Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has confirmed the end of his association with Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters.
The Master Blaster has been the co-owner of the Kochi-based side since the very beginning in 2014 when the ISL kicked off.
As reported by ESPN, the cricketing legend has released a statement regarding the sale of his stake in the club as he said, "After reflecting and much discussion with my team, I have decided to exit my association with Kerala Blasters as a co-promoter."
Sachin has been an integral part of Kerala Blasters and was often seen attending the team's games in the Indian Super League. He said, "Over the last four years, Kerala Blasters Football Club has been an integral part of my life. I have undergone all the emotions that millions of Kerala Blasters fans have undergone during this period."
Giving his best wishes to the famous south-Indian club, Tendulkar concluded, "In its fifth year, it is important that the club puts the building blocks for the next five years and beyond. It is also a time for me to reflect on the role that I should play. I strongly believe that Kerala Blasters is in very good shape and on its path to attain many more successes with the backing of its fans offering unconditional support."
Under Sachin's co-ownership, Kerala Blasters finished runners-up in the Indian Super League twice, in 2014 and 2016. They will begin a new era in the 2018-19 ISL when they face former champions ATK on September 29.