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(FILES) This April 2, 2011 file photograph shows Indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar as he walks back to the pavilion after his dismissal during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Final match at The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. On March 16, 2012 Indian batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar became the first cricketer in history to score 100 international centuries, reaching a new record in his glittering two-decade career. AFP PHOTO/MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Sachin Tendulkar: The 'God of cricket' retires

Cricket fans across the globe revered him. Teammates in India's test and World Cup-winning squads were in awe of him.

Tendulkar compiled more runs and posted more centuries in international

cricket than anyone, and was the greatest batsman of his generation. - The Associated Press

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