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HindustanTimes Sun,13 Jul 2014

The A-Z of Sachin Tendulkar

A look at the Master Blaster's 24-year-old cricket career.

Emotional farewell awaits Sachin as India aim for whitewash

Without doubt the most enduring phenomenon in modern cricket and India's biggest sporting icon, Sachin Tendulkar is all set for an epic curtain call starting tomorrow when he steps on the field against the West Indies for his 200th and final Test where emotions will weigh heavy.

True grit: how Sachin Tendulkar played on in pain

Former India coach John Wright reveals that the tennis elbow injury put doubts in Sachin Tendulkar’s mind but he never thought about quitting and how he weathered the storm. Sai Mohan reports.

Mumbai cricket fraternity confident of farewell ton

No cricketer has experienced pressure quite like Sachin Tendulkar. Such has been the expectation he has had to live with all throughout his career. However, the moment he has dreaded the most is finally upon him.

Shoaib’s fresh spin on retiring Tendulkar

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar had stirred a major controversy in his 2011 autobiography ‘Controversially Yours’ when he spoke of Sachin Tendulkar being scared of facing his bowling.

Will benefit if Tendulkar becomes administrator: Srinath

For all his life, he has been Sachin the player, Sachin the superstar. When he gets on to the other side of the fence, he will understand the game from an entirely different perspective, writes Javagal Srinath

For want of a nail, the shoe was lost

Sachin Tendulkar’s final Test at his homeground and a total of around 32,000 seats available, a chaotic situation was certain. The worst fears came true on Monday when a mere 3500 tickets for general public went up for sale.

Festive mood as Wankhede gears up for the last bow

As you head towards the Wankhede, the buzz around Sachin’s retirement hits you. From commuters at the Churchgate station, which adjoins the venue of the master’s swansong, to the guards at the stadium entrance, his name is on everyone's tongue.

Unlike Don, Master pads up amid unflinching loyalty

Mamata Banerjee hoardings still outnumber Sachin Tendulkar's in the City of Joy. But do believe the hype - everyone's breathing, eating and talking only Tendulkar. Slap that changed Sachin’s outlook

Tough to fill Sachin’s spot: Dravid

As Sachin Tendulkar prepares to walk into the sunset, a question mark remains over who will take over the No. 4 slot in the India line-up. Former India captain Rahul Dravid feels it will take some time to fill the void left by Tendulkar’s retirement.

Carpenter to Tendulkar’s rescue!

Mohan Sharma, a 40-year-old carpenter from Kalanaur village close to Lahli, will probably remember this Monday forever. He was called upon to help Sachin Tendulkar find form at the end of second day’s play during the Haryana-Mumbai Ranji Trophy match at Lahli.

Rose petals to be showered from sky on Sachin Tendulkar while batting

From a tableaux being fabricated to showering of 199 kg rose petals from the sky, the Cricket Association of Bengal today revealed their grand plans to make Sachin Tendulkar's penultimate Test at the Eden Gardens here next month a truly special affair.

Unwavering Tendulkar is there, so are Mumbai

For Mumbai, retiring legend Tendulkar was unbeaten on 55 and was fighting it out. At the end of the day, he was still there in his bid to make sure his last Ranji innings is for a winning cause, reports Sai Mohan.

Sachin ends Ranji career on a high, says ready for farewell Test series

Sachin Tendulkar's farewell game in domestic cricket has ended in a manner befitting his iconic stature, as the retiring legend guided Mumbai to a 4-wicket win over Haryana.

Hope I can live up to fans' expectations in last two Tests: Sachin

After guiding Mumbai to a Ranji win over Haryana in his final domestic game, retiring Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday said he is now eagerly looking forward to his farewell Test series against the West Indies, which starts in Kolkata on November 6.

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