Sachin Tendulkar      

Full name Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

Born April 24, 1973, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Current age 41 years 184 days

Major teams India, Asia XI, Mumbai, Mumbai Indians, Yorkshire

Nickname Tendlya, Little Master

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak, Legbreak googly

Height 5 ft 5 in

Education Sharadashram Vidyamandir School

In a nutshell Perhaps the most complete batsman and the most worshipped cricketer in the world, Tendulkar holds just about every batting record worth owning in the game, including those for most runs and hundreds in Tests and ODIs, and most international runs. More

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 200 329 33 15921 248* 53.78 51 68 69 115 0
ODIs 463 452 41 18426 200* 44.83 21367 86.23 49 96 2016 195 140 0
T20Is 1 1 0 10 10 10.00 12 83.33 0 0 2 0 1 0
First-class 310 490 51 25396 248* 57.84 81 116 186 0
List A 551 538 55 21999 200* 45.54 60 114 175 0
Twenty20 96 96 11 2797 100* 32.90 2310 121.08 1 16 359 38 28 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 200 145 4240 2492 46 3/10 3/14 54.17 3.52 92.1 0 0 0
ODIs 463 270 8054 6850 154 5/32 5/32 44.48 5.10 52.2 4 2 0
T20Is 1 1 15 12 1 1/12 1/12 12.00 4.80 15.0 0 0 0
First-class 310 7605 4384 71 3/10 61.74 3.45 107.1 0 0
List A 551 10230 8478 201 5/32 5/32 42.17 4.97 50.8 4 2 0
Twenty20 96 8 93 123 2 1/12 1/12 61.50 7.93 46.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v India at Karachi, Nov 15-20, 1989 scorecard
Last Test India v West Indies at Mumbai, Nov 14-16, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v India at Gujranwala, Dec 18, 1989 scorecard
Last ODI India v Pakistan at Dhaka, Mar 18, 2012 scorecard
ODI statistics
Only T20I South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1988/89
Last First-class India v West Indies at Mumbai, Nov 14-16, 2013 scorecard
List A debut 1989/90
Last List A India v Pakistan at Dhaka, Mar 18, 2012 scorecard
Twenty20 debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals at Delhi, Oct 6, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/33, 44 M.C.C. v ROW XI Lord's 5 Jul 2014 Other OD
74, 0/8 India v West Indies Mumbai 14 Nov 2013 Test # 2102
1/5, 10, 0/18 India v West Indies Kolkata 6 Nov 2013 Test # 2101
5, 79* Mumbai v Haryana Rohtak 27 Oct 2013 FC
15 Mum Indians v Royals Delhi 6 Oct 2013 T20
35 Mum Indians v Trinidad & T Delhi 5 Oct 2013 T20
0 Mum Indians v Scorchers Delhi 2 Oct 2013 T20
5 Mum Indians v Lions Jaipur 27 Sep 2013 T20
15 Mum Indians v Royals Jaipur 21 Sep 2013 T20
38* Mum Indians v Sunrisers Mumbai 13 May 2013 T20
Profile

Sachin Tendulkar has been the most complete batsman of his time, the most prolific runmaker of all time, and arguably the biggest cricket icon the game has ever known. His batting was based on the purest principles: perfect balance, economy of movement, precision in stroke-making, and that intangible quality given only to geniuses - anticipation. If he didn't have a signature stroke - the upright, back-foot punch comes close - it's because he was equally proficient at each of the full range of orthodox shots (and plenty of improvised ones as well) and can pull them out at will.

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Rahul Bhattacharya on Sachin Tendulkar

Man-child superstar

The cricketer seemingly emerged fully formed when he first picked up a bat. So too perhaps did the luminary

Stats analysis

Master of the game

He has such staggering numbers in both Tests and ODIs that it's conceivable some of those records may never be broken

Timeline
    • February 23-25, 1988
      A monster in the making
      • Sachin Tendulkar, 14, and Vinod Kambli, 16 compile a 664-run unbroken partnership for Shardashram Vidyamandir against St Xavier's at Azad Maidan. Kambli makes 349 not out, Tendulkar 326 not out. It remains the highest partnership recorded in any form of cricket, until in November 2006 two schoolboys from Hyderabad - Manoj Kumar and Mohammad Shaibaz - overtake the record with an unbeaten 721-run partnership.
    • December 11, 1988
      Truly first-class debut
      • At 15, scores an unbeaten century against Gujarat at the Wankhede Stadium to become the youngest Indian to make a hundred on first-class debut. Was picked after Bombay captain Dilip Vengsarkar watched him negotiate Kapil Dev in the nets.
    • December 14, 1989
      Bloody-minded to start with
      • On the last day of the last Test of his first Test series, in Sialkot, gets hit on the nose by Waqar Younis - also in his first series. Falls down, gets up, and wipes away the gushing blood. Medical assistance is declined. Is eventually out for 57.
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Best Performances
    • 119 not out v England, Old Trafford, 1990
      • England pile up 519 on a benign pitch, and India reply with 432. England stretch the lead to 407, and though the pitch is still good and the bowling (Malcolm, Fraser, Lewis, Hemmings) not terribly menacing, India find themselves in deep water at 127 for 5 with only one recognised batsman left. And he's only 17 years old. Tendulkar battles for nearly four hours, grimly but never dourly, and ends the day with 119. India lose only one more wicket, ending up with 343. With one more session, they might even have won.
    • 114 v Australia, Perth, 1991-92
      • The fastest pitch in Australia has been reserved for the last Test. India have been beaten already, only humiliation awaits. Batting first, Australia score 346. Tendulkar enters at a relatively comfortable 69 for 2, but watches the next six wickets go down for 90. Tendulkar is the next man out... at 240. He has scored 114 of the 171 runs added while he is at the crease, and has made them in such an awe-inspiring manner that commentators are asking themselves when they last saw an innings as good.
    • 169 v South Africa, Cape Town, 1996-97
      • Batting first, South Africa make a matchwinning 529. Playing only for honour, India find themselves groveling before Donald, Pollock, McMillan and Klusener. Tendulkar and Mohammad Azharuddin get together at 58 for 5, and start spanking the bowling as if they were playing a club game in the park. They add 222 for the sixth wicket in less than two sessions, and Tendulkar has 26 boundaries in his score of 169. Even Donald says that he felt like clapping.
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Cricinfo picks - Our top articles on this player
  • Mark 3 (Jun 1, 2006)
    Not anymore the wunderkind he was 15 years ago, Sachin Tendulkar talks to Cricinfo about looking at life and his game with equanimity and stoicism
  • A ride with Sachin (Oct 1, 2004)
    In a 2004 interview, Tendulkar speaks about his decade and a half in cricket and how the game, and his approach to it, have changed.
  • Sachin Tendulkar (1997)
    It was one brief moment in time
  • Sachin Tendulkar: Man, myth or product of the times? (Oct 16, 2000)
    Sachin Tendulkar..
  • A singular icon (Sep 1, 2002)
    Like Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, Sachin Tendulkar dominates his sport comprehensively, but unlike them he is the sole focus of an entire nation and its quest for identity
  • 'The best batsman I've bowled to' (Sep 1, 2002)
    There's Steve Waugh and Brian Lara. And then, a notch above, there's Sachin Tendulkar
Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Oct 14, 2014

Sachin Tendulkar chats with Shakib Al Hasan during an event, Rupganj, October 14, 2014

Sachin Tendulkar chats with Shakib Al Hasan during an event

© AFP

Oct 8, 2014

Sachin Tendulkar salutes during an Indian Air Force parade, Ghaziabad, October 8, 2014

Sachin Tendulkar salutes during an Indian Air Force parade

© AFP

Sep 4, 2014

Brett Lee, Adam Gilchrist and Sachin Tendulkar share a light moment with Australian prime minister Tony Abbott, Mumbai, September 4, 2014

Brett Lee, Adam Gilchrist and Sachin Tendulkar share a light moment with Australian prime minister Tony Abbott

© AFP

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1997

LG People's Choice Award 2010

ICC Player of the Year 2010

Wisden Leading Cricketer, 2011

Farewell Tendulkar
Series Results
India v West Indies at Kanpur - Nov 27, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 23 balls remaining)
India v West Indies at Visakhapatnam - Nov 24, 2013
West Indies won by 2 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
India v West Indies at Kochi - Nov 21, 2013
India won by 6 wickets (with 88 balls remaining)
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