India news December 23, 2012

What's your favourite Tendulkar moment?

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sachin Tendulkar has called time on an ODI career that had the most matches, most hundreds and the most runs. In the past 23 years, his ODI performances have given countless memories to cherish for cricket fans.

Some of the highlights include: the game-tying final wicket of Anderson Cummins against West Indies in Perth in 1991, the Auckland assault in 1994 in his first match as an opener, the nerveless match-winning final over of the Hero Cup semi-final in 1993, the half-century against Sri Lanka in 1996 World Cup semi-final when the pitch looked like a featherbed when he batted but a minefield after he was dismissed, the twin centuries against Australia to win a tri-series in Sharjah in 1998, the emotional century against Kenya in the 1999 World Cup the day after returning from his father's funeral, the dismantling of Pakistan in Centurion in the 2003 World Cup, becoming the first man to make an ODI double century at Gwalior in 2010, and being chaired around the ground by his team-mates after fulfilling his lifelong ambition of winning a World Cup, in 2011.

Tell us you favourite memory - a shot, a catch, a spell, an innings, a crowd chant, an encounter - of Sachin Tendulkar in one-day cricket.

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  • Mike on December 26, 2012, 23:23 GMT

    @arup_g: To counter your argument:

    1) Donald's figures for ROW were 1/28 of 7 overs. How exactly do those figures illustrate that Tendulkar took him apart?

    2) 1996 World Cup was played on patha wickets. Jayasuriya was the player of the tournament. India never made the finals.

    3) 1999 World cup, scoring 140 against KENYA? Seriously??? KENYA?

    4) 2003 World cup, "smashing every bowler all over the place"? Tendulkar scored 4 runs in the final. Tendulkar scored 36 in the group stages match against Oz also. He scored 15 against NZ. Thats some serious "smashing"

    5) On a patha wicket again with shortened boundaries. His record has since been broken by another flat track bully -Sehwag

    6) Dropped 3 times and helped by DRS

  • Altimo on December 26, 2012, 22:45 GMT

    When he was out bowled on the first ball by Shoaib Akhter...The man had no idea what had happened to him...Good batsman though...LOL

  • Mike on December 26, 2012, 22:44 GMT

    Being Hansie Cronje's bunny. (Cronje dismissed Tendulkar 6 times)

  • Dummy4 on December 26, 2012, 19:49 GMT

    Sharjah_Six of Tom Moody_ Long off_Tony Greig's "what a player".Period.

  • Dummy4 on December 26, 2012, 18:55 GMT

    everyone seems to miss a. 175 odd runs he scored against Australia in Hyderabad ..even though we lost its an amazing innings b. First final in CB Series against Australia which we won [will never forget the shots he played against brett lee] c. World Cup 1996 innings against West Indies [60 odd ..we won] and Australia [70 odd we lost] .. both very entertaining and breath taking.

  • Ganesh on December 26, 2012, 7:27 GMT

    My pick would be the twin centuries against Australia to win a tri-series in Sharjah in 1998.

  • Dummy4 on December 26, 2012, 5:51 GMT

    sharjah 143 !! with tony greg's whadaplayaa !

  • Dummy4 on December 26, 2012, 4:57 GMT

    Out of those numerable occasions, I pick two of them, which inspired us the most...

    One was is 1998 in Dhaka, independence cup, he made a memorable hundred against a wily Pakistan attack, which changed everything since then moving to the Sharjah thunder.

    Second was the IND vs PAK in match in 2003 world cup, what an innings that was...

    He showed a way all the youngsters of his time, inspired us through out. Happy that i am part of generation which grown with him.

    Hail The Master.

  • Barath on December 26, 2012, 3:59 GMT

    difficult to pick one but if have to choose it has to be

    1) 6 of Shoaib Akthar in 2003 world cup 2) 143 to take India to finals in 1998 Sharjah against Australia 3) 134 to win the cup in Sharjah in 1998 against Australia 4) Tendulkar being lifted on shoulders after winning the world cup 2011 5) 5/32 against Aus at Kochi and helped India win the match