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Breaking news: Sachin Tendulkar retires from ODI cricket, BCCI informs

December 23, 2012

Sachin retirement from ODI

The God of Indian cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, the highest run scorer in ODIs has decided to hang his boots from the 50 over format leading to months of speculation as to when would Sachin retire from the game. But still, we would see the player participation in the longer format of the game, Test cricket. With his retirement decision (from ODIs), we might as well not be far off from his Test cricket retirement as well.

It was the BCCI who made people around the world aware about his retirement today morning with their tweet, which read, ““Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar announces retirement from the one day format of the game.” Sachin Tendulkar might have taken this decision, as he was not able to perform in Test matches of late, but this would open door for youngsters and help the Indian team build for the 2015 ICC cricket world Cup in Australia as well.

Tendulkar is one of the best cricketer who has ever played the game of cricket, who made his debut in 1989 against Pakistan and his last ODI surprisingly was also against the same team in the Asia Cup 2012, where he scored 52 runs putting an end to a glittering career of 463 matches scoring 18426 runs with 49 centuries, most in the ODI format.

As per the BCCI release, Tendulkar expressed satisfaction of winning the 2011 world cup, which was one of his greatest desires, said, “I have decided to retire from the One Day format of the game. I feel blessed to have fulfilled the dream of being part of a World Cup wining Indian team. The preparatory process to defend the World Cup in 2015 should begin early and in right earnest. I would like to wish the team all the very best for the future. I am eternally grateful to all my well wishers for their unconditional support and love over the years.”

So with Tendulkar’s retirement from the game, the selectors needs to put their feet on the peddle and set an immediate target of getting the best players for the 2015 World Cup to he held jointly in Australia and New Zealand and defend their 2011 ICC cricket world cup title, which is not going to be easy under alien conditions. If Tendulkar has walked out of the ODI with his thoughts for the Indian team to perform well in the 2015 world cup, the BCCI should as a matter of respect to the legend should work towards the ‘preparatory process to defend the World Cup in 2015’. That’s the least BCCI can do so for the glorious moments, which Tendulkar has given to Indian cricket.

Indian cricket fans and critics alike may have been disappointed with Tendulkar’s performance of late, but it is for sure that the player is going to be missed in coloured clothing for India.

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