The Board of Control for Cricket in India's #ThankYouSachin campaign on the social networking site - Twitter - has received an overwhelming response from Sachin Tendulkar's fans across the nation.
During the ongoing Test series between India and the West Indies, all Twitter users who send an appreciative message for Tendulkar to the @BCCI handle with #ThankYouSachin will instantaneously receive a Tweet from @BCCI with a momentous picture of Sachin, including a personalised message and signature in his handwriting.
The campaign was launched on Wednesday before the start of the first Test between India and West Indies at Eden Gardens in Kolkata and thousands of people in the country got a momentous picture of the Master Blaster including a personalized message and a digital autograph. It has brought millions of people sitting at home closer to their favorite player, and the tournament.
Total number of tweets with #ThankYouSachin have crossed the 8 lakh mark (8,47,232 till November 10). Here's a list of tweets from various Bollywood celebrities and a number of cricketers:
Abhishek Bachchan (Bollywood actor)
"@YUVSTRONG12: Tweet with #ThankYouSachin@BCCI and get a mention from @BCCI with Sachin tendulkars photo personalised for you!"
Gautam Gambhir (Indian cricketer)
Guys Tweet with #ThankYouSachin @BCCI and get a mention from @BCCI. Its fun
Harbhajan Singh (Indian cricketer)
Tweet with #ThankYouSachin @BCCI and get a mention from @BCCI with Sachin tendulkars photo personalised for you!
Parthiv Patel (Indian cricketer)
Reason behind lot us started playing or watching cricket was SACHIN TENDULKAR...@bcci..#ThankYouSachin...
Virat Kohli (Indian cricketer)
! Tweet with #ThankYouSachin @BCCI and get a mention from @BCCI with Sachin tendulkars photo personalised for you!"
Shekhar Kapur (Filmmaker)
#ThankYouSachin For giving us the best years of your life. And ours.
Dia Mirza (Bollywood actress)
Evidence of the awe ;) #ThankYouSachinhttp://t.co/1hw8ytB8rk
Ian Bell (English cricketer)
It was a privilege to share the field with you@sachin_rt. #ThankYouSachin #Legend @BCCI
Cyrus Broacha (actor and comedian)
I hate it when people compare Sachin to God. I mean, he's good, but he's no Sachin ...#ThankYouSachin #SachinSachin #IndvsWI
Ashok Dinda (Indian cricketer)
Sad after hearing Sachin paji's retirement.. yet to sink in..just wanna say #ThankYouSachin paaji for every memory.
"Integration with Twitter and Digigraph offers fans across India and world a rare opportunity to receive a personalised picture of Sachin Tendulkar. The BCCI announced a new integration with Twitter, one which allows fans worldwide to connect and say thank you to Sachin, like never before," Board secretary Sanjay Patel had stated in a release earlier this week.
India lead the two-match series against the West Indies 1-0 after winning the first Test by an innings and 51 runs. The final match, Tendulkar's 200th game, will be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai from November 14-18.