Pietersen, Vaughan & more: Twitter reacts to Tendulkar’s retirement
Kevin Pietersen and Michael Vaughan both tweet their thoughts as India skipper Sachin Tendulkar announces retirement plans
Sachin Tendulkar will retire from all forms of cricket after the India captain plays his 200th Test against the West Indies next month.
The 40-year-old is the highest run-scorer in both the Test and one-day international formats, scoring a combined 34,263 runs.
Here is a selection of the best Twitter reactions from the cricket fraternity, past and present, as well as other sportsmen to news of Tendulkar’s impending retirement.
England batsman Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) hails the India icon: “Sachin #10dulkar – Undisputed Champion of Cricket! #SachinTheGreat”
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) reveals Tendulkar was one of his heroes: “One of the Greatest ever @sachin_rt is retiring… One of my heroes and an absolute joy to play against.. #BornToPlayCricket”
England’s Eoin Morgan (@Eoin16) is disappointed to see the India skipper bow out: “Sad to hear the greatest ever batsman is calling it a day. One man who inspired a nation #Sachin”
England bowler Graham Onions (@BunnyOnions) is honoured to have faced the Little Master: “Even if it was only one game I have to say Sachin is one the best players I’ve bowled against, privilege to have met the Little Master.”
Big cricket fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) makes a touching tribute: “Farewell to the Little Master @sachin_rt – one of the greatest cricketers to ever grace the game. And the most dignified… I asked @warne888 if he ever sledged Tendulkar . ‘Yeah, only once. I said, “So show me how f**ing good you are then mate!” And he did…’”
Former Celtic striker John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) hails a REAL legend: “Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement today. Legend is a word used far too often but this Little Master is a proper LEGEND..”
Ex-Tottenham Hotspur forward Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) reckons Tendulkar is one of the greatest-ever: “One of the truly great batsmen of all time is retiring from cricket. @sachin_rt has had a good innings…lots of them. #legend”
Finally, England’s rugby hero Matt Dawson (@matt9dawson) makes a less dignified tribute: “Tendulkar retires at my age. Let’s have a moment to think he debuted at 14!!!!! I didn’t have a pube at 14!!!! … Ok maybe Sachin was 16 on debut so I had a few!!”