Cricket Current Affairs - 2019
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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.
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Often described as "a man who nearly beat Bradman"
Former first class cricketer BB Nimbalkar (93), known for unbeaten 443- run innings he played for Maharashtra against Kathiawar in a Ranji Trophy match at Pune in 1948-49, passed away. That innings was second only to the Australian’s 452 not out is still 4thhighest in first class cricket. He was often described as "a man who nearly beat Bradman" for his innings. He played cricket for various teams like Baroda, Holkar, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Railways.
Though, he never represented India in an official Test, he was an outstanding batsmen in the Ranji Trophy with an aggregate of 3,687 runs at a healthy average of 56.72 with 11 centuries.