On this day eight years ago, former Indian legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar bid adieu to the international cricket. The Master Blaster played his last match of his long-spanning illustrious career of 24 years in the international cricket.
A career of over two decades and a uncountable accolades, Sachin Tendulkar put an end to his career at his home ground Wankhede Stadium.
It was the 2nd Test match between India and West Indies which the world knew was the last game in front of his home crowd. India won the match by an inning and 126 runs, Tendulkar score 74 runs in his last innings contributing in the massive victory.
In his inning of 74 runs, Sachin smashed 12 boundaries before getting trapped by Deonarine, putting and end to his last inning.
After the win, Tendulkar delivered his last speech in the post-match conference in front of his home crowd.
“Time has flown by quickly, but the memories you have left with me, will always be with me forever and ever and especially the chant of ‘Sachin Sachin’ which will reverberate in my ears till I stop breathing,” Tendulkar had said.
In his career, Tendulkar scored 34,357 runs, playing over 450 ODIs and 200 Tests. He is the first cricketer to score a double century in the ODI against New Zealand in 2010.
He also finished as the leading scorer for India his last edition of the World Cup in 2011 and later announced his retirement from the format in 2012.
Besides, he is also the only cricketer to have smashed 100 centuries in the international cricket and also mentored five time IPL winners Mumbai Indians.