Sachin Tendulkar Post Retirement Speech Full Text Video

Sachin Tendulkar’s post retirement speech.

Humble,Emotional and Sensible.


Tendulkar retires.
Sachin Tendulkar retires.




* Friends please settle down, I’ll get more emotional! It’s hard to believe my wonderful journey is coming to an end.

* I have got a list of people to thank because sometimes I forget.

* I would like thank everyone who has made this possible.

* Its getting little difficult to talk but I’ll manage.

* I would like to thank my father. Without his guidance, I don’t think I would be standing here. He told me never to take shortcuts and never give up. And above all he told me to be a better human being.

* Every time I held my bat up, it was for my father.

* I thank my mother for taking care of me and praying for me. A big thank you to my mother for all the sacrifices. I don’t know how she managed a naughty child like me. She just prayed and prayed from the day I started playing the game.

* I’d like to thank my aunt and uncle who fed me while I was living with him.

* To my siblings for their encouragement, advice and support.

*My eldest brother Nitin doesn’t like to talk much but he said, ‘whatever you do, I know you will give 100 per cent’. My first cricket bat was presented to me by my sister Savita. It was a Kashmir willow. She still continues to fast while I bat.

* My brother Ajit has lived this journey with me. I don’t know how to thank him enough.

* The most beautiful thing that happened to me in my life was in 1990 when I met my wife Anjali. She took a backstep from her career as a doctor and she looked after my family. Thank you for bearing with me. You’re the best partner.

* Two precious gems of my life Sara and Arjun. I’m sorry for missing your annual day, sometimes your birthdays. Thank you for understanding that. I know for 14-16 years I’ve not spent enough time with you. But I promise you that the next 16 and the many more after that are yours.

* I’d like to thank my in laws and my friends.

* In the last 24 years my friends have made terrific contributions. They have been with me while I was stressed. They have been with me even at 3am when I was injured. Thanks for being there for me

* My cricket career started when I was 11, turning point came when Ajit took me to my coach Ramakant Achrekar.

* I would like to thank the Mumbai Cricket Association for taking care of me.

* For 29 years my coach Achrekar has never said ‘well played’ to me as he thought I would get complacent. I was extremely delighted to see Achrekar sir in the stands. I used to ride on his scooter and play two matches a day. Sir took me along to make sure I played.

* You are like my family away from home…my teammates. I know you will serve the country effectively. I have full faith in you guys.

* It is going to be difficult not be part of the dressing room, not to share the special moments

* I thank my physios, doctors for keeping me fit. My first manager, Masceranhes for all his support and encouragement.

* I understood what it requires to play for the country. I understood the gravity of it. Thank you to everyone who shared my vision.

* I thank the media for supporting me. I thank all the photographers as well for all the wonderful photographs.

* Lastly, i want to thank all the people here who have flown from all over the world for supporting me. Whether it was a zero or a century, you’ve always been there for me. You guys have faste for me and done many other things. Memories like these are going to stay on with me forever. Thank you being there for me. I would not be the person I am if it wasn’t for you.

* I’m sorry if I have forgotten someone. Goodbye..

Full text.

“Friends please settle down, I’ll get more emotional. It’s hard to believe my wonderful journey is coming to an end, my life between 22 yards for 24 years has come to an end. I’ve a list of names to thank. The first is my father, who passed away in 1999. Without his guidance I wouldn’t be standing in front of you. He said ‘chase your dreams, don’t give up, the path will be difficult.’ I miss him today. My mom, I don’t know how she managed a naughty child like me. She just prayed and prayed from the day I started playing the game. For four years I stayed with my uncle and aunt when in school, they treated me like their own son. My eldest brother Nitin doesn’t like to talk much but he said, whatever you do, I know you will give 100%. My first cricket bat was presented to me by my sister Savita. She still continues to fast while I bat. Ajit my brother – we have lived this dream together, he sacrificed his career for me — he took me to Achrekar sir first. Even last night he called me to discuss my dismissal. Even when I’m not playing we will still be discussing technique. If that hadn’t happened, I would have been a lesser cricketer.

“The most beautiful thing happened to me when I met Anjali in 1990. I know that being a doctor there was a big career in front of her. But she decides that I should continue playing and she took care of the children. Thanks for bearing with me for all the nonsense I’ve said (Anjali wipes tears). Then the two precious diamonds of my life Sara and Arjun. I’ve missed out on several birthdays, holidays, annual days. I know for 14-16 years I’ve not spent enough time with you. But I promise you I will spend the next 16 or whatever is left. “My in-laws — I’ve discussed several things with them. The most important thing they did was allow me to marry Anjali. In the last 24 years my friends have made terrific contributions. They have been with me while I was stressed. They have been with me even at 3 AM when I was injured. Thanks for being there for me. “My career started when I was 11. I was extremely delighted to see Achrekar sir in the stands. I used to ride on his scooter and play two matches a day. Sir took me along to make sure I played. On a lighter note, Sir never said ‘well played’ because he didn’t want me to be complacent. You can push your luck now, Sir, since I’m not playing cricket anymore. “I started my career here in Mumbai. I remember landing from NZ at 4 AM and playing a Ranji game the next day. The BCCI was fantastic from my debut. Thanks to the selectors. You were right with me making sure my treatment was taken care of. “Thanks to all the senior cricketers who have played with me. We see on the screen Rahul, VVS, Sourav and Anil — who is not here. All the coaches. I know when MS presented the 200th Test cap, I had a message to the team — I said we are all so proud to be representing the nation. I hope to continue to serve the nation with dignity. I have full faith that you will serve the country in the right spirit. I will be failing in my duty if I didn’t thank the doctors who have kept me fit. Given the injuries I have suffered. They have treated me in odd hours. My dear friend the late Mark Mascarenhas. I miss him. My current management team WSG, for continuing what Mark has done. Someone who has worked closely with me for 14 years is my friend Vinay Nayudu. “The media has backed me a lot, since my school days. Even today. Thank you. Thanks to the photographers for capturing those moments. “I know my speech has become long. I want to thank people who have flown in from different parts of the world. I want to thank my fans from the bottom of my heart. “Sachin, Sachin” will reverberate in my ears till I stop breathing.”

Source.DNA, First Post.



Sachin Tendulkar In A Nutshel , Minus His Spirit.

I read an interesting article on Sachin Tendulkar.

It lists hundred facts about Sachin Tendulkar and it is quite comprehensive.

In fact it is  Sachin Tendulkar in a nutshell, though one can not catch his spirit, which has to be observed to be believed, be it being a Team Man,Patience,Composure,

Calmness,Sobriety,respect for elders, encouraging others,his Humility.

Here is an excerpt.

Tendulkar celebrated on World Cup Win.

1) His full name is Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

2) He was born on April 24, 1973, in Mumbai

3) He has two brothers and a sister. His elder brother Ajit encouraged him to play cricket

4) He was named after legendary Indian music director Sachin Dev Burman

5) His nicknames are Little Master, Tendlya, The Little Champion, and Master Blaster

6) Sachin stands just 5ft 5ins tall

7) He is a right-handed batsman

8) He is also a right-handed spin bowler

9) But he writes with his left hand

10) He attended the MRF Pace Foundation to get training as a fast bowler, Australian bowling legend Dennis Lillee was unimpressed and recommended he focus on batting

11) He was a ball boy during the 1987 World Cup semi-finals between India and England at Wankhende. England won

12) Growing up, Sachin would ask his friend Ramesh Pradhe to dip a rubber ball in water and hurl it at him. He wanted to see the wet marks left on the bat to know whether he had middled the ball…


22) On his debut he wore a set of cricket pads given to him when he was 16 by his hero Sunil Gavaskar

23) He always puts his left pad on first when kitting himself up for the crease

24) He made his One Day International debut on December 18, 1989 – but Waqar Younis got him out for a duck

25) His chosen shirt number when he played ODIs was 10 or 99…

34) Sachin was the first batsman ever to be given out by the third umpire, when he was run out against South Africa in the first test in Durban in 1992

35) Tendulkar’s immense popularity saw him be an early pioneer in India on cricket business dealings, signing a record sports management deal with Worldtel in 1995 worth $5.7million over five years. In 2001 he signed a new deal for $15.2million, switching to Saatchi and Saatchi’s ICONIX in 2006 for a deal worth $34.2million over three years

36) He did not have a bat sponsorship contract until 1996..

68) Sachin’s talents extend beyond batting. While he is not a regular bowler, he can bowl medium pace, leg spin, and off spin, and is often used as a partnership breaker

69) He has taken 45 Test match wickets and is the 10th highest wicket taker for India in ODIs

70) Tendulkar has scored more than 1,000 runs in a calendar year in ODIs seven times.

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Sachin Tendulkar Dancing Rare Photos Essay

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.
Sachin Tendulkar as a Toddler.
Tendulkar as a batsman Child.
Batsman in The Making.
Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli
Sachin with his close childhood Friend Vinod kambli
Sachin Tendulkar with Vivian Richards
Sachin with Vivian Richards, The Original Blaster,
Sachin Tendulakr and Sunil Gavaskar
Sachin with his ‘Sir’, Sunil Gavskar
Sourav Ganguly and Scachin Tendulkar.
Sachin and .’dada’ Ganguly as Youngsters
Ms.Ambani and Sachin
Dancing with Ms.Ambani
Tendulkar Tennis.
Sachin Plays Tennis.
Sunil Gavaskat Teaches Sachin.
Gavaskar Teaching Sachin.
Sachin sitting  with his son.
Sachin with His son Arjun




Advani, Sachin Tendulkar Of BJP

Both Advani and Sachin Tendulkar were a part of an Era,

One for the party, another for Indian Cricket.

Rath Yatra of Advani.
Advani Rath Yatra
Both shored up their respective fields of Play, BJP, Cricket.

They have enriched their fields beyond the wildest dreams,one from 2 to 182, another the team from Zero to World Power of Cricket.

One fails to understand that it is a team Game(Politics)

One understands his time is up and been told so, while the other given hints,  has gradually retired from some forms, though not fully.

The other has been gives enough hints to step aside and he sulks and lives in past glory.For both,their understudy have come up, though may not match them, are good enough.

When will they learn?

“The rift in BJP was on Monday wide open with L K Advani quitting from all the party posts, apparently opposing the elevation of his one-time protege Gujarat chief ministerNarendra Modi as election campaign committee chief.

85-year-old Advani, a founder member of the BJP and considered the party patriarch after Atal Bihari Vajpayee, resigned from all main fora of the party — parliamentary board, national executive and election committee.

Sachin Tendulkar.
Sachin Tendulkar.

In his resignation letter to party President Rajnath Singh, who announced the appointment of Modi as chairman of the election campaign committee yesterday at the BJP national executive, he rued that the BJP was no longer the “same idealistic party” created by Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, Deendayal Upadhyaya, Nanaji Deshmukh and Vajpayee.

“For some time I have been finding it difficult to reconcile either with the current functioning of the party, or the direction in which it is going,” he said.

“Most leaders of ours are now concerned just with their personal agendas,” Advani said in his one-page resignation.

Advani had skipped the three-day deliberations of the party in Goa over the weekend citing health reasons. This was the first time Advani had stayed away from the national executive and the office bearers’ meeting prior to it.

In the letter, Advani said, “All my life I have found working for the Jana Sangh and the Bharatiya Janata Party a matter of great pride and endless satisfaction for myself”.”

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Match Fixing and Sachin Tendukar

In the days of Wealth, Wine , Women and Match fixing Sachin Tendulkar stands in his sterling character.

More than the Cricketer,’ the Man behind shines through.

Match fixing rogues need not look beyond,Tendulkar,Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly how to be honest amid temptations.

Sachin Tendukar On Pilgrimage.
DOING A PENANCE: Sachin Tendulkar does “go puja” at end of the two-day “sarpa santharpane” at Kukke Subrahmanya temple in Dakshina Kannada .

Let us look into an instance when reportedly asked the then Captain and Match Fixer (Azharuddin?) to fold up.

“This is reported by the Daily Bhaskar.

Sachin Tendulkar’s super human feats on cricketing turf are well-known. So is his generosity, humility and discipline off it. What is not known to many, save a few senior cricketers and sports journalists, is the fact that Tendulkar, while captaining India, effectively shut the doors on a former Indian captain and few others he suspected of dubious motives.


When the match-fixing saga was unearthed at the turn of century, Tendulkar along with Saurav Ganguly and a few other senior cricketers decided to take the fixing menace head on, and while ensuring they performed to the best  of their abilities to win games for country, Tendulkar & Co also decided to show the door to corrupt cricketers.


The BCCI was duly informed, however no public posturing was done by Tendulkar.


The board, however, didn’t prosecute those involved in fixing scandal, despite the then South African captain Hansie Cronje claiming that he had been introduced to bookie MK Gupta by the said player.

The other cricketers involved were not charged with match fixing by the CBI which was then investigating the case, as the agency couldn’t find strong evidence against them. However, Sachin had done enough to ensure players with suspect integrity never donned Indian colours again.


In fact the players who were ‘unofficially’ barred from playing for India were under suspicion even before the match fixing scandal emerged. For instance, there was a wicketkeeper who was the only one on the field to not appeal for a catch in spite of the ball being clearly nicked by the batsman. There was also a batsman who got out carelessly in a Test in spite of being asked to bat cautiously by the team management.”