Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: As Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from Tests, cricketing world went into a sort of collective mourning reminiscing how ‘Little Master` will always be remembered for enriching their lives with his genius strokeplay.
Tendulkar is set to play his last two Tests for India against West Indies next month. The 200th will be his last.
Celebrities across the country are paying their glowing tributes to the legend.
Here are some of the tributes:
#I wish him all the best in his 200th Test and I hope he will remain closely associated with the game and continue to guide Indian cricket: Former ICC chairman Jagmohan Dalmia
#Sachin's retirement will leave a great void in the Indian cricket team, something that won't be easy to fill in. He has been the greatest ambassador for sport in our country: BCCI Vice President Rajiv Shukla
#But he is someone I and billions look upto. Feel sad he will not be lighting up the field In the style we are so accustomed to. @sachin_rt thank you for sharing your journey with millions of fans.: IPL CEO Sundar Raman
#Recieved the news on Sachin's retirement with mixed feelings. A truly remarkable man -none like him exists,he is not only revered, worshiped: Lalit Modi
#Cricket's most prolific run-scorer, Sachin Tendulkar, will retire after his 200th Test next month: Cricket Australia
#One of the Greatest ever @sachin_rt is retiring... One of my heroes and a absolute joy to play against: Michael Vaughan
#Sad to hear the greatest ever batsman is calling it a day. One man who inspired a nation: Eoin Morgan
#Not being able to play alongside him or not seeing him play in d future sounds scary: Irfan Pathan
#Tendulkar announces he will retire after his 200th Test. A nation goes into mourning: Nick Hoult (Actor).
#It is a sad day for Indian world cricket. But it is the right decision. It is loss for Test cricket in general. The commitment he has shown all these years is incredible. The amazing fact that he has been the same humble boy after achieving so much. I wish him well: Arjuna Ranatunga.
#He was the nearest to play like Bradman. I cannot pay a higher compliment than that. I remember he played for Yorkshire at a very young age. He is one of all the time greats and someone who gave a lot of excitement to fans all around the world: Dickie Bird
#It is shocking that he will stop playing. Imagine a man who has played close to 200 Tests and scored 100 international hundreds. It is just incredible: K Srikkanth.
#He dominated bowlers in all part of the world. His record will be very difficult to beat: Dilip Vengsarkar
#One of the Greatest ever @sachin_rt is retiring... One of my heroes and a absolute joy to play against.. #BornToPlayCricket: Michael Vaughan.
#Sachin Tendulkar is retiring from cricket on his 200th Test v Windies #whataplayer: Dean jones
#Time waits for no one as #Tendulkar prepares to say goodbye, been a privilege to play & coach against the little master one of the greats!: Tom Moody
#Privileged to have seen a child prodigy go on to become a true legend of the game from very close quarters. All the best Sachin: Sanjay Manjrekar
#Sachin #10dulkar - Undisputed Champion of Cricket!: Kevin Pietersen
#Words cannot define his greatness..greatest batsman ever and even better humanbeing.u will be missed paji: Parthiv Patel
#The country will always remember him(Sachin) for what he has achieved for the country: Ravi Shankar Prasad
#Difficult to imagine Indian cricket team without him,sad day for cricket: Kirti Azad
#Main toh khud sanyaasi hoon, ab Sachin sanyaas leke humari shreni mein aa gye hain.Unhone desh ka naam ooncha kiya hai: Baba Ramdev