torch keeps burning in you and you come back to cricket as an administrator / coach/ commentrator coz we will miss your absence. ESPN Star pls hire him right away like u hired Rahul , Saurav & VVS to re-unite the famous four again.

  • amit04375 on November 16, 2013, 10:00 GMT

    My eyes are wet by reading each word of your speech. May God bless you all the happiness and success in your coming life. I have grown up watching all your matches, bunked my school and college class to just see your class batting. In every match until you were on the crease I have the hope. Once you are out of action, it was hard to sit and watch the game. In my chilhdhood days I was mad for the "POWER" brand bat of yours. I use to request my dad several times for that bat only. Later on I got my own cricket bat and I pasted "MRF" sticker and often pose in front of mirror, thinking of you. Visa.."Go Get it" was my favrt ad and your action shoes ad I like too. Even my girlfriend name is Anjali like your life partner. God bless you my "GOD of CRICKET". You are simply AWESOME. Jai Hind

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:59 GMT

    It was an honor in iteslf to have lived in an era, where we saw greats like Imran, Tendulkar, Wasim, Dravid, Waqar and Shoaib playing cricket. Just the one word.... Respect. Cricket wont be the same ever again,,,

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:59 GMT

    Thank you Sachin...! You are the one who made us love to the game through the talent and spirit ..! The right spirit that You shown in and out of the 22 yard had inspired the millions of cricketer lovers heart to follow the future not only the cricket but also to the mankind.... Well done..

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:58 GMT

    thank you SACHIN for bringing so much ioy to our eyes with your talent and ability and patience, GO now and spend some quality time with your family. THEN come back and finish the job as A coach to SCHOOL KIDS,

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:58 GMT

    Thanks for all the wonderful memories.. Sachin...

  • cricketanyday on November 16, 2013, 9:58 GMT

    Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar....The farewell speech once again proved what a great human being and cricketer he is. We are fortunate to have an Icon like him. His retirement from cricket is emotional moment for all of us and it was difficult not to hold back tears... even the heavens have opened up and it is raining in Bangalore to endorse this feeling.

    Thanks Sachin for all the wonderful memories and wishing you all the very best for your future endeavors, which as always you will accomplish with aplomb.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:57 GMT

    You were and you really Patriotic Sachin Bhai. You should come forward to lead our country in the right path. You father might have adviced you not to be a part of any politics, I am sure it was because of the corruption in Indian politics and then he may not have been believe enough that you can change our politicial system( i mean corruption). Now your capability (because of the belief and prayers people of India got on you) gone very high, you are capable enough make drastic changes in our country's politics as you made in Idnian (and world cricket). Either you can make your own party or be in support with Anna Hazare's type movements or use your personality for improving quality of politicians from different parties for the Nation and People. Yes we love and Salute you dear Sachin

  • tickcric on November 16, 2013, 9:57 GMT

    Love and Respect to you, our Sachin. You will forever remain treasured in our memories.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:57 GMT

    Great Cricketer... Role model for so many... We miss you... Sachin

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:56 GMT

    an emotional moment for all the people who breathe cricket. Sachin will be remembered as the greatest batsman the game has ever produced. Love and respect from Pakistan.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:55 GMT

    The speech just goes to show that apart from being a great cricketer what a humble man SRT is just loved each and every bit of his speech and was emotional all through out ...Thanks for the memories Sachin as they say legend never retires. SACHINNNN SACHINNN

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:55 GMT

    'CRICKET' has lost 'T'endulkar. It is now CRICKE' and not meaningful.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:54 GMT

    What a GREAT PLAYER! A true legend of the game. It was always a pleasure watching him play...

  • Sethuramalingam on November 16, 2013, 9:54 GMT

    Two era's of cricket - BS (Before Sachin), AS (After Sachin)

  • prabhukt429 on November 16, 2013, 9:53 GMT

    I have been watching him from 1993. thanks for the great memories master.yes legends will never retire he will live for ever.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:53 GMT

    24 yrs across 22 yards .. More than 24 minutes of Final Speeh ..#salutesachin

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:51 GMT

    He is a great cricketer. His style of batting so nice. No dought, cannot fill his position. His career is so tremandous, encourage and motivate.

  • Sethuramalingam on November 16, 2013, 9:51 GMT

    me (as many Indians), started watching cricket only because of Sachin... but slowly started enjoying other aspects... I may be little non-patriotic, but I always prefer India to move on with in a series just to see Sachin play more matches...I am afraid of stopping to watch cricket after this.

    We will really miss you

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:49 GMT

    Your speech is speechless for me.. you know after reading your speech, I feel nervous and in wording I miss you always....Ruchir

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:49 GMT

    Thank you very much My dear master Blaster. We all miss you so much. I Wish all the best for your rest of life.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:49 GMT

    Still can't believe that the Sachin saga is over! His speech shows what it takes to be passionate about something and the sacrifices it takes to become great at it. His humility and character are intact even after such amazing success; a lesson that every person can take from his life. Jai Ho!

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:48 GMT

    Cricketing fraternity will certainly miss a truly great cricketer.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    As we bid farewell to Sachin Tendulkar 's Cricketing Career, 2 milestone moments cross my mind. The 1st one was the press conference during WC 2003 in South Africa after the 1st match against Australia (lost by India) - Statesman like Sachin assuring the nation to support the Team. The 2nd being the six he hit off Andy Caddick (pull shot over squareleg) in the match against England in WC 2003 (the sound of the ball hitting the bat was so crisp), the match was best known for Ashis Nehra's six-for. Indian Cricket will never be the same again without SRT. # ThankYouSachin.

  • cenitin on November 16, 2013, 9:46 GMT

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

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:46 GMT

    Thank you for being a role model to all of us..Sachin...Sachin!! Can't get enough of it....#ThankyouSachin!

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:46 GMT

    Life will go on.. Cricket will continue.. But there will be an empty space which cannot be filled. Thanks for introducing Cricket to me Master, and I can't say thank you for saying good bye...

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:46 GMT

    you made me cry today...not only me milions are crying today...we cant bilieve , that you are not there in the middle of the ground..I am seeing you when I started watching this game from my childhood .but now after 24 years of long journey, we relize that you will not be there any more..it's hard for us to believe, but it is the truth..people see you as god as you are such a wonderfull gentleman and no other player in world history in any other game never got a farewell like you ...best wishes for rest of your life..

  • Lets_Bash_Indians on November 16, 2013, 9:46 GMT

    @jonathan collins,, tell me more about your life achievements

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

    The Day Circket said: Farewell Sachin, I'll miss you !

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:43 GMT

    Tears abruptly started streaming down my cheeks as must have happened to millions in India. A befitting end to the legendary cricketing icon's last game of cricket at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. You have made us proud Sachin and records apart you have given us immense joy over the past 24 years!

  • Allanwilliams23 on November 16, 2013, 9:43 GMT

    Thank you Sachin it was a pleasure to watch you bat will miss you very much you are a Legend all the best in life God Bless.

  • wantsachinback on November 16, 2013, 9:43 GMT

    Finally it happens!. we are indian who loves cricket noe become orphan to this game really why not!!there were one enigma when he is on ground...but just think you are swithing on tv and watch to go indian team for cricket,,,BUT THERE NO SACHIN,!!! Just imagine!!no sorry we cant...so let us forgot everything... just cose your eyes and DREAM THAT SUPER STRIGH DRIVE FROM MASTER..RACING TOWARDS ROPE...just imagine that faces of pakistani star players when sachin on crease!!...imagine mood of aus. player when he make 241* in SYDNEY. ..SO much memory enough to SMILE on your calm face...go and purchase old DVD of sachin innings and enjoy....!!!!luv sachin

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:42 GMT

    Thank You Sachin for serving Indian hopes and dreams for 24 years, Will miss you!!

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:42 GMT

    Good bye Sahin... best of luck fr ur upcoming life... a massive respect for the legend

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:42 GMT

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

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

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

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

    salute the legend.....

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:41 GMT

    What an emotional roller coaster these 2 and a half days have been. Thank you for all the memories and staying the person you are. Here in South Africa,we only started watching cricket in 1991 when we came out of isolation and don't know what cricket was like pre-Tendulkar but now I can't imagine cricket without him. Wishing you all the very best and hope you enjoy your retirement. Hopefully you will remain with cricket in some capacity,even as a commentator. From all the India supporters in South Africa, once again Thank you, Thank You, Thank you. God Bless...Sachiiiiin, Sachin!!!

  • anaveenreddy1984 on November 16, 2013, 9:41 GMT

    true legend......................

  • Prakash_Sachin on November 16, 2013, 9:41 GMT

    Tears filled eyes.. and I cannot believe that my eyes were one among them. ONE sportsman rather the ONLY sports man who had made me cry. Just Unbelievable. Time has run very fast - Am one of them who grew watch SACHIN playing - Acting/Imaginating/Replicating SACHIN, while playing cricket in ground with friends. All those sweet memories made by YOU. We dont want u retire, still you have to - Afterall human.

    Legendary cricketer - True sportsman - Down to earth - Humble : rare to find all the apples in one basket, but We got one such basket - THE SACHIN.

    Men may come, Men may go - LEGENDS lasts forever - YOU ARE A LEGEND!!! True Legend. LOVE YOU ALWAYS!! LOVE YOU SACHIN... LOVE U SO MUCH!!!

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:40 GMT

    For the first time in my life, I had tears in my eyes during your good bye speech. I had never felt this emotion earlier. Cricketers come, entertain us and retire. But you are something special. You are close to everyone's heart. Not only India the entire world is going to miss you. I am sure you have been an inspiration for all the young stars, how to achieve their dreams.

    A grand salute to the LEGEND. We will miss you Sachin and God Bless You.. :) One last time... Saachiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnn Sachiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn...

  • chandimasl on November 16, 2013, 9:40 GMT

    I am a Sri lankan. Though i couldnt watch the speech of great sachin i read it through cric info. It is an inspirational sperch not only for up coming indian cricketers. But also for all the cricketers in the world. Sachin is a big miss for the worls ceicket. I saw two genlement cricketers in rhe current indian team.one is sachin and the next is m.s.dhoni.with sachin's retirement it is the time to the up coming players to being gentle. We miss you mr.sachin.thanks for your entertainment.wish you all the very best.

  • ravimenon on November 16, 2013, 9:39 GMT

    what a career, what a speech.It was really emotional. thanks a lot for entertaining the world. "i would like to see the Wankade stadium to be renamed as "Sachin Tendulkar Stadium"

  • cooljack_143 on November 16, 2013, 9:39 GMT

    The fact that his brother called him and discussed about the dismissal sums up , of what this family looks at cricket like..yes LEGENDS DO NOT RETIRE!!!!!! Hats of Sachin , Enjoy your retirement.Thank you.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:38 GMT

    An Emotional Day for Cricket, God Bless Sachin

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:38 GMT

    Is there any bigger word than Legend, yes it is God. Cricket is religion bt ST s God but he himself showed he s only down to earth by touching d feet of motherland... He wll nt appear again on 22 yard but he wll never go away from our heart. Bcz legends never retire...Thank you ... :)

  • S.Rahul on November 16, 2013, 9:37 GMT

    Dear Sachin, I am one among the millions who had grow up watching you, your way of playing the game, and your way of leading the life. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for whatever you have achieved for the country.

    Just the fact that you will no longer play and represent country makes me cry. I was literally crying while you were speaking today. No matter whether you are the best or not, whether you had won games or not, whether you had scored or not but what is certainly true is that you did inspired a nation. Once again thank you so much for the fond memories.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:36 GMT

    I still remember those early 90s till early 2000s, how crowd (including ME) get surrounded to TV set when SACHIN is batting, & immediately get disappeared as soon as he got out. Those things never happen again.

    TODAY seen HIM walking those LAST STEPS from the ground towards the pavillion ... THAT LAST TIME ...Tears flown out of my eyes...A man of my generation...& many generations to follow...I AM PROUD OF YOU as an INDIAN & CRICKET FAN...

    Thank you SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR (An Ambassador & BRAND OF CRICKET) & its time for you to enjoy your life & wish you a very very happy life ahead.

    So the milestone to beat...200 Tests, 329 innings, 15,921 runs, 51 centuries, 68 fifties. Beat that? Forget it. This is set in stone..

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:36 GMT

    Sachin you are truly a legend and a gem by heart.. Whatever the stats maybe, you have raised the standards of cricket.. Thank you for your immense contribution.. Feeling sad though, wishing u a great time with ur family..

  • ats78 on November 16, 2013, 9:36 GMT

    Vowww.. I dont think any one be it a sportsperson, a politician, a commentator has spoken the way Sachin has , truely amazing. This guy is just unbelievable the way he has conducted himself throughout his life i dont think anyone has or anyone can. Will miss u, Sachin Tendulkar will never be out he will be there till the end..Salute to the King.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:35 GMT

    Thank you Sachin for the memories...

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:35 GMT

    Love and thanks to you dear Sachin for all the entertainment, pride and joy you gave to all of us Indian during these last 24 years. it is very hard to recall those 24 years which we lived with you, seems we were there at that 22 yards pitch with you all the time together, playing, watching, thinking, talking and dreaming cricket, only cricket. You were the magnetic force kept the whole India united forgetting everything. You are one of those cricketers who made this game a gentleman's game by your pure, polite and very perfect way of life. May the almighty give you more than what you have given to cricket and all of the cricket lovers.

  • siyengar on November 16, 2013, 9:35 GMT

    There have been many who wondered why Sachin is still in the team and ought to have retired after the WC 2011. Little do they know that great people are not born in hordes. India is priveleged to have a son - Sachin Tendulkar. The face of Indian cricket started changing after the 1983 World Cup win, but to take it to the top of the cricketing world along with many other people has been led by Sachin. Its going to be difficult to think of Sachin without cricket and vice versa cricket without Sachin. For an Indian they are incomplete without each other. Its not just the number or manner he accumulated the thousands of runs, its the way he played the game. Gave his all for the sport. Long Live Sachin and Thank you. God bless you with good health and happiness. The world will miss you.

  • Gitacharyan.R on November 16, 2013, 9:33 GMT

    Can you here the chants from chennai?Oh you Legend! Thank you for the memories.

  • kirti1437 on November 16, 2013, 9:33 GMT

    Sachin's career ending with another world record, only cricketer to make most number of people cry at same time.....Miss U Sachin Paaji.........

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:33 GMT

    This is a moment happen but still working on beliving.. It is hard to imagine, from tomorrow on wards we cant see him in that 22 yards.. after this day, many players will come and go... but it is very hard( impossible ) to see such a person, who brings value to the game with his attitude and behaviour...

    Thank You Sachin: still he can able to do create "200- 50's in international cricket." :) :) but he give that chance to young players.. --Murali

  • crying_game on November 16, 2013, 9:31 GMT

    What a classy, beautiful farewell speech. Somehow, thoug he never spoke like this before, fans KNEW this is how he feels and thinks. The speech was more of a confirmation of the Sachin fan's view of Sachin. Thank you Wankhade fans for representing all of us who couldnt be there in person. A fitting, touching finale to an astonishing career, an Era. Farewell, sir. And thank you for 24 amazing years.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:30 GMT

    24 years of unforgettable career, amazing records & awesome memories. One of my favourite cricketers in world cricket, the cricketing world will miss the way u play the game for sure, a role model for every young cricketer. Best of luck for your future, Wishes from a SL fan :) #ThankYouSachin #Respect

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:30 GMT

    Great Speech by great man!!!!! we will always miss u sachin....... SACHINNNNNNNNNNNN SACHINNNNNNNNNNNN...................

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:29 GMT

    love u sachin ur beautyfull speech made me cry. ur real hero

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

    god of cricket.........................................

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:29 GMT

    "The 2400 golden words for those 24 golden years"

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:28 GMT

    should have happened 5 years ago when he was actualy a decent batter

  • NEIL_GD_S10 on November 16, 2013, 9:27 GMT

    @KARTHIK last line was the line which i think describes my feeling the best that after mahtma gandhi ever feel like saluting someone is sachin for me!

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:27 GMT

    awosome.....

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:27 GMT

    word sachin sachin,Sachin will remain ever in cricket fans memories and cricket histories

    Thank you for making us proud.

  • Sachinfan8 on November 16, 2013, 9:27 GMT

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

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:27 GMT

    Hard to put in words what SRT means to a nation, let alone me. He's more than a cricketer, more than the numbers and the statistics, its the way he's lead his life, managed his success, with a supreme work ethic, and now as we've seen, put other people and the game before himself. Humility personified. Head and shoulders above other sporting greats from anywhere in the world. A fabulous farewell to one of India's greatest sons. A billion thanks, we will forever remember you and what you stood for, Master!

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:26 GMT

    Miss you Too Much.........!!!, Thank U .................Sachin Paaji

  • ODI_BestFormOfCricket on November 16, 2013, 9:26 GMT

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

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:25 GMT

    A role model to all cricketers, sportsmen and human beings on how to behave despite earning jaw dropping stardom and money. He is a credit to his parents and the only Indian that has so much reverence across the border for his humility. I just hope that one day, we can obtain his services for teaching Pakistani batsmen the art of batting technique and how to build an innings. India has been lucky to have him and it has been a privilege to see him conduct himself in and out of the game!

  • Asimaasi on November 16, 2013, 9:25 GMT

    Well Played GentleMan.... A true legend

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:25 GMT

    I Salute you You are always passionate about cricket and everything else You are a Great Human Being A Great Cricketer A God has ever produced. I am really inspired by You your thinking and try to implement in Life. All the Best Have a Great Future Ahead.

  • indianpunter on November 16, 2013, 9:25 GMT

    not to rain on anyone's parade here...but let it not be lost on anyone that he delayed this by a good 12-18 months. The world would have eaten out of his palms had he left after WC 2011. No fairy tales in sport. India will be a better team without a "non performing" tendulkar.

  • NEIL_GD_S10 on November 16, 2013, 9:25 GMT

    I was literally in tears, it was not only unbelievable for you but even for us to accept the fact that you are retired.seems loosen the interest of watching cricket. don't feel like cheering the same way for any indian player with same love,intensity etc etc (cannot describe in words) what we used to feel for you.whenever ever you got out in 90s not feeling like having lunch or dinner or even to talk with someone for days. i know, but can't digest that you are retired now.the only way we can and even u can be happy is by becoming indian team coach so you can share the same dressing room.one thing is for sure that you will not only be admired for your cricket or it skills but even for the human being you are for last 24 years. as per many cricket experts bradman was the best as he has 99.9 average but for me and for many,you are the bestest cricket ever produced, worshiped or loved in cricket history. even if all your records are broken, no one can be SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR THE GOD!

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:24 GMT

    Great Words to express.... Goodbye and farewell Legend Sachin! we will always miss you!!! God Speed!

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:24 GMT

    Eyes welled up - What do I say !!

    I was sixteen when Gavaskar retired, and would wonder what does Indian Cricket do now....

    And, within 2 years, you came as a whiff of fresh air and chose to enthral all of us for 2 dozen years after that....and of course, leave it in a much better state now than it was when you came in....and you know what, my daughter is sixteen now...

    Thank you, Sach !!

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:24 GMT

    I became a cricket fan in the year 1996 thats becasue only Sachin. Its really emotional today. All the best Indian cricket team.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:24 GMT

    Thank you as a young boy looking at your career It was amazing i just started cricket 3 years ago i`m 13 but know because of you and others I want to be like you I`m a Pakistani Does not mater your sachin for every one thanks sachin 10+4=ten dulkar

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:23 GMT

    All the world is in an unbearable pain... Thanks for the 24 years of the not stop entertainment you have provided us.... It so sad to see u not playing anymore for India, But We, India cricket still need your services as a coach or whatever the role you can take. Cricket almost is over to me after the retirements of the RD and ST. Its the responsibility of the coming generations to take this forward. Hoping the new talents Kohli, Pujara, Rohith, Rahane, Samson will at least try to fill the void... The legends era is over.. THANKS A LOT for your contributions legends..MISS U :(

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:23 GMT

    This was touching and very emotional for all cricket lovers across the globe.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:23 GMT

    Pure entertainment, a truly wonderful cricketer and a gentleman with the right values. What an inspiration!

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:23 GMT

    Sachin you have been the greatest Icon of Indian cricket. Your endurance & sacrifice for the game has left an evelasting memory that cannot be erased for a long time to come..... We also thank your family for allowing you to perform so long for the love of the nation & the world of cricket. We all bow down for the last time thanking you for the wonderful memories that you have left us to cherish. Wish you all the best in the forthcoming innings of your life. Your parting is such a sweet sorrow but your memories will always haunt the cricket game forever.

  • hagar009 on November 16, 2013, 9:23 GMT

    Who are Match Winner's, Record says it all…. Tendulkar 51- Test 100's IND has won ONLY 20 Matches Ponting 41-Test 100's AUS has won 27 Matches Kallis 41-Test 100's SA has won 19 Matches Inzamam-ul-Haq 25-Test 100's Pak has won 17 Matches

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:22 GMT

    One of the best farewell speeches that I have ever heard of. You were touching our lives through your cricketing skills and today for a change you touched our hearts too as a person through your wonderful speech. The ability to handle pressure was always there with you and it is no surprise that you handled your speech so deftly, thanking everyone who is important in your life. Today, I among the billions of this country join you in thanking you for all the wonderful memories that you have provided. Heart swells with pride that here is an Indian who bids adieu to the most cherished thing in his life. I also wish you all the best for all your future endeavors that you may wish to. I would have loved to see Fab four (You, Walll, Dada & VVS) taking a lap of honour at Wankhede. Understandably so, it was your day and they were not part of it. Indian cricket without you is unimaginable for a fan like me. But as the saying goes good things have to come an End one day.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:21 GMT

    Thanks to you for giving me joy for 24 years, as being in USA your matches ware at very odd times , but have never missed any game you have played. It will give me some relaxing time at the same time will miss you Sachin. With lots of love, Baldev Thakor USA With you in the stadium from last three days.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:21 GMT

    Thanks to you for giving me joy for 24 years, as being in USA your matches ware at very odd times , but have never missed any game you have played. It will give me some relaxing time at the same time will miss you Sachin. With lots of love, Baldev Thakor USA With you in the stadium from last three days.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:21 GMT

    Quite emotional speech Paaji... My eyes is full of tears.. Can't miss you ji. I think you can do a lot for uplifting this nation. Come on paaji, you are the best friend of many. You are the brother of many. You are the son of every mother in this country. We can't bear the pain of missing you as it is like missing someone very much close to us. So be with us. You are the sole property of this nation. Love you lot Sachin. Continue to be in the limelight. You were the hero, you are the hero and you will be the hero.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:20 GMT

    Salute Sachin..... Thanks again for entertaining us for such a long time...

  • msmanoj on November 16, 2013, 9:20 GMT

    Sachin...Thank you for the wonderful memories and splendid entertainment of 24 years. Your speech was exceptional....Wishing you all the best for your future life......Sachinnnnnnnnn....Sachin....clap..clap..clap

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:20 GMT

    One of the most heart felt but inevitable thing happened today - Sachin retired. Finally, curtain fell on the 24 years long illustrious career. Millions of admirers like me around the world are going through the same set of emotions after witnessing his farewell speech. I really don't know what to say. A legend by all means, someone who has inspired generations across the globe. A synonym for hard work, dedication and perfection. All my class-mates from my school and college would remember the infinite number of hours we've spent talking about Sachin Tendulkar, his scores, achievements, endorsements, etc. I've spent so many hours in front of the mirror trying to play a Sachin signature shots like a 'Sachin Cover Drive', or a 'Sachin Straight Drive' or a 'Sachin Pull shot'. He is the one who has set benchmark for Test & ODI batting since Viv Richards. His records & statistics speaks volumes about his longevity & class. He is such a masterclass!!!! My salute to you!!!!

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:18 GMT

    Dear Sachin, That's why we say you are GOD of cricket.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:18 GMT

    we will miss u sachin...u will remain in our heart

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:17 GMT

    A great era has come to an end. Hope to see him in ipls or CLs or as a commentator .

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:16 GMT

    Sachin Tendulkar the little master of cricket retired with happiness from the world of cricket but the memorable moments which he showed never ever forgetable. Wish him best of luck in his entire life. Thanks you Mr. Sachin....

  • Gitacharyan.R on November 16, 2013, 9:16 GMT

    One final chant of "Sachin! sachin! sachin!"...that deafening sound we will remember forever.Greatest cricketer.Great human being with such amazing humility.Just pure love for the game.Biggest source of inspiration for every Indian.Goodbye and thank you for the memories.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:16 GMT

    Coudn control my ears when at the end he said Goodbye.....

    Dont know about the numbers, but such a feeling might never appear again

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:16 GMT

    Great speech from little master

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:14 GMT

    nice speech by a great player

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:14 GMT

    We will surely miss you master.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:14 GMT

    Thank you Sachin for make us following cricket as a religion... thanks a tons GOD

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:11 GMT

    good by to all..... we will miss u

  • Ajayvs on November 16, 2013, 9:11 GMT

    We have grown up watching you play.. You were part of our lives... By retiring you have a left a void in our lives...We loved you and occasionally were angry with you...The mark you left on our psyche is immeasurable…We will run out of eulogies for the positive impact you made on our lives.. Thanks for all the wonderful memories.. SACHIN...SACHIN!!!!!!!!

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:10 GMT

    Its hard to control my tears... We love you and always be thankful for all the wonderful memories...Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.....

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:10 GMT

    True decent,honest and sincere person very difficult to find present day cricketers, hopefully going forward he would help to clear the cricketing and match fixing mess

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:10 GMT

    i cry silently. I cry obviously , because i never gonna see you bat again.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:09 GMT

    retired at field but not at heart of people esp. INDIANS

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:09 GMT

    Salutations to the Master !!

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:08 GMT

    Thank u sachin!!the skies here in chennai are crying too along with the ppl around the world:'(

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:08 GMT

    Good luck Sachin and Thank you once again

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:08 GMT

    Whole speech shows the MAN he is (not the CRICKETER he was). I dont remember last time when i cried.... #ThankYouSachin

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:08 GMT

    We will never miss you sachin !! Sachin is an experience & we will remember them for long time

  • abdulbaari on November 16, 2013, 9:07 GMT

    you have done well best ofluck for the future :) miss u in the game

  • Karthik78 on November 16, 2013, 9:07 GMT

    For me and many of Sachin's fans, Sachin = Cricket, Sachin - Cricket = 0 :(

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:06 GMT

    Sachin you are truly a legend and a gem by heart.. Whatever the stats maybe, you have raised the standards of cricket.. Thank you for your immense contribution.. Feeling sad though, wishing u a great time with ur family..

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:05 GMT

    Good bye Sachin :(

  • piyo_thanda_jiyo_thanda on November 16, 2013, 9:05 GMT

    I have converted this webpage into a PDF and saved it on my computer. I will be reading it many many times in the days and years to come, I am sure. #Respect for Sachin, nothing else.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:05 GMT

    For a careerspanning over 2 decades, with utmost dedication and passion for the game - The RESPECT HE GAVE FOUR THAT 22 Yards is what Symbolised the MAN!! Don't be surprised to see that Pitch Respect which he did becomes a tradition now with young cricketers.... To see a stadium of 1000's shedding tears for a SINGLE MAN - dared SAY THIS BUT I think after Mahatma the ONE UNIFYING FACTOR for this Nation has been SACHIN TENDULKAR.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:05 GMT

    Master signed off gracefully. Too emotional speech... For most of us cricket meant SACHIN. Hard to digest :(. All the best SACHIN. We will miss you. (15-11-1989 to 16-11-2013)

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:04 GMT

    You did nto miss out on anything.....but we miss you all the way.... :(

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:04 GMT

    wonderful ambassador of cricket. He is the face of cricket for whole world....

  • Suman_Star on November 16, 2013, 9:04 GMT

    I still remember the day when he destroyed Pakistan in World Cup 2003.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:03 GMT

    India's finest gives us more reasons to respect & love him... I started worshipping you after your 90 against Australia in the 1996 WC... and I will worship you forever...

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:03 GMT

    the best crichuman ever the world has got thanku for being an indian

  • gauravsachan on November 16, 2013, 9:02 GMT

    Thanks Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar .... you are more than just a great sportsman for India .... instead .... I have seen you as a heap of hope .... a hope that even we can rise above and hold our heads high .... Thanks for the great times and great learnings

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

    Absolutely phenomenal - the speech tells us everything about the person. I saw it live and was left in tears - as someone said there was not a dry eye in the stadium. Over the past two weeks a lot many people on several forums have been roundly criticizing the "so-called-drama" - but I hope these people realize - everyone wanted Sachin to go out this way - and it has got as much to do with the human being that he his as it has to with his cricketing achievements. Gods and Legends do not retire - they live forever in our memories - Thank you, thank you, thank you Sachin !!!

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:01 GMT

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

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:01 GMT

    As a 40 year old, I now need not hide my grey hair. Sachin has retired. I have aged! Goodbye legend!

  • nicks_28785 on November 16, 2013, 9:00 GMT

    What a legend! Absolutely fantastic speech. I had tears in my eyes while i heard it. And I bet most of us were emotional after hearing the speech. This was the most fitting farewell for a man who deserved it all. There was so much to learn from this speech. "Be humble, honest and respect others. Dont take shortcuts in life. " There may be others who break some records of Sachin, but there will never be another Sachin because people cant be compared by records, its their nature and personality which makes them unique. There is so much to learn for all youngsters from Sachin. Not only those who aspire to be cricketers but any youngster on how to live their life and dream. But all the way through living your dream, do not forget people who helped you get there. Thank You Sachin for 24 wonderful years of my life.

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:00 GMT

    15.11.1989.....15.11.2013 ...There is more than just 4 numbers at the end that changed. 16.11.1989.....16.11.2013....First time world saw you take guard...and Last time world saw you roll over arms... Nothing or none can define you but only YOU yourself. Thank You Sachin. Take Care.

  • MSA11 on November 16, 2013, 8:59 GMT

    Only one thing can be commented " :( " .....

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:58 GMT

    What an emotional speech from the greatest performer of Cricket. His humbleness, dignity & integrity stands out the most.

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:56 GMT

    you retired from cricket but you will always be in our Hearts...!! miss u sachin :(

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:56 GMT

    It was a moment in the history of INDIA. People have lot of talent in this country not only in Cricket but many other careers of life. The only thing that makes them great is hard work followed by being there at the right time. Sachin Tendulkar was one of the greatest the world has ever witnessed not only in batting but overall. India breathed aling with him and today all of us cried along with him. It would be great if we support greatness in the right spirit wherever we are and whatever we do that will take our land INDIA forward

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:56 GMT

    One of the greatest speeches I have I ever heard.

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:54 GMT

    I as a Pakistani was moved to tears hearing this.

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:53 GMT

    We All Will Miss You................. Sachinnnnnnnnnn Sachinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:52 GMT

    Very Emmotional..Thank you sachin....

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:52 GMT

    Very Emmotional..Thank you sachin....

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:53 GMT

    We All Will Miss You................. Sachinnnnnnnnnn Sachinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:54 GMT

    I as a Pakistani was moved to tears hearing this.

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:56 GMT

    One of the greatest speeches I have I ever heard.

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:56 GMT

    It was a moment in the history of INDIA. People have lot of talent in this country not only in Cricket but many other careers of life. The only thing that makes them great is hard work followed by being there at the right time. Sachin Tendulkar was one of the greatest the world has ever witnessed not only in batting but overall. India breathed aling with him and today all of us cried along with him. It would be great if we support greatness in the right spirit wherever we are and whatever we do that will take our land INDIA forward

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:56 GMT

    you retired from cricket but you will always be in our Hearts...!! miss u sachin :(

  • on November 16, 2013, 8:58 GMT

    What an emotional speech from the greatest performer of Cricket. His humbleness, dignity & integrity stands out the most.

  • MSA11 on November 16, 2013, 8:59 GMT

    Only one thing can be commented " :( " .....

  • on November 16, 2013, 9:00 GMT

    15.11.1989.....15.11.2013 ...There is more than just 4 numbers at the end that changed. 16.11.1989.....16.11.2013....First time world saw you take guard...and Last time world saw you roll over arms... Nothing or none can define you but only YOU yourself. Thank You Sachin. Take Care.

  • nicks_28785 on November 16, 2013, 9:00 GMT

    What a legend! Absolutely fantastic speech. I had tears in my eyes while i heard it. And I bet most of us were emotional after hearing the speech. This was the most fitting farewell for a man who deserved it all. There was so much to learn from this speech. "Be humble, honest and respect others. Dont take shortcuts in life. " There may be others who break some records of Sachin, but there will never be another Sachin because people cant be compared by records, its their nature and personality which makes them unique. There is so much to learn for all youngsters from Sachin. Not only those who aspire to be cricketers but any youngster on how to live their life and dream. But all the way through living your dream, do not forget people who helped you get there. Thank You Sachin for 24 wonderful years of my life.