Eden readies to shower Sachin Tendulkar with '199' greetings 

One hundred and ninety-nine kg of rose petals will be showered from the skies, while 199 bunches of balloons will be floating in the air to greet batting great Sachin Tendulkar at the Eden Gardens... READ MORE

Sachin Tendulkar disappoints in his final Ranji match

The hype was around Sachin Tendulkar before young Mohit Sharma cashed in on the moment with an all-round effort, which, however, could not prevent Mumbai from having their nose slightly ahead at the end of the first day... READ MORE

Ranji important but no guarantee for selection: Sachin

Sachin Tendulkar might have taken the Ranji route to prepare for his swansong Test series but he has no qualms in conceding that a good performance in the country's premier cricket tournament is no guarantee for a berth in the Indian national side... READ MORE

MCA decides ticket prices for Tendulkar's farewell Test

Mumbai Cricket Association fixed the prices for the tickets to its member clubs and public at large for Sachin Tendulkar's farewell Test against the West Indies at Wankhede Stadium... READ MORE

No one can replace Sachin, says Chetan Sharma

Former India pace bowler Chetan Sharma has said that no one can fit into the big shoes of champion batsman Sachin Tendulkar in Test cricket... READ MORE

Muzumdar recollects: When cake was cut to celebrate Sachin's dismissal

Amol Muzumdar recollects how a cake was cut to celebrate Sachin's dismissal in the 1988 Giles Shield final... READ MORE

Big plans in place to greet Sachin Tendulkar in Eden Test 

Sachin Tendulkar is likely to be greeted by thousands of spectators wearing his mask or the waving of placards with slogans eulogizing the batting genius at the Eden Gardens gallery... READ MORE

Elder brother Ajit's role in Sachin Tendulkar's career

To trace the cricketing roots of Sachin Tendulkar is to go back to the day in the early 1980s when he was taken to Ramakant Achrekar’s nets at Shivaji Park by his elder brother Ajit... READ MORE


Sachin Tendulkar-Vinod Kambli's historic 664-run stand

Sachin Tendulkar was known in Mumbai's cricketing circles as a terrific little talent but his unbeaten innings of 326 for Shardashram Vidyamandir against St Xavier's in 1988... READ MORE

Examining coach Ramakant Achrekar's role in Sachin's career  
If there’s one photograph that Sachin Tendulkar would have loved to display on his wall at home, it would probably be an image of himself sitting behind Ramakant Achrekar while the coach rode his Lambretta... READ MORE

Meet the man who bowled first ball to Sachin in first-class cricket

Making my debut for Gujarat, I was bowling to Sachin who had come into bat in the previous over when Mumbai captain Lalchand Rajput was run out. Sachin was only 15 and I was eager to take his wicket. He defended the first two deliveries... READ MORE

Young cricketers will miss Sachin's presence in dressing room: Dravid

Former captain Rahul Dravid feels the Indian team's young cricketers would miss inspiration in the dressing room when Sachin Tendulkar calls it quits after his 200th Test even though his legacy would linger for a long time to come... READ MORE

Sachin never got enough credit for his captaincy: Jatin Paranjape

Former India ODI player Jatin Paranjape recalls his days with Sachin Tendulkar as a junior and senior Mumbai player... READ MORE

15-year-old Sachin played me with absolute ease: Raju Kulkarni

I remember a curly-haired kid, who answered to the name of Sachin Tendulkar, walking into bat at the fall of a wicket that I had claimed during a practice game before the start of Mumbai's 1988-89 season... READ MORE

Remembering Sachin Tendulkar's maiden England tour

Kailash Gattani, who managed Sachin Tendulkar on his two Star Cricket Club tours to England, speaks to MiD DAY on those great summers of 1988 and 1989... READ MORE

CAB wants Sachin Tendulkar’s photo on Test match ticket

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) will be seeking permission of the Indian Cricket Board so that they can have a photograph of Sachin Tendulkar on match ticket... READ MORE

Sachin Tandulkar to get 'dabbawala' salute at farewell Test  

When he retires after his 200th Test match in Mumbai next month, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar will get a salute from a familiar but an unexpected and equally legendary tribe - the Mumbai "dabbawalas"... READ MORE 

The ‘Bat Man’ wants Sachin to break Lara's 400 Test record 

He won't be there to watch Sachin Tendulkar to witness the hype and hoopla his farewell Test series but the man who claims to have repaired and crafted more than 20 bats for the senior batsman wants him to break Brian Lara's record of 400 runs in a Test before saying goodbye to the game... READ MORE

Fill up Eden at Sachin's penultimate Test, appeals Ganguly

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly appealed to the city's cricket buffs to fill up Eden Gardens during the November 6-10 Test match against the West Indies... READ MORE

I am privileged to have played against Sachin: Shane Warne

Legendary spinner Shane Warne has described his one time nemesis and later friend Sachin Tendulkar, who has announced retirement from Test cricket, as the greatest batsman of his generation... READ MORE

Dalmiya promises to make Sachin Tendulkar’s penultimate match memorable

Upbeat at getting Sachin Tendulkar's penultimate Test of his career at Eden Gardens, Cricket Association of Bengal president Jagmohan Dalmiya promised that CAB would make it a memorable one... READ MORE

Wankhede braces up for Sachin's last Test

Ever since the announcement of Wankhede Stadium getting the right to host Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test, his 200th match, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) board line number hasn’t stopped ringing... READ MORE

Cricket fraternity pays rich tributes to Sachin Tendulkar

There was an eerie sense of emptiness even as cricketers, past and present, paid rich tributes to Sachin Tendulkar as he decided to call time on his illustrious career after playing in his landmark 200th Test next month... READ MORE

I will miss Tendulkar at mid-on, mid-off: Irfan Pathan

India seamer Irfan Pathan said that he will miss Sachin Tendulkar's valuable tips at mid-on or mid-off while taking his run up after the veteran bids goodbye following his last Test against the West Indies... READ MORE

Sachin's retirement a sad day for Indian cricket: Neil Robertson

Coming from Australia, it did not come as a surprise when world number one snooker player Neil Robertson talked about his country's great cricketing rivalry with India and Sachin Tendulkar's retirement from Test cricket... READ MORE

Australian skipper Bailey hopes Sachin ends his career with win

Australia skipper George Bailey said that Sachin Tendulkar deserves every bit of accolade for his monumental achievements and hoped the Indian legend signs off his career with a win... READ MORE

Cricket will be poorer without Sachin: Pakistan media

The Pakistan English press has showered heap of praise on legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar in their editorials, saying "the game of cricket will surely be poorer without him"... READ MORE

My heartbeat literally stopped on hearing Sachin's retirement: Big B

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is disappointed over master blaster Sachin Tendulkar's decision to call it quits after his 200th Test match... READ MORE

Sachin Tendulkar's greatest moments

As the batting maestro takes his last bow, we revisit ten glittering triumphs in an extraordinary career that has spanned over two decades... READ MORE

Yuvraj Singh dedicates match-winning knock to Tendulkar

He should have been on cloud nine after smashing a match-winning unbeaten 77 against Australia in the one-off T20 International in his comeback match, but Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh said that he had mixed feelings as it came on the day Sachin Tendulkar retires from Test cricket... READ MORE

I knew Sachin’s retirement was coming, says MS Dhoni

He is disappointed that Sachin Tendulkar is just two Tests away from quitting international cricket but Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that he is happy as well to see the celebrated veteran go out on his own terms... READ MORE

Sachin Tendulkar hangs up his boots, to shun white jersey after 200th match

The 40-year-old Tendulkar, who has not been in the best of form in recent times, has informed the BCCI about his decision to quit Test cricket after a glorious career spanning 24 years... READ MORE

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