PHOTOS: Tendulkar prepares for his 199th Test

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Updated: Monday, November 4, 2013, 16:51 [IST]
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Kolkata, Nov 4: Sachin Tendulkar on Monday began preparations for his 199th Test here at the Eden Gardens.

Tendulkar, who will retire from international cricket after the 200th Test in Mumbai, trained with his team-mates for the first Test of the two-match series against West Indies.

The first Test will be played here from November 6. Tendulkar arrived in Kolkata yesterday and was given a 199-rose welcome.

Today, he was greeted by his life-size wax statue at the stadium.

Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has made special plans to make it a memorable Test for Tendulkar at Eden Gardens.

Here are the pictures from Tendukar and Team India's training session today at Eden Gardens.


Stretching exercises for the master

Sachin Tendulkar does some stretching exercises during training at Eden Gardens. He will play his 199th Test against West Indies from November 6.

Sachin with Kohli, Yadav

Tendulkar is seen training with Virat Kohli and Umesh Yadav.

Little bit of fun

Tendulkar, Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli share a light moment.

Will he bowl?

Tendulkar checking cricket balls before practice at Eden Gardens.

Sachin with Kohli

Tendulkar in a jovial mood as he chats with Kohli.

Eden Gardens gets ready

Kolkata's iconic Eden Gardens is getting ready to host Sachin's 199th Test.

Captain Dhoni

India captain MS Dhoni arrives for training. He is seen here picking up few balls.

Sachin with Fletcher and Dhoni

MS Dhoni and coach Duncan Fletcher have a chat as Sachin trains.

Dhoni checks balls

Dhoni is seen checking the red balls. After few months of white ball cricket, it will be red cherry game for Team India.

Sachin tableau

Sachin Tendulkar tableau was flagged off today in Kolkata.

Story first published:  Monday, November 4, 2013, 16:35 [IST]
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