Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from One-day Internationals Yesterday. He was just 16 years old when he played his first one day cricket in Gujranwala on a tour of Pakistan in 1989, where he got a duck. His career with 49 hundreds, 18,426 runs, 463 appearances, and 96 half-centuries all world records earned over a massive 23-year-long career.
About Sachin Tendulkar:
- Full name Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
- Born April 24, 1973, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
- Current age 39 years 244 days
- Major teams India, Asia XI, Mumbai, Mumbai Indians,Yorkshire
- Nickname Tendlya, Little Master
- Playing role Top-order batsman
- Batting style Right-hand bat
- Bowling style Right-arm offbreak, Legbreak googly
- Height 5 ft 5 in
- Education Sharadashram Vidyamandir School
Sachin Tendulkar’s journey in pictures:
Adam Gilchrist can only watch as Sachin Tendulkar lofts an off drive, India v Australia, Wills International Cup, Dhaka, October 28, 1998.
Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar and Mohammed Azharuddin all of India.
India v Australia – Second Test:
Sachin Tendulkar (L) receives the Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year award 1999-2000 from S.M. Dutta, chairman of Castrol India, 15 december 2000 at the lawns of the Cricket Club of India in Bombay.
Sachin Tendulkar addresses the gathering after being declared Indian cricketer of the year, Mumbai, May 31, 2011.
Sachin Tendulkar and Aiden Blizzard launched Mumbai’s chase to a quick start, Mumbai v Kolkata, Eliminator, IPL 2011, Mumbai, May 25, 2011.
Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag added 136, India v England, 5th ODI, Cuttack, November 26, 2008.
Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag celebrate Justin Kemp’s first-ball dismissal, South Africa v India, 4th ODI, Port Elizabeth, November 29, 2006.
Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his hundred, Australia v India, 5th Test, WACA, 3rd day, February 3, 1992.
Sachin Tendulkar celebrates Test century No 49, India vs Australia 2nd Test Bangalore 3rd-day October 112 010.
Sachin Tendulkar cuts on his way to 111 South Africa vs India 2nd Test Johannesburg 2nd day November 27 1992.
Sachin Tendulkar cuts one over the slip cordon for six, Australia v India, 1st Test, Melbourne, 2nd day, December 27, 2011.
Sachin Tendulkar drives elegantly, India v West Indies, 2nd Test, Kolkata, 1st day, November 14, 2011.
Sachin Tendulkar during the 1991-92 tour of Australia, Brisbane, December 1, 1991
Sachin Tendulkar flicks, India v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Kolkata, December 24, 2009.
Sachin Tendulkar gets a standing ovation of the MCG, Australia v India, 1st Test, Melbourne, 4th day, December 29, 2011.
Sachin Tendulkar is bowled by Stuart Broad in his first game back, India v England, 4th ODI, Bangalore, November 23, 2008.
Sachin Tendulkar is disappointed after holing out to cover-point, India v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Kolkata, December 24, 2009.
“Sachin Tendulkar is interviewed by television commentator Gavin Larsen after receiving the man of the match award for his performance of innings of 72 and five, and bowling figures of 5-55 from four overs. Dec 2002.
Sachin Tendulkar lines up to drive through the covers, South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Durban, 3rd day, December 28, 2006.
Sachin Tendulkar looks heavenward after completing his 34th Test century and equalling Sunil Gavaskar’s record, Bangladesh v India, Dhaka, December 11, 2004.
Sachin Tendulkar looks on as the bail is dislodged by a Brett Lee delivery India vs Australia 7th ODI Mumbai October-17-2007.
Sachin Tendulkar makes a point to Dinesh Karthik after wrapping up the match, India v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Cuttack, December 21, 2009.
Sachin Tendulkar makes room to clear the off side field India vs England 3rd Test Bangalore 3rd day December-21-2002.
Sachin Tendulkar makes room to cut, Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2011, Mumbai, May 2.
Sachin Tendulkar miscues a pull but the ball lands safe, Australia v India, 1st Test, Melbourne, 4th day, December 29, 2007.
Sachin Tendulkar of India looks to the heavens after completing his century vs Australia. India finished the day at nine for 235.
Sachin Tendulkar plays a shotPakistan vs India 3rd Test Lahore December 1989.
Sachin Tendulkar poses with the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, India v Australia, 2nd Test, Bangalore, 5th day, October 13, 2010.
Sachin Tendulkar prepares to hit the ball Sri Lanka vs India 1st Test Premadasa Stadium Colombo August, 2-6-1994.
Sachin Tendulkar pulls during his ninth Test century England vs India 1st Test Edgbaston Birmingham June 6-9-1996.
Sachin Tendulkar punches during his 78, India v England, 3rd Test, Mumbai, February 20, 1993.
Sachin Tendulkar recieves an award from Sharad Pawar for his 35 Test centuries, India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Ahmedabad, 1st day, December 18, 2005.
Sachin Tendulkar roars at the dressing room after scoring the winning runs, India v Australia, 2nd Test, Bangalore, 5th day, October 13, 2010.
Sachin Tendulkar saved India from defeat with his maiden Test century England vs India 2nd-Test Old Trafford August-14-1990.
Sachin Tendulkar scored his 74th ODI fifty at Centurion, South Africa v India, 5th ODI, Centurion, December 3, 2006.
Sachin Tendulkar trudges back after falling for 0, India v Australia, 1st ODI, Bangalore, September 29, 2007.
Sachin Tendulkar walks off New-Zealand vs India second ODI Auckland-27-March-1994.
Sachin Tendulkar was caught off Sohail Tanvir for 30, India v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Jaipur, November 18, 2007.
Sachin Tendulkar wasn’t pleased on being adjudged out, England v India, 7th ODI, Lord’s, September 8, 2007.
Sachin Tendulkar with his memento for completing twenty years in international cricket, Mumbai, December 6, 2009.
Sachin Tendulkar with the Border Gavaskar Trophy India vs Australia only TestDelhi October-13-1996.
Sachin Tendulkar with the Sahara Cup after beating Pakistan 4-1, India v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Toronto, September 21, 1997.
Sachin Tendulkar, flanked by Zaheer Khan and Amit Mishra, leads the Indian side around the Chinnaswamy Stadium, India v Australia, 2nd Test, Bangalore, 5th day, October 13, 2010.
Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar share a light moment after the match, Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2011, Jaipur, April 29, 2011.
Steve Harmison bowled Sachin Tendulkar for 50, India v England, 5th ODI, Cuttack, November 26, 2008.
Tendulkar hit 146 off 153 balls as India piled up 283-8 from 50 overs in the match against Zimbabwe.
Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar punch gloves, India v England, 3rd Test, Kolkata, 1st day, December 5, 2012.
Sachin Tendulkar was bowled through the gate by James Anderson, India v England, 4th Test, Nagpur, 2nd day, December 14, 2012.
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