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Sachin Tendulkar – Twenty years of International Cricket

51515919Sachin’s tryst with cricket started in the high school, Sharadashram Vidyamandir, and under the mentorship of his guide and coach, Ramakant Achrekar. While still in school, Sachin was a part of MRF Pace Foundation, which aimed to train and select fast bowler. His cricket season in the year 1988, made him acclaim unbroken 664-run partnership in a Lord Harris Shield inter-school game along with Vinod Kambli.

Sachin Tendulkar’s professional cricket career started at the age of 15, where he played debut first class domestic match held between Mumbai and Gujarat, scoring a century. Again he followed the score, when he made his 100 in Deodhar and Duleep Trophy. He also made whopping and victorious century in the final Irani Trophy. It is amazing to find that Sachin is the only player to score 100 in Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani Trophy debuts.

Back in 1992, Tendulkar at age of 19 became the first player who represented Yorkshire, and played 16 first class matches representing the county, where he scored 1070 runs at an average of 46.52. Tendulkar played his first International Test match against Pakistan in Karachi in 1989, when he was just 16 years of age. During this time, Sachin made 15 runs when the wickets were taken by Waqar Younis. During the final test in Sialkot he was badly hit on the nose, and his nose profuse blood. However, he refused the medical assistance.

The 20 over exhibition game in Peshawar, Tendulkar where he made astonishing 53 runs of 18 balls, which also includes the over, scoring 28 runs off Abdul Qadir. During the Pakistan Test series, he scored 215 runs at an average of 35.83. The Pakistan series was soon followed by New Zealand tour; where he scored 117 runs averaging 29.25, in addition to playing innings and scoring 88 in second test match. The tour of England, Old Trafford, in 1990 established him as youngest cricketer to score a Test century, where he made handsome 119.

In the 1991–1992 tour of Australia, Sachin showed his exemplary batting strength when he made whopping 148 at Sydney, and scored fastest century on the bouncing pitch at Perth. Tendulkar’s cricket performance at Auckland against New Zealand in 1994, where he scored 82 runs on 49 balls. He made his first ever ODI century September 9, 1994 against Australia in Sri Lanka at Colombo.

What’s more, Tendulkar is also credited with the single handed victory where he won ICC 1998 quarterfinals at Dhaka, and subsequently went on to take 4 Australian wickets after scoring 141 in 128 deliveries. Sachin is truly a man of honor and great worth.

Sachin endorses over dozen of popular brands,

  • Pepsi: 1992 – Present
  • Canon: 2006 – 2009
  • Airtel: 2004-2006
  • Nazara Technologies: 2005 – 2008
  • Britannia: 2001 – 2007
  • HomeTrade: 2001 – 2002
  • Action Shoes: 1995 – 2000
  • Adidas: 2000-2010
  • Fiat Palio: 2001 to 2003
  • ESPN Star Sports: 2002 – Present and many more.

The master blaster has been a prospective player for India, leading the country through many victories one after another in succession.


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