Mumbai Indians won the CLT20 final against Rajasthan Royals by 33 runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Sunday night (October 6). After this match, Tendulkar bid adieu to T20s. Tendulkar made 15 in his final innings.
Tendulkar, who made his international debut in 1989, has been, arguably, the greatest batsman. Next month, he will complete 24 years of international journey. Now, he says all his dreams have accomplished.
"The dream was to be part of the No.1 Test team in the world, then win the World Cup, the IPL and the CLT20. All those dreams have been accomplished now," Tendulkar told CLT20's official website after the final.
This year was a memorable one as MI lifted both IPL and CLT20 titles. He called this as a "wonderful" achievement.
"Wonderful! To win the IPL and then the CLT20 in the same year is a special thing. When the IPL season started, we wanted to win it so bad. The team has done beautifully since then and the end result has been fantastic," the 40-year-old said.
During this year's CLT20, Tendulkar also completed 50,000 runs across all formats. He is the first Asian to reach the milestone and overall 16th.
"I didn't actually know about that landmark. I only realised it when the big screen flashed that I was two runs away from scoring 50,000 runs. That came as a surprise to me. It's a wonderful feeling. I have enjoyed various challenges along the way. There have been ups and downs and it's been a wonderful journey of which I have no complaints whatsoever," Tendulkar said when asked about the milestone.
Tendulkar did not say whether he will continue to be a part of MI in some role. "As of now, I don't know. We've just won this tournament and I want to enjoy this moment. There are still good six months and I am sure something will come along till then. I am actually looking forward to the next season because I have been part of MI for six years now and it has been an experience I have really enjoyed."