PHOTOS: Sachin Tendulkar felicitated in Mumbai

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Published: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 13:14 [IST]
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Mumbai, Nov 12: Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) honoured Sachin Tendulkar by renaming Kandivali ground as Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana.

The felicitation ceremony on Monday evening (November 11) was attended by Tendulkar, Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, members of Team India and West Indies among other dignitaries. Tendulkar will retire after playing his 200th Test in Mumbai against West Indies this week (November 14 to 18).

"It felt special to read my name on the entry of the club. It feels good as I am not used to it. I didn't expect this. It was a humble experience. I thank MCA for this kind gesture," said Tendulkar.

MCA president Sharad Pawar lauded Tendulkar. "We will miss the 'Saaachin, Saaachin' chant at the stadium. We thank him for giving so many pleasurable moments to the entire country for the last 24 years," Pawar said.

Here are the pictures from the felicitation ceremony.


Tendulkar receives memento

Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan, Mayor Sunil Prabhu and agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar felicitating Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar during the inauguration of Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana Club in North Mumbai on Monday.

Sachin with wife Anjali

MCA president Sharad Pawar (left) with Sachin Tendulkar and his wife Anjali (right).

A general view of the ground

Kandivali ground on the eve of renaming ceremony as the Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana Club in North Mumbai.

India captain MS Dhoni

India captain MS Dhoni is welcomed.

Rohit Sharma with Pawar

Rohit Sharma is seen with Sharad Pawar.

Sachin with team-mates

Tendulkar talks to his team-mates.

Tendulkar looks at the memento

Tendulkar and his wife Anjali look at the memento along with Pawar.

Gavaskar arrives

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar arrives.

A view at night

A general view of the facility at night.

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