Sachin Tendulkar

Born As: Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Date of Birth: April 24, 1973
Birth Place: Mumbai, India


      He was the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in one-day cricket, making the record in the third game of a five-match series against Australia on the 31st of March 2001.
    Well SACHIN TENDULKAR is majestic and awesome. Today he has more centuries in the world than anyone else.Recently he broke the record of Desmond Haynes and made his 18th ton.Apart from that he has sacored over 7000 runs at an age of 25.He is certainly a nightmare to every bowler isn't he.In this page we are going to take a look at some of his mighty stats.
        Tendulkar's sensational journey to cricket stardom sparked of when his brother Ajit made him meet Mr. R. Achrekar ( Cricket Coach ). Sachin failed to perform in the first go which made him very nervous but his brother's persuasion led Mr. Achrekar give him another chance.
                           Tendulkar's Dream

     Young Sachin had aspired of being a fast bowler. It was this dream that made him undertake trials at Chennai based MRF pace academy, but his small stature proved to be a major hindrance to his aspiring career. ( THANK GOD !!! else the WORLD would have been deprived of such a genius batsman. )
                             Turning point in his career
      It was his change of school to Shardashram Vidya Mandir in Dadar - close to Shivaji Park on his coach's advice which marked a turn around in Sachin's career. He says," I use to bat in four nets at one strech. Whenever, I use to get tired, Achrekar use to keep a one rupee coin on top of the stumps and say, "Anyone who gets him out will take this coin. If no-one gets him, Sachin takes it." Tendulkar till date contributes this technique in being instrumental for enhancing his concentration. He still treasures the 13 coins earned by him during the practice sessions.
                                Tendulkar’s Idol 
     Tendulkar's idol is the American Tennis superstar-John McEnore. During his young age, he argued and fought for McEnore with his colony friends who supported Swedish Bjorn Borg. Sachin sported a head-band, sweat-band and a tennis racquet showing his staunch loyalty towards his idol.   
Milestones Of Sachin "The Genius" Tendulkar

85 - 86
Made his debut in club cricket in the Kanga league.
86 - 87
Scored his first hundred in Bombay's schools cricket tournament.
87 - 88
Score over 1,200 runs in schools cricket, including two triple centuries. Scored 326 not out for Shardashram against St. Xavier's in the Harris Shield tournament, putting on 664 runs with Vinod Kambli, a record for any grade of cricket anywhere in the world. Voted best Junior cricketer by the BCA.
88 - 89
Scored 100 not out on debut for Bombay against Gujrat. Was the youngest ever to represent Bombay in Ranji.
89 - 90
Scored 103 not out on his Irani Trophy debut. Was selected for the tour of Pakistan and became the youngest player ever to play for India in tests at 16 years
90 - 91
Scored his maiden test century when he knocked a match saving 119 not out against England at Old Trafford. Was the second youngest to achieve this feat, after Pakistan's Mushtaq Mohammad. Scored 159 on debut in Duleep trophy for West Zone against East Zone, thus becoming the only in Indian cricket to have scoreed centuries on debut in all three major domestic tournaments - Ranji, Duleep and Irani trophies.
91 - 92
Became the first overseas player to represent Yorkshire. Voted cricketer of the year.
92 - 93
Became the youngest player in the world to crack 1,000 runs in the annals of test cricket, during the tour of RSA. Became the first and the only player in the world to score as many as five hundreds in tests before turning 20.
Completes 1000 runs in One day internationals and 1000 runs in Test cricket.
93 - 94
Appointed vice-captain for the Indian team touring SL.
94 - 95
Scored his first ODI century against Australia in Colombo.
Completes 2000 runs in One day internationals and 2000 runs in Test cricket.
95 - 96
Signed by WorldTel for a $7.5 million, 5 year contract to advertise thier products. Thus became the most paid player in the history of cricket.
Topped with 523 runs in the Wills World Cup 1996.
Completes 3000 runs in One day internationals.
96 - 97
Appointed as captain of the Indian cricket team. Won the Border-Gavaskar trophey and the Titan Cup ODI tournaments for India.
Completes 4000 runs in One day internationals and 3000 runs in Test cricket.
97 - 98
Discontinued as a captain but blossomed as a batsman.  He is now regarded as one of the best batsman in the world.  Helped India win the one day series in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and the Coca-Cola Cup in Sharjah.
Completes 5000 runs in One day internationals and 4000 runs in Test cricket.  Also completed 6000 ODI runs.