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IPL 2022: Sachin Tendulkar reveals SPECIAL GIFT he received from Virat Kohli on day of retirement, says ‘I returned it as it was priceless’

IPL 2022: Sachin Tendulkar reveals SPECIAL GIFT he received from Virat Kohli on day of retirement, says ‘I returned it as it was priceless’

IPL 2022: Virat Kohli’s SPECIAL gift to Sachin Tendulkar – November 16, 2013 – Sachin Tendulkar had just returned from the field, closing the curtains on his majestic career. Virat Kohli, who had idolised Sachin since childhood, came up to the dressing room and saw the Master Blaster wiping his tears. Tendulkar has now opened […]

IPL 2022: Virat Kohli’s SPECIAL gift to Sachin Tendulkar – November 16, 2013 – Sachin Tendulkar had just returned from the field, closing the curtains on his majestic career. Virat Kohli, who had idolised Sachin since childhood, came up to the dressing room and saw the Master Blaster wiping his tears. Tendulkar has now opened up on the gift Virat had given him that day but he decided to return after a few days.

“I still remember it. I had just returned to the change room and I was in tears. Till then, I knew that yes, I am going to retire but when that ball was done, I said to myself… ‘Ok, that’s it. Never ever in your life, you will walk out on the field as an international player for India’. So I was sitting in one corner alone with a towel on my head and wiping tears. I was really emotional and couldn’t control my tears. Virat came to me at that time, and he gave me the sacred thread that his father had given him,” revealed Sachin Tendulkar, who will be mentoring Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2022.

IPL 2022: Sachin Tendulkar reveals SPECIAL GIFT he received from Virat Kohli on day of retirement, says ‘I returned it as it was priceless’

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IPL 2022: Sachin Tendulkar reveals SPECIAL GIFT he received from Virat Kohli on day of retirement, says 'I returned it as it was priceless'

However, Tendulkar chose to return the gift as it was priceless for Virat. It was after Sachin’s last innings in Test in 2013 against West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium.

“I kept that for a while and returned it to him… told him it is priceless. This has to stay with you. This is yours and no one else’s. You should have it till your last breath. And I gave it back to him. So that was an emotional moment… something that will always be with me in my memory forever,” Sachin Tendulkar explained.

IPL 2022: Sachin Tendulkar reveals SPECIAL GIFT he received from Virat Kohli on day of retirement, says ‘I returned it as it was priceless’


Over the years, Tendulkar has forged his name in history as the ‘greatest batter of all time’ and he also got nicknamed as the ‘Master Blaster’.

Tendulkar, bid adieu to international cricket in 2013 and to date, he remains the highest run-scorer in both Tests and ODIs. He also has the record for registering most international centuries.

In 2019, Tendulkar became the sixth Indian to get inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. The 46-year-old made his debut for India at the age of 16 and immediately became the country’s favourite cricketer.

IPL 2022: Sachin Tendulkar reveals SPECIAL GIFT he received from Virat Kohli on day of retirement, says ‘I returned it as it was priceless’

He aggregated 34,357 runs across formats, which is 6,000 runs ahead of the second-placed former Sri Lanka cricketer Kumar Sangakkara.

The Master Blaster has also served as a mentor to the Mumbai Indians that competes in the Indian Premier League.

IPL 2022: Sachin Tendulkar reveals SPECIAL GIFT he received from Virat Kohli on day of retirement, says ‘I returned it as it was priceless’

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