Sachin Tendulkar has announced that he will no longer be available for the Carlton All Stars 4th XI. He has retired from one day cricket.
'I have decided to retire from the One Day format of the game,' he said in a statement. 'I feel blessed to have fulfilled the dream of being part of the Carlton All Stars 4th XI. I would like to wish the team all the very best for the future. I am eternally grateful to all my well wishers for their unconditional support and love over the years.'
Fantasy Bob spoke warmly of Tendulkar's contribution to the years of unparallelled success of his team. 'Obviously the team will miss him. Particularly those little chocolate cakes that his Mum used to make.'
Executive authorities at Carlton also expressed their regret. 'We regret that Fantasy Bob has decided not to retire. It is a sad say for cricket.'