BCCI Unofficially Retires the Sachin Tendulkar’s Jersey number 10: Legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement has brought forward some extraordinary tributes and sentiments. Tendulkar’s jersey number 10 is an iconic number in Indian cricket history. The Mumbai pace bowler Shardul Thakur made his debut with Number 10 Jersey on his back against Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI.
But more than his bowling it was his jersey number that attracted everyone’s attention in the stadium. Die-hard fans of master blaster didn’t lap this up well, and people were disappointed on social media.
When it comes to Indian cricket, fans think Sachin Tendulkar, despite his retirement from ODI cricket, will always remain the rightful owner of the number 10 jersey.
The Mumbai Indians had retired the jersey number 10 soon after Tendulkar’s retirement. There were also talks that the BCCI would also retire the number 10 jersey from Team India forever.
Sachin Tendulkar played his last ODI against Pakistan in March 2012 with jersey number 10. Since then no one has used this jersey number in the field while playing international cricket for five years.
However, fast bowler Shardul Thakur had landed in the 10th position wearing a Jersey in Sri Lanka. After this, the sportsmen had to face tough opposition for this. Only after this incident, Thakur’s name was being trolled on social media.
The sportspersons also accused them of trying to become Sachin by tweeting on them.
After this controversy, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) declared legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s Jersey Number-10 unofficially retired. The decision was taken to avoid any conflict in the future.
However, in India A or any domestic match, players are allowed to wear a 10-number jersey. The BCCI wants that the 10 number jerseys remain in the name of Sachin Tendulkar only and it remains a symbol of respect given to them by players and board.
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