Sachin Tendulkar has been playing cricket for close to 24 years and wife Anjali said on Saturday - last day as a cricketer for Sachin - that after his retirement, things at home are going to be a whole lot different.
Explaining how much the sport has meant to her husband, Anjali said that Sachin has always worshiped cricket and that not playing anymore will be a emotional not just for him but the entire family. "I can imagine cricket without Sachin but I cannot imagine Sachin without cricket," she said. "I don't know what will take the place of cricket in his life." (Also see: Pics - Emotional Sachin says goodbye)
Anjali however did add that Sachin is not someone who shows his emotions although the maestro did have tears in his eyes after his final match . "Sachin is really good at hiding his emotions. He has never shown he's facing the pressure. Even at home, he does not show his emotions," she said, adding that daughter Sara is also like her father. "Sara's been OK, she doesn't show lot of emotion. Kids are getting to realise now what their father meant to fans and cricket." (Must read: Sachin's thanks to all who made Little Master possible)
Anjali said that the decision to retire after his 200th Test was arrived at after Sachin discussed his future with her. "He's always said, the minute he feels he can't give a 100 per cent, that will be the time. One day he told me and took the decision. When we were discussing, everything fell in place with the tours in India."