Monday, December 24, 2012

Sachin Tendulkar retires from ODIs


NEW DELHI: One of the game's all-time greats, Sachin Tendulkar, on Sunday announced his retirement from one-day cricket, bringing to an end a glorious 23-year-old career in the format during which he rewrote numerous batting records .

"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," he added.

Tendulkar, considered the most complete 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. ">Tendulkar goes out after amassing 18,426 runs in 463 one-dayers at an average of 44.83. The diminutive right-hander has an astonishing 49 hundreds in the format, including a double hundred -- the first in this form of the game.

Tendulkar 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.

The Mumbaikar, who made himself unavailable for Twenty20 after playing just one game in 2006, will now remain active in only the Test arena.

The brightest moment of his ODI career came last year when he finally became part of a World Cup winning Indian team after five previous appearances.

Speculation over Tendulkar's future had grown after his continuing failures in the past one year.

His last ODI hundred came in the Asia Cup in Bangladesh in March this year -- a feat that completed an unprecedented 100 international tons.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/series-tournament/sachin-tendulkar-bids-adieu-to-odis/top-stories/Sachin-Tendulkar-retires-from-ODIs/articleshow/17728705.cms?

1 comments:

Shayari on December 24, 2012 at 11:59 PM said...

We will miss you Sir Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. You were the reason we would watch a lost match till the end coz you used to be still fighting out there alone. You were the reason we would stop watching a match coz you used to get out early. You were the gem we used to boast of whenever some Ponting, Kallis or Warne or Akhtar used to bully us. You were that shining light in our batting armour that kept us going in support of our team even in the toughest of times. Those belligerent lone warrior knocks, those countless duels with bowlers, those unprecedented numbers in the records book, that calm posture in the heat of sledging, that quiet compliance with the umpire’s decisions and that passion and energy in the field even at 39 …we will miss it all. You are a role model on and off the field. You are and will be an icon. I salute you sir.

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