If Bollywood biggies including Aamir Khan and Hrithik Roshan thronging the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai for cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s last match wasn’t enough, Saturday saw social networking sites flooded with congratulatory messages for the living legend. So, while Indian skipper MS Dhoni and his team carried the Master Blaster on their shoulders as the 40-year-old made his exit from the field, all that trended on microblogging site Twitter was Sachin Tendulkar with hashtags such as #SRT, #SachinBestEver, #ThankyouSachin.
Almost the entire Bollywood brigade including megastar Amitabh Bachchan, and other A-listers like Priyanka Chopra and Anushka Sharma posted their emotion-drenched tweets to the cricketing gem, who’ll now be conferred the Bharat Ratna. This is what they had to say:
#ThankYouSachin you have made it possible for us to say…. We come from the same land as the great SACHIN TENDULKAR. #SachinBestEver
Players will come and players will go but SACHIN THE GREAT will keep making centuries in our memory .
There never was and there never will be anyone like you! Thank You Sachin for making me a cricket fan and for starting my love affair with this game
What a man.. what a player .. What an example .. Thank u sachin for just being u !! We will always miss u . #legend
- Shahid Kapoor
Sachin Tendulkar with his family during his farewell ceremony at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. (PTI Photo)
Cricket will never be the same anymore. The world will miss the best batsman its ever seen! Thank You Sachin
- Sridevi Boney Kapoor
Greatness. Humility. Hero. Inspiration. Dignity. Integrity. Never ever experienced this emotion. Hard to describe. Thank you for the inspiration
- Anushka Sharma
We’ll miss you, Sachin
... Sachin Tendulkar ko Bharat ka sarvocch nagrik samman BHARAT RATNA pradan kiya jaayega. Mujhe bohot khushi hai, main Sachin ko bohot bohot badhaai deti hu.
- Lata Mangeshkar
An end of an era... Thank you Sachin sir...
- Priyanka Chopra