Mon, 27 May 2013 19:15:00 GMT | By IANS

Tendulkar fans show grief on his retirement on Facebook, Twitter

Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from IPL after Mumbai won their maiden title on Saunday


Tendulkar fans show grief on his retirement on Facebook, Twitter (© IANS)

Kolkata: With Sachin Tendulkar announcing his retirement from the Indian Premier League (IPL), there was a mad scramble among his legions of fans on social networking sites. Many seemed heartbroken while some urged the master batsmen to reconsider the decision.

A downcast fan wrote on Tendulkar’s Facebook fan page: "No IPL without Sachin."

Another Tendulkar follower posted: “We will miss you God."

But there were others who wanted the master blaster to return to the 22-yard action in next year’s IPL.

"I heartily request you Sachin that I want to see u in IPL 7. Hope you will play for us again," said a Mumbai Indians admirer.

Twitterati too joined in paying tributes to the batting legend.

"Sachin Tendulkar retires From IPL. You can never retire from my heart. I will miss seeing you play," tweeted a fan.

Shortly after the Mumbai Indians lifted the IPL title for the first time handing a 23-run defeat to the Chennai Super Kings at the Eden Gardens Sunday, Tendulkar said: “This is my last IPL. I had taken the decision before the start of the tournament. This is the perfect time to say thank you to my supporters and well-wishers."

Tendulkar got a grand send-off as he was lifted by his teammates before the customary victory lap.

"We have to be realistic about it. I've played six seasons with the Mumbai Indians and I have completely enjoyed it. This was the best season for Mumbai Indians. I think this is the right time to stop playing the IPL. I am 40. Got to accept it."

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