Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) An emotional Sachin Tendulkar bid adieu to international cricket Saturday. With it, a glorious and unmatched career of 24 years came to end, leaving the legend as well as his scores of fans in tears. Bollywood and TV personalities were no exception.
After India won the second Test against West Indies, Sachin thanked his fans for supporting him for 24 years. He remembered his late father Ramesh Tendulkar and thanked his mother Rajni Tendulkar, his wife Anjali and kids Sara and Arjun.
The Test was Sachin's 200th and was played on his home ground Wankhede Stadium.
Some celebrities took to Twitter to share their sentiments:
Priyanka Chopra: An end of an era.. Thank u Sachin sir.
Siddharth: Bye Sachin. Thank you for all the memories, the joy, and the honour of watching you play the great game. Be well and have a great life sir.
Riteish Deshmukh : Tusi jaa rahe ho... Tusi naaa jao.
Kunal Kohli: Wiping a tear was just too much to see, I am sure it brought a tear to everyones eyes. It did to mine.
Rohit Roy: It killed me to see Sachin cry while walking off one last time...How come he affects our psyche so intensely?
Raj Kundra: Just got into Mumbai for a few days. Sachin retiring is a huge dampener. Amazing how the 'little' blaster made a big bang.
Shonali Nagrani: Tears rolling down. A legendary chapter in Indian cricket history ends. To the most loved and respected hero of India - Sachin Tendulkar.