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Posted: 11 October 2013 at 10:51am | IP Logged
Will miss you Little master. cricket wont be the same without you
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Posted: 11 October 2013 at 10:53am | IP Logged
an end of era indeed.i still remember i use to leave tv whenever he use to get out even had so many arguments to defend him in his worst phase.as much i love him its indeed high time he retires and best way he did that in his own way with his held high. i always loved his encoragement and support towards all youngsters.no wonder  they all love him so much.their bond was so special to see. hope he still supports them from behind and remain attach to cricket  somewhereBig smile
so to the man respect  and thnks for giving us wonderful years of cricket that we all will cherish foreverBig smile


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Posted: 11 October 2013 at 10:57am | IP Logged
they say game is grater than individual, but will I watch cricket again with the same enthusiasm? will I ever get to see those cover drives and straight drives, or sweep shots..? answer is a big no..will miss you Sachin...

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Posted: 11 October 2013 at 11:05am | IP Logged
He came in after the retirement of Gavaskar, and India was struggling, particularly against West Indies.  Then he came in in the Pakistan series, and Indian cricket has never been the same since.

I've enjoyed watching him play since the beginning.  A few of his decisions I didn't agree w/ - such as his insistence in opening the batting when India was short of batting talent.  It was better once he was joined by Sourav, but b4 that, when the middle order would be filled by lesser players (Sourav & Dravid didn't start until 1996), India lacked a good finisher.  Of course, today it's all different w/ MSD, Riana & Ashwin forming the lower order batting.

Along w/ Dravid, Laxman & Sourav, they formed a formidable backbone to the Indian batting, but India's bowling was thin, and unluckily for them, Australia had a team that was probably better than their Bradman era team - w/ the likes of the Waugh twins, McGrath, Ponting, Gillispie, Fleming & Taylor.  (Warne too, but not so much against India)

Unfortunately, by the time the bulk of those had retired & India was the world's #1 team, Sachin's best was behind him.  However, as Bradman himself noted, he was arguably the best.  Cricinfo had a contest a while back for an all time world XI, and their middle order was Bradman, Tendulkar, Richards and then Sobers.

He has 2 tests left, and the final will be in Mumbai.  I hope his final test innings is a good one - needn't be a century or even a 50, but hope it ain't a duck like Bradman.

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Posted: 11 October 2013 at 11:10am | IP Logged
i admire him not for his brilliant batting but for the human being he is.. a down to earth person...

Cricket won't be same now Mr. Tendulkar...

-i will miss you.. watching you was a pleasure.. you are an inspiration to millions of people including me..

-thank you for being YOU

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Posted: 11 October 2013 at 12:01pm | IP Logged
I will miss God of cricket
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Posted: 11 October 2013 at 12:17pm | IP Logged
**RESPECT**
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Posted: 11 October 2013 at 1:32pm | IP Logged
I don't have any word to say. I watched cricket only for you. You are the person responsible to change what cricket is today. The humbleness politness down to earth attitude your passion for cricket just make me respect you more. Dediction that you have for cricket if one percent comes in today's young players the indian team will be unbeatable. The person who are saying that u should have retired when u where in good form but why should he when he had more to give to us to entertain us to be more proud of him and when he thinks he can give more to us why should he retire then.
Luv u respect u
Regrets never saw you playing live on the field
now will not have any opportunity to see you playing

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