February 26, 2010

Tendulkar breaks Cricinfo records

Sachin Tendulkar's record-breaking didn't stop on the field on February 24. He shattered many on Cricinfo. We recorded 45 million page views that day, and our highest number of unique users in India and the United States
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Sachin Tendulkar's record-breaking didn't stop on the field on February 24. He shattered many on Cricinfo. We recorded 45 million page views that day, and our highest number of unique users in India and the United States. The match report for the Gwalior ODI became Cricinfo's single most read piece of content.

It has always been so. If evidence was ever needed to confirm Tendulkar's status as the world's most-adored cricketer, it can be found in our logs. Month after month, year after year, he remains the most-searched cricketer on Cricinfo; by a huge margin, his profile page is the most visited player page on the site; and in any given month, headlines (often more than one) featuring his name are among the top 10 on the site.

Among other things, he also broke a couple of our servers that day.

Trust me, we make serious contingency plans for peak moments, and certainly we have never underestimated your love for Tendulkar. But obviously, there is no accounting for it. As he stood a couple of runs away from making history, so many of you logged in together that our servers blinked. It was a desperate few minutes, but in a sense, it was also a moment of vindication of your faith in us. Many of you got on Twitter to vent your frustration, and there was one post that stood out: "You know you are large when you crash Cricinfo."

We hope to be ready for the next peak. We have just ordered some Tendulkar servers.

Sambit Bal is the editor of ESPNcricinfo

Comments have now been closed for this article

  • rtyecript on August 22, 2011, 23:32 GMT

    I really liked the article, and the very cool blog

  • Shredder on February 24, 2011, 4:14 GMT

    One year gone by...

    What a exhilarating day that was for an Indian team fan. Truly unbelievable stuff from Baasu It took quite a while for it to sink in but jeez the memories are just too pleasant ... here are some of my memories and hope that others share theirs :

    1. Cricinfo servers dying after being pwned by Sach 2. The Server on a padosee site that cant be named going down for different reasons 3. The various newspaper headlines one better than the other (Thanks to Holybaba and others ) 4. Sambit Bal's finally writing a memorable article - It was about CI ordering "Tendulkar Servers" after the current ones crashed and burned 5. Shastri rubbing it in by repeatedly mentioning Anwar having to use a runner 6. Sunny Gavaskar hailing the Great man the next time he met

  • Partha on August 18, 2010, 18:22 GMT

    Sachin is the true master of the game.. It is not just that he is one of the best batsman to EVER grace this game.. but his personality, temperament, attitude and dedication itself is worth worshiping.

    If ever cricket becomes a religion.. Sachin will be it's Supreme God :).

  • companionship on June 12, 2010, 15:30 GMT

    Truly great site to spend some time on reading it at least for me. I have a question, why haven't you you submit that article to social bookmarks? This should bring rather big traffic here.

  • Ritwik Bhuyan on April 27, 2010, 8:01 GMT

    @Murty - If only you had an unbiased mind, you would have known that Dravid got the benefit of the doubt. He merely escaped simply because the replays were sort of inconclusive. If that in your book translates into 'claiming a bump catch', then you are not even worth debating about.

    As for glovving the ball, sure, from now on he'll start walking whenever he knows he's out. But on one condition - HE SHOULD BE GIVEN THE AUTHORITY TO CHANGE THE UMPIRE'S DECISION IF HE'S WRONGLY GIVEN OUT FROM NOW ON!

    If you can ensure that the above condition is met, I guarantee you he'll start walking from now on.

  • Murty on April 26, 2010, 2:08 GMT

    Dear Editor,

    Please pay a tribute to the bump catch claimed by Sachin off Rahul Dravid in the Semi final. Also please pay a tribute of how the "humble" man did not walk when he gloved the ball nicely to Dhoni in the final. I just want to know when this hypocrisy will end? :)

  • Zeeshan Ahmed Siddiqui on March 11, 2010, 6:44 GMT

    He is the best test batsman now and arguably the best including all. With 93 centuries, he is something extra ordinary. His acheivements are more than Dravid, Ponting and others. Now new debate starts either he is better or Don Bradman. I think it is very difficult to judge who is better as both are legend from two different eras. As I think he is better than Don

    The batsmen near to Bradman were Herbert, Hammond, Hobbs and Headley. Herbert batting average is 66.85 against Austraila as compare to his 89.8 but he played bowlers like Mailey, Grimmett, Reilly (three great leg spinners), Iron Monger and Gregory. Suppose if he was batsman of Australia, definetely he could improve his average, may 80 to 82. Headley batting average was 71.23 against England with only one timeless match. If he could get more, he could improve further his average but when he faced Australia, his average drastically changed to 37.33 only. It means actual difference between Herbert and Don was not too much.

  • Rajgopalan on March 9, 2010, 12:52 GMT

    No doubt,Sachin is the darling of crores and

    crores of Indians of all strata of Society.Perhaps

    after Gandhiji the only Indian who made the

    Indians proud .Not only that He is the only

    Indian who gives immense happiness to crores and

    crores of his country-men.

  • Hrishi on March 8, 2010, 7:28 GMT

    Sachin is awesome he is the best cricketer in the world and he is 36 years old. It was the best feeling to see him score the double ton. He is the one who deserved it. so well done tendlya

  • Shiva on March 8, 2010, 6:13 GMT

    PLEASE BE THE PRIVILEGED ONE TO UPDATE THE GOD OF CRICKET's PROFILE and DO UPDATE IT FOR THE MILLIONS OF FANS WHO VISIT HIS PROFILE!!!!

  • rtyecript on August 22, 2011, 23:32 GMT

    I really liked the article, and the very cool blog

  • Shredder on February 24, 2011, 4:14 GMT

    One year gone by...

    What a exhilarating day that was for an Indian team fan. Truly unbelievable stuff from Baasu It took quite a while for it to sink in but jeez the memories are just too pleasant ... here are some of my memories and hope that others share theirs :

    1. Cricinfo servers dying after being pwned by Sach 2. The Server on a padosee site that cant be named going down for different reasons 3. The various newspaper headlines one better than the other (Thanks to Holybaba and others ) 4. Sambit Bal's finally writing a memorable article - It was about CI ordering "Tendulkar Servers" after the current ones crashed and burned 5. Shastri rubbing it in by repeatedly mentioning Anwar having to use a runner 6. Sunny Gavaskar hailing the Great man the next time he met

  • Partha on August 18, 2010, 18:22 GMT

    Sachin is the true master of the game.. It is not just that he is one of the best batsman to EVER grace this game.. but his personality, temperament, attitude and dedication itself is worth worshiping.

    If ever cricket becomes a religion.. Sachin will be it's Supreme God :).

  • companionship on June 12, 2010, 15:30 GMT

    Truly great site to spend some time on reading it at least for me. I have a question, why haven't you you submit that article to social bookmarks? This should bring rather big traffic here.

  • Ritwik Bhuyan on April 27, 2010, 8:01 GMT

    @Murty - If only you had an unbiased mind, you would have known that Dravid got the benefit of the doubt. He merely escaped simply because the replays were sort of inconclusive. If that in your book translates into 'claiming a bump catch', then you are not even worth debating about.

    As for glovving the ball, sure, from now on he'll start walking whenever he knows he's out. But on one condition - HE SHOULD BE GIVEN THE AUTHORITY TO CHANGE THE UMPIRE'S DECISION IF HE'S WRONGLY GIVEN OUT FROM NOW ON!

    If you can ensure that the above condition is met, I guarantee you he'll start walking from now on.

  • Murty on April 26, 2010, 2:08 GMT

    Dear Editor,

    Please pay a tribute to the bump catch claimed by Sachin off Rahul Dravid in the Semi final. Also please pay a tribute of how the "humble" man did not walk when he gloved the ball nicely to Dhoni in the final. I just want to know when this hypocrisy will end? :)

  • Zeeshan Ahmed Siddiqui on March 11, 2010, 6:44 GMT

    He is the best test batsman now and arguably the best including all. With 93 centuries, he is something extra ordinary. His acheivements are more than Dravid, Ponting and others. Now new debate starts either he is better or Don Bradman. I think it is very difficult to judge who is better as both are legend from two different eras. As I think he is better than Don

    The batsmen near to Bradman were Herbert, Hammond, Hobbs and Headley. Herbert batting average is 66.85 against Austraila as compare to his 89.8 but he played bowlers like Mailey, Grimmett, Reilly (three great leg spinners), Iron Monger and Gregory. Suppose if he was batsman of Australia, definetely he could improve his average, may 80 to 82. Headley batting average was 71.23 against England with only one timeless match. If he could get more, he could improve further his average but when he faced Australia, his average drastically changed to 37.33 only. It means actual difference between Herbert and Don was not too much.

  • Rajgopalan on March 9, 2010, 12:52 GMT

    No doubt,Sachin is the darling of crores and

    crores of Indians of all strata of Society.Perhaps

    after Gandhiji the only Indian who made the

    Indians proud .Not only that He is the only

    Indian who gives immense happiness to crores and

    crores of his country-men.

  • Hrishi on March 8, 2010, 7:28 GMT

    Sachin is awesome he is the best cricketer in the world and he is 36 years old. It was the best feeling to see him score the double ton. He is the one who deserved it. so well done tendlya

  • Shiva on March 8, 2010, 6:13 GMT

    PLEASE BE THE PRIVILEGED ONE TO UPDATE THE GOD OF CRICKET's PROFILE and DO UPDATE IT FOR THE MILLIONS OF FANS WHO VISIT HIS PROFILE!!!!

  • Muhammad Omair on March 6, 2010, 8:05 GMT

    After this inning, he is the best. No doubt, he is better than others. People are comparing him Sir. Bradman which I think is not justice as he is still going on. Actual comparison will come in future, may be after 2015.

    He will soon become first batsman with 100 hundreds at international level.

    Actual comparison of him with Sir Bradman is not possible as he played 50 different grounds in test as compare to his 10 grounds. For leading 30 wicket takers, Don faced none. With 50 only one and then 100 only five and then 150 seven with Voce 98 wickets but it is not his fault. It happened only two time in his career that he faced bowlers with 100 wickets that were Verity and Tate. In Tendulkar case atleast 20 bowlers took 200 or more.

    May be from actual talent point of view, both are equivalent. As both proved better than others among their contemporaries. I think both are legend and proved themselves in different era.

  • Nadir Mehmood on March 6, 2010, 4:34 GMT

    i love the way he broke the record of anwar and i like his batting strokes but soon someone will broke his record saeed anwar record had spend 13 years his record will be nt more than one year

  • Hrishi on March 5, 2010, 19:42 GMT

    Cricket is our religion, SACH is our GOD!! Thanks SACHIN!!

    SACHIN SACHINNNN 1-2-3!!!

  • Pramod Bajaj on March 4, 2010, 14:03 GMT

    Feels very good if we predict something and that happens to be true the same day.. I predicted that Sachin is going to score a double TON when he was batting on 40 (Long way to go from there... but I was very optimistic... and why not he was kissing the balls so sweetly.. ).. It was very good to see him bat.. he is getting younger and experienced day be day...

  • Rashmi on March 4, 2010, 11:39 GMT

    hi i know that its too late to write about it but still cant overcome of the feeling by reading more and more about tendulkar's double century . i was watching match live as well as online on cricinfo but couldnt take the tension at the end when dhoni was not giving strike to Sachin . In 46th when cricinfo crashed for the first time i went to rediff to check the scores . it is difficult to believe but the score was uptodate except for few seconds when it shows that tendulkar actually made 207 rather than 200 but whatever was it it was amazing to watch tendulkar crossing the milestone . hope many more will come :-)

  • Rashmi on March 4, 2010, 11:39 GMT

    hi i know that its too late to write about it but still cant overcome of the feeling by reading more and more about tendulkar's double century . i was watching match live as well as online on cricinfo but couldnt take the tension at the end when dhoni was not giving strike to Sachin . In 46th when cricinfo crashed for the first time i went to rediff to check the scores . it is difficult to believe but the score was uptodate except for few seconds when it shows that tendulkar actually made 207 rather than 200 but whatever was it it was amazing to watch tendulkar crossing the milestone . hope many more will come :-)

  • Kiran Kamineni on March 3, 2010, 23:09 GMT

    Tendulkar Servers - Awesome

  • shoeb on March 3, 2010, 7:46 GMT

    Sachin is the name of Cricket Records.

  • savy on March 2, 2010, 18:06 GMT

    Sachin deserves every record in cricket and get geared up for century centuries day ...its not dat far !!!

  • indian curry on March 2, 2010, 7:08 GMT

    give this pied-piper batsman of india noble prize for entertainment(if there's such category 8 all)-for no one big an entertainer than him!!!

  • Palash on March 2, 2010, 6:33 GMT

    Thats why we rely on cricbuzz now a days ;-p

  • Priya on March 2, 2010, 6:05 GMT

    Sachin is the god of cricket. It was an awesome innings and i loved watching every minute of it. I read a lot of the tributes on cricinfo and found this to be the best one so far. Crashing servers like he thrashes the bowlers :-) super. Just simply super. He is the greatest and the most loved cricketer in the world. One article in Wall Street Journal said it beautifully... Even the greatest sportsperson like Tiger Woods & Federer receive admiration and respect but Sachin additionally is also loved by his fans. Hats off to him.

  • Santhosh on March 1, 2010, 5:37 GMT

    tendulkar server - good one!!

  • Roy on March 1, 2010, 1:24 GMT

    This is in response to comment posted by Vilas on February 26th. Granted that you and millions were denied the moment in history when the great man created the ultimate record, but surely you can be charitable and less bitter. I missed it too and NO ONE is a bigger Sachin fan than I am !!!

  • Roy on March 1, 2010, 1:21 GMT

    This is in response to comment posted by Vilas on February 26th. Granted that you and millions were denied the moment in history when the great man created the ultimate record, but surely you can be charitable and less bitter. I missed it too and NO ONE is a bigger Sachin fan than I am !!!

  • Pravin on February 28, 2010, 23:37 GMT

    Iqal sekhon : if that is case then, why no other player scored on the same pitches in India? Are there special pitchest only for SRT? If you can not understand the greatness, do not comment.

  • Rahul Vig on February 28, 2010, 21:29 GMT

    In age of 20-20 this innings was a reminder of what master class is worth. Sachin is an eternal charmer on 22 yards, each move leaves his fans in state of trance & opposition disillusioned. Along with billions of fan base worldwide, I'm sure he has blessed India's world cup chances by producing this special one !!!

  • Rahul Vig on February 28, 2010, 21:23 GMT

    In age of 20-20 this innings was a reminder of what master class is worth. Sachin is an eternal charmer on 22 yards, each move leaves his fans in state of trance & opposition disillusioned. Along with billions of fan base worldwide, I'm sure he has blessed India's world cup chances by producing this special one !!!

  • Vinay Kumar Nasani on February 28, 2010, 16:30 GMT

    People call him "GOD OF CRICKET" , He is "DEATH OF BOWLER" , He is none other than one and only "Mr.SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR".We witnessed many mind-blowing performances that he has played for the country.He is the best known record breaker in the world. Such is a passion , such is a desire , such is a commitment , such is determination , and so on SACH is life...!!! tribute to "GOD OF CRICKET". We love you sachin. And hope he'll present us the upcoming world cup to show in our case.

  • Gaurav Shishodia on February 28, 2010, 14:34 GMT

    Can anyone tell me number of comments received here.. this might itself become a record

  • Ashish on February 28, 2010, 14:09 GMT

    First of all Congratulations to GOD of cricket on one more of HIS remarkable innings. Yes there needs to be improvement in the servers as it becomes very slow some times. Well i think there are two kind of cricketrs in the world:- 1--Sachin Tendulkar 2---Rest all others

  • Steven in Australia on February 28, 2010, 9:34 GMT

    Congratulations to Sachin Tendulkar, and belated congratulations to Belinda Clark, who scored 229no in a one-day international match at the 1997 Women's World Cup.

  • Kiran Raju on February 28, 2010, 9:01 GMT

    You say Sachin's page is the most watched. Can some1 tell me why his the last paragraph on his profile written by Samit says "The aura may have dimmed, if only slightly"?? His aura is ever green and ever embraced. Even today ppl are influenced by his "Aura".

  • Manoj on February 28, 2010, 6:04 GMT

    'Such'inn ing tendulkar is the greatest Batsmen the world has ever seen.He is the Hulk of Cricket ..Like a death eater, he throws the opposing teams in its worst night mares and break there confidence to below Zero Kelvin, where they loss all the hope of even losing respectably.Taylor ones said "we didn't lose to a team called INDIA,we lost to a man called Sachin". Well I hope 200dulkar Server don't break when such record breaking occur again in near future.

  • halls on February 27, 2010, 23:21 GMT

    He is the best no doubt and true legend.

  • Dadmi on February 27, 2010, 20:31 GMT

    I had no problems seeing the live score and commentary through my iPhone. I was accessing mobile site.

  • Srinath on February 27, 2010, 19:30 GMT

    Oh, well. It was to be. I was one of the 45 million who logged in that fateful moment when the Master Blaster was on the brink of creating history yet again. I don't blame you, Cricinfo, such is the aura of Tendulkar. You are an awesome site by the way-refuge for cricket lovers all over the world who cannot watch matches live thanks to work! Kudos! (I hope my boss doesn't read this!)

  • Iqal sekhon on February 27, 2010, 18:21 GMT

    i just wonder what is going to happen if somebody from china starts palying cricket and has the same type of following for the game. maybe technology will be more advance and servers will not need to crash. such is the population. keep makin dead wikets in india and the batsmen will keep battering the bowlers to maybe a triple century in onedayers some day. in the old days the ball swang more earlier and the filed restrictions were not there. no wonder sachin scored his first ncentury in onedayers after 70 matches and only when field restrictions were in place and he had the previlage of starting to open the innings. but maybe thats what the majority of the public want to seen in india. bowlers jailed and batsman making merry. maybe some body will make a double hundred in t20 some day.a very good batsman but great?

  • Sameer Pathak on February 27, 2010, 17:39 GMT

    Sachin Tendulkar has proved that he is not just a cricketing icon, he is a world sporting icon. He is at par with the best the world has ever seen PELE, MARADONA, ARNOLD PALMER, ROGER FEDERER, JESSE OWENS & MICHEAL SCHUMACHER. His sustained excellence and his longevity has taken him to a whole new level...and a whole new stature. Let us not demean the achievements of SRT by asking for awards for him. Gandhiji never got NOBEL and Noble committee is repentant of the fact and not Gandhiji. I know one thing for sure, people of this generation will teach the next few generations about a man named Sachin Tendulkar and how he embodied what all REAL MEN should embody...a never say die spirit, quest for excellence, a character grounded in humility and an ethic of unparalleled hardwork. He is a man for generations, do not limit his achievements as a sporting hero or icon...he is way way beyond those boundaries. He is a true role-model, a true son of soil and a true Indian.

  • Dev on February 27, 2010, 17:39 GMT

    In the past few days, after reading so many articles and tributes to Tendulkar, no words are left for me to say. In a country where we are lacking many iconic sportsmen he is our our biggest icon. He is a role model not only on the field but out of field too. I have never seen a more humble person then him(Some of the so called bollywood superstars must take some lessons from his life). No doubt he is India's proudest possession. Many call him god. I will restrict myself to be a proud citizen of this country who shares his nationality with this "Cricket God".

  • Arsh on February 27, 2010, 12:08 GMT

    As great as Cricinfo is, I think we should be able to rely on it to stay active during such moments. It was a once in a lifetime moment as far as cricket goes and Cricinfo missed it. I did not have access to live TV so I was following on CI but after it went down I had to get on IM and luckily my friends kept me updated at what was happening. Good luck Cricinfo, hope you get some more servers!!

  • Vijay Kumble on February 27, 2010, 11:43 GMT

    Wow!!! Its the first time that I have seen so many comments on one single Cricinfo Page!! SACH is Life and has been for the lasts 21 years. I repeat what so many on this page have already requested, PLEASE update Tendulkar's profile page. Its really important that Cricinfo shows regard for easily the most read page on the internet in Cricket.

  • ruchititkhushu on February 27, 2010, 11:40 GMT

    @Prateek Pitalia The title of SIR is not granted by ICC. It is granted by British monarchy.

  • king Cobra on February 27, 2010, 11:38 GMT

    May be your serverCrashes due to his straight Six .Dear sachin , as you said we needonemoreinnings from you like this !to crash CI SERVERS .staninding ovation from my side .

  • king Cobra on February 27, 2010, 11:37 GMT

    May be your serverCrashes due to his straight Six .Dear sachin , as you said we needonemoreinnings from you like this !to crash CI SERVERS .staninding ovation from my side .

  • Qutub Ahmed on February 27, 2010, 11:17 GMT

    I am accesing this site since last 10 years but on that day when Sachin was trashing to all bowlers was hitting refresh button for the commentary then finally i moved to other site for score. Weldone Sachin

  • Siddharth on February 27, 2010, 10:42 GMT

    The true legend of the game. In one word the god of the game. Thanks Sachin for making us proud as an India. Sambit good work done.

  • Rohit Sen on February 27, 2010, 10:18 GMT

    Sambit - In the last one year Cricinfo quality has definitely deteriorated. You seemed to have introduced new services without mastering them.. Did you hire your IT guys from Microsoft lol? Quite often there are different score when one looks at your summary tab and Full Scorecard to quote one example. You are fortunate that SRT brilliance has made everyone take a charitable view of your problems. But as you know business runs on quality and performance and not on charity. Hope you will take this opportunity to pull up your socks. Your website is today the most informative than any other cricket website.. Hope it remains the best in terms of customer experience as well. Wish you the very best

  • sunil on February 27, 2010, 9:19 GMT

    gr8 realy....as v knw records r meant 2 b broken bt,i think this mileage is very tuf to b broken.....n the international cricket wud not find substitue of Sachin ever in this world......Jahan panah tussi really gr8 ho....God bles U Bos...take cares

  • sreepathi on February 27, 2010, 8:45 GMT

    First of all congrats to Sachin,

    I was also trying and trying to login to cricinfo at that crucial moment.

    Then I leave cricinfo and tried m.cricinfo.com because I like to hear it from you people..

    All the best SRT, All the best Cricinfo..

  • vidit on February 27, 2010, 8:24 GMT

    Sachin is true god and if u want a holy book to read about this god there is no better place then CRICINO...........such is ur impact good work but just update his profile good work SAMBIT

  • Neeraj on February 27, 2010, 8:04 GMT

    The MASTER never was and never will be LITTLE....he's BIG defined in a small frame to play the game and to put his opponents to shame!

  • dilip agrawal on February 27, 2010, 8:03 GMT

    I m from texas ,arlington & I cud not able to open cricinfo at 6:54 Am Central time when sachin made 200 not out , I cudnt open cricinfo for 20-30 min

  • Vinay Pokharna on February 27, 2010, 6:23 GMT

    'Sachin servers' was the best ever tribute to sachin

  • Mohan on February 27, 2010, 6:12 GMT

    Sachin is already on the top of the Everest for last many years. So he adds more bricks on the Everest to increase the height of the Everest. Then he performs and climb that new height of the Everest. Again he adds few bricks, again perform and climbs. . . . . and so on. God Bless Sachin

  • Chandu on February 27, 2010, 5:32 GMT

    I am watching the match through online and as usual i am watching cricinfo as well as my live feed is couple of minutes late. The moment when he is on 198 , both my live feed and cricinfo were crashed. I blamed cricinfo for that....Now i understand that Tendulkar should take the blame....This mania is crashing the biggest cricket site but not this man.......I wish cricinfo will be ready for next moment and i am wishing even the extended servers to be crashed (expects 100 million viewers next time)

  • nilesh patel ' fotopix' on February 27, 2010, 5:27 GMT

    this is sachin at his best,,,, say by day it looks like he is getting younger,,,, we may see him breaking test individual highest score record as well... best of luck sachin from nilesh and 'fotopix' team...

  • abhay on February 27, 2010, 5:16 GMT

    cricinfo is the best site for cricket news. sachin is best cricketer in the world.. now technology proves it.. naming cricinfo servers as "sachin servers" is great tribute to the legend. u guys rock !

  • Ronak on February 27, 2010, 4:13 GMT

    Thats the power of Sachin...Mr.Editor,good way to make up for the site crash with a wonderful article...

  • Latesthunk on February 27, 2010, 3:56 GMT

    Dear Sambit, Please do not exaggarate. Only India and USA users are flogging the website...so what about other continents. Are they inexistent?

  • ranjan behera on February 27, 2010, 3:29 GMT

    I think its the end of sachins era,he has given a lot to the world cricket,now he should take retirement so that juniors get the chance.

  • JayJ on February 27, 2010, 3:20 GMT

    Can you finally get a better photo of Sachin for his profile page??

  • brij on February 27, 2010, 3:07 GMT

    I think Cricinfo server knew that sachin is going to break the record since the beginning of match :-) We could not follow the commentary from very beginning and it was coming with breaks to indicate record break... :-)

  • Snehal Pandya on February 27, 2010, 2:53 GMT

    Oh man what an inning from master blaster. I live in US abd woke up at 6:30 in morning and checked the score on my iphone. Immidiately I turun on my computer and watched whole indian inning. I was so tense as Sach was approaching 200. But when finally he got it I was so relaxed. Master you are the best. Thanks for all joy and happines you've given us from last 2 decades. I am not sure if I'll follow cricket after you retire. Keep going sir. I can take so much proud in saying that I belong to Sachin Tendulkar's country. PS: I strongly believe that Sanjay Manjrekar and Ian Chappel should apologize to Sachin for whatever crap thay've said in the past.

  • Shekhar on February 27, 2010, 0:47 GMT

    I am a US resident and following Cricinfo since its inception (probably 10 yrs). The site is awesome and has absolutely no competion. It is the GOOGLE, MICROSOFT, YAHOO, APPLE of Cricket sites. Keep going guys.

    One request , why dont u have a paid broadcast of Ckt matches (for good price), I bet a lot will subscribe.

  • BoomBoom on February 27, 2010, 0:37 GMT

    SRT is truly the greatest of all and certainly better than Don Bradman. We all love you Sachin and we would love to see you play (provided political situation allow that) in Karachi and Lahore.

    Salute to you from 160 million people from Pakistan.

  • Shekhar on February 27, 2010, 0:23 GMT

    I am a US resident and following Cricinfo since its inception (probably 10 yrs). The site is awesome and has absolutely no competion. It is the GOOGLE, MICROSOFT, YAHOO, APPLE of Cricket sites. Keep going guys.

    One request , why dont u have a paid broadcast of Ckt matches (for good price), I bet a lot will subscribe.

  • Andrew White on February 27, 2010, 0:11 GMT

    If you want to be prepared for the next Sachin wave then please install "Super Computers".

  • Pankaj on February 27, 2010, 0:10 GMT

    His record speaks for his greatness in cricket. His unrelenting pursuit of excellence and humble attitude speak for his greatness as a human. May his health and love for the game keep him playing because in the midst of a number of great players, he is the best by a wide margin. Thank you Sachin for playing the way you do and for being a great role model.

  • Joe on February 27, 2010, 0:05 GMT

    I found that astonishing as well as very amusing. Thanks for posting those interesting facts..

  • Raja Dinakaran on February 26, 2010, 23:54 GMT

    On that historic day when the little master was on 196,your server stood still and we office goers wee anxiously waiting for our little master to get past 200. So be prepared for next big tendulkar innings or big Indian victory.

  • mike r. on February 26, 2010, 23:20 GMT

    sachin tendulkar is unmatched... this is a great tribut showing the unity of cricket fans and the incredible influence and inspiration of ramesh...

  • b. p. harbans on February 26, 2010, 22:33 GMT

    wow! what a lame, feeble excuse. you emart guys are supposed to be experts in the game and yet you were caught with your pants down. and excuse of excuse, you bamboozle the poor fans with flattering and nonsensical reasons, falsely hoping ao appease them. well sir, it [probably worked with a lot of your readers, but not this one. and, next time, do come out openly and admit your failure and apologise for it with sincerity and A1 equipment.

  • Ravi Doddi on February 26, 2010, 22:19 GMT

    guess you need to get TONdulkar servers when Our TONdulkar reaches his 100th century ...hopefully this year itself!!! way to go lill champ!

  • Ravi Doddi on February 26, 2010, 22:12 GMT

    guess you need to get TONdulkar servers when Our TONdulkar reaches his 100th century ...hopefully this year itself!!! way to go lill champ!

  • kumar on February 26, 2010, 22:10 GMT

    i think sachin should get the player of decade he had scored 93 centuries in international cricket and he has years to go and he had breaken many records which no one can even touch yes i do agree that records are tend to be broken but sachin's rcords can never be touched bay any one then after aeeing all this records how can u give player of decade to a person who is just a player rather then an undisputed champion 'if cricket is a religion sachin is a god so better re think ur decision otherwise everyone will stop viewing ur website

  • kiran on February 26, 2010, 22:08 GMT

    yes its true that sachin broked ur servers when he got near to 200 mark..i got frustrated and logged in to other sports sites..sachin makes all things possible which are impossible..he is d best and he is awesome.

  • Zeeshan Ahmed on February 26, 2010, 21:52 GMT

    I think he is the best one. Better than Sir. Bradman as he scored 30,000 runs in same period as compare to his 6996 runs in limited circle.

    Bradman started cricket after great depression so talent from teams was not possible. Bowlers of those days were not more than club bowlers of today cricket. It happened only two times when bowlers took 100 or more wickets which Bradman faced. From 1931 to 1937, he faced no bowler with 100 wickets. Then Verity and then never happened again. Remaining one is Tate, who left cricket against Australia in early thirties. So many argue that he faced Laker and Bedser, are neglecting the fact that he played only three test against Laker. At that time, he was in a building phase and same case of Bedser was there. He played both bowlers after world war II. He had full experience while they were starting only. So I think achievements of Tendulkar are more than him as he played cricket in two regions. Without proving in four to five continents no one is best

  • Vivek Kumar on February 26, 2010, 21:47 GMT

    Although he (tendulkar ) is holder of most of the records still he will regret for one thing if india will not be able to win 2011 world cup its the just missing feather he single handedly batted in 2003 world cup but can't win it I still remember the shot he got out i knew he went on to hit that ball of McGrath for a six but it was a decieveing slower one didnt retained its pace and tendulkar lofted it back to bowler and australians had known they have won yet another world cup

  • Manoj_A on February 26, 2010, 21:44 GMT

    Congrats to Sachin.. tuje meri umar bhi lagg jai

  • Srikanth Divi on February 26, 2010, 21:23 GMT

    1 thing 2 b noted is Sachin breaks his own records again and again. Pity them who are yet 2 begin their careers and looking ahead to get into cricket arena :P. Players have to seek Sachin what makes him to go on breaking those records and creating history.

  • Rajesh NJ on February 26, 2010, 21:08 GMT

    No wonder........... because he is Sachin Tendulkar ! The one and only Sachin Tendulkar !!

  • Ketan Singh on February 26, 2010, 20:48 GMT

    Brillant Tendulkar

  • CML Narayanan on February 26, 2010, 20:00 GMT

    "...he broke some of our servers .." was THE BEST to put it simply. It shows the mammoth following Tendulkar has world over. Australia had Don. For all of us, Tendulkar is the DAWN of India.

  • CML Narayanan on February 26, 2010, 19:56 GMT

    "...he broke some of our servers .." was THE BEST to put it simply. It shows the mammoth following Tendulkar has world over. Australia had Don. For all of us, Tendulkar is the DAWN of India.

  • KS on February 26, 2010, 19:45 GMT

    Sachin's glory will never shine the brightest till he is part of a WC winning team. Hence RTP and not SRT is the greatest. Even Andy Bichel has won a WC.

  • Vinayak on February 26, 2010, 18:51 GMT

    We saw him walking on this earth in flesh & blood, and willow in his hand, really he is a GOD...

  • Ashwani Kumar on February 26, 2010, 18:20 GMT

    Sachin!!! Great Job, you made us all PROUD. We were watching match whole night (We are in California). My understanding is that Mr. Dhuni the Captain did not gave you chance to finish your Double Century but God is with you and every Body's wishes were with you and you DID IT. In reality it you who did it and you really needs BIG ROUND OF CLAWS. Cheers

  • Krew Katziol on February 26, 2010, 18:18 GMT

    Of course he broke Cricinfo records. There are 1 billion Indians and most of them are cricket crazy and consider Sachin a God!

  • rajeev on February 26, 2010, 17:57 GMT

    I was in office during the game, so cudn't watch it live on tv. And when the little master was close to the world record, the cricinfo stopped responding! It was one of the most frustrating span of time i have ever went through!

  • Tabrez Khan on February 26, 2010, 17:50 GMT

    He has given me the world's best gift on my birthday. Thank you Sachin for a wonderful gift.

  • satish on February 26, 2010, 17:44 GMT

    dat was astonishing....dis z one of d best tributes to sachin. "u were outstanding sachin".we just love u.hope i could meet u one day in my life

  • vish n on February 26, 2010, 17:36 GMT

    i was following ball by ball coverage on The Telegraph webiste(kolkata newspaper website) and luckily there was no problems- for a change i wasnt following updates on cricinfo . but cricinfo is still the best sports site by far. thanks all!

  • ELIAS - BAHRAIN on February 26, 2010, 17:26 GMT

    Congrats to Sachin, but i don't see any good wishes from bal thackrey, may be he is shy of sachin's records.

  • Gunjan Indrayan on February 26, 2010, 17:19 GMT

    This article is probably the best tribute to Sachin's marvellous innings. I live in the US and woke up around 3 AM to check the score and then started watching live streaming on the Internet when he was on 70. As he approached 200, the streaming went for a six, but I was still fortunate enough to watch most of his innings. Thank you Tendlya, you are one of the finest citizens this country has ever produced.

  • Santhosh Joseph on February 26, 2010, 17:12 GMT

    EVERY MOTHER IN INDIA WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A SON AS GOOD AS SACHIN - GOOD IN WHATEVER HE DOES, SIMPLE, HUMBLE, AND HUMAN.

  • Abi on February 26, 2010, 17:10 GMT

    Please update Sachin's Profile page. I think it can be better written and has not undergone any updates for more than 2 yrs

  • laks on February 26, 2010, 17:04 GMT

    I suspect Cricinfo is part of Western media and will never put India and Indians first. Sadly there arent any quality alternatives to Cricinfo at the moment.

  • Vishal Bulbule,8087551058 on February 26, 2010, 16:58 GMT

    Thank you Sachin. What else I can write. Anwar bhai ho gayee. Ab shahid bhai baki hai. I am sure Sayeed Anwar will be happy that a master broke his record. Now its Afridi's turn. Fastest century. It is possible sachin. Go get it...!

  • stephen mcging on February 26, 2010, 16:56 GMT

    love Sachin !!!!! what a player ,long may he break records!!!!!!!!

  • Avinash Lall on February 26, 2010, 16:55 GMT

    Beyond any shadow of doubt, Tendulkar is truly great ! But spare a thought for Gavaskar. Gavaskar took the nation by storm in 1971. Till then, no one in Indian cricket had ever had the guts, the technique or the commitment to stand up to such hostile fast balling as he did. Records inevitably tumbled before him. Bradman was passed, 34 centuries scaled, 10,000 runs posted. All unheard of and unthinkable till then. Gavaskar, in a one-man club in the 70s and 80s, carried the hopes and aspirations of a nation. Imagine, a young lad’s fantasy being ignited by all this, and saying to himself “I want to be like him”. Imagine the lad being inspired by the opportunity to finally meet his role model face to face when still in his tender years. Who knows, perhaps Tendulkar might still have been a leading batsman in world cricket, but it cannot be denied that Gavaskar, in some subliminal and unconscious ways, helped launch Tendulkar toward the rarified peaks we see him scaling.

  • ShankarBasa on February 26, 2010, 16:50 GMT

    Outstanding Exemplary performance. It's so natural the way you touched 200 mark. YES!!! we're all love and give more respectful honorary PRAY as GOD of cricket.

  • Shankar on February 26, 2010, 16:49 GMT

    Outstanding Exemplary performance. It's so natural the way you touched 200 mark. YES!!! we're all love and give more respectful honorary PRAY as GOD of cricket.

  • Shankar on February 26, 2010, 16:47 GMT

    Outstanding Exemplary performance. It's so natural the way you touched 200 mark. YES!!! we're all love and give more respectful honorary PRAY as GOD of cricket.

  • tamil on February 26, 2010, 15:59 GMT

    the editor is taking this opportunity to create a record of receiving maximum number of comments for this blog.

  • Ven on February 26, 2010, 15:52 GMT

    Naming your servers "Tendulkar" would a great tribute to Sachin.

  • Rohan on February 26, 2010, 15:52 GMT

    Spectacular article.... It is one of the best parameters to gauge the greatness, popularity, support and sheer LOVE that people shower upon the God of cricket - SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR !!! Going by the form that TENDULKAR is in, I would kindly request you guys to keep a lot of TENDULKAR servers ready... :) THANK YOU TENDULKAR, THANK YOU CRICINFO

  • Rajesh Chandran on February 26, 2010, 15:48 GMT

    Suchin can break your servers as well....He is amazing.........

  • Raghu Garimella on February 26, 2010, 15:48 GMT

    He who will be known as GOAT, will crash the CI servers!

  • zerubabel on February 26, 2010, 15:44 GMT

    Hey Cricket buddies.. suggested small correction.. next time when you all spell Tendulkar pls add couple of TT i.e.. "TTendulkar" which would remind everyone that he is the first batter to score 'Double Ton' in ODI. This would be tribute to the small great man "TTendulkar". Not just a reminder it should remain.. God bless Sachin TTendulkar. Zerubabel/Chennai-53

  • Rakkesh on February 26, 2010, 15:43 GMT

    i would have refreshed cricinfo scorecard page some 200 times to confirm that the legend has reached the landmark. was frustrated then but this article makes me smile to myself. :) Sach is Life... Btw 1 request to Samint, can you pls include sachin's name in slogout game. Indian team never looks complete without him.

  • Giri Kumaran on February 26, 2010, 15:38 GMT

    Nice Article! Very True. Cricinfo is the only source for me to get updates, during my working hours... That day, we were watching very closely on Sachin's move towards 200... Atlast Site got pumped.. ha ha.. 45 Million Users - Really Amazing... Salute for Cricinfo...

  • Aditya on February 26, 2010, 15:37 GMT

    Can't add more to what has already been posted by a lot of fans... just that it was always known that Sachin could bring the whole country to a standstill... I think it should be rephrased to something like... "Sachin: The God who brought countries and websites to a standstill". Great tribute to the Lord. Cheers

    And yes... for load testing the new Sachin servers please put in a request with the God himself to play more memorable innings.

    Cheers :)

  • raja on February 26, 2010, 15:36 GMT

    well done sachin but to be honest, the pitch was dead, small boundary's and extra 5 overs of power play compared to to how one dayers were played etc .... u have to take these things into account! the way dhoni was batting, he could have made 200 aswell if they batted for extra 10 overs!!! I can see this 200* being smashed within a few years, especially when teams come to play in india, we produced some of the flattest tracks in the world, it's a batting paradise! I would have preferred if sachin had made 200* outside india on a difficult/bouncy track.... thats when i would rate him as the world's best! for me personally ....brian lara, and ricky ponting are far greater!

  • Raghu Garimella on February 26, 2010, 15:28 GMT

    He who will be known as GOAT, will crash the CI servers!

  • Charlotte, North Carolina on February 26, 2010, 15:25 GMT

    Believe me I myself check Sachin's profile once in every two / three days where the game is on to see what is the next record he is going to break..Thank you Cricinfo. thanks for score logging

  • Patroclus on February 26, 2010, 15:25 GMT

    Ya "back yard cricket fan", we all missed it, you are the one lucky guy who saw "everyone" score 200 in Gwalior.

    Great tribute Sambit (This is all I wanted to post before I saw the comment)

  • suganya on February 26, 2010, 14:59 GMT

    Hey rajesh watch ur command "Guys wat if we had chased the same score..Do u al feel sachin can do the same?.." i think, u r such memory loss persion ..

    Have u forget about hyderabad match, sachin lonely chased target with 175 runs..

  • Pankaj on February 26, 2010, 14:46 GMT

    Why don't you periodically publish a list of top searches on Cricinfo? Also, go an extra mile and embed a social media trend showing the latest topics buzzing on Cricinfo comments/feeback i.e. "Buzz" a la Twitter and Yahoo? Exposing a little stats around the top searches, most searched cricketers, etc would provide exciting glimpse at the "popularity" of issues, cricketers, and topics in near real-time. Think I am pushing social media a bit too much, well that's one of the areas I focus in business development & venture funding in the Silicon Valley. Sincerely, -Pankaj

    P.S. I am glad to see one of my suggestions embraced by cricinfo: Adding Weather info. to match pages. I made that suggestion during last year's New Zealand matches that were affected by rain.

  • rasel sarkar on February 26, 2010, 14:39 GMT

    dat was fantastic play...Tendulkar is the best player out of the world i think...i wanna see dat in test match Tendulkar will do 401 some day...

  • Sameer W on February 26, 2010, 14:21 GMT

    He is the GOD of Cricket and I strongly belive that he has more fame then Amitabh Bacchan and Shah Rukh Khan together...

  • Vijay on February 26, 2010, 14:19 GMT

    This is the ultimate proof of his popularity. In Mumbai, some people listening to the commentry on FM stopped their cars - after Sachin reached 195 - on the side of the road and started their journey again after the master completed 200. We are previleged to have such a human being amongst us. Salute to you Sachin.

  • Vijay on February 26, 2010, 14:17 GMT

    This is the ultimate proof of his popularity. In Mumbai, some people listening to the commentry on FM stopped their cars - after Sachin reached 195 - on the side of the road and started their journey again after the master completed 200. We are previleged to have such a human being amongst us. Salute to you Sachin.

  • mithun on February 26, 2010, 14:16 GMT

    tendulkar is great player of cricket it is a universal truth.

  • haripal on February 26, 2010, 14:07 GMT

    I am just mad of Tendulkars records records . From my childhood I do not suppose there is a day on which I did not think about sachins records. I hope he would surpass 300 and 400 in test match and grab all the records in batting. For damn sure I would stop watching cricket after sachin retires.

  • Ravi Devalia on February 26, 2010, 14:07 GMT

    Sachin thank you so much for this gift to all of us!I watched every ball you faced and I will tell all my grand children that I saw him score the "impossible" and only underlined the fact that he is the GREATEST CRICKETER EVER!!!!!Mark my words - HIS BEST IS YET TO COME!!!I said that after Ian Chappel and Sanjay Manjrekar asked him to retire and I am saying it even now!!!

  • Ravi Devalia on February 26, 2010, 14:05 GMT

    Sachin thank you so much for this gift to all of us!I watched every ball you faced and I will tell all my grand children that I saw him score the "impossible" and only underlined the fact that he is the GREATEST CRICKETER EVER!!!!!Mark my words - HIS BEST IS YET TO COME!!!I said that after Ian Chappel and Sanjay Manjrekar asked him to retire and I am saying it even now!!!

  • Chris on February 26, 2010, 14:02 GMT

    He he, Sachin can brake anything, either its Records or barriers or Severs...

    And also I could see many comments here, i would like to know is this article got the most comments of all articles in cricinfo?

  • Palani on February 26, 2010, 14:02 GMT

    We never have witnessed or heard(live commentary)abt kapil's heroics in '83 world cup..thats the thrill and excitment we get when its known post achievement.Sach is the ability of the master.u guys have been doing a great job..These are really unusal situations and doesn't happen regularly .Records are meant to be broken but its a record only when somebody special does it.There is always a differnce between holding highest ODI score btw anwar & coventry.No offence to coventry,u need every bit to be there...Tnx guys u have been wonderful and iam sure by now u guys wud have raised the bar.

  • srujan reddy on February 26, 2010, 13:58 GMT

    sachin keka,thurumu arupu.... he rocks get some ... get some excellent servers he is gonna break 400 runs record in tests too

  • Girish on February 26, 2010, 13:55 GMT

    Loved the article.. Probably the best tribute to his innings so far.. I am waiting for those Tendulkar servers lol :)

  • Shabber Vasan on February 26, 2010, 13:49 GMT

    Even Warne Told, Good He Was Not Bowling. SACH Ka Samana Nahi Kar Sakta. Just Waiting For 400 Scores In Test By Tendulkar. Keep It UP.

  • rahul lohia on February 26, 2010, 13:28 GMT

    awesome man!!!! tendulkar servers...i think this itself says it all...

  • Rajender Reddy on February 26, 2010, 13:25 GMT

    I feel Sachin kitty has place for 2 more accomplishments. 1. Winning World Cup 2. Triple century or even 400 in Tests.

  • Indian Guru on February 26, 2010, 13:20 GMT

    This is in reference to Al with two periods BT and AT. Well did you forget ST inbetween? In life you have two time periods, AM and PM, BC and AD, but in cricket you have three! Two you have siad it BT and AT. But include ST - Sachin's Time!

  • Shabbir Kanorawala on February 26, 2010, 13:12 GMT

    thanks to u cricinfo, to give us the news and live & past update like this type of achiement of sachin-the gretest and lovest guy in whole world. and we all appreciate to u and still praying for sachin to achieve more runs and record.

  • Manoj Datwani on February 26, 2010, 13:12 GMT

    All I can say is - love you cricinfo!! But I love Sachin more:p

  • vaitheesh on February 26, 2010, 12:56 GMT

    SRT is cricket in its purest form. His only goal is to play cricket for cricket's sake and this is never tainted by fame, money etc. He humbles everyone. We do not deserve to say "he deserves it". Only GOD can say.

  • Prateek Pitalia on February 26, 2010, 12:54 GMT

    i thought of accumulating this force, power & platform to raise request to BCCI & ICC to honour Sachin R Tendulkar - the Maestro with the title of "SIR". SRT deserves the title while he is playing & towards his magnificent contribution to the Game & country - obviously to one of the richest sport bodies in the world BCCI. Support from all you dear ones & team at cricinfo..raise voice for this Champion who never demands & expects anything...because he deserve "everything"

  • Senthil Kumar V.S on February 26, 2010, 12:53 GMT

    "You know you are large when you crash Cricinfo.” We hope to be ready for the next peak. We have just ordered some Tendulkar servers- are great lines, true reflections about our God of Cricket and great tribute to the genious Sachin Tendulkar! We bow you! Thank you very much! for your great lines Sambit Pal. cheers! Senthil Kumar V.S

  • RSM on February 26, 2010, 12:52 GMT

    For all those who want to compare Sachin with Bradman and

    say Bradman is the greatest batsman ever, I would say the

    following things that would end the debate for ever in

    favour of Sachin.

    1. When Bradman played the game, cricket was played less

    professionally and more of a fun game and for pastime.So,

    there is no motivation for the bowlers and only few played

    with pride for their countries. Now, when Sachin is

    playing, due to professionalism and commercialisation,

    there is too much cricket being played and not adequate

    rest for Sachin between matches or series. Add to this

    hectic schedule, Sachin also plays in the IPL for 8 weeks a

    year.

    2. Though people say that Bradman played on uncovered

    pitches and without any protective gears - the first thing

    is uncovered pitches were never inconducive for batting.

    Otherwise, not only Bradman, there were quite a bunch of

    other players who also scored lot of hundreds during that

    time. So, even Sachin also would h

  • Arvind on February 26, 2010, 12:47 GMT

    We will love to see your server crashing again with Master Blaster scoring 400+ in Test match

  • Debashis Mohapatra on February 26, 2010, 12:45 GMT

    One mistake in my last post That You are using JSP just noticed now thats its PHP sambit which has more performance issues than JSP also .. PHP offocurse its open source so not money spent sambit but it gives a lot of performance issues sandip.. so "Bhaiya apna Jeb thoda dhila karo aur asp use karo" . Once again congrats Sachin You have made every Indian proud again

  • don on February 26, 2010, 12:44 GMT

    best comment so far from zee "i might see GOD when i die but until then i will settle for sachin"

  • sumit on February 26, 2010, 12:43 GMT

    this is as 'statistical', pardon, 'TENDULKARish' as 'THE GOD' himself is...........

  • Debashis Mohapatra on February 26, 2010, 12:41 GMT

    Sambit cricinfo uses jsp pages basically and server the technology you are using is J2EE offcourse with AJAX and all those as support tools .but JSP simply do not have the capability to handle that many users .. Guess You can try to convert it to aspx using .net . May be this would help when the Genius is at work again but the fact of the matter is you would require asp as the genius does that almost every match .Even though he doesnot socre 200 each time but people hope that if any one can score that its him only ..Salute You Sachin ..Keep Going

  • Vinodh on February 26, 2010, 12:39 GMT

    Superb Blog! I will not watch/follow cricket once this God calls it a day.

  • Sidhanta Patnaik on February 26, 2010, 12:32 GMT

    I love cricinfo. However it was one such occasion when I cursed you like never before because you got disconnected when he was on 198. I had nowhere to go. Thanks for the apology on the blog. I do understand that technology fails.

  • Vishal on February 26, 2010, 12:28 GMT

    This sort of thing happens regularly - most recently with the India-RSA test, and when Tendulkar was blasting away. Perhaps there will always be moments when even the best laid plans go awry, however, i believe that it is a testament to the popularity and quality of cricinfo that no matter where a match is being played, and no matter which two teams are playing against each other, there will always be one source that 99% of the cricket loving population log onto - cricinfo.

  • Jitendra Mistry on February 26, 2010, 12:18 GMT

    Sachin have stamina brake more records coming time. I just wondering when he get from Queen Knight award like "Sir Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar". He definitely deserved this at moment. Like other Botham, Hadlee, Bradman and Sobers. This list of player not last more than 17 year international cricket. Mumberkiar Little Master entering 21st year in world of cricket. How long he has wait invitation from Buckingham Palace.

  • Sheraz Shaikh on February 26, 2010, 12:17 GMT

    Well Done Tendya...

  • naveen on February 26, 2010, 12:16 GMT

    according to survey of cricinfo,the player of the decade is ponting..who took this survey..r they fools???and who voted for ponting..r they mads???

    player of DECADE or player of CENTURY or what ever the survey may be..if the question is cricket...the only answer is SACHIN TENDULKAR..the match on feb 24 is a example for this

  • Rahul on February 26, 2010, 12:08 GMT

    Wonder if NEO recorded any such magic...in TV history! Anyway...the Sachin servers was simply awesome!

  • a traveller on February 26, 2010, 12:04 GMT

    As one of those who whole-heartedly cursed Cricinfo on the day of the match, this post goes a long way in redeeming you in my eyes!

  • Mohit on February 26, 2010, 11:59 GMT

    The best part abt this little GOD is hes not only a great cricketer but a wonderful and most humble human genious...and that makes him the world's most followed and loved cricketer.........

  • Anurag Setia on February 26, 2010, 11:55 GMT

    Hope u keep in mind the hits from the Cricinfo application on my cell phone and like :)

  • gajee on February 26, 2010, 11:54 GMT

    awesome

  • Arvind on February 26, 2010, 11:43 GMT

    I am hoping next time the Master would crash Twitter's servers as well!

  • Rajesh Regunta on February 26, 2010, 11:39 GMT

    Hey Sambit, great last line... "We have just ordered some Tendulkar servers.".

  • Jenice on February 26, 2010, 11:37 GMT

    Well deserved one for sachin!

  • Pratik on February 26, 2010, 11:32 GMT

    no problem guys... Sachin is helping you guys perform load testing on your servers with his heavy performance! ;)

  • gaurav on February 26, 2010, 11:25 GMT

    Yes Cricinfo did lost it when Sachin was on 199. I had to switch to some other site to check the scores. Please guys do have some sturdier backup plans.

  • Samir on February 26, 2010, 11:24 GMT

    This mammoth innings does not feature in the list of the Records for Carrying bat through a completed innings in ODI page of cricinfo. Cricinfo PLS. DO SOMETHING!!!

  • Chaky on February 26, 2010, 11:23 GMT

    On that day I was in office till late night and I generally prefer Cricinfo as the conetent and commentry is good here (not some masala news on other Cricket sites).

    On that day I agree that many viewers were trying to view the page, load would have been extraordinary. But on that day it looked like cricinfo was very slow and was not able to show the score correctly. This is happenening from a long time.

    Being a big fan of cricinfo, I wish that we will not face any other those kind of situation again.

  • Waqar Hasan Faridy on February 26, 2010, 11:22 GMT

    Haven't read a better apology ever! Its so subtle, yet so sincere! Was one of the guys trying to read the live commentary on the day and did realize that the server would have crashed when i couldn't get the page refreshed. Was made but smiled as wide after reading this! Lucky site to have such a wonderful Editor.....

  • s s bhaskar on February 26, 2010, 11:19 GMT

    Sachin,My God,proved that he can not only break records on the field,but also off the field.... A gr8 tribute to the legend from Cricinfo... We should be proud to be in a country,where the Real god born for people,to entertain them,by playing his Extreme Cricket...To Sachin "Almighty" wil be blessed by all the people to play his natural game until we are all expecting to see his game..... Take my Bow,GOD...

  • Jayant Morghade on February 26, 2010, 11:15 GMT

    I was in office and cricinfo score were not updating. (may be the server crash). people were asking each other if they have any update.

    Then we all heard a big roar, whistles, clapping outside our office (from road) and we knew the feet has been achieved...still cricinfo you rock!!!

  • Harsh on February 26, 2010, 11:13 GMT

    We all witnessed 10-dulkar in 1990 100-dulkar in 2000 200-dulkar in 2010

    Still Not Out, Hope he plays till 2020 so that we can witness "300-dulkar"

    SACH is the HOPE - World loves you

  • Sylvian on February 26, 2010, 11:12 GMT

    @Sambit.. I always had this doubt. How many people close after Sachin gets out? I mean how many page views you lose when he gets out. Because i usually clos the circinfo page when he gets out ;)

  • back yard cricket fan on February 26, 2010, 11:04 GMT

    calm down guys. The ground was no bigger than my friends backyard. Such a small ground any record is possible.

  • Hiren on February 26, 2010, 11:01 GMT

    I was very excited about him reaching 200 against Australia when he got out on 175.This time when he past 175 , I closed my cricinfo but couldn't stop myself for long time and tried to open cricinfo but it took a while for me to open the score page...believe me I had open almost all the website (which i could know) to see the sachin's score.Tears don't come out of my eyes so often but seeing S.Tendulker not out at 200 147 25 3.......tears roll from my eyes...Thank you GOD OF CRICKET for showing this wonderful day.

  • Jaganathan on February 26, 2010, 10:59 GMT

    wonderful batsman in the world i never forgot in my life.i would like to say all the best and god bless you and take care of your health.

  • Vignesh Shenoy on February 26, 2010, 10:48 GMT

    Thank God it was a Day Night ODI match,else the trading in share market would have come to an halt. If 90% of India's population suddenly stop their routine work then it means Sachin Tendulkar is doing his routine work

  • Krishna on February 26, 2010, 10:47 GMT

    simply the best...Sachin u r the best :)

  • Carfire on February 26, 2010, 10:46 GMT

    I'm in india.... I was watchin tat match in tv upto 6p.m(in 47Th over Sachin was in 198 ) But my poor electric board cut d power after 6 ...... Then i tried to access cricinfo But Sachin crashed ur servers too ...... I kept scolding u n my electric board for a long time Finally saw his record breaking moments in neo cricket replay oly..... I missed d live action......

  • Sitanshu Shekhar on February 26, 2010, 10:34 GMT

    wow!! 45 million viewers simulatneously! In the history of internet, is that the most no. of users accessing a single page at once?

    I had anticipated that the cricinfo server will go down at such a moment. Thus, I had to run to my gym around the 42nd over mark to ensure that I don't miss the moment. (for once the trip to the gym was not to look at the girls.) All the people in the gym thought I was a lunatic jumping around like that with my headphones on.

  • Sriram on February 26, 2010, 10:20 GMT

    @Sambit - Then, how about www.sachin.cricinfo.com???

  • karma on February 26, 2010, 10:19 GMT

    sachin u beauty! i have no words to describe. man u r the kings of king

  • Krishna Sabbineni on February 26, 2010, 10:15 GMT

    I really appreciate the great work done by Cricinfo. Keep it going..and keep some spare boxes when SRT is batting :-)

  • Manohar on February 26, 2010, 10:10 GMT

    "iasdasd asdao lasld03,a as dsdasda kkooadaisd tyokksrf tendulkarouuwew lka;dasdlk".(From a tribal reader of the cricinfo It translates to) : 'I welcome getting more Tendulkar Servers/backups. This would be a good tribute to 200dulkar')

  • Salman Shakeel on February 26, 2010, 10:02 GMT

    I am Pakistani. Sachin's record breaking innings was a treat to watch. He is one of the truly God gifted people on Earth... Congratulations to India from all Pakistani Nation!

  • Chaitanya on February 26, 2010, 9:56 GMT

    There is always something between what you are and what you want to be and that something is HOPE.And this word drives SRT

  • Debmalya on February 26, 2010, 9:55 GMT

    45 million page views on that day!!!!I never imagined our crazy community is so large.... Thanks Sambit and your team for making this site so informative and useful, but I can tell you as long as Sachin is on the field you have many challenges ahead.....

  • Shankardilip on February 26, 2010, 9:38 GMT

    Sachin Tendulkar is a legend in Cricket. There are possibilities to say that this record can be broken one or the other day, But taking initiative and making records first time always matters, All cricket fans knew that he will achieve this record and we are expecting more records from SACHIN TENDULKAR. He has sacrificed his life to cricket, We have Sacrificed our life to Master Blaster Sachin Sachin Sachin.We feel proud to Pronounce his Name forever.We need his play in two more world cups and need to see the world cup in his hands..Thanks ShankarDilip 9786133225 Chennai

  • Shafaet on February 26, 2010, 9:37 GMT

    Seriously we need a 200 column. Particularly in test cricket. 100 and 300 or 400 is not same. Salute to mr sachin

  • Shantharaj M on February 26, 2010, 9:34 GMT

    Sachin made the way others to go to galaxy by making 200 runs in 98 knoks.

  • soundar on February 26, 2010, 9:33 GMT

    Finally sachin has played an innings that i always wanted from him.. risk free... great strokes..awesome temperment.. India winning:)..less tension for the viewers.. I am confess though in the last 2 decades he might have 2-3 of this caliber!!!.. will remain my favorite player no matter wat!!! i have cheered for him more than anyone in this world...

  • Himanshu Garg on February 26, 2010, 9:31 GMT

    ...and I thought that people at cricinfo are so busy celebrating Sachin's double that they are not updating the ball by ball commentary !!!!!!!

  • Vs on February 26, 2010, 9:25 GMT

    All cricketer except Sachine profile page can hold all their records n scores. Sachine profile page may contain only links to archive... definetly you cannt place all his achievements in a live page, link to archive is the only option

  • Shaji Joseph on February 26, 2010, 9:23 GMT

    Really amazing no doubt you need to find a better server as long as our little champion mesmerize us with that piece of willow,TRULY AMAZING...

  • Kiran on February 26, 2010, 9:23 GMT

    He is not breaking records creating history

  • vinod on February 26, 2010, 9:21 GMT

    I was getting mad and mad i could not see the live match,the option i had was CRICINFO but i could not open web page we Master was about to complete his double hundread,finally i got on the right time,Awsome acheivement we will hardly see this happening again in future,

  • Piyush on February 26, 2010, 9:20 GMT

    I think if this is te case, you should dedicate a separate server for queries related to Sachin Tendulkar ;)

  • Sureshraja on February 26, 2010, 9:17 GMT

    'If Cricket Is a Religion, Sachin is God', he deserves it.....

  • Moin on February 26, 2010, 9:15 GMT

    2(ton)dulkar rocks and he is best the game has ever seen.We hope Cricinfo becomes the best the sporting websites ever seen :):)

  • jay on February 26, 2010, 9:14 GMT

    awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! no words left to praise him....

  • Prasadk aka allensolly on February 26, 2010, 9:11 GMT

    Tendulkar Servers - its a NICE Line, Shouldn't that been a mascot line for IBM executives to consider for.

    IBM's new DX45m - Tserver.

  • Srikanth Lingala on February 26, 2010, 9:09 GMT

    Cricket is Religion and Sachin is GOD ... :-)

  • Bishwajeet on February 26, 2010, 9:08 GMT

    @Khurram great to see Sachin being followed everywhere, it would have been great for you guys if Sachin played in the T20 worldcup

  • Sam David on February 26, 2010, 9:07 GMT

    I was one of the witness for the server crash. I was waiting for Cricinfo update... But could not find any update for the 50th over. I had to rely on the roar from my office cafeteria (where about 400-500 people were watching that match on a plasma TV) to get to know about his double ton.

    Here is an understatement: Sachin, you are the best!

  • Rahul on February 26, 2010, 9:04 GMT

    Interesting piece to read about the unintended consequences of Tendulkar's new record...

    Also just wanted to mention the great work you guys do at Cricinfo closely following cricket with commentary, news, articles, etc. Keep up the good work!

  • trbadhu on February 26, 2010, 9:00 GMT

    Hi Crickinfo you have no choice must need to change your "Batting and fielding averages page" to include 200 column for Sachin haha (Our Lovable Little Master)

  • Sravan Reddy on February 26, 2010, 8:58 GMT

    Its awesome achievement by sachin, I was in office at that moment,immediately i went to GYM to watch that memorable moments, went enjoyed lot with my coleagues, that precious moment including me no one enjoying playing Dhoni, we used to talk like this " What is this Dhoni, give strike to Sachin", no one is encouraging Dhoni, if he plays Big shots,we enjoyed a lot, our office GYM filled with Sachin name,once he reaches 200 we shouted like a Big speaker, Thanks for dedicating that achivement to INDIANS, Thanks for everything... Thanks for cricinfo for giving this opportunity to express my feelings, thanks again Thanks, Sravan

  • Nasib on February 26, 2010, 8:53 GMT

    it was a heart beating game from SACHIN now we can say when SACHIN is making runs in match that time india is winning,i wish he can play onther 20 years........

  • George on February 26, 2010, 8:49 GMT

    HaHa... I have two telvision showing the golden moments and a loptop refreshing cricinfo headlines and commentry page.... Its the love towards SRT and cricket.... It has been made more effective by cricinfo content.. Keep it up... but don't expect tendulkar server to perform like SRT... It can last only for few years max!!

  • naresh on February 26, 2010, 8:41 GMT

    you r the best batsman in the world.NoOne can reach your records.

  • sambit on February 26, 2010, 8:39 GMT

    Awesome innings , icing on the cake of his career , only thing awaits the master blaster is the triple century

  • R.ASHOK on February 26, 2010, 8:32 GMT

    I am really excited to see Sachin's double hundred in ODI. He has given me a nice gift as I was celebrating my wedding anniversary that day. I was on leave and just in front of TV and watching the match and thanx god the electricity usually goes off at 6 pm has not gone here. Really a fantastic treat to watch Sachin play the shots especially the flick on the onside really amazing. THANK U SACHIN AS I WILL NEVER FORGET UR DOUBLE TON IN ODI AS ITS MY SPECIAL DAY AND U DID IT ON THIS LOVELY DAY.

  • Joel on February 26, 2010, 8:31 GMT

    Hope the 'tendulkar' servers are as brilliant as the man himself!

  • Manish on February 26, 2010, 8:26 GMT

    Your last comment: "We have just ordered some Tendulkar servers"

    Arent we all SERVERS of Lord Sachin!!

  • JosephRJ on February 26, 2010, 8:20 GMT

    "sachin's 200 was too much for cricinfo's server to handle"...hahaha, the funniest part was i forget abt the out team score so did most of everyone, i completely didnt see india reachin 400 as all i was lookin for the 200's run by sachin..greatest game in limited over cricket..

  • JosephRJ on February 26, 2010, 8:17 GMT

    I was readin between my work and I was gettin crazy with ur website, it wuld show one score and then later go back to previous overs and crashed so many times, i was checkin NDTV website for headlines to know whether he scored 200 or not..n it was stuck for 199 for so many overs that I thought maybe Sachin got out or your server crashed with his knock..lol anyways thnk u guys for everythin...pls get things right as IPL is in jus few days...cheers and one again thnk u cricinfo..we feel cricket through you ;))...

  • uday on February 26, 2010, 8:14 GMT

    i belive watever you said above... cuz its about sach.... and i still cant see the comments from ricky ponting... abt sach unbeatable 200 runs

  • Pankaj Surana on February 26, 2010, 8:06 GMT

    45 million page views ......Amazing!!!!!!!!!! SRT dedicated dis double to all his fans.. :)

  • Raj on February 26, 2010, 8:06 GMT

    The way it goes... I hope that the comments posted here and on pages relating to SRT's feet would not break your servers again until your Tendulkar servers are operations... ha ha ha!!!

  • hemant brar on February 26, 2010, 7:59 GMT

    after the last ball of indian innings i checked cricinfo but it was down...and i tweeted it also that cricinfo has crashed...THE BEST COMPLIMENT TO SACHIN'S DOUBLE HUNDRED....

  • Anil on February 26, 2010, 7:57 GMT

    Match fixings made me lose interest in Cricket... but I think this record will make me rethink... Long Live & Play SACHIN

  • Jag on February 26, 2010, 7:57 GMT

    I hope for good reasons this server crash issue shouldn't have be escalated to IST team.. :P Was there any count of outages on that day?

    SACH is the impression of single entity on various things!

  • demanna on February 26, 2010, 7:56 GMT

    sachin is a indian asset and a genious cricketer.

  • demanna on February 26, 2010, 7:53 GMT

    sachin is a indian asset and a genious cricketer.

  • Amal on February 26, 2010, 7:37 GMT

    Sachin is in this world to break all cricket records... i feel now cricinfo needs to reconsider their decision for 'player of the decade' award .It is not because of this special innings of 200 but the fact that we have seen many memorable innings from sachin in this decade or in the history of the world cricket...He is the GOD of Cricket and nobody can dream of winning any award in which SRT is nominated...

  • Khurram Rashid Kiani on February 26, 2010, 7:36 GMT

    In Kabul Afghanistan, i was seeing the score on the site, but maza hi kharab ho gia jab Master 199 py ahya to site hi hang ho gai? i wait for 20 minutes k kia ho gia? but i was confident or confirm to tha k 200 ho gia ha tab hi to site hang hui hui ha?

  • Prabhakaran Rangasamy on February 26, 2010, 7:31 GMT

    "We hope to be ready for the next peak. We have just ordered some Tendulkar servers."

    This is enough to know how much we love Sachin...

  • Amit Kumar on February 26, 2010, 7:31 GMT

    O sir, First of All, Ask Mr. Sambit Bal to Edit the Profile of Sachin Tendulkar.

  • suresh on February 26, 2010, 7:25 GMT

    Kudos to little master to break world record and Cricinfo servers :)

  • srikar on February 26, 2010, 7:21 GMT

    i knew...that was going to happen...and well 200 ;)) i didnt move from my seat in superstition!!...the only thing left "destiny giving sachin the world cup"...he surely would have tears in his eyes then...SACH moments worth living your life all over again!!!

  • Rajesh Singh on February 26, 2010, 7:18 GMT

    uncomparable really god of cricket he is the legand

  • Adarsh on February 26, 2010, 7:16 GMT

    I believe this is a fantastic factual testimonial - supported by hard facts and real-world numbers - of the impact that the legend has on us mortals. ABSOLUTELY no other personality can warm the heart of us Indians, and likewise other cricket fanatics around the world, like Sachin can and does.

    It was heartening to read what Harsha had to say about politicians frittering away the mandate that the people give them, but this man continues to deliver time and again, thereby binding an entire nation together. 45 million views is one thing, the smile that he has brought to the faces of a billion people and more across the globe over the last two decades, cannot be quantified.

    THANK YOU Sachin. Thank you Sambit. And - thank you Cricinfo.

  • kiran on February 26, 2010, 7:15 GMT

    Even i tried at that time.. i could not get it opened in time.. its all tribute to cricket god

  • Rajesh Singh on February 26, 2010, 7:14 GMT

    uncomparable really god of cricket he is the legand

  • Deepak Dahiya on February 26, 2010, 7:13 GMT

    Please add some more articles for Sachin Tendulkar.

  • kevin on February 26, 2010, 7:10 GMT

    I am in Thailand and I was lucky that I was watching it on TV but later when I checked the headline, I was lucky once again to enter the site without any problem

  • murali on February 26, 2010, 7:07 GMT

    hey thats true....even i tried to read cricinfo but i coudnt open the page.....

  • Mohit Jindal on February 26, 2010, 7:05 GMT

    Even I believe it is high time that his Profile page be updated, even earlier I wrote a mail to cricinfo about updating it, but no response

  • murali on February 26, 2010, 7:04 GMT

    hey thats true....even i tried to read cricinfo but i coudnt open the page.....

  • Prasun Banik on February 26, 2010, 7:02 GMT

    Even I got frustrated that day when cricinfo was not working. I was looking at the screen and the TV at the same time. My friend from office said that cricinfo not working and I had to give him updates through gtalk. I also think that this is one of the best tribute ever to "THE BOSS". But now you know that nothing is impossible when "GOD PLAYS THE GAME"..... So just be ready for the next time.

  • tej on February 26, 2010, 7:00 GMT

    First time cricinfo page shows to me "service not available" during last phase of match. That speaks volume about Sachin

  • tej on February 26, 2010, 6:59 GMT

    First time cricinfo page shows to me "service not available" during last phase of match. That speaks volume about Sachin

  • Punit on February 26, 2010, 6:57 GMT

    I think this has got to be a marked compliment to the master. To crash cricinfo takes a lot and if any could do it it was only Sachin. But nonetheless you guys were back up even though there was a delay so kudos to your team! You & your team have been the unsung heroes of cricket...

  • Raghu on February 26, 2010, 6:57 GMT

    The most sad thing is BCCI wont let people see the moments. I saw a youtube video of his 200th run yesterday and today the video has been deleted due to a copyright claim by the BCCI. Nice going jerks, he is possibly the only reason why I still stay up at 5:00 am to watch cricket.

  • kishorechoudary on February 26, 2010, 6:56 GMT

    i am eagerly waiting for this moment.finally it happened.god is great sachin is THE Best

  • Charu on February 26, 2010, 6:56 GMT

    On a serious note, I think Cricinfo should include a column of '200s' in Cricket stats. 200 is NOT a century.

  • Shridhar Jaju on February 26, 2010, 6:55 GMT

    If I need to check SRT's profile, I do not need to type the entire name. It's always available in just a click.

    Its a fitting tribute by Mr. Sambit Bal, editor of the best cricket website in the world, to Sachin Tendulkar, the best cricketer in the world.

    Mr. Bal, if India reaches the World Cup final next year, I think you should keep a ready stock of backup servers. And yes, you should charge it all to SRT ;)

  • Lal on February 26, 2010, 6:55 GMT

    Can we have a separate www.cricinfo-tendulkar.com page and dedicated servers for matches played by Tendulkar (Indian team)?

  • raj on February 26, 2010, 6:55 GMT

    now i got the reason why cricinfo was not working that day... this is really amazing server crash of one of the big site now i got to know how small everything front of HIM sachin .. way to go sir

  • Pravin R.B on February 26, 2010, 6:54 GMT

    Kindly udpate the profile page of Tendulkar. The current exploits definitely need a mention on the most visited profile.

  • Anonymous on February 26, 2010, 6:46 GMT

    It is indeed a tribute to SRT

  • Jaspreet on February 26, 2010, 6:43 GMT

    Very well written, Mr. Editor. :D

  • Ajay on February 26, 2010, 6:42 GMT

    Being unable to see score updates on cricinfo, I inferred that guys who performs the job of updating live cricinfo website scores also get lost watching such historical moment-once in a lifetime..so much that they forgot to update score too! Love you Sachin...!

  • Ravi Govilkar on February 26, 2010, 6:41 GMT

    Exceptional article Sambit. It sums all the praise for a man who is almost God. Its nice to read all comments from all SRT lovers. I was telling my frustrated son (when the page could not refresh for minutes) that there are many hits on the page but 45 M is huge #. It is certainly a wise decision to have purchased few Tendulkar servers. Great going SRT and Cricinfo.

  • Amol Pawar on February 26, 2010, 6:40 GMT

    i m accesing this site since last 6 years but on that day when Sachin was trashing to all bowlers i was hitting refresh button for the commentary then finally i moved to other site for score. Weldone Sachin !

  • Ronak Hindocha on February 26, 2010, 6:40 GMT

    As head of technology at my firm (Ffreedom Financial Planners), I can understand what happens when people flood a website. In Financial Planning parlance we call it Contingency Planning.

  • saravanan on February 26, 2010, 6:37 GMT

    wonderful tribute to the all time great Sachin.. "Among other things, he also broke a couple of our servers that day. " Sachin all ways rocks the world of cricket...

  • Rajesh on February 26, 2010, 6:37 GMT

    Guys wat if we had chased the same score..Do u al feel sachin can do the same?

  • Harsh on February 26, 2010, 6:35 GMT

    Hahaha i knew it, it was going to happen one day. Your servers must be praying right now that hope India doesn't come in coming WC final and may be please no Ind-Pakistan in final ... hahaha only that can break your server again i guess. Btw. did anyone tell you look like young Amol Paleker .. i don't know but i have this nasty habit of comparing faces.

  • SAB on February 26, 2010, 6:32 GMT

    Oh! This is one is one of the best tributes to Sachin!! I and everyone at work was cursing cricinfo as nobody was able to open Live Scorecard after Sachin passed 190 mark.. I hope he breaks a few more servers in coming years..

  • aamir on February 26, 2010, 6:32 GMT

    being a cricket purist i love tests over odi but watch odis for shear action and creativity so when india bats i allways hope sehvag is not the first one out, but in the last one day from the first ball sachins touch was such that i was for once happy to see sehvags back, it was as if a genious artist was paining a masterpeice with deft strokes, there was no brute force just caressing touches that soothed teh mind and created euforism welll done

  • tarun on February 26, 2010, 6:23 GMT

    yeah one could easily sense tendulkar crashing your servers with his century

  • Shiven on February 26, 2010, 6:23 GMT

    "We hope to be ready for the next peak. We have just ordered some Tendulkar servers." ... this is too good. A road, a pavilion and now Servers being named as "Tendulkar". Sambit, how about writing something on SiR Tendulkar, i Mean SR Tendulakr on these nomenclature ;-)

  • Vilas on February 26, 2010, 6:19 GMT

    What is the point in being billed as the premier cricket website when one cant access live scores when actually needed - I had to follow bbc sport to see if Sachin got to his 200 - you guys should expect the increased traffic whenever India is playing and especially when a major milestone is about to be reached and yet time and again, Cricinfo fails to deliver and this is despite having a super fast internet connection in the US

  • Mandeep Singh on February 26, 2010, 6:18 GMT

    he is D best....we love u sachin

  • Manesh on February 26, 2010, 6:16 GMT

    Yes, we were frustrated. We hope Dhoni will give strike to finish his 200 early. We were waiting till 47.4 overs. But I saw only one SIX in the last over for atleast 10-15 mins in cricinfo. We went mad and tried in other sites too. But we were not able to view the pages. :) Anyway, nice to hear that you have ordered 'Tendulkar servers'. Do you think that will be enough??? I don't think so... :)

  • uglyhunK on February 26, 2010, 6:13 GMT

    Thanks for the info. I was actually wondering what could be the load on the servers in the final moments of his innings. And may be you can think about hosting cricinfo in a data center (Oracle ondemand or amazon etc) where there are plans to use resources on demand. No vested interest here :-)

  • Sreenath Mekala on February 26, 2010, 6:11 GMT

    Tendulkar Servers !!! ha ha ha... great to see that... a true tribute... Also be prepared for the soon to occur 100 centuries event.

  • Mandeep on February 26, 2010, 6:11 GMT

    Commit all your crimes when Sachin is batting coz even Lord is watching.

  • Shabber Imam on February 26, 2010, 6:11 GMT

    Sachin is undoubtedly the greatest batsman ever in cricket history. 200 runs in an ODI is not a joke. He desrved this milestone in his remarkable career. His presence on the field is what his fans love the most ........kudos to Sachin

  • Al on February 26, 2010, 6:08 GMT

    When Tendulkar retires (shudder at the very thought) the cricketing world will realise that there were two periods in cricket- BT and AT… BEFORE TENDULAKR & AFTER TENDULKAR!!!

  • manoj on February 26, 2010, 6:08 GMT

    there is only one man who can set your limits ..thats you... but sachin has not..

  • Manohar Dasari on February 26, 2010, 6:06 GMT

    May I suggest the new name for your servers "Sachers" or "tenders" :)

  • Gina on February 26, 2010, 5:58 GMT

    I must admit I was one of those people venting against Cricinfo on that day. I had a bus to catch to Chicago and I was trying to postpone leaving till I knew that he had made 200. I just made it on time no thanks to you guys :)

  • sekhar chowdary on February 26, 2010, 5:57 GMT

    I thought the way he celebrated when he reached his 200 epitomised the man's persona. There was no running laps around the field, no aggressive gestures, nothing over-the-top. He did what he always does, raised both his arms, closed his eyes for a moment and quietly acknowledged that it had been done."

  • Bishwajeet on February 26, 2010, 5:57 GMT

    I am one of those fans who views his cricinfo profile more often but I never see it updated , you guys have updated other players profile and all unknown w.r.t. Sachin . I wish you will update it as soon as possible as it hasn't been updated from October 2008. I think atleast he deserves editing of his profile page once in a month's time that too because of his records each and every month. I think that will help both cricinfo and the cricket fans,as anyone who is a cricket fan do visit Sachin's profile atleast once in a week, so its better to have updated information atleast about him. We don't care whether other guys profile's are updated or not. I think it won't take much time for you to edit that stuff,so please do it for us.

  • sekhar chowdary on February 26, 2010, 5:56 GMT

    I thought the way he celebrated when he reached his 200 epitomised the man's persona. There was no running laps around the field, no aggressive gestures, nothing over-the-top. He did what he always does, raised both his arms, closed his eyes for a moment and quietly acknowledged that it had been done."

  • Saurabh Bhargava on February 26, 2010, 5:55 GMT

    hey sambit nice to read that you have ordered some tendulkar servers. i just hope they are as brilliant as the man himself to carry the burden of an entire nation

  • Dr.Iyer on February 26, 2010, 5:54 GMT

    Well it was expected. Having followed Cricinfo for past 6 year regularly, I remember seeing his name in Most Searched coloumn almost always. This shows his omnipresence to us - his fans which I hope includes you too. Thanks Master! We are proud of you and You are our Most Valued Jwell!!

  • Arpan on February 26, 2010, 5:50 GMT

    Hehe..True .. Twitter was only savior in such delicate times ..

  • yuo on February 26, 2010, 5:50 GMT

    yes,

    this is true, i was watching this game live, but still he broke the record i tried to read cricinfo head line , but unfortunately i coudnt open the page and i was so mad and i thoght these guys are overloaded. thats the magic of SRT and love for Him.

    he is great in the business.

    Long Live SRT

  • Ashok on February 26, 2010, 5:49 GMT

    I knew this was coming.... but 45 million page views is something really awesome... kudos to little master and i hope cricinfo grows much more and becomes the top sporting website in the world soon....

  • gagan on February 26, 2010, 5:49 GMT

    And i couldn't follow score online......SACH is the effect

  • Rajesh on February 26, 2010, 5:49 GMT

    "Among other things, he also broke a couple of our servers that day." ... lol ... thats the best line of praise I have read.

  • Raunak Agarwal on February 26, 2010, 5:48 GMT

    If this is the case, then I think his profile needs to be amended with his latest achievements. Please ask Mr. Sambit Bal to do so.

  • Raghuvansh on February 26, 2010, 5:36 GMT

    I honestly believe this is the best Sachin tribute yet :)

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  • Raghuvansh on February 26, 2010, 5:36 GMT

    I honestly believe this is the best Sachin tribute yet :)

  • Raunak Agarwal on February 26, 2010, 5:48 GMT

    If this is the case, then I think his profile needs to be amended with his latest achievements. Please ask Mr. Sambit Bal to do so.

  • Rajesh on February 26, 2010, 5:49 GMT

    "Among other things, he also broke a couple of our servers that day." ... lol ... thats the best line of praise I have read.

  • gagan on February 26, 2010, 5:49 GMT

    And i couldn't follow score online......SACH is the effect

  • Ashok on February 26, 2010, 5:49 GMT

    I knew this was coming.... but 45 million page views is something really awesome... kudos to little master and i hope cricinfo grows much more and becomes the top sporting website in the world soon....

  • yuo on February 26, 2010, 5:50 GMT

    yes,

    this is true, i was watching this game live, but still he broke the record i tried to read cricinfo head line , but unfortunately i coudnt open the page and i was so mad and i thoght these guys are overloaded. thats the magic of SRT and love for Him.

    he is great in the business.

    Long Live SRT

  • Arpan on February 26, 2010, 5:50 GMT

    Hehe..True .. Twitter was only savior in such delicate times ..

  • Dr.Iyer on February 26, 2010, 5:54 GMT

    Well it was expected. Having followed Cricinfo for past 6 year regularly, I remember seeing his name in Most Searched coloumn almost always. This shows his omnipresence to us - his fans which I hope includes you too. Thanks Master! We are proud of you and You are our Most Valued Jwell!!

  • Saurabh Bhargava on February 26, 2010, 5:55 GMT

    hey sambit nice to read that you have ordered some tendulkar servers. i just hope they are as brilliant as the man himself to carry the burden of an entire nation

  • sekhar chowdary on February 26, 2010, 5:56 GMT

    I thought the way he celebrated when he reached his 200 epitomised the man's persona. There was no running laps around the field, no aggressive gestures, nothing over-the-top. He did what he always does, raised both his arms, closed his eyes for a moment and quietly acknowledged that it had been done."