Photos: Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni felicitated as celebrations kick start India's 500th Test

India's former test captains pose for a group photo with dignitaries after a felicitation to mark the 500th cricket test of the team in Kanpur on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI9_22_2016_000095B)

India's former test captains pose for a group photo with dignitaries after a felicitation ceremony to mark the 500th cricket test of the team in Kanpur on Thursday. PTI

UP Governor Ram Naik and IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla present a memento to former Indian Test captain Ravi Shastri, as BCCI President Anurag Thakur looks on, on the occasion of India's 500th Tests match at Green Park in Kanpur on Thursday. PTI Photo(PTI9_22_2016_000044B)

UP Governor Ram Naik and IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla present a memento to former Indian Test captain Ravi Shastri, as BCCI President Anurag Thakur looks on, on the occasion of India's 500th Tests match at Green Park in Kanpur on Thursday. PTI

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and BCCI President Anurag Thakur present momentos to former Indian Cricket captain Sachin Tendulkar on the occasion of India's 500th Test match at Green Park in Kanpur on Thursday. PTI Photo by Atul Yadav (PTI9_22_2016_000035B)

Former Indian Cricket captain Sachin Tendulkar presented with a memento by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik before India's 500th Test match at Green Park in Kanpur on Thursday. PTI

 

UP Governor Ram Naik and IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla present a memento to former Indian Test captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, as BCCI President Anurag Thakur looks on, on the occasion of India's 500th Tests match at Green Park in Kanpur on Thursday. PTI Photo(PTI9_22_2016_000041B)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, one of India's top Test captains is presented with a memento by Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik and IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla on the occasion of India's 500th Tests match at Green Park in Kanpur on Thursday. PTI

UP Governor Ram Naik and IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla present a memento to New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, as BCCI President Anurag Thakur looks on, on the occasion of India's 500th Test match at Green Park in Kanpur on Thursday. PTI Photo(PTI9_22_2016_000045B)

A smiling New Zealand captain Kane Williamson accepts a memento before the 1st Test in Kanpur as a BCCI President Anurag Thakur looks on. PTI

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik presents a memento to Indian cricket team captain, Virat Kohli to mark the 500th cricket test of the Indian team in Kanpur on Thursday. PTI Photo by Atul Yadav (PTI9_22_2016_000034B)

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik presents a memento to Indian cricket team captain, Virat Kohli to mark the 500th cricket test of the Indian team in Kanpur on Thursday. PTI