When 'Prince of Kolkata' hugged Sachin Tendulkar

Published: 09 November, 2013 01:24 IST | IANS |

It was a memorable moment for Indian cricket fans when former captain Sourav Ganguly embraced master blaster Sachin Tendulkar during the felicitation ceremony after India defeated the West Indies by an innings and 51 runs in the first Test here at the Eden Gardens Friday.

Delighted fans set Twitter abuzz with snaps of the two ace cricketers hugging each other. For many, it was their favourite moment of the match to see “God” (Tendulkar) being crowned with a 'pagdi' (turban) and hugged by the “Prince of Kolkata” (Ganguly).

Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar
Mates forever: Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar hug each other

Comments trending are: “The best moment was when Sourav Ganguly hugged Sachin Tendulkar” and “When God met the prince.”

“What a moment!!! The two gr8s, Ganguly & Sachin hugging each #Goosebumps #ThankYouSachin @SouravGanguly @sachin_rt Treat to watch d scene,” tweeted one.

Fans have begun to register that Tendulkar now has only one match to play before retirement.

“Sachin Tendulkar has just one match left in his career. Let that sink in. #ThankYouSachin #IndvWI ... SACHINNNNNNNNNN SACHINNNNNNN,” wrote a fan.

With the Mumbai Test drawing closer, it is a frenzy for fans to cheer for their hero one last time.

“Friends the last match of @sachin_rt is too nearer !!!!! so come on lets cheer it for the "GOD OF CRICKET," said a fan. 

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