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Celebrities pay tribute to Sachin Tendulkar on Twitter

Some of them have used Board of Control for Cricket in India's campaign to say "thank you" to Sachin, using the hashtag of 'ThankYouSachin' on Twitter.


Sachin Tendulkar acknowledges the Wankhede crowd after scoring an unbeaten 38 at the end of first day's play. Pic: Suresh K.K.

Here's what the celebrities have to say:

Brian Lara (former West Indies captain)
My 1000th tweet !!! #mybestwishes #200thtest #centuryatwankhede #SachinTendulkar #WestIndies #showsomefight

Gautam Gambhir (Indian cricketer)
Tough to concentrate on our delhi-mumbai game today as the great man is batting some kilometers away at wankhede

Brett Lee (former Aussie cricketer)
All the best to the little Master Sachin. A true legend of the game @sachin_rt Best Ever!

Shane Warne (former Australian leg spinner)
The little master #Sachin walking off for the last time.. We will all miss you buddy. Thanks for the memories & more importantly our friendship !!

Pat Symcox (former Sout African spinner)
Unquestionably the most committed cricketer to his country to have ever played the game.He has given more than taken for so long.#Sachin

Lewis Hamilton (Formula One driver-Mercedes AMG)
Congrats to @sachin_rt. He is a true sporting legend and achieved so much in his incredible career. #ThankYouSachin

Gary Linekar (former England football star)
The legend @sachin_rt is 38 not out at the end of the first day. Would be wonderful were he to end his career with a ton. #ThankYouSachin

Harsha Bhogle (cricket commentator)
sachin's last innings was as good as any. it was a pleasant way to say good-bye.

Narendra Modi (Gujarat CM)
Best of luck @sachin_rt for your final match. You are India's pride & will always be

Aaditya Thackeray (Yuva Sena chief)
Was sheer pleasure to watch @sachin_rt bat!

Amitabh Bachchan ‏(Bollywood superstar)
I tell you the Indian mind is the most inventive in the world .. "declare and get Sachin to bat again" .. ingenious !!

The magnetism of Sachin .. before during and after his play, still discussing him .. while others scoring century and halfs ..?!!

Rahul Bose (Bollywood actor)
When Sachin stopped at the boundary line and waved his bat in thanks to the Wankhede crowd, the sadness in the stadium was palpable

Anupam Kher (Bollywood actor)
GOD NEVER RETIRES.:) #ThankYouSachin

Abhishek Bachchan: (Bollywood actor)
#ThankYouSachin you have made it possible for us to say...We come from the same land as the great Sachin Tendulkar. #SachinBestEver.

Javed Akhtar (Bollywood lyricist)
Players will come and players will go but SACHIN THE GREAT will keep making centuries in our memory .

Riteish Deshmukh (Bollywood actor)
I will miss you- SACH(in) is life

Richa Chadda (Bollywood actor)
Thank you Mr Tendulkar. You inspire me no end... #thankyousachin #GodOfCricket

Sophie Choudry (Bollywood actor/singer)
#ThankYouSachin for ur genius & ur grace. A true living legend! India will always be grateful to u! @sachin_rt

Dhanush: (Bollywood actor)
Century or not. I hope the god of cricket had a memorable time. Emotional!

Kamaal R Khan (Movie actor)
#ThankyouSachin for entertaining cricket lovers all over the world for 24years. You was great. You are great and you will be great forever.

Siddharth (Indian movie star)
Sachin’s gone. Time to move on. Cricket needs a new name. Certainly, it can never be the same. It will never be the same. #ThankYouSachin

Rashami Desai Sandhu (Television actress)
#sachintendulkar and #Cricket are synonyms. #GodOfCricket you will be missed on field...

Shreya Ghoshal: (Bollywood singer)
And it's a new beginning for the living legend...There is still a lot of great cricket left in him. #ThankYouSachin.

Neha Dhupia: (Bollywood actor)
#ThankYouSachin for the cricket! Standing applause from each and everyone of us.

Ken Ghosh: (Bollywood director)
Watched with tears in my eyes as Sachin walked back to the pavilion. #ThankYouSachin

Shekhar Kapur: ((Bollywood filmmaker)
Two things India's next generation won't have. Unpolluted skies and Sachin Tendulkar #ThankYouSachin.

Mick Jagger (Founder member of English rock band The Rolling Stones)
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 

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