In pictures: Sachin and his fans - An endearing bond for life

Updated: Apr 24, 2017, 12:52
  • Few sportsmen are adored as passionately as Sachin Tendulkar is in world cricket. As the cricketing genius says farewell to the sport, we take a closer look at the master batsman and his fan connect
    Saying it with letters: Sachin Tendulkar admirers cheering for their favourite cricketer during a Test match at Bangalore. Pic/ AFP
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    The unstoppable admirer: Sachin Tendulkar’s ardent fan Gautam came to watch at IPL game at Wankhede Stadium recently in spite of having fractured his hand. Pic/ Atul Kamble
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    Heady, Steady, Go: A fan with a Sachin Tendulkar poster on her head at a Test match in Ahmedabad. Pic/ AFP
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    Chennai’s Super King: Fans of Sachin Tendulkar wave a huge poster at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai during a five-day game. Some of Tendulkar’s best knocks have come at Chepauk, where he has scored five Test tons in 10 matches, averaging 88. Pic/ AFP
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    Poster perfect: Fans cheer, holding a poster of Sachin Tendulkar, during celebrations in Kolkata, on March 1, 2003, after India beat Pakistan in the World Cup. Tendulkar blasted a smashing 98 in the game. Pic/ AFP
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    Royal rumble: A fan, posing as Queen Elizabeth, advertises his opinion about Sachin Tendulkar during a match at Kingsmead in Durban. Pic/ AFP
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    Praying for the master: A priest performs rituals in front of an idol of the Ganesha as cricket fans pray next to a cut-out of Sachin Tendulkar in Chennai. Pic/ AFP
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    A nation’s pride: Sachin Tendulkar has made his way into the tricolour as well, as can be seen here during the 2003 World Cup final at Johannesburg, March 23, 2003. Pic/ AFP
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    Anything for Sachin: Security personnel arrest a fan of Sachin Tendulkar (not in pix) after he ran onto the pitch during a match in Hyderabad. Pic/ AFP
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    Giant, but gentle: Tendulkar shares a light moment with a disabled cricket fan at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore. Pic/ AFP
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    Wall in one: A Pakistani cricket fan holds a placard displaying pictures of Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar (R) during an ODI in Peshawar. Pic/ AFP
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    High-flying tribute: A cricket-crazy fan holds specially-designed Chinese kites carrying pictures of Mahendra Singh Dhoni (L), Yuvraj Singh (R) and Sachin Tendulkar (bottom), in Amritsar, in Punjab. Pic/ AFP
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    Feeling the pain: A dejected fan reacts after Sachin Tendulkar fell short of a Test hundred at his home ground, the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Pic/ AFP
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    As close as it gets: A young fan of Sachin Tendulkar watches her icon appearing live on a television, in Bangalore on March 16, 2012. The batting superstar, on March 16, became the first cricketer in history to score 100 international centuries, reaching a new record in his glittering two-decade career. Pic/ AFP
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    Birthday special: Who can forget this day 15 years ago! Sachin Tendulkar (L) is congratulated by his late agent and WorldTel chief Mark Mascarenhas after India beat Australia in the tri-series final match at Sharjah on April 24, 1998. Pic/ AFP
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    Egging him on: Fans of Sachin Tendulkar make their presence felt during a rare Rajni appearance by the legend at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Pic/ Atul Kamble
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    Grand wishes: A couple from Mumbai had made a 160 sq ft greeting of 60 kg to salute master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, on his birthday in 2011. Pic/ Sameer Markande
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    The wax effect: A fan kisses the shoe of a wax figure of Sachin Tendulkar, at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney on April 20, 2013. The new wax figure of Tendulkar will be placed in the sports zone of Madame Tussauds in Sydney. Pic/ AFP
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Few sportsmen are adored as passionately as Sachin Tendulkar is in world cricket. On the cricketing genius' birthday today, we take a closer look at the master batsman and his fan connect

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