Bangalore, Dec 23: Cricketers, present and former, on Sunday, saluted Sachin Tendulkar who retired from One Day Internationals. Tendulkar ended his ODI innings with 463 caps and 49 centuries, scoring 18,426 runs.
Photos of Tendulkar's best
Here are the reactions on Tendulkar's retirement (tributes from Twitter also)
Yuvraj Singh @YUVSTRONG12
"In my heart and fellow indians! The pride of our country I salute to u for ur contribution to indian cricket @sachin_rt. Emotional time ! Letting sachin go from one dayers ! 18 thousand plus runs ur jaw drops when u c those records ,master u will always live. (sic)"
R Ashwin @ashwinravi99
"Sachin, here's wishing you all the best and may I say odi cricket will be poorer without you. It was a privilege to play odi cricket with the greatest ever to have played this game. And I was privileged to be a part of his ultimate moment of winning the world cup at home. (sic)"
Harbhajan Singh @harbhajan_singh
"Sachin tendulkar a great batsman.great human being.a great friend.great man to look up 2.proud indian.Real son of india.I salute u nd love u. Masters.423 matches, 23 yrs, 18426 runs !!!! These numbers no body else wil be able to come close to.salute salute salute to sachin (sic)"
"I felt that he would play the series against Pakistan. But it is his decision and I think it is the right one. There was a doubt on whether he would play ODI cricket or not. But I am not surprised by his decision. He has done what he thought was right. I don't think there was any pressure of selectors on him. It is his own decision. No one can drop him."
Pragyan Ojha @pragyanojha
"The pride of our country, I salute you for ur contribution to indian cricket @sachin_rt".
Hashim Amla @amlahash
"Conclusion of a sterling ODI career from a wonderful batsman. Congrats Sachin Tendulkar. (sic)"
Parthiv Patel @parthiv9
"@sachin_rt...words cant describe his greatness...true legend...greatest batsman ever to play cricket...grt grt grt human being..#respect.. (sic)"
Kevin Pietersen @kevinpp24
"Statistics NEVER lie! They tell a very true story.. Well done Sachin! What an incredible ODI career.. #thebest (sic)"
"I am surprised by his move but he is leaving ODI cricket on a high. I am sure he would want to leave on a high in Test cricket too. He will be looking forward to a good Test series against Australia. It is easy for us to say that he could have retired after the 2011 World Cup. He has got his 100th century in the Asia Cup. His records cannot be surpassed."
"To be honest we (Pakistanis) will miss him and feel really sad that he will not play anymore international ODIs for India. I admire the man for his sheer domineering character. He rattled all kinds of bowlers around the world. Sachin is a great entertainer of cricket and wish him good luck for the future."
"In every cricketer's life there comes a day when he decides to hang up his shoes. Words are not enough to describe his achievements for India. He deserves highest of respects in world cricket."
Sudeep Tyagi @sudeep_tyagi
"Speechless to know , I will not see the master in blue again ..It was an honour to play with the god of cricket . Saluting the master #OMSP"