On November 16, 2013, there were about 30,000 people at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai with teary eyes. The reason was – Sachin Tendulkar played his 200th Test match against West Indies and the master blaster announced his retirement from the longest format of the game. Ever since then, Wankhede Stadium did not host a single Test match.

 

After three long years, Wankhede Stadium is finally hosting a Test match. The Mumbaikars are excited about it as well. The curators has confirmed that the wicket is going to be on the slower side from the third day of the game and one can guess that a result is impending.

 

 

England on one side have struggled in the last two matches and Virat Kohli and his vivacious troops have taken that advantage and have gained an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. Kohli and co. will look to seal the series in this fourth Test match itself.

 

Meanwhile, Mumbai prepare themselves for a new generation of Test post the Sachin Tendulkar era. The atmosphere is usually electric in this stadium. The crowd at the stadium is so hostile that even the Barmy Army behaves at their best. Hopefully, it will continue to remain the same when Virat Kohli will take the centre stage against Alastiar Cook in the fourth Test of the series from Thursday.