Sachin Tendulkar  was calm and composed even as the frenzy around his farewell Test series began to catch up in the city of Kolkata. Tendulkar reached the city of joy on Sunday evening and began practice on Monday.

Tendulkar started off with some warm up exercises and subsequently rolled his arm over at the nets.

Bowling in tandem with spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha, Tendulkar dished out leg breaks and Murali Vijay had some difficulty negotiating the spin at the nets. He was beaten on a couple of occasions by Tendulkar's sharp turning deliveries.

After bowling for a few minutes, the Little Master padded up and chatted with coach Duncan Fletcher as he waited for his turn at the nets.

(With inputs from IANS)