India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday saluted `role model` Sachin Tendulkar for inspiring an entire generation of cricketers after the hosts crushed a hapless West Indies by an innings and 126 runs in the master batsman`s farewell match to complete a 2-0 series whitewash.
Left overwhelmed after the emotional farewell of Sachin Tendulkar, Indian batsman Rohit Sharma on Saturday said the team will miss the sage advice of the iconic batsman in difficult situations but will eventually have to come to terms with the void.
Soon after winning the two-Test series against the West Indies, the Indian team dressing room at the Wankhede Stadium witnessed some humourous remarks in honour of Sachin Tendulkar from his teammates on Saturday.
BCCI President cpaid rich tribute to Sachin Tendulkar, who brought down curtains on his 24-year illustrious career on Saturday, saying the legendary cricketer is an "inspirational figure" and deserves to be conferred with the Bharat Ratna.
A man so exceptionally gifted that the entire cricketing fraternity remained wide-eyed in awe till his last innings but so unassuming about his own aura that even the pressure of a billion expectations failed to ever distract, let alone rattle him.
At exactly 11.47 am on a balmy Saturday morning, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar bid a tearful adieu to international cricket after an illustrious career lasting exactly 24 years and a day in which he played 200 Test matches, 463 ODIs and a lone T20 scoring 34,357 international runs.
Claiming that Sachin Tendulkar is widely admired in her country as in India, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Wednesday thanked the senior cricketer for accepting the Membership of the Order of Australia.