Sachin Tendulkar announces retirement from ODIs

Sachin Tendulkar has retired from ODI cricket. Tendulkar finishes an illustrious career in the 50-over format, having played 463 ODIs, scored 18,426 runs and made 49 centuries,

“I have decided to retire from the One Day format of the game,” he said in a statement. “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.”


  1. FS 10 years ago

    Its a Big Big Day for Cricket Lovers… For me it was and it has been like Sachin = Indian Cricket Team.

    PS: I had stopped watching cricket many years back and whenever i use to watch in between say a world cup match or one two matches in between, sachin has always scored good runs, played an important role and made sure that his presence on crease is the biggest motivational factor for Indian team and the Public at large.

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    sputnik 10 years ago

    He should have retired after the World Cup win itself. Anyways he is one of the greatest batsman ever.

    One of the greatest one day innings ever and his best IMO. He single handedly took India to the final and did not stop at that. He played to win that match.

    • FS 10 years ago

      Thanks for posting it sputnik… It was one hell of an inning…

  3. Serenzy 10 years ago

    His 170 something at Hyderabad is One of My Fav’s!

    He took India on the Verge of Victory but then got Out at the Last Moment and India Lost.
    But, Superb Innings that was.

    Also, the 200* against SA! 😀

  4. Serenzy 10 years ago

    And What a Chu Time to

    It was Pakistan ffs!!!

    SRT Cud have played that, made his 50th Hundred and Go Out on a High.

  5. Serenzy 10 years ago

    A Player, An Icon to Me in
    Many Respects..

    Have Enjoyed So Much
    Watching him Bat Over the
    Years, Play those Super Shots
    with Awesome Timing[And
    Some Times ‘Over The Top’
    Ones too on Australian Pitches 😛 ]

    A Sad-Sad Moment bcz He Left
    at a Low Point in his Career!

    The Man Rightfully “Deserved” a Better Ending by all Means!

  6. Serenzy 10 years ago

    It wud have Been ‘Perfect’ at
    The Wankhede on the Night of 2nd April, 2011.

    Sigh! 🙁

  7. Serenzy 10 years ago

    Hope, He Continues Playing
    ‘Good’ and Solid Test Cricket for a Year Or so w/o Any Sort of Pressure.

    Another Thing that Hurts Me a lot is that his Tally will Halt at ’49 Hundreds’ in ODI’s :'(

    I Sooo Wanted that 50th One 🙁

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    sputnik 10 years ago

    When he waited this long he should have announced his retirement and declared that the Pakistan series will be his last. He would have had a chance to score his 50th hundred and people would have had a chance to give him a final farewell from ODIs. Since he made his debut against Pakistan a final series against Pakistan would have been nice.

  9. Serenzy 10 years ago

    Yes Sputnik… It was Just a Matter of 3 ODI’s!

    He cud have got the 50th Hundred, Standing Ovations Farewell and Cherry on Top – Beating Pakistan!!!

    This was Sooooooooo Not Meant to Happen Today! 🙁

  10. Shivani 10 years ago

    He has scored 40% more internation tons then the next best ponting and 63% more then the second next best Kallis. Please check the details in my name link.

  11. Shareef 10 years ago

    a website will be asking sachin to play a match against pakistan as a farewell match. support if you want to see sachin one last time.

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