(His teammates also joined in the celebrations, forming a guard of honour for the man who during his illustrious career, carried the hopes of an entire nation.)
Bollywood celebrities and international cricket players took to micro-blogging website Twitter to hail the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, as he retired from all forms of cricket. Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan and several other celebrities were at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to watch the legend play his last international game.
Aamir Khan: Thank You Sachin for everything that you have given us, your fans. There will never be another like you. Love, a.
Amitabh Bachchan: T 1295 -The magnetism of Sachin .. before during and after his play, still discussing him .. while others scoring century and halfs ..?!!
Lata Mangeshkar: Namaskar.kal sachin ki aakhri match hai,uske baad wo retire ho raha hai,sachin shant swabhav ka,bohot kam baat karnewala aur bagair kisi ko bataaye dusro'n ki maddad karnewala bohot bade dil ka malik hai,cricket me sachin jaisa koi nahi ,aur usne jo ye retire hone ka faisla kiya hai usse mujhe bohot dukh hua hai ,mujhe lagta hai ki wo aage aur bhi accha khelta magar, ye uska faisla sar aankho'n pe. Main sachin ko bohot shubh kaamnaayein deti hu aur wo jo bhi chahta ho,bhagwan kare usko yash mile. Uski pasand ka gana main usko dedicate karti hu. Mera saaya saath hoga..
Sridevi Boney Kapoor: Cricket will never be the same anymore. The world will miss the best batsman its ever seen! #SRT200 #ThankYouSachin #dnaofSachin
Anil Kapoor: One of the Greatest Indians ever @sachin_rt gets the well deserved Bharat Ratna. #ThankYouSachin Respect !
Anupam Kher: GOD NEVER RETIRES.:) #ThankYouSachin Bharat Ratna gets Sachin Tendulkar. Jai Ho. :)
Javed Akhtar: Players will come and players will go but SACHIN THE GREAT will keep making centuries in our memory .
Farhan Akhtar: I do not think it as unfortunate to see you retire as I think it fortunate to have watched you play. #ThankYouSachin
Anushka Sharma: Greatness.Humility.Hero.Inspiration. Dignity.Integrity.Never ever experienced this emotion.Hard to describe.Thank you for the inspiration .
Sophie Choudry: #ThankYouSachin for your genius and your grace. A true living legend! India will always be grateful to you!
Abhishek Bachchan: #ThankYouSachin you have made it possible for us to say…. We come from the same land as the great SACHIN TENDULKAR. #SachinBestEver
Dhanush: Century or not. I hope the god of cricket had a memorable time. Emotional!
Shreya Ghoshal: And it's a new beginning for the living legend.. There is still a lot of great cricket left in him.. #ThankYouSachin He just made me cry with the speech.. #ThankYouSachin
Neha Dhupia: #ThankYouSachin for the cricket! Standing applause from each and everyone of us.
Ken Ghosh: Watched with tears in my eyes as Sachin walked back to the pavilion. #ThankYouSachin
Shekhar Kapur: Two things India’s next generation won’t have. Unpolluted skies and Sachin Tendulkar #ThankYouSachin.
Dia Mirza: Just caught your speech @sachin_rt!!! What an inspiring, honest, simply worded speech!!! #Salute #ALegendNeverRetires God Bless You.
Shekhar Ravjiani: #ThankyouSachin for inspiring a whole generation with your incredible talent and humility. You made the game much bigger for all of us.
Mohit Chuhan: #BharatRatna Sachin Tendulkar!!! #ThankyouSachin for all those highs!
Richa Chadda: Thank you ... Just thank you #ThankYouSachin #SRT200
Poonam Pandey: The last line "Sachin Sachin reverberate in my ears till my last breath" is enough to move you to tears!! #ThankYouSachin
Shruti Haasan: To inspire loyalty love hearts and minds the way you have.. #thankyousachin
Ashmit Patel: Blessed to have witnessed GOD descend amongst his devotees for one last time #ThankYouSachin