Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar 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. 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 | edit 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 | edit 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.
Gallery[change | edit source]
References[change | edit source]
- "Tendulkar breaks Lara's record". www.cricinfo.com. 2008-10-17. http://content-www.cricinfo.com/india/content/story/373748.html. Retrieved 2008-10-17.
- "Sachin Tendulkar's profile". http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/35320.html. Retrieved 2009-06-20.