In Pics: Sachin Tendulkar's final lap of honour

Sat Nov 16 2013, 14:12 hrs
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. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)
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. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)
A teary-eyed Sachin Tendulkar today brought the curtains down on his phenomenal career by giving a heart-warming speech to thank his family, coaches, teammates, friends and fans, saying it was hard to believe that his life between "22 yards in the last 24 years" has come to end.  Sachin Tendulkar with his wife Anjali and daughter Sara after he won his careers last Test match against the West Indies at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
A teary-eyed Sachin Tendulkar today brought the curtains down on his phenomenal career by giving a heart-warming speech to thank his family, coaches, teammates, friends and fans, saying it was hard to believe that his life between "22 yards in the last 24 years" has come to end.
Sachin Tendulkar with his wife Anjali and daughter Sara after he won his careers last Test match against the West Indies at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
Trying hard to control his emotions, Sachin Tendulkar had the Wankhede crowd spell-bound with a thanks-giving speech every word of which drew applause.  Sachin Tendulkar thanks his fans after he won his careers last Test match against the West Indies at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
Trying hard to control his emotions, Sachin Tendulkar had the Wankhede crowd spell-bound with a thanks-giving speech every word of which drew applause.
Sachin Tendulkar thanks his fans after he won his careers last Test match against the West Indies at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
 "Friends please settle down, I'll get more emotional! It's hard to believe my wonderful journey is coming to an end," Tendulkar said immediately after his 200th and final Test which India won by an innings and 126 runs. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli carry Sachin on their shoulders after they won the Test match against the West Indies at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
"Friends please settle down, I'll get more emotional! It's hard to believe my wonderful journey is coming to an end," Tendulkar said immediately after his 200th and final Test which India won by an innings and 126 runs.
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli carry Sachin on their shoulders after they won the Test match against the West Indies at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
Handed the microphone at the end of the presentation ceremony, the 40-year-old struggled to keep his composure as he took out a list of people to thank at the end of a remarkable journey. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
Handed the microphone at the end of the presentation ceremony, the 40-year-old struggled to keep his composure as he took out a list of people to thank at the end of a remarkable journey. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
 "I have got a list of people to thank because sometimes I forget," Sachin joked.  "The first is my father (Ramesh Tendulkar), who passed away in 1999. Without his guidance I wouldn't be standing in front of you. he said 'chase your dreams, don't give up, the path will be difficult.' I miss him today," said Tendulkar, who always looked heavenwards after every big knock in memory of his father. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
"I have got a list of people to thank because sometimes I forget," Sachin joked.
"The first is my father (Ramesh Tendulkar), who passed away in 1999. Without his guidance I wouldn't be standing in front of you. he said 'chase your dreams, don't give up, the path will be difficult.' I miss him today," said Tendulkar, who always looked heavenwards after every big knock in memory of his father. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
Next in the list was Sachin's mother Rajni, who came to watch him for the first time in his farewell match and the other immediate family members. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
Next in the list was Sachin's mother Rajni, who came to watch him for the first time in his farewell match and the other immediate family members. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
"I don't know how she managed a naughty child like me. She just prayed and prayed from the day I started playing the game. For four years I stayed with my uncle and aunt when in school, they treated me like their own son," Sachin said mentioning his mother. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
"I don't know how she managed a naughty child like me. She just prayed and prayed from the day I started playing the game. For four years I stayed with my uncle and aunt when in school, they treated me like their own son," Sachin said mentioning his mother. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)

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