MUMBAI: Cricket and films may be India’s biggest religion, but only recently – with the Indian Premier League (IPL) – have the twain met.
And now when Sachin Tendulkar, India’s largest cricket icon finally retired from the game, after almost 24 years of playing, many Bollywood celebrities tweeted about what they felt about the retirment.
First up was the superstar Shah Rukh Khan himself who said that Sachin Tendulkar was addiction to him.
O no! Suddenly realised the meaning of addiction. Mine was the Master.I am going thru cold turkey. To see cricket without Sachin? Unbearable
— SHAH RUKH KHAN (@iamsrk) October 10, 2013
Rahul Bose tweeted about what Sachin Tendulkar brought to the table in relation to cricket, while Sophie Choudry talked about his class and humility.
— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) October 10, 2013
We knew this was comin but hoped it wdnt. Tku @sachin_rt for ur class, humility & the amazing memories. U make us feel proud to be Indian!
— SOPHIE CHOUDRY (@Sophie_Choudry) October 10, 2013
Other celebrities like Dia Mirza, Poonam Pandey and writer Milap Zaveri tweeted about the Master Blaster too.
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) October 10, 2013
Sachin was batting for India even before I was born. Salute to a great legend
— Poonam Pandey (@iPoonampandey) October 10, 2013
The GOD of Cricket will retire after his 200th test! We will miss u @sachin_rt End of the greatest era ever! 🙁
— Milap Zaveri (@zmilap) October 10, 2013
We hope Sachin Tendulkar has been listening to these calls of farewell, and he has something for them when he turns up for his last test match a less than a month’s time.