Popular free-to-air channels, Rishtey and Colors UK have begun a week-long special dedicated to legendary cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from the sport after 24 years.
The programme ‘Thank You Sachin’ produced by CNN-IBN, has already aired on News18 India but is for the first time on the entertainment channels, starting today.
The mini-series showcases fellow cricketers or eminent personalities from the fields of arts and music paying tribute to Sachin and talking about the impact he has had on modern India. Among them will be Rahul Dravid, Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Lata Mangeshkar.
The shows and segments dedicated to the sport�۪s greatest retirement will include ��God of Cricket�۪, which will capture the journey of Tendulkar from his childhood to becoming the God of Cricket; and ��Great on Greatest�۪, in which some of the biggest names in international cricket such as Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Brian Lara will share their memories and talk about the star and his game.
Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat, said, ���In a cricket-crazy country like ours, there are hardly a handful of individuals who can generate the kind of frenzy and adulation that Sachin Tendulkar can. After years of excellence on the cricket field, Sachin finally bids adieu to his 24-year-long career. It is with great pride that we dedicate this special series of programming to the cricket icon who has won the hearts of billions across our nation and the world.�
‘Thank You Sachin’ airs on Colors UK at 18:00 and at 21:30 on Rishtey UK between Thursday 21st November and Thursday 28th November (weekday only).