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Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (born April 24, 1973) is an Indian cricketer, widely considered to be one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He currently holds the records for the most cumulative runs in One-Day Internationals, and the most number of centuries scored in both One-day Internationals and Test cricket. He made his international debut against Pakistan in 1989 at the age of sixteen, becoming India's youngest Test player. Although primarily a top-order batsman, Tendulkar has often proved to be a useful and effective slow bowler. He received India's highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in the year 1997-1998 and the civilian award Padma Shri in 1999. His cricketing and batting abilities are widely regarded as genius by many stalwarts of the game. For instance, Sir Donald Bradman, the Australian great said of Sachin, "He reminds me of myself". He is affectionately known as The Little Master by his adoring fans. On 23 December 2012, Tendulkar announced his retirement from ODIs and from Twenty20 format in May 2013. He retired from cricket on 16th November 2013 after playing his 200th Test match, against the West Indies in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. Following the end of his final match, the Prime Minister's Office on 16 November declared Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour, making him the first sportsperson and youngest to receive it.
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Sachin Tendulkar to be honoured with Bharat Ratna

Sachin Tendulkar Bharat Ratna

Sachin becomes youngest and first sportsperson to get Bharat Ratna

In a fitting finale to what has been a glorious career, the 40-year-old batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was on Saturday chosen for the prestigious Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, making him the first sportsperson to be bestowed with the honour. The Prime Minister's Office made the announcement hours after Tendulkar brought down the curtains on a 24-year international career. Tendulkar, who became the first active sportsperson to become a Rajya Sabha member last year, is being given the honour along with Professor CNR Rao, the man behind India's maiden Mars mission. Previous recipients of the Bharat Ratna include Nobel laureates Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa.In 2008, Tendulkar became the first sportsperson, along with chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, to receive the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian honour. Tendulkar received the Arjuna Award (a national award for distinguished sports persons) in 1994, and in 1998 he received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the country's highest sporting honour. The next year, he was the recipient of the Padma Shri (the fourth-highest civilian award). Sir has never ever said 'well played' to me because he thought I would get complacent and I would stop working hard. Maybe he can push his luck and wish me now, well done on my career, because there are no more matches, sir, in my life.  - Sachin on Coach Achrekar during his retirement speech.

West Indies in India 2013

November 2013

BCCI facilitates Tendulkar`s 200th Test at home

The BCCI on Sunday approved the West Indies visit between the Australia ODI series in October and India's tour of South Africa in December-January. The West Indies will play two Tests and five One Day International matches during their short visit in November 2013. The Indian team's tour of New Zealand for two Tests and five ODIs in January/February 2014 and the Indian team's tour of England for five Tests/five ODIs/one T20 International, from July to September 2014, were also approved by the BCCI.
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Sachin's 200th & Final Test

2nd Test India vs West Indies

Mumbai Test, day 3: India maul West Indies, Tendulkar tearfully bows out from the game; IND-WIN:2-0(2/2)

India crushed a hapless West Indies by an innings and 126 runs to complete a 2-0 whitewash in one of the most... read more ...
2nd Test, Mumbai, day three: India 495 (Pujara 113, Rohit 111*, Sachin 74, Shillingford 5-179) beat West Indies 182 (Ojha 5-40, Ashwin 3-45) and 187 (Ojha 5-49) by an innings and 126 runs

Mumbai Test, day 2: Sachin scores 74 in final outing, West Indies staring at another huge defeat

Sachin Tendulkar scored 74 runs against the West Indies in what could be his final batting appearance for India, falling 26 runs shy of ... read more ...

Mumbai Test, day 1: West Indies all out for 182 before tea, India 157/2 with Sachin on 38*

Appearing in his 200th and final Test, Sachin Tendulkar scored 38 not out from 73 balls, and was involved in an unbeaten 80 runs partnership with Pujara (34*). At stumps, India trail West Indies by 25 runs with eight wickets in hand. Shillingford claimed the wickets of both the openers Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan in the space of three balls with the score at 77, much to the delight of the crowd waiting for their hero. Sachin walked in with a bat-grip featuring the tri-colour to the thunderous ovation of the crowd. He was given a guard of honour by the West Indies side and umpires as he walked to the crease.Earlier, Pragyan Ojha and Ravichandran Ashwin picked up eight wickets as the West Indies were bowled out for 182 by the hosts in their first innings in the second test in Mumbai on day one. The Windies had gone into the lunch break on 93 for two, but lost eight wickets for 89 runs during the second session at the Wankhede Stadium, with Ojha picking up his sixth five-wicket haul of his test career.Virat Kohli's prominent advertising billboards by the FMCG company which overshadowed the retiring Sachin Tendulkar's images (51 different pictures with his Test centuries and names of oppositions inscribed on rectangular billboards along the perimeter of the Wankhede Stadium roof) was removed before the toss by the embarrassed Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). After the toss, the Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal released commemorative postage stamps to pay tribute to the veteran batsman. The 40-year old batting great is only the second person after Mother Teresa to have a stamp released after him, when he is alive.
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Sachin Tendulkar Stamps
The BCCI had 'Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar 200th Test' embossed below the Board logo on the national team's jersey. The commentators will also be wearing new jackets with SRT 200 embossed on it.India XI: MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicket Keeper), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pragyan Ojha, Mohammed Shami
West Indies XI: CH Gayle, KOA Powell, DM Bravo, MN Samuels, S Chanderpaul, N Deonarine, D Ramdin (Wicket Keeper), DJG Sammy (Captain), S Shillingford, TL Best, ST Gabriel
2nd Test, Mumbai, stumps: India 157/2 (Sachin 38*, Pujara 34*) vs West Indies 182/10 (Powell 48, Ashwin 3-45, Ojha 5-40)

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Mumbai: Sachin's 200th & Last Test

The 40-year-old Sachin Tendulkar will start his 200th and final Test in his hometown of Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium against West Indies on Thursday. The retiring little master who broke almost every record is the highest runscorer in international cricket, with 15,847 runs in 199 Tests and 18,426 runs in 463 one-day internationals. A full 25 years after he started his first-class journey with a Ranji Trophy hundred for Mumbai - when a Ranji Trophy cricketer could hope to make only 400 rupees a day - he is retiring as the wealthiest cricketer, ahead of the combined net worth of the next four in the list - MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli - with a personal fortune of $160 million. Sachin Tendulkar is already a member of the upper house of the Indian parliament, one of several appointed members from the worlds of sport, the arts and culture. As the entire nation is waiting to see him stride out, take guard and face up only one more time for India, the website selling the tickets crashed on Monday and on Tuesday all tickets were sold assuring that the Tests match will be a housefull affair.
India vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Mumbai: Match starts at 09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 23:00 EST

Sachin's 199th Test

1st Test India vs West Indies

Kolkata Test, day 3: India won by an innings and 51 runs; IND-WIN:1-0(1/2)

Debutant Mohammad Shami's raw pace and devastating spell of reverse swing helped India clinch a massive innings and 51 run win against West Indies inside three days... read more ...
India vs West Indies, 1st Test, Calcutta, Day three: India 453 (RG Sharma 177, Ashwin 124, Shillingford 6-167) beat West Indies 234 & 168 (Shami 5-47) by an innings an 51 runs

Kolkata Test, day 2: Rohit's debut century rescues India after Sachin falls cheaply

Farewell man Sachin Tendulkar got out cheaply to a controversial decision on the second day of the India-West Indies test breaking the hearts of thousands of fans who queued up to watch him bat in his penultimate... read more ...

Kolkata: Sachin's 199th Test - Shami makes dream debut

Pacer Mohammed Shami made a dream debut on his home ground picking up four wickets to restrict the visitors to 234 at Kolkata. The 23-year-old Shami, who bowled with control, finished with figures of 4-71. Tendulkar, appearing in his 199th Test match, also drew applause from the 33,000-strong crowd for taking the wicket of Shane Shillingford at the stroke of tea. The 40-year-old retiring legend took his Test wicket tally to 46 with this.At stumps, India were 37 for no loss, with Shikhar Dhawan (21; 27 b, 4x4) and Murali Vijay (16; 45 b, 2x4) at the crease. Earlier, Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to bat first at the Eden Gardens. Samules scored 65 off 98 balls with the help of 11 fours and two sixes. Apart from Shami, Rohit Sharma played his maiden Test, getting the cap from Tendulkar, and becoming the first cricketer to make his debut after playing 100 One-Day Internationals. Sachin's Batting/fielding & Bowling averages at the start of Kolkata test
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India XI: MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicket Keeper), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pragyan Ojha, Mohammed Shami
West Indies XI: Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Denesh Ramdin (Wicket Keeper), Darren Sammy (Captain), Shane Shillingford, Veerasammy Permaul, Sheldon Cotterrell, Tino Best.
India vs West Indies, 1st Test, Calcutta, Day one: India 37/0 (12.0 ov) vs West Indies 234 (Samuels 65, Shami 4-71)

India Team

Rohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav in India Test squad

Rohit Sharma, who has played in 107 ODIs, but not a single Test match for India has earned a place in the Test squad when the selectors chose the team for Sachin Tendulkar's farewell series... read more ...

Tendulkar announces retirement

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Tendulkar will quit after playing his 200th Test match next month

The 40-year-old former captain and India's most famous sportsman Sachin Tendulkar will retire from cricket after playing his 200th Test match. Tendulkar, who retired from one-day internationals in December 2012, will end his career... read more ...

West Indies Team

Darren Sammy to lead West Indies on India tour

All-rounder Darren Sammy will lead the 15-member West Indies cricket team for the upcoming tour of India, during November. The 15-member squad includes as many as seven players... read more ...

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Tendulkar leads Mumbai to victory in his final domestic match

After being dismissed for just 5 runs in the first innings, Sachin Tendulkar made a calculated 175-ball unbeaten 79 in the second, single-handedly guiding Mumbai to a four-wicket win over Ajay Jadeja-led Haryana in one of the most keenly followed match in the history of Ranji Trophy. Zaheer Khan’s Mumbai team was at one stage wobbling at 190/6 after which Tendulkar came to their rescue.
Mumbai vs Haryana, Ranji Trophy at Rohtak: Mumbai 136 and 240/6 (Sachin Tendulkar 79*) beat Haryana 134 and 241 by 4 wickets

Twitter Tributes

Kevin PietersenSachin #10dulkar - Undisputed Champion of Cricket! #SachinTheGreat
Monty PanesarGreatest batsmen retires sachin tendulkar. The Master brought a lot of happiness globally #tendulkar
Eoin MorganSad to hear the greatest ever batsman is calling it a day. One man who inspired a nation #Sachin
Tom MoodyTime waits for know one as #Tendulkar prepares to say goodbye, been a privilege to play & coach against the little master one of the greats!
Gary LinekerOne of the truly great batsmen of all time is retiring from cricket. @sachin_rt has had a good innings...lots of them. #legend
Piers MorganFarewell to the Little Master @sachin_rt - one of the greatest cricketers to ever grace the game. And the most dignified.

50000-run landmark

Sachin Tendulkar reaches 50000-run landmark across all formats

Sachin Tendulkar crossed another milestone when he completed 50,000 runs across all forms of recognised cricket during his knock in the semi-final of Champions League Twenty20 between Mumbai Indians and Trinidad & Tobago. Tendulkar (35, 31b, 2x4, 2x6) became 16th in the list of most run-getters in recognised cricket, with former England captain Graham Gooch at top with 67,057 runs to his credit. Tendulkar now has 50009 runs in 953 competitive matches, which includes 551 List A matches, 307 First-class matches and 95 T20 games. The veteran batsman has so far scored 25,228 runs in 307 first-class matches which includes a staggering 15,837 runs in 198 Tests. The 40-year-old has 21,999 runs in 551 List A matches which includes 18,426 runs in 463 ODIs.
CLT20 2013 2nd semi-final: Mumbai Indians 157/4 (Smith 59, Narine 3-17) beat Trinidad & Tobago 153/5 (Lewis 62, Ottley 41*) by six wickets

Speculation on Tendulkar's imminent retirement

BCCI approves proposed home series against the West Indies, might be Sachin's farewell tour

The Working Committee meeting of the BCCI on Sunday approved the West Indies visit between the Australia ODI series in October and India's tour of South Africa in December-January, raising the speculation that Sachin Tendulkar might be ending his 24-year international career sooner than expected. Sachin was originally expected to reach the milestone on the South Africa tour. It is now speculated that Tendulkar, who is two Tests short of becoming the first cricketer to feature in 200 Tests, might call it a day after playing the two Tests against the West Indies, in Kolkata and his hometown Mumbai.The West Indies will play two Tests and five One Day International matches during their short visit. The board also approved tours to New Zealand and England in the month of January-February and July-September respectively. "The Working Committee has approved a proposed home series against the West Indies in November 2013," the BCCI tweeted. Another statement released said "The Indian team's tour of New Zealand for two Tests and five ODIs in January/February 2014 was approved. The Indian team's tour of England for five Tests/five ODIs/one T20 International, from July to September 2014, was approved."

Sachin Tendulkar retires from ODIs

Record-breaking India batsman way ahead of the pack

Sachin Tendulkar has announced his retirement from one-day international cricket, bringing an end to the most successful career this format of the game has ever seen. The 'Little Master' made his one-day debut in 1989 and collected 463 caps. He excelled in the 50-over format and became the world's top run-scorer with 18,426 at an average of 44.83, including a record 49 centuries. "I have decided to retire from the one-day format of the game," Tendulkar said in a statement. "I feel blessed to have fulfilled the dream of being part of a World Cup wining Indian team.
"The preparatory process to defend the World Cup in 2015 should begin early and in right earnest. I would like to wish the team all the very best for the future. I am eternally grateful to all my well wishers for their unconditional support and love over the years." His last one-day appearance came back in March against Pakistan, the team against whom he made his debut almost exactly 23 years ago. Tendulkar also took 154 one-day wickets, his best return five for 32 against Australia in 1998.

"Sachin - A Tribute to a Legend"

Book launch to coincide with his 39th birthday

Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar released a book published on his century of centuries by The Hindu Group of Publications. The function was held at the Mumbai Indians team hotel at Mohali on Tuesday. The book is a rich collection of extracts from published reports of all the matches in which Tendulkar scored his International centuries. The book also features five of the finest interviews with Tendulkar, published in The Hindu and The Sportstar.

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Sachin scores 100th international ton

India 289/5 in 50 ovs (Tendulkar 114, Kohli 66, Raina 51) vs Bangladesh

Sachin Tendulkar scored his 100th international century on Friday against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup encounter at Mirpur, Dhaka. The 38-year-old completed his landmark century, his 49th in one-day cricket, in 138 balls. The right-hander, who holds the record for scoring the most Test and one-day runs, has also scored 51 Test tons.
Leading playersCountryInt'l
Sachin TendulkarIndia1005149
Ricky PontingAustralia714130
Jacques KallisSouth Africa594217
Brian LaraWest Indies533419
Rahul DravidIndia483612
Sunil GavaskarIndia35341
Don BradmanAustralia2929-

Sachin is first to score 20 ODI hundreds at home

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, while achieving the magical figure of 99 international hundreds during the India-South Africa Group B match in Nagpur, became the first one to score 20 One-day International (ODI) centuries in his home country.

More record-breaking action from Tendulkar:

Sachin made an Indian record for most sixes in ODIs, taking his sixes’ tally to 193, bettering Sourav Ganguly’s tally of 190. Shahid Afridi (289) holds a record followed by Sanath Jayasuriya (270) and Sachin Tendulkar (193).

The master blaster has become the first to complete 2,000 runs against South Africa.

Sachin has now complete 2,000 runs against four countries in ODIs - South Africa, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.

Sachin Tendulkar breaks Cricket World Cup century record

Sachin Tendulkar reached another milestone as he became the highest century maker in World Cup history by scoring his fifth hundred in the prestigious event. The 37 year old Tendulkar reached the landmark during the group B clash against England when he hit a ball off Tim Bresnan for a boundary towards the fine leg region in the first ball of the 35th over.

It was his 47th ODI century and his 98th overall.

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, current Australia captain Ricky Ponting and his former teammate Mark Waugh, have all scored four World Cup hundreds. With Ganguly and Waugh retired, it is only Ponting who has a chance to match or surpass Tendulkar.

Tendulkar, playing his sixth World Cup, also holds the records for most runs and most half-centuries in the flagship event of the ICC. He has accumulated 1944 runs in 38 matches and has scored 13 fifties so far, followed by Ponting with 1577 runs in 41 matches.

Tendulkar becomes first batsman to score 50 Test centuries

Sachin Tendulkar, became the first batsman in Test cricket’s history to score 50 centuries. Tendulkar achieved the feat when he scored a single off Dale Steyn on the fourth day of the first Test against South Africa in Centurion.

The Little Master has reached the milestone in 175 Tests. Sachin is way ahead of others in the list of most number of centuries. Australian captain Ricky Ponting is a distant second with 39 centuries followed by South African Jacques Kallis who has 38 Test hundreds.

Sachin 200

Sachin Tendulkar breaks ODI world record, hits first ever 200

Sachin Tendulkar became the first man ever to score double hundred in one-dayers. The former India captain reached the landmark with a single off Charl Langeveldt in the final over. India won the match by 153 runs to take a winning 2-0 lead in the series after bowling out the tourists for 248.The 36-year-old hit 25 fours (a world record) and three sixes in a stunning 200 off 147 balls.
It passed the previous best of 194, set by Pakistan's Saeed Anwar in 1997 and Zimbabwe's Charles Coventry last year. Anwar made 194 against India in May 1997 while Coventry hit the same total not out against Bangladesh. His previous best one-day knock was the 186 not out scored against New Zealand in 1999.Sachin now holds the record for most runs in tests (13,447), most runs in one-day internationals (17,598), most centuries in Tests (47) and most centuries in ODIs (46). He has played 166 Test matches with a batting average of 55.56. He has appeared in 442 One-day internationals, with a batting average of 45.12.
"I'd like to dedicate this double hundred to the people of India who have stood by me no matter what for the last 20 years," man of the match Tendulkar said at the prize-giving ceremony.
"There have been ups and downs, but they have supported me."

Highest ODI individual scores

200*Sachin TendulkarIndia v South AfricaGwalior2010
194*Charles CoventryZimbabwe v BangladeshBulawayo2009
194Saeed AnwarPakistan v IndiaChennai1997
189*Vivian RichardsWest Indies v EnglandManchester1984

Sachin Tendulkar Completes 30,000 International Runs

Sachin Tendulkar became the first cricketer in the world to complete 30,000 international runs during his second innings 100 not out against Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad. Sachin completed 17,000 runs in ODIs two weeks back, and in test matches, nearing the 13,000 mark - both World records.
He already holds the World records for most centuries in test matches (43) and most centuries in ODIs (45), and half centuries in both versions of the game (144 each). He has also scored 125 centuries and 208 half centuries in domestic matches.
Sachin also has nearly 200 international wickets, and another 275 domestic wickets. Which by the way, are not World Records!

Vengsarkar about Sachin Tendulkar @ 20

The former chief selector and master batsman Dileep Vengsarkar told PTI that he admires Sachin's humility, respect for elders and the passion for the game that he retained even after so many years and after achieving so much in cricket. The former Indian captain also added that he had his first look at Tendulkar's talent during the 1988-89 series against New Zealand when he invited the schoolboy to the Indian team's net session in Mumbai.

Lata Mangeshkar about Sachin Tendulkar @ 20

Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar, a self-confessed Tendulkar fan, wants the veteran right-hander to plays for another 10 years before even considering retirement and also win the 2011 World Cup for India. Mangeshkar told PTI-Bhasha that she gets upset every time there is speculation about Tendulkar's retirement.

Amitabh Bachchan about Sachin Tendulkar @ 20

Talking to the Times of India, Amitabh Bachchan has called Sachin a "true genius" and a "consummate artist" who is "gifted in handling pressure under all circumstances." He believes that it is Sachin's ability to be patient and making "his bat to do the talking" that helps him stay away from controversies. He also added that everyone in his family is a huge Tendulkar fan.

Australia Prime Minister Kevin Rudd about Sachin Tendulkar @ 20

Australia Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, currently on a visit to India, conveyed the respect Tendulkar commands in Australia and said, "From one cricket mad nation to another, we salute the 'Little Master'." He also added that "may I say on behalf of all Australian cricket fans that if Sachin does decide it is time to retire, we would support him wholeheartedly," in a lighter vein.

Sachin Tendulkar crosses 17000-run mark in ODIs

Tendulkar completed the magical 17,000-run mark in One-Day International cricket at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi against Australia, to reach another milestone in his glittering career. Sanath Jayasuriya is second on the list with 13,377 runs. Tendulkar's wait to reach the 17,000-run mark in One-dayers continued in Mohali as he missed the milestone by just seven runs after getting dismissed for 40 on a dubious decision in the fourth ODI against Australia.
Sachin went on to score his 45th ODI century off just 81 balls. He also has 91 ODI fifties under his belt.

One-day cricket's leading run-scorers:
Sachin Tendulkar (IND) 17,000 Sanath Jayasuriya (SRI) 13,377
Ricky Ponting (AUS) 12,286 Inzamam-ul Haq (PAK) 11,739
Sourav Ganguly (IND) 11,363 Rahul Dravid (IND) 10,765
Brian Lara (WIN) 10,405 Jacques Kallis (RSA) 10,328

Break-up of Sachin's run tally country-wise:
2995 runs in 66 matches vs Australia 2749 runs in 74 matches vs Sri Lanka
2389 runs in 67 matches vs Pakistan 1750 runs in 42 matches vs N' Zealand
1655 runs in 52 matches vs S' Africa 1571 runs in 38 matches vs W' Indies
1377 runs in 34 matches vs Zimbabwe 1335 runs in 36 matches vs England
647 runs in 10 matches vs Kenya 354 runs in 10 matches vs Bangladesh
152 runs in 1 match vs Namibia 81 runs in 2 matches vs UAE
57 runs in 1 match vs Bermuda 52 runs in 1 match vs Netherlands
4 runs in 1 match vs Ireland  

Australia 350/4 (Marsh 112, Watson 93, White 57) beat India 347 (Tendulkar 175, Raina 59, Watson 3-47, McKay 3-59) by three runs

Tendulkar backs India to retain T20 WC

Tendulkar's money is on India, which has an explosive batting line up and a balanced team, to successfully defend the Twenty20 World Cup title they won two years back in South Africa. He added, "I know in cricket nothing is certain. The game is full of uncertainties. But going by our strengths and balance I think we have a good chance."

Eden truly special for me

Recollecting his exploits at the theatre of some of his memorable innings, Sachin Tendulkar said on Tuesday that every one of his outings at the Eden Gardens had been special for him.
"I always have very fond memories of Eden Gardens right from the day I first played here (in 1991)," said Tendulkar.
Tendulkar was controversially run out in a Test against Pakistan at the Eden in 1999 that led to play being held up for about three hours due to crowd trouble, and he said he would always cherish the vibrant atmosphere inside the stadium whenever India played there.

IPL inaugural edition more vibrant than IPL II

Sachin Tendulkar has said that the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League in India last year was far more vibrant than the IPL II which was held in South Africa in April-May.
The Mumbai Indians captain, who featured in both editions of the Twenty20 extravaganza, said, "The first year was definitely better. When you play in India, it's a different ball game altogether. (But) the reception we got each time (in South Africa) was terrific.

Tussauds unveil Sachin's wax figure

Indian Batting master Sachin launched his wax figure at a Mumbai hotel on april 13th. It is the first instance, that a celebrity’s wax statue has been unveiled outside London. It took the efforts of 20 people, four months and a budget of 150,000 pounds to realise the model.

Sachin Tendulkar Family

Sachin Tendulkar, with his kids Arjun and Sara attended the unveiling of his wax statue, which is going to be kept at the Madame Tussauds in London. Thus, Sachin Tendulkar will become the first Indian sportsperson to grace the world-famous Madame Tussauds wax museum. He will be the third cricketer at the museum apart from Shane Warne and Brian Lara to feature at the London museum.

Sachin sets new Test runs record

Sachin Tendulkar Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has become the world record Test runs scorer, surpassing Brian Lara's previous best mark of 11,953.
Tendulkar, 35, needed 15 runs to overtake West Indies legend Lara in the standings on the first day of the second Test against Australia in Mohali. And despite being forced to go to tea on 13 not out, the 'Little Master' came out after the interval to hit Australian debutant Peter Siddle's first ball of the session for three runs to spark wild celebrations in the ground.
The crowd gave Tendulkar a standing ovation to celebrate his achievement, while a pre-prepared fireworks display was also set off outside. The entire Australian team also stood to applaud the batsman, who received warm handshakes from each member of the opposition lineup.
Tendulkar already held the record for Test centuries with 39 in 152 Test matches for India and he is regarded as a living legend in many parts of his homeland - particularly in his native city, Mumbai (formerly Bombay). The batsman's achievement - and brilliance on the big occasion - was almost underlined with a 40th Test century, but it was not to be as he was dismissed on 88 after a catch at slip by Matthew Hayden off the bowling of Sidde.
The innings takes Tendulkar's career total to 12,041 – making him the first batsman ever to surpass 12,000 Test runs.

Sachin Tendulkar Memorabilia

Unframed and Unsigned print - 80cm x 40cm - 22 USD

As a tribute to this outstanding feat, we are proud to release a magnificent, full colour print, titled "Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar 35". ". This collage style print contains the details of all of Sachin's 35 Test Centuries, various images taken during his career and also his Record Breaking innings. Unlimited in volume, this piece has been especially created to enable Sachin fans all around the World to be able to own a little piece of this historic achievement. Unsigned and unframed, this print is a very affordable piece of cricket memorabilia.
"While every Cricketer dreams of being the best in his time, this boy dreamt a little more - of being the best there ever was. Even as a little boy playing in the park, he was introspective, quiet, critical of every century he scored, every shot he played. At 16, he debuted for India, and is today the only batsman ever to have been compared with Sir Donald Bradman universally, including by Bradman himself."


Signed and Framed print

Signed and Framed print - 100cm x 50cm - 550 USD

During the 1st Test, Pakistan v India at Karachi in November 1989, a quiet 16 year-old named Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar made his Test debut for his beloved India.
Then, during the 2nd Test, England v India at Manchester in 1990, Sachin showed the cricket world what he was capable of, scoring his first ever Test century, he finished 119 not out after facing 189 balls.
On December 10th 2005, during the 2nd Test, India v Sri Lanka at Delhi, Sachin Tendulkar scored an amazing 109. This Test century, being the 35th of his career, saw Sachin surpass the World Test Record of 34, previously held by Indian great Sunil Gavaskar since his retirement in 1987. Facing 196 balls, Sachin displayed his true brilliance at the crease, hitting 14 fours and 1 six, until being trapped LBW by a spectacular delivery from Muralitharan.
This outstanding achievement is destined to stand for many years to come.
As a tribute to this outstanding feat, we are proud to release a limited edition of 1000 prints, titled "Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar 35". This collage style print contains the details of all of Sachin's 35 Test Centuries, various images taken during his career and also his Record Breaking innings. These prints have been elegantly framed in a quality timber and frame and Perspex glazed.
This strictly limited piece of Test Cricket history has been personally signed by Sachin and will be the only signed print released World wide to officially commemorate his World Test Record.
This product is supported by A-Tag Authentication Technology and includes an official a-Tag Certificate of Authenticity.
"While every Cricketer dreams of being the best in his time, this boy dreamt a little more - of being the best there ever was. Even as a little boy playing in the park, he was introspective, quiet, critical of every century he scored, every shot he played. At 16, he debuted for India, and is today the only batsman ever to have been compared with Sir Donald Bradman universally, including by Bradman himself."


Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.