4 years after the greatest batsman of all time retired from International cricket, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar went on LinkedIn and gave people an idea about what made up his mind to hang up his boots. Sachin has managed to stay in the public eye even after his retirement through business and various philanthropic efforts. On March 2, 2017, Sachin Tendulkar published a piece on LinkedIn giving an insight into his head. He says that after 24 years of non-stop rigorous international cricket, he had the realisation that he had to force himself to get up and go about his day. He says that he knew, training in the gym was an important part of his cricketing career and yet after 24 years, he found himself to be reluctant about it.
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Speaking of his retirement, he went back to a moment spent with his inspiration Sunil Gavaskar, who had one told him that he had decided to quit the game after he found himself looking at the clock to see how much time remained for lunch and tea intervals. It was then that Sachin understood that his mind and body were telling him to hang up his boots. Sachin asks, “what will a sportsman do if he’s not a sportsman anymore?”.
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Sachin’s life after 24 years of International cricket has been anything but dull. He has been an essential part pf promoting the sport in countries where cricket takes a back seat, such as the United States of America. He has brought an Indian Super League franchise, the Kerala Blasters, and has helped them to get high turnouts every season. He had also launched the SRT Sports Management Company in October 2016. Sachin concludes by saying that he was happy with the extra amount of time he was able to spend with his family. he says that he now has more time with his family, to travel and pursue his other passions.