On this day in 2013 Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from International Cricket


The International Cricket Council (ICC) took to Twitter to pay tribute to Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket on this day (November 16) in 2013. Test series in November 2013. The post with a Sachin mural was captioned as, “My life, between 22 yards for 24 years, it’s hard to believe that journey has come to an end.” #OnThisDay in 2013 … An emotional day for India fans Sachin Tendulkar said goodbye to international cricket after an inning win over WI in the Wankhede ”.

The two-Test series matches against the West Indies were held in Kolkata and Mumbai so Sachin could play his farewell match at his home ground at Wankhede Stadium. He scored 74 runs in his last Test inning, down 79 runs less than 16,000 runs in Test cricket.

Tendulkar announced his retirement from One-day Internationals (ODIs) on December 12 and also retired from Twenty20 (T20) cricket in 2013. He also last played for Mumbai Indians (MI) in 2013.

Considered by many to be one of the greatest cricketers in history, Sachin also led the national team at one point in his career.

He made his debut in India in a test match against Pakistan on November 15, 1989, when he was only 16 years old. He also made his ODI debut on December 18, 1989.


He has received the Arjuna Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Padma Shri, Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna.

In 2019 he was also inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. He also won the 2011 World Cup.

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