The Board of Control for
Ratnakar Shetty, the BCCI's chief administrative officer, said: "I won't say it is a shocker as such, because he has also been thinking in those terms, waiting for the right time to call it a day, and today, he has expressed his desire to retire from the one-day format, and the BCCI really respects his wishes."
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from the
Popularly known as the 'Little Master', Tendulkar has almost every record in the 50-over format of the game to his credit.
He played 463 ODIs, amassing 18,426 runs and made 49 centuries, each of them a world record.
In a statement, Tendulkar thanked his teammates over the years for their support and pointed out the
After making his ODI debut in 1989 against Pakistan, in which he was dismissed for a naught, Tendulkar scored his first half-century in his ninth ODI.
He was then asked to open the batting for India in 1994 and made an immediate impact in an ODI against New Zealand, where he smashed 82 in 49 balls.
It took him 79 ODIs to score his first century and then he continued to score them with remarkable consistency.
The other major batting highlights of his ODI career include consecutive centuries against Australia in 1998 in Sharjah, finishing as the highest run-getter in the