Sachin Tendulkar reveals the thought process behind his farewell speech

Sachin Tendulkar reveals that his farewell speech was not rehearsed and he came up with the idea on a flight from Kolkata to Mumbai ahead of his final Test match.

updated: March 02, 2014 15:11 IST
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Mumbai: He delivered his farewell speech with such emotional conviction that many were left wiping tears but retired batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday said his only preparation for the stirring address was to remember the "important" names he wanted to mention.

The 20-minute speech, which Tendulkar delivered after his final Test in Mumbai last year, was lauded by one and all for its emotional clarity so much so that the spectators at the Wankhede Stadium and the millions glued to TV sets were left teary-eyed.

Reflecting on it, Tendulkar revealed that he planned on delivering a speech after his penultimate Test on a flight from Kolkata to Mumbai.

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