Sachin Tendulkar is a famous international Indian Cricketer and forever named as God of Cricket. He is a right-hand batsman and right arm medium spinner.
Sachin came from the hometown Mumbai, Maharastra, India. From the young age of 11, Sachin started playing cricket. At the age 16, he played his first match against Pakistan team in Karachi on 15 November 1989.
Sachin played more than 200 test matches, and 460 ODI matches in his cricket career. Also, He has a vast score both in ODI and Test matches.
Sachin was the first cricketer to score 200 runs in ODI. Not only this, he has created many unbeaten records in the history of cricket.
Some of the Best Records in the Cricket are
1. Sachin is the only cricketer crossed 30,000 runs in international cricket.
2. Passed 10,000 runs from 259 innings.
3. Sachin appeared in 6 World cup matches.
Starting Career in Cricket
The First match of Sachin is as a substitute player in Ranchi Trophy held on 14 November 1987. Then he played the first match as debut player against Gujarat, in which he scored 100 runs.
Also, this play made him as captain for the Bombay team. Later, Sachin played many domestic matches and maintained a decent game.
In International Cricket Sachin played his first test against Pakistan, in which he scored 15 runs at the age of 16. At his first ODI match, he was dismissed without scoring a run.
Later in India tour of New Zealand test match, he showed the best batting skills by scoring 117 runs in first test and 88 in the second test. Sachin continued his performance in 1992 cricket world cup by scoring 148 runs and maintained a good batting average.
In subsequent, he scored his first ODI century in Colombo against Australia. In 1996 world cup, he was the leading run scorer and performed well against Sri Lanka in the Semi-finals.
In the ODI match of Australia tour, he scored three continuous centuries helping him earn a place of dominating international cricketer. Not only as a batsman but also showed his performance as a spinner. In a match with Australia, he took five wickets from 10 overs which are very necessary for winning the game.
Again in a subsequent match with Australia in 1998, his bowling is helpful for leading India to the semi-finals. He has a taken 154 wickets in ODI and 46 wickets from test matches.
AS a Captain
As Sachin had good batting and bowling skills with overall management chosen as a captain in 1996. But the team performed poorly in few matches, so the Azharuddin is selected as next captain.
In the tour of India in Australia, Indian team played the series well and won the match with 3-0. Sachin won the man of the series by scoring the highest run.
World Cup Matches
The effort of Sachin is helpful in moving India to World cup matches. In 2003 World cup he was given the man of the tournament with scoring 673 runs from 11 games.
In 2007 world cup there was a debate by the coach Greg Chappel that Sachin playing down the order will be better in opening innings. This occurrence made a dispute between the coach and Sachin.
In the later matches, Sachin played down the order but didn’t perform well by scoring only 64 runs from three games against Australia, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
Returning to Form
In a series with Bangladesh, Sachin played the match well as an opening batsman and won the man of the series award. He continued his play by scoring runs between 90 to 100. More than six times Tendulkar was dismissed before scoring century.
In the Time from 2008 to 2011 Sachin played good innings in his career. He had a top score of 248 runs in test and 200 runs in ODI. Also, The total run scored in the test match is 15,921 and 18,426 runs in ODI games.
Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement on 23 December 2012 after the match against England. Later he played in IPL for Mumbai Indians. After the finals in 2013, he announced retirement in IPL also.
Sachin Tendulkar has received many honors and awards in his career. List of honors
- Arjuna Award in 1994
- Padma Shri in 1999
- Padma Vibhushan in 2008
- Bharat Ratna in 2014