Sachin ‘The legend’

3/20/10 in Cricket   |   Venkat1990   |   5 respect

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

pace attack.

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

international career.

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

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7/4/10   |   sameercricket   |   20 respect

He is just toooooo good for anybody.I am sure that no when can beat his records!!!

3/20/10   |   vijaykota2006   |   10 respect

yes he is a master.