West Indies team batted first, much to the disappointment of Sachin Tendulkar fans.
But on Day Two, the little maestro Sachin Tendulkar ( often referred to as the ‘God of Cricket’ ) arrived to a reception that seemed … as if the whole of Kolkata were giving him a standing ovation. The decibel level of the cheers was deafening. There were early indications that Sachin Tendulkar would sustain his brilliant, match-winning effort against Haryana in what was his final Ranji Trophy outing.
But it all ended in the most unexpected and sad manner — Sachin Tendulkar was declared out lbw by umpire Nigel Llong to a ball from Shane Shillingford … that seemed to be sailing over the stumps. Was it a wrong ‘LBW declared Out’ decision ?
(First Test – India Vs West Indies – SACHIN SERIES – Eden Gardens, Kolkata – November 7, 2013)