It is difficult to choose best moments from the glorious career of Sachin Tendulkar. And while he still goes strong, here is our pick of the very special ones.
2011 World Cup: After four unsuccessful attempts in 1996, 1999, 2003 and 2007, Sachin Tendulkar was a part of the team which won the World Cup in 2011.
And, what a tournament the little master had. The right-hander scored two centuries in the tournament and played a pivotal role in India's triumph.
175 against Australia in Hyderabad: This was one of the many instance where Sachin Tendulkar was a man on a mission.
Having set a mammoth total, Sachin Tendulkar came all guns blazing to bring India agonisingly close to the target. However, Sachin departed in the dying moments of the game and the tail couldn't finish the job.
241 at Sydney: Someone has rightly suggested to rename Sydney Cricket Ground as Sachin Cricket Ground. It is a happy hunting ground for the leading run scorer in all forms of cricket.
In this picture Sachin Tendulkar lifts the trophy at the Taj hotel, day after India defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in the ICC Cricket World Cup final, in Mumbai April 3, 2011. (Reuters)
Sachin Tendulkar, back in 2003/04, during the Border-Gavaskar trophy, was finding it difficult to get runs under his belt. With his back to the wall, Tendulkar silenced critics with a splendid 241 in the last Test match at the SCG. Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh play volleyball on Sydney's Bondi Beach in January 8, 2008. (AP)
98 against Pakistan in the 2003 World Cup: Even a fifty is cherished for long when it comes against arch-rivals Pakistan. Sachin Tendulkar fell very short of the hundred, but did all the hard work to ensure India win the match. Sachin chats with former Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar. (PTI)
Upper cuts over third-man, Shoaib Akhtar bowling in full throttle and Tendulkar operating like a surgeon were the highlights of the famous 2003 World Cup fixture.
Hero Cup moment (vs South Africa): After a long discussion between Kapil Dev, Ajay Jadeja, Mohammad Azharuddin and Sachin, decision was made and Sachin had to defend only seven. Sachin on grounds with Harbhajan Singh. (PTI)
The little master defended the total and guided India to the finals.