Although The God couldn’t play in the Indian Premier League 2013 final because he was injured mid-season, he still was a crucial part of the MI campaign that turned their tournament around after a poor start that season, which also saw Ricky Ponting step down as the captain and handing the duties to Rohit Sharma, who then fulfilled MI’ and his dream of lifting their first Indian League title.
The legendary batter retired from Indian Premier League and international cricket in 2013.
Sachin Tendulkar’s last Indian League match was on May 13, 2013, a league game against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. MI won the match by 7 wickets, chasing down the target of 179 runs in 19.3 overs.
Tendulkar Scored 38* (retired hurt) In His Last Indian Premier League Matches
He injured his finger and couldn’t finish his inning and was unable to take part in the playoffs.
Kieron Pollard smacked 66*(27) to ace the and take Mumbai Indians to victory. Incidentally, Pollard was also the Player of the Final in 2013, vs CSK.
Fans might wonder who were the players who featured alongside The God in his last Indian Premier League match for MI.
Here Is The playing XI Of The Mumbai Indinas Team In Sachin Tendulkar’s Last Premier League Match:
- Dwayne Smith,
- Sachin Tendulkar
- Dinesh Karthik (wk)
- Rohit Sharma (c)
- Ambati Rayudu
- Kieron Pollard
- Harbhajan Singh
- Mitchell Johnson
- Dhawal Kulkarni
- Lasith Malinga
- Pragyan Ojha
Sachin won the Orange Cap at the age of 36!
The Orange Cap winner in 2010 when he led MI to its maiden final but lost it to CSK, The God featured in 78 IPL matches, scoring 2334 runs at an average of 33 with 1 century and 13 fifties – brilliant numbers for a batter who played T20 cricket in the last phase of his career and in his late 30s.
He was the first Indian Orange Cap winner in the Indian Premier League, for his 618 runs in the 2010 season.
Then, in IPL 2011, came his one and only Indian League century, against Kochi Tuskers Kerala.