New Delhi: As far as peoples reactions, Shardul Thakur who was weared No.10 jersey worn by the God of Indian cricket Sachin Tendulkar during his 24-year long career, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to retire the jersey as a tribute to the batting maestro.
“Anirudh wrote to the senior members asking them to retire the jersey as the backlash was unwanted. Also, there is no doubt that he is one of the best players to have played the gentleman’s game. It was finally decided that it be retired after consulting a few of the senior players,” he said.
“Honestly I feel embarrassed. It is unfair and Sachin can’t be compared with anyone. Comparisons are not valid from my end. I have looked up to him but want to be myself and definitely draw inspiration from him. He is two levels above any player. Sachin was born with talent and I had to work for it,” Kohli had said in an interview last year.