New Delhi: Tributes poured in for Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar as he bid an emotional goodbye to cricket after playing 200 Test matches.
The good wishes for the Maestro from Mumbai came not just from cricketers, but celebrities from all walks of life who took to twitter to pay their tribute to Tendulkar.
Following is a compilation of the messages posted by some prominent cricketers and other sportspersons on Tendulkar's retirement:
Roger Federer: "What a remarkable career @sachin_rt. Wish you the very best moving forward #ThankYouSachin."
Graeme Swann: "I'm not sure if you heard but Sachin Tendulkar retired today! What a great little player and lovely bloke #ThankYouSachin"
Chris Gayle: "Was absolutely a pleasure being a part of history Sachin Tendulkar 200 Test Match. #legends #Lara…"
Sanjay Manjrekar: It was a long speech but then it was a long career. Every minute was worth it. Emotional words from Sachin to finish an emotional series
Brett Lee: Congrats to the legend @sachin_rt well done mate on everything you have achieved. A phenomenal career."
Sania Mirza: "So emotional...the whole country is..we will miss u #RESPECT #SACHIN #LEGEND"
Michael Vaughan: "What a Speech... #ThankYouSachin #God"
Alviro Petersen: "A legend of the game says goodbye... #SachinTendulkar . An honour to have played against him."
Matthew Hayden: "The end has arrived for Sachin with fitting scenes in Mumbai #goodbye and #goodluck."
Harbhajan Singh: "Let's salute the master.cricket won't be the same without u.for me u r cricket.thank u paji for everything."
Virender Sehwag: "Been an emotional time for me since the announcement #SRT. Can't articulate what he means to me, it's so personal! @BCCI."
Irfan Pathan: "Most emotional retirement of world cricket but Sachin Tendulkar isn't retiring from our heart,#ThankYouSachin."Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Truly said by sachin paji "we are chosen by almighty to serve for the country" but i also believe that im also the chosen one to be dere.
In his last match of international cricket. More emotional than happy for winning the series
Pragyan Ojha: What a moment!! Paaji thank you for inspiring us to play this sport!!
Manoj Tiwary: Words can't describe how much u hav given 2 al of us.
Vl always cherish moments which I hav spend wit u al my life.
JP Duminy: Cheers to the #legend was a pleasure sharing a changeroom with u.. A true gentleman..
Ajinkya Rahane: Thank you so much for everything n such a wonderful memories paaji
Rohan Bopanna: As a professional sportsmen, I Salute the government for announcing the Bharat Ratna to @sachin_rt . An Award truly deserved. #JaiHo..
Azhar Mahmood: Sad day for cricket to watch #SachinRetire . @sachin_rt you will be missed. An honor to have played with you. Thanks 4 all the entertainment
Suresh Raina: No words. Just respect. Inspiration. Motivation. Greatest. Now fittingly Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar # Thank you Sachin
Matthew Hoggard: Was lucky to have played against the little master luckier to get him out Made even better that he was my 50th test wicket #ThankYouSachin....