Lahli (Haryana), Oct 30: Sachin Tendulkar scripted a perfect finish for himself in his last Ranji Trophy outing here on Wednesday.
Tendulkar single-handedly guided Mumbai to a four-wicket victory against Haryana on the fourth and final day at the Bansi Lal Stadium.
The 40-year-old battled hard on a challenging pitch to sign off in style. He had started his Ranji Trophy career in 1988 with a 100 not out and in his final innings it was not a century but an equally worth 79 not out in a winning cause.
Tendulkar batted for 175 balls and scored six boundaries as Mumbai were successful in chasing 240.
He also left behind the disappointment of first innings where he scored just 5 runs. And the Lahli crowd were ecstatic to see him bow out of the domestic competition on a high.
Here is Tendulkar's final Ranji Trophy journey in pictures.
Sachin is hoisted
Sachin Tendulkar is hoisted by his team-mates after the victory.
Ready for final batting innings
Sachin Tendulkar walks out to bat for the last and final time in a Ranji Trophy in Lahli. He scored 79 not out and guided his team to victory against Haryana.
Saluting the legend
Haryana players line up to give a guard of honour to Sachin Tendulkar as he walks into bat for the last time in Ranji Trophy. Captain Ajay Jadeja (second right) and few others saluted the legend.
Hard fought half century
Sachin Tendulkar had to battle hard to score his runs. He is seen here celebrating his half century.
Sachin Tendulkar batted for 175 balls in the second innings. He scored 6 boundaries.
Sachin Tendulkar tries to guide the ball over the wicketkeeper.
Team-mates applaud the Master Blaster
Sachin Tendulkar returns to the pavilion 55 not out on the third day (Tuesday). He returned to bat on the final day and finished the job. Mumbai team-mates applaud the Master Blaster.
Earning his runs
Sachin Tendulkar takes a single during his second innings knock.
Not a pretty sight
Sachin Tendulkar was bowled by Mohit Sharma for just 5 runs in the first innings.
Honour for Sachin
Sachin Tendulkar receiving a momento from Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda before his last Ranji Trophy match in Lahli.
Disappointment in first innings
Sachin Tendulkar walks back to the pavilion in the first innings. He was out for 5.