Tendulkar Retires


Sachin Tendulkar umpires at the nets
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John Wright, Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble at the Mumbai Indians' nets
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'The sky's the limit' - Sachin Tendulkar has a chat with Shreyas Gopal
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Sachin Tendulkar opened up about his battles with Shane Warne
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Sachin Tendulkar accepts the award from Sambit Bal and ESPNcricinfo founders, Simon King and Badri Seshadri
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Sachin Tendulkar speaks after being named Cricketer of the Generation
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Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid chat at the ESPNcricinfo Awards
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Sachin Tendulkar speaks after being named Cricketer of the Generation
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Sachin Tendulkar presents an autographed jersey to singer Lata Mangeshkar
Sachin Tendulkar interacts with a few girls at a function
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Sachin Tendulkar unveils a large steel bat
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Sachin Tendulkar and his coach Ramakant Achrekar pose with the Bharat Ratna
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Sachin Tendulkar poses with the newly launched BMW i8
Sachin Tendulkar smiles after receiving the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour
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Sachin Tendulkar receives the Bharat Ratna from Indian president Pranab Mukherjee
Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, with a former Brazil football captain
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Sachin Tendulkar at a UNICEF function
Sachin Tendulkar waves to the media from a private residence in the hill station of Mussoorie
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A visibly relaxed Sachin Tendulkar addresses the media
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Sachin Tendulkar arrives for a press conference
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    • February 23-25, 1988
      A monster in the making
      • Sachin Tendulkar, 14, and Vinod Kambli, 16 compile a 664-run unbroken partnership for Shardashram Vidyamandir against St Xavier's at Azad Maidan. Kambli makes 349 not out, Tendulkar 326 not out. It remains the highest partnership recorded in any form of cricket, until in November 2006 two schoolboys from Hyderabad - Manoj Kumar and Mohammad Shaibaz - overtake the record with an unbeaten 721-run partnership.
    • December 11, 1988
      Truly first-class debut
      • At 15, scores an unbeaten century against Gujarat at the Wankhede Stadium to become the youngest Indian to make a hundred on first-class debut. Was picked after Bombay captain Dilip Vengsarkar watched him negotiate Kapil Dev in the nets.
    • December 14, 1989
      Bloody-minded to start with
      • On the last day of the last Test of his first Test series, in Sialkot, gets hit on the nose by Waqar Younis - also in his first series. Falls down, gets up, and wipes away the gushing blood. Medical assistance is declined. Is eventually out for 57.
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Our top articles on Sachin Tendulkar

Man-child superstar

Rahul Bhattacharya: Tendulkar the cricketer seemingly emerged fully formed when he first picked up a bat. So too perhaps did Tendulkar the luminary (November 2009)

The small enforcer

Mukul Kesavan: Tendulkar's craft is a mixture of rigorous self-denial and cathartic violence (Sep 2002)

A ride with Sachin

Tendulkar speaks about how the game, and his approach to it, have changed (Oct 2004)

'The best batsman I've bowled to'

Allan Donald doffs his hat to the master (Sep 2002)

A singular icon

Mike Marqusee: Like Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, Tendulkar dominates his sport, but unlike them he is the sole focus of an entire nation (Sep 2002)

Mark 3

Sachin Tendulkar talks to Cricinfo about looking at life and his game with equanimity and stoicism (Jun 2006)