Sachin tendulkar

Name: Sachin Rames Tendulkar
DOB: 24th April, 1973
Category: Sports
Country: India

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, the most famous cricketer ever was born on April 24, 1973 in Mumbai. He had his schoolin at Sharadashram Vidyamandir School in Mumbai. He started playing cricket at a very young age. He played his first international match at the age of 16, which was a record at that time. Sachin's debut match was against Pakistan in a test match on 1989. His one-day international (ODI) debut was on December 18 against Pakistan. His maiden ODI century came on September 9, 1994 against Australia in Sri Lanka at Colombo, just six years after his debut. Starting there, he has so far scored a record 38 ODI centuries. Sachin now holds the record for having taken most one-day runs (13500+) and centuries (38). He belongs to the group of rare sportsmen and his records might never be broken. Sachin Tendulkar has also captained India for few years. Tedulkar had his love marriage with Anjali Mehta, a Gujarati doctor. They have two children Sarah (daughter) and Arjun (son). Family: Father - Ramesh Tendulkar, Mother - , Wife - Anjali Mehta, Daughter - Sarah, Son - Arjun, Brothers - Nitin & Ajit Tendulkar, Sister - Savita.


1) First and foremost, Tendulkar is an entertainer and that for me is as important as any fact or figure.... For sheer entertainment he will keep cricket alive
-Barry Richards
2) He is a genius. He has a shot for every ball. The only way to stop him is to keep him off strike.
- Wes Hall ( former WestIndian cricketer and coach )
3) He is someone sent from up there to play cricket and go back
-Ravi Shastri
4) He is a genius. He has a shot for every ball. The only way to stop him is to keep him off strike.
- Wes Hall ( former WestIndian cricketer and coach )
5) Sachin's a batting genius, on his day he can tear any attack in the world apart.
- Wasim Akram ( former Pakistan fast bowler)
6) Everytime I see him he gets better, his concentration reminds me of Sunny.
Ian Botham ( former English cricketer )
7) Sachin is a genius. I'm a mere mortal.
- Brian Lara
8) I'd pay to see him.
- Sir Vivian Richards
9) His wicket will be the biggest prize sought after by every bowler around the world. That has always been the case for batsmen who hold the mantle of 'best in the world'
- Geoffrey Boycott
10) I did produce a beauty to get Sachin out, but the whole thing was a nightmare.
- Sohib Akhtar (Pakistan speedstar)
11) I saw him 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, ....
- Don Bradman
12) 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.
- Shane Warne
13) Playing in the same team as Sachin is a huge honour. His balance of mind,.....and, above all, his technical brilliance make him my all-time hero.
- Rahul Dravid (Indian Captain)

Test Cricket
Some remarkable achievements of his career in test cricket are:

Highest number of Test centuries (35), beating Sunil Gavaskar's record (34) on 10 December 2005 vs Sri Lanka in Delhi.
The 31-year-old Tendulkar also became only the third player in history, after Gary Kirsten and Steve Waugh, to score centuries against all test-playing nations.
In 1989/90 at the age of just 16 years and 205 days, he became the youngest player to play at the test level for India against Pakistan at Karachi. He scored his first test century at the age of 17 years and 112 days.
At the age of 19 he became the youngest player to score 1000 test runs, during India's tour of South Africa (1992/93).
Played in the highest number of Cricket Grounds - he has played Test Cricket on 52 different grounds, ahead of Azharuddin (48), Kapil Dev (47), Inzamam-ul-Haq (46) and Wasim Akram (45).
4th highest tally of runs in Test cricket (10,156) at an outstanding average of 57.05 (highest among those who have scored over 10,000 Test runs) as of December 2, 2005
Among those who have played over 100 Test matches, he is the only one with a batting average above 55.
sachin sees him become the youngest player ever to play in his 100th Test Match for any country.
He is the fastest to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket history. He holds this record along with Brian Lara. Both of them achieved this feat in 195 innings.
Only second Indian to cross 10,000 runs in Test matches.
He has 37 wickets in Tests (14 Dec 2005), though his bowling averages are above 40.
Second fastest player to reach 9000 runs (Brian Lara made 9000 in 177 innings, Sachin in 179.)
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.
Batting average of over 50 against the best cricketing opposition in the world - Australia.

Some remarkable achievements of his career in One Day International (ODI) cricket are:

Most One day matches
Most Number of Man of the Matches (51) in one-day internationals
Most runs (14,146 as of February 2006)
First cricketer to cross 10,000-run mark in ODIs
Most centuries (39) in one-day internationals
He was involved in a World Record opening stand with Saurav Ganguly of 252 runs off 44 overs- breaking the previous record of 225 runs held by Kenya.
Tendulkar & Dravids' partnership of 331 against New Zealand in the 2nd ODI was a new world record for any wicket beating Dravid and Gangulys' partnership of 318.
Only player to have over 100 innings of 50+ runs in ODIs as of April 2005
Played in the highest number of Cricket Grounds - he has played a one-day international at 89 different grounds. Rahul Dravid is next with 85, while Mohammad Azharuddin and Sanath Jayasuriya appeared at 83.
Despite having played over 350 matches, Tendulkar still manages a brilliant strike rate of over 86%
He has the most centuries in ODI cricket against Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
He has more than a hundred wickets in ODIs (140 on Dec 14, 2005)
Highest ODI batting average among Indian batsmen and among all batsmen who have scored over 7,500 ODI runs (as of April 3, 2005)
Highest individual score in ODIs among Indian batsmen (186* against New Zealand at Hyderabad in 1999)
Most Number of Runs (1732 at an average of 59.72) in World Cup Cricket History
In the 2003 World Cup against Pakistan, played a breath-taking knock of 98, helping India defeat Pakistan for the fourth consecutive time in World Cup history.
He continues to perform well under the massive weight of expectation of hundreds of millions of cricket followers, in India and around the world.

Sachin's Famous Innings
Test Cricket
Runs Against Venue Year Result
114 Australia Perth 1991-92 Australia
179 West Indies Nagpur 1994-95 Drawn
169 South Africa Cape Town 1996-97 South Africa
155* Australia Chennai 1997-98 India
136 Pakistan Chennai 1998-99 Pakistan
155 South Africa Bloemfontein 2001-02 South Africa
193 England Leeds 2002 India
241* Australia Sydney 2004 Drawn
55 Australia Mumbai 2004 India
194* Pakistan Multan 2004 India
248* Bangladesh Dhaka 2004 India
52 Pakistan Culcutta 2005 India
109 Sri Lanka Delhi 2005 India

One Day Cricket
Runs Against Venue Year Result
90 Australia Mumbai 1996(WC) Australia
104 Zimbabwe Benoni 1997 India
143 Australia Sharjah 1998 Australia
134 Australia Sharjah 1998 India
98 Pakistan Centurian 2003(WC) India
141 Pakistan Rawalpindi 2004 Pakistan
123 Pakistan Ahmedabad 2005 Pakistan
93 Sri Lanka Nagpur 2005 India
WC: World Cup
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