On this day, in 2013, the greatest cricketer of all time, Sachin Tendulkar said goodbye to cricket and played his last international cricket match at his home ground–Wankhede Stadium–in Mumbai.
It was a very emotional day for cricket fans, not just in India but across the world. Sachin Tendulkar, who will always be regarded as the greatest batsman of all time, is a great ambassador of the game. In fact, many believe that he is the greatest ambassador of all time.
Sachin Tendulkar always played the game in the most dignified manner and stayed away from all kinds of controversies throughout his long playing career. For Sachin, cricket always came first and he gave utmost respect to the game and every single time he stepped on the field to represent India, or any other team he played for.
There are so many moments in his career that can be pointed out to highlight his greatness but there is one moment that stands fresh and tall in the minds of his fans.
It was an ODI match between India and Australia when Brett Lee bowled a dangerous beamer to Sachin Tendulkar but unlike other batsmen, Sachin accepted that it wasn’t deliberate and shared a friendly gesture with Lee.
It was a moment that described Sachin’s greatness and respect for his opposition and the game of cricket. Watch it here: