Biography – Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Biography – Indian Sportsperson – Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
April 24, 1973, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
Nickname Tendlya, Little Master
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak, Legbreak googly
Height 5 ft 5 in
Sachin Tendulkar is regarded as the most complete batsman of his time and one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. His batting is a treat to watch and he has massive fan following in every part of the world. His batting is a dazzling display of perfect balance, precision in stroke-making, economy of movement, and great anticipation. He is undoubtedly a genius batsmen who has shown his mettle times and again. He can play his shots in every corner of the ground effortlessly. Apparently there is no weakness in his game. He can score off both front foot and back, and is master in tuning his technique to suit every condition of the game. His temperament suits every condition and he has scored runs in every part of the world.
He has stamped his authority over the cricket and shown his great game against all the dominant teams of the world. He has been very successful against the world champions Australia and that it speaks of his genius. At a tender age of 19, he scored a century on a lightning-fast pitch at the WACA, Australia and it is regarded as the best innings played in Australia. Even cricketing legend Don Bradman commented that his batting style resembles that of Tendulkar.
Tendulkar has a large number of cricketing records to his name. He is the first player to score fifty centuries in all forms of international cricket. He holds the record of highest number of runs in both tests and ODIs. He has scored highest number of centuries in both Tests and ODIs. Due to his remarkable achievements in the field of cricket, he has been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan award and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by the government of India. Recently, Indian Air Force awarded Tendulkar with the honorary rank of Group Captain in IAF.
Some of his prominent records of Sachin Tendulkar in batting include the following.
Leading Test Run scorer (13,837 runs )
Leading ODI run scorer (17,598 runs)
Maximum number of Test Centuries (48)
Maximum number of ODI Centuries(46)
Only player to score double century in ODI(200 runs)