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He is an Indian batsmen who is the highest run scorer in tests

an in O.D.I.s . He is born in Mumbai and is also nicknamed the

little master

Sachin Tendulkar has been the most complete batsman of his time,

and arguably the biggest cricket icon as well. His batting is based

on the purest principles: perfect balance, economy of movement,

precision in stroke-making, and that intangible quality given only

to geniuses, anticipation. If he doesn't have a signature stroke -

the upright, back-foot punch comes close - it is because he is

equally proficient in each of the full range of orthodox shots (and

plenty of improvised ones as well) and can pull them out at

will.

Though he has adopted a noticeably conservative approach in the

last quarter of his career, there are no apparent weaknesses in

Tendulkar's game. He can score all around the wicket, off both

front foot and back, and has made runs in all parts of the world in

all conditions.

Some of his finest performances have come against Australia, the

overwhelmingly dominant team of his era. His century as a 19-year

old on a lightning fast pitch at the WACA is considered one of the

best innings ever to have been played in Australia. A few years

later he received the ultimate compliment from the ultimate batsman

when Don Bradman confided to his wife that Tendulkar reminded him

of himself.

Blessed with the keenest of cricket minds, and armed with a

loathing for losing, Tendulkar set about doing what it took to

become one of the best batsmen in the world. This was after he was

turned away from a fast-bowling camp in Chennai by Dennis

Lillee.

Tendulkar's greatness was established early: he was only 16 when

he made his Test debut. He was hit on the mouth by Waqar Younis but

continued to bat, in a blood-soaked shirt. His first Test hundred,

a match-saving one at Old Trafford, came when he was 17, and he had

16 Test hundreds before he turned 25. In 2000 he became the first

batsman to have scored 50 international hundreds, and in 2008 he

passed Brian Lara as the leading Test run-scorer and the first to

12,000 runs. He currently holds the record for most hundreds in

both Tests and ODIs - remarkable, considering he didn't score his

first ODI hundred till his 79th match.

Tendulkar lied to at least one match review panel when his

evidence changed in order to get his teammate harbhijan off a

racism charge.

Tendulkar's considerable achievements seem greater still when

looked at in the light of the burden of expectations he has had to

bear from his adoring but somewhat unreasonable followers, who have

been prone to regard anything less than a hundred as a failure. The

aura may have dimmed, if only slightly, as the years on the

international circuit have taken their toll on the body, but

Tendulkar remains, by a distance, the most worshipped cricketer in

the world.

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar pronunciation (help·info)

(Marathi: सचिन रमेश तेंडुलकर; born 24 April 1973) is an Indian

cricketer widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the

history of cricket. He is the leading run-scorer and century maker

in Test and one-day international cricket.[7][8][9]He is the only

male player to score a double century in the history of ODI

cricket.[10][11] In 2002, just 12 years into his career, Wisden

ranked him the second greatest Test batsman of all time, behind

Donald Bradman, and the second greatest one-day-international (ODI)

batsman of all time, behind Viv Richards.[12] In September 2007,

the Australian leg spinner Shane Warne rated Tendulkar as the

greatest player he has played with or against.[13] Tendulkar was an

integral part of the 2011 Cricket World Cup winning Indian team at

the later part of his career, his first such win in six World Cup

appearances for India.[14]

Tendulkar is the first and the only player in Test Cricket

history to score fifty centuries, and the first to score fifty

centuries in all international cricket combined; he now has 99

centuries in international cricket.[15] On 17 October 2008, when he

surpassed Brian Lara's record for the most runs scored in Test

cricket, he also became the first batsman to score 12,000, 13,000

and 14,000 runs in that form of the game,[16] having also been the

third batsman and first Indian to pass 11,000 runs in Test

cricket.[17] He was also the first player to score 10,000 runs in

one-day internationals, and also the first player to cross every

subsequent 1000-run mark that has been crossed in ODI cricket

history. In the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against

Australia, Tendulkar surpassed Australia's Allan Border to become

the player to cross the 50-run mark the most number of times in

Test cricket history, and also the second ever player to score 11

Test centuries against Australia, tying with Sir Jack Hobbs of

England more than 70 years previously.[18] Tendulkar passed 30,000

runs in international cricket on 20 November 2009. He also holds

the world record for playing highest number of Test and ODI

matches.Tendulkar has been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan award,

India's second highest civilian award, and theRajiv Gandhi Khel

Ratna award, India's highest sporting honor. Tendulkar became the

first sportsperson and the first personality without an aviation

background to be awarded the honorary rank of Group Captain by the

Indian Air Force.[19] He has received honorary doctorates from

Mysore University[20] and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health

Sciences [21] He won the 2010 Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for

cricketer of the year at the ICC awards.[22]He needs one more

hundred to get 100 hundreds for ODI and Test.

Indian Cricket player.

Sachin Tendulkar has been the most wholesome batsman of his time,

and arguably the biggest cricket icon as well. His batting is based

on the purest principles: perfect balance, economy of movement,

precision in stroke-making, and that intangible quality given only

to geniuses, anticipation. If he doesn't have a signature stroke -

the upright, back-foot punch comes close - it is because he is

equally proficient in each of the full range of orthodox shots (and

plenty of improvised ones as well) and can pull them out at will.

Player profile Full name Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

Born April 24, 1973, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Current age 35 years 74 days

Major teams India, Asia XI, Mumbai, Mumbai Indians,

Yorkshire

Nickname Tendlya, Little Master

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak, Legbreak googly

Height 5 ft 5 in

Education Sharadashram Vidyamandir School

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