The way cricket is followed watched and commented in India has played a huge part of the legend that he is and his performances have added to that
100*100 A TON OF TONS

2012- Finally, 34 innings and more than a year after scoring his 99th international hundred, Tendulkar reaches the landmark that might never be equaled.

15K BROKEN RECORD

2011 - Becomes first player to score 15,000 runs in Test cricket v WI in Delhi.

#1 A GOOD YEAR

2010 - Scores 4 100s in 4 matches after scoring 106 v SA at home. A stunning display in Gwalior makes Tendulkar the 1st male cricketer to score 200 in an ODI. Is name Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World. Also honored with the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for ICC's Cricketer of the Year. Reclaims top Test batsman rating in the ICC test rankings after 8 years.

493 BACK IN FORM

2008 - Scores a sublime 154*, his 1st 100 in more than 2 years and 19 Tests, v a team other than Bangladesh. Ends up the leading run scorer in the Border-Gavaskar series in Australia with 493 runs in 4 tests.

91-99 IT'S SO...90s

2007 - Dismissed seven times in 90s (93, 94, 99, 99, 99, 99 in ODIs and 91 in a Test) leading to doubts over his temperament.

10K RECORD PLAYER

2005 - Scores a record breaking 35th Test 100 v SL in Delhi to become the highest and holds on to that record until retirement. Also completes 10,000 test runs in his 122nd match v Pakistan in Kolkata.

3rd TONS GALORE

2004 - Becomes only the third player after Gary Kirsten and Steve Waugh to score centuries against all Test playing nations. Also equals Sunil Gavaskar's record of 34 test centuries.

17 A BAD YEAR

2003 - Has his worst year in test cricket with 153 runs at an average of 17 with a single fifty in 10 innings - 4 in India and 6 in Australia.

30*100 WELL DON(E)

2002 - Surpasses Don Bradman's record of 29 test centuries with a 193 against England at Headingly. Completes 100 test matches in his career. Tops the ICC Test cricket rankings for test batsmen.

26* BACK AT HELM

1999 - Is reappointed captain - without his consent - after India, under Mohammad Azharuddin, fail to reach the semifinals of the World Cup in England

3/17 HUNG SKIP

1998 - Is sacked from the captaincy after a 15-month tenure during which India won three out of 17 Tests. In the same period as Test captain, manages only 1195 runs @ 45.96 with only 4 100s.

23* YOUNG SKIP

1996 - Aged 23, leads India for the first time against Australia at home; wins one-off test match in Delhi.

31.5cr CRORING HIGH

1995 - Signs a five-year contract worth Rs 31.5 crore with WorldTel, which makes him the richest cricketer in the world.

1000 GRAND FEAT

1992 - At 19 years and 217 days, becomes the youngest player to reach 1000 Test runs, during his 111 out of India's 227 in Johannesburg. Also becomes the first overseas signing for Yorkshire.

17 GOING ON GREAT

1990 - At 17 years and 112 days, becomes the then second-youngest centurion in Test history. His 119* against England at Old Trafford is a majestic rearguard action that enables India to hang on for a draw. It still remains among his most valuable Test innings.

100*100 A TON OF TONS

2012- Finally, 34 innings and more than a year after scoring his 99th international hundred, Tendulkar reaches the landmark that might never be equaled.

15K BROKEN RECORD

2011 - Becomes first player to score 15,000 runs in Test cricket v WI in Delhi.

#1 A GOOD YEAR

2010 - Scores 4 100s in 4 matches after scoring 106 v SA at home. A stunning display in Gwalior makes Tendulkar the 1st male cricketer to score 200 in an ODI. Is name Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World. Also honored with the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for ICC's Cricketer of the Year. Reclaims top Test batsman rating in the ICC test rankings after 8 years.

493 BACK IN FORM

2008 - Scores a sublime 154*, his 1st 100 in more than 2 years and 19 Tests, v a team other than Bangladesh. Ends up the leading run scorer in the Border-Gavaskar series in Australia with 493 runs in 4 tests.

91-99 IT'S SO...90s

2007 - Dismissed seven times in 90s (93, 94, 99, 99, 99, 99 in ODIs and 91 in a Test) leading to doubts over his temperament.

10K RECORD PLAYER

2005 - Scores a record breaking 35th Test 100 v SL in Delhi to become the highest and holds on to that record until retirement. Also completes 10,000 test runs in his 122nd match v Pakistan in Kolkata.

3rd TONS GALORE

2004 - Becomes only the third player after Gary Kirsten and Steve Waugh to score centuries against all Test playing nations. Also equals Sunil Gavaskar's record of 34 test centuries.

17 A BAD YEAR

2003 - Has his worst year in test cricket with 153 runs at an average of 17 with a single fifty in 10 innings - 4 in India and 6 in Australia.

30*100 WELL DON(E)

2002 - Surpasses Don Bradman's record of 29 test centuries with a 193 against England at Headingly. Completes 100 test matches in his career. Tops the ICC Test cricket rankings for test batsmen.

26* BACK AT HELM

1999 - Is reappointed captain - without his consent - after India, under Mohammad Azharuddin, fail to reach the semifinals of the World Cup in England

3/17 HUNG SKIP

1998 - Is sacked from the captaincy after a 15-month tenure during which India won three out of 17 Tests. In the same period as Test captain, manages only 1195 runs @ 45.96 with only 4 100s.

23* YOUNG SKIP

1996 - Aged 23, leads India for the first time against Australia at home; wins one-off test match in Delhi.

31.5cr CRORING HIGH

1995 - Signs a five-year contract worth Rs 31.5 crore with WorldTel, which makes him the richest cricketer in the world.

1000 GRAND FEAT

1992 - At 19 years and 217 days, becomes the youngest player to reach 1000 Test runs, during his 111 out of India's 227 in Johannesburg. Also becomes the first overseas signing for Yorkshire.

17 GOING ON GREAT

1990 - At 17 years and 112 days, becomes the then second-youngest centurion in Test history. His 119* against England at Old Trafford is a majestic rearguard action that enables India to hang on for a draw. It still remains among his most valuable Test innings.


100*100 A TON OF TONS

2012- Finally, 34 innings and more than a year after scoring his 99th international hundred, Tendulkar reaches the landmark that might never be equaled.

15K BROKEN RECORD

2011 - Becomes first player to score 15,000 runs in Test cricket v WI in Delhi.

#1 A GOOD YEAR

2010 - Scores 4 100s in 4 matches after scoring 106 v SA at home. A stunning display in Gwalior makes Tendulkar the 1st male cricketer to score 200 in an ODI. Is name Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World. Also honored with the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for ICC's Cricketer of the Year. Reclaims top Test batsman rating in the ICC test rankings after 8 years.

493 BACK IN FORM

2008 - Scores a sublime 154*, his 1st 100 in more than 2 years and 19 Tests, v a team other than Bangladesh. Ends up the leading run scorer in the Border-Gavaskar series in Australia with 493 runs in 4 tests.

91-99 IT'S SO...90s

2007 - Dismissed seven times in 90s (93, 94, 99, 99, 99, 99 in ODIs and 91 in a Test) leading to doubts over his temperament.

10K RECORD PLAYER

2005 - Scores a record breaking 35th Test 100 v SL in Delhi to become the highest and holds on to that record until retirement. Also completes 10,000 test runs in his 122nd match v Pakistan in Kolkata.

3rd TONS GALORE

2004 - Becomes only the third player after Gary Kirsten and Steve Waugh to score centuries against all Test playing nations. Also equals Sunil Gavaskar's record of 34 test centuries.

17 A BAD YEAR

2003 - Has his worst year in test cricket with 153 runs at an average of 17 with a single fifty in 10 innings - 4 in India and 6 in Australia.

30*100 WELL DON(E)

2002 - Surpasses Don Bradman's record of 29 test centuries with a 193 against England at Headingly. Completes 100 test matches in his career. Tops the ICC Test cricket rankings for test batsmen.

26* BACK AT HELM

1999 - Is reappointed captain - without his consent - after India, under Mohammad Azharuddin, fail to reach the semifinals of the World Cup in England

3/17 HUNG SKIP

1998 - Is sacked from the captaincy after a 15-month tenure during which India won three out of 17 Tests. In the same period as Test captain, manages only 1195 runs @ 45.96 with only 4 100s.

23* YOUNG SKIP

1996 - Aged 23, leads India for the first time against Australia at home; wins one-off test match in Delhi.

31.5cr CRORING HIGH

1995 - Signs a five-year contract worth Rs 31.5 crore with WorldTel, which makes him the richest cricketer in the world.

1000 GRAND FEAT

1992 - At 19 years and 217 days, becomes the youngest player to reach 1000 Test runs, during his 111 out of India's 227 in Johannesburg. Also becomes the first overseas signing for Yorkshire.

17 GOING ON GREAT

1990 - At 17 years and 112 days, becomes the then second-youngest centurion in Test history. His 119* against England at Old Trafford is a majestic rearguard action that enables India to hang on for a draw. It still remains among his most valuable Test innings.


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