On This Day: Tendulkar retires from ODIs

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Sachin Tendulkar

One of the world’s greatest batsman ever, India’s Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from One-day International (ODI) cricket on this day, in 2012.

Known by many nicknames, ‘Master Blaster’ and ‘Little Master’ being a couple, the right-hand batting genius amassed 18,426 runs in 463 ODIs, which included 49 centuries and 96 half-centuries.

He was perhaps most known for his technique and temperament. His straight drive was among his best shots.

Tendulkar made his ODI debut against Pakistan at Gujranwala on Dec 18, 1989 and holds plenty of world records to his name.

He was the first batsman to score a double-hundred in ODIs, a feat that came against South Africa. He also won the World Cup in 2011.

Other memorable events that took place on this day

1981: Geoffrey Boycott broke Sir Garfield Sobers record of 8,032 Test runs with his 22nd Test century against India

2006: Australia bowler Glenn McGrath announced his intention to retire from international cricket after the 2007 World Cup.

2009: Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher came out of retirement to sign a one-year contract with Mercedes.

2010: Inter Milan reached an agreement with coach Rafael Benitez over the termination of his contract with immediate effect.

2013: Tim Sherwood was appointed head coach of Tottenham on a contract until the end of the 2014-15 season, though he would leave his role in May 2014.

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Yet another week of sporting action comes to an end this week, Sport360 selects the most entertaining and striking controversial and amusing quotes that have lightened up these past seven days.

From Petra Kvitova’s tale of fending off her attacker to Andy Murray describing his damaged trophy, what got you talking this week?

Here, we pick out our favourite quotes from the past seven days in sport.

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Happy Birthday: Del Bosque, Oshie, Schlupp

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One of Spain’s most successful managers, Vicente del Bosque, turns 66 on December 23. A Real Madrid player in his playing career, Del Bosque was a defensive midfielder, had 441 appearances and 30 goals in La Liga, in total.

However, his most notable contribution to Spanish football was when he led Spain, as manager, to a World Cup win in 2010, their first ever.

Spain beat Netherlands in the final, thanks to a goal from Andres Iniesta in extra-time.

Under Del Bosque, Spain also won the Euro Championship in 2008 and were also able to retain the title in 2012.

He stepped down as Spain’s coach in July 2016, following Spain’s poor show in the 2016 Euro Championship, when they were ousted in the second round by Italy.

Other sport stars born this day

1941: Jean Gachassin, former France back, now president of the French tennis federation.

1979: Kenny Miller, former Scotland forward, now with Rangers.

1986: TJ Oshie – Washington Capitals and United States forward who shot to prominence by scoring four times in a Winter Olympic shoot-out against Russia in Sochi.

1992: Jeff Schlupp, Leicester and Ghana forward.

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