Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar born 24 April 1973) is a former international cricketer from India and a former captain of the Indian national team. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is the highest run-scorer of all time in International cricket. Considered as the world’s most prolific batsman of all time, he is the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries, the first batsman to score a double century in a One Day International (ODI), the holder of the record for the most runs in both Test and ODI cricket, and the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international cricket.
Tendulkar took up cricket at the age of eleven, made his Test debut on 15 November 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi at the age of sixteen, and went on to represent Mumbai domestically and India internationally for close to twenty-four years. In 2002, halfway through his career, Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack ranked him the second greatest Test batsman of all time, behind Don Bradman, and the second greatest ODI batsman of all time, behind Viv Richards Later in his career, Tendulkar was a part of the Indian team that won the 2011 World Cup, his first win in six World Cup appearances for India. He had previously been named “Player of the Tournament” at the 2003 edition of the tournament, held in South Africa. In 2013, he was the only Indian cricketer included in an all-time Test World XI named to mark the 150th anniversary of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.
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On this date in 2011, cricket legend and former Mumbai Indians batsman Sachin Tendulkar had scored his maiden and only Indian Premier League (IPL) century. Tendulkar, while playing for Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 4th edition of the cash-rich league, smashed an unbeaten knock of 100 in 66 balls at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
On November 16, 2013, Tendulkar at the Wankhede Stadium called time on his illustrious international career. His last Test was also his 200th in the longest format. Tendulkar’s Test career thus ended at 15,291 runs, 51 centuries, 68 fifties, and an average of 53.78 across 329 innings. He had scored a whopping 18,426 runs in his ODI career at an average of 44.38 across 463 matches, smashing 49 tons and 96 fifties. Tendulkar had previously retired from ODI cricket and had already played his last match in the Indian Premier League but the Test retirement had a sense of finality to it.
Source : (thestatesman.com)