Saturday, November 14, 2009

20 Years of Sachin's Era

Name : Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Born : 24th April 1973, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Debut to Cricket : 15th Nov 1989

Sachin Tendulkar made his debut to cricket field at the age of 16 against Pakistan 15th Nov 1989. At his debut match he was hitted by a bouncer from Waqar Younis which and continued to play with bleeding nose and blood-soaked shirt. His first Test hundred came at Old Trafford at the age of 17 against England which was a match saving innings. Following that his two centuries as 19 year old in Australia series rose him to stature. After that he had created many history's with his bat. Some of his records are

Most runs in career 29961 runs with Avg 48.24, Highest Score of 248*.
Most Hundreds in career 87 - 100's
Most 90's in career 24- 90's
Most 4's in career 35550+
TEST MATCH RECORDS (Debut : Versus Pakistan in 15th Nov 1989)
Most runs in career 12773 runs with Avg 54.58 and highest score of 248*.
Most Centuries in career 42
Most 50+ runs in career 95 which include 42-100's and 53-50's
Most 4's in career 1676+ 4's
Fastest to reach 8000 runs, which he scored in 154 innings
Only player to score 12000 runs which came at his 247th innings.

ODI CAREER RECORDS (Debut : Versus Pakistan 18th Dec 1989)
Most runs in career 17178 runs with Avg of 44.50 and highest score of 186*
Most hundreds in career 45-100's
Most hundreds in a calender year 9-100's which came in the yeat 1998
Most fifties in career 91-50's
Most 50+ runs in career 136
Most 4's in career 1872 4's
Most player of the match awards 60 awards
Most player of the series awards 14 awards
Most consecutive matches for a team - 185 matches from 25th April 1990 to 24th April 1998
Most centuries against single opposition team- against Australia 9 100's and also holds second place with 8 100's against Sri Lanka
Most 90's in career 17
Fastest to reach 10000 runs which came in 259 innings
Fastest to reach 11000 runs which came in 276 innings
Fastest to reach 12000 runs which came in 300
Fastest to reach 13000 runs which came in 321 innings
Only player to reach 14000+ runs.
Dismissed at 99 runs 3 times

The biggest compliment to his batting came from Sir Donald Bradman himself in 1999 when he said that Tendulkar's style of playing resembled his style. "That touch I used to feel when I batted", he had said.

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