Legendary Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from International Cricket on November 16th in 2013. Tendulkar put a full stop on his International Cricketing career after 24 long years at his home ground Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
To share some memories of that historic day with his fans, Tendulkar took to twitter to share with his fans a “wonderful gift” he got from his dear friend Brian Lara and the West Indies cricket board. “#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,” Sachin tweeted.
In the video posted on Twitter, Sachin thanked the entire West Indies team for the immense love & respect they gave him. In the video, Sachin also revealed that Brian Lara visited his house & also played the instrument which sounded soothing. Later on Sachin also played the instrument.
“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 Love and respect that you have had for me and I reciprocate that. Thank you so very much for the special gift,” Sachin said in the video.
“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 said before playing the instrument.
Sachin Tendulkar is the only player in the history of cricket who has played 200 matches in Test format of cricket & also scored 100 international centuries across formats. He proudly hold the world record of most number of runs in the 50-over and Test cricket.