It was the day India had dreaded for so long. Sachin Tendulkar, a national institution and one of the finest cricketers to ever pick up a bat, finally retired from the sport two years ago.
In fitting fashion, the ‘Master Blaster’ brought the curtains down in his hometown Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai with 74 as West Indies were blown away by an innings and 126 runs to wrap up the series 2-0.
All the attention was on Tendulkar, who delivered a rousing speech in front of a doting crowd and enjoyed a victory lap of the ground held aloft by his grateful team-mates.
This was his 200th and final Test match, finishing up with a gigantic 15,921 runs – the highest tally ever recorded.
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