Sachin Tendulkar, Master Blaster of Indian Cricket team said good bye to One Day International (ODI) cricket. Sachin who is 39 years old announced his retirement from ODIs on Sunday 23rd December 2012. But leaves the 50-over format after scoring a record-breaking 49 centuries. But he will still play test matches.
Sachin Tendulkar God of Indian Cricket team ended his world record 463-match ODI career in which he scored 18,426 runs at 44.83 by informing the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that he is through with the 50-overs form of the game in which he played six World Cups from the 1992 Benson and Hedges World Cup in Australia-New Zealand till the ICC World Cup 2011 that India won defeating Sri Lanka in the final at the Wankhede Stadium.
Sachin was just 16 years old when he played his first one day cricket in Gujranwala on a tour of Pakistan in 1989. His last one-day international game was in the Asia Cup on 18 March, in which he scored 52 in a six-wicket win against Pakistan.
Sachin Tendulkar’s Records
- Matches – 243
- Man of the Match Awards – 62
- Longest Career – 22 years and 91 days
- Most player of the Series Awards – 15
- Most ODI Runs – 18,426
- Most ODI Centuries – 49