Sachin Bids Adieu to Cricket in Style, Nation Gets Emotional

November 18 07:46 2013

sachin5Mumbai, Monday, November 18 – Farewell series of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar became memorable for all Indians as soon as India decimated West Indies once again at Wankhede on Saturday by an innings and 126 runs. The weekend turned out to be an unforgettable day for almost every citizen when the ‘God of Cricket’ said goodbye to his 24 year long career post an emotional speech.

In the first innings, West Indies were bowled out for 182 runs. In respond to their target, India made a gigantic total of 495, which comprised tons by both Cheteshwar Pujara & Rohit Sharma and 74 runs of Little Master. The guest team was unsuccessful in chasing the total and shattered on a sum of 187 runs.

Indian team was the show stealer in all regards, be it fielding, batting or bowling. M Shami rose as a bright star in the entire series. His performance at Eden Gardens in Kolkata and at Wankhede, Mumbai will be remembered by millions of people. Apart from Rohit Sharma, Shami left no stone unturned to make his debut memorable. Even his partnership with Sharma played vast role in Rohit’s second back to back century in the cricket test match. All teammates seemed eager to bid adieu the Legend – Sachin in legendary ways right from the beginning of the match and they did the same successfully.

The moment West Indies lost its last wicket on the ball of Shami, the fast bowler, the crowd at Wankhede stood up to cheer for their nation. All eyes were on Sachin who went into tears while walking off for the last time from the ground. Indian players gave him guard of honor, making him more emotional.

Rohit Sharma was awarded as ‘Man of the Series’, whereas Pragyan Ojha received Man of the match award. Beside, Sachin was also honored with many awards. Not only India, but also Sri Lankan government honored the cricketer by presenting a trophy to Sachin.

• Sachin Wins Every Heart with his Speech : –

Sachin won heart of every audience present in the stadium and also of those who were stuck with their TV sets with an emotional speech to thank everyone, who imparted great roles in making his career bright. The maestro showed gratitude towards his parents, family, friends, coach, teammates, fitness staff and fans for their immense encouragement. Maximum eyes in the stadium were in tears when Little Master expressed thanks towards them for unmatched support for over two decades. His retirement from cricket created a big gap that would hardly be filled by any cricketer. Several overseas players congratulated him for his immaculate performances and contribution to cricket for long years.

• Bharat Ratna now in Sachin’s Pocket : –

As soon as the news broke on Saturday that Sachin Tendulkar to be awarded with Bharat Ratna, Indian fans were at cloud nine. With this honor, he became the first sportsperson ever and the youngest receiver of the award till date. Bharat Ratna has also been conferred for renowned scientist Professor CNR Rao. Sachin’s farewell series consisted of great memories that will be cherished for generations to come. In a press conference on Sunday, the cricket legend mentioned his retirement as a quit at perfect time.

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