Tweets of the Week: #Thank you Sachin

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With Sachin Tendulkar playing his 200th and final Test for India this week, Twitter was abuzz on Thursday as he took to the field in Mumbai against the West Indies, first as a fielder after India chose to bowl, and then with the bat.

With Sachin Tendulkar playing his 200th and final Test for India this week, Twitter was abuzz on Thursday as he took to the field in Mumbai against the West Indies, first as a fielder after India chose to bowl, and then with the bat.

Tendulkar was unbeaten on 38 overnight, with Cheteshwar Pujara at the other end, and the relief was palpable when he avoided first a duck, and then single figures, and then passed stumps with a star next to his name.

Here are some of the Tweets from around the world, celebrating the Little Master's many achievements.

Rolling Stones legend, and huge cricket fan, <b>Mick Jagger</b> wrote: "Saluting you @Sachin_RT on your last Test match. Thanks for all the wonderful cricket you've shown us over the last 25 years, we'll miss you"

UK Prime Minister <b>David Cameron</b>, spotted in the cheap seats during the Ashes this year, said: "India transfixed by @sachin_rt's final test match. Today I sent him this pic of his 1st century in the UK #Tendulkar"

Former Australia fast bowler <b>Brett Lee</b> wrote: "All the best to the little Master Sachin. A true legend of the game @sachin_rt Best Ever!"

Fellow veteran, Sri Lanka batsman <b>Mahela Jayawardene</b> said: "@sachin_rt Great opponent, fantastic memories..no better role model. Enjoy ur last game! #sachintendulkar #BCCI"

Many India players Tweeted their admiration, from <b>Dinesh Karthik</b>: "Wishing Sachin paji a grt test match,will be watching it only for the legend #ThankYouSachin @bcci"

… to fast bowler <b>Zaheer Khan</b>: "#ThankYouSachin @BCCI its been a really special journey!! Enjoy the last one…"

… to veteran all-rounder <b>Yuvraj Singh</b>, who commented on SRT's choice of sunglasses: "Master that's a very funky piece if Oakley u wearing for ur last test ! Cu at the ground when u batting #ThankYouSachin #BCCI"

Former England batsman <b>Paul Collingwood</b> wrote: "Will never forget the roar when Sachin came walking out to bat in India, a true cricketing God #ThankYouSachin"

England and Yorkshire wicketkeeper-batsman <b>Jonny Bairstow</b> said: "Yorkshires 1st overseas player making his final appearance in Test Cricket! An absolute genius of the game. #cheers "

Former Australia spinner, and one of SRT's big mates (apparently), <b>Shane Warne</b> opined: "Sachin's best innings I saw was (in) 98 in Chennai ! I got #sachin out in the 1st innings for 4. Then he made 155 & helped India win the test."

He then added: "#Sachin was the best batsmen I've seen. @BrianLara was also outstanding. These 2 were so much better than everybody else.."

Once Tendulkar arrived in the middle in the evening session, the Tweets continued.

Australia opener <b>Aaron Finch</b> wrote: "Amazing scenes with @sachin_rt walking out to bat! I can guarantee no work will be getting done in India right now! #thankyousachin @BCCI"

England sometimes-skipper <b>Eoin Morgan</b> commented on the roaring crowd, typing: "Amazing scenes in Mumbai!! #SRT200"

<b>Warne</b> also addressed the noise, saying: "The noise here at the stadium is so loud. Plenty of Sachiiiin, Sachin's too… Amazing atmosphere !!!! #Sachin"

England batsman <b>Joe Root</b> commented on the 24 years Tendulkar had been playing for India, saying: "Sachin made his debut for India before I was born. Then played in my test debut #ThankYouSachin"

England fast bowler <b>Stuart Broad</b> , having just taken four wickets in a tour game in Australia, wrote: "Remarkable achievement by a legend of the sport we love. #200"

Former New Zealand fast bowler <b>Iain O'Brien</b> was a bit cheeky regarding the BCCI's hashtag, saying: "#ThankYouSachin. Oh, and the rest of your team mates."

He then added: "The only batsman that mind controlled (somehow) me into bowling a ball where he wanted it. Scary. ThanksForBeingMy46th."

Zimbabwe captain <b>Brendan Taylor</b> hoped for a good score for the Master Blaster, writing: "Glued to the TV. Extremely nervous for #Sachin , holding thumbs for him. @BCCI #ThankYouSachin"

Former England skipper <b>Michael Vaughan</b> got his wish when he wrote: "Come on @sachin_rt … The viewing figures tomorrow could break all records… Please be Not Out over night… #Sachin #God."

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