Arup Dey traveled more than 800 miles to Kolkata, stood in line from 4 a.m. for a ticket and watched his cricket idol Sachin Tendulkar lose his wicket early in the second-last match of his record 24-year career.
Eleven-year-old Manish Chopra wipes away sweat after an hour of batting in a New Delhi park as he considers why India is crazy for cricket over soccer.
India’s Sachin Tendulkar, whose 15,837 runs are the most in Test cricket history, said he’s retiring from elite five-day matches, ending his record-setting 24-year career.
Cricket-crazed Indians face a fresh attempt to spur their interest in soccer with a new football league that seeks to tap the potential audience provided by a nation of 1.2 billion people.
England ended Sachin Tendulkar’s push for a 100th international century before wrapping up an innings victory over India in the final Test at the Oval to secure a sweep of the four-match series.
Sachin Tendulkar became the first player to score 50 centuries in cricket’s elite Test format as he led India’s resistance yesterday against South Africa.
"All I do is enjoy the game as much as I can."
- Sachin Tendulkar on Nov 12, 2013