Yes,it’s another milestone for little master.He has
proved his critics by this double century which he
deserves for playing some outstanding cricket spanning
over two decades.He has shown the world once again
“Records are set only to be broken”.
Sachin has been criticised for playing cricket at
the age of 35+ and for not allowing young players
to settle in the team.But today he has proved all his
critics wrong by this splendid effort and has shown
that ‘Age is no bar to achievements’.
He is a nightmare to the bowlers even today.This could be
evident from the Australian spin legend Shane
Warne’s words after
Sachin reached his maiden double century
“nervous for my good friend Sachin everything
crossed for you mate!!!! P.S. glad I’m not bowling
to him today hahaha”.
Some of his Achievements :
Sachin scored only 15 runs in his test debut against
Pakistan but he was noted more for the way he handled
numerous blows to his body at the hands of Pakistani
In 1990 he became the second youngest
player in cricket history to score a century.Wisden
described his first century as
“He looked the embodiment of India’s famous opener
, Gavaskar, and indeed was wearing a pair of his
pads. While he displayed a full repertoire of strokes
in compiling his maiden Test hundred, most
remarkable were his off-side shots from the back foot
. Though only 5ft 5in tall, he was still able to control
without difficulty short deliveries from the English
Tendulkar scored his first ODI century against
Srilanka at Colombo.It took him 79 ODIs to score
his first ODI century.
Tendulkar was the leading run scorer in the
1996 World Cup with two centuries.Such a good
performance is one of the key reasons for making
India to qualify for the semis.
Tendulkar helped the Indian team to win
the ICC 1998 Quarterfinal by scoring 141 runs
and by taking 4 wickets.
In the middle of 1999 World Cup Sachin’s
father Ramesh Tendulkar died .He flew from England
to attend the final rituals and in his absence India
lost the league match against Zimbabwe.But he announced
his arrival with a bang by scoring a century in the
very next match against Kenya.He dedicated this
century to his father.
Tendulkar took three key wickets on the final
day of the famous Kolkata Test including the key
wickets of Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden
India went to win that match even though it was
following-on in the first innings.
Tendulkar scored 681 runs in the 2003
World cup.He was awarded the ‘Player of The
Tournament’ and won the man of the match thrice
(against Zimbabwe,Namibia and Pakistan).
On 10th December 2005,Sachin scored the
35th test century of his career by beating the previous
record of 34 test centuries held by Sunil Gavaskar.
Tendulkar was dismissed seven times in 2007
between 90 and 100, including three times at 99,
leading some to suggest that he struggles to cope
with nerves in this phase of his career. Tendulkar
has got out 23 times between 90 and 100 in his
In the One-Day International Commonwealth Bank
Tri-Series involving Sri Lanka and Australia,
Tendulkar became the first and only batsman to
complete 16,000 runs in ODIs. He achieved this feat
against Sri Lanka on 5 February 2008 at Brisbane.’
He scored 117 runs in the first final and 91
runs in the second final.These two innings were
the key reasons for India winning the CB triseries.
Tendulkar scored 103* in the second
innings of first test of two match test series against
England.As a result,India chased down a tough
target of 387 runs.
He has received the Man of the match 60 times and man
of the series 14 tiin One Day Internationals.
He was awarded Arjuna award in 1994 and was adjudged
Wisden Cricketer of the year in 1997.
Sachin received Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 1998-99
and was awarded Padma Shri in 1999.
He was awarded Padma Vibushan in 2008.
He has numeric records including the most runs
in ODI and Test matches,most centuries in ODI
and Test matches and the highest individual score
by a batsman in an ODI innings.
One of the few records he has spared is 401* in a test
We hope that he will achieve that record soon