Farewell Test

First look: Sachin picture on tickets for Eden Test

The tickets for the first Test against the West Indies at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata are out! They bear a mug-shot of Sachin Tendulkar, sketched by artist Jogen Chowdhury. The Test, to be played from November 6 to 10, will be the batting icon's 199th. He will retire from cricket after the second and last Test of the series, at the ... More

Virat Kohli reveals why he gave his father’s thread to Sachin Tendulkar on his retirement

Virat Kohli was recently on an American television show ‘In Depth with Graham Bensinger’ where he talked about many things including his relationship with legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Virat Kohli was asked about the day Sachin retired and the gift he gave to his icon. Virat Kohli said “I looked up to Sachin ever since ... More

There’s no measure to how much Sachin Tendulkar has impacted me, reveals Virat Kohli

“What he did from the pure skill point of view, just the way he was able to bat, was so much more different to anyone else and that just fascinated me. I was like man, this is so much more different and it was so captivating you just couldn't take your eyes off when he was batting. I used to go to these shops and get my packet of chips and ... More

Virat Kohli Relives ‘Idol’ Sachin Tendulkar’s Farewell Day

Recently, Virat Kohli relived Tendulkar’s farewell day in 2013 when he gifted the most valuable thing to the legendary cricketer. The Master Blaster hanged his boots after serving the country for 25 years. He is the only player in history to score 100 international centuries and score over 34000 international runs. Tendulkar had a ... More

Sachin Tendulkar reveals what it was like to bat for India one final time with his mother watching

More than a billion people were glued on to their television screens with another 33,000 odd packed in the Wankhede stadium as Sachin Tendulkar took strike in the final Test. With the pressure of expectations from a billion and the whole world watching and cheering his every move we can't even think of what would be going on inside ... More

As Sachin leaves billions in tears, Dhoni salutes ‘role model’

An emotional Sachin Tendulkar gave a heart-warming speech thanking his family, coaches, teammates, friends and fans as he brought the curtains down on his phenomenal career on Saturday, saying it was hard to believe that his life between "22 yards in the last 24 years" had come to end. Trying hard to control his emotions, Tendulkar had the ... More

Sachin Tendulkar 200th Test: How the Little Master gripped an entire nation on Day 1 at Wankhede Stadium

Time stood still at the fall of the second wicket! A packed arena roared at the dismissal of their own man — an unimaginable scenario in any sport. But, they had all come to watch one man — someone who has enchanted the country with the wizardry of his willow. As Murli Vijay Walked back after falling to , he may have thought, "What have ... More

Sachin Tendulkar’s final Test innings’ picture wins Wisden-MCC Photo of the Year award

A Sachin Tendulkar image taken during his final Test innings has won the Wisden-MCC Photo of the Year award for 2013. The photo was taken by Mid-Day Media photographer Atul Kamble as Tendulkar was about to walk out to bat for the last time in Test cricket on November 15, 2013. That was Tendulkar’s 200th Test. It was played in his ... More

I am proud I played with Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar: Anil Kumble

Former India captain Anil Kumble on Thursday said that he was proud of having played with Sachin Tendulkar who was recently conferred with the Bharat Ratna. "I am extremely proud that I played with the Bharat Ratna (Tendulkar). Certainly he deserves a truly rich award," Kumble said. Kumble said Tendulkar's contribution on and off the ... More

The man whom cricket loved back

A day before Sachin Tendulkar's final day in cricket, I was asked by a television channel if there had been a grander farewell for a sportsperson. I offered the standard answer: few sports could beat the combined scale of size and emotion afforded by cricket's fan base, and no other sportsperson has been adored so obsessively for so long by ... More