Sachin Tendulkar scored a wonderful unbeaten half-century to lead Mumbai to victory over Haryana.Reuters

Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from Test cricket on Thursday, with his 200th Test, expected to be against the West Indies set to be his final one as a member of the Indian cricket team.

For one of the greatest ever this sport has seen, and will ever see, tributes poured in on social networking site Twitter, and here is a collection of a few.

England batsman Kevin Pietersen, a great fan of Tendulkar, called him the undisputed champions of cricket in a small Twitter tribute.

"Sachin #10dulkar -- Undisputed Champion of Cricket! #SachinTheGreat," Pietersen tweeted.

That was not all as the likes of Sanjay Manjrekar, Michael Vaughan and Irfan Pathan all took to Twitter to offer their thoughts on the momentous announcement.

"Not being able to play alongside him or not seeing him play in d future sounds scary #SachinTendulkar," Pathan said.

"Sad to hear the greatest ever batsman is calling it a day. One man who inspired a nation #Sachin," England left-hander Eoin Morgan wrote.

Vaughan called the Indian legend one of the greatest ever. "One of the Greatest ever @sachin_rt is retiring... One of my heroes and a absolute joy to play against," he wrote.

While Sanjay Manjrekar wished Tendulkar all the best in his endeavours after retirement. "Privileged to have seen a child prodigy go on to become a true legend of the game from very close quarters. All the best Sachin."

Cricket Australia issued a quick statement on Twitter, while former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi called him one of a kind.

"Cricket's most prolific run-scorer, Sachin Tendulkar, will retire after his 200th Test next month," CA said.

"Recieved the news on Sachin's retirement with mixed feelings. A truly remarkable man -- none like him exists, he is not only revered, worshiped," Modi said.

"But he is someone I and billions look upto. Feel sad he will not be lighting up the field in the style we are so accustomed to."