Zee Media Bureau/Suyash Srivastava
New Delhi: Considering the fact that it was Sachin Tendulkar’s last appearance at the Eden Gardens, cricket fans turned up in huge numbers anticipating a big knock from the Little Master.
The crowd was enthralled on day 1 of the Test match as even though West Indies batted first, Sachin Tendulkar picked a wicket after quite some time. MS Dhoni brought the 40-year-old into the attack and he took just four balls to pick his first wicket as Shane Shillingford missed the line of a ball that straightened and hit him on the pads.
As Windies were bowled out on the first day, the stadium was jam-packed on day 2 where the crowd came to see Tendulkar play a special knock. The batting legend began his innings when he hit Shane Shillingford for two boundaries in an over but unfortunately, he finally fell to Shillingford off an unfair decision. The replays suggested that while Tendulkar was hit on his thigh, the impact was too high and thus he was not out.
Tendulkar managed to score just ten runs in the first innings. The fans were hopeful that they would get to see him bat in the second innings but they were left disappointed after India won the match on the third day, by an innings and 51 runs.
On one hand, the fans were happy as India won Tendulkar’s 199th Test in convincing manner, but at the same time, many of them were left disappointed as the Little Master didn’t score runs with the bat. In short, the first Test disappointed Tendulkar fans to some extent.