New Delhi, Oct 7: Curtains came down on Sachin Tendulkar's Twenty20 journey at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Sunday night (October 6). It was a fitting finish to his T20 career as he lifted the Champions League 2013 Trophy along with his Mumbai Indians team-mates.
Mumbai Indians defeated Rajasthan Royals by 33 runs in the final. Tendulkar, the batsman, did not have the final flourish with the bat. He was castled by Shane Watson for just 15 runs off 13.
But the end was memorable. RR could not chase down 203 and Tendulkar's individual batting disappointment was replaced for joyous scenes at the Kotla.
In all, Tendulkar, turned out in MI jersey 91 times. He scored 2,599 runs with 1 century (100 not out). He averaged 32.48 and strike rate was 118.62. He constructed 14 half centuries. Overall, Tendulkar played 96 T20s including 1 T20 International. He amassed 2,797 runs (average: 32.90. strike rate: 121.08, 1 hundred, 16 fifties).
This year was the most memorable as he was part of the double success - IPL 6 title and last night the CLT20 crown.
Here, we have put together Tendulkar's journey as MI player in pictures.
Sachin with CLT20 trophy
Sachin Tendulkar and his team-mates celebrate with the CLT20 trophy after defeating Rajasthan Royals in the final on Sunday.
Respect for the legend
Dinesh Karthik and Ambati Rayudu carry Sachin Tendulkar around the ground after winning the CLT20 Trophy. The scene was reminiscent of World Cup 2011 final in Mumbai where Tendulkar was carried in same way by Virat Kohli and others.
Sachin and Dravid for final time
Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid greet each other ahead of the CLT20 final. Dravid played his last competitive match on Sunday.
End of Sachin in T20s
Shane Watson spoils Sachin's day. The Australia clean bowled the Master Blaster for 15 runs. His offstumps was uprooted.
Final walk begins
Sachin Tendulkar starts his walk back to the pavilion after being dismissed by Watson. RR players look on in the background. Tendulkar was given an guard of honour by his team-mates. Players and crowd gave him a standing ovation too.
The MI helmet is off for the final time
For the final time, Sachin takes his MI helmet off on his way back to the dressing room.
A look at the crowd
Sachin looks at the crowd as he continues his walk back to the pavilion.
15 runs in final innings
A combination of pictures shows Sachin's return to the pavilion.
The final scoring-shot
This was Sachin's final scoring-shot, a cover drive to the boundary. He was bowled the next ball. Brian Lara described it as "one of Sachin's best".
Sachin with Harbhajan
Harbhajan Singh turned the CLT20 final in favour of MI with three wickets in one over. Sachin celebrates here with the offspinner.
Sachin and Harbhajan cannot hide their joy after the latter took a wicket to take MI closer to the CLT20 title.
Sachin and his team-mates celebrate the IPL 6 success in May this year. They made it a double of IPL and CLT20 in 2013, only second team to achieve this feat after Chennai Super Kings (2010).
Sachin with his family after IPL 6 success
Sachin with his wife and daughter after IPL 6 success in May this year.
Sachin meets Lara
Sachin and Brian Lara were seen together during CLT20 semi-final in New Delhi.
The Wright way works
Sachin is seen here having tea with team-mate Harbhajan. At the right in John Wright, who is MI's coach. Wright has been instrumental in MI's double success. He took charge before IPL this year.
Sachin is captured in a jovial mood during this year's IPL tournament
At 40, Sachin celebrates
Sachin celebrated his 40th birthday during this year's IPL. After turning 40, he has won two trophies - IPL and CLT20.
Off the field
Sachi (right) and his MI team-mates dance with Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon during an event.
A groundsman takes Sachin's autograph during IPL 2013.
Legends in one team
Sachin, Ricky Ponting and Anil Kumble discuss strategies for IPL. This year, MI appointed Ponting as captain and Kumble as team's mentor. However, due to poor form, Ponting was dropped.
Big shot from the big man
Sachin plays a big shot against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 6.
The straight drive
Sachin plays a straight drive during one of the IPL 6 matches.
At the picturesque Dharamsala ground
Sachin is seen at the picturesque HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala during IPL 6.
Sachin with Malinga
Sachin jumps to celebrate with Lasith Malinga. The Sri Lankan missed the CLT20 due to injury.
Sachin with Pollard
Sachin and Kieron Pollard captured in a jovial mood during training.
Sachin and Johnson
Sachin is seen here with Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson. The left-arm seamer impressed with MI.
Sachin out for a duck
Sachin is seen here being dismissed by CSK's Dirk Nannes for a duck in IPL 6.
Sachin prepared hard for CLT20
Sachin prepared for the CLT20 in Mumbai.
Ponting checks Sachin's shoe
Ponting checks Sachin's shoes during a training session.