Times of Oman
Price in RO
24ct / gm
22ct / gm
Forex Rates vs R01
Back to Homepage
Tendulkar retires from ODIs
December 23, 2012 , 3 : 00 am GST
SAVE THIS ARTICLE
India's record-breaking batsman Sachin Tendulkar on December 23, 2012 announced his retirement from one-day cricket, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said. AFP PHOTO
:Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday announced his retirement from one-day cricket after scoring a record-breaking 49 centuries in the 50-over format.
"I have decided to retire from the one-day format of the game," Tendulkar said in a statement.
"I feel blessed to have fulfilled the dream of being part of a World Cup winning Indian team (in 2011)," the 39-year-old added.
"I am eternally grateful to all my well-wishers for their unconditional support and love over the years."
The Mumbai batsman is the world's top run-getter in one-day cricket, with 18,426 runs from 463 matches at an average of 44.83 with 49 centuries.
Tendulkar, who is also the highest scorer in Tests, said that he was quitting to allow the Indian selectors to build a team for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
"The preparatory process to defend the World Cup in 2015 should begin early... I would like to wish the team all the very best for the future," he said.
It was unclear if Tendulkar will continue to play Test cricket, where he has scored a record 15,645 runs in 194 matches at an average of 54.32 with 51 centuries.
Rate this Article
Rates : 0, Average : 0
Post a Comment
Did you like this section? Leave a comment!
Your Name :
Your Email Address :
Your Comment :
Enter Image Text:
No Comments Posted
Latest in this section
Modi’s takes dig at ‘secular friends’ over gifting Gita to Japan Emperor
Indian videographers team to record Subash Chandra Bose’s memories in Japan
Non-violence is ingrained in DNA of Indian society
Modi displays drumming skills at launch of TCS Japan Technology and Cultural Academy
Modi woos Japanese investors
TOP RATED ARTICLES
Rare parrot fish pair detected off Masirah Island in Oman
Cargo port shifts from Muscat base to Sohar Industrial Port
Researcher awarded Australian Laureate Fellowship
Kerala to prepare marine biodiversity map
English Premier League in focus: Liverpool 'gamble' Balotelli debuts against Tottenham
More in News
It's Different! Discovering pop legend Michael Jackson's popularity in rural India
High-end 'micro-flats' latest trend for Hong Kong home buyers
More than just a moustache - Adolf Hitler vs Charlie Chaplin
Urban gardens greening Berlin rooftops, airfield
Tips for writing a good article
More in Features
New conflicts have put the whole of MENA into turmoil
Modi’s mission to save the world must begin at home
Will the East Asian dream augur well for India now?
Alas! Iraq has already disintegrated
Winds of anarchy and chaos in Middle East
More in Columns
Copyright © 2012 Muscat Press & Publishing House SAOC. All rights reserved. Times of Oman is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.
For reprint rights contact:
TOO Online Editorial