Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar announces its retirement from one day international area on 23rd December 2012. Sachin fans will not see him scoring runs for Indian team against Pakistan in upcoming series of two T20 and three one day international matches
In his 23 years of cricketing career, sachin has all the batting records to his name and he is considered the God of cricketing world. Sachin’s main objective was to be part of world cup winning team and his dream came true when India won the cricket world cup in 2011. Sachin was also known as master blaster for his aggressive style of batting and it is said that no one can hit a straight drive better than Tendulkar himself.
Sachin’s statement was released by the BCCI (Board of control for cricket in India) on Sunday morning. It 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. 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.”
Sachin made his debut as a 16-year-old against Pakistan, on December 18, 1989, and he played his last ODI on March 18, 2012, also against Pakistan in the Asia Cup. Sachin 100th century came in Asia cup in March 2012 against Bangladesh.