Sachin Tendulkar

November 21, 2013 8:28 am0 commentsViews: 341

The god or the master blaster, you can call any for referring to Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.Sachin Tendulkar is a former Indian cricket team player and captain is the heartthrob of cricketing nations.He is nominated for “Bharat Ratna” by the government of India.He is considered to be one of the best batsmen of all time. Born on 24 april 1974 he is known for his records as well as his batting. Every top class bowlers admits the fact that bowling to him is the toughest work. He received plethora of accolades and he recently announced his retirement. He loves cricket and cricketing fans considers him as a God of cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar

His career started at the age of sixteen but he was in spot light from the age of 13 when sunilgavaskar former cricket player and one of the legends of the game presented his pads to him.Sachin is known for his humbleness and earned a huge respect for his temperament and generosity. He is the leading run scorers and has 100 international centuries under his belt. Sunil Gavaskar quoted that “Indians talks about only two thingsmsachin scored century and sachin didn’t scored a century.” Here are some of his statistics –

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/–

National honours

1994 – Arjuna Award, by the Government of India in recognition of his outstanding achievement in sports.

1997-98 – Rajiv Gandhi KhelRatna, 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 announced and to be presented on 26 January 2014, the Republic Day of India.

Other honours

1997 – Wisden Cricketer of the Year.

2003 – Player of the tournament in 2003 Cricket World Cup.

2004, 2007, 2010 – ICC World ODI XI.

2009, 2010, 2011 – ICC World Test XI.

2010 – Outstanding Achievement in Sport and the Peoples Choice Award at The Asian Awards in London.

2010 – Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World.

2010 – ICC Award-Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for cricketer of the year.

2010 – LG People’s Choice Award.

2010 – Made a Honorary Group captain by the Indian Air Force.[218]

2011 – BCCI Cricketer of the Year award.

2011 – Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year award.

2012 – Wisden India Outstanding Achievement award.

2012 – Honorary Life Membership of Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)

2012 – Honorary Member of the Order of Australia, given by the Australian government.

2013 – Indian Postal Service released a stamp of Tendulkar and he became the second Indian after Mother Teresa to have such stamp released in their lifetime.

These are some milestones of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. To know about his hobbies click here.

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