On November 16, 2013, Wankhede Stadium was packed with rafters and shed collective tears when legend Sachin Tendulkar played the last day of his famous international career.
The last Tendulkar test is also the 200th in the longest format. This series, which is against the West Indies, has two Test matches and the last one is played at Wankhede in Mumbai, the hometown of Tendulkar.
The West Indies were ready for the first 182 beatings and India posted 495 in response, making the possibility of a bleak second half India. The crowd knew, which might be the reason why the dismissal of Tendulkar was greeted with a shocking silence that lasted a few seconds before applause echoed around the stands.
The great player scored 74 in that round and was replaced by Virat Kohli in the middle, so that opportunity could also mark the last time the Indian captain's arrival to fold was under the radar.
November 16 is the last day of the Test with Mohammed Shami firing Shannon Gabriel. The Tendulkar Test career thus ended in 15,291 runs, 51 centuries, 68 fifties and an average of 53.78 at 329 innings. He has scored 18,426 times in his ODI career with an average of 44.38 in 463 matches, destroying 49 tons and 96 fifties.
Tendulkar had previously retired from ODI cricket and had played his last match in the Indian Premier League but the retirement test had a sense of finality for it.
That is the only format that Tendulkar regularly plays and therefore hanging shoes from the longest game format means that fans will really see an Indian team without Tendulkar anywhere in the picture, something that has not happened for 24 years in Indian cricket history. .