Sachin Tendulkar bowls in the nets, Auckland, December 24, 2002 © AFP

  • Dec 22, 2002

    Sehwag, Ganguly and Tendulkar look disappointed at the end of match presentation ceremony. 2nd Test: New Zealand v India at Hamilton, 19-23 Dec 2002 © Photosport

  • Dec 22, 2002

    Members of the Indian team celebrate the dismissal of McMillan. 2nd Test: New Zealand v India at Hamilton, 19-23 Dec 2002 © Photosport

  • Dec 22, 2002

    Tendulkar drives a delivery through the covers. 2nd Test: New Zealand v India at Hamilton, 19-23 Dec 2002 © Photosport

  • Dec 22, 2002

    Tendulkar sways back out of the way of a short delivery. 2nd Test: New Zealand v India at Hamilton, 19-23 Dec 2002 © Photosport

  • Dec 21, 2002

    Members of the Indian team celebrate the dismissal of Tuffey. 2nd Test: New Zealand v India at Hamilton, 19-23 Dec 2002 © Photosport

  • Dec 20, 2002

    Tendulkar is struck on the thigh by a delivery. 2nd Test: New Zealand v India at Hamilton, 19-23 Dec 2002 © Photosport

  • Dec 20, 2002

    Tendulkar inspects the condition of the ground as a helicopter hovers in the background to dry the field. 2nd Test: New Zealand v India at Hamilton, 19-23 Dec 2002 © Photosport

  • Dec 19, 2002

    Tendulkar signs autographs for fans as he leaves the ground. 2nd Test: New Zealand v India at Hamilton, 19-23 Dec 2002 © Photosport

  • Dec 13, 2002

    Khan celebrates the dismissal of Astle with Tendulkar and Agarkar. 1st Test: New Zealand v India at Wellington, 12-16 Dec 2002 © Photosport

  • Dec 13, 2002

    Members of the Indian team watch the replay of the dismissal of McMillan. 1st Test: New Zealand v India at Wellington, 12-16 Dec 2002 © Photosport

  • Dec 12, 2002

    Sachin Tendulkar hops to cope with the bounce © Getty Images

  • Dec 12, 2002

    Tendulkar leaves the field after being dismissed. 1st Test: New Zealand v India at Wellington, 12-16 Dec 2002 © Photosport

  • Dec 11, 2002

    Tendulkar shapes to cut a delivery in the nets at Wellington, 11 Dec 2002 © Photosport

  • Dec 11, 2002

    Tendulkar and Kaif leave the field after practice at Wellington, 11 Dec 2002 © Photosport

  • Dec 8, 2002

    Sachin Tendulkar hooks on his way to an unbeaten 52 against Central Districts © Getty Images

  • Dec 4, 2002

    Tendulkar is interviewed by Gavin Larsen after receiving the man of the match award. Super Max International: New Zealand v India at Christchurch, 4 Dec 2002 © Photosport

  • Dec 4, 2002

    Tendulkar drives a delivery down the ground. Super Max International: New Zealand v India at Christchurch, 4 Dec 2002 © Photosport

  • Dec 4, 2002

    Tendulkar lofts a delivery down the ground. Super Max International: New Zealand v India at Christchurch, 4 Dec 2002 © Photosport