Sachin Tendulkar has announced his retirement from International cricket and left the big gap to fill in. Sachin’s decision to say good-bye to his favourite sport after the 200th test match is certainly a sad one for his fans. Or let’s say cricket itself.
He’ll be playing his 199th test match at the Eden Gardens and Bollywood biggies like Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan have been invited to watch the legend bat! The Cricket Association of Bengal has sent formal invitations to the actors as they are scheduled to attend the Indian cinema’s centenary celebrations at the Kolkata Film Fest on November 10th.
Both the actors have worked with Sachin in Pepsi commercials and King Khan had even tweeted about the little master’s retirement news. “O no! Suddenly realised the meaning of addiction. Mine was the Master. I am going thru cold turkey. To see cricket without Sachin? Unbearable.”
When Amitabh Bachchan was asked about Sachin’s retirement said, ” When I heard this news, I felt my heart beat has stopped… The heartbeat of Indian cricket has stopped. I don`t have words to praise him and his work. He played a phenomenal innings. He has excelled himself in the game he played and has become a symbol of great excellence for our country.