On 16th November 2013, Sachin Tendulkar left the field of play for the final time, retiring after a distringuished 24-year career in the game.
It came after India wrapped up a comprehensive 2-0 series win over the West Indies with two innings victories in Kolkata and Mumbai.
Following a retirement speech, he was awarded the Bharat Ratna to ensure that even if the series itself was not one that will linger long in the memory, Tendulkar's farewell certainly will.
In our news video we reflect on the end of his career as a cricketer and ponder whether cricket, or indeed any sport, will ever see the like again?
200 Test matches, 463 ODIs and 100 international centuries are the records he leaves behind but the worldwide outpouring of emotion that followed the end of the game show that he gave much more to the game than simply runs and wickets.
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