Sachin Tendulkar talks about ‘special retirement gift’ presented to him by Brian Lara and West Indies Cricket
Sachin bowed out of the international cricket on November 16, 2013.
Updated - Nov 17, 2020 11:45 am
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar recalled his last ever international outing in cricket and threw light on the special things presented to him by West Indian cricket board. The legendary cricketer also talked about the special gift which was presented to him by another legend Brian Lara. It is well-known that Master Blaster bowed out of international cricket on November 16, 2013.
The world came to a standstill when the ultimate hero of cricket walked off the field for the last time. His glorious career spanning over two decades is so full of records that it would be boasted for long in times to come. He bid adieu to the international format after his 200th Test match against West Indies.
His milestone Test outing came at the place where he received so much love and respect for all these years, Mumbai. In his recent tweet, Tendulkar added that he would always be happy to have that wonderful gift by his side, which was presented to him by Lara.
He thanked the entire West Indies fraternity for a great gift (a steel drum) and acknowledged their huge love and respect. “OnthisDay 7 years ago, @windiescricket and my friend @BrianLara& @henrygayle presented me with this beautiful steel drum. I will always be grateful for such a wonderful gift and thank them for their love and respect. Thank you once again.”
Here’s Sachin Tendulkar’s message:
I will always be grateful for such a wonderful gift and thank them for their love and respect.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 16, 2020
When the terrific batsman played his last Test, he was all ready to leave the game on a great and respectful note. He scored 74 runs in his last Test and was caught by Daren Sammy off Narsingh Deonarine. After the iconic Test, Tendulkar gave a speech at the Wankhede Stadium, which left all the fans in tears for that moment.
Tendulkar played his final World Cup while he was 37 when the Men in Blue lifted the trophy in utmost style by defeating Sri Lanka. When the Indian team lifted the trophy, Tendulkar became the part of the WC winning squad for the first time in his sparkling career. The fact that he was India’s leading run-getter in the tournament added the cherry on the cake.