Sachin Tendulkar is set to play his 199th Test against West Indies at the Eden Gardens © Getty Images
Kolkata: Nov 2, 2013
Kolkata is leaving no stone unturned to accord a grand farewell to batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar when he plays his penultimate Test match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata from November 6-10.
Even the match tickets will commemorate his genius with a portrait of a young Tendulkar by renowned painter Jogen Chowdhury.
A curly haired 16-year-old Sachin, in pen and ink, adorns the opening day ticket which went on sale on October 25. The design is sure to send his legions of followers on a trip down memory lane.
“It is a privilege to be associated with such a monumental event. The portrait shows a young Sachin, all raring to go,” Chowdhury told IANS.
Tendulkar announced earlier that the two Test series against the West Indies will bring the curtains down on his illustrious 24-year-long career.
The legend will play his 199th Test at the Eden Gardens and the farewell match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai from November 14-18.
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Dec 3, 2013 (03:00 IST) at Dunedin
The Ashes 2013-14
Dec 5, 2013 (05:31 IST) at Adelaide
Pakistan vs Afghanistan in UAE, 2013
Dec 8, 2013 (21:30 IST) at Sharjah
India in South Africa 2013
Dec 8, 2013 (13:30 IST) at Durban
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka in UAE, 2013-14
Dec 11, 2013 (21:30 IST) at Dubai
Dec 5, 2013 at Johannesburg
South Africa won by 141 runs
Pakistan in South Africa 2013
Nov 30, 2013 at Centurion
South Africa won by 4 wkts
Nov 27, 2013 at Port Elizabeth
Pakistan won by 1 run
West Indies in India 2013
Nov 27, 2013 at Kanpur
India won by 5 wkts
Nov 24, 2013 at Cape Town
Pakistan won by 23 runs
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