Sachin Tendulkar retires from One Day Cricket
- Sachin Tendulkar, the 39-year –old versatile player announced his retirement from ODIs on 23rd December, 2012 just before the Indian team selection against Pakistan.
- By announcing retirement from One Day International, it seemed, there is end of cricket era.
- It is an end of 23 years of glorious cricket where he has created so many landmarks and history.
- His decision for retirement has upset millions of his fans around the world.
- The master blaster played his last One Day on 18th March, 2012 in Dhaka.
- He said that he was happy to be the part of winning World Cup Team, 2011.
- He is the finest cricket in the world just after the legendary Sir Donald Bradman.
- Sachin made his ODI debut in 1989 against Pakistan and quitting the format just before arch rival series.
- He has played 463 One-Dayers and gathered 18, 426 runs at the average of 44.83.
- It was Sachin Tendulkar who suggested Sharad Powar for Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s captaincy.
Sachin Tendulkar’s Records
- Sachin Tendulkar is the greatest ODIs batsman in the world.
- Tendulkar was the part of 2011 World Cup winning team.
- He is compared with Sir Donald Bradman and Viv Richards.
- Tendulkar is the first batsman who completed 34, 000 runs in all the three formats (ODIs +Tests +Twenty 20) on 5th December, 2012.
- In all the formats, Sachin has played total 657 international matches.
- He along with Vinod Kambli made a history by making 664 runs in 1988 in a school games. In 2006, it was broken by Hyderabad batsmen.
- He is the highest scorer in Test Matches too with aggregate of 15, 470 runs.
- He is having the titled of highest centuries: 51 centuries in Test and 49 centuries in ODIs.
- He is the first player who has made maximum number of centuries (6) and maximum runs in World Cup cricket.
- He is the player who made over 1000 runs 7 times in different calendar year.
- He is the player who played the highest number of matches both in One day and Test.
Sachin Tendulkar’s International Career
- Tendulkar made his internal debut against Pakistan in Test match in 1989 at the age of 16 years and 223 days.
- He scored his first ODI century in 1994 against Australia in Sri Lanka after playing 79 ODIs.
- Tendulkar as a captain played 25 Test Matches where he won 4 matches, lost 9 matches and 12 were drawn.
- In his captaincy, India played 73 matches out of which India won 23 matches and lost 43 matches. Two matches were got tied and no result come in 6 matches.
- Tendulkar made his 100th international century at Mirpur against Bangladesh during the Asia Cup in 2012.
- Sachin Tendulkar has played 463 ODIs and had made 18, 426 runs.
- He has made 49 Centuries and 96 half centuries in ODIs.
- He is the only player in the history of cricket who has made double centuries in the One Day format.
- He played his last One day in Dhaka on 18th March, 2012. The master blaster thanked all his well wishers for their supports.
- He has been Man of the Match 13 times and man of the Series 4 times in Test.
- He has been Man of the Match 60 times and man of the series 14 times in ODIs.
Awards given to Sachin Tendulkar
- Padma Shri
- Padma Vibhushan
- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
- Group captain award by Indian Air Force
- Doctorate degree by University of Mysore
- Order of Australia
- Wisden Cricketer of the year
- Besides these, the master blaster was awarded from so many awards.
Sachin Tendulkar’s Early History
- Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was born on 24 April, 1973 in Mumbai.
- Ramakant Achrekar who shaped Sachin’s formative cricket period.
- Tendulkar joined MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai to become a fast bowler, but it was Dennis Lillee who advised him to opt batting.
- He married to Anjali in 1995 who is six years older to him.
- The couple is blessed with two children-Sara and Arjun.