Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar recalled a ‘wonderful gift’ from Cricket West Indies and Brian Lara on Monday. On November 16, seven years ago the Master Blaster hung up his boots to bid adieu to the Gentleman’s Game. With his retirement, the entire cricketing universe came to a standstill. On his retirement, Sachin received a steel drum from the Windies Cricket board.
Taking to his Twitter on Monday, Sachin wrote, “#OnThisDay years ago @windiescricket and my friends @BrianLara & @henrygayle presented me with this beautiful steel drum. Drum I will always be grateful for such a wonderful gift and thank them for their love and respect. Thank you once again. @BCCI,”
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#OnThisDay 7️⃣ years ago @windiescricket and my friends @BrianLara & @henrygayle presented me with this beautiful steel drum.?
I will always be grateful for such a wonderful gift and thank them for their love and respect.
Thank you once again. ??♥️@BCCI pic.twitter.com/JtpZB8XV1Z
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 16, 2020
The former Indian cricketer said, “Exactly sever year ago, on this very day I was presented with this beautiful steel drums by the West Indian cricket board, the entire team and my dear friend Brian Lara. To me, this represents the Love and respect that you have had for me and I reciprocate that. Thank you so very much for the special gift.”
“I remember when Brian Lara had come home, he had played this and it sounded amazing. Let’s see if I can play a bit. I know it’s not gonna sound like that but this is my tribute to all of you. Thank you for everything that you have done for me,” he concluded.
In his luminous career, Tendulkar is still the only player in history to play 200 Test matches and score 100 international centuries across formats. He currently holds the world record of the most number of runs in the 50-over and Test cricket.
Tendulkar was the first player to score a double in a One Day International. His last ODI for India was back in March 2012, while his last Test match was in November 2013.