In India, Cricket is considered as a religion and Sachin Tendulkar as God. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is known as the greatest One Day International and Test Cricket player in the world. Sachin, more famously known as the ‘master blaster’ of Indian cricket, holds the maximum number of batting records in the world than any other player.
These records include the maximum Test Cricket centuries and One Day International centuries. He has been voted as the greatest cricket of all time by many newspapers and magazines. He received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest sporting honour, for 1997-1998, and the civilian award Padma Shri in 1999. Tendulkar was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1997.
Sachin Tendulkar took birth on 24 April, 1973 in Mumbai into a middle class family. The parents of Sachin, Ramesh and Rajni Tendulkar named him after the famous music director Sachin Dev Burman. Sachin began his cricketing career at Sharadashram Vidyamandir School under the guidance of Coach Ramakant Achrekar. In a particular Harris Shield game at school, Sachin was involved in a humongous 664 run partnership with teammate and friend Vinod Kambli. Sachin was inducted into the West Zone Ranji Trophy league for Mumbai at the age of 14 and thus, the legend was born.
Sachin Tendulkar’s Feats:
At 15 years and 232 days, Sachin was the youngest to score a century on debut. He also holds the distinction of being the only player to score a century while making his Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani Trophy debut. He has played Test Cricket on 52 different grounds, the highest number. He holds the record for the fastest to score 10,000 runs in the history of Test Cricket in only 195 innings. Tendulkar also holds the record for scoring 1,000 ODI runs in a calendar year, the most number of times i.e. in 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2003. He has played the maximum number of matches in comparison with any cricketer in the world.
He has appeared on 89 different grounds and has scored the most runs as well as centuries. He is the first cricketer to cross 10, 000-run mark in ODIs He is the only player to have over 100 innings of 50+ runs. He has the highest individual score among any batsmen in the world. He has achieved the highest number of Man of the Match awards (56) and most Man of the Series (14) awards.
He is the first cricketer to get pass 16,000 runs. He has scored the most number of ODI fifties and is the only player to be in top 10 of ICC rankings for 10 years. Tendulkar has the highest number of runs in World Cup matches 1,796 with a strike rate of 59.87.
Why I Admire Sachin?
Sachin is the most complete cricketer of his time. I love him not just for his records but because he is a good human being as well. He has donated a lot in charity and other institutions. His dedication for cricket remains strong and unflinching. A chronic back problem and Tennis elbow failed to deter him. He has come out stronger after every break.
Sachin has stupefied millions of fans with many great innings in his twenty years of playing cricket. In the words of Sir Donald Bradman, Sachin has the skill of a genius which only a few people possess. It was a skill which he developed over a period of time. Thus, Sachin is my role model.
|Tendulkar at an awards event in January 2013|
|Full name||Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar|
|Born||(1973-04-24) 24 April 1973 (age 44)|
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
|Nickname||Tendlya, God of Cricket, Little Master, Master Blaster|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium, leg break, off break|
|Test debut (cap 187)||15 November 1989 v Pakistan|
|Last Test||14 November 2013 v West Indies|
|ODI debut (cap 74)||18 December 1989 v Pakistan|
|Last ODI||18 March 2012 v Pakistan|
|ODI shirt no.||10|
|Only T20I (cap 11)||1 December 2006 v South Africa|
|Domestic team information|
|1988||Cricket Club of India|
|5 wickets in innings||0||2||0||2|
|10 wickets in match||0||n/a||0||n/a|
|Source: [Cricinfo], 15 November 2013|
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar pronunciation (help·info) (born April 24, 1973 in Mumbai) is a former Indiancricketer. He has the highest number of runs in both Test cricket and One Day Internationals. He also has the highest number of centuries in both formats of the game. His last Test match being played against the West Indies.
100th international century[change | change source]
Tendulkar scored his much awaited 100th international hundred on 16 March 2012 against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup. He became the first person in history to achieve this feat. Incidentally, it was Tendulkar's first ODI hundred against Bangladesh. He said "It's been a tough phase for me ... I was not thinking about the milestone, the media started all this, wherever I went, the restaurant, room service, everyone was talking about the 100th hundred. Nobody talked about my 99 hundreds. It became mentally tough for me because nobody talked about my 99 hundreds."
National honours[change | change source]
- 1994 - Arjuna Award, by the Government of India in recognition of his outstanding achievement in sports.
- 1997-98 - Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest honour given for achievement in sports.
- 1999 - Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award.
- 2001 - Maharashtra Bhushan Award, Maharashtra State's highest Civilian Award.
- 2008 - Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award.
- 2014 - Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award.