They queued up to watch Sachin Tendulkar bat in his penultimate Test but even before fans at the Eden Gardens settled down on their seats, they were left disappointed when the retiring icon walked back to the pavillion just 41 minutes after coming in.

When Tendulkar came in to bat just 39 minutes after the second day of the first India-West Indies Test began, some of his fans were still trickling into the stadium as not many had expected an early fall of Indian wickets.

And when the 40-year-old was dismissed 41 minutes later, after scoring 10 runs from 24 balls, the fans endured a heartbreak.

It was a sold-out second day in the India-West Indies opening Test of the two-match series as Tendulkar was to bat in his penultimate international match.

(With inputs from PTI)