He was still an international cricketer when he celebrated his birthday last year.
Life on the cricket pitch may have come to an end but Sachin Tendulkar - 41 today, has emerged from being a legendary batsman to a complete all-rounder in the sport called life.
Here is what he has been up to since playing his last match on November 18, 2013.
The biggest highlight of his days after cricket was being honoured by the Bharat Ratna on February 4 this year.
The veteran of 200 Tests and 463 ODIs was honoured for his contribution to Indian cricket.
"This is the greatest honour of my life. I am so proud to have been born in India and I will continue to bat for the country," he said after the honour.
He had said that his best "partnership" was with wife Anjali.
Sachin, staying true to his words, has become a true family man in the months since his retirement.
Sachin has taken several vacations with his family. Here, he is seen enjoying the wildlife of Gir forest (March 22).
He may be considered the god of cricket but humble Sachin continues to have the utmost respect for the almighty.
He is seen here with his family at at the famous Somnath Temple. The historic temple is located at the south west coastal region of Gujarat and is one of the major tourist attractions of the state.
While honours and tributes continue to come his way, this was perhaps like no other.
Sachin is seen here with a five-ton bat which was created to honour his contribution to the sport.
The former cricketer though understands his social responsibilities as well.
Amongst several of his social initiatives, Sachin is also the brand ambassador of UNICEF and spent some of his time urging people to was hands and maintain a high standard of hygiene.
Sports though is where his true love is!
'Icon' for Mumbai Indians, Sachin has been with the Mumbai Indians, monitoring their training sessions.
It's not just cricket for him though as Sachin also bagged joint-rights to own a franchise in the Indian Super League football tournament.
Golfing too has taken some of his time.
He is seen here teeing off at Dubai's Ernie Els Club. (BCCI image)
And even legends do not forget their mentors and seniors.
Sachin is seen here in a conversation with BCCI interim chief Sunil Gavaskar.(BCCI image)
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