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Update This day, that year: When Sachin Tendulkar breathed his last in cricket

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Just a day after the world remembered young Sachin Tendulkar's first step in international cricket, November 16 marks the day the legend breathed his last in the gentleman's arena. Six years ago on this very day, Sachin had played his final international game at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai against West Indies in a two-Test series, putting an end to his glorious 24-year-long service to the sport.

The curls were still the same as the 16-year-old boy who had walked into the ground in Karachi in 1989. The exquisite cover drive still left the sweet spot on his MRF-stickered willow as enthralled fans cheered to the strokeplay. But Sachin was no longer the ordinary player that the Indian cricket team had welcomed 30 years ago. Over his 24-year-long career, Sachin had grown into an emotion and a symbol of hope with people worshipping him as the 'God of Cricket'.

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