On November 16, 2013, Tendulkar, popularly known as the ‘Master Blaster’, bid adieu to international cricket. His career spanned over two decades, and he retired after his 200th Test match against the West Indies at his home ground in Mumbai.
In a video posted on Twitter, Tendulkar said that he will always be grateful for such a wonderful gift (a steel drum) and thanked the Windies side for love and respect.
Replying to that video, Yuvraj said the “iconic day” will never be forgotten and hailed Tendulkar as the greatest player of all time.
“This iconic day will never be forgotten ! U might have retired on the field but u will never retire from our hearts, the greatest of all time master blaster,” Yuvraj tweeted while replying to Tendulkar.
@sachin_rt @windiescricket @BrianLara @henrygayle @BCCI This iconic day will never be forgotten ! U might have reti… https://t.co/i4r64X9xvf
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) 1605551619000
In his last Test, Tendulkar scored 74 runs. He was sent back to the pavilion by spinner Narsingh Deonarine who had him caught by Daren Sammy.
After the match, Tendulkar gave a speech at the Wankhede Stadium, which made cricketing fans all over the globe teary-eyed.
At the age of 37, Tendulkar played his final World Cup, which took place in India in 2011. The hosts defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets at home in the final. This made Tendulkar a member of the World Cup-winning team for the first time.
Tendulkar was India’s leading run-scorer and second overall in the tournament. He had retired from the 50-over format in 2012.