File photo of Mumbai Indians' Sachin Tendulkar during the IPL. (AFP)
The reigning IPL and CLT20 champions Mumbai Indians have decided to retire the No. 10 jersey worn by Sachin Tendulkar, who - following his decision to quit T20s - has decided to hang up his boots after his 200th Test next month.
After Mumbai won their maiden IPL trophy earlier this year, Tendulkar announced that the CLT20 will be his last tournament in the MI jersey, and he was given a fitting farewell by his team that won the 2013 CLT20 and dedicated it to their icon player.
"I think it was a befitting tribute to our 'Master' as we call him. Winning the IPL as well as the Champions League T20 in the same season is a great achievement. It's a very emotional moment for us and we have decided to retire his No. 10 jersey," DNA quoted team owner Nita Ambani.
When asked to react on MI's decision to retire Tendulkar's jersey, his former India team-mate Ajit Agarkar said Tendulkar will be the best man to comment on this. "The practice of retiring a legend's jersey is prevalent in the west. I don't think it happens in cricket. Sachin is the right person to talk on this," Agarkar was quoted by DNA.