It was a moment that India dreaded but knew was invevitable. Sachin Tendulkar's last appearance on a cricket field ended at 11:46 a.m. on November 16, 2013, and it followed an emotional farewell speech that left millions teary-eyed. With it, a glorious and unmatched career spanning 24 years came to end, leaving the legend as well as his million of fans sad.
Sachin thanked his family, fans, past and present team-mates and the media for supporting him for 24 years. And the reaction to that speech on social media was expectedly overwhelming.
Here how some of the tweets read:
"I gave it all i had for the last 24 years,now i see my kids grown up to be on their own".He said this nd my eyes got moist.#ThankYouSachin— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) 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
Goodbye Great Man and thankyou for everything you have done in your life so beautifully and so selflessly. #SachinSachin— Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) November 16, 2013
oh dear, i am feeling this emotion....what a brilliant speech. just like him to remember everyone. what a man!— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 16, 2013
An end of an era.. Thank u Sachin sir...— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) November 16, 2013
Can't but have a lump in the throat! Its finally over! #ThankYouSachin— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) November 16, 2013
Tusi jaa rahe ho... Tusi naaa jao— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) November 16, 2013
what a speech :'( rula diya @sachin_rt— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) November 16, 2013
A legend of the game says goodbye... #SachinTendulkar . An honour to have played against him.— Alviro Petersen (@AlviroPetersen) November 16, 2013