Sachin Tendulkar ‘The God of Cricket’ retires from ODIs
Sachin Tendulkar had announced his retirement from One-Day format of cricket. It brings an end to his 23-year career in ODIs. He had made his debut in this format against Pakistan in 1989. In 463 ODIs he played, he piled up a total of 18,426 runs at an average of 44.83. He keeps a record of hitting 49 hundreds in the format, including a double hundred — the first in this form of the game.
He will now remain active in only the Test arena.
Tendulkar was part of the 2011 World Cup winning Indian team after five previous appearances.
He smashed his last ODI hundred in the Asia Cup in Bangladesh which took his tally of international hundreds to unprecedented 100 international tons.