A first time for Sachin's mom!

2013-11-15 09:05
Sachin Tendulkar (AFP)
Cape Town - As Sachin Tendulkar played his 200th and final Test for India, his mother remarkably watched her son play live for the very first time.

Tendulkar, 40, on Thursday walked out at his home ground, the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, with his mother Rajni Tendulkar in the stands for the first time.

According to the Economic India Times website, Rajni can't bear to watch her son play. In a rare interview to the Times of India nearly a decade ago, she explained that she would get too tense watching him even on television, and preferred to catch the highlights the day after a game.

Once it became clear that Mumbai would be the location for Tendulkar's last match, he made a tour of his home ground to check that the right access ramps were in place to allow his wheelchair-bound mother to finally see him in action.

Tendulkar was on Friday dismissed for 74 in India's first innings against the West Indies. This may be his last ever innings as India could well beat the West Indies by an innings.

They were 282/3 at lunch on Day 2 in response to the Windies' 182 all out in the first innings.

Perhaps the greatest #sachinfact of all. It's his mother Rajni's first time watching him play. Back tomorrow, mum? - FOX SPORTS Cricket

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