As Sachin walked in to bat on Day 2 of Test match with West Indies, Wankhede stadium erupted in a roar. The echo of that undulating chanting was felt all the way on Twitter which was inundated with tweets and hashtags on Sachin Tendulkar.
Bollywood’s die-hard Tendulkar fans were also there to bid the God of cricket goodbye. While stars like Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao and Hrithik Roshan were present on the stands to cheer the cricketer, Abhishek Bachchan, Shreya Ghoshal and Javed Akhtar were some of the people who took to the social media to wish him.
Sachin’s 38-run knock on Thursday had raised everyone’s expectations and the half century on Friday sent the fans in a tizzy.
Sachin was out on 74 runs on N Deonarine’s ball, caught by Darren Sammy.
This will probably be his last innings if India bat West Indies out of the match in the first dig.
Abhishek Bachchan: #ThankYouSachin you have made it possible for us to say…. We come from the same land as the great SACHIN TENDULKAR. #SachinBestEver
Shreya Ghoshal: I love how Anjali Tendulkar is so intently watching @sachin_rt play.. At every ball, there is a sigh of relief. The entire country's in sync
Shreya Ghoshal: And it's a new beginning for the living legend… There is still a lot of great cricket left in him... #ThankYouSachin
Siddharth: On my way to work, I saw very little traffic. Looks like everyone's bunking work to go see off their favourite son.
Farah Khan: I'm not really cricket crazy but reading bout West indian team n umpires gvng Sachin guard of honour touched me so..truly a cinematic moment
Ken Ghosh: Watched with tears in my eyes as sachin walked back to the pavilion, and then Virat brings a smile back with a 4. #ThankYouSachin
Javed Akhtar: Players will come and players will go but SACHIN THE GREAT will keep making centuries in our memory .
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and Neeta Ambani during the final Test match against West Indies at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday. (PTI Photo)