The Little Master Sachin Tendulkar

Topics: Sachin Tendulkar, India national cricket team, One Day International Pages: 2 (492 words) Published: January 4, 2013
Sachin Tendulkar retires from one-day cricket with India
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Record-breaking India batsman Sachin Tendulkar has retired from one-day international cricket. In a statement, the 39-year-old said:  "I feel blessed to have fulfilled the dream of being part of a World Cup-winning Indian team." Tendulkar fact file

1973 - Born in Bombay (now Mumbai) on 24 April
1989 - Makes Test debut for India against Pakistan
1990 - Scores first Test century, against England
1998 - Scores first double century for Mumbai against Australia 2005 - Passes Sunil Gavaskar's record of highest number of Test centuries 2008 - Becomes the highest run-scorer in Test cricket, passing West Indies' Brian Lara's mark of 11,953 2010 - Becomes the most capped player in Test history

2011 - Wins the World Cup with India
2012 - Scores his 100th international century in ODI v Bangladesh The 'Little Master' made his one-day debut in 1989 and collected 463 caps. He excelled in the 50-over format and became the world's top run-scorer with 18,426 at an average of 44.83, including a record 49 centuries. 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. His form has dipped in recent years, however, and his average in one-day cricket in 2012 fell to 31.5, a figure that was boosted by a knock of 114 in his penultimate innings against lesser lights Bangladesh which was his 100th on the international stage. Tendulkar added: "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 years." Play media

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Tendulkar, who made himself unavailable for India's Twenty20 matches after playing just one game in 2006, has faced calls to retire from all international competition from former...
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