Storified by pradmantes ·
Mon, May 27 2013 07:36:58
This month of May can be called the retirement month. We have seen the retirement of many sporting legends. It started with Sir Alex Ferguson, then David Beckham and now the one that has most impact on the whole of India. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar has called it a day in the IPL after winning the title with the Mumbai Indians.
After 6 seasons and his share of records. Sachin announced his retirement from IPL cricket. So now MI can add one more to the group of thinkers in the team.
Looks like the celebrations in Mumbai lasted for a very short while. As soon as they won Sachin announced his retirement from IPL. No matter who the opponent was Sachin always got the loudest cheer, whether it be Mumbai, Jaipur or Punjab. The MI fans have spoken more about Sachin's departure than the win in IPL 6.
Sachin always retires leaving behind plenty of memories. Even though he has played a few innings reminiscent of the vintage Sachin, his last shot in the IPL will be remembered most. It was a six into the Sachin Tendulkar stands at the Wankhede.
And catch Sachin retiring without any records against his name. Sachin is the only Indian batsmen to get the orange cap at the end of the season in the history of the IPL. With the Gayle and the Hussey's around he can maybe hope to have it for a few years. But it's surely safe for one more year.
One other record he has is quite a quirky one. Sachin became the first international cricketer to retire from the IPL before retiring from test cricket.
Sachin maybe god for many but the atheists are always around. So there are people glad to see him go.
So love him or hate him, everyone who likes cricket will miss him. A few may think he out stayed his welcome, but for most Indians he will always remain a god of the game. Well, at least now we might see IPL fans cheering their own teams when MI visit their grounds.