Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is conferred with India’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna the moment he said good bye to cricket with a tearful speech. He said “Friends please settle down, I’ll get more emotional! It’s hard to believe my wonderful journey is coming to an end,” . He went on to add “I have got a list of people to thank because sometimes I forget,”.
Indian Govt issued a press statement which says “Sachin Tendulkar is undoubtedly an outstanding cricketer – a living legend who has inspired millions across the globe. During the last 24 years, since the young age of 16 years, Shri Tendulkar has played cricket across the world and won laurels for our country. He has been a true ambassador of India in the world of sports. His achievements in cricket are unparalleled, the records set by him unmatched, and the spirit of sportsmanship displayed by him exemplary. That he has been honoured with several awards is testimony to his extraordinary brilliance as a sportsman,”.