Sachin ! Sachin ! ~ What a Lovely and Emotional Farewell Speech by Sachin Tendulkar at Wankhede today


Sachin Tendulkar’s Lap of Honour courtesy Teammates at Wankhede on November 16,2013 on his Retirement

What a lovely Emotional Farewell Speech straight from the Heart by Sachin Tendulkar just past Noon today to the Thousands at Wankhede and to the Many Friends and Family and Others who have supported his Cricketing journey last 29 years since he was 11 years old

Some Gems from him today….he acknowledged and paid Tribute to all but yet apologised at the end if he had missed mentioning some !

For his Father ~ “First, my father, he passed away in 1999. He was the very key for my career. he gave me freedom, chase your dreams and don’t find shortcuts. He also told me to be a nice human being”…I remember he rushed back from England for a day for the funeral and returned to score a Century which he dedicated to his Father

For His Mother ~  My mother, I don’t know how she dealt with such a naughty like guy me. She took care of me to be healthy. She started praying for me even before I started my career and I think those prayers gave my strength”….Amazingly his Mother had never seen Sachin Play till his last and 200th Test Match where she was brought on a Wheelchair and special arrangements were made for her

For his Aunt & Uncle ~ “In my school days, I used to stay with my uncle and aunt as my school was far away. They treated me like their son. They gave me enough food that I can play well”

For his Elder Brother ~ ” My eldest brother, he used to tell me, I know you’d do everything right and I have the confidence in you”

For his Sister ~ “My sister, she gave my the first bat for me. A Kashmir Willow bat. She continues to fast when I bat”

For his Other Brother Ajit ~“Ajit, I don’t know what do I talk about him. It all started from the age of 11, he took to Achrekar sir my coach. And my life changed. Even last night, he called me and we were discussing my dismissal. Various things we agreed upon, my technique. I have had a lot of chat with him. If I had not done that, I would have been a lesser cricketer”

For his Wife Anjali ~” The most important that happened to me was in 1991, when I met my wife Anjali. I know she was a doctor. When we decided to make it a family, she said, you continue with your cricket and I’ll take care of the family. Without that I think I couldn’t have played so much cricket. Thank you for all that you’ve done and it is the best partnership I’ve had in my life”…….It had Anjali fighting back tears in vain in this overwhelming declaration of love for her read more