The Champions League Twenty20 and Indian Premier League champions Mumbai Indians have decided to 'retire' Sachin Tendulkar's patent No.10 jersey as a mark of respect to the iconic cricketer. The Master Blaster announced on Thursday that he will retire from Test cricket after his 200th Test next month.
This year's CLT20 was the last professional tournament that Sachin played in coloured clothing and he wore the No.10 shirt. The batting stalwart had announced his retirement from T20 cricket after Mumbai won the IPL in May.
"I think it was a befitting tribute to our 'Master' as we call him. Winning the IPL as well as the Champions League T20 in the same season is a great achievement. It's a very emotional moment for us and we have decided to retire his No. 10 jersey," team owner Nita Ambani told the DNA newspaper.