Tendulkar makes fluent start to innings

Sachin Tendulkar made a steady start to his innings during his

200th and last cricket test as he scored some early singles and

then unleashed a couple of boundaries.

Tendulkar was given a guard of honor by the West Indies team and

most of the spectators at the ground kept standing as Tendulkar

settled in the middle.

Tendulkar looked relaxed as he walked in and took guard with the

crowd shouting ”Sachin, Sachin!”

Tendulkar announced last month that he would retire after the

two home tests against the West Indies this season.

The 40-year-old Indian holds dozens of batting records,

including most runs and centuries in both tests and one-day

internationals. He was the first batsman to score a double-century

in one-day internationals and is the only player to score 100

international centuries.