Full Name Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Born April 24, 1973
Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
Age 43 Years, 9 Months, 1 Days
National Side India
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Off break
Teams Played India, India A, India B, India Blue, Indian Board President's XI, India Seniors, Rest of India, Rest of the World, Wills XI, West Zone, Yorkshire, Mumbai, Mumbai, Marylebone Cricket Club
Man of the Match Test - 14, ODI - 62, World Cup - 9, T20I - 0, IPL - 8, CL - 0,
Career Span [Test, 1989 - 2013], [ODI, 1989 - 2012], [World Cup, 1992 - 2011], [T20I, 2006], [IPL, 2008 - 2013], [CL, 2010 - 2013],

Sachin Tendulkar can unquestionably be called the 'face of modern cricket'. He follows Sir Donald Bradman and Sir Vivian Richards as his generation's most successful batsman. The only close competitors Tendulkar has faced are Brian Lara and in more recent times, Ricky Ponting. Statistically, while Bradman scaled unreachable heights, Tendulkar, by his sheer consistency and longevity, marked his era with sheer greatness and enormous fan-following that shall, like the Australian great, probably never be conquered.

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Sachin Tendulkar Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 200 329 33 15921 248* v BAN 51 68 2058 69 53.78 - 115 0
ODI 463 452 41 18426 200* v SA 49 96 2016 195 44.83 86.23 140 0
World Cup 45 44 4 2278 152 v NAM 6 15 241 27 56.95 88.98 12 0
T20I 1 1 0 10 10 v SA 0 0 2 0 10.00 83.33 1 0
IPL 78 78 11 2334 100* v KOC 1 13 295 29 34.83 119.81 23 0
CL 13 13 0 265 69 v HL 0 1 34 4 20.38 109.05 3 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 145 706.4 83 2492 46 3/10 v SA 2 0 54.17 3.52 92.17
ODI 270 1342.2 24 6850 154 5/32 v AUS 8 2 44.48 5.10 52.29
World Cup 25 120.0 1 539 8 2/28 v KEN 0 0 67.37 4.49 90.00
T20I 1 2.3 0 12 1 1/12 v SA 0 0 12.00 4.80 15.00
IPL 4 6.0 0 58 0 0/7 v KXIP 0 0 - 9.66 -
CL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Sachin Tendulkar Profile

Sachin Tendulkar can unquestionably be called the 'face of modern cricket'. He follows Sir Donald Bradman and Sir Vivian Richards as his generation's most successful batsman. The only close competitors Tendulkar has faced are Brian Lara and in more recent times, Ricky Ponting. Statistically, while Bradman scaled unreachable heights, Tendulkar, by his sheer consistency and longevity, marked his era with sheer greatness and enormous fan-following that shall, like the Australian great, probably never be conquered.

By the advent of the 20th century, watching Tendulkar as India's lone warrior, staging single-handed fights and carrying the hopes of a billion hearts was cricket's grandest spectacle. Too often, his achievements would be let down by lack of support from teammates. Yet, his ability to continue to live to fight another day, shoulder blame unfairly and always delve into positives, transcends Tendulkar beyond a cricketing icon to a role model and a prized treasure for the often-tarnished image of the sport. Tendulkar went on to be the game's leading run-getter, half-centurion and centurion in the two most prominent forms of the game.

He didn't have the best of starts in international cricket - a duck on ODI debut and an unflattering 15 in his maiden Test inning against Pakistan as a 16-year-old. It underlines the old adage of attitude over talent reminding everyone that even legends have to struggle to find their feet. He did make it big, one small step at a time. First replacing Sanjay Manjrekar as India's most formidable batsman of the time and then becoming the only contender to Sunil Gavaskar's stature in Indian batting history. Finally, even the great Sir Don Bradman drew parallels between himself and Tendulkar. In between, captaincy called on him on a few occasions, but it was one thing he wasn't cut out for. He always enjoyed and more importantly, planned before-hand on how to deal with some of the toughest bowlers in the world. Hence, he had enjoyed far more success in comparison with other great batsmen in the world, against the likes of some of the most dangerous bowlers in the world. Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Wasim Akram were some of them.

With the passage of time, came India's ascendency after disappointing pasts during Tendulkar's foray at the peak of his career. He was now provided with the long-awaited support crew. But he still remained the mainstay while guiding his nation towards the summit of Test rankings.

Tendulkar's long-awaited dream was finally fulfilled when he, as part of Team India, emerged victorious in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Throughout the tournament, he was a consistent performer with the bat.

Virat Kohli perfectly summed up the sentiment of many when he famously said, "Sachin Tendulkar has carried the burden of the nation's expectations for 21 years." The Master added another feather to his cap when he scored his 100th international hundred in the 2012 Asia Cup against Bangladesh after a year long wait. Tendulkar admitted he was under severe pressure but was relieved to have the monkey off his back. However, the rest of the year wasn't productive as Tendulkar struggled to score runs.

At the end of 2012, Tendulkar finally announced his ODI retirement with an aim to prolong his Test career but that decision backfired. He then bade an emotional goodbye from all forms of cricket post the home Test series against West Indies in 2013, in front of a jam-packed, emotional home crowd at the Wankhede Stadium.

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