Video: Tendulkar reflects on retirement

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Veteran Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar's prolific Test career came to an end on Saturday, allowing for plenty of recollection and pride on the back of a whopping 200 matches.

Veteran Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar's prolific Test career came to an end on Saturday, allowing for plenty of recollection and pride on the back of a whopping 200 matches.

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Tendulkar: "I woke up at 6:15 in the morning and then I suddenly realised that well, I don't need to quickly have a shower and get ready for the match. I made myself a cup of tea and then enjoyed a nice breakfast with my wife. It was a relaxed morning. Yes a lot of guys sent me their best wishes so I spent a lot of time responding to their texts and then thanking them for all the support and all the good wishes for the last 24 years.

"This award, the bharat ratna, is for my mother and it's for my mother for all of the sacrifices that she's made right from my birth. When you are a child it's difficult to understand life. You don't know what your parents have to go through to make you happy. They have sacrificed everything and the beauty of it is that I was never told 'we did this for you' and when you grow up you realise all of those things and that's the reason why I feel that this award is for my mother."

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