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Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Sachin Tendulkar { Profile}

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Full name - Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Born- April 24, 1973, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Major teams India, Asia XI, Mumbai, Mumbai Indians, Yorkshire.

Nickname - Tendlya, Little Master Blaster , SRT.

Batting style- Right-hand bat

Bowling style- Right-arm offbreak, Legbreak googly

Height - 5 ft 5 in

Education -Sharadashram Vidyamandir School.

» Style of Play« •

Tendulkar plays a wristy leg-side flick. No One Can play better Straight Drive & Cover Drive then sachin tendulkar

Tendulkar is cross-dominant: He bats, bowls and throws with his right hand, but writes with his left hand.

He also practices left-handed throws at the nets on a regular basis. many legend has described him as the "most wholesome batsman of his time".

His batting is based on complete balance and poise while limiting unnecessary movements and flourishes. He appears to show little preference for the slow and low wickets which are typical in India, and has scored many centuries on the hard, bouncy pitches in South Africa and Australia. He is known for his unique punch style of hitting the ball over square. He is also renowned for his picture-perfect straight drive, often completed with no follow-through. Recently, legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar, in an article he wrote in the AFP, remarked that "it is hard to imagine any player in the history of the game who combines classical technique with raw aggression like the little champion does".

Sir Donald Bradman,
considered by many as the greatest batsman of all time, considered Tendulkar to have a batting style similar to his. In his biography, it is stated that "Bradman was most taken by Tendulkar's technique, compactness and shot production, and had asked his wife to have a look at Tendulkar, having felt that Tendulkar played like him. Bradman's wife, Jessie, agreed that they did appear similar."
Master in his Early age.

in 1994 first time he opened Innnig in ODI against New Zealand in New Zealand & made 82 .

Some Facts About his Early Career

Test Debut: Pakistan at Karachi, 1st Test, 1989/90

ODI Debut: Pakistan at Gujranwala, 2nd ODI, 1989/90

1st Class Debut: 1988

His first ODI century came on September 9, 1994 against Australia in Sri Lanka at Colombo. It had taken Tendulkar 79 ODIs to score a century.

Sachin Tendulkar is the only player to score a century while making his Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani Trophy debut.

Sachin played his first international match against Pakistan in Karachi in 1989, facing the likes of Wasim Akram, Imran Khan, Abdul Qadir, and Waqar Younis. He made just 15 runs, being bowled by Waqar Younis, who also made his debut in that match. It was an inauspicious start, but Tendulkar followed it up with his maiden Test fifty a few days later at Faisalabad.

His One-day International (ODI) debut on December 18 was equally disappointing, where he was dismissed without scoring a run, again by Waqar Younis. The series was followed by a non-descript tour of New Zealand in which he fell for 88 in a Test match, John Wright, who would later coach India, pouching the catch that prevented Tendulkar from becoming the youngest centurion in Test cricket. The long anticipated maiden Test century came in England’s tour in 1990 but the other scores were not remarkable. Tendulkar truly came into his own in the 1991-1992 tour of Australia that included a brilliant century on the fast and bouncy track at Perth.

By popular vote, the greatest batsman in the world today, Sachin Tendulkar has the cricketing world at his feet. The adulation he commands world over is unsurpassed, perhaps since the days of Don Bradman, to whom of course he has been compared, by no less than the great man himself. While he may not end with a Test career average of 99.94, there is little doubt that based on his vigorous style of batsmanship and his insatiable appetite for runs and big scores, he is the most complete batsman since Vivian Richards. In many ways though he has surpassed even that outstanding West Indian batsman.

The King' continue to regale his willing subjects!

While his batting ranks him among the best in the world, he is also a part-time bowler and has played a crucial role as a leg spinner or a medium pace bowler who tends to break partnerships. He has more than a hundred wickets in ODIs and 35 in tests, though his bowling averages are above 40. He continues to perform well under the massive weight of expectation of hundreds of millions of cricket followers, in India and around the world, and most recently was named Player Of The Tournament in the 2003 Cricket World Cup.Incidentally, Sachin is the first batsman to be declared run out by third umpire in 1992 in South Africa.

Sachin Tendulkar has been the most complete batsman of his time, and arguably the biggest cricket icon as well. His batting is based on the purest principles: perfect balance, economy of movement, precision in stroke-making, and that intangible quality given only to geniuses: anticipation. If he doesn't have a signature stroke - the upright, back-foot punch comes close - it is because he is equally proficient at each of the full range of orthodox shots (and plenty of improvised ones as well) and can pull them out at will.

There are no apparent weaknesses in Tendulkar's game. He can score all around the wicket, off both front foot and back, can tune his technique to suit every condition, temper his game to suit every situation, and has made runs in all parts of the world in all conditions.

Some of his finest performances have come against Australia, the overwhelmingly dominant team of his era. His century as a 19-year-old on a lightning-fast pitch at the WACA is considered one of the best innings ever to have been played in Australia. A few years later he received the ultimate compliment from the ultimate batsman: Don Bradman confided to his wife that Tendulkar reminded him of himself.

Blessed with the keenest of cricket minds, and armed with a loathing for losing, Tendulkar set about doing what it took to become one of the best batsmen in the world. His greatness was established early: he was only 16 when he made his Test debut. He was hit on the mouth by Waqar Younis but continued to bat, in a blood-soaked shirt. His first Test hundred, a match-saving one at Old Trafford, came when he was 17, and he had 16 Test hundreds before he turned 25. In 2000 he became the first batsman to have scored 50 international hundreds, in 2008 he passed Brian Lara as the leading Test run-scorer, and in the years after, he went past 13,000 Test runs and 30,000 international runs.

He currently holds the record for most hundreds in both Tests and ODIs - remarkable, considering he didn't score his first ODI hundred till his 79th match. Incredibly, he retains a divine enthusiasm for the game, and he seems to be untouched by age: at 36 years and 306 days he broke a 40-year-old barrier by scoring the first double-century in one-day cricket. It now seems inevitable that he will become the first cricketer to score 100 international hundreds, which like Bradman's batting average, could be a mark that lasts for ever.

The Most Humble Personality in Cricket .

Rise through the ranks

Tendulkar's performance through the years 1994–1999 coincided with his physical peak, in his early twenties. On the day of the Hindu festival Holi, Tendulkar was told to open the batting at Auckland against New Zealand in 1994. He went on to make 82 runs off 49 balls. He scored his first ODI century on 9 September 1994 against Australia in Sri Lanka at Colombo. It had taken him 79 ODIs to score a century.

In 1996 against Pakistan in Sharjah, Indian captain Mohammed Azharuddin was going through a lean patch. Tendulkar and Navjot Singh Sidhu both made centuries to set a record partnership for the second wicket. After getting out, Tendulkar found Azharuddin in two minds about whether he should bat. Tendulkar convinced Azharuddin to bat and Azharuddin subsequently unleashed 29 runs in mere 10 balls. It enabled India post a score in excess of 300 runs for the first time in an ODI. India went on to win that match.

Tendulkar's rise continued when he was the leading run scorer at the 1996 Cricket World Cup, scoring two centuries. He was the only Indian batsman to perform in the infamous semi-final against Sri Lanka. Tendulkar fell amid a batting collapse and the match referee awarded Sri Lanka the match after the crowd began rioting and set fire to the stadium.

Tendulkar's two tenures as captain of the Indian cricket team were not very successful. When Tendulkar took over as captain in 1996, it was with huge hopes and expectations. However, by 1997 the team was performing poorly. Azharuddin was credited with saying "Nahin jeetega! Chote ki naseeb main jeet nahin hai!", which translates into: "He won't win! It's not in the small one's destiny!".

Tendulkar, succeeding Azharuddin as captain for his second term, then led India on a tour of Australia, where the visitors were comprehensively beaten 3–0 by the newly crowned world champions. Tendulkar, however, was at his usual best and won the player of the tournament award as well as player of the match in one of the games. After another Test series defeat, this time by a 0–2 margin at home against South Africa, Tendulkar resigned, and Sourav Ganguly took over as captain in 2000.

Tendulkar remains an integral part of the Indian team's strategic processes. He is often seen in discussion with the captain, at times actively involved in building strategies. Former captain Rahul Dravid publicly acknowledged that Tendulkar had been suggesting moves such as the promotion of Irfan Pathan up the batting order which, although only temporary, had an immediate effect on the team's fortunes. In 2007, Tendulkar was appointed vice-captain to captain Rahul Dravid.

Tendulkar asked Pawar not to appoint him captain, instead recommending Mahendra Singh Dhoni to take over the reins. Pawar later revealed this conversation, crediting Tendulkar for first forwarding the name of Dhoni, who since achieved much success as captain.

Some Orthodox Some Unorthodox thats the way u play Cricket ...

Perhaps the Best Cricketing mind in the World very few people knows that Sachin can play some Unorthodox shots also . He Swicth his Game according to Condition.

Martin Crowe:

A flighted full toss on Leg stump by spinner. any other will play this shot on leg side by pull shot or glance or flick. but sachin made a space and played a perfect cover drive for four runs.
Martin Crowe (New Zealand's ever best bats man) said " the shot played on this ball is only possible for GOD Of CRICKET "

One of the greatest players to have ever played the game, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar has been the greatest icon of world cricket for almost two decades now. Ever since his debut way back in 1989, he displayed exemplary skills when at the crease and was immediately hailed as the next genius.

The mid-90s saw him peak and every opposition feared the ‘Little Master’. His batting is based on simple principles and he does not possess any trademark stroke, although the straight drive comes close. Tendulkar's triumph has been his ability to adapt to situations, surfaces, oppositions and emerging victorious. He can score all around the wicket, off both front foot and back, and has made runs in all parts of the world. Don Bradman confessed that Tendulkar reminded him of himself and this perhaps speaks volumes of the latter's greatness.With infinite records to his name, Sachin is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. Each time he comes to bat, he carries the expectation of millions of people with him and comes good more often than not, which only reinforces the enormity of this genius. His opening partnerships with Sourav Ganguly marked one of the most successful phases of Indian cricket.

is one of the very few Indian players to never be dropped from the team and his consistency in Tests and ODIs is remarkable.He has suffered a few injuries but over the years India has developed firebrand cricketers like Virender Sehwag, MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh who have borne the burden of Tendulkar’s former responsibility. But Tendulkar never takes things for granted and each passing year, he outdoes himself but creating another record. He already holds the record for most runs in Tests and ODIs and most centuries in both forms of the game.
The Finest Player in India against Short Picth deliveries , His Late Upper Cut is very popular which he plays agianst Worlds Fastest bowlers Quit Comfirtably

Amazing Shot , The Pic shows the balanced of Tendulkars shot

Appretiation & Respect

Respect By Other Cricketers

Fan following

Sudhir Kumar Chaudhary, a die hard fan of Tendulkar who earned the privilege to get tickets to all home games of India for lifetime
Tendulkar's entry into world cricket was very much hyped up by former Indian stars and those who had seen him play. By scoring his first half-century in his second match and his first century aged 17, Tendulkar's consistent performances earned him a fan following across the globe, including amongst Australian crowds, where Tendulkar has consistently scored centuries. One of the most popular sayings by his fans is "Cricket is my religion and Sachin is my God".[96] Cricinfo mentions in his profile that "... Tendulkar remains, by a distance, the most worshipped cricketer in the world." During the Australian tour of India in 1998 Matthew Hayden said "I have seen God. He bats at no. 4 in India in Tests."

At home in Mumbai, Tendulkar's fan following is so great that he is unable to lead a normal life. Ian Chappell has said that he would be unable to cope with the lifestyle Tendulkar was forced to lead, having to "wear a wig and go out and watch a movie only at night". In an interview with Tim Sheridan, Tendulkar admitted that he sometimes went for quiet drives in the streets of Mumbai late at night when he would be able to enjoy some peace and silence.


Shane Warne, the leg spinner from Australia had once remarked Sachin Tendulkar as the greatest player he has played with, and Tendulkar, also known as the Little Master has also to his credit the honor of being the only player of the current generation who was included by Sir Donald Bradman in his dream team named Bradman’s Eleven.

Sachin Tendulkar is the batsman to have scored the biggest number of runs both in Test Cricket and ODI Cricket the world over, and has also to his credit the biggest number of centuries in both the forms of the game. He has scored over 90 centuries in the game of Cricket till now, and is the first batsman ever to score more than 50 centuries.

He is the first Cricket player who has scored over 10,000 runs in the One Day International (ODI) Cricket. Sachin has been conferred upon the Padma Vibhushan award and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for his services to the nation as a sportsperson.

Individual honours and appreciations

ICC Award-Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for cricketer of the year 2010

Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award, 2008.

ICC World ODI XI: 2004, 2007

Rajiv Gandhi Awards – Sports: 2005

Player of the tournament in 2003 Cricket World Cup

Maharashtra Bhushan Award, Maharashtra State's highest Civilian Award in 2001.

Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award, 1999.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest honour given for achievement in sports, 1997–98.

Wisden Cricketer of the Year: 1997

Arjuna Award, by the Government of India in recognition of his outstanding achievement in Cricket, 1994


Sachin Tendulkar may have inspired others to write poetry but he batted in robust prose. Not for him the tenderness and fragility of the poet, the excitement of a leaf fluttering in a gentle breeze. No. Tendulkar is about a plantation standing up to the typhoon, the skyscraper that stands tall, the cannon that booms. Solid. Robust. Focused. The last word is the key. He loves the game deeply but without the eccentricities of the romantic. There is a match to be won at all times.

But Tendulkar too was a sapling once. And his brother Ajit sheltered him from the gale, kept him focused. Sachin looked after his cricket, Ajit looked after Sachin. Twenty-two years ago, I was asked by Sportsworld to do an article on this extraordinary schoolboy. It wasn't Sachin I had to speak to, it was Ajit. When the time for the interview came, at Ramakant Achrekar's net in Shivaji Park, Ajit was there with a cyclostyled copy of Sachin's scores. And Achrekar admonished me for spoiling his child, for fear that Sachin would get distracted.

The interview was done. Sachin was neither overwhelmed nor garrulous; indeed he was so limited with his words that you had to hold on to every one of them. It was sent to Sportsworld in Calcutta by courier (or was it just put into a normal post box?) and then came a request for two photographs. Again it was Ajit who produced them. When I got the cheque, I noticed they had paid me an extra 100 rupees for the photographs. They weren't mine but Sportsworld had a policy of paying for them and so I wrote out a cheque to Ajit for Rs 100. It was acknowledged and accepted gratefully. We lived in different times then!

The interview was done. Sachin was neither overwhelmed nor garrulous; indeed he was so limited with his words that you had to hold on to every one of them. It was sent to Sportsworld in Calcutta by courier (or was it just put into a normal post box?) and then came a request for two photographs. Again it was Ajit who produced them. When I got the cheque, I noticed they had paid me an extra 100 rupees for the photographs. They weren't mine but Sportsworld had a policy of paying for them and so I wrote out a cheque to Ajit for Rs 100. It was acknowledged and accepted gratefully. We lived in different times then!

Four years later he agreed to do an interview for a series of programmes I was then doing. Our producer thought we would make it special, and to our surprise and joy, Amitabh Bachchan agreed to introduce the programme. In the first break Sachin whispered, "That was a beautiful surprise." Little did he know there was more to come.

Sometime earlier he had told me he was a big fan of Mark Knopfler and we thought it would be great if we could get the great Dire Straits man to talk to us.

"I'm recording all night but immediately after that, before I fall asleep," Knopfler said, and somehow we persuaded Sachin to do the programme in the afternoon rather than in the morning. And when the moment came, we patched the line on and when I said, "Hello Mark," Sachin looked puzzled. A minute later his eyes lit up when he realised which Mark we had on the line. And then he was like a child, tongue-tied, fidgety, excited - much like most people are when they first meet Tendulkar. Even the stars can get starry-eyed!

Master Blaster Looking at Sky , he Still remember The Night When he made Century against Kenya in World Cup 1996

And there have been moments of surprising candour. When asked, as batsmen tend to be, which bowlers had troubled him the most, he smiled an almost embarrassed smile and said, "You won't believe this." When probed, he said, "Pedro Collins and Hansie Cronje."

"In fact," he said, "I once told my partner 'Will you please take Hansie for me? I don't mind playing Allan Donald'"

Golden Words

Tendulkar's batting has been much chronicled over the years. Indeed, I believe he has been the most analysed cricketer in the history of the game. Yet he has found the urge, and indeed the solutions, to play on for 20 years. Now that is a landmark to be celebrated, not the many inconsequential others that we exploit for our own need. It has been fantastic having a ringside view of this journey, watching a cricketer, and a person, grow. But one thing hasn't changed. He still approaches every game like a child would a bar of chocolate, feeling happy and fortunate.


Sachin Tendulkar:
The Kohinoor of India

As I sit down to pen these lines I get the feeling that the person about whom I am going to write is probably the most beloved son of this great nation. Even if someone tries to include the life and performances of this great soul in an article, I am sure they are bound to fail as this man is beyond the scope of imagination, beyond the reach of any analysis and beyond the pages of a silly book. So here is tribute from a person who has grown up watching this great man and one who has been greatly influenced by his modesty.

Man of records, Master Blaster, Kohinoor of India these titles prove to be insuffient to describe Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. Starting as a 16 year old boy, Tendulkar is at the zenith of success and amazingly his hunger doesn’t seem to end. After Starting the career against a formidable Pakistan side there has been no looking back for Sachin Tendulkar as he still continues to create history every time he walks on to the field.

Most appearances in ODI’s, most ODI hundreds, most test hundreds, most international hundreds, most runs in test and one day cricket history, most runs in a calendar year, most runs in any world cup, the pages of record books would prove to be insufficient to record the achievements of this cricketing Maestro.

As Tendulkar enters into his 21st year in international cricket there are many more records waiting to be made/ broken by this indomitable soul.

There is no one of his stature in World cricket today and even after reaching the apex of success which others can only dream for, this man still remains unbelievably modest and humble, unperturbed by any controversy in his prolific career.

His critics have become adept to accept their defeat as every time Sachin proves them to be wrong by his match winning performances.

The double hundred that he hit recently which was the first of its kind was another jewel in the crown of the King of cricket. Many cricket analysts later confessed though they thought Indian dynamite Virender Sehwag to be the hot favorite for that record but they didn’t dare to write off Master Blaster from achieving that record.

Tendulkar’s performance in the recently concluded IPL was outstanding with him surpassing Shaun Marsh as the highest run getter in a single IPL tournament giving a huge jolt to his critics who thought T-20 was far from his reach. Yet another record!!!!!!!!!!

Sachin Tendulkar has been a champion both on and off the field and by far the best human being to have played this beautiful game. But still his dream of India winning a world cup with him being a member is still unfulfilled. With him and Team India in rip-roaring form off late we can hope that this time God will shower his mercy on the Indian team and give India’s most beloved son a perfect farewell gift.

I would at last recall what former cricketer Navjot Singh Siddhu once said about Tendulkar-

Sachin's Likes and Dislikes

Memorable Day Beating Pakistan in the 1992 World Cup.

Worst Day Losing the first ODI in RSA in 1992.

Heroes Gavaskar, Viv Richards, Imran Khan, Sandeep Patil

Greatest Influence My family.

Players Admired Vinod Kambli, Brian Lara, Jonty Rhodes.

Ambition To be number one in the world.

Favourite Ground Sydney Cricket Ground.

Least Fav Ground Bangalore.

Biggest Complaint None.

Change to Improve None. I enjoy the game!

Funniest Moment Batting with Vinod Kambli in a school game. Vinod dropped his bat
and started to fly a kite.

Other Sports Tennis in particular.

Hobbies Collect CD's.

Other Stars Maradona, Boris Becker.

Favourite Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Nana Patekar.

Film Coming To America.

Spare Time Listening to peaceful music, with friends.

Embarasing Momnt People asking for my autograph and then asking me my

Music Pop.

Hates Rumours.

Car Maruti

Food Steak.

Drink Orange/Apple Juice and Water.

Favourite Restaurant Bukhara, Maurya Sheraton, New Delhi.

Holiday Resort Yorkshire, Headingley.

Hotel Park Royal Darling Harbour, Sydney.


What do u mean by a match winner...? Hitting 6s and 4s towards the end of the innings and scoring over 7 runs per over and chasing a target? Surely it is match winning. If a batsman does well in the first innings and set a huge target.. or Creating a strong platform in the second innings... isn't it a match winning effort...? Isn't he a match winner...? Yea!! to some extent...! Right...?! So Sachin is not a good match winner... right? Chasing the target is match winning... am i correct?! So Dravid and Ponting are match winners, right??... now, lets talk about ODIs. Please check these statistics... (as of feb 4 2009) [Till Dravid & Ponting was in Form]



SACHIN 116 5033 134 56.55 14 28
DRAVID 81 2268 109*46.28 2 20
PONTING 92 3360 124* 57.90 4 17

SACHIN 39 1833 138 55.5 6 10
DRAVID 24 729 103* 34.71 1 3
PONTING 40 1344 140* 39.52 2 7

Highest number of Man of the Match awards... 61
Is it the award for the worst player in a match?!!

No it is for the best player... right...?!

Then tell me the definition of best player in a match...?!!

Leading run getter in Oneday Internationals

Hit maximum number of Centuries in Oneday Internationals

Sachin is the leading run getter in TWO world cups, 1996 and 2003

Out of his 46 tons in ODI, 17 were while chasing and and 29 were in 1st inn.

He is the only batsman in the history of Oneday Internations to hit a double century

He is the only batsman in the world to complete 10000 runs in the matches in which the team have won.

The most interesting fact is that Sachin has scored 46 hundreds, and out of these tons, 33 hundreds came as matchwinning hundreds. 14 came while batting second... 19 while batting first. which is more than the total no of hundreds scored by the batsman in the second position.

Some great innings

1. Mini worldcup knockout match vs Australia - Wills int cup, third quarter final oct 28 - 1998 -Dhaka

He scored 141 from 128 balls in the first innings and took 4 wickets in Aus inns.
Match winning effort...?

Has anyone seen a matchwinning effort than this? 141 from 128 balls and 4 wickets! huh?
India lost the very next match against Windies and went out of the series... because sachin was dismissed for 8 in the first inns. huh!! 'ONE MAN ARMY...?!' There were other 10 in the squad...

Tendulkar excelled even himself with a stunning all-round performance. He took the Australian attack apart to score his 19th one-day international century and went on to 141 off 128 balls, with three sixes and 13 fours, a domineering innings awesome in its certainty of touch. - Cricinfo
2. Fnal qualifying match vs Australia - Sharjah Cup

India then had two targets: 285 to win the match, 254 to qualify on run-rate.
After a dust storm accounted for four overs, these were revised to 276 and 237. Their success was thanks to a glorious 143 from Tendulkar from 131 balls.
India lost the match, but achieved their main objective. ©

3. Fnal match vs Australia - Sharjah Cup 1998

It was the final match of the sharjah cup in 1998. With the help of Sachin's 143 knock, India qualified for the final. Tendulkar celebrated his 25th birthday by hitting a second successive century, his 15th in one-day internationals. Hit 134 runs from 131 balls, and chased the target of 272 runs set by Australia.

4. Hero Cup Semi final vs S.Africa 1993

Magic with ball...in the last over South Africa needed 6 and sachin gave only 3.
Match winning???

There have been lots of one-dayers that have been quite memorable. Like the Hero Cup semi-final against South Africa in 1993 when I bowled the last over. That's very strong in my memory. Then there were matches in Sharjah and the World Cup (2003) match against Pakistan. There have been quite a few like this and it's been a wonderful experience." -Sachin said to cricinfo.

5. India vs Australia, Pepsi Cup 1998, April 1 at Kochi, Kerala

The first International match in the Kochi stadium. Sachin took 5 wickets for 32 runs from 10 overs in Australian Innings.
M. Bevan, S. Waugh, D. Lehman, T. Moody, D. Martyn...
very small wickets...?
Was that a match winning effort...?

6. India vs Pakistan, First ODI April 02, 2005 at Kochi, Kerala

I saw the match at the stadium. we all were feared about defeat because it is a batsmen's paradise and india had only 288. avg score in kochi is 306. and sachin got 5 wickets again in that ground. wickets of afridi,inzamam,mhd hafeez again small wickets...?
small contribution?!
Fact about Javaharlal Nehru International stadium at Ernakulam,Kerala (KOCHI): A match without the presence of sachin results in about 25,000 empty seats.
(Sachin played here against AUS,SA,PAK and again AUS)

7. World cup 2003 match vs Pakistan

This was a match Tendulkar said he was compelled to live a year in advance. Everywhere he went, people reminded him about the 1st of March, the fixture against Pakistan. Consequently he did not sleep properly for 12 nights leading up.
India had never successfully chased more than 222 in a World Cup match before Saturday. But gritting his teeth through a shooting pain in his left leg, the world's best batsman scored a scintillating 98, as India chased down a victory target of 274 with majestic ease in 45.4 overs. Sachin Tendulkar was the match-winner once more as India sailed through to the Super Sixes. - cricinfo

8. India v West Indies, 4th ODI, Vadodara, January 31, 2007.

Came to crease in the 25th over scored 76 ball hundred. very small contribution. Right...?

That was the only 100 for sachin in 2007. Sachin played Seven 90+ innings that year.

9. CB Series First of three finals vs Australia, S

Going into the first final of the CB Series, Tendulkar has not achieved many things: an ODI century in Australia, a century in 37 innings, a chase-winning century since 2001, a century in any chase since March 2004. In a 235-minute masterclass, he washes it all away, scoring 117 off 120 balls and leading India to the 240-run target on a difficult wicket just about solo. He dominates in the initial overs, shepherds the tentative middle order, and stays unbeaten to see the side home.

10. Hyderabad ODI vs Australia, 2009

Nobody does solos better than Sachin Tendulkar, nor, perhaps, has anyone endured as much heartbreak during those solos. It was India of the 90s all over again: Tendulkar almost chased 351 on his own but, with the target in sight, he got out and the rest choked, falling short by three runs with two balls still to go. In Chennai in 1998-99, Tendulkar, having played an innings as incredible as this, left the last three wickets 17 to get; tonight he left them 19 off 17. -cricinfo
sachin didnt get support from his team mates. only Suresh Raina helped sachin a bit with his half century.

India lost the match! So he is not a matchwinner...! right? LOL!

11. Third ODI vs Newzealand, Played at AMI Stadium, Christchurch.

An Unbeaten 163 runs from 133 in the first innings. India scored 392 in 50 overs. In the fives overs before Sachin Tendulkar had to retire hurt, he had scored 34 runs. India were in the 45th over of their innings and had Tendulkar batted on there was every chance he would have become the first double-centurion in ODI cricket. He needed 37 more at that point and if physically possible, Tendulkar would have tried his best.
A last word on the quality of the knock should go the captain who was at the receiving end. "I can hardly remember a shot that didn't come out of the middle," McCullum said. "There were times as well that he played with half a blade and hit in areas that he precisely wanted to. I don't think I have seen too many better innings, in any form of the game." - NZ captain McCullum Said.

12. Second Oneday internation vs S.Africa feb. 24, 2010 at Gwalior

Nothing more to say... Sachin became the only batsman in the history of Oneday Internations to hit a double century! 200* from 147 balls.

Tendulkar's innings was a perfect lesson in pacing an innings. He got into his groove almost from the start - the most dot balls he played in a row was four, at the very beginning of his innings, when he didn't score from Dale Steyn's first over.

Records in that match
1) 46th ODI hundred
2) Highest ODI score
3) First double century in the 40 year history of one day internationals
4) Maximum number of boundaries in a single innings
5) Fastest double century in any international match
6) Maximum number of 150 plus scores
7) Maximum runs scored by a batsman against South Africa
8) Maximum number of centuries scored against South Africa

100’s in Tests India won: 15

100’s in Tests India Lost: 9

100’s in Test Drawn:17..

To all sachins Bashers

now also if u think sir is not a match winner then hats off to you... you are dumbass then.


If he scores 60 or 70 runs and gets out in a match, people say he is not a good match finisher... If he scores 90 runs and gets out people say he has nervous ninety problem...If sachin scores a century and if the team still looses... People say when ever sachin gets century team will not win... If he scores 100 and bats on people say he is selfish and playing for records…People won’t talk about his contribution for the team which helped our team to reach finals in World cup, but they say sachin was not able to win the World Cup for India.


Sachin, with severe BACK PAIN was executing his shots firmly and played this innings by putting a bag of ice cubes on his back, and had pain killers... AFTER FINISHING HIS CENTURY.

is he playing for centuries???

When sachin was dismissed india needed 16 runs ... with 3 wickets remaining...

sachin attempted a huge shot over mid off. he was having severe back pain and wanted to finish the match.(i cant say that naa? bcz i am not a mind reader?)

and india lost that match for 12 runs...

Raj Singh Durgapur:

"I signal to Anshuman Gaekwad the coach of the Indian team and asked him where is he[Sachin], because I knew he was Man of the match. Gaekwad said

"he is not coming because he is crying..."
I think thats what commitment is all about..

He played a brilliant knock of 140+ and india qualified for the final.

Later, a slight edge off his bat was taken by Gilchrist. Neither the bowler, nor the keeper had appealed for it. But sachin was sure that he had an edge and went to pavln, even the umpire was stunned.

he knew that he had done his part.

if he was playing for runs and records...he could have been there for atleast a 150+...(each run will improve his records...na??)


3. India v West Indies, 4th ODI, Vadodara, January 31, 2007

Came to crease in 25nd over, reached 85(66balls) in the 44th over. He rotated the strike to dhoni till 49th over on the other side who got 40 off 20, and reached his century in the last ball of the innings. 100(76balls)


one fellow had filed a case against the flag on sachin's helmet. it was under the bcci logo.

can i ask one question???? what is the contribution of that fellow for india?

but sachin didnt remove that flag he placed it above the bcci logo.



Scoring Against weaker Oppostions - This can happen in India only. People remember 152 against Namibia and forgets 98 against Pakistan in WorldCup, people remembers 248 against Bangladesh and forgets his 9 centuries against World Champions Australia [6 in their own den] 3 centuries against Bangladesh and share the honour of scoring test century against each test playing nation wid Dravid,Ponting and Garry Kristen...No one talk about other 3 batsman scored centuries against the weak...then why the fuss for Sachin??

Test matches -

Australia - 7 Centuries [4 in Australia], 2 of them at the age of 18 in 1992
Bangladesh- 3 Century [Unfortunately his highest score in test cricket.
England- 6 Centuries [4 in England],
NewZealand- 3 Centuries [1 in NewZealand]
Pakistan- 2 Centuries [1 in Pakistan]
SouthAfrica- 3 Centuries [all three in South Africa]
Srilanka- 7 Centuries [4 in Srilanka]
WestIndies- 3 Centuries [ 1 in WestIndies]
Zimbabwe- 3 Centuries [ none in Zimbabw

96 against Srilanka at Banglore in 1994
92 against West Indies at Bridgetown in 1997
97 against South Africa at Mumbai in 2000
90 against England at Banglore in 2001
92 against England at Nottingham in 2002
94 against Pakistan at Mohali in 2005
Three 90s against England in the previous series.

[Not Latest Stats but surely not least]

If he fails, it is only because of the pressure building up in his mind. That means he is not just playing for runs but to make sure that his team WINS. But, a champ like tendulkar had overcome this pressure situation several times.

The 175 (141) knock against aussies should be there in your mind while reading this page and especially the stats! India didnt win.. becoz Indian team is not a team of 11 players... indian team is Sachin Tendulkar! (Scorecard)
6 centuries in tournament finals (world record)

He has an average of over 43 while batting 2nd.

17 centuries came when chasing target. out of it 14 times india won.

Sachin Holds the record of maxium number of 100’s for loosing team.

Sachin is the player who got out maximum numbers of times bcoz of bad or wrong decision by Umpires. VIEW THE LIST

Out of his first 18 tons in ODI, 10 were while chasing and 4 under lights and 8 in 1st inn.

from :-
"sachinandcrtics" website

Out of his 41 centuries in tests, 18 in india 23 out side india.

Out of his 42 centuries in ODIs, 16 in india 26 out side india.

Out of his 16440 runs in ODIs, He scored 10613 runs outside India.

Out of 90 half tons, 56 half tons outside India, and 34 in India

Out of his 12429 runs in Tests, He scored 6821 runs outside India.

He averages 53.70 out side India in Test matches. his carreer Average is 54.27 Now Say... SACHIN NOT PERFORMING OUTSIDE INDIA ?


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. Which is why I find it amusing when critics suggest that he plays well only at home. Do they realise that they are talking about a guy who has scored centuries in almost all the Test-playing countries?

I must admit that I was not entirely convinced that Tendulkar had something special about him when I first heard about him. It was prior to South Africa's return to world cricket that the "Tendulkar buzz" was heard around the county circuit. He played a season for Yorkshire, but did not really get going. However, he did score one century in a Sunday League, the rerun of which I saw on television. There was a lot of Sunil Gavaskar in his style, and he also had the balance that nobody else possessed. But these were glimpses of potential and I did not think he would be consistently good for a long period of time.

How wrong I was. Tendulkar got better and better with each passing year and today he is the most frightening batsman as far as bowlers across the world are concerned. Everybody is king at home, and scoring heavily in your backyard has never really impressed me. However, Tendulkar has 16 centuries outside India, which is more than half of all his centuries. Many quality batsmen end up with that many centuries in their entire career, so that number is a clear indication that we are talking about a freak player - someone who is as good and as consistent abroad as he is at home.
Consistency is the factor that makes Tendulkar special. He is often spoken about in the same breath as Brian Lara, but as far as I am concerned, the comparison does not even begin. Lara is not half as consistent as Tendulkar and lacks the discipline of the latter. The left-hander plays in a more loose manner and is not that controlled or patient during the first 20 minutes of his innings. Lara was unbelievable in 1994, but he has never been able to recreate that magic consistently after that

Which is why I rate my dismissal of Tendulkar at Durban in 1996 as the best ball I've ever bowled in Test cricket. I remember that over very clearly. Tendulkar had just hit me for two boundaries, but I decided to stick to my outside-the-off-stump line. The ball just nipped back sharply and claimed his off-stump. It was a perfect ball and, more importantly, exposed a tiny chink in the army colonel's armour. Since then we have worked on bowling that ball against Tendulkar and have had some degree of success with it.

At 29, Tendulkar is at the middle of his career and from hereon he can score another 15 to 20 centuries, taking him close to the 50-century mark. He will continue to terrorise bowlers for another six to eight years, and, hopefully, he will be able to keep the motivation going.

Great players often decide to retire out of the blue. This is particularly common among those who are family men because they find it increasingly difficult to spend time away from their near and dear ones. I've heard that Tendulkar is deeply attached to his children and might face such a crisis. However, like many admirers all over the world, I certainly hope that he succeeds in keeping his focus on the game for many more years. I think he owes it to the game and to his admirer.

Carrer Highlights

• First Batsman in the world cricket to score a odi double ton

• Youngest Player to play for India

• Played 1st on 15th Nov against Pakistan

• Scored 27 runs against Qadir in an exhibition match (3 sixes and 2 fours)

• On 13th August 1990 scored his 1st Test century against England at Manchester

• Won his 1st Man of the Match in the same match he scored his 1st hundred

• Won his 1st ODI MoM against SriLanka on 5th Dec 1990.

• Youngest to score 100 on Australian Pitches

• First Batsman in the world cricket to score a odi double ton

• His hundred at Perth rated as the finest 100 scored on Perth ever by Richie Benaud.

• Shown the world what he can do with his bowling too. WI needed 6 runs in the last over to win the match and he bowled the50th ( one and only over of the match). WI couldn’t score 6 runs.

• Played his 1st World Cup in Australia

• India won only 2 matches of the world cup & no wonder Sachin was man of the match in both the matches ( One against Pak & One against Zim)

• Became the 1st victim of 3rd Umpire in South Africa

• Became the 1st and only player to score 5 hundreds before reaching the ageof 21 in 1993 when he scored 165 against England at Chennai

• Man with the golden arm Won the Hero Cup Semi Final for India. Didn’t let South Africa to score 6 runs in the last over.

• 1st time he came to bat as an opener in a One Day International. Scored 82 runs of just 49 balls (15 fours & 2 sixes) against Newzealand at Auckland

• Scored his 1st ODI century against Australia at Colombo.

• In 1994 scored 1000 ODI runs in a calender year for the 1st time.

• Arjuna Award in 1994.

• He pioneered business dealings in Indian cricket when he signed a sports


Sachin Tendulkar is the player who got out maximum numbers of times bcoz of bad or wrong decision by umpires... I am producing those incidents only which I remember, It is a big list. There may be many other too.

approximately 63 decisions. (till Feb 2010)

Sachin Tendulkar – From Endulkar to Almighty (by Sachinist Cricages)

I was restless on my bed exactly 3 years ago at 3 am on March 24, 2007. Indian team was out of the world cup 2007 in league stage. Like all the Indian cricket fans I too was very disappointed with the team’s performance. However unlike other fans instead of cursing the players, I was thinking about the players’ state of mind, especially of the Little Master’s Sachin Tendulkar. Sehwag and Dravid were sitting outside the dressing room with him and through the eyes, you could even see the pain that they were going through. Nobody wants to lose!

But then the Indian Cricket fans (or the sub continent fans) are different from the world. Next morning, I opened the idiot box and as expected, media had not spared anyone, in exploiting the sadness and turning it into backlash towards the players. With the news items like all the seniors/non performing should be sacked from the team immediately, it sparked a feeling of angst and hatred amongst the public. In the central Indian city of Indore, dozens marched with what they described as “a funeral of Indian cricket”. It was just madness all over. They didn’t stop over there, the players’ home were not safe, the fans started shouting and pelting stones onto every player’s home. Dhoni’s house in Ranchi was broken by the so called fans. Suddenly the news broke of few fans outside Sachin Tendulkar’s house in Mumbai who were demanding of his retirement. I was amazed to see when a 10 year old boy started giving tips to Tendulkar, on how to defend a ball (as Sachin got bowled in defending the inswinger from Dilhara Fernando). What the hell was going on!

Sachin honoured as IAF Group Captain

“Tell me, the world has gone on talking about all this [our defeat and exit] but has anybody spared a thought for us?,” asked an emotional Tendulkar. “Did they try to find out what we have been going through? I am shattered beyond words and I feel helpless. I’ve never felt so bad in my entire career,” he said. “No matter how many Tests or one-day series you win, nothing else even comes close to a World Cup triumph. The World Cup was our passion, our collective goal, our dream and that has been shattered. And we all are terribly disappointed over it.” Sachin, was I not thinking the same?

I switched off the box and turned on my desktop. Being the moderator of the biggest Tendulkar community on Orkut, I had already realized what it could be seen in the SRT community. Total Mess ! The loyalty of the fans was on sake. The fans started leaving the community, saying Sachin has disappointed them and the nation. True! But then what do we actually want? Do we want his head or what? Sachin Tendulkar himself would have been more disappointed than any other person in the world, isn’t it? Cricket is his life and World cup his dream. It was the time when many of us believed that if and Indian Team deserves to win, it was this combination to win the Cup for India. With Ganguly, Dravid, Yuvraj, Dhoni, Uthappa, Zaheer, Kumble, Bhajji in the side, this was Sachin’s best chance to win the Cup.



Except his loyal fans, the whole world went against him, asking for his retirement. From former players to media and to Cricket Administrators all went against the Little Champ. Tendulkar didn’t say anything on his retirement but he did reply to the allegation from the team coach Greg Chappell on his commitment by saying,”Paani sar se ooncha ho gaya hai (Things have gone a bit too far to keep quiet). I’ve given my heart and my soul for 17 years. No coach had mentioned even in passing that my attitude was not correct,” Tendulkar told Times of India. “Cricket has been my life for all these years and will always be.”

India’s next tour was against Bangladesh, Tendulkar looked determined not to throw his wicket or go after the bowling irrespective of the opponent. Scored back to back 100, fans hardly bothered team’s performance against a team like Bangladesh. He scored 254 runs in 2 test matches and they were highest by any player from both the teams. Fans and experts raised the question, Tendulkar scores against the minnows. Tendulkar didn’t reply

Sachin receiving Padam Vibhushan from honourable Indian President Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil

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