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PHOTOS: Sachin Tendulkar in the nets...one last time!

Last updated on: November 13, 2013 16:07 IST

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Sachin Tendulkar was a relaxed man as he trained in the nets on Wednesday, the eve of his 200th and final Test, at the Wankhede stadium.

The batting icon will retire from cricket after the second and final Test against the West Indies, which begins in Mumbai on Thursday.

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Image: Sachin Tendulkar trains in the nets at the Wankhede stadium on Wednesday
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He entered the Wankhede stadium at around 10 am and was felicitated by the groundstaff, who presented a bouquet before he posed for photographs with the group.

Board of Control for Cricket in India president N Srinivasan also came to the Indian nets and had a long discussion with Tendulkar after giving him a hug.

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Image: BCCI President N Srinivasan chats with coach Duncan Fletcher during India's nets session at the Wankhede on Wednesday
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After his batting session, Tendulkar had a lengthy discussion with youngsters Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami.

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Image: Sachin Tendulkar talks to Cheteshwar Puajara during India's training session at the Wankhede on Wednesday
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Tendulkar batted in the nets for 30 minutes before he practiced in the side nets, asking young net bowlers to bowl for nearly an hour at him.

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Tendulkar later joined the Indian team and played a game of football.

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Stating that Tendulkar's retirement would leave a big void in the dressing room, spin legend Bishen Singh Bedi said players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have learnt a lot from the champion batsman.

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While speculation is rife about what the Master Blaster will do once he ends his 24-year career, there are a few suggestions in the offing as well.

“One thing is for sure, he will always remain involved with cricket,” said Niranjan Shah.

“In fact, with his great knowledge about the game I can very well imagine him as a cricket administrator, working with the BCCI,” he added.

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Tendulkar also obliged the media by posing for photographs with reporters and photographers before heading back to the dressing room after nearly two hours in the sun.

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The ground-staff at the Wankhede, some of whom saw a 15-year-old Tendulkar make his Ranji debut at this very ground 25 years back, came up and spoke with him.

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