Tendulkar dedicates Bharat Ratna to all mothers in India

Mumbai, Nov 17 (ANI): A day after he retired from International cricket, playing his 200th and final Test at the Wankhede Stadium against the West Indies, Sachin Tendulkar addressed the media in Mumbai and dedicated the Bharat Ratna to all the mothers of India for their sacrifice. Nov 17, 2013

Sachins Farewell Gift: Team India wins 2nd test

Mumbai, Nov 16 (ANI): India crushed a hapless West Indies by an innings and 126 runs to complete a 2-0 whitewash in one of the most lopsided contests in recent history giving Sachin Tendulkar a perfect gift in his emotionally-charged farewell test. The test match lasted just about two and a half days. Amid standing ovations from his teammates as well as the fans who had thronged the Wankhede stadium to see the legendary cricketer for one last time, Tendulkar thanked his family, friends and fans for their immense support. Emotional fans across the country thanked the Little Master for his contribution to cricket. Nov 16, 2013

Viswanathan Anand loses fifth game to Magnus Carlsen at World Chess Championship

Chennai, Nov 16 (ANI): Norway's Magnus Carlsen credited his opening moves for victory over India's Viswanathan Anand in a gruelling fifth game of the ongoing World Chess Championship in Chennai on Friday. The fifth game went on for over five and a half hours. Anand was playing with black pieces while Carlsen had white. Carlsen is ahead of Anand by 3-2. Just 22, Carlsen is considered the favourite after beating Anand in their last encounter in June. Anand, 43, however, is unperturbed. The two will play a total of 12 games till November 26 on a glass-encased, soundproof stage at a five-star hotel in Chennai. Their first four matches ended in draws. Nov 16, 2013

Hurt Poonam Pandey doesnt want Sachin to go

Mumbai, Nov 15 (ANI): Even as cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar bids adieu to all forms of the game playing his 200th and farewell test against the West Indies at the Wankhede, sultry siren Poonam Pandey was then and there to witness history in the making. At the end of the day’s play, Poonam was more than obliged to pose for shutterbugs, where she revealed she was hurt to see Sachin go. Nov 15, 2013

Sachins 74 memorable parting gift under pressure: Aamir

Mumbai, Nov 15 (ANI): Bollywood actor, Aamir Khan on Friday said that master blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s 74 against West Indies in his 200th and farewell test match was a memorable parting gift for the nation under pressure. Nov 15, 2013

Emotional fans thank 'God of Cricket'

Mumbai, Nov 15 (ANI): The lousy Wankhede Stadium suddenly went into pin-drop silence as Sachin Tendulkar got out. However, the silence was quickly replaced by massive applause as an outpouring of affection for the man who had entertained cricket fans for the past 24 years. Emotional fans across the country thanked the Little Master for his contribution to cricket. Tendulkar was dismissed for 74 in the first innings of his 200th and final Test match on Friday. Nov 15, 2013

Sachin Tendulkar out for 74 in final Test

Mumbai, Nov 15 (ANI): India's little master Sachin Tendulkar got out on 74 on Day two of the second Test against the West Indies. Tendulkar was caught in the slips by Darren Sammy off Narsingh Deonarine's bowling. There were huge expectations of the Little Master scoring a century in his final Test and to sustain the innings and also complete 16,000 runs in Test cricket. The lousy Wankhede Stadium suddenly went into pin-drop silence as Sachin got out, however, it was quickly replaced by a massive applause as an outpouring of affection for the man who had entertained cricket fans for the past 24 years. Nov 15, 2013

Brian Lara and Aamir Khan wish Sachin Tendulkar for his 200th test match

Mumbai, Nov 14 (ANI): Cricket icon, Brian Lara and Bollywood star cum sports-lover Aamir Khan, extended their best wishes to the 'Master Blaster' Sachin Tendulkar, as he wore the 'National Blue' for the last time for his 200th test match on the home turf. The record-breaker known as 'Little Master' is finishing a glittering 24-year career at his home ground, Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Nov 14, 2013

Kirti Azad on Sachin Tendulkar's retirement

New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): Former cricketer Kirti Azad on Thursday wished Sachin Tendulkar for his 200th match and future. Azad said that he hopes Sachin will continue to contribute not only to cricket but the entire sports fraternity. Nov 14, 2013

Fans across India wish Sachin good luck for his 200th Test match

Mumbai/Nagpur/ Moradabad Nov 14 (ANI): Frenzied fans are pinning hopes on cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar when he plays against West Indies in his final Test match in Mumbai. The 40-year-old 'Little Master', will bring the curtain down on a glittering 24-year career when he plays his 200th Test match against West Indies at his home ground Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, on Thursday and then retires. With emotions running high in every part of the country, Tendulkar's fans celebrated in their own way to bid farewell to their cricket star. Comparing Tendulkar to God, a fan said that he knew Sachin even before he knew what cricket was. Children look up to him as role models and want to be Tendulkars of the coming decades. The people in Moradabad are celebrating this day as a festival, with candles, celebrations, music and love. Nov 14, 2013

Lara calls Tendulkar impact on India, rest of world incredible

New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): Former West Indian cricketer Brian Lara has said that Sachin Tendulkar has had the greatest cricket career of anyone who has ever played the game. Tendulkar is the highest runscorer in international cricket, with 15,847 runs in 199 Tests and 18,426 runs in 463 one-day internationals. 44 year old Lara and Tendulkar have similar records, with Test figures showing that Lara averaged just under 53 in his 131 Tests, with Tendulkar a fraction over, the report said. Tendulkar, though, will end his career having played 69 more matches than Lara, as he becomes the first man to play 200 Tests, the report added. Lara further said that the impact the player has had on the game, his country and the rest of the world is incredible, calling him the Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan of cricket. Nov 13, 2013

Cricket legends bid an emotional adieu to Sachin Tendulkar

Kolkata /Mumbai /Chandigarh/New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): Ahead of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's final sporting appearance, former greats of the game bid farewell to the 'little master' and wished him well for his life ahead. Tendulkar, the highest run-scorer in international cricket, will retire after playing his 200th Test match against West Indies at his home ground, the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on November 14. Former cricketer and captain of the 1983 World Cup winning team, Kapil Dev, told mediapersons in New Delhi that Tendulkar should now concentrate on his life beyond the field and spend time with his family. Former skipper and Tendulkar's opening partner in One-Day Internationals, Sourav Ganguly said that the final match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai would definitely be an emotional event. Tendulkar also received a royal send-off with Prince of Wales, Charles, who is on a visit to India with his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, wishing him a 'happy retirement'. Nov 13, 2013

World Chess Championship: Game 2 draw like Game 1

Chennai, Nov 11 (ANI): Like the first game between India's reigning World Chess champion Viswanathan Anand and Norwegian sensation Magnus Carlsen the second game which took place in Chennai between the two chess players also ended in a draw. Chess grandmaster Anand had a tough competition from Carlsen and promised better games in the next matches. Carlsen of Norway was also of the view that it was a repetition of the first game. Anand, who played with black pieces in the first game, played with white against his challenger in the second game. Nov 11, 2013