Sachin Tendulkar bid farewell to international cricket after playing for more than two decades. his final match was at the Wankhede Stadium in his hometown of Mumbai. He played his final two Tests against West Indies and is the only player in the world to have played 200 Tests. He gave a very emotional speech, where he thanked all the people, who have helped him to make him the cricketer he is. Tendulkar made his debut in 1989 against Pakistan in 1989. He has ever since taken on every single opposition and has overcome every single challenge. He has the most number of runs in Tests and One-Day Internationals (ODI) and also has 100 international centuries to his name. He is also the first ever played to score a double century in ODIs.  READ: Full text of Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell speech

Tendulkar fulfilled his dream of winning a World Cup when India won the mega event in 2011 in Mumbai. Tendulkar however went on to play international cricket and scored his 100th ton against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup, He said that the 100th century was the most toughest of his career. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to organise a series against West Indies at home to give Tendulkar a fitting goodbye. His 199th Test was played at The Eden Gardens, Kolkata, where India won with ease. The second Test at Mumbai was tendulkar’s 200th and India won the match again by an innings and 126 runs. His retirement has definitely marked an end of an era. READ: Sachin Tendulkar: Ajit and I lived the dream together

India have tried hard to replace Tendulkar in the coming years. Virat Kohli has currently taken over Tendulkar’s No.4 position and his numbers at the moment are staggering. Kohli is the only one at the moment, who likes like he might surpass tendulkar in the years to come.