#OnThisDay – Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from international cricket

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34357 international runs, 100 centuries and countless memories. Cricket’s greatest son Sachin Tendulkar bid adieu to international cricket on this day. “I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, also say that time has flown by rather quickly, but the memories you have left with me will always be with me forever and ever, especially “Sachin, Sachin” which will reverberate in my ears till I stop breathing” said Little Master in his retirement speech.
Here are some iconic photos of the man itself from his playing career –

Oct 1989: Portrait of Sachin Tendulkar of India before the Test series against Pakistan in India. Mandatory Credit: Ben Radford/Allsport

Indian batsmen Sachin Tendulkar (centre) and Vinod Kambli (right) with Tendulkar’s coach Ramakant Achrekar after the 3rd Test match between India and England at the Wankhede Stadium, Bombay, India, 23rd February 1993. (Photo by Patrick Eagar/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 04: Sachin Tendulkar of India celebrates his century during day three of the Second Test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 4, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 26: Sachin Tendulkar of India looks on with a bust of Sir Donald Bradman before his last match at the SCG before the One Day International match between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground on February 26, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

MUMBAI, INDIA – APRIL 02: Sachin Tendulkar of India celebrates with the trophy after the 2011 ICC World Cup Final between India and Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium on April 2, 2011 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

MUMBAI, INDIA – APRIL 02: Sachin Tendulkar is carried on a lap of honour by his teammate Yusuf Pathan following India’s victory in the ICC Cricket World Cup Final after defeating Sri Lanka in Mumbai on the 2nd of April 2011. (Photo by Philip Brown/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

MUMBAI, INDIA – APRIL 13, 2009: Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar (R) poses with his new wax statue made by Madame Tussauds London museum during its unveiling in Mumbai April 13, 2009. The statue will be open for public viewing in Madame Tussauds London museum. (Photo by Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

But statistics will probably prove that India’s economic output dips during a Tendulkar innings ©AFP, ESPNCricinfo

MUMBAI, INDIA – NOVEMBER 24: Fans react as India’s batting star Sachin Tendulkar arrives to bat during the third day of the third Test match against West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.(Photo by Mandar Deodhar/India Today Group/Getty Images)

Joggers pass a sand sculpture of two hundred cricket bats with a message “The God of Cricket” which has been created by Indian sand artist Sudersan Pattnaik on Golden Sea Beach at Puri, some 65kms from Bhubaneswar on November 13, 2013, ahead of the final Test match of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin Tendulkar takes to the pitch on November 14, for his 200th and final Test match, set to fixate a billion fans as they bid farewell to a cricketing legend. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)


Gourav Pilania

Gourav Pilania is the Head of Content at ProSports11. He is also a guest writer for The Hindu, India Today, Sportskeeda, The Roar, BlastingNews, and SportsCafe. He can be followed on twitter @pilania_gourav. Massive Liverpool FC supporter.

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