Thursday, 14 November 2013

Tendulkar - One last time

A deafening roar greeted Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday as he walked out to a guard of honour in his farewell Test at his home ground. Tendulkar's 200th Test match, against West Indies, at the Wankhede Stadium will also be his last, as the 'Little Master' brings the curtain down on a glittering 24-year career at the age of 40. The Indian government released two commemorative stamps, while local organisers used a specially minted coin to mark the occasion as Tendulkar led the team on to the ground. Tendulkar's last international game has been built up as an opportunity for fans to show their love for one of the greatest cricket players of all time. And that's exactly how it has started out. Thousands of adoring fans filed into the stadium on Thursday, many with their faces painted in the colors of the Indian flag and with either “Sachin” or “200” written on their foreheads to commemorate his 200th and last test match.