Sachin Tendulkar prepares Wankhede to ensure mother's presence for his farewell Test

Tue Oct 22 2013, 11:29 hrs
Sachin Tendulkar is trying to ensure that his mother has no difficulty getting to the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president box from where she is expected to watch her son play his 200th and final Test match. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
Sachin Tendulkar is trying to ensure that his mother has no difficulty getting to the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president box from where she is expected to watch her son play his 200th and final Test match. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
Sachin Tendulkar inspects the special structure which is specially made for his mother at Wankhade stadium. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
Sachin Tendulkar inspects the special structure which is specially made for his mother at Wankhade stadium. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
As he arrived for the Mumbai Ranji team's practice session on Monday, Tendulkar spoke at length with MCA officials about providing a ramp at the entrance to the box. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
As he arrived for the Mumbai Ranji team's practice session on Monday, Tendulkar spoke at length with MCA officials about providing a ramp at the entrance to the box. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
Tendulkar, who had ascertained that the lift to the box wasn't big enough to accommodate his mother's wheel-chair, was not happy with the temporary metal ramp that the MCA showed him. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
Tendulkar, who had ascertained that the lift to the box wasn't big enough to accommodate his mother's wheel-chair, was not happy with the temporary metal ramp that the MCA showed him. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
The batsman's mother, Rajni, has never seen him play at a stadium, and has made an exception for his farewell Test. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
The batsman's mother, Rajni, has never seen him play at a stadium, and has made an exception for his farewell Test. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
Sachin Tendulkar during the Ranji practice at Wankhade stadium. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
Sachin Tendulkar during the Ranji practice at Wankhade stadium. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
India will play the West Indies at Tendulkar's home ground from November 14 to 18. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
India will play the West Indies at Tendulkar's home ground from November 14 to 18. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
MCA joint secretary Nitin Dalal told The Indian Express that all arrangements would be made in the coming days. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
MCA joint secretary Nitin Dalal told The Indian Express that all arrangements would be made in the coming days. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
"We will make sure that everything is taken care of and every assistance is provided to Tendulkar's family. His mother is in a wheelchair and we will prepare the ramp so that she can enter the president box without any problem," he said. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
"We will make sure that everything is taken care of and every assistance is provided to Tendulkar's family. His mother is in a wheelchair and we will prepare the ramp so that she can enter the president box without any problem," he said. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
The entire Tendulkar clan is expected to be at the Wankhede for the Test. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
The entire Tendulkar clan is expected to be at the Wankhede for the Test. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)

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