On this day, eight years ago, Sachin Tendulkar (cricket of god) played his last ODI against Pakistan in Mirpur. This was Master Blaster Sachin’s 463rd ODI match for his country. Considered to be one of the greatest batsmen ever to play the game, Sachin is often referred to as the ‘God of cricket’.
Sachin’s last ODI was against Pakistan during the 2012 Asia cup. Setting a target of 330, the scene was set for a Sachin special. However, the master blaster managed to score 52 runs in this match but played a pivotal role in setting up the stage for a Kohli special. Kohli smashed 183 runs, and India chased down the mammoth total with 13 balls to spare. Not a fairy-tale ending for his fans but an ending which Sachin would have endured for the rest of his life. Carrying the burden of the country’s responsibilities for 24 years, the win over Pakistan was quite fitting to put an end to his ODI career.
Sachin Tendulkar (cricket of god) made his ODI debut in 1989 against Pakistan at the age of 1. Over a span of 23 years, Sachin played 463 games and scored 18,426 runs at an average of 44.83. Sachin scored 49 ODI centuries in his career and was the first player to score a double century in ODI cricket. Additionally, the Master Blaster scored 51 test centuries and 15921 test runs before quitting test cricket in November 2013. Additionally, the Master Blaster scored 51 test centuries and 15921 test runs before quitting test cricket in November 2013. Regarded as one of the greatest batsmen ever, Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of being the highest run-scorer of all time in international cricket. He aggregated 34,357 runs across formats, which is 6,000 runs more than the second-placed former Sri Lanka cricketer Kumar Sangakkara.