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Fans across India and abroad give cricketing genius a befitting farewell as he hangs up his boots.
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It is final: the era of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is over. The little maestro walked off the cricketing field for one last time on Thursday, helping India to crush the West Indies in Mumbai. Cricketing fans turned out in great numbers to bid the master batsman a befitting farewell.



/AP Photo/ Mahesh Kumar A.

Cricket lovers regretted that their favourite batsman was retiring. But they made his final appearance a memorable event, wishing him good luck.



/Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Tendulkar's appeal transcended age and regions: here, an elderly woman holds aloft a sign saying the cricketing genius will be missed.



/Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

The Mumbai Test was a sell-out with Tendulkar fans descending at the stadium to watch him.



/Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Fans say Tendulkar will live in their hearts. Here, a fan sports a T-shirt with Tendulkar's image emblazoned on it.



/Noah Seelam/ AFP Getty

Regarded as the "God of Cricket" by many, prayers were offered to Tendulkar across India as he played his final Test match.



/Vivek Prakash/ Reuters

Tendulkar says his dream was to wear the Indian cap and colours. He has had a dream run, setting records that others will struggle to surpass.



/Jayanta Shaw/ AP

Tendulkar mania swept India as he played his last Test match with fans paying tribute to him in street corners across cities.



/Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Millions mourned Tendulkar's retirement. But amid the overwhelming sadness was the collective realisation that the maestro now deserved a well-deserved break from competitive cricket. 




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It is final: the era of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is over. The little maestro walked off the cricketing field for one last time on Thursday, helping India to crush the West Indies in Mumbai. Cricketing fans turned out in great numbers to bid the master batsman a befitting farewell.

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Cricket lovers regretted that their favourite batsman was retiring. But they made his final appearance a memorable event, wishing him good luck.

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Tendulkar(***)s appeal transcended age and regions: here, an elderly woman holds aloft a sign saying the cricketing genius will be missed.

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The Mumbai Test was a sell-out with Tendulkar fans descending at the stadium to watch him.

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Fans say Tendulkar will live in their hearts. Here, a fan sports a T-shirt with Tendulkar(***)s image emblazoned on it.

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Regarded as the "God of Cricket" by many, prayers were offered to Tendulkar across India as he played his final Test match.

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Tendulkar says his dream was to wear the Indian cap and colours. He has had a dream run, setting records that others will struggle to surpass.

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Tendulkar mania swept India as he played his last Test match with fans paying tribute to him in street corners across cities.

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Millions mourned Tendulkar(***)s retirement. But amid the overwhelming sadness was the collective realisation that the maestro now deserved a well-deserved break from competitive cricket. 

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Though Tendulkar will no more take the guard at the crease and bat, his towering accomplishments will continue to inspire future cricketers.

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