On an emotional farewell, state mates relive their 'Sachin Tendulkar moments'

[ updated 29 Oct 2013, 13:05:16]Courtesy: IE

Oct 29 2013: At the end of Day Two, favourites Mumbai might still have been left with lots to do in their opening round Ranji encounter against Haryana. But that didn’t stop them from indulging in a small farewell party to celebrate what could well be Sachin Tendulkar’s final evening in a Mumbai dressing-room.

The event was organised in a confined hall next to the pavilion with Nitin Dalal, joint-secretary of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), who had flown to Delhi before driving to Lahli specially for this, having made all the arrangements.

The gathering commenced with a brief speech from Dalal, who then presented Tendulkar with a bouquet and asked all the members of the team, including the support staff, to share their experiences with the noted 40-year-old veteran. “We gave Sachin a farewell today. It was an emotional evening for all of us. Everybody was sad that the day has finally come where we won’t see him again in Mumbai colours. Some of them got very emotional while talking about their Sachin moments,” Dalal told The Indian Express.

Mumbai captain, Zaheer Khan, is learned to have said that be wanted his long-time teammate to score at least two centuries in his remaining five innings if not five in all. Ajinkya Rahane, meanwhile spoke about the day when he first took guard with Tendulkar whereas Abhishek Nayar recalled how a session with the great during his bad patch in 2008 had ended up as the turning point of his career.

Former India opener Wasim Jaffer is supposed to have appreciated Tendulkar’s exploits on the field while insisting that the most capped international cricketer was also a great human being, despite all the fame and adulation. Team physio Niranjan Pandit revealed that Tendulkar even possessed a sharp knowledge of physiotherapy too. Some couldn’t help let their emotions get the better of them, especially the younger ones who reiterated that they never thought they would be playing alongside their hero one day.

through hardwork

Tendulkar, who will retiring post his 200th Test next month, started off by thanking the MCA for the support they have given him since his under-15 days. “I chased my dreams and did the hard work required. It is always important to have dedication and keep working hard. Whatever I have achieved in my life is through hard work,” Tendulkar told his team mates after they were done speaking about him.

Tendulkar said that being humble even after you have tasted paramount success is a piece of advice he gives his son, Arjun, every single day. That success and failure is part of every individual’s life, and humility helps you maintain a balance. “I always tell Arjun to prepare hard because your preparation will take you to success. I feel a match doesn’t start at 9:30 am — it starts way before that. One should plan before going to bat. I always planned my practice so that when I walk to the crease I’m ready to tackle any situation,” Tendulkar told his teammates.

“I have only five innings left in my career. I don’t know how it will go but I will prepare myself the same way I have done for so many years,” he concluded.

Thank you for all that you have done: Dravid

Mumbai: It is irrelevant if Sachin Tendulkar comes up with big knocks or not in his swansong series but he surely deserves a good farewell, Rahul Dravid said. “I just hope he really enjoys the last two games and enjoys his cricket irrespective of whether he scores or not because that is irrelevant. I hope he has a lot of fun and those two matches will be two great occasions. I just want to wish him all the best and say thank you for all that he has done for Indian cricket,” Dravid said. “He is one player who has never let his standard come down… I would like that he does well in his last two Tests and signs off with a good performance.

Comments on this article

Sports  News
ibra_mwn
Ibra's hat-trick inspires PSG to 5-0 win

Paris, Sep 01: The only other game on Sunday saw Metz upset Lyon 2-1. Twenty-five minutes into the PSG game, Jeremy Clement… Related PostsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar declines to pick from artist’s collectionMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test: MCA decides ticket pricesMumbai: MCA to fete Tendulkar, also youngsters Prithvi Shaw, MushirMumbai: Online ticket sale for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test beginsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar to play his 200th Test in Mumbai`s Wankhede stadiumMumbai: Fight for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test: MCA wants to host at WankhedeZemanta

Read more
shara_mwn
Caroline Wozniacki knocks Maria Sharapova out of US Open

New York, Sep 01:  Denmark`s Caroline Wozniacki sent Maria Sharapova packing at the US Open on Sunday, reaching the quarter-finals with a… Related PostsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar declines to pick from artist’s collectionMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test: MCA decides ticket pricesMumbai: MCA to fete Tendulkar, also youngsters Prithvi Shaw, MushirMumbai: Online ticket sale for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test beginsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar to play his 200th Test in Mumbai`s Wankhede stadiumMumbai: Fight for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test: MCA wants to host at WankhedeZemanta

Read more
abhi_mwn
Bachchan Jr owned Jaipur Pink Panthers wins Pro-Kabaddi title

Mumbai, Sep 01: Jaipur Pink Panthers proved too strong for U Mumba as they produced a clinical performance in the all-important final… Related PostsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar declines to pick from artist’s collectionMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test: MCA decides ticket pricesMumbai: MCA to fete Tendulkar, also youngsters Prithvi Shaw, MushirMumbai: Online ticket sale for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test beginsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar to play his 200th Test in Mumbai`s Wankhede stadiumMumbai: Fight for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test: MCA wants to host at WankhedeZemanta

Read more
coas_mwn
Diego Costa fires six-goal Chelsea to victory over Everton

Liverpool, Aug 31: Diego Costa scored twice as Chelsea continued their winning start to the Premier League season with a remarkable 6-3… Related PostsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar declines to pick from artist’s collectionMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test: MCA decides ticket pricesMumbai: MCA to fete Tendulkar, also youngsters Prithvi Shaw, MushirMumbai: Online ticket sale for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test beginsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar to play his 200th Test in Mumbai`s Wankhede stadiumMumbai: Fight for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test: MCA wants to host at WankhedeZemanta

Read more
India-England
India vs England: All-round India thrash England by six wickets

Nottingham,Aug 31:  Ambati Rayudu slammed an unbeaten 64 as India relied on an all-round display to thrash England by six wickets in the third… Related PostsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar declines to pick from artist’s collectionMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test: MCA decides ticket pricesMumbai: MCA to fete Tendulkar, also youngsters Prithvi Shaw, MushirMumbai: Online ticket sale for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test beginsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar to play his 200th Test in Mumbai`s Wankhede stadiumMumbai: Fight for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test: MCA wants to host at WankhedeZemanta

Read more
ibra_mwn
Ibra's hat-trick inspires PSG to 5-0 win

Paris, Sep 01: The only other game on Sunday saw Metz upset Lyon 2-1. Twenty-five minutes into the PSG game, Jeremy Clement… Related PostsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar declines to pick from artist’s collectionMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test: MCA decides ticket pricesMumbai: MCA to fete Tendulkar, also youngsters Prithvi Shaw, MushirMumbai: Online ticket sale for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test beginsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar to play his 200th Test in Mumbai`s Wankhede stadiumMumbai: Fight for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test: MCA wants to host at WankhedeZemanta

Read more
shara_mwn
Caroline Wozniacki knocks Maria Sharapova out of US Open

New York, Sep 01:  Denmark`s Caroline Wozniacki sent Maria Sharapova packing at the US Open on Sunday, reaching the quarter-finals with a… Related PostsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar declines to pick from artist’s collectionMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test: MCA decides ticket pricesMumbai: MCA to fete Tendulkar, also youngsters Prithvi Shaw, MushirMumbai: Online ticket sale for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test beginsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar to play his 200th Test in Mumbai`s Wankhede stadiumMumbai: Fight for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test: MCA wants to host at WankhedeZemanta

Read more
abhi_mwn
Bachchan Jr owned Jaipur Pink Panthers wins Pro-Kabaddi title

Mumbai, Sep 01: Jaipur Pink Panthers proved too strong for U Mumba as they produced a clinical performance in the all-important final… Related PostsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar declines to pick from artist’s collectionMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test: MCA decides ticket pricesMumbai: MCA to fete Tendulkar, also youngsters Prithvi Shaw, MushirMumbai: Online ticket sale for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test beginsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar to play his 200th Test in Mumbai`s Wankhede stadiumMumbai: Fight for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test: MCA wants to host at WankhedeZemanta

Read more
coas_mwn
Diego Costa fires six-goal Chelsea to victory over Everton

Liverpool, Aug 31: Diego Costa scored twice as Chelsea continued their winning start to the Premier League season with a remarkable 6-3… Related PostsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar declines to pick from artist’s collectionMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test: MCA decides ticket pricesMumbai: MCA to fete Tendulkar, also youngsters Prithvi Shaw, MushirMumbai: Online ticket sale for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test beginsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar to play his 200th Test in Mumbai`s Wankhede stadiumMumbai: Fight for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test: MCA wants to host at WankhedeZemanta

Read more
India-England
India vs England: All-round India thrash England by six wickets

Nottingham,Aug 31:  Ambati Rayudu slammed an unbeaten 64 as India relied on an all-round display to thrash England by six wickets in the third… Related PostsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar declines to pick from artist’s collectionMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test: MCA decides ticket pricesMumbai: MCA to fete Tendulkar, also youngsters Prithvi Shaw, MushirMumbai: Online ticket sale for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test beginsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar to play his 200th Test in Mumbai`s Wankhede stadiumMumbai: Fight for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test: MCA wants to host at WankhedeZemanta

Read more
India-England
India vs England: All-round India thrash England by six wickets

Nottingham,Aug 31:  Ambati Rayudu slammed an unbeaten 64 as India relied on an all-round display to thrash England by six wickets in the third… Related PostsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar declines to pick from artist’s collectionMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test: MCA decides ticket pricesMumbai: MCA to fete Tendulkar, also youngsters Prithvi Shaw, MushirMumbai: Online ticket sale for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test beginsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar to play his 200th Test in Mumbai`s Wankhede stadiumMumbai: Fight for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test: MCA wants to host at WankhedeZemanta

Read more
huq_mwn
Pakistan win toss, elect to bat against Sri Lanka in the 3rd ODI

Dambulla, Sri Lanka, Aug 30: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and elected to bat in the series-deciding third and final one-day… Related PostsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar declines to pick from artist’s collectionMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test: MCA decides ticket pricesMumbai: MCA to fete Tendulkar, also youngsters Prithvi Shaw, MushirMumbai: Online ticket sale for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test beginsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar to play his 200th Test in Mumbai`s Wankhede stadiumMumbai: Fight for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test: MCA wants to host at WankhedeZemanta

Read more
murali
Injured Rohit Sharma replaced by Murali Vijay for ODIs, T20 in England

Nottingham: India opener Rohit Sharma will miss the next three one-day internationals and the one-off Twenty20 game against England with a finger injury and… Related PostsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar declines to pick from artist’s collectionMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test: MCA decides ticket pricesMumbai: MCA to fete Tendulkar, also youngsters Prithvi Shaw, MushirMumbai: Online ticket sale for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test beginsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar to play his 200th Test in Mumbai`s Wankhede stadiumMumbai: Fight for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test: MCA wants to host at WankhedeZemanta

Read more
Ind-vs-Eng
Raina ton helps India trounce England by 133 runs in 2nd ODI

Cardiff,Aug 28:  Suresh Raina smashed his first century outside the sub-sontinent as India began their one-day campaign on a resounding note when they trounced… Related PostsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar declines to pick from artist’s collectionMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test: MCA decides ticket pricesMumbai: MCA to fete Tendulkar, also youngsters Prithvi Shaw, MushirMumbai: Online ticket sale for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test beginsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar to play his 200th Test in Mumbai`s Wankhede stadiumMumbai: Fight for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test: MCA wants to host at WankhedeZemanta

Read more
dhoni_mwn4
Ind vs Eng: Indian team avoids media ahead of 2nd ODI

Cardiff, Aug 27:  Hit by controversies right through their troubled England tour, the Indian team management today sought to steer clear of… Related PostsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar declines to pick from artist’s collectionMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test: MCA decides ticket pricesMumbai: MCA to fete Tendulkar, also youngsters Prithvi Shaw, MushirMumbai: Online ticket sale for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test beginsMumbai: Sachin Tendulkar to play his 200th Test in Mumbai`s Wankhede stadiumMumbai: Fight for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test: MCA wants to host at WankhedeZemanta

Read more
Manipal World News Poll

Should 'Kashi' be developed on 'Kyoto' model?
Yes
No
Don't know

x