Mumbai: The God of cricket and the legendary Indian player Sachin Tendulkar said goodbye to cricket on this day in 2013. This player, who made his debut in international cricket at the young age of 16, made everyone crazy. In his illustrious 24-year cricket career, Sachin achieved many great achievements but it was impossible to guess his success by his nature.
Sachin Tendulkar played his last international match against the West Indies at his Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This was Sachin’s 200th Test. In this Test match, Sachin scored an innings of 74 runs and he was out on the ball of Narsingh Deonarayan. India won this match by an innings and 126 runs.
After the match, he gave a brilliant speech which made cricket lovers around the world emotional. In the speech, Sachin had said, ‘My life between 22 yard and 24 years, it is hard to believe that the journey is over’.
“My life, between 22 yards for 24 years, it is hard to believe that that journey has come to an end.”#OnThisDay in 2013 … An emotional day for India fans
Sachin Tendulkar bid adieu to international cricket afterwrapped an innings victory over WI at the Wankhede pic.twitter.com/GDrfy7h4FJ
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He had said, ‘I want to thank all of you from my heart. Also, I want to say that time changes very quickly but the memories you have left with me will remain with me forever. Especially, Sachin, Sachin’s echo which will continue to resonate in my ears till the last breath ‘.
Let us know that Sachin Tendulkar has played 200 Tests, 463 ODIs and one T20 match in his international career. He is the first batsman to score a total of 100 centuries at the international level. He has scored 18,426 runs in ODIs, including 49 centuries. He has 15,921 runs in Tests. He has scored 51 centuries in the longest format of the game. He played the only T20 match against South Africa in 2006 in which he scored just 10 runs.