God of cricket, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar turns 44 today. Whatever we call him – Master Blaster, Little Master, God of Cricket, The World’s Best Athlete or anything, but these titles seems small for Sachin Tendulkar!
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a name that all Indians and many foreigners know and love and even worship. Before his retirement, every time when Sachin came to the crease, Indians had started chanting ‘Sachin, Sachin’.
Every Indian feels sheer pleasure in watching this cricketer playing his game. Every 90s born, Sachin Tendulkar is the synonym of cricket. He is unparalleled.
Little Master Sachin started playing cricket at the age of 11. He made his debut in 1989, against Pakistan.
Sachin has carried the expectations burden for 24 years like no one. Fans, media, cricket world and everyone were having immense expectations from him and it brought out the best in him.
Master Blaster Sachin often compared with Don Bradman. Sachin’s perfect footwork, right stance, best style, no loose shot selection, quick judgement and many such qualities placed him as the Greatest Cricketer.
Records are meant to be broken that’s true. But Sachin’s records will always stand apart. Now let’s talk about some unbelievable facts and records about Sachin Tendulkar.
If we look at combine runs in all formats, Sachin has scored 34347 runs total in ODI and test.
Sachin has played 200 test matches, 463 ODIs and a T20 match in his 24 years’ glorious career.
Sachin has scored 100 centuries in his cricket career. He also holds the record for scoring most number of half-centuries.
Sachin is the highest scorer in world cup. He played in 6 World Cup tournaments. Probably this record is unbreakable.
Little Master has got out 27 times in 90s.
He also holds the record of being the fastest to reach 13,000, 14,000, 15,000 runs in Tests.
Now, let’s check some quotes on THE Sachin Tendulkar…
“Sachin Tendulkar has often reminded me of a veteran army colonel who has many medals on his chest to show how he has conquered bowlers all over the world.” — Allan Donald
“I don’t think anyone, apart from Don Bradman, is in the same class as Sachin Tendulkar.” —Shane Warne
I have seen God, he bats at no. 4 for India.” — Matthew Hayden
“I saw him (Sachin) 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, but I feel that this player is playing much the same as I used to play, and she looked at him on television and said yes, there is a similarity between the two…his compactness, technique, stroke production… it all seemed to gel.” — Sir Donald Bradman
“The only batsman I would love to see by paying for the tickets and sitting in the stand just to watch him is none other than Sachin Tendulkar.” — Brian Lara
“I don’t know cricket, I don’t know how Sachin plays. But I still try to watch him playing because I want to know why my country’s economy goes down 0.5% when he’s batting.” — Barack Obama
“I have delayed my shoots many times to watch Sachin bat.” — Amitabh Bachchan
“I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing us to breathe the same air as you do.” — Shahrukh Khan
“When we were growing up, we all used to watch Sachin. He was like God to us, he had that aura around him.” — MS Dhoni
“In cricket, my superhero is Sachin Tendulkar. He has always been my hero and will continue to remain so.” — Virat Kohli
“Even if my grandchildren don’t remember the fact that I scored 10,000 runs in One Day and Test cricket, they will surely remember the fact that I was a team mate of Sachin Tendulkar.” — Rahul Dravid
“If Sachin bats well, India sleeps well.” — Harsha Bhogle
That’s why he’s one of the greatest batsmen in cricket history.
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