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Sachin's emotional farewell speech tugs Twitterati's heart strings

Sanya Panwar, Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, November 16, 2013
First Published: 14:24 IST(16/11/2013) | Last Updated: 22:32 IST(16/11/2013)

That was some speech! And we're not the only ones acknowledging that Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar's words moved everybody to tears - in India and the world over.

He delighted his fans for 24 years with his master strokes on the field and anyone who heard the Little Master at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium would agree that Tendulkar did not disappoint with his words off it too.

The Master Blaster, who carried a list so that he would not forget to extend people his gratitude, thanked one and all - his family, friends, colleagues, fans, coaches, management and support staff.

The 40-year-old maestro, who rarely lets emotions show on his face, began to break down while saying goodbye.

READ: ICC hails Tendulkar as a 'sporting genius'

Moving, powerful, emotional, humble and captivating, Tendulkar's speech struck a chord on the wide world of web as well.

Never the ones to shy away from voicing their thoughts and opinions, the ever active Twitter tribe bombarded the website with tweets on Tendulkar - most of them touching and sweet.

How else could one explain #ThankYouSachin and even Wankhede, #SRT200 and Master trending on the microblogging site.

Sachin Tendulkar timeline

Take a look at our pick of interesting tweets.

The good wishes for the Indian batting icon, did not come only from celebrities and politicians and but fans from all walks of life had something or the other to say.

Accolades also poured in from fellow sportsmen, who took to Twitter to pay their tributes to Tendulkar.
    
Following is a compilation of tweets posted by some prominent cricketers and tennis players on Tendulkar's retirement:

(With PTI inputs)


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