Little Master's first innings 74 his last in Test cricket as he bows out at the Wankhede
Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th and final game for India ended with an innings victory over the West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.
The Little Master appeared to shed a tear as he left the field to a raucous reception from the Mumbai crowd, with everyone seemingly wanting to shake his hand.
He may have fallen short of a century in the first innings, but a fluid 74 showed he can still cut it with the best when it matters most.
That the game’s most famous name will never play again may be difficult for some fans to accept.
But Tendulkar went out on a high after the West Indies were skittled for 182 in the first innings and 187 in the second, with India amassing 495 in between.
Chasing a fairytale ending, MS Dhoni brought Tendulkar on to bowl with Darren Sammy’s West Indies eight down in the final moments.
But it was Shami Ahmad who picked up the final wicket of Shannon Gabriel which closed the curtain on Tendulkar’s glittering career.