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    Sachin Tendulkar's journey with Mumbai Indians

    • Sachin Tendulkar has been part of Mumbai Indians ever since IPL came to life in 2008. Here the master blaster is clicked on April 15, 2011, after smashing his first and only T20 hundred during an IPL match against the now-defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala. (AFP)

    • Tendulkar announced his IPL retirement after Mumbai Indians won the title in 2013, beating Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs in the final played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. (PTI)

    • Though Tendulkar wasn't at his best in IPL6, his presence motivated MI to their maiden IPL title. It also happened to be Sachin's last IPL. (BCCI Image)

    • Sachin enjoyed one of his best IPL seasons in 2010, when he won the Orange Cap with 618 runs in 15 matches at an average of 47.53. (AFP)

    • The world saw the unthinkable during IPL6, when the modern era's two greatest batsman - Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting - walked out to open the Mumbai innings. (BCCI Image)

    • With 2334 runs under his belt at an average of 34.83, Tendulkar is the fifth highest run getter in IPL history (2008-2013) after Suresh Raina (2802 runs), Rohit Sharma (2513 runs), Chris Gayle (2512) and Gautam Gambhir (2471). (Getty Images)

    • Tendulkar has also received eight Man-of-the-Match awards for Mumbai Indians in the IPL. (AFP)

    • A toe injury kept Sachin Tendulkar out of the MI squad that won the 2011 CLT20, but he made sure he travelled with the team to motivate them. (PTI)

    • After announcing his retirement from the IPL earlier in 2013, Sachin decided to appear for Mumbai Indians one last time at CLT20. (Image Credit: Mumbai Indians)

    • Sachin Tendulkar's birthday in 2011 coincided with the sad demise of his spiritual guru Sathya Sai Baba. However, like a true sportsman, he continued to lead Mumbai Indians in the IPL.