It is hard to believe Indian Cricket without the little master Sachin Tendulkar. Despite tremendous pressure from critics about his forms the little master stunned the world announcing the retirement from limited over international. 2012 was not a great year for Sachin but the cricket history shall always remember the year as the year when Sachin Tendulkar at the age of 39 scored his hundredth hundred against Bangladesh at Dakha. His 23-year reign in ODI record reads 18426 runs in 463 matches at an average of 44.83, with 49 centuries and 96 fifties. His highest score in ODI remains 200 runs, making him the first batsman to cross the double figure.
Yuvraj Singh’s story of determination and self-belief is an inspiration to be followed. After successfully battling cancer he has never looked back. His comeback double hundred in first class cricket and his all-round performance against New Zealand, England and Pakistan makes him a much needed player of ODI and T20 format. The last T20 match with Pakistan saw Yuvraj hitting 7 sixes and 4 fours in his 36 ball 72.