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Monday, November 18, 2013

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar


25 years of Cricket

Bharat Ratna awarded to Tendulkar, the first for a sportsperson


S  -  Sachin Tendulkar was Born on APRIL 24 1973 , took TO CRICKET AT THE AGE OF 11 - looks as though 1 in 11 in a Team at the very start itself.

A  -  named in AN ALL Time Test World XI - the only Indian Cricketer to get the honor - to mark   the 150th Anniversary of Wisden Cricketers' almanack.

C  -  First Sportsperson to be ranked as Group Captain by IAF  ( sachin has no Aviation records)

H  -  Honorary member of of The Order of Australia - this was made in 2012

I  -   India's Wealthiest Sportsperson -  Forbes lists him as the World's highest paid athlete for the year 2013 - total earnings 22 million US dollar.

N  -  Nation recognizes Sachin - Commemorative Stamp Issued for a living person - this has been the only instance after Mother Teresa in Indian History.

T  -  200th Test Cap At Wankhede, Mumbai against West Indies in November 2013 - India Wins the Series but loses Tendulkar who bids adieu to Cricket .

E  -  Against England Made his 30th century to surpass Bradman's haul in 2002.

N  -  Notable Record was Sachin scored the 100th International Century against Bangladesh on 16 March 2012 @  Mirpur in Asia Cup - the first person in history to achieve this notable feat.

D  -  was  Dismissed in 90s (runs scored) 27 times, Dismissed Three Times when he made 99 runs , one short of the coveted Hundred.

U  -  Unconvincing one run off 21 balls against England in March 2006 in the First Innings of 3rd  Test ,  Sachin  was booed by  a section of the crowd   -  first ever flak faced by him in     25 years of his Cricketing Career.

L  -  Leading Player in the 2010 Edition of IPL, Sachin was declared the player of the Tournament - Best Captain (Mumbai Indians), Best  Batsman  - 618 runs in 14 Innings.

k  -  kNOWN FOR HIS sportsmanship - when India won the World Cup in 2011 Sachin's remarks under tears of joy:-" Winning the World Cup is the foremost moment of my life" .

A  -  An Ardent devotee of Sathya Sai baba of Puttaparthi

R  -  Runs amazing - 53 runs in 18 balls including 27 runs in one over against Pakistan in the 4th and final test in Sialkot. He was hit on the nose by a bouncer from Younis but declined medical help though he was bleeding and continued playing. That is his love for Cricket - It also exemplifies his sportsmanship.




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