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Nov 17 2013, 15:26 IST
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It was an emotional Sachin Tendulkar who walked off the field for one last time in Indian colours. With a stump in his hand and tears in his eyes, Tendulkar was given a very unique mobile 'Guard of Honour' by the Indian cricket team (IE Photo Ravi Kanojia) It was an emotional Sachin Tendulkar who walked off the field for one last time in Indian colours. With a stump in his hand and tears in his eyes, Tendulkar was given a very unique mobile 'Guard of Honour' by the Indian cricket team (IE Photo Ravi Kanojia)
SummaryAn emotional Sachin Tendulkar walked off the field with a stump in his hand and tears in his eyes.

The legendary Sachin Tendulkar got a memorable gift in his emotionally-charged farewell Test which lasted just about two and a half days as India crushed a hapless West Indies by an innings and 126 runs to complete a 2-0 whitewash in one of the most lopsided contests in recent history.

Sachin Tendulkar, Sachin Tendulkar Retirement

There was an outpouring of emotions when the moment arrived as a teary-eyed Tendulkar left the playing arena, which he dominated for 24 long years. Amid standing ovations from his teammates as well as the fans who had thronged the stadium to see the champion for one last time, Tendulkar walked into the sunset of his glittering career.

Starting the day at 43 for three, the West Indies were skittled out for a paltry 187 in their second innings as Pragyan Ojha completed a match-haul of 10 wickets taking his second five-for.

Only seven sessions of play was possible in a Test match in which one of the most respected and celebrated cricketers in the history bid goodbye to the game in front of his home crowd and his family, many of whom watched him for the first time from the stands.

Sachin Tendulkar, Sachin Tendulkar Retirement

Gauging the emotional atmosphere, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, once the play was extended for 15 minutes after the fall of eighth wicket, introduced Tendulkar to roll his arms for a couple of overs amid deafening cheers from the partisan crowd.

He pitched a googly right, bowled a few loopy half volleys which were cheered by one and all.

He didn't have much luck like the first Test but it didn't matter as Dhoni replaced Tendulkar with his frontline spinner Ashwin, who got the ninth wicket of the West Indies innings.

Moment after the final West Indies wicket fell, the Indian cricketers converged around the 'Man of the Moment' and handed him a souvenir stump as they came one by one to hug him.

Sachin Tendulkar, Sachin Tendulkar Retirement

After that a relay 'Guard of Honour' was given by Dhoni and his men as Tendulkar walked out of the pitch one final time trying hard to conceal his emotions under the floppy sun hat.

But one could see him wipe a tear off as the West Indies players came down to congratulate the legend on a wonderful career. Arjun Tendulkar, who was doing the duty of

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