‘My Life Between 22 yards…’-Sachin’s Farewell Speech

Published 11/16/2014, 1:30 AM EST
Sachin Tendulkar touches the pitch for the one last time


On 16th November, 2013, Sachin Tendulkar, the ‘GOD of cricket’ bid adieu to the sport which is preached as a religion in India. It was huge day for the whole cricketing fraternity as arguably the best cricketer of all time called an end on a 24-year old career which started in Karachi on 15th November, 1989.

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It was journey which was started by a 16 year old teenager who later transformed into who we know as the ‘GOD of Cricket’. Bogged down by injuries, pressure, bad form and what not, Sachin continued to live his dream and played till he felt he contributed. Sachin was one binding foce which kept India connected. From Kashmir to Kanyakumar, Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh, one question which was always commonly asked by Indians was ‘Sachin ne kitna score kiya?’. As Harsha Bhogle said ‘India slept well when Sachin scored a hundred’.

Leaving billions of people nostalgic, emotional and teary-eyed, he left the cricket pitch with probably one of the best speeches by a sportsman ever. The speech was one which came from straight through the heart and connected with all the cricket fans all over the world. We bring you one of the most memorable moments for an Indian and for a cricket fan.

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Thank You Sachin for all the happiness you have provided

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Gurkirat Singh Gill

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A sports enthusiast since 2003 with my first experience of connecting with sports being the Cricket World Cup 2003. Studying Engineering in Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, University of Delhi, but pretty sure will not become an Engineer.

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