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One of greatest cricketers of all time, Sachin Tendulkar, is set to end his 24-year career after playing his 200th Test.
Last updated: 14 Nov 2013 11:25
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Sachin Tendulkar, India's cricket legend, has announced that he will retire after his 200th Test next month, calling time on an extraordinary career that lasted nearly a quarter of a century.

Tendulkar, the highest run-scorer in both Test and one-day cricket and the only batsman to make 100 international centuries, said he had been "living a dream" since his debut in 1989, but recognised it was now time to call it quits.

His 100 centuries in international cricket includes 51 Test tons, but his last century in the longer format came against South Africa in January 2011.

Tendulkar retired from one-day internationals late last year and played his last Twenty20 match earlier this month in a domestic appearance for the Mumbai Indians.

Tendulkar captained India for several years but the high point of his career came in 2011 when, in his sixth World Cup, he helped India win the coveted one-day title at home in Mumbai.

Known as the "Little Master", he has been widely hailed by his contemporaries as second only to the Australian legend Sir Donald Bradman in the pantheon of batting greats.

[Text: AFP]


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India's batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket 10 months after he bid adieu to the one-day form of the game.



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He won the World Cup in 2011, 22 years after his international debut at age 16 in a Test match against arch-rivals Pakistan.



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He is set to appear in his 199th and 200th Test matches against the West Indies next month. He is the only player to have attained this feat.



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Tendulkar is the first man to have scored a double century (200 not out) in a One Day International (ODI) match.



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He is the only batsman to score 100 international centuries, holding the record for Test tons (51) and one-day hundreds (49).



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Tendulkar's last Test century came in January 2011 against South Africa.



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His 24-year illustrious career will come to an end after the upcoming two-match Test series against the West Indies.



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"One of the Greatest ever is retiring... One of my heroes and a absolute joy to play against..", former England captain Michael Vaughan tweeted on Thursday.




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He won the World Cup in 2011, 22 years after his international debut at age 16 in a Test match against arch-rivals Pakistan.

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He is set to appear in his 199th and 200th Test matches against the West Indies next month. He is the only player to have attained this feat.

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Tendulkar is the first man to have scored a double century (200 not out) in a One Day International (ODI) match.

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He is the only batsman to score 100 international centuries, holding the record for Test tons (51) and one-day hundreds (49).

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Tendulkar(***)s last Test century came in January 2011 against South Africa.

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His 24-year illustrious career will come to an end after the upcoming two-match Test series against the West Indies.

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"One of the Greatest ever is retiring... One of my heroes and a absolute joy to play against..", former England captain Michael Vaughan tweeted on Thursday.

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India's batting legend Sachin Tendulkar anounced his retirement from all forms of Cricket only ten months after he retired from one-day internationals

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India's batting legend Sachin Tendulkar anounced his retirement from all forms of Cricket only ten months after he retired from one-day internationals

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His international debut was in November 1989 in a Test match against Pakistan

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Sachin Tendulkar is the most prolific run scorer in one-day internationals with 18,426 runs

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Sachin Tendulkar is the most prolific run scorer in one-day internationals with 18,426 runs

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Tendulkar became the first man to score a double century (200*) in an ODI

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Tendulkar became the first man to score a double century (200*) in an ODI

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He is the only batsman to score 100 international centuries

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He is the only batsman to score 100 international centuries

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He holds the world record for playing highest number of Test and ODI matche

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He holds the world record for playing highest number of Test and ODI matche

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After the two upcoming Tests against West Indies , he will retire having played 200 Tests

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After the two upcoming Tests against West Indies , he will retire having played 200 Tests

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"One of the Greatest ever is retiring... One of my heroes and a absolute joy to play against.." - @MichaelVaughan

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"One of the Greatest ever is retiring... One of my heroes and a absolute joy to play against.." - @MichaelVaughan



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