Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Sachin Tendulkar retires from ODI

India’s most prolific batsman, Sachin Tendulkar, has announced his retirement from the limited-over format of cricket game. The ‘Little Master’ has broken all the records with the bat. Making his ODI debut in 1989, he has played 463 matches and scored 18,426 runs at an average of 44.83.
In the 50-over format, he is still the top run-scorer and highest centurion with 49 centuries. Even, he has played the highest number of ODI matches. The match against Pakistan on 18 March in the Asia Cup was his last one-day international match. In this match, he scored 52 runs that helped his team getting a six-wicket victory against Pakistan.
In recent years, Sachin Tendulkar had been struggling with the bat. Because of his poor performance in several matches both in home and abroad, he made up his mind to end his 23-year cricket career. He feels blessed to have fulfilled the dream of being part of a World Cup-winning Indian team.
It is thought that Indian cricket team might suffer because of his absence. There is no doubt that no one can replace his position in the national cricket team of India. Even, his records will remain unbroken for long and long time.