Tendulkar thanks fans for 'love and support'

Batting legend gets emotional on his Twitter page

Sachin Tendulkar has said he was overwhelmed by the "love and support" received from the fans ever since he announced his retirement from one-day cricket.

Opening up on his Twitter page after the decision, the 39-year old Indian batting legend said the emotional reaction to his retirement brought tears to his eyes.

"Words are not enough to express my thanks to each of you for all the love & support I have received over the years...& especially now in the last couple of days. Your expressions have brought joy to my heart...& at times a tear to my eye!" Tendulkar wrote.

"... Those magical moments of our ODI journey will stay with me for the rest of my life. Thank you so much :-)," he said.

Tendulkar has been holidaying in Mussoorie after announcing his decision which took many by surprise.

He finished his one-day career with 18,426 runs which included 49 hundreds and 96 half centuries.

The Little Master, who played six World Cups, was also the first batsman to score a double hundred in the 50-over format.

Tendulkar announcing his retirement considered winning the World Cup for India as his biggest achievement.

His Test record stands at 15,645 runs in 194 matches, including 51 hundreds.



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