Tendulkar retires from ODIs


One of the game’s all-time greats, Sachin Tendulkar, on Sunday announced his retirement from one-day cricket, bringing to an end a glorious 23-year-old career in the format during which he rewrote numerous batting records.
“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,” the 39-year-old said in a statement released by the BCCI today.
“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,” he added.
Tendulkar, considered the most competent batsman in modern cricket and one who was considered next only to the legendary Sir Donald Bradman, retires from the ODI format at the top of the run-getters’ list.
Tendulkar goes out after amassing 18,426 runs in 463 one-dayers at an average of 44.83. The diminutive right-hander has an astonishing 49 hundreds in the format, including a double hundred, the first in this form of the game.
Tendulkar made his ODI debut against Pakistan way back in 1989 and interestingly he is quitting the scene just ahead of another series against the arch-rivals.
The Mumbaikar, who made himself unavailable for Twenty20 after playing just one game in 2006, will now remain active in only the Test arena.
The brightest moment of his ODI career came last year when he finally became part of a World Cup winning Indian team after five previous appearances.
He was part of one of India’s greatest achievements over the last three decades, when they won the World Cup in 2011, beating Sri Lanka in the final on his home ground in Mumbai.
Tendulkar’s decision was announced a day when the selection committee picked India’s limited-overs squad for the T20 and ODI series against Pakistan. Virender Sehwag was not named in the T20 squad, but is part of the ODI squad. Uttar Pradesh seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Bengal seamer Shami Ahmed have also been named in the ODI squad.
T20 squad: MS Dhoni (capt), Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Ashok Dinda, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Parvinder Awana, Piyush Chawla, Ambati Rayudu.
ODI squad: M S Dhoni (capt), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Dinda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shami Ahmed, Amit Mishra


  1. Its end of India one day circiket , huge number of people will stop watching one day match.

    No indian player can replace hi

    • u r fool mr.amit , nobody can stop watching matches……dosent mean that one man has taken retirement frm the same, mind it …..

      • My dear, by practical all of us 'll watch the match, but Mr.Amit is mentioning that the match 'll never be watched same as sachin in the team. So try to accept the truth,,, and pls try to respect his opinion n feelings,,,,

  2. it was very sad that sachin left odi cricket , i think he had lot of cricket left with him , he was performing well in odis i dont know why ? how ever we will miss u sachin , i salute

  3. It’s a really shocking news but his discision is not wrong because he knew that he can’t play more bcoz of his footwork. But he have to play test cricket for ind team best luck to sachin for his next journy.;-(

  4. Today a star of the cricket is fallen down no one can be like him there were only one sachin there is only one sachin & will be only one sachin best luck sachin good bye

  5. Its the end not of one day cricket but the end of intrest with which we watch cricket match
    A huge loss to Team INDIA.
    I think Master has made a wrong decision when team INDIA needs his experience.
    am not going to wattch matches not featuring Master Blaster even in past i hjad seen matches in which he had played

  6. To be honest guys, Tendulkar would have been out of the side way early, had he been in some western team. Having said that, i by no means am under estimating him. He is indeed amongst the best batsmen world has produced. But just consider two things. First, whenever Tendulkar scores big, India loses the match more often than not. Second, i think Yuvraj, Sehwag and Dhoni have served team India far better than him in terms of their achievements. Last word: Please stop worshiping the idle….. 🙂

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