10 of the Best Strokes of Sachin Tendulkar's Cricket Career

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10 of the Best Strokes of Sachin Tendulkar's Cricket Career
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After 24 long years in the game, Sachin Tendulkar has finally brought the curtain down on a glittering international career.

The finest batsman of the modern era, the "Little Master" has carried the weight of a nation by spending a staggeringly prolonged existence at the pinnacle of the sport.

A career that yielded 34,357 international runs over nearly two-and-a-half decades has left many of the game's observers searching for words to describe modern cricket's most dominant force.

Yet, in the aftermath of his career, few have looked at the single moments of brilliance that have littered his reign, instead focusing on the grandeur of his collective achievements.

Certainly, Tendulkar's highlight reel is considerably longer than almost all before him. But what are his finest strokes? What shots have thrilled the crowds while typifying his skill at the same time?

A selection of those shots are showcased on the following slides.

 

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