Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar announced retirement from the 50-over format. The Board of control for cricket in India (BCCI) released Sachin’s statement on Sunday morning
“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,” Tendulkar said in his statement to the BCCI Chief N Srinivasan.
“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,” he added.
Sachin in his 23 years career played 463 ODIs, scored 18,426 runs and made 49 centuries.