Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

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“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

CLASS MAT INNS NO RUNS HS AVE SR 100 50 4S 6s CT ST
CL 7 0 0 126 48 -126 96.92 0 0 17 2 72 0
IPL 63 34 2 2030 100 65.48 118.23 1 12 254 24 638 0
ODIs 463 452 41 18426 200* 44.94 86.22 49 96 2016 195 134 0
TEST 193 320 28 15645 248* 53.76 54.04 51 66 2023 67 104 0
Twenty20 1 40 0 10 10 10 83.33 0 0 2 0 1 0

Sachin Tendulkar’s Bowling Averages

CLASS MAT BALLS RUNS WKTS BBI BBM AVE ECON SR 5 10
CL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 63 36 58 0 0 9.67 0 0 0
ODIs 463 8054 6850 154 5/32 5/32 44.48 5.1 52.3 2 0
TEST 193 4186 2459 45 3/10 3/14 54.64 3.52 93.02 0 0
Twenty20 1 15 12 1 1/12 1/12 12 4.8 15 0 0

“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.”22-sachin-tendulkar100-ton-2

We Miss you hardly Sachin…. If Cricket is a Religion… You are “ The God“.