Arjun Tendulkar turns ball boy for dad Sachin's farewell Test at Wankhede

Published: 15 November, 2013 20:01 IST | PTI |

History repeated itself on Friday with Sachin Tendulkar's son, Arjun, being a ball boy 26 years after his father was one at the same venue.

Twenty six years after Sachin Tendulkar was a ball boy at the Wankhede Stadium, his son Arjun was Friday seen at the same ground taking on the same role in the legendary batsman's farewell Test here.

14-year-old Arjun, who was part of Mumbai's under-14 squad last year, was at the ground when the cricket legend was batting in his landmark 200th Test and also when he was caught at slips by Darren Sammy off Narsingh Deonarine. But, unlike on the first day, he wasn't sitting comfortably with his family in the President's Box, but near the boundary line.

Arjun Tendulkar (right) is a ball boy during Sachin Tendulkar's final Test at Mumbai's Wankhede stadium on Friday. PIC/ SURESH K.K.

Sachin Tendulkar scored 74 off 118 balls, in what could probably be his last innings for India.

Interestingly, Tendulkar had been a ball boy at the age of 14 during the India vs Zimbabwe match in the 1987 World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium.

Tendulkar's farewell Test attracted a number of celebrities to the stadium, who wanted to have one last glimpse at the Master Blaster's batting.

Ace tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi, Bollywood stars like Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D'Souza were present to see the veteran batsman in action. Even Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was also present at the stadium on the second day of the second Test against West Indies. 

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