We reflect on the remarkable career of Sachin Tendulkar after the India legend calls time on his Test career.
1973: Born April 24, Mumbai.
1988: Scores 100 not out in his first first-class match for Bombay aged 15 years and 232 days.
1989: Makes Test and ODI debut for India against Pakistan at the age of 16.
1990: Scores maiden Test century against England at Old Trafford.
1992: At the age of 19 he becomes the first overseas-born player to represent Yorkshire.
1996: Leading run scorer at World Cup played in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka with a total of 523 runs.
1997: Named Wisden Cricketer of the Year.
1998: Scores his first double century for Mumbai against Australia in the Brabourne Stadium.
2001: Given a suspended ban of one game in light of alleged ball tampering during a match against South Africa. The ban is later lifted by the ICC.
2003: Named the Player of the Tournament at the 2003 Cricket World Cup and scores 673 runs, the highest by any player in the tournament.
2005: Overtakes Sunil Gavaskar's record of the highest number of Test centuries by claiming his 35th against Sri Lanka in Delhi.
2006: Overtakes Kapil Dev claiming the record for the highest amount of Test appearances for India with 135.
2007: January 3 - Edges past Brian Lara's world record of runs scored in Tests away from home with 5,751 runs.
June: Becomes the first player to score over 15,000 ODI runs during a match against South Africa in Belfast.
2008: March - Plays a record-breaking 417th ODI match against Australia.
August - Becomes just the third player in Test match history, and the first from India, to play 150 matches when he is selected in the third Test against Sri Lanka.
June: Nominated as the 'Icon Player' of IPL franchise Mumbai Indians, signing a deal worth $1,121,250 per season.
October 17 - Becomes the highest run scorer in Test cricket, passing Lara's previous mark of 11,953, when he reaches 16 in the first innings of the second Test against Australia.
2010: February 24 - Scores the first double century in one-day international history, hitting an unbeaten 200 against South Africa.
April - Named player of IPL3 after finishing as the tournament's top run-scorer.
August 3 - Becomes most capped player in Test history, making his 169th Test appearance in the third Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo to overtake former Australia captain Steve Waugh.
December 19 - Becomes first batsman to hit 50 Test centuries, achieving the feat against South Africa in Centurion.
2011: March - Hits two tournament centuries as co-hosts India win the World Cup.
November: Becomes the first man to score 15,000 Test runs during Test series against West Indies.
2012: March - Scores his 100th international century in an Asia Cup match against Bangladesh, the first player ever to do so.
December 23 - Announces retirement from one-day international cricket.
2013: October 10 - Announces he will retire from Test cricket after playing in his 200th Test against the West Indies in November.