As Sachin Tendulkar made his final appearance in international cricket, fans from all over world were glued on the television sets, or watch his shinning career come to a close at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. It was also his 200th Test, a remarkable achievement, and as he returned back to pavilion after scoring 74 runs the West Indies gave him a guard of honour.
India won that match by an innings and 126 runs as the entire country had a tear in their eyes till his final speech. Tendulkar loved the game and worked rigorously to earn the distinction of ‘God of cricket’. His was not a regular Mumbaikar story. It was a story of grit, passion, unbelievable skills to make things work.
Me and Chris Gayle tried not let waterfall out of our eyes: Kirk Edwards
“For the 200th Test match, I was there. It was very emotional for me as well. I had my shades on. I was next to Gayle as well.
“Both of us were sniffing (tearing up). We tried to not let waterfall out of our eyes. It was a very touching moment. Knowing that you’re never gonna see this guy in the park again playing cricket,” Edwards told Crictracker.
Sachin Tendulkar was short but he would bully the ‘tallest’ bowlers of the era. It was the Sachin Tendulkar-era. He was a nightmare many bowlers would often refer as difficult to dislodge. At his numbers justify his status.
The 47-year-old continues to be the leading run-scorer in in international cricket with 34, 357 runs — 15,921 in Tests, 18426 in ODIs and 10 from a solitary T20I.
Not everyday you find a cricketer who has a 24-year-old long and successful career until he is Sachin Tendulkar.