This day, that year: Sachin Tendulkar bids goodbye at Wankhede
Sachin lifted his bat for the last time on this day
Tendulkar's career spanned over two decades. He retired from all forms of cricket after his 200th Test match against the West Indies at his home ground in Mumbai.
However, when Sammy took the catch, he was distraught and did not even celebrate as it was Tendulkar's last innings in international cricket.
"Time has flown by quickly, but the memories you have left with me, will always be with me for forever and ever and especially the chant of 'Sachin Sachin' which will reverberate in my ears till I stop breathing," Tendulkar had said.
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The 46-year-old made his debut for India at the age of 16 in 1989. He aggregated 34,357 runs across formats, which is 6,000 runs more than the second-placed former Sri Lanka cricketer Kumar Sangakkara.
At the age of 37, Tendulkar played his final World Cup. The Men in Blue defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets at home in the finals of the 2011 edition. This made Tendulkar a member of the World Cup-winning team for the first time. He was India's leading run-scorer and second overall in the tournament.
He retired from the 50-over format in 2012. He scored his hundredth century in his second last match.