God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar puts an End to 23-year-old career in ODI

New Delhi, Sun, 23 Dec 2012 NI Wire

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar announced his retirement from One Day International format on Sunday.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) released a statement informing about Sachin's retirement.

Sachin Tendulkar spoke to N Srinivasan, President of BCCI and conveyed his decision to retire from the one-day format of the game.

Sachin said, "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 wining Indian team. The preparatory process to defend the World Cup in 2015 should begin early and in right earnest".

Sachin already retired from the T20 format. He will now only play in Test Matches.

Sachin was being criticized by former cricketers and fans because of his lack of form.

Regarded by many as God of Cricket, 39-year-old Sachin brought an end a glorious 23-year-old career.

Sachin made his debut in the year 1989 against Pakistan. Since then he has played 463 ODIs (most by any cricketer) and has amassed 18,426 runs.

He scored 49 Centuries and 96 half centuries.

Sachin was the first cricketer on planet to score 200 runs in ODI. He made it against South Africa in Gwalior.



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