Sachin Tendulkar retires, gives memorable farewell speech in 2013: My life between 22 yards for 24 years

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Sachin Tendulkar retired exactly 7 years ago after playing 200 Tests for India and his farewell speech left an entire country in tears.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sachin Tendulkar retired on this day in 2013 after his 200th Test
  • Tendulkar came up with an emotional speech after his retirement
  • It is hard to believe that wonderful journey has come to an end: Sachin

November 16, 2013: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, perhaps the world's most adored sporting hero, decided to walk away from the game that had brought him adulation and admiration from millions of fans. Tens of thousands in the Wankhede stadium and hundreds of millions around the nation realized that Sachin Tendulkar had played the final day of his 24-year long illustrious international career.

Sachin announces retirement

There was an outpouring of emotions across the country for well over a month after Tendulkar had announced his retirement in October. A two-Test series against West Indies was hastily organized and Tendulkar bowed out in front of his home-fans in Mumbai.

West Indies were all out for 182 batting first and India posted 495 in response, thus making the possibility of an Indian second innings bleak. The crowd knew that which may be the reason why Tendulkar's dismissal was met with a shocked silence that lasted a couple of seconds before applause rang around the stands.

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