Sachin's emotional farewell speech tugs Twitterati's heart strings
Twitter users across the board- politicians, actors, sportsmen- thanked the Master Blaster as he bid goodbye to internation cricket after India won the second Test against West Indies in Mumbai. A look at some of the interesting tweets.cricket Updated: Nov 16, 2013 22:32 IST
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.
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.
Take a look at our pick of interesting tweets.
Caught some moments of Sachin Tendulkar's speech at Wankhede Stadium. It was truly stirring. Wishing the Master Blaster the very best!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 16, 2013
Haven't been a big cricket fan for a while now but to see Sachin retire today brought a lump to my throat, a true gentleman #ThankYouSachin— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) November 16, 2013
Thank You Sachin for everything that you have given us, your fans. There will never be another like you. Love, a.— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) November 16, 2013
Sadly haven't got a chance to see Sachins innings nor his speech!!no tv while shooting..and evenings too ... http://t.co/c6DQdTPYNU— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) November 16, 2013
There never was & there never will B any1 like U! Thank U Sachin 4making me a cricket fan & 4starting my love affair with this game :-) Ting— Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) November 16, 2013
India weeps! No need to explain why !— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) November 16, 2013
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:
Amen!!! @bhogleharsha: nothing for me symbolised the great man more than paying respect to the 22 yards that made him"— Mahesh Bhupathi (@Maheshbhupathi) November 16, 2013
Moving & classy speech by the "little master" composed & graceful to the very end. #ThankYouSachin— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) November 16, 2013
Congrats to the legend @sachin_rt well done mate on everything you have achieved. A phenomenal career ??— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) November 16, 2013
That speech of Sachin touched our hearts because it came straight from his heart. He had a piece of paper in hand but did not need it— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) November 16, 2013
I'm not sure if you heard but Sachin Tendulkar retired today! What a great little player and lovely bloke #ThankYouSachin— Graeme Swann (@Swannyg66) November 16, 2013
Let's salute the master.cricket won't be the same without u.for me u r cricket.thank u paji for everything— Harbhajan Singh (@harbhajan_singh) November 16, 2013
Most emotional retirement of world cricket but Sachin Tendulkar isn't retiring from our heart,#ThankYouSachin— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 16, 2013
(With PTI inputs)