West Indian batsman Kirk Edwards recently spoke about his experience of being part of Indian legend, Sachin Tendulkar’s last and 200th Test match, which was played at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.
Remembering the moment, he said that he and fellow teammate, Chris Gayle almost had tears in their eyes when they saw the legend go out of the stadium.
“For the 200th Test match, I was there. It was very emotional for me as well. I had my shades on. I was next to Gayle as well. Both of us were sniffing (tearing up). We tried to not let waterfall out of our eyes. It was a very touching moment. Knowing that you’re never gonna see this guy in the park again playing cricket,” Edwards said while speaking to CricTracker in an Instagram live session.
Sachin looked set to score big in his last game but unfortunately, it wasn’t to be as he got out on 74 to spinner Narsingh Deonarine.
On a personal level too, Kirk was helped by Sachin on many occasions. Telling about one such moment, Kirk said, “When I was having a harder time in England, I remember, in Edgbaston, he had sent me a text message. He gave me great confidence to understand that even the best go through tough times like these. It’s no problem, just keep working.”