Sachin Tendulkar's last ODI, Dinesh Karthik's last-ball six

Sachin Tendulkar's last ODI, Dinesh Karthik's last-ball six

As the sports world grapples with cancellations and postponements of events across the world, it has also given a chance to journalists - especially digital media to take a breath and reflect on the events gone by. With the novel coronavirus spelling doom across the globe, we look back at 2 of Indian cricket's shining moments which happened on the same day - March 18, in history.

While batting great Sachin Tendulkar bid adieu to ODI cricket exactly 8 years ago, his junior teammate Dinesh Karthik won the hearts of Indian fans by hitting a match-winning six on the last ball of the Nidahas Trophy final 6 years later.

Tendulkar's farewell

The Master Blaster played his last ODI against Pakistan during the 2012 Asia Cup. He played his last match at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.

In his last ODI, Tendulkar managed to score 52 runs as the side was chasing a total of 330.

India managed to chase down the total with 13 balls to spare as Virat Kohli played a knock of 183 runs.

In 2012's Asia Cup, Tendulkar registered his 100th ton in international cricket. He achieved the feat against Bangladesh.

DK shines at the death

Dinesh Karthik did a Javed Miandad with a last-ball six as India pulled off an incredible chase beating Bangladesh by four wickets in the Nidhas T20 Tri-series final, on March 18, 2018.

Needing five off the final delivery, Karthik smashed Soumya Sarkar over extra-cover as a second-string Indian side held its nerve in a tense situation to chase down a target of 167 in 20 overs. It would count as one of India’s famous last ball sixes something that Pakistani legend did against India 32 years back in Sharjah.