Kolkata, Dec 4: They might be calling for Sachin Tendulkar's retirement in recent times. But India's iconic batsman is still the favourite among fans and budding cricketers. You have to be at the Eden Gardens to see what Tendulkar means to them.
As Indian team practised for the third Test against England, starting on Wednesday (December 5), as always, Tendulkar was the cynosure of all eyes.
The local boys who were at the ground during India's training session, were busy clicking photos with the Master Blaster.
The boys rushed towards Tendulkar to take his autograph besides posing with the superstar of Indian cricket and he obliged.
Tuesday's sight was just another reminder to critics that Tendulkar is still the most loved Indian player, as it has been for more than 20 years now.
See the images below of Tendulkar, India and England practice sessions.
Sachin Tendulkar trains
Sachin Tendulkar drives during a training session at Eden Gardens on Tuesday.
Virender Sehwag arrives
Virender Sehwag carries his bats for training session in Kolkata on Tuesday.
Sachin and Gambhir
Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir take a break at Kolkata's Eden Gardens on Tuesday.
Sachin and Yuvraj
Sachin Tendulkar is attended by physio while Yuvraj Singh stretches.
I am the strongest
Cheteshwar Pujara seen with Yuvraj Singh in Kolkata on Tuesday.
Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni checks Virat Kohli's hand.
Sehwag and Sachin
Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar during training.
England coach Andy Flower and captain Alastair Cook inspect Eden Gardens pitch.
England team trains
England team trains at Eden Gardens