Sachin Tendulkar retires from one-day cricket with India


Record-breaking India batsman Sachin Tendulkar has retired from one-day international cricket.

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.

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

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