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First look: Sachin Tendulkar's final hurrah at Eden Gardens

Last updated on: November 06, 2013 10:14 IST

First look: Sachin Tendulkar's final hurrah at Eden Gardens

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Sachin Tendulkar is on the threshold of becoming the first cricketer ever to play 200 Test matches.

-Farewell Sachin... write a postcard to the batting icon

Even as he sets out towards that final landmark, playing in his penultimate Test at the EdenGardens, the whole of Bengal is in euphoria.


Image: Sachin Tendulkar walks in to the stadium as Indian team arrives on Day 1 of the first Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata
Photographs: BCCI

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Cricket Association of Bengal officials have gone overboard with their celebrations for Tendulkar's 199th Test.

From conferring the batting icon honorary membership, felicitation by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, to naming a gallery after him, they are doing everything to match Tendulkar's home association, the Mumbai Cricket Association, in giving him a memorable farewell.

 


Image: Sachin Tendulkar walks on to the field for a felicitation ceremony
Photographs: BCCI

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Tendulkar, who is entering his farewell series at No 24 in the rankings, will have the opportunity to draw curtains on his illustrious career by moving into the top-20, while India have a chance to snatch second place from England if they beat the West Indies and win the Test series.


Image: Sachin Tendulkar of India is felicitated
Photographs: BCCI

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