Sachin Tendulkar says goodbye to ODI cricket

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has declared the end of his illustrious career in ODI cricket, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has said.

Sachin Tendulkar is the world’s leading run-getter in ODI cricket, with 18,426 runs from 463 games at an average of 44.83 with 49 hundreds and also holds the record for scoring the leading runs in the test format.

“I have decided to retire from the ODI format of the cricket,” said Sachin in a statement issued on today. “I feel blessed to have fulfilled the dream of being part of a World Cup winning Indian squad (in 2011).”

Also called the Little Master, Tendulkar was the 1st batsman in the history of the ODI cricket to score a double hundred. He’s highly viewed as one of the best batsmen of the cricket, next only to Sir Donald Bradman.

Sachin is not clearly mentioned whether he’ll continue to play in Test cricket. He was selected into the Rajya Sabha, India’s upper House of Parliament, in June this season.

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