The brightest moment of his ODI career came last year when he finally became part of a World Cup winning Indian team after five previous appearances.
Speculation over Tendulkar's future had grown after his continuing failures in the past one year.
His last ODI hundred came in the Asia Cup in Bangladesh in March this year -- a feat that completed an unprecedented 100 international tons.
He was stuck on 99 tons for quite a while after scoring two hundreds during India's successful World Cup campaign. Tendulkar also has an mammoth tally of 96 ODI 50s to his credit. Salute Sachin Tendulkar, the legend! | Sachin Tendulkar stats | More on Sachin