Sachin Tendulkar Profile, Records, Family, Biography & More. He has achieved many great records in cricket and has major batting records under his belt. Some of the notable ones are: Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer who was born on April 24, 1973. Regarded as one of the best batsmen of the game, he has amassed 30,000+ international runs, which no other player has ever scored.
Sachin Tendulkar Biography
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer who was born on the 24th of April, 1973 in Bombay, Maharashtra. He is regarded as one of the world’s best batsmen. He is a part-time bowler which can bowl both off and leg breaks.
Sachin was majorly an opening right-handed batsman who also donned in the middle order. He holds the record for the highest tally of runs in Test as well as ODI cricket. He was the first batsman to score a double century in the white ball game. With only a height of 5 ft 5, he still hooked the ball as good as a tall Mohinder Amarnath. Also Read – Ms Dhoni Indian Cricket Player, Profile, Records, Family, Biography & More
SACHIN TENDULKAR BATTING STATS
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Sachin was trained under Ramakant Achrekar during his school days. He shifted schools to be a part of the best teams in the city. He attended the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai to train as a fast bowler but on the advice of Dennis Lillee, he left fast bowling to concentrate on his batting abilities.
Sachin made his international debut at the age of 16 in the year 1989 against arch-rivals Pakistan, scoring 15 runs before being bowled by Waqar Younis. In his ODI debut, he was dismissed for a duck by Waqar against Pakistan in Gujranwala in 1989. Also Read – Virat Kohli Indian Cricket Player, Profile, Records, Family, Biography & More
He was shifted from his original opening position to number four which proved to be not so fruitful. He had a tennis elbow which made his scoring difficult for a period of time. The ugly spat between the players and the head coach Greg Chappell remained a mark in his spotless career.
Sachin Tendulkar Captaincy
Sachin was appointed as the captain of the Indian team succeeding Azharuddin in 1996. However, he was pretty unsuccessful as a captain. He was handed one test match ban after he was found guilty of tampering with the seam of the ball in a test match against South Africa in 2001. He had a poor record of win percentage of 16% and 31% as a captain in Tests and ODIs respectively.
Sachin’s Record in Numbers
Sachin Tendulkar holds almost all the records in the history of batting. He amassed 15,921 and 18,426 runs in Tests and ODIs respectively and is the only player to score more than 30,000 runs in international cricket.
He holds the record for the highest number of centuries in international cricket, with a tally of 100. He played the highest number of 200 tests for India. He was the first batsman to score a double century in ODI history.
He represented Yorkshire in the year 1992 scoring 1070 runs at an average of 46 in 16 first-class matches. He represented the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League from 2008- 2013 and scored 2334 runs at a strike rate of 120 with one century. Also Read – Rohit Sharma Indian Cricket Player, Profile, Records, Family, Biography & More
Most Runs in International Cricket
Tendulkar has scored 15,921 runs in Tests and has 18,426 runs in the ODIs to his name. Including the T20 international runs, the tally goes up to 34,357 runs, which is more than 6000 runs ahead of the player at second place. Out of the present-day cricketers, AB De Villiers has 19,658 runs in international cricket.
Most Centuries in International Cricket
He also has the most number of centuries in both tests and ODIs with 51 and 49 respectively, making it a total of 100 centuries which is another unique feat. Second-placed Ricky Ponting has 71 international centuries to his name, while the current Indian skipper Virat Kohli has 56 hundred.
Second Highest ODI Partnership
In 1999, Sachin Tendulkar and former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid made the record of highest ODI batting partnership of 331 runs in a match against New Zealand which was later broken by Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels in 2015. Also Read – Indian Cricket Team Full Information
World Cup Records
In the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup in South Africa, Sachin Tendulkar was named as the ‘Man of the Tournament’ for scoring 673 runs. He was also part of the Indian squad which won the 2011 World Cup. Besides that, he also has the most number of runs (2,278) and the most number of centuries (6) in World Cups.
First Double Hundred in ODI Cricket
On February 24, 2010, in a match against South Africa, Sachin became the first batsman to score a double hundred in ODIs. After him, four more players achieved this feat with Rohit Sharma scoring 200 on maximum occasions (thrice).
Indian Honorary Awards
For his achievements, he is awarded Arjuna Award in 1994 for his outstanding sporting achievements, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1999; Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan, which are India’s fourth and second highest civilian awards in 1999 and 2008 respectively.
He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award in 2013, and became the youngest recipient of the award.
After a poor performance in 2012 against England, he announced his retirement from the limited-overs format. He continued playing test cricket. He retired from test cricket in 2013 at his home ground, Wankhede Stadium, in Mumbai after playing his last Test match against West Indies. Sachin Tendulkar Profile, Records, Family, Biography & More
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