Tendulkar Retires
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Three guesses for whose spot that is in the Oval dressing room
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Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag relive old memories
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MS Dhoni poses with Sachin Tendulkar at the screening of the latter's biopic
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The India players pose at the screening of Sachin Tendulkar's biopic, 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams'
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Sachin Tendulkar shares a light moment with Yuvraj Singh, while Ajinkya Rahane looks on
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Sachin Tendulkar poses with his coach, Ramakant Achrekar, at the screening of his biopic, 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams'
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The Indian team and support staff pose with Sachin Tendulkar at the screening of his biopic, 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams'
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Sachin Tendulkar, an honorary Indian Air Force Group Captain, shares a moment with the Indian Air Force staff at an event
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Sachin Tendulkar celebrated his 44th birthday in front of a doting Wankhede crowd
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Sachin Tendulkar gestures during the New Delhi Marathon
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Sachin Tendulkar addresses the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit
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Sachin Tendulkar does shadow practice
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The Duchess of Cambridge chats with Sachin Tendulkar during a visit to Mumbai
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Former cricketers Wasim Akram, Imran Khan, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan were felicitated ahead of the game
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Sachin Tendulkar played cricket with children at an event in New Delhi
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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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    • 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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