Sachin Ramesh Tendulkara.k.athe master blastera.k.aThe GODhad become a household name since his debut in the world of cricket. “Sachin ne kitne banaye?” (How much did Sachin score?) Had remain one common question everyone used to ask after every match for over two decades.
From debut at the age of 16 to score a double century on ODI to scoring 100 international centuries, Sachin’s life has been nothing less than an inspiration story which inspired cricketers not only in India but abroad.
Here are 16 moments that made him the“God of Cricket”.
1.When Sachin uses to come in to bat everyone uses to be glued to their television sets.
2.Tendulkar made his debut at the age of 16against Pakistan and impressed everyone.
3.Tendulkar scored his first Test century in Manchester against powerful England bowling line-up. Back then, Tendulkar also became the youngest player to score a century in England.
4.Even before he was a professional cricketer, he had set a by hitting a664 run partnership with Vinod Kambli in an inter-school cricket match in Mumbai.
5.At 18, he was the first non-English member of the Yorkshire Cricket Club.
6.In 1992, he became the youngest cricketer to reach 1000runs in Test cricket.
7.Back in 1998, Tendulkar scored the most hundreds in a calendar year. He made9 centuries.
8.He loved cricket so much that he slept with his cricket gear in his junior days.
9.Scoring 140 against Kenya in the 1999 ICC World Cup soon after his father’s funeral.
10.In 2010 Tendulkar created history, becoming the first-ever batsman to score 200-runs in an ODI.
11.He gave little boys all over India the courage to follow their dreams.
12.Desert Storm: In 1998, Tendulkar played probably one of the best knocks of his life when he saved the match for India after scoring 143. He not only played to win the match since India needed a better run-rate than Kiwis to qualify for the final and Sachin made it happen!
13.Nation with thousands of god united by one God.
14.March 16, 2012, Sachin Tendulkar scored the 100th century in his international career.