SACHIN TENDULKAR :
CRICKET LEGEND RETIRES Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was born on April 24, 1973 in Mumbai, India. He went to Shradashram Vidyamandir, a high school in Mumbai, where he began his cricketing career under his coach Ramakant Achrekar. He attended the MRF Pace Foundation during his schooldays to train as a fast bowler, but Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee, who saw him training, was not much impressed and suggested that Tendulkar should focus on his batting instead. As a young boy, Tendulkar would practice for hours at the net, and was driven hard by his coach Achrekar. While at school, his extraordinary batting skills got noticed by the sports circuit. People felt that the young boy would soon become one of the greats in cricket. In the 1988 season, he scored a century in every inning that he played. In one of the inter school matches that year, he had an unbroken 664-run partnership with friend and team mate Vinod Kambli.
When he was 14, Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar a great Indian batsman of that time, gave him a pair of his own light pads. This touching gesture greatly encouraged the budding cricketer, who 20 years later broke Gavaskarâ€™s world record of 34 Test centuries. In 1988, when he was just under 16, he scored 100 not out in for Bombay against Gujrat. This was on his first-class debut. He then scored a century in his first appearance in the Deodhar and Duleep Trophy. Mumbai captain Dilip Vengsarkar picked him up after seeing him batting Kapil Dev in the nets. That season he was Bombayâ€™s highest run-getter. In the Irani Trophy final, He made an unbeaten century. He scored a century in all three of his Irani Trophy, Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy debuts, and became the first player to do so. He was selected for the tour of Pakistan next year.
At the very young age of 16, Sachin played his first Test match against Pakistan in Karachi in 1989. In this Test, he received several blows to his body at the hands of Waqar Younis, a pace bowler. He made just 15 runs. In the last test in Sialkot, he had a bloody nose from a bouncer, but he went on playing. He scored better in the subsequent games, scoring 53 runs of 18 balls at Peshawar.
In the 1990 Test in England he scored a century at Old Trafford. The English were highly impressed by his disciplined display of immense maturity. He played many types of strokes. His off-side shots from the back foot greatly impressed the English. Though short in height, he confidently faced short deliveries from the English pace bowlers. His great performance made him look the embodiment of Gavaskar, Indiaâ€™s former famous opener. During the 1991-1992 tour of Australia Tendulkar scored and unbeaten 148 in Sydney and another century on a bouncing pitch a Perth. At the age of 19, Tendulkar was in England, playing for Yorkshire in 1992. He scored 1070 runs at an average of 45.25 while playing for the English county as the first overseas player.
In the 2003 Cricket World Cup, he made 673 runs in 11 matches which enabled India reach the final. Although Australia won the trophy Tendulkar was given the Man of the Tournament award. Shortly after this Tendulkar developed a tennis elbow and he was out of cricket for a while. But by 2005, he was back in form. He played well against Australia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Tendulkar performed very well against Bangla Desh and he was adjudged the Man of the Series in the Future Cup against South Africa. Today Tendulkar is a national icon to fans all over the world. He is the most worshipped cricketer in the world. Tendulkar has been granted the Padma Vibhushan, Padma Shri, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award, Padma Vibhushan by the Indian government. Personal Life In 1995, Sachin married Anjali, a doctor and the daughter of Gujarati industrialist Anand Mehta. They have two children, Sara and Arjun. Tendulkar now sponsors 200 underprivileged children every year through a Mumbai-based NGO. CAREER ODI 1. 2. 3. 4.
Matches Played: 463 ( Most ) Consecutive ODI Appearances: 185 Most Stadium Appearances: 90 different Grounds Inning appearances: 452 ( Most ). First to appear in 400 innings in ODI matches.
Sachin Tendulkar Most runs in an ODI Innings Sachin Tendulkar holds the record most runs scored in one ODI innings. He is the one and only batsman to score 200 runs (147ball 25x4 3x6) in an ODI against South Africa Runs scored: 1. Most runs in an ODI Innings: Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for being the first batsman to score 200 runs (147 balls 25x4 3x6) in an ODI against South Africa. It was the highest score by any batsman for a while, before Virender Sehwag scored 219 (149 balls, 25x4 7x6) against West Indies in the 4th ODI of the 2011 home series against them 2. Most runs: Sachin has scored 18426 runs in 452 innings of odi cricket at an astonishing average of 44.83 and blistering strike rate of 86.24.He is the leading run scorer in the
ODI format of the game and the only player ever to cross the 14,000-15,000-16,00017,000 and 18,000 run marks. 3. Sachin Tendulkar First player to reach 10,000-11,000-12,000-13,000-14,000-15,000, 16,000 and 17,000, 18,000 ODI runs. 4. Sachin Tendulkar has the record for scoring 1,000 ODI runs in a calendar year. 5. He has done it seven times - 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2007 6. Tendulkar has scored over 1000 ODI runs against all major Cricketing nations. 7. Tendulkar is the only batsman to score over 3000 runs against any opponent (Australia). Tendulkar is also the only batsman to achieve the feat runs against two opponents - Sri Lanka is the other team. 8. After Sachin crossed the 10,000-run mark in ODIs, only seven other players have managed to cross the milestone: (Sanath Jayasuriya, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting, Brian Lara, Inzamam ul Haq, and Jacques Kallis). 9. Sachin was the fastest to reach 10,000 runs taking 259 innings and has the highest batting average among batsmen with over 10,000 ODI runs 10. Tendulkar holds the record for the highest individual score in a one day international when he scored 200 not out breaking the previous record of 194 in the India vs South Africa ODI on 24 February 2010. 11. Tendulkar holds the record for the most fours ( boundaries ) in an innings. He hit 25 fours in the innings against South Africa on on 24 February 2010 when he scored double century. 12. Only player to score 5, 150+ (186*, 152, 163*, 175 and 200*)scores in ODI cricket, followed by Sanath Jayasuriya of Srilanka with 4, 150+ scores in ODI
Centuries and Fifties record: 1. Most centuries: 49 2. Only cricketer to ever score a double hundred in the ODI format - against South Africa at Gwalior, India. 3. Most centuries against an opponent - 9 vs. Australia. 4. Most centuries vs. Australia, South Africa, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Pakistan. 5. Most centuries in Final Matches 6 & India Win All Matches 6. Most centuries against One Team - Australia 20 (11 Test+9 ODI) 7. Most Fifties: 96. 8. Highest number of above fifty scores in ODIs - 141 (49 Centuries and 96 Fifties). 9. Most Fifties in World Cup Matches (21) ODI awards: 1. Most Man of the Match Awards: 62 Man of the Match Awards 2. Most Man of the Series Awards: 15 Man of the Series Awards
Calendar Year record:
1. Most ODI runs in a calendar year: 1,894 ODI runs in 1998. 2. Most Centuries in a calendar year: 9 ODI centuries in 1998
Sachin Tendulkar Partnership Records in Cricket history 1. Sachin with Sourav Ganguly hold the world record for the maximum number of runs scored by the opening partnership. They have put together 6,609 runs in 136 matches that includes 21 century partnerships and 23 fifty run partnerships. The 20 century partnerships for opening pair is also a world record.Most century partnerships for opening pair in the cricket history- Ganguly and Sachin put together 20 century partnerships as opening pair. 2. Sachin and Rahul Dravid hold the world record for the highest partnership in ODI matches when they scored 331 runs against New Zealand in 1999 at the LBS, Hyderabad 3. Sachin Tendulkar has been involved in six 200 run partnerships in ODI matches - a record that he shares with Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid. 4. Most runs (2,278 at an average of 56.95 as on 9 April 2011) in World Cup Cricket History including 6 centuries & 15 fifties with a best score of 152* against Namibia in 2003 world cup * 673 runs in 2003 Cricket World Cup, highest by any player in a single Cricket World Cup. 5. Player Of The World Cup Tournament in the 2003 Cricket World Cup. 6. 5239 runs in the 1996 Cricket World Cup at an average of 87.16, making him the highest run scorer in the 1996 World Cup and setting the then record for the highest runs by any player in a single Cricket World Cup - subsequently bettered by himself in the 2003 World Cup 7. Of 462 matches Sachin Tendular has played, India has lost 200 matches. 8. He has opened Batting 340 times in ODI cricket which is a record. 9. He has 96 fifties to his credit. Most by any Batsman. 10. He has scored 50+ runs 145 times in ODI cricket. Sachin Tendulkar World Cup Records 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Most Runs. (2120 Runs) Most Fifties. (13 Fifties) Most Hundreds. (6 Hundreds) Most runs in a series. (673 runs in 2003 World Cup) Highest Partnership runs for 3rd wicket. (237 Runs with Rahul Dravid). Game Appearances:
1. Tendulkar has played the most number of Test Matches (198). 2. On his Test debut, Sachin Tendulkar was the third youngest debutant (16y 205d). Mushtaq Mohammad (15y 124d) and Aaqib Javed (16y 189d) debuted in Test matches younger to Tendulkar. Since then, there have been 2 players who were younger than Sachin on their Test Cricket debut: Hasan Raza - Pakistan (14y 227d), the current youngest debutant, and Mohammad Sharif - Bangladesh (15y 128d).
Runs Scored: 1. Highest run scorer in the history of Test cricket with 15,837 Test runs. 2. Career Average (1989â€“2013, 198 Tests, 15,837 runs) at 53.86 3. Became the first Indian to surpass the 11,000 Test run mark and the third International player behind Allan Border and Brian Lara. Lara took 213 innings, Sachin 223 and Border 259. 4. Second Indian after Sunil Gavaskar to make over 10,000 runs in Test matches. 5. Tendulkar and Brian Lara are the fastest to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket history. Both of them achieved this in 195 innings. 6. Sachin Tendulkar (8145) world record of runs scored in Tests away from home. 7. Sachin Tendulkar (29) world record of Centuries in Tests away from home. 8. First player to reach 12,000-13,000-14,000,15000 Test runs. 9. Holds the record for scoring most 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year. He has done it Six times - 2010 (1600), 2008 (1063), 2002 (1392 runs), 1999 (1088 runs), 2001 (1003 runs) and 1997 (1000 runs). 10. Sachin Tendulkar is the fourth highest run-getter in a single calendar year in Test History. He has scored 1562 runs in 2010 and is behind Mohammad Yousuf (1780 runs in 2006), Viv Richards (1710 runs in 1976) and Graeme Smith (1656 runs in 2008). 11. Sachin Tendulkar created yet another record on 8th November 2011 when he became the first cricketer to score 15,000 runs in Test cricket, during the opening Test match against the West Indies at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi. 12. Sachin Tendulkar created a world record" Sachin Tendulkar sets one more world record for aggregating most runs in Tests". Cricket Country. Retrieved 11 November 2011. for aggregating most runs in the fourth innings in Tests, going past Rahul Dravid's tally of 1507 runs during India's second innings of the first Test against West Indies. Centuries:
1. Highest number of Test centuries(51), overtaking Sunil Gavaskar's record (34). On October 10, 2010 in Bengaluru (Bangalore) against Australia in the Border-Gavaskar trophy's second and final test match Sachin Tendulkar reached a milestone. With a single to third man, Tendulkar reached his 6th double century and his 49th test century.
2. Highest number of 150+ score in Test Cricket (20) 3. When Tendulkar scored his maiden century in 1990, he was the second youngest to score a century. Only Mushtaq Mohammad had scored a century at a younger age by 1990. Tendulkar's record was bettered by Mohammad Ashraful in 2001/02 season. The record for previous youngest Indian centurion was held by Kapil Dev. 4. Tendulkar's record of five centuries before he turned 20 is a current world record. 5. Tendulkar holds the current record (217 against NZ in 1999/00 Season) for the highest score in Test cricket by an Indian when captaining the side. Gavaskar held the previous record (205 against West Indies in Bombay - 1978/79 season) 6. Tendulkar has scored centuries against all Test playing nations. He was the third batman to achieve the distinction after Steve Waugh and Gary Kirsten. The current list also includes Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting, Rahul Dravid, Jacques Kallis, Adam Gilchrist and Marvan Atapattu. 7. Tendulkar's 37th century against Bangladesh during the 2nd Test , made history as the 1st time the top four batsmen of any team had all scored centuries in a single innings. Dinesh Karthik (129), Wasim Jaffer (138) and Rahul Dravid (129) were the other centurions in the innings.
Thoughts On Sachinâ€™s Retirements : BBC: "Beneath the helmet, under that unruly curly hair, inside the cranium, there is something we don't know, something beyond scientific measure. Something that allows him to soar, to roam a territory of sport that, forget us, even those who are gifted enough to play alongside him cannot even fathom. When he goes out to bat, people switch on their television sets and switch off their lives Peter Roebuck: On a train from Shimla to Delhi, there was a halt at one of the stations. The train stopped by for few minutes as usual. Sachin was nearing a century, batting on 98. The passengers, railway officials, everyone on the train waited for Sachin to complete the century. This genius can stop time in India!" Sir Donald Bradman: "I saw him (Sachin) playing on television and was struck by his technique, so I asked my wife to come look at him. Now I never saw myself play, but I feel that this player is playing much the same as I used to play, and she looked at him on television and said yes, there is a similarity between the two...his compactness, technique, stroke production... it all seemed to gel" Matthew Hayden: "I have seen God, he bats at no. 4 for India" Hashim Amla: "Nothing bad can happen to us if we're on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it"
Andy Flower: "There are two kinds of batsmen in the world. One, Sachin Tendulkar. Two, all the others" Brian Lara: "The only batsman I would love to see by paying for the tickets and sitting in the stand just to watch him is none other than Sachin Tendulkar" and "Sachin is a genius. I'm a mere mortal" Mark Taylor: "We did not lose to a team called India, we lost to a man called Sachin (after the two famous innings in Sharjah in 1998)" A placard at the Sydney Cricket Ground: "Commit all your crimes when Sachin is batting. They will go unnoticed because even the Lord is watching" Dennis Lillee: "If I've to bowl to Sachin, I'll bowl with my helmet on. He hits the ball so hard" Andrew Flintoff: "When you bowl at him you are not just trying to get him out, you are trying to impress him. 'I want him to walk off thinking 'that Flintoff, he's all right isn't he? I feel privileged to have played against him" Abdul Qadir: "I was fielding in the covers when Tendulkar came out to bat in his debut Test at Karachi. I still remember Waqar Younis was in peak form at that time. Tendulkar tried to drive Waqar through the covers off his very first ball in Test cricket but was beaten all ends up. But I walked to captain Imran Khan and told him 'this kid looks very good' and Imran agreed with me."
Shane Warne "I'll be going to bed having nightmares of Sachin just running down the wicket and belting me back over the head for six. He was unstoppable. I don't think anyone, apart from Don Bradman, is in the same class as Sachin Tendulkar" Matthew Hayden "I have seen God, he bats at no. 4 for India" Navjot Singh Sidhu "India me aap Prime Minister ko ek baar katghare me khada kar sakte hain..Par Sachin Tendulkar par ungli nahi utha sakte" Anil Kumble "I am fortunate that I've to bowl at him only in the nets!"
Mark Taylor "We did not lose to a team called India...we lost to a man called Sachin" Sir Donald Bradman "I saw him (Sachin) playing on television and was struck by his technique, so I asked my wife to come look at him. Now I never saw myself play, but I feel that this player is playing much the same as I used to play, and she looked at him on television and said yes, there is a similarity between the two...his compactness, technique, stroke production... it all seemed to gel" Allan Donald "Sachin Tendulkar has often reminded me of a veteran army colonel who has many medals on his chest to show how he has conquered bowlers all over the world" Sunil Gavaskar "India's fortune will depend on how many runs the little champion scores. There is no doubt Tendulkar is the real thing" Gary Kirsten "For me he's a professor in batting. He's very streetwise in terms of the way he goes about his business" MS Dhoni "God has made him play cricket. He has been doing that for the past 21 years and will be there a few more years to come" Rahul Dravid "What impressed me about Sachin is his balance, as a batsman and as a person. It has not changed from the time I first met him. It has really been the most important facet of his character as a cricketer and as a person" Yusuf Pathan "This guy has given us joy over the years. It is our mission to lift the Cup for paaji. We have a very capable team and I am confident that we will present him a memorable World Cup, inshallah!" Virat Kohli "What he (Sachin) has achieved in his entire career, I donâ€™t think anyone else will be able to
achieve that. So it will be a great thing if we can win the World Cup not only for our fans but also for Sachin who is a special person" Sourav Ganguly "His biggest strength as a batsman is his adaptability. And that is something really, really amazing, something so special" Kapil Dev "The way he has taken on the role of India's greatest sporting ambassador- he has, among other things, inspired a generation and more to play cricket" Muttiah Muralitharan "There will never be another Sachin Tendulkar" Amitabh Bachchan "I have delayed my shoots many times to watch Sachin bat" Imran Khan "Over the years, Sachin has remained remarkably consistent and has more records than anybody I can remember. His talent and versatility are unquestioned which is why the only question that rankles is why he did not win enough games for his team?" Sania Mirza "The best thing about Sachin Tendulkar is that he's completely rooted, down-to-earth and a thorough gentleman. He's probably the best thing to have happened to Indian cricket and maybe Indian sport as a whole" Vijender Singh "I don't watch cricket much but I admire Sachin Tendulkar. I like the way he has conducted himself over the years. He has been such a huge star for so long but has not had a single controversy against his name" Dennis Lillee "If I've to bowl to Sachin, I'll bowl with my helmet on. He hits the ball so hard" Ajay Jadeja "I can't dream of an innings like that. He exists where we can't"
David Boon "Technically he stands out as the best because of his ability to increase the pace at will" Greg Chappell "He is a perfectly balanced batsman and knows perfectly well when to attack and when to play defensive cricket. He has developed the ability to treat bowlers all over the world with contempt and can destroy any attack with utmost ease" Aamir Khan "He is truly inspirational. The passion and the love with which he does what he does best is something that is inspirational" Hashim Amla "Nothing bad can happen to us if we're on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it" Shah Rukh Khan "I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing us to breathe the same air as you do" Martina Navratilova "Sachin was so focused. He never looked like getting out. He was batting with single-minded devotion. It was truly remarkable. It was a lesson" Michael Hussey "Test cricket is bloody hard work, especially when you've got Sachin batting with what looks like a three metre wide bat" Andy Flower "There are two kinds of batsmen in the world. One, Sachin Tendulkar. Two, all the others" Usain Bolt â€œFor me he (Tendulkar) is one of the greatest cricketers I have seen. He has done extremely well and he is a very aggressive cricketer. I look forward to the day when I can see him play live.â€? Brett Lee "You might pitch a ball on the off stump and think you have bowled a good ball and he walks across and hits it for two behind midwicket. His bat looks so heavy but he just waves it
around like it's a toothpick" Umpire Rudi Koertzen "I never get tired during umpiring whenever Sachin is on crease" Wasim Akram "Cricketers like Sachin come once in a lifetime, and I am privileged he played in my time" Brian Lara "The only batsman I would love to see by paying for the tickets and sitting in the stand just to watch him is none other than Sachin Tendulkar" Adam Hollioake "In an over I can bowl six different balls. But then Sachin looks at me with a sort of gentle arrogance down the pitch as if to say 'Can you bowl me another one?'" Harsha Bhogle "There's no better sight on the cricket field than watch Tendulkar bat" Saina Nehwal " It is a historic landmark(on Sachin reaching 100 tons) and I don’t think there is anything more for Sachin to achieve. He is a great sportsperson. I have been telling that he fully deserves the Bharat Ratna. I don’t know what is happening on this front. But, well, even if he doesn’t get it, he is the Ratna of Bharat anyhow for every one of us.” Javed Miandad "They (Pakistan team) should learn from Sachin who has had a wonderful career and scored century after century but one never hears him making tall claims about his performances or achievements. He is a proper professional and someone our players can learn from" Virender Sehwag "Today if I'm a cricketer it is because of Sachin Tendulkar. Else, I would never have picked up a bat. He's the reason behind me playing cricket" Daniel Vettori "He has been in form longer than some of our guys have been alive" Glenn McGrath
"The joy he brings to the millions of his countrymen, the grace with which he handles all the adulation and the expectations and his innate humility - all make for a one-in-a-billion individual" A placard at the Sydney Cricket Ground "Commit all your crimes when Sachin is batting. They will go unnoticed because even the Lord is watching" Phillip Hughes "I had questions for him, and he had a few questions for me, mainly about my family. I do know I felt refreshed after meeting him. I grew up watching him on TV and it will be one meeting I never forget" Michael Kasprowicz "Don't bowl him bad balls, he hits the good ones for fours" Sir Gary Sobers "He is currently the best batsman in the world" Peter Roebuck "On a train from Shimla to Delhi, there was a halt at one of the stations. The train stopped by for few minutes as usual. Sachin was nearing a century, batting on 98. The passengers, railway officials, everyone on the train waited for Sachin to complete the century. This genius can stop time in India!" Jeff Thompson "Sachin is an attacker. He has much more power than Sunny. He wants to be the one to set the pace. He has to be on top. That's the buzz about him" Richie Benaud "He has defined cricket in his fabulous, impeccable manner. He is to batting what Shane Warne is to bowling"
WE MISS YOU SACHIN