Leaders in the Indian political cadre bid adieu to the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, after he exited with a score of 74, just 26 runs short of a century, on Friday from his 200th tes match against West Indies.
The batsman acknowledged the standing ovation and applause by removing his helmet and raising his bat to the crowds at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.
Here are the latest reactions on Tendulkar's last match
Harbhajan Singh, Indian cricketer: "It's been an honour playing,learning,sharing d same dressing wid u.best human being I hv evr met.thnx sachin"
Omar Abdullah, J&K chief minister: "Haven't been a big cricket fan for a while now but to see Sachin retire today brought a lump to my throat, a true gentleman #ThankYouSachin"
Brian Lara: "I wish him all the best after his retirement, not only me but the world will miss him."
Sanjay Nirupam, Congress leader: "He has played really well. I congratulate and extend my good wishes to him."
Prakash Javadekar, BJP spokesperson: "Today its all sachin. Tomorrow its all sachin. He is and will forever be part of our life."
Congress official Twitter account: "With Congress wishes India's cricket God @sachin_rtall the very best for his 200th test match #ThankYouSachin"
Kirti Azad, former Indian cricketer and BJP MLA: "Unfortunately he got out at 74, but he played very well. I wish him luck," he told ANI.
On Thursday Azad had praised Tendulkar saying, "A great cricketer and a great human being. He went through a lot of criticism but the only speaking he did was through his bat."
Kiran Bedi, social activist and former IPS officer: "Beautiful! @sachin_rt has retained the child in him! He wanted Mumbai as venue so that his mom (on wheel chair) could watch him play!"
Milkha Singh, former Indian field sprinter: "Sachin has done a lot for India. He should be made the Sports Miniser of the country."
Smriti Irani, BJP spokesperson: "While I'm on my way to Chandigarh family has gone to see Sachin play his last match. So all I can do is say a BIG Thank you to Sachin for all the gr8 memories n wish him well for 2days innings."
Narendra Modi, Gujarat CM: "Best of luck @sachin_rt for your final match. You are India's pride & will always be an inspiration for our youth! #ThankYouSachin."
David Cameron, British PM: "He is an extraordinary cricketer, fantastic player, an all time great cricketer on inspiring young players, I wish him well."