Bollywood celebrities like Dia Mirza, Shahrukh Khan, Poonam Pandey and Rahul Bose shared its disappointment at the Little Master’s decision to hang up his boots from Test cricket
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement from international Test cricket sent shockwaves not only in the cricket fraternity but also Bollywood. The master blaster has many friends in the film industry including Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (who used to be his neighbour) and Shahrukh Khan, to name a few.
Although there are no reactions from Aamir and Ash as of now, Shahrukh tweeted last nite, “O no! Suddenly realised the meaning of addiction. Mine was the Master.I am going thru cold turkey. To see cricket without Sachin? Unbearable.”
O no! Suddenly realised the meaning of addiction. Mine was the Master.I am going thru cold turkey. To see cricket without Sachin? Unbearable
— SHAH RUKH KHAN (@iamsrk) October 10, 2013
Siren Poonam Pandey, the girl who literally made her career piggybacking on cricket (Remember how she promised to pose nude if we won the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011? Another matter that she wasn’t allowed to!), also tweeted her disappointment. She said, “Sachin was batting for India even before I was born. Salute to a great legend.”
Sachin was batting for India even before I was born. Salute to a great legend
— Poonam Pandey (@iPoonampandey) October 10, 2013
Here’s a list of some of the other Bollywood tweets on Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement:
Dia Mirza: “Evidence of the awe #ThankYouSachin”
Rahul Bose: “From the 1st moment @sachin_rt gave us beauty & aggression. Technique & improvisation. He gave Indians the excitement of true hope. #legacy”
Sophie Choudry: “We knew this was comin but hoped it wdnt. Tku @sachin_rt for ur class, humility & the amazing memories. U make us feel proud to be Indian!”
Vivek Agnihotri: “WARNING: Any film that’s releasing on #Sachin’s 200th test should release it at their own risk. #PhirNaKehna”
Milap Zaveri: “The GOD of Cricket will retire after his 200th test! We will miss you Sachin. End of the greatest era ever!”
Gaurav Kapur: “Sachin. Legend. Salute.”
Sachin will retire after playing his 200th Test match against the West Indies in the upcoming series in November 2013. We’re sure all eyes will be on the maestro in the match, as millions of fans in India and worldwide watch emotionally. Watch this space for more on Bollywood and Sachin Tendulkar!