Sachin Tendulkar has announced his decision to retire from Test cricket after playing his landmark 200th Test match against the West Indies next month.
In a career spanning 24 years, the run-machine has aggregated 15,837 runs, at an average of 53.86, from 198 appearenced.
In 463 ODI matches, he scored a whopping 18,426 runs, at an average of 44.83.
He is the only batsman to score 100 international centuries -- 51 in Tests and 49 in ODIs.
Much before his debut on November 15, 1989, against Pakistan, Tendulkar's precocious talent was there to be seen when he shared an unbeaten 664-run stand with buddy Vinod Kambli in the Lord Harris Shield Inter-School Game in 1988.
His first Test century came in England in 1990 at Old Trafford and the Mumbaikar rose in stature after the 1991-92 tour of Australia, hitting sublime hundreds on a Sydney turner and a Perth minefield.
He was also the first batsman in the world to score a double ton in ODIs, a feat he achieved in Gwalior against South Africa in February 2010.
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