Wednesday 13 November 2013 

Video - Tendulkar Has Ground Named After Him

Watch footage of retiring great Sachin Tendulkar being honoured by the Kandivili ground in Mumbai, which is being named after him.

Tendulkar will retire from cricket after the second and final Test against the West Indies, which gets underway tomorrow (14th November).

He will have played 200 Tests, 463 One-Day Internationals and a single Twenty20 International when he calls it a day.

Earlier this week, the Kandivili ground was officially renamed as Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana Club.

"You know, I'm really humbled - a big, big thank you to the MCA (Mumbai Cricket Association) for this fine gesture," Tendulkar said.

"My association with Mumbai cricket started almost 29 years ago when I first represented Mumbai in under-15 tournament, and from there on it's been a fantastic journey. Whenever I wanted to practice, wherever I wanted to practice, the MCA made sure that I had the facilities, I had the right pitches, the right wickets, the right balls to practice to prepare myself, first at junior level, to play for Mumbai, and then go to achieve my dream to play for India.

"To play for India had been a truly memorable one... I think every step was different and every tour required a different kind of preparation."

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