Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday announced his retirement from international cricket after playing his 200th Test in the home series against the West Indies next month.
Tendulkar made his Test debut against Pakistan in Karachi in November 1989 aged just 16 years and 223 days. Since then he never looked back, and piled on the runs, tumbling all records along the way. His commitment towards the game of cricket is un-comparable.
In his career spanning 24 years, he has amassed 50,000+ runs including all forms of the game, viz; Tests, One Dayers, T20 and other first class games. He is the only batsman to have scored 100 centuries in International Cricket.