On this day in 2012, Sachin Tendulkar’s last ODI match took place during the Asia Cup in Bangladesh. India played against arch-rivals Pakistan in that match and registered a six-wicket win. Despite the Men in Blue’s win, they failed to advance to the final as Bangladesh and Pakistan finished above them in the points table.
Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma all scored a half-century in that game as India recorded one of their most famous wins over Pakistan. In this listicle now, we will look at the Indian playing XI from Sachin Tendulkar’s last ODI match and where those players are now:
Openers in Sachin Tendulkar’s last ODI match – Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar
Left-handed batter Gautam Gambhir opened the batting with Sachin Tendulkar in that game. Gambhir got out for a duck, while Tendulkar scored 52 runs. Both players have now retired, but they are active in T20 leagues of retired players.
Middle Order – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c and wk) and Yusuf Pathan
The middle-order consisted of youngsters Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina along with captain MS Dhoni and hard-hitter Yusuf Pathan. Kohli scored a 148-ball 183 in that match, while Sharma aggregated 63 runs. Raina and Dhoni remained unbeaten on 12 and 4, whereas Pathan did not bat.
Kohli and Sharma are still active in all three formats of the game. Raina, Dhoni and Pathan have retired. Dhoni still plays in IPL, while Raina and Pathan play in leagues of retired players.
Bowlers in Sachin Tendulkar’s last ODI match – Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashok Dinda and Praveen Kumar
India played with three fast bowlers and a spin bowler in that game. Irfan Pathan led the pace attack along with Ashok Dinda and Praveen Kumar. They took five wickets in total, and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bowled a spell of 1/56.
Pathan, Dinda and Kumar have retired and played in Legends League. Ashwin is still an active player in international cricket for India.