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Tendulkar junior performs as ball boy in dad's farewell Test

PTI  Mumbai, November 15, 2013
First Published: 15:40 IST(15/11/2013) | Last Updated: 19:54 IST(15/11/2013)

Twenty six years after Sachin Tendulkar performed as a ball boy at the Wankhede Stadium, his son Arjun was on Friday seen on the ground doing the same duty in the legendary batsman's farewell Test in Mumbai.

14-year-old Arjun, who was part of Mumbai's under-14 squad last year, was on the ground when the cricket legend was batting in his landmark 200th Test and also when he was caught at slips by Darren Sammy off Narsingh Deonarine.

Sachin Tendulkar scored 74 off 118 balls, in what could probably be his last innings for India.

Interestingly, Tendulkar had performed the job of a ball boy at the age of 14 during the India versus Zimbabwe match during the 1987 World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium.

Tendulkar's farewell Test attracted a number of celebrities to the stadium, who wanted to have one last glimpse at the Master Blaster's batting.

Ace tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi, and Bollywood stars like Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D'Souza were present to see the veteran batsman in action.

Even Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was also present at the stadium on the second day of the second Test against West Indies.


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