Published On : Sun, Dec 23rd, 2012

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar retires from One-Day Internationals

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has retired from One-Day Internationals, BCCI released the statement on Sunday.

“I have decided to retire from the One Day format of the game. I feel blessed to have fulfilled the dream of being part of a World Cup winning team.” Tendulkar said in a statement to BCCI chief N Srinivasan.

” I am eternally grateful to all my well wishers for their unconditional support and love over the years,” he said in a statement.

Master is considered to be the most complete batsman in modern cricket, and next only to the legendary Sir Donald Bradman, Tendulkar retires from the ODI format at the top of the run-getters’ list.

He goes out after amassing 18,426 runs in 463 one-dayers, at an average of 44.83.

Tendulkar’s retirement plans have been intensely debated in recent times through a long patch of poor form. The highest run getter in the world ever is 39 years of age. He holds every batting record in the book.

Sachin has scored 49 centuries and 96 fifties in his career. The master batsman, who made his debut on December 18, 1989 against Pakistan, last played an ODI on March 18, 2012 also against Pakistan in Asia Cup.

India is going to miss this class batsman in one-dayers.