Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Sachin's 1st Innings was cut short by a doubtful LBW decision at Eden Garden, Kolkata
The worst fear came true here at Eden Gardens, Kolkata when Sachin Tendulkar, the retiring cricket legend was declared out just for 10 runs due to a doubtful LBW decision. Sachin is playing his 199th Test Series and a lot of arrangements have been made to pay tribute to the little master here in Kolkata.
In fact really it is the end of the party at Eden Gardens. Despite his two confident shots to the fence – Sachin was dismissed on 10 by West Indies in what was a controversial verdict against the batsman.
The ball was turning dangerously at the Eden pitch but Tendulkar had looked extremely confident - batting at No. 4 - during the course of his brief stay. He had even dispatched Shane Shillingford for two boundaries in an over.
It was a Shillingford doosra that 'outfoxed' Tendulkar and struck the Little Master high on his back-leg - replays suggesting too high to have crashed into the stumps. The Eden crowd though stood up to give the departing batsman a standing ovation, much like they has when he had walked in. This time though, they were far more silent.