Wankhede erupts as Sachin fires on Day 1
With all eyes on the Master Blaster playing his 200th and final Test match, Sachin Tendulkar delivered and how! After bowling West Indies out for 182, Sachin scored an unbeaten 38 to take India within 25 runs of West Indies' score.
With all eyes on the Master Blaster playing his 200th and final Test match, Sachin Tendulkar delivered and how! After bowling West Indies out for 182, Sachin scored an unbeaten 38 to take India within 25 runs of West Indies' score. (BCCI image)
On the morning of the match it was business as usual for the Master Blaster, as he trained despite the overwhelming hype surrounding him. (BCCI image)
Sachin Tendulkar's mother was also there to watch her son play for the final time.
Prior to the match, a guard of honour was set up by his teammates as the Master looked embarrassed to be in the spotlight. (BCCI image)
BCCI president N Srinivasan, with a new look, gave Sachin a memento to celebrate the occasion. (BCCI image)
A painting was also presented to Sachin. Wonder whether he would frame it on his wall at home? (BCCI image)
The West Indies team also gave Sachin an over-sized T-shirt, one that he will probably never fit in. (BCCI image)
A specially minted coin was used at the toss, as MS Dhoni elected to bowl to the disappointed of many. (BCCI image)
The West Indies put up no resistance whatsoever. Pragyan Ojha took 5/40 as the visitors were bundled out for a paltry 182. (BCCI image)
Ashwin too chipped in with three wickets as he further cements his standing as a Test all-rounder. (BCCI image)
After every session Sachin led the side off the field of play, a tribute to the Master Blaster's enduring legacy. (BCCI image)
In India's first innings, Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay were dismissed by Shane Shillingford. This brought Sachin Tendulkar to the crease as he took India to the brink of a first-innings lead. (BCCI image)
Partnered with Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin laced his knock of 38 with six boundaries as India ended Day 1 at 157/2, trailing the West Indies by a mere 25 runs. (BCCI image)