Sachin Tendulkar – come in number 10 your Mumbai time is up

The Mumbai Indians have retired the number 10 shirt worn by Sachin Tendulkar as a mark of respect to the Little Master who will bow out of cricket in just over one month’s time.

A Visit from Sachin Tendulkar - Dec 21, 2012

Sachin Tendulkar (Photo credit: BMW Guggenheim Lab)

Tendulkar will play begin his 200th and final Test Match against West Indies on 14 November at the Wankhede Stadium.

A campaign had begun in Mumbai last year to retire the jersey after Tendulkar played his last One-Day International.

At a Champions League (CLt20) party to celebrate  the Mumbai franchises victory over Rajasthan Royals, Tendulkar’s teammates wore his number 10 shirt in tribute to the 40-year-old who played his last T20 match in the final on October 6.

“I think it was a befitting tribute to our ‘Master’ as we call him,” the owner of the Mumbai Indians, Nita Ambani, told the DNA newspaper. “Winning the IPL as well as the Champions League T20 in the same season is a great achievement.

“It’s a very emotional moment for us and we have decided to retire his No. 10 jersey,” Ambani added.

James Buttler

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