Sachin Tendulkar's family, wife Anjali, children Sara and Arjun got emotional as the ace cricketer bid a tearful adieu to cricket after a successful career of 24 years. In an emotional speech at the Wankhede, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar thanked all- his family, friends and most of all his late dad, mom and his better half Anjali .
“The most beautiful thing happened to me when I met Anjali,” Sachin Tendulkar said in a very emotional speech at the post-match presentation. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)
Sachin Tendulkar thanked his wife Anjali by saying, “Thanks for bearing with me always, and staying by my side always. I have had my best partnership with you.” (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)
“Being a doctor, you had a career in front of you but you chose to sacrifice that when we decided to start a family. Thank you for everything!” Sachin added in his emotional speech. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)
Sara kisses her mother Anjali as her father Sachin Tendulkar makes an emotional speech. Also seen in the picture is Sachin's son Arjun.
Sachin called Sara and Arjun his diamonds. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)
Sachin promised that he will now spend more time with Sara and Arjun. “They have already grown up. Time has flown by. Thank you for understanding always,” Sachin said talking about his two children. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)
Sachin also said, “I haven't spent a lot of time with you two, but next 16 years or even more everything for you two.” (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)
Talking about his in laws Sachin said, “My in-laws have been very supportive all my life.” (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)
“Most important thing they did was to allow me to marry Anjali,” Sachin Tendulkar said. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)
Remembering his father Ramesh Tendulkar, Sachin said, “My father was the most important person in my life, and I've missed him a lot since 1999.” (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)
“Everytime I raise my bat or do something, it is for him. He gave me freedom to chase my dreams at the age of 11, but warned me not to look for short cuts,” Sachin added. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)
Remembering his mother Sachin said, “I don't know how my mother dealt with a naughty child like me.” (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)
“She took care of me and just prayed and prayed everytime I played,” Sachin added. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
The little master, not known to express his emotions on the cricket field, spoke at length and thanked all those who helped him throughout his career, expressing his happiness over serving the country for so long. Seen here, Sachin Tendulkar's with his family. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)