Sachin Tendulkar

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Sachin Tendulkar
Tendulkar at an awards event in January 2013
Personal information
Full name Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Born 24 April 1973 (1973-04-24) (age 41)
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Nickname Tendlya, God of Cricket,[1][2] Little Master, Master Blaster[3][4]
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium, leg break, off break
Role Batsman
International information
National side India
Test debut (cap 187) 15 November 1989 v Pakistan
Last Test 14 November 2013 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 74) 18 December 1989 v Pakistan
Last ODI 18 March 2012 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no. 10
Only T20I (cap 11) 1 December 2006 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
1988 Cricket Club of India
1988–2013 Mumbai
1992 Yorkshire
2008–2013 Mumbai Indians
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 200 463 310 551
Runs scored 15,921 18,426 25,396 21,999
Batting average 53.79 44.83 57.92 45.54
100s/50s 51/68 49/96 81/116 60/114
Top score 248* 200* 248* 200*
Balls bowled 4,240 8,054 7,563 10,230
Wickets 46 154 71 201
Bowling average 54.17 44.48 62.18 42.17
5 wickets in innings 0 2 0 2
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/10 5/32 3/10 5/32
Catches/stumpings 115/– 140/– 186/– 175/–
Source: [Cricinfo], 15 November 2013

Sachin Nadeem Ahmed Loudspeaker.png pronunciation (info • help) (born April 24, 1973 in Mumbai) is a former Indian cricketer. He has the highest number of runs in both Test cricket and One Day Internationals.[5][6][7] He also has the highest number of centuries in both formats of the game. He recently retired from all forms of cricket, with his last Test match being played against the West Indies.

100th international century[change | change source]

Tendulkar scored his much awaited 100th international hundred on 16 March 2012, at Mirpur against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup. He became the first person in history to achieve this feat. Incidentally, it was Tendulkar's first ODI hundred against Bangladesh. He said "It's been a tough phase for me ... I was not thinking about the milestone, the media started all this, wherever I went, the restaurant, room service, everyone was talking about the 100th hundred. Nobody talked about my 99 hundreds. It became mentally tough for me because nobody talked about my 99 hundreds.

National honours[change | change source]

  • 1994 - Arjuna Award, by the Government of India in recognition of his outstanding achievement in sports.
  • 1997-98 - Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest honour given for achievement in sports.
  • 1999 - Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award.
  • 2001 - Maharashtra Bhushan Award, Maharashtra State's highest Civilian Award.
  • 2008 - Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award.
  • 2014 - Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award.

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