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Mumbai Indians retire Sachin Tendulkar's No. 10 jersey

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Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 13:04 [IST]
 
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MI retire Sachin's No. 10 jersey

Bangalore, Oct 15: As a mark of respect, Mumbai Indians have decided to retire the Number 10 jersey belonging to Sachin Tendulkar.

Mumbai Indians, who won the Indian Premier League (IPL 6) and Champions League titles this year, had started a campaign last year to retire the No. 10 jersey after Tendulkar quit ODIs.

Now, the Master Blaster has announced his retirement from Tests too. He will play his 200th and last Test against West Indies from November 14 at Wankhede Stadium. As tributes pour in for the 40-year-old, his franchise have retired his jersey.

Recently, at a party hosted by MI owners to celebrate CLT20 success, all players wore No. 10 jerseys to show their respect to Tendulkar.

Tendulkar played his last T20 game in the CLT20 final on October 6. MI defeated Rajasthan Royals to win the trophy.

"I think it was a befitting tribute to our 'Master' as we call him. Winning the IPL as well as the Champions League T20 in the same season is a great achievement. It's a very emotional moment for us and we have decided to retire his No. 10 jersey," MI owner Nita Ambani told the "DNA" newspaper.

Retiring jerseys is common in football and not in cricket. "The practice of retiring a legend's jersey is prevalent in the West. I don't think it happens in cricket. Sachin is the right person to talk on this," former India paceman Ajit Agarkar was quoted as saying.

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