On This Day Sachin Tendulkar Played His Last ODI

Published 03/18/2020, 1:00 PM EDT


On March 18, 2012, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar played his last One-day International in the Asia Cup in Dhaka. Unintentionally, it came against Pakistan. He had likewise made his Test debut against the neighbors.

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Pursuing a firm aggregate of 330, India got off to the most exceedingly awful conceivable start. Opener Gautam Gambhir was out on the second delivery. Virat Kohli strolled into the crease yet it was Tendulkar who assumed responsibility. He was attacking the Pakistan bowlers and made a quick 50 runs, establishing the pace for a grand pursue.

Although, He was dismissed not long after by spinner Saeed Ajmal. Kohli, all-around set by at that point and Rohit Sharma held hands at the crease and India pursued down the total with 13 balls to save. For Kohli, this was an achievement innings, scoring a magnificent 183. Former skippers Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni have also managed to achieve the feat.

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Sachin Tendulkar passed the baton to Virat Kohli

With the ODI group experiencing a transitional stage, Sachin Tendulkar quit and in this manner reported his choice to resign from all types of cricket a year later. This game came only two days after he had scored his much-anticipated hundredth century, an achievement accomplished by no other cricketer. Many would bring up that the baton had given to Kohli against Pakistan. Some would even say that Tendulkar’s century record is presently in danger with the present Indian chief hot on his heels with that pursuit.

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The score took Tendulkar’s count of ODI runs to 18,426. The achievement the right-hander accomplished with 49 centuries and 96 half-centuries. Aside from this, Sachin Tendulkar completed his ODI vocation with 154 wickets to his name.

It merits referencing that the elegant batsman was the 1st individual to score a double ton in the ODI. He arrived at the achievement against South Africa in Gwalior during his unbeaten 200-run knock off 147 balls.

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Abhay Aggarwal

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Abhay Aggarwal is sports analyst at EssentiallySports. Having joined ES in early 2020, he has over 300 NASCAR, Formula 1, and Tennis articles to his name. Abhay has been an avid motorsports fan for over a decade, and he even attended the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in 2011.

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