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    Sachin Tendulkar, who doesn't know this name in subcontinent ?

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    I am sure, we have a many Cricket enthusiasts here who would love to read about Sacchiin !

    Hope to see some interesting facts, stats about Sachin Tendulkar on this thread....

    To start with,

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    200 Sachin Tendulkar facts

    1. His father named him after the legendary music director Sachin Dev Burman.

    2. During his school days, he grew his hair and tied a band around it to copy his idol, tennis legend John McEnroe.

    3. While growing up, Sachin would ask his friend Ramesh Pardhe to dip a rubber ball in water and hurl it at him to see the wet marks left on the bat to know whether he had middled the ball!

    4. Praveen Amre bought him his first pair of international quality cricket shoes

    5. When Sachin was fourteen, Sunil Gavaskar gave him a pair of his own ultra-light pads. However they were stolen when Sachin was at an Under-15 national camp in Indore.

    6. Dilip Vengsarkar gifted Sachin a Gunn & Moore bat after he was picked for the Bombay Under-15 team.

    7. Sachin has 13 coins from his coach Ramakant Achrekar. He would win a coin if he could get through an entire session of nets without being dismissed.

    8. Raj Singh Dungarpur was instrumental in amending the rules of the iconic Cricket Club of India to allow the fourteen-year old Sachin to use its dressing room despite his age

    9. Sachin wanted to be a fast bowler but was rejected by Australian great Dennis Lillee at the MRF Pace Academy at Chennai in 1987.

    10. In August 1987, Sachin was ignored for Bombay Cricket Association’s Best Junior Cricketer of the Year award, Sunil Gavaskar then wrote an encouraging letter to the fourteen-year-old with the postscript: ‘Don’t be disappointed at not getting the Best Junior cricketer award from BCA. If you look at the best award winners, you will find one name missing and that person has not done badly in Test cricket!’

    11. He was a ball boy during the 1987 World Cup semi-final between India and England at Wankhede.

    12. He fielded for Pakistan as a substitute during a one-day practice match against India at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium in 1988.

    13. Playing for his school Sharadashram against St. Xavier's at the Azad Maidan in February, 1988, he was associated in the then world record unbroken stand of 664 runs with Vinod Kambli for the third-wicket. Both players remained unbeaten on 326 and 349 respectively.

    14. He sang and whistled with Vinod Kambli during their 664-run record stand in the Harris Shield tournament in 1988 to avoid eye contact with the coach’s assistant who wanted to declare while the duo wanted to bat on.

    15. Two wards in Delhi's Tihar Jail were named after Sachin and Vinod Kambli, after the duo shared a 664-run unbroken partnership in a school tournament.

    16. Gursharan Singh played with one hand (despite a broken finger) to help Sachin get a superb century in the Irani Cup game of 1989-90.

    17. Tendulkar holds the unique distinction of scoring a century on debut in Ranji Trophy, Irani Trophy and Duleep Trophy.

    18. Sachin scored a duck on his One Day International debut against Pakistan at Gujranwala on December 18, 1989

    19. Sachin was returning from India’s tour of England in 1990 when he met his future wife, Anjali, for the first time at the Mumbai airport. He was 17 then!

    20. Sachin’s father-in-law, Anand Mehta, is a seven-time national champion in Bridge.

    21. Sachin’s first man of the match in a Test was at Manchester in 1990 and he got Magnum champagne bottle as the prize. Sachin preserved it for eight years and finally uncorked it on his daughter Sara’s first birthday.

    22. Sachin had to wait for 79 matches for his first ODI century on September 9, 1994. By that time he had scored seven Test hundreds.

    23. He was without a bat contract during the 1996 World Cup in which he emerged as the highest run-getter.

    24. After his Perth hundred in 1992, The famous London Times correspondent John Woodcock, in his '70s, was moved enough to say: "Gentlemen, he is The best batsman I have seen in my life. And unlike most of you, I have seen Bradman."

    25. In 1992, he became the first overseas player to represent Yorkshire county team.

    26. Aged 19, it made him the youngest Indian to play in county cricket

    27. On November 14, 1992, playing against South Africa at Kingsmead in Durban, Tendulkar became the first batsman to have been declared run out by a third umpire.

    28. In 1997 Sachin was one of the five cricketers selected as Wisden Cricketer of the Year.

    29. In 1998 Sachin was chosen for the 1997-98 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

    30. When then BCCI president Raj Singh Dungarpur was asked why was Tendulkar not seen at the presentation after Pakistan won the Chennai Test of 1999 despite a brilliant hundred from Tendulkar, a distraught Raj Singh said: "He is crying in the dressing room."

    31. Tendulkar refused to do a Pepsi ad because it required him to smash cricket balls with a fly swatter. He told ad-film maker Prahlad Kakkar that this will project him as bigger than the game of cricket. The ad was modified and stumps replaced the fly swatter.

    32. In 1999 Sachin was conferred “Padma Shri” – India’s fourth highest civilian honour.

    33. During the 2007 Lord’s Test, one of the most popular British actors Daniel Radcliffe queued up for an autograph of Sachin at the end of the game.

    34. In 2008 Sachin was conferred Padma Vibhushan – India’s second highest civilian honour.

    35. Launched in 2009 by a company founded by former investment banker Karl Fowler, a book on Sachin Tendulkar - Tendulkar Opus -has 852 pages edged in gold leaf with each page measuring 50cm x 50cm and weighs 37 kg.

    36. In 2010, Sachin was conferred an honorary rank of the Indian Air Force which made him the first sportsperson to be conferred a rank by the IAF and the first personality with no aviation background to receive the honour.

    37. In the team bus, Tendulkar always takes the left window seat of the front row

    38. In the dressing room, he chooses his spot first -Sachin always occupies a corner. Once he has exercised his choice, others rush to take their places.

    39. Sachin follows Roger Federer and Formula 1 and understands music and medicine. Is fond of seafood and can hold a conversation on the merits of different wines.

    40. The team has a system of monetary fines for players coming late (to the bus or a meeting or a function) and for flouting the dress code. But Tendulkar has never had to pay up in 23 years.

    41. Sachin bats right-handed, bowls with his right-arm, but writes with his left hand

    42. In 2002 cricket bible Wisden rated him as the second greatest Test batsman, behind Sir Don Bradman

    43. In 2003 Wisden rated Sachin the greatest ever ODI player

    44. In 2010 he won the ICC Award-Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for cricketer of the year

    45. He is the only cricketer to receive Rajiv Khel Ratna, India’s highest sporting honour

    46. Sachin features in Bradman’s all time Test XI, the only player from the current generation

    47. Sachin is the only Indian to find a place in Wisden’s all-time World XI.

    48. The Don, rated by many as the greatest batsman of all time, considered Tendulkar to have a batting style similar to his. "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,” his biography records

    49. Tendulkar has been on Twitter since May 2010, tweeting as @sachin_rt

    50. In less than a year Sachin hit the one million follower mark to become the only Indian in the million-follower club.

    51. He is the only Indian cricketer to have a waxwork at Madame Tussaud’s

    52. He is one of the first sportsmen, along with Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand to receive Padma Vibhusan in 2008, which is Indian’s second highest civilian honour

    53. Sachin scored a hundred (100*) for Mumbai against Gujarat at Mumbai in 1988-89 season on his first class debut, to then become the youngest to do so on debut in Indian first class cricket and the second youngest to score a hundred at the age of 15 years & 232 days.

    54. He remains the only player to score century on debut in Ranji Trophy, Irani Trophy and Duleep Trophy. His scoring sequence were: 100 not out for Mumbai against Gujarat at Mumbai in 1988-89 in Ranji Trophy, 103 not out for Rest of India against Delhi at Delhi in 1989-90 in Irani Trophy and 159 for West Zone against East Zone at Guwahati in 1990-91 in Duleep Trophy.

    55. On his Test debut, Sachin Tendulkar was the third youngest debutant (16 years 205 days). Mushtaq Mohammad (15 years 124 days) and Aaqib Javed (16 years 189 days) debuted in Test matches at a younger age than Tendulkar.

    56. When Tendulkar scored his maiden Test century in 1990, he was the second youngest to score a century. Only Mushtaq Mohammad had scored a century at a younger age by 1990. Tendulkar's record was bettered by Mohammad Ashraful in 2001-02 season. The record for previous youngest Indian centurion was held by Kapil Dev.

    57. Sachin has played the most number of Test Matches (198) in Test cricket.

    58. Sachin is the highest run scoring player in Test history with 15,837 runs.

    59. Sachin has the distinction of scoring the most runs at any position in Test cricket. In 273 innings, he has amassed 13408 runs at his favourite batting position (# 4) with the help of 44 centuries and 57 fifties.

    60. Highest number of Test centuries (51), overtaking Sunil Gavaskar's record (34) in December 2005 vs Sri Lanka in Delhi.

    61. Sachin has scored centuries against all Test playing nations. He was the third batman to achieve the distinction after Steve Waugh and Gary Kirsten.

    62. Only batsman to have scored at least TWO centuries against ALL other Test playing countries.

    63. The first ball Sachin faced in international cricket was bowled by Waqar Younis. Mohammad Azharuddin was his partner.

    64. Sachin’s record of five test centuries before he turned 20 is a world record, still held by him

    65. Is the only player to score Test centuries more than twenty years apart. Don Bradman's first and last three-figure scores came 19 years 7 months apart.

    66. His seven centuries in 2010 are the most by an Indian batsman in a calendar year.

    67. 1562 runs scored by Sachin in Test cricket in 2010 are also the most by an Indian batsman in a calendar year.

    68. 12 of Sachin’s Test hundreds have come after the age of 35. England’s Graham Gooch remains the only other player to have done so.

    69. 15 of Sachin’s Test centuries came under Mohammad Azharuddin.

    70. Tendulkar has the distinction of scoring most fifty-plus innings (51 centuries and 67 fifties = 118) which remains the world record for any batsman.

    71. Holds the record of aggregating most runs in AWAY Tests (8705).

    72. Is the first batsman to have aggregated 1,000 runs against SEVEN different countries in Test cricket. The only teams missing are Zimbabwe (918 runs) and Bangladesh (820 runs).

    73. Holds the record of most runs in between two dismissals with 497 runs in 2003-04 season (spread across three Tests and five innings with the sequence of 241*, 60*,194* and 2).

    74. First Indian to score 300 runs in a Test without getting dismissed.

    75. Has crossed 150 on 20 occasions in Test cricket – most such instances for any batsman in Test cricket.

    76. Has completed his hundred with a six on SIX occasions in Test cricket – a world record.

    77. When he scored his 51st hundred, which was against South Africa at Cape Town, he became the first overseas batsman to have scored 5 centuries on South African soil. The previous highest was 4 Test centuries by Wally Hammond of England and Neil Harvey of Australia.

    78. Sachin holds the record of aggregating most runs by an overseas batsman in two countries- Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

    79. Became the first player to surpass the 12,000, 13,000, 14,000 & 15,000 Test run marks.

    80. Tendulkar is the fastest to reach the following thousand-run marks in terms of innings: 10000 runs (195 innings- joint record holder with Brian Lara and Kumar Sangakkara), 12000 runs (247 innings - joint record holder with Ricky Ponting),13000 runs (266 innings),14000 runs (279 innings) and 15000 (300 innings).

    81. Holds the unique record of having appeared in most WON (70) and most LOST (56) Tests for India.

    82. Sachin has been dismissed stumped only once in Test matches. The only occasion was against England at Bangalore in 2002. Just 10 runs away from his century,Sachin got irritated by Ashley Giles’ negative bowling (bowling well outside the leg stump) and wicketkeeper James Foster effected a smart stumping.

    83. In 2001-02 Sachin was dismissed LBW in five consecutive innings – an Indian record

    84. Sachin has been involved in 23 run-outs. He was out on 9 occasions and his partner on 14 occasions.

    85. Steve Smith dismissed Sachin Tendulkar with the first and (so far) only ball he has bowled to him in Tests.

    86. If Sachin’s final Test goes to the fifth day, Sachin would have a career span of 24 years 3 days- fifth longest for any player in Test annals and longest ever for a sub-continent player.

    87. Sachin played his first 32 Tests on different grounds.

    88. Sachin’s 14 man of the match awards are the most by an Indian in Test cricket.

    89. Sachin’s 5 man of the series awards are the most by an Indian in Test cricket (along with Virender Sehwag).

    90. Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid put on 20 hundred-plus stands in Test cricket. This is a world record for the most number of century partnerships by a single pair in Test cricket.

    91. Despite being dubbed as a unsuccessful captain, averaged 51.35 in 25 matches in which he captained India. His average is the highest for an Indian captain with at least 500 runs to his credit.

    92. Sachin has played Test cricket with 593 players (108 teammates and 485 opponents) – most for any player in Test cricket

    93. Sachin played 47 of his Tests under the captaincy of Mohammad Azharuddin - more than any other captain

    94. Sachin has played 146 Tests with Rahul Dravid, 122 with Anil Kumble, 120 with VVS Laxman and 103 with Sourav Ganguly

    95. Sachin hit 2 sixes off his first two balls in India’s fourth innings successful chase against Australia at Chennai in 2013.

    96. Eleven bowlers have dismissed Sachin as their first wicket in Tests. They are: Hansie Cronje (South Africa), Ujesh Ranchod (Zimbabwe), Ruwan Kalpage (Sri Lanka), Mark Ealham (England), Neil Johnson (Zimbabwe), Jacob Oram (New Zealand), Monty Panesar (England), Cameron White (Australia), Peter Siddle (Australia), Peter George (Australia) and Andy McKay (New Zealand).

    97. Sachin has never batted at number three in his entire Test career. He has opened once, batted 273 times at number 4, 29 times at number 5, 20 times at number 6 and 4 times at number 7.

    98. Sachin has top-scored on 53 occasions in a completed innings- more than any other Test player.

    99. Between November 1989 and June 2001 Sachin played 84 consecutive Tests without a break.

    100. Sachin has played on 59 different Test grounds - more than anyone else

    101. By an odd coincidence Sachin has aggregated same number of runs (5068) in match’s first innings as well as second innings. Incidentally Sachin holds the record of aggregating most runs in first and second innings of a Test. He has also scored most runs (1625) in match’s fourth innings. His tally of 2996 runs is the third highest in third innings of a Test.

    102. Sachin has batted for 41113 minutes (685 hours 13 minutes) in Test cricket. Only Rahul Dravid has batted longer.

    103. Six times Sachin has hit winning runs in a Test – most by an Indian. Only Ricky Ponting (9) and Desmond Haynes (7) have done this more often in Test cricket.

    104. On his ODI debut, Sachin Tendulkar was the second youngest debutant at 16 years 238 days. Only Aaqib Javed had made his ODI debut at a younger age (16 years 127 days) than Sachin Tendulkar.

    105. Sachin scored ducks in his first two ODIs, he ended his ODI career with innings of 114 and 52.

    106. His 463 matches are the most by any player in ODI history.

    107. Between April 1990 and April 1998 Tendulkar played 185 consecutive matches – a World record.

    108. Sachin played ODIs on 96 different grounds – most by any player.

    109. First to play 400 innings in ODI matches.

    110. Most runs: 18426 runs at an average of 44.83

    111. He is the leading run scorer in the ODI format of the game and the only player ever to cross the 14,000, 15,000, 16,000, 17,000 and 18,000 run marks.

    112. First player to reach 10,000-11,000-12,000-13,000-14,000-15,000-16,000-17,000 and 18,000 ODI runs.

    113. 15,310 of his runs have come while opening the innings with the aid of 45 centuries and 75 fifties in 340 innings- most by an opener.

    114. Was the first batsman to score a double century in ODIs (200* against South Africa at Gwalior on Feb 24,2010).

    115. Is the only player to have made three scores of 175 or more.

    116. Is the only player with five scores of 150 or more.

    117. Holds the record for scoring 1,000 ODI runs in a calendar year on most occasions. He has done it seven times - 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2007

    118. Scored over 1,000 ODI runs against all major teams.

    119. Is the first batsman to score over 3,000 runs against an opponent (3,077 runs against Australia).Since then he has also done this against Sri Lanka (3,113 runs).

    120. His 49 centuries are easily the most by any batsman in ODIs. Ricky Ponting is distant second with 30.

    121. His nine centuries against Australia are the most by any player against a particular country. He occupies the second place too, with eight centuries against Sri Lanka.

    122. Is the only Indian to score a century on ODI captaincy debut (110 v Sri Lanka at Colombo RPS on 28-08-1996).

    123. Most Fifties: 96

    124. Highest number of 50+ scores in ODI's - 145 (49 Centuries and 96 Fifties).

    125. First player to have scored over 100 innings of 50+ runs.

    126. Most Man of the Match awards: 62

    127. Most Man of the Series awards: 15

    128. Most ODI runs in a calendar year: 1894 ODI runs in 1998.

    129. Most Centuries in a calendar year: 9 ODI centuries in 1998

    130. Sachin Tendulkar with Sourav Ganguly holds the world record for the maximum number of runs scored by the opening partnership. They put together 6609 runs in 136 matches that include 21 century partnerships and 23 fifty run partnerships. The 21 century partnerships for the opening pair is also a world record.

    131. Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid hold the world record for the highest partnership in ODIs when they scored 331 runs for the second wicket against New Zealand in 1999-00 at the Hyderabad.

    132. Sachin was the first Indian player to score a century and capture four wickets in the same ODI (v Australia at Dhaka on October 28, 1998).

    133. Had the longest career span (22 years 91 days) for any player in ODIs.

    134. Sachin played ODIs with 866 players (123 teammates and 743 opponents) – most for any player in ODI history.

    135. Sachin was dismissed on 99 on three occasions in ODIs – most such occasions for any batsman. Interestingly all these instances came in 2007.

    136. In his first two ODIs Sachin was unable to even open his account. He got out off the second ball in both the matches.

    137. Sachin’s first six in ODIs was against England at Leeds in 1990 (off Eddie Hemmings) in his sixth match.

    138. The 3113 runs scored by Sachin against Sri Lanka are the most by any player against a particular country in ODIs

    139. In 1998 Sachin scored 12 international hundreds – most by any batsman in a calendar year.

    140. Sachin’s first six in Tests was against South Africa at Cape Town in 1993 (off Omar Henry) in his 32nd innings.

    141. In Tests, December has been Sachin’s most productive month. The little master aggregated 2866 runs in 36 Tests averaging 47.76.

    142. In Tests, Sachin has scored most centuries in the month of January- 10. His average of 72.91 is also his best for any month.

    143. In ODIs, March was Sachin’s most productive month. He aggregated 2818 runs in 61 matches at an average of 51.23 in this month. Sachin also scored most centuries (8) in March.

    144. Sachin has crossed 150 or more in ODIs on five occasions– most by any player.

    145. In ODIs, July was Sachin’s best month average-wise. In 25 matches Sachin’s average was 52.33 while aggregating 942 runs. March (51.23) and June (51.20) were the other months in which Sachin averaged 50 or more.

    146. Sachin was the first batsman to score a double century in ODIs (200* against South Africa at Gwalior on Feb 24, 2010).

    147. Sachin remains the only Indian to score a century on ODI captaincy debut (110 v Sri Lanka at Colombo RPS on Aug 28,1996).

    148. In his ODI career Sachin Tendulkar played with 123 different team mates. 20 of them had made their ODI debut before Tendulkar, while 101 made their debut after Tendulkar. Two players- Salil Ankola and Vivek Razdan- made their ODI debut along with Tendulkar.

    149. Sachin played 245 ODIs with Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid, 238 with Sourav Ganguly, 223 with Mohammad Azharuddin and 204 with Javagal Srinath.

    150. Venkatapathy Raju played all his 53 ODIs alongwith Sachin!

    151.Only six Indian bowlers have taken more four-wicket hauls than Sachin’s six in ODIs.

    152. Nearly 25% of all centuries made by ALL Indian batsmen in ODIs had come from Sachin’s bat when he retired from this format in 2012.

    153. Is the only batsman to aggregate 1,000 or more runs in a calendar year in ODIs on seven occasions (in successive years from 1996 to1998, in 1994, in 2000 and in 2003).

    154. Holds the distinction of scoring most runs and hundreds in a calendar year in ODIs. Tendulkar aggregated 1894 runs in 34 matches with nine hundreds in 1998.

    155. Only the second player (after Javed Miandad) to appear in SIX World Cups – from 1992 to 2011.

    156. Most runs (2278) in World Cup history including 6 centuries & 15 fifties with a best score of 152 against Namibia in 2003 world cup.

    157. 673 runs in 2003 Cricket World Cup, highest by any player in a single World Cup.

    158. Player of the Tournament in ICC Cricket World Cup 2003

    159. His 6 centuries are the most hit by any batsman in the World Cup.

    160. His 21 fifty-plus scores (6 hundreds & 15 fifties) are the most by any batsman in World Cup.

    161. Is the only batsman to aggregate 400 runs in a World Cup on THREE occasions – in 1996, 2003 and 2011

    162. Only player to aggregate 500 runs in two editions of the World Cup (673 in 2003 and 523 in 1996).

    163. Has won 9 Man of the Match awards in the World Cup – most by any player.

    164. Only player to score four consecutive 50s on TWO occasions (in 1996 & 2003).

    165. Holds the record of scoring the fastest fifty by an Indian in the World Cup (off 26 balls v Bermuda in 2007).

    166. Holds the record of hitting most fours in a single edition of World Cup– 75 in 2003

    167. Holds the record of hitting most fours in all World Cup matches (221)

    168. Holds the record of involvement in maximum century-partnerships (12) in World Cup

    169. Has most man of the match awards (8) in World Cup

    170. Sachin ended a one-dayer on winning note with a six on two occasions - against Sri Lanka at Sharjah in 1995 (off Champaka Ramanayeke) and against England at Kanpur in 2002 (off Jeremy Snape) .

    171. The most runs Sachin has scored in one over in ODIs is 24 off New Zealand’s Chris Drum at Hyderabad in 1999-00. Sachin hit one six, four boundaries and a couple. The four extras made it a 28-run over for team India. During the World Cup game against Sri Lanka at Delhi, Sachin scored 23 runs off one over from Ravindra Pushpakumara.

    172. Sachin’s 134 against Australia at Sharjah in 1998 still remains the highest ODI score by any player on his birthday.

    173. In 1998 Sachin won 12 man of the match awards in ODIs – most by any player in a single calendar year.

    174. Sachin’s fastest knock in ODIs is 57* off 29 balls (SR 196.55) against Bermuda at Port-of-Spain in 2007.

    175. Sachin was involved in a record 99 century partnerships in ODIs with 21 different partners– most for any player.

    176. Sachin also holds the record for scoring most boundaries in ODIs

    177. He is the only player to have taken 150 wickets and scored more than 15,000 runs in ODIs

    178. During the Australian tour of India in 1998 Matthew Hayden said: "I have seen God. He bats at no. 4 in India in Tests”

    179. 16 bowlers dismissed Sachin as their first ODI wicket!

    180. Sachin Tendulkar is the only cricketer to have achieved the unique double of scoring 15,000+ ODI runs and taking 150+ ODI wickets.

    181. In 39 innings in tournament finals Sachin aggregated 1851 runs (at an average of 54.44) – more than any other batsman in ODI history.

    182. Sachin’s six centuries in ODI finals are also the maximum for any batsman. No one else has scored more than three.

    183. Sachin has hit the most boundaries in international cricket. Second-placed is West Indian Brian Lara, with Ricky Ponting in third.

    184. He holds the record for the most Man of the Match and Man of the Series awards in international cricket (all three forms combined). Till date, he has won the MoM award 76 times (14 times in Tests, 62 times in ODIs) and the MoS award 20 times (5 times in Tests, 15 times in ODIs). Both are world records.

    185. Between 25th April 1990 and 24th April 1998, Sachin Tendulkar represented India in a total of 239 matches (54 Tests and 185 ODIs) without missing a single game. Till date, this remains a world record for the most number of consecutive matches for a team.

    186. Tendulkar’s best bowling in international cricket came in a one-day international against Australia at Kochi on April Fool’s Day in 1998.

    187. Tendulkar made his international debut at the age of 16 years. He is still the youngest debutant for India both in ODIs as well as in Tests.

    188. Sachin set the record for most runs in an IPL season in 2010, scoring 618 runs in 14 innings with the Mumbai Indians.

    189. Sachin has aggregated 2000 runs in international cricket in a calendar year on four occasions– More than anyone else.

    190. Only batsman in cricket annals to score over 100 centuries in international cricket.

    191. First batsman in history to score over 50 centuries in international cricket.

    192. In all international cricket Sachin has aggregated 34273 runs – easily the most by any batsman. Ricky Ponting is distant second with 27483.

    193. Holds the record of getting out the maximum number of times on 90s in international matches. He has been dismissed 27 times (17 in ODIs and 10 in Tests) on scores of 90-99. On one occasion in ODIs he remained unbeaten on 96. The 18 nineties in ODIs is an ODI record too.

    194. Holds the record of aggregating most runs against a particular opponent in all forms of International Cricket (Tests, ODIs and Twenty20s). Sachin has aggregated 6707 runs against Australia in all international cricket with 20 centuries and 31 fifties at an average of 49.68

    195. Sachin’s 20 centuries against Australia are the maximum by any batsman in all forms of international cricket against a particular country, surpassing Don Bradman who had made 19 Test centuries against England.

    196. Has also hit most number of sixes (264) in international cricket for India

    197. The 50108 runs scored by Sachin in all recognised cricket (first-class, list A and Twenty20s) are the most by a sub-continent player.

    198. The 81 centuries scored by Sachin in first-class cricket are the most by any Indian (with Sunil Gavaskar).

    199. Brett Lee has dismissed Sachin in international cricket on 14 occasions– most for any bowler.

    200. In his last game across different formats (Tests,ODIs, T20Is, IPL, CLT20, Ranji Trophy) Sachin has ended on the winning side.

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    How True is Sehwag's Story about Sachin & Shoaib? | "Beta beta hota hai, baap baap hota hai"

    This is what Virender Sehwag said to Shoaib Akhtar when Sachin Tendulkar hooked him for a 6.

    The story goes something like this:

    Sehwag was batting on a score close to 200... Shoaib Akhtar kept peppering him with bouncers and kept asking Sehwag to hook... Sehwag's response to Akhtar was "your daddy is batting at the other end, ask him and he will hook"... Sachin was batting at the other end... Shoaib bowled the bouncer to him... Sachin hooked him for 6... that is when Sehwag uttered those words.

    Here, hear it from Sehwag himself as he tell Shahrukh Khan the story during the recently held Sahara India Sports Awards.



    But where is the video of Sehwag uttering those words?

    Which match was it?

    Did it actually happen?

    The one Sachin 6 off Shoaib that comes to mind is the one over point during the World Cup match in 2003.

    When was this famous hook for 6?

    A friend, Maryam Haroon, investigated this story further and here is what she found.

    In test matches against Pakistan, Sehwag has been close to a score of 200 on 4 occasions:

    1. 309 in Multan, 2004. Shoaib played the game, Sachin scored 194*, but his innings did not include any 6.

    2. 173 in Mohali 2005. Shoaib did not play.

    3. 201 in Bangalore 2005. Shoaib did not play.

    4. 254 in Lahore 2006. Sachin did not get to bat.

    So the incident definitely did not take place in a test match.

    So maybe it was an ODI?

    Well Sehwag has never got to a score of close to 200 in an ODI against Pakistan, but he does have two centuries. The 108 in Kochi, 2005, when Sachin scored only 4; and the 119 in Karachi, 2008, a game that Sachin did not play.

    So then, a made up story being told by Sehwag on national Television?

    There doesn't seem to be much truth in it.

    So what was it then? A story told for entertainment value? Marketing the Shoaib vs Sachin or Shoaib vs Sehwag rivalry? Belittling Shoaib Akhtar?

    Decide for yourself.

    Note: I just found out about this through a friend on Facebook, but again through Facebook I found out that Zeeshan Ahmed had already broken this story on his blog long way back.
     
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    Sachin Tendulkar: From Bradman to Brandman - The Times of India

    Kapil's Devils made India fall head over heels in love with cricket by winning the 1983 World Cup; by the Nineties, as the country opened its doors to the world, the game had captured the imagination of a billion people.

    It is in this backdrop that Sachin Tendulkar arrived, turning a pristine sport into a multimillion dollar industry. His meteoric rise was the perfect platform for dozens of brands, with his humility and simplicity connecting him to the masses like never before.

    Cricket may have changed over those two-and-a-half decades, for better and for worse, but the Little Master, even as he evolved, has remained a calming constant.

    As former India batsman Gopal Bose put it, "It's just plain unreal that a top cricketer should remain free of controversies through such a long career. He's the son every mother dreams of having, the brother every sister wants."

    There have been huge brands among sportsmen but his impeccable image over such a long time has helped sustain him as THE brand. Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong and so many others suffered setbacks after falling from grace, but not Sachin.

    "The phenomenon that he has been and the mass following that he has, certainly allowed the creation of the entire 'sportsperson as an endorser'. While a few existed prior to him, his professional peaks and the opening up of the Indian economy - did wonders as a combination," Harish Krishnamachari of World Sport Group told TOI.

    "I believe the key part of the evolution of Brand Sachin has been his continued relevance. He continues to lend credibility to brands, products and causes that he has been associated with," added the country head of WSG, which has been handling the Little Master's endorsements since 2006.

    Sachin may have become the richest cricketer in the world and helped make BCCI a cash cow but Shailendra Singh of Percept will tell you where the real credit should go.

    "Often in India, too much credit is given to the athlete and very little to those who create the brand. In Sachin's case, I'd give 100 per cent of the credit to Mark Mascarenhas. Sachin did his job on the field and Mark off it. It takes two to tango," Singh reminded.

    If the Dhonis and Kohlis are striking multimillion dollar deals today, they can thank Sachin for his talent and Mascarenhas, who died in a car crash in 2002, for the vision to believe and invest in him.

    Both Sachin and Dhoni made it to the Forbes list of top 100 richest athletes in the world in 2011. According to a recent survey conducted by Wealth X, Sachin's net worth is $160 million, which makes him the richest Indian sportsperson.

    Marketing experts are convinced Brand Sachin will actually get bigger after his retirement. With his squeaky-clean image and the trust he has earned, a whole new range of products and market has opened up for him.

    Also, he will now have more time for his sponsors. However, Singh spells out the challenge. "It's all about visibility. He's visible 300 days in a year; after retirement can he stay visible for that long a time in a year?"
     
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    Willow that spoke for India by Talking Turkey : Rudroneel Ghosh's blog-The Times Of India

    In a recent interview toasting Sachin Tendulkar`s illustrious career, another stalwart of Indian cricket, Rahul Dravid, made an interesting observation. When asked to choose one batsman to bat for his life, Dravid said he would pick Sachin but added that if he had the money and the ticket he would watch Brian Lara. Given that comparisons between Sachin and Lara have seized cricket fans for the better part of the last two decades, the statement was insightful. In one elegant stroke, Dravid encapsulated the legacy of batting that Sachin leaves behind with his upcoming final Test match in Mumbai.

    From the gullies of Ranchi to the bylanes of London, there`s little doubt that Sachin has ins-pired an entire generation of cricketers. For 24 years he has been the benchmark against which batsmen have measured themselves. This is not to say there haven`t been other prolific batsmen. Among Sachin`s contemporaries Lara, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis have been genuine match winners. Yet it is Sachin`s style of play that came to define this era.

    Sachin is a product of what has come to be recognised as the Bombay school of batsmanship. The latter is represented by an almost unbroken chain starting with the great Vijay Merchant, continuing through Sunil Gavaskar and finally being inherited by Sachin himself. The Bombay school emphasises textbook technique and a conservative approach. The focus is on accumulating runs and protecting your wicket.

    Having said that, Sachin took the Bombay batting philosophy to an entirely different level. More so than a Gavaskar, Sachin had the ability to effortlessly switch from defence to attack. This was best exemplified over two innings he played against a competitive Zimbabwean side in Sharjah in 1998. In the first innings Sachin was defensive and tentative. That allowed an in-form Henry Olonga to fox him with a well directed bouncer. But in the very next innings Sachin specifically targeted Olonga and obliterated him in a fine display of power hitting.

    We witnessed this controlled aggression again when Sachin took apart Shane Warne during the 1998 home Test series against Australia. It was touted as a battle of the heavyweights — two players who were at the peak of their prowess. Sachin clearly won the bout during the second innings of the Chennai Test where the Australian spin wizard was given a master class in playing spin bowling on a turning Indian track — Sachin scored a crushing 155 that took the game away from the Aussies and demolished Warne`s prospects in India.

    In 2010 when Sachin became the first man to climb the 200-run mountain in ODIs, it was an innings of a zen master. Sachin was explosive when he needed to be, dispatching the likes of South Africa`s Dale Steyn to the boundary with exquisite strokes. But not all balls were clubbed with brute force. What stood out was how beautifully Sachin manipulated the field so that mere deft touches from his willow would be enough to achieve the desired result.

    In many ways Sachin`s batting style mirrored a post-liberalisation India that was coming out of its shell and growing in confidence. Like Sachin`s batting, no longer would the nation`s psyche be overwhelmingly dominated by a defensive mindset and Hindu rate of growth. Sachin reflected an aspirational India that was ready to break free from the shackles of the past and dared to dream big. Yet, like Sachin again, it wasn`t willing to completely break away from the classical mould. Hangovers of Nehruvian socialism endured, reining in the laissez-faire enthusiasm when it was deemed too ugly to flaunt.

    But even this equation would come to be challenged. At the turn of the century, a young crop of players initially including Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, and later Gautam Gambhir, Irfan Pathan, M S Dhoni, and more recently Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja would take Indian batting to the next level. A sense of flamboyance even to the point of brash overconfidence now came to infect Indian batting. This saw the focus gradually shifting from textbook technique to raw talent and improvisation. And this was given further expression through the advent of T20 cricket with India winning the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007.

    The transition also reflected the rise of cricketers from small-town India, a product of the inherent democratic character of Indian cricket driven by pure craze for the game in this country. This is best exemplified by current skipper Dhoni himself. His trademark batting style, including the incredible helicopter shot, is something that no cricketing manual can teach. Yet it exemplifies a rustic rural talent that is bursting to find expression — much like small-town youth increasingly seeking better opportunities spurred by the tools of globalisation.

    As Sachin prepares to walk into the sunset, he leaves behind an Indian team that has no shortage of talent. It`s a team that can potentially dominate the cricketing landscape for years to come. For this it would need to imbibe Sachin`s rigour and determination in pursuit of excellence. And Rohit Sharma`s two recent innings — the ODI double century against Australia and his debut Test century against the West Indies — show that despite his absence in the dressing room, Sachin`s legacy, as well as that of the Bombay school of batting, will live on.
     
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    IBNLive :Chetan Narula's Blog :My Sachin Tendulkar Story

    The year was 1992. A young boy and his even younger brother were playing in their room while parents left for office. The maid, a cricket fanatic, promptly switched on the television. India were playing Pakistan in an ODI World Cup. Hearing her cheers, the boy peeped across and saw an infantile batsman at work. The seven-year-old never went back to play with his brother, spending the day watching his first ever cricket match.
    That World Cup inspired a scrapbook collection. It was a fad among his schoolmates. How could he not have one? And a cricket bat with the 'Power' logo - that was a must-buy. But this was just the beginning of a fascination. On this particular November night, that batsman showed he could bowl as well. The kid was at a wedding function for his parents had forced him along. They couldn't stop him from standing at the local kirana store from across the hall, from watching that last over. Love seldom happens at age nine. Even so he wasn't the only one afflicted. The whole country went bonkers, he realised much later. The year was 1993.
    His father was strict. 'No cable TV until you are in eleventh standard', he decreed. The boy couldn't do anything, but follow commentary on All India Radio and read in newspapers. The few matches on Doordarshan were a boon, for he could watch him bat in all the possible glory. He had started opening now, was all the kid understood. Then, the year was 1996. Cricket came to town, in all its pomp and splendour, and no parent could enforce boundaries anymore.
    Kenya and Zimbabwe were shown their place. Australia were smacked, Sri Lanka too. But these two teams couldn't be beaten, especially the latter, especially that night in Kolkata. The batsman was still quite young in comparison to his peers. Yet he carried the hopes of a billion people, the kid was told by his cricket-mad uncle. Why alone? He couldn't answer that question, no one could.
    The year was 1998. Australia were a glutton for punishment and Doordarshan started a new channel to showcase their misery, DD Sports. They were thumped in every nook and corner of the country. Their next beating happened in Sharjah. His schoolmates yelled out before morning prayers. 'They are calling it the Desert Storm', said one, imitating his shots, trying to. 'He said Australia could lose in the final, that too on his birthday', said another, also trying to imitate his shots. The teenager, meanwhile, cursed his ill-luck. He pestered his parents to take him to grandma's place, for he could watch the final on cable TV there. Then, on the way, he prayed for an encore. Lightning did strike twice.
    Another World Cup came around and an India Today Special was bought. In it, a senior journalist named Peter Roebuck explained that particular batsman's greatest shot yet. A straight elevated drive down the ground for six - a first lesson in cricket nuance. There were other things to bother about though. His father passed away and he didn't play against Zimbabwe, who won. He returned to play against Kenya, and conjured up a century batting at number four. The gaze at the sky was long and hard, it pierced hearts, old and young.
    Even so the teenager, who played gully cricket only with an MRF-stickered bat, thought he needs to open the batting against Australia in the Super Six stage. His father predicted a cheap dismissal and a loss for India. It came true - a four-ball duck to Glenn McGrath. Oh well! The remote was flung in anger and it broke. The TV escaped the impact. The boy didn't escape his father's thumping. The year was 1999.
    Diwali that year was sweet though. The TV was in his parents' room and they locked it to make the brothers study whilst they were away, or atleast hoped to. That particular day, India were playing New Zealand in an ODI in Hyderabad. As his mother got ready, an innocent crime was committed. The younger one was asked to keep watch, while he stole the duplicate keys. They were caught in the evening, though it was worth it. He made 186 that day, not out!
    The years passed. Boards, entrance exams and college life came up. Never mind that it was miles away from home, travelling from college to home on weekends to watch cricket was the norm. There was a cable connection at home, none at college. Another World Cup meant attendance went for a toss. The reward was wholesome. He played the greatest ODI innings ever. He hit the greatest six, and, the greatest cover drive punch and follow-through ever in the history of limited-overs cricket. Pakistan lost, again. Stockpiles of firecrackers vanished in seconds that night. Then, in his last teen year, he ran like a kid possessed, from door to door, asking if anyone had any more crackers stashed up. The year was 2003.
    Life brought up more routine, college, exams, family drama, MBA. In a parallel world, routine brought runs, statistics and records, almost all of them. It also brought debate. He is selfish, not a match-winner. There were arguments, with his uncle over dinner, with friends in the canteen and with strangers on internet forums. An engineer, he learned everything about tennis elbow. A glorious hundred in Rawalpindi went waste. That glorious catch at the boundary in Lahore did not. A World Cup dream was shattered. Tears were shed, both in an obscure hostel in Pune and the dressing room in Port-of-Spain. The year was 2007.
    Work beckoned. It meant a new life as an adult. It also meant a mature batsman stepped to resurrect himself on the field, amid comparisons with elephants in small silent dressing rooms. CB Series flashed past, 163* in Christchurch and 175 in Hyderabad came about. It pointed to something gargantuan. Gwalior, a first ODI double hundred. The year was 2010. Firecrackers were pass. Half a bottle of Absolut vodka was toasted to God that night.
    All these imprints etched by a bat! Yet, the search for that one moment to cherish was still on. 'I was there', that moment. It came. They came, in fact. The year was 2011. The young adult was there when the 48th hundred came up at Chinnaswamy. He was there at Nagpur, when a rousing delivery from Dale Steyn was dispatched to square leg for six, en-route to the 49th. He was there at Mohali when Pakistan lost again. He was there at Mumbai when they carried him on their shoulders. He was there when his name was chanted outside the Wankhede, all over Marine Drive. He chanted too, arm-in-arm with complete strangers, till 6am.
    The year is 2012. 100th hundred, yet debate simmers still, with uncles, friends and strangers. Then it stops, on a cold Sunday morning. 'No more in Blue', he says. The heart skips a beat, brain goes numb. Voice chokes. 'He plays Tests still', says the mind, almost an after-thought. If only to make the world of a twenty-eight-year-old carry on.
    This is my story. Perhaps this is your story too. It was written by Sachin Tendulkar.
     
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    Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly will always remain my greatest cricketers. :D
     
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    He loves Israeli cricketers more than Indian ones.

    God knows why the mods keep this moron here.

    God knows why this moron found the need for such a statement in this thread.

    He is a moron, period.
     
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    Was that needed in this particular thread? Why do you always have to advertise your moronic behaviour all the time?

    I guess you love Israeli cricketers, oh wait, they don't play cricket.
     
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    No Indian batsman dominated fast bowling as Sachin Tendulkar did: Rahul Dravid - The Times of India

    MUMBAI: Former skipper Rahul Dravid has said that the batting legend Sachin Tendulkar was the first Indian to dominate the fast bowlers and had set a benchmark for the youngsters to take on the quickies.

    "I think Sachin was the first great dominating batsman against fast bowling. We had a generation earlier of Sunil Gavaskar, G R Viswanath, whom we grew up idolising, and Sachin did as well. We had some great fast bowlers in 80s and 90s and Gavaskar had a phenomenal record against them. But what Sachin brought was dominance to fast bowling," Dravid said.

    "Gavaskar was a slightly more defensive batsman, if I may say that, but Sachin had grown up in a different era and had someone like Viv Richards as his idol, especially when he first batted in the 90s. The way he dominated fast bowling and the way he took on fast bowling was something that was unique and different," Dravid said at the annual ESPNcricinfo awards on Friday.

    "A lot of Indian batsmen were not necessarily known to do that. I think he set the benchmark for a lot of young players like Virender Sehwag."

    Dravid said Tendulkar's presence in the dressing room not only served as a great inspiration to the upcoming players but drove them to work even harder to earn his respect.

    "He was the kind of player whose respect you wanted to earn. I remember 'Sportstar' used to interview players and they would ask who were the cricketers of the future. We were playing the Test series in England and we were in Cambridge and somebody gave me this magazine and it had Tendulkar's interview. I quickly turned to the interview and saw cricketers of the future and he had mentioned Rahul Dravid. I felt so happy," he said.

    "It was after the Lord's Test match...he did make me score 95 runs before I earned it," recalled Dravid.

    "That is the kind of impact he had on you as a youngster coming into that side. Not only because he was going to be the captain and he was a senior player in the side, but because he was a great player and he had already done so much that you wanted him to get that nod of approval. And that was a huge inspiration for a lot of cricketers in that generation," the 41-year-old said.

    Dravid made his debut in 1996 when Tendulkar was already an established name, and the Karnataka batsman said, "In some ways an inspiration but quite intimidating as well. He was my captain in the third Test match that I played."

    Tendulkar bagged the award for cricketer of the generation, pipping the likes of former Aussie spin legend Shane Warne and South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis here last night.

    Dravid said facing Warne was a challenge due to the drift he got and it almost blind-sided a batsman.

    "One of the differences in playing someone like Shane Warne was the kind of drift that he got. When he was at his best, he had the ability to drift the ball into your pads and then spin it away sharply," Dravid explained.

    "That was a unique challenge which I think was quite different from the some of the other traditional leg spinners that I had grown playing up with. The drift almost blindsided you and it forced you to play on the leg side. He had great control, great variation and he had a great cricketing mind as well. When you won a contest against him, it gave you great personal satisfaction," he added.

    Dravid, who played with Kallis in IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore, said the South African was shy and an introvert.

    "He scored one more Test run than me in international cricket and I think he has taken five or six wickets less than Zaheer Khan. If you look at the impact the player has had for his team in international cricket, it has been phenomenal. To see someone like him be able to bowl those 20 overs and bowl at that speed, and he was pretty quick when he first started.

    "I think he realised at some stage that he wouldn't be the best fast bowler South Africa had produced since re-admission into international cricket, but if he kept scoring runs and kept working on his batting, he would probably become the best South African batsman since. Without a doubt he is their best batsman since re-admission," he said.

    "His incredible ability to almost have a deadpan expression irrespective of what was going on, and people tell me Dhoni is able to have a calm demeanour and you can never tell from Dhoni's face what is happening on the cricket field. And that was true of Jacques Kallis as well."
     
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    Sachin and Dada - two cricketers who have inspired a billion.I salute them. :salute:
     

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