“I have decided to retire from the one-day format of the game. I feel blessed to have fulfilled the dream of being part of a World Cup wining Indian team. The preparatory process to defend the World Cup in 2015 should begin early and in right earnest. I would like to wish the team all the very best for the future. I am eternally grateful to all my well-wishers for their unconditional support and love over the year” These are the words spoken by Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar the legend in the game cricket. Which shook the entire nation today (23/12/2012) May be the Mayans would have predicted this as the end.
He is considered the most complete and successful batsman in modern cricket and one who was considered next only to the legendary Sir Donald Bradman, retires from the ODI format at the top of the run-getters’ list with 49 centuries in this format.
He made his ODI debut against Pakistan way back in 1989 and interestingly he is quitting the scene just ahead of another series against the arch-rivals.
His last ODI hundred came in the Asia Cup in Bangladesh in March this year — a feat that completed an unprecedented 100 international tons.
Born: Apr 24 , 1973, Bombay
Age: 39 years 8 months
Team: India, Mumbai Indians
Batting Style: RHB
Bowling Style: RAB
Test Debut: vs Pakistan -Nov 15-20, 1989
ODI Debut: vs Pakistan -Dec 18, 1989
Twenty20 Debut: vs South Africa – Dec 1, 2006
Sachin Tendulkar’s Batting Averages
Sachin Tendulkar’s Bowling Averages
“It seems while Time was having his toll on every individual on the face of this planet, he excused one man. Time stands frozen in front of Sachin Tendulkar. We have had champions, we have had legends, but we have never had another Sachin Tendulkar and we never will.”
We Miss you hardly Sachin…. If Cricket is a Religion… You are “ The God“.