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Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar-100th Century Glory


It’s been a year and four days, but Sachin Tendulkar, the Little Master, has finally done it.
An incredible sporting feat that may never be matched.

Tendulkar won’t care a jot about the venue or opposition. Any international century is special, and he’s just scored 100 of them. That’s 29 more centuries than his nearest challenger on the all-time list, Australia’s Ricky Ponting.
It’s difficult to understate this sporting achievement. Scoring 100 centuries was unthinkable before Tendulkar came along, making his debut in 1989 as a mere 16-year-old, the youngest cricketer ever to represent India. Now 38, Tendulkar is in the twilight of his career, yet he still shines as brightly as ever.
No other batsman in history has come close to achieving what Tendulkar has. He is the top scorer in Test cricket by a country mile, with over 15,000 runs to his name. Tendulkar is also the top scorer in One-Day Internationals with more than 18,000 runs, streets ahead of Ponting, who is second on the list with 13,704.
Tendulkar is the most successful cricketer in history.
Each time he went out to bat, Tendulkar must have had the echo of a 100 million voices asking “Is this going to be the one?” ringing in his ears. Time and again, cricket watchers, from luminaries of the game such as Sunil Gavaskar, Tony Greig, Shane Warne and Sourav Ganguly, to average fans like you and me, made pre-match predictions that “today would be the day” only to see the Little Master later trudging back to the pavilion having fallen short of the triple figure mark.
In the eyes of the romantics, especially, the timing of Tendulkar’s hundredth century was almost written in the stars.
The World Cup final — which India of course won — in Mumbai was surely the stage for this great cricketer to reach this phenomenal milestone. He knows how to handle the pressure, and the big stage, and it comes no bigger than a World Cup final watched by billions. But no, he was out for 18.

Sachin looked very defensive from start and he became even more defensive as he closed in on his century. Sachin looked a relieved man and went emotional after the century, His eyes became wet as he pointed the Indian logo on his helmet to the stands.

We congratulate Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar on this achivement. We are happy that an Indian achieved this feat for the first time.

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Posted by on March 19, 2012 in sports

 

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Sach….in….Kambli …. out


Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar 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. He is the only male player to score a double century in the history of ODI cricket.

Tendulkar was an integral part of the Cricket World Cup winning Indian team at the later part of his career, his first such win in six World Cup appearances for India.

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 crickets combined; he now has 99 centuries (48 ODI & 51 Test cricket) in international cricket.

Tendulkar has been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan award, India’s second highest civilian award, and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratnaaward, India’s highest sporting honour. Tendulkar became the first sportsperson and the first person without an aviation background to be awarded the honorary rank of Group Captain by the Indian Air Force and many more achievement & awards.

Sachin Tendulkar on 8th Nov achieved another milestone as he became the first cricketer in the history of the game to cross 15,000-run mark in Test cricket.

Playing in his 182nd match, Tendulkar reached the mark on the third day of the first Test against the West Indies when he scored his 28th run in India’s second innings with a single off leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo.

After crossing the coveted milestone, the batting maestro looked up at the heavens and acknowledged the standing ovation given by his teammates from the dressing room as his partner Rahul Dravid congratulated him.

The West Indian players also came up after the completion of the over to congratulate the iconic batsman.

Tendulkar was 35 runs short of 15,000 before this match and he scored seven in the first innings before being adjudged leg-before off Fidel Edwards.

With a 14,422 capacity crowd cheering him, Tendulkar, who came in at the fall of Virender Sehwag’s wicket when the team total was 95 for two, played cautiously with India needing 276 runs to win the match.

He hit just two fours after facing 76 balls to reach 28. The 38-year-old Tendulkar, the world’s most prolific batsman, now needs just one hundred to complete a historic 100 international tons. He has scored 51 Test tons and 48 ODI hundreds.

Rahul Dravid, who was batting at the other end with Tendulkar, is the second highest run-getter in Tests with 12,859 runs while Australian Ricky Ponting is third on the list with 12487 runs.

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2011 in sports

 

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