Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar has announced his retirement from Test cricket after playing his 200th Test against the West Indies next month. The master blaster made his Test debut against arch-rival Pakistan at Karachi in 1989.
Sachin Tendulkar has been the most complete batsman of his time, the most prolific run-maker of all time, and arguably the biggest cricket icon the game has ever known.
Sachin Tendulkar currently holds the record for most hundreds in both Tests and One Day Internationals. In 198 Test matches, Tendulkar scored over Fifteen Thousand Eight hundred runs at an average of 53.86.
Sachin Tendulkar slammed 51 Test centuries and an unbeaten 248 against Bangladesh in Dhaka in 2004 was his best ever.
At 36 years, 306 days, Sachin Tendulkar scored the first double century in one-day cricket. Overall, he hit 49 hundreds in ODI matches.
In 2012, Tendulkar became the first player to score 100 international centuries, which like Don Bradman’s batting average, could be a mark that lasts for ever.