Tendulkar Retires


Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar at the post-match press conference
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Picture perfect: Sachin Tendulkar unleashes his famous cover drive
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As always, Sachin Tendulkar drew the biggest cheers
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Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar share a lighter moment
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The feeling is mutual between Sachin Tendulkar and his adoring fans in New York
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Sachin Tendulkar is all smiles as he prepares to bat at Citi Field
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Captain v captain, Shane Warne v Sachin Tendulkar
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Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar at the coin toss
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Sachin Tendulkar gets some pre-game love from new team-mate Shoaib Akhtar
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Sachin Tendulkar at Citi Field, New York
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Sachin Tendulkar passes along tips to young cricketers during a clinic at Citi Field
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Sachin Tendulkar and Shoaib Akhtar at the All-Stars launch in New York
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The two squads for the Cricket All-Stars game in New York
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Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne pose with the entire Cricket All-Stars squad
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Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne pose with the Cricket All-Stars trophy
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Sachin Tendulkar prepares for the Cricket All-Stars Series
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Glenn McGrath and the trainees at the MRF Pace Foundation are all ears to Sachin Tendulkar
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Jagmohan Dalmiya and Sachin Tendulkar after the BCCI advisory committee meeting
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MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar joke around ahead of the game
Yuvraj Singh and Sachin Tendulkar share a lighter moment
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    • February 23-25, 1988
      A monster in the making
      • Sachin Tendulkar, 14, and Vinod Kambli, 16 compile a 664-run unbroken partnership for Shardashram Vidyamandir against St Xavier's at Azad Maidan. Kambli makes 349 not out, Tendulkar 326 not out. It remains the highest partnership recorded in any form of cricket, until in November 2006 two schoolboys from Hyderabad - Manoj Kumar and Mohammad Shaibaz - overtake the record with an unbeaten 721-run partnership.
    • December 11, 1988
      Truly first-class debut
      • At 15, scores an unbeaten century against Gujarat at the Wankhede Stadium to become the youngest Indian to make a hundred on first-class debut. Was picked after Bombay captain Dilip Vengsarkar watched him negotiate Kapil Dev in the nets.
    • December 14, 1989
      Bloody-minded to start with
      • On the last day of the last Test of his first Test series, in Sialkot, gets hit on the nose by Waqar Younis - also in his first series. Falls down, gets up, and wipes away the gushing blood. Medical assistance is declined. Is eventually out for 57.
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