Sachin Tendulkar, playing his 200th and final Test, is unbeaten on 38 not out as India were 157/2 at stumps on Day 1 of the Wankhede Test on Thursday. India trail West Indies by 25 runs in the first innings. As Tendulkar took the field, tributes poured in on social media in honour of the Master Blaster. From cricketers to politicians to rock stars and Bollywood heroes, all took to Twitter to express their feelings. Here is a list of top-10 quotes from the day.
# Former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene wished Sachin good luck ahead of his 200th Test. "@sachin_rt Great opponent, fantastic memories..no better role model. Enjoy ur last game! #sachintendulkar #BCCI" Mahela tweeted.
# Former England skipper and Ashes winner Paul Collingwood recollected the moments when Tendulkar walked out to bat and the crowd goes ballistic. "Will never forget the roar when Sachin came walking out to bat in India, a true cricketing God #ThankYouSachin," Collingwood tweeted.
Sachin made his debut for India before I was born. Then played in my test debut #ThankYouSachin— Joe Root (@joeroot05) November 14, 2013
# Zaheer Khan wants Tendulkar to enjoy his last match, "#ThankYouSachin @BCCI its been a really special journey!! Enjoy the last one ........."
# Brett Lee, who was at a receiving end when Sachin hammered a 241 not out at Sydney, said:
All the best to the little Master Sachin. A true legend of the game @sachin_rt Best Ever !— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) November 14, 2013
# Bhartiya Janata Party's Prime Minister candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha elections Narendra Modi expressed his gratitude towards Tendulkar.
# Rock icon Mick Jagger, of the Rolling Stones band, tweets that he will miss the Little Master.
Saluting you @Sachin_RT on your last Test match. Thanks for all the wonderful cricket you've shown us over the last 25 years, we'll miss you— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) November 13, 2013
# Abhishek Bachchan poured the mood of the fans in his tweet: "Only 2 words for the next few days......... SACHIIIIIIN...SACHIIIIIN!!! #ThankYouSachin"
# Model and actress Poonam Pandey has something special in store for Sachin fans on Day 2. Here is what she tweeted, "Tweethearts.!!!Surprise Package for tmrrw's match at Wankhede stadium.. Any Guess?? #ThankYouSachin"