Sachin Tendulkar last donned a cricket gear on November 16, 2013 in his final match for India against West Indies at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. It was quite an emotional day for all the cricket fans around the world and to see the Master Blaster donning the cricket gear once again takes every fan back in time.
Tendulkar had recently taken to Twitter to share a video, urging fans to play the sport they love. In the video, the former swashbuckler made an extension to the #HumFitTohIndiaFit challenge and has come up with an innovative idea and that is the #KitUpChallenge.
Tendulkar also nominated Indian footballer Sandesh Jhingan, Hockey player Sardara Singh, cricketers Virat Kohli and Mithali Raj, along with badminton players Srikanth Kidambi and P. V. Sindhu to join in and motivate youth to engage in sports.
Tendulkar's caption wrote,'I'm kitting up to go play the sport I love. Share a video of you playing the sport you love.
I nominate, @SandeshJhingan, @imsardarsingh8, @imVkohli, @M_Raj03, @srikidambi, @Pvsindhu1, @yesmrinmoy & @NavaniRajan. @PMOIndia #HumFitTohIndiaFit #KitUpChallenge #SportPLAYINGIndia'
I'm kitting up to go play the sport I love. Share a video of you playing the sport you love.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 28, 2018
I nominate, @SandeshJhingan, @imsardarsingh8, @imVkohli, @M_Raj03, @srikidambi, @Pvsindhu1, @yesmrinmoy & @NavaniRajan.@PMOIndia #HumFitTohIndiaFit #KitUpChallenge #SportPLAYINGIndia pic.twitter.com/ZySVUBQq5e
On seeing Tendulkar gear up, it couldn't stop the fans from reminiscing old memories. Take a look.
Thalaivaaaaaaaa😍😍😍😍😍😍 miss you GOD😍😍😍🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/z2HSFBNfxI— En Uyir விஜய்❤ (@Karthik22VJ) June 28, 2018
Sachiiiiiiiiinnnnnn....... Sachiiiiiiiiinnnnnn😍— SaRaThY (@im_sara10) June 28, 2018
Master eagerly to see you padded up again back on crease. Plzz come back with you game is like A FOOD WITHOUT SALT. plz master atleast for all sachinist who believe in you more than anything else— Amit (@Amit_srt) June 28, 2018
Same enthusiastic and passionate towards cricket,salute Master Bluster Sachin TENDULKAR— Shampa Chatterjee (@shampaRP) June 28, 2018
Watching you padded up but not playing is like showing a liquor bottle to alcoholic person & then keeping it again in the showcase. At one straight drive sir— Anurag Bende (@Bendeanurag) June 28, 2018
Sachin sir ko cricket kit me dekh ke achha laga😊👌— Smitchaudhari😊 (@Smitcha98306683) June 28, 2018