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PHOTOS: Sachin Tendulkar's 199th Test journey

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Updated: Saturday, November 9, 2013, 17:06 [IST]
 
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Kolkata, Nov 9: Sachin Tendulkar managed just 10 runs in his 199th Test but what was satisfying for the Master Blaster was being part of the winning Indian team against West Indies at the Eden Gardens.

Tendulkar's farewell series has begun on a victorious note and he will be hoping to sign off in similar fashion in Mumbai when the second and final Test of the series starts on November 14.

Mumbai match will be Tendulkar's 200th and last. It was disappointing for many to see a lot of empty seats in Kolkata but it could be different at Wankhede Stadium.

At the end of Kolkata Test, Tendulkar was honoured and the best moment of the match for the fans was former India captain Sourav Ganguly felicitating and hugging the Master Blaster.

Here is Tendulkar's 199th Test journey in pictures.

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Goodbye to Eden Gardens

Sachin Tendulkar waves to the Eden Gardens' crowd after the completion of the Test match on Friday (November 8). India won by an innings and 51 runs against West Indies. Tendulkar scored 10 runs and took 1 wicket.

Honoured

Tendulkar is seen with Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Cricket Association of Bengal's president Jagmohan Dalmiya at the end of the match. Tendulkar was felicitated.

Tendulkar receives honour

Tendulkar is being felicitated by Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at the Eden Gardens.

When friends met

This was described as the best moment of the match by the fans. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly hugs Tendulkar.

Balloons in honour

Tendulkar and Ganguly release balloons carrying the Master Blaster's picture.

Ready to bowl

Tendulkar got his chance in the match to bowl first and later he batted. He struck immediately, getting Shane Shillingford LBW.

At the bowling crease

Tendulkar is pictured in his delivery stride.

Legspin

Tendulkar bowls legspin.

Footwork

Tendulkar uses his foot to field the ball during the first day of the Test match.

Obliging fans

Tendulkar obliges his fans at the Eden Gardens. His fans were spotted at the stadium wearing T-shirts with "199".

Inputs to the captain

Tendulkar talks to captain MS Dhoni during West Indies batting innings.

Celebration time

Tendulkar celebrates with Dhoni after taking a wicket.

Joy for Sachin

Tendulkar is seen with Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan celebrating the wicket of Shillingford.

Crowd is delighted

Tendulkar waves to the crowd while fielding at the boundary.

Ready to bat

Tendulkar gets ready to bat at Eden Gardens.

Umpire makes mistake

Umpire Nigel Llong wrongly adjudged Tendulkar LBW to Shillingford. Seen here is how he reacted as West Indies' players appeal.

Walking back disappointed

Tendulkar walks back to the pavilion after scoring just 10.

Exit at boundary

Tendulkar crosses the boundaryline as he heads back to the pavilion.

"Thank You Sachin", says BCCI

BCCI has started "Thank You Sachin" campaign on Twitter. Fans get Sachin-signed digital picture via Twitter. Here is the photo which Yuvraj Singh got.

First-day honour

Before the start of the Test, Tendulkar was honoured.

Special Sachin coin

Special Sachin coin was used for the toss at Eden Gardens.

Sachin's photo on tickets

Tendulkar's photo was printed on the match tickets at Eden Gardens. This is the first time in history that a player's image was printed on tickets.

Story first published:  Saturday, November 9, 2013, 16:59 [IST]
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