Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar said on Thursday what everyone knew was coming but no one wanted to hear. The 40-year-old announced that he’ll retire next month.
And the news sent social media in a frenzy with fans expressing their disappointment and saying they will miss the Little Master.
Bollywood and sports personalities, too, tweeted, saying that they couldn’t imagine cricket without Tendulkar. While Shah Rukh Khan called Tendulkar an ‘addiction’, Amitabh Bachchan tweeted that he would prefer to be Tendulkar in his next life. Cricketer Gautam Gambhir tweeted that jersey no 10 should retire and be preserved.
Bollywood will miss the god
Shah Rukh Khan, actor: O no! Suddenly realised the meaning of addiction. Mine was the Master.I am going thru cold turkey. To see cricket without Sachin? Unbearable."
Dia Mirza, actor: @sachin_rt #Respect #Awe #Love you have a place in our hearts forever... Thank You Sachin for all the happiness you’ve brought to our lives.
Shekhar Kapur, filmmaker: #GodOfCricket Ultimately Sachin has the greatest power. For all his talent genius and fame, he still has humility. Allowing him to transcend.
Rahul Bose, actor: From the 1st moment @sachin_rt gave us beauty & aggression. Technique & improvisation. He gave Indians the excitement of true hope. #legacy.
Kunal Kohli, filmmaker: You know how to say it, so come on say it … Sachinnnnn …. #Sachin !!!! Sachiiiin …. Sachin!!!!