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Monday, 14 October 2013 15:16

Sachin Tendulkar retires from cricket

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One of the greatest cricketers, Sachin Tendulkar is set to retire from all forms of cricket next month, after his 200th Test.

This was logical next step after he made the decision to end his one day internationals (ODIs) career in December 2012. Sachin has always been dedicated to the sport and consistently has been able to achieve great things and break numerous records. Sporting punters will also miss the man who has definitely made them some money, as betting online, the cricketer was more than likely to achieve a century on the crease.

He started playing cricket when he was eleven years, and made his international debut at the age of 16 back in November 1989. Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for the highest scorer in both Tests and One Day Internationals, with 15,837 runs (an average of 53.86) in 198 Test matches and 18,426 runs (an average of 44.83) in a total of 463 One Day Internationals. In 2012 he achieved the unbelievable status of being the only batsman ever in the sport to reach one hundred international centuries. In addition, the player has the record for the most amount of Test appearances, and in 2000 was the first player to score 50 international centuries and in 2010 he became the first double centurion in a One Day International.

But Tendulkar’s achievements in the sport are not limited to just breaking records. The player has been and continues to be one of the greatest ambassadors for India and Indian cricket. Sachin gained worldwide appeal and popularity from an early age, and this was reflected in him being the first foreign player to sign for Yorkshire in 1992 and he managed to chalk up more than 1000 runs that summer. Not surprisingly, the best endorsements and wishes come from his peers - worldwide. Past England captain Michael Vaughan was quoted as saying ‘One of my heros and absolute joy to play against’. BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew said ‘A charming man to deal with, which I have been fortunate to do many times’. Finally, Kevin Pietersen called Tendulkar the ‘undisputed champion of cricket’.