Sachin Tendulkar retires from one-day cricket

India batsman Sachin Tendulkar has announced his retirement from one-day international cricket.

The Board of Control for Cricket confirmed the 39-year-old, regarded as the world's greatest living batsman, had decided to bring an end to his 50-over career after 463 one-day international caps.

The batsman, who made his ODI debut back in 1989, made his decision before next month's five-match one-day series at home to England.
The batsman, who made his ODI debut back in 1989, made his decision before next month's five-match one-day series at home to England. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Tendulkar spoke to BCCI president Narainswamy Srinivasan before announcing the decision.

The Little Master said on the governing body's official website: "I have decided to retire from the one-day format of the game."

Tendulkar added: "I feel blessed to have fulfilled the dream of being part of a World Cup wining Indian team."

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