For majority of the people, Saturday was meant to sit before their television sets and watch cricket's 'God' bidding adieu to the Test cricket. People changed their day's appointments seeing West Indies crumble early on the third day.
Those on the move could be seen huddled around shops where television was on. Some, especially women, couldn't stop their tears as Sachin marched towards the pavilion after giving a sentimental speech in which he thanked all those who supported him during his long cricketing career. Sonu Kapil of Hamirpur said he skipped the college for the day to see Sachin Tendulkar one last time as the member of Indian Test squad. He said all members of his family had been watching the Test match from Day One.
Nikita Thakur of Sujanpur said that she skipped her school for the day as she wanted to see Sachin Tendulkar. She said Sachin's absence would create a void in the cricketing world which would be difficult to fill.
Anil Bhatia, an office-bearer of the district cricket association, said since all good things came to an end, India should look forward to new talent.