SACHIN announces his retirement from ODI

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, known as the greatest living batsman, and second only to Don Bradman in the all time greatest list in Test, has announced retirement from the One Day International cricket format. Sachin has played 463 games, hit double century, scored 18426 runs and made 49 centuries in ODI format. Sachin Tendulkar was to play ODIs against Pakistan and England in the coming season.

Sachin Tendulkar spoke to N Srinivasan, President, BCCI and conveyed his decision to retire from the one day format of the game. “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. 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,” said Sachin in a statement.

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