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    Relive Sachin Tendulkar's farewell in images

    • A celebrated career came to an emotional end at 11:46 a.m. on November 16, 2013, with Sachin delivering a gut-wrenching speech after ending his 24-year cricket life.

    • Fans thronged the Wankhede Stadium to show their love for Sachin Tendulkar and tell him how much he will be missed.

    • The historic game began with a number of festivities, including this gold coin specially designed for the toss in Sachin's 200th and last Test.

    • A stamp commemorating Sachin's contribution to cricket was released on November 14.

    • The West Indies team was not to be left behind and gifted Sachin a team jersey signed by their entire squad.

    • BCCI president N Srinivasan, on behalf of the Indian board, presented Sachin with a memento for playing 200 Tests, the most by any cricketer

    • Mumbai Cricket Association presented Sachin with a portrait of his before the start of the match.

    • Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test was the 150th for West Indies' talisman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who was also felicitated before the start of the match. (BCCI)

    • The moment of the opening day arrived when, after India bowled West Indies out for 182, Sachin came out to bat to a thunderous welcome by the Wankhede crowd.

    • Those who chose to stay at home on day one with West Indies batting first rushed to the Wankhede after the visitors were dismissed cheaply, and the chances of getting to see Sachin bat became a reality.

    • The West Indies team gave Sachin a guard of honour when he entered the playing arena at his customary No. 4 position. (BCCI)

    • Sachin scored 38 on day one and remained not out at stumps on day one.

    • Day 2 was nicely set up with Sachin still there in the middle, eyeing yet another landmark.

    • Sachin with legspin legend Shane Warne at nets before the start of play on Day 2. (BCCI)

    • It was a packed house as Sachin came out to resume his innings on the second morning. (BCCI)

    • The master enjoyed a nice battle with West Indian pacer Tino Best and even nudged him naughtily at the end of an over. (BCCI)

    • The roof of Wankhede almost came off when Sachin completed his 68th Test fifty, raising hopes of yet another century. (BCCI)

    • But a century wasn't to be, and the master was dismissed for 74 by Narsingh Deonarine who also entered into the history books, as Sachin took his last walk into a golden sunset. (BCCI)

    • Darren Sammy took the catch to dismiss Sachin and was congratulated for his effort by the team-mates. (BCCI)

    • With India taking a 313-run lead and then reducing WI to 43/3 at stumps on day two, the match was likely to end on Day 3, robbing the fans of a chance to see Sachin bat in the second innings. (BCCI)

    • Sachin's son Arjun chose to be a ball-boy on Day 2 and 3, doing something his father do during the 1987 World Cup in India. (BCCI)

    • India skipper MS Dhoni asked Sachin to lead the team onto the field on day three, anticipating that this could be the last day of the match. (BCCI)

    • With West Indies wickets falling in a heap and India drew closer to victory, Dhoni threw the ball to Sachin, largely on public demand as the crowd shouted 'We Want Sachin' since the start of play. (BCCI)

    • Team India, including the coaching and backroom staff, gathered for a photo-op at the start of Day 3. (BCCI)

    • At 11:46 a.m. on Nov 16, 2013, when Mohammad Shami took the last West Indies wicket, Sachin Tendulkar had retired. (BCCI)

    • The Indian team gave Sachin a mobile guard of honour until he crossed the boundary ropes one last time. (BCCI)

    • The Tendulkars with the rest of the team at the presentation ceremony. (BCCI)

    • Sachin talking to daughter Sara with son Arjun and wife Anjali looking on. (BCCI)

    • Sachin Tendulkar delivered a gut-wrenching, heart-warming speech that left the whole of India teary-eyed. (BCCI)

    • Sara, Arjun and Anjali joined Team India in their lap of honour, as Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni lifted Sachin on their shoulders. (BCCI)

    • Sachin took one of the stumps as a souvenir and then acknowledged the crowd for their overwhelming support. (BCCI)

    • The on-field festivities came to a fitting end with Sachin going back to the middle of the ground to touch the pitch, and with it a million hearts. (BCCI)