Sibal unveils special edition Tendulkar stamps
Mumbai, Nov 14: India's Law Minister Kapil Sibal Thursday unveiled special edition postage stamps on master blaster Sachin Tendulkar at a felicitation ceremony to mark his 200th and final Test match at the Wankhede stadium here. Also present at the ceremony were union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, BCCI chief N Srinivasan and vice president Rajeev Shukla.
While Srinivasan gifted Tendulkar a memento and a painted portrait, all Pawar, a former BCCI and ICC president and also a chief critic of Srinivasan, got to do was pose with one of the stamps released by Sibal and felicitate senior West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who is playing his 150th Test match. Pawar left the venue soon after the felicitation got over. India skipper MS Dhoni gifted the legend a special cap that had '200' printed on its brim. The West Indies team also joined the celebration by presenting him a framed autographed shirt. The coin for the toss was also specially minted for Tendulkar. Tendulkar's coach Ramakant Achrekar was the first to enter the Wankhede stadium. He was followed by Tendulkar's family and the commentary team of host broadcaster, Star Sports. Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne flew down from Sydney to witness Tendulkar's final match.