On this day: Sachin Tendulkar plays his last ODI, Dinesh Karthik’s last-ball six helps India win the Nidahas Trophy

Batting champion Sachin Tendulkar played his last ODI on March 18, 2012, while Dinesh Karthik helped India win the Nidahas Trophy with a last-ball six six years later.

On this day 10 years ago, Sachin Tendulkar played his last innings of ODI (Reuters Photo)

On this day 10 years ago, Sachin Tendulkar played his last innings of ODI (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sachin Tendulkar played his last ODI on March 18, 2012
  • Sachin announced his retirement from ODI Cricket on 23 December 2012
  • Dinesh Karthik’s last six, India won the 2018 Nidahas Trophy

Great batsman Sachin Tendulkar retired from ODI cricket exactly 10 years ago and wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik starred with a last-ball six to help India win the Nidahas Trophy in an explosive cameo six years later against Bangladesh .

Sachin played his final ODI innings against Pakistan during the 2012 Asian Cup at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur. In his last ODI, Tendulkar scored 52 runs while the Indian team chased a total of 330. India managed to chase the 13-ball total when Virat Kohli played a 183-run knock. Kohli took matters into his own hands and scored a great century.

At the 2012 Asian Cup, Tendulkar scored his 100th ton in international cricket in the match against Bangladesh. The Master Blaster announced his retirement from ODI Cricket on 23 December 2012 and scored 18,426 runs, batting 49 centuries with his highest score being a 200 unbeaten run.

Dinesh Karthik’s exploits helped India stage an incredible comeback, defeating Bangladesh by four wickets on March 18, 2018 in the Nidhas T20 Tri-Series final.

Karthik needed five from the final delivery and smashed Soumya Sarkar via extra cover as a second row Indian side kept their nerve in a tense situation to chase a goal of 167 in 20 overs. It would count as one of India’s famous final ball sixes, something a Pakistani legend did against India in Sharjah 32 years ago.

Karthik’s jewel of a cameo got him 29 of 8 balls with two boundaries and three sixes, the last of them that will be remembered forever.

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