Cricket News sort by Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

With the retirement of Sachin Tendulkar, one more player who was part of the 90s era has walked away

Not all great cricketers are lucky to retire on a high. Just last year, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman had to quit after the disastrous 4-0 drubbing in Australia.

On November 15, 1989, a 16-year-old named Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar made his Test debut against a ferocious Pakistan attack at Karachi.

Sachin Tendulkar will bid a fond farewell to the sport he has loved and excelled in over the last two decades, having made a wonderful 74 in the first innings of his final Test, against the West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium.

Each and every Sachin Tendulkar fan who came into the Wankhede Stadium on the second day of the Test against West Indies, and millions around the world following the match on their television sets, were hoping for a hundred from the little master in what most probably will turn out to be his last Test innings.

West Indies slipped to a sorry 43 for 3 by stumps in just 12.2 overs. The writing is on the wall for a second consecutive innings defeat inside three days for the tourists. Windies have a long way to go make India bat again with a huge deficit of 270 runs to clear.

The crowd at Wankhede was in for a big disappointment in the morning when MS Dhoni had won the toss and opted to bowl first as the expectation was that Tendulkar wouldn’t get to bat on Day 1.

With Sachin Tendulkar playing his 200th and final Test at his home ground, the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, we look back at his career in numbers, by dividing his cricketing journey in Tests in four phases.

When Sachin Tendulkar hangs his boots at the end of the Mumbai Test at Wankhede Stadium that is currently underway, it will not only bring to an end a glorious 24-year-old career, but will also put the curtains down on a very special era in international cricket.