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What's your favourite Tendulkar moment?

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December 23, 2012

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Sachin Tendulkar picks a gap on the off side, India v England, World Cup, Group B, Bangalore, February 27, 2011
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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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Posted by Integrity1 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

Posted by 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

Posted by Integrity1 on (December 26, 2012, 22:44 GMT)

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

Posted by   on (December 26, 2012, 19:49 GMT)

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

Posted by   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.

Posted by Captain_Crick 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.

Posted by   on (December 26, 2012, 5:51 GMT)

sharjah 143 !! with tony greg's whadaplayaa !

Posted by   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.

Posted by MBarath 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

Posted by insightfulcricketer on (December 26, 2012, 3:03 GMT)

I brought an American (baseball mad) colleague of mine to1998 Independence Cup in Dhaka.There was this game where Sachin hit 5 sixes.And this very good friend of mine commented this little guy Sach he will do OK in baseball. Sachin - never a giant like you will cross our paths - may you farewell.I want to see you coach Indian team when you are done bonding with the family :) . That flick to square-leg ,that coverdrive off a leg spinner,that straight drive.. There will be players in the future but Sachin will never be. Thanks for the memories ..Dear Sachin ..Cricket will never be the same.

Posted by   on (December 26, 2012, 1:26 GMT)

definetly world cup 2003 vs pakisthan

Posted by shovwar on (December 25, 2012, 20:29 GMT)

He has a lot but nothing BEATS the 143 knock against the OZs in Sharjah 1998. Thats when he was at his best and his best touch.

Posted by manav599 on (December 25, 2012, 17:14 GMT)

Another one of my favourite Sachin moments was in 2009 at Christchurch against New Zealand. I know lots have mentioned the 163* but what had a deep impact on me was he retired out with stomach pain in the 45th over when many people believed he could get the 1st ODI double. When asked about how he missed the oppurtunity, the reply was so simple and motivating (Cant remember exact words but)- If I had gone on for the double today, I would never have got the chance again. And he hit the 1st double a year later. Who else deserved that?

Posted by ds2472 on (December 25, 2012, 15:35 GMT)

There are so many to choose from..especially the way he performed against Australia (the best team during his ODI era)....but a few things stand out: ........ 1) That six against Warne when Warne came round the wicket in Sharjah. It is so vivid in memory, Warne could barely finish his delivery, Sachin was off in a flash and sent the ball sailing over the boundary...and that look on Warne's face..RESPECT. .... 2) That promise he made after a disastrous start to WC 2003 campaign..that we'll play the final..and he kept that.. .. 3) The priceless of them all: that he collected 13 coins (kept on the stumps everyday) from his childhood coach Achrekar because he could play out the whole day without getting out. That too when he was only 14 probably. That he would stay away from home and work for 14 hours to realize his dream. That he was so dedicated to his profession. RESPECT. PASSION. SALUTE THY SPIRIT.

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 15:09 GMT)

Best Innings as per me would be as follows:

1. Century vs South Africa in 2011 WC.

2. 200* vs South Africa in 2010

3. 163* vs New Zealand

4. 175 vs Australia in 2009

5. 100th International century against Bangladesh in 2012.

Not everything can be expressed in figures. I also liked his attitude - "Don't Use Words, But Show Works". I think he has never been into any controversy of any wrong sayings.

"Men may come, men may go, But their works live forever".

Indeed very sad about his retirement. He should have got ODI farewell. But hope that he will get farewell in tests.

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 14:33 GMT)

My favorite Sachi moment will always be Sachn scoring the 100 in Chennai againt Pakistan in attempt to win the test in 1999.

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 14:32 GMT)

Every time he was on the field were my favorite moments, had to turn off TV every time he got out early

Posted by anandblizzard on (December 25, 2012, 14:14 GMT)

My favorite innings 1. 143 against Australia in Sharjah, 1998 2. 175 against Australia in Hyderabad, 2009

My favorite shots: 1. Lofting Kasprowicz for a straight six in Sharjah 1998 2. Pulling Caddick for a six in WC2003 against England. 3. Upper cutting Shoaib Akhtar for a six in WC 2003 4. The signature back foot punch squarer of cover in the same match.

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 12:41 GMT)

My favorite moment had to be 1998 coca cola cup Sharjah. At one point India were fighting to qualify for the finals and suddenly there was a sandstorm. I was only 14 at the time and only getting hold of adolescence, but what i saw that night taught me never to give up , no matter what the situation was. And when the storm cleared, it was all Sachin. From "they might not qualify" to "they might win this".If Sachin had not walked, it would be one of the greatest victories of all times.Ii look out my balcony to see that stadium where Tom,Mike, Damien and Shane tried to stop the Little Master i always taught what the little master was thinking sitting in the ground amidst the sandstorm. Guess we will never know.

Posted by Juniorklassy on (December 25, 2012, 12:34 GMT)

Well my favourite Tendulkar moment : His Career.. :-)

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 12:29 GMT)

There are countless memories of Sachin for me, but the ones that stand out are: 1. His first ODI knock opening the batting when he ripped apart the Kiwi's. That assault is still fresh in my memory! 2. The desert storm innings in Sharjah. 3. His attack on Mcgrath at the ICC 2000 champions trophy in Nairobi! 4. His 5/32 against Australia at Kochi. That spell showed the complete cricketer in him! Bowled leg spin, off spin and bamboozled the aussies! 5. Being carried around the wankhade stadium after the 2011 world cup!

The best player to have stepped on this planet in the modern era! You will be missed Sachin. We love you!

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 12:21 GMT)

The first time I saw sachin and kambli, going back home from CCI grounds after practice, towards the churchgate station with bat in their hands. near the gaylord resturant gate.

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 12:12 GMT)

We have been so lucky to have watched Sir Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar for so many years.It was an honor for all cricket lovers and his longevity in this format was beyond imagination.We all will miss the trademark straight drive of the Little Master.I have so many favorite Tendukar moments.Every single match he played was special and I think CRICKET has been lucky to have Tendulkar for so long!! My favorite Tendulkar moments are: 1.Hero cup semi final, final over bowling. 2.143 against Australia in Sharjah in 1998 & also his match winning knock in the final. 3.98 V Pak in 2003 WC. 4.200 runs V SA.(he deserved the double hundred more than anyone!!

Posted by Vii_Vil_Vin on (December 25, 2012, 12:09 GMT)

Centurion 2003 closely followed by Sharjah 1998.. Cricket wont be the same anymore!! We will miss you sir - and that is an understatement!!

Posted by Reggie_Boss on (December 25, 2012, 11:57 GMT)

Reinvigorate love for the game, which I never really enjoyed as a kid. Being from Mumbai, friends were cricket experts but I was simply accompanying them to be in the pack and never really enjoyed the game. It's all credit to a fellow Pakistani Student in the lounge of a hotel school in Switzerland that I got stuck since. It was during the 1996 World Cup, where he uttered that except this genius, no one in the Indian team is worth an iota of a praise. I guess, it's the part of being away from home, sense of country pride but my eyes turned over to Sachin when he was playing vs Australia and I couldn't stop myself watching the fluency, the crowd reaction and the tension. The Pakistanis cheered when he hit the ball up in the air and was caught but it was start of a revelation, it was only due to Sachin that I am one of the biggest fans. My car's custom license plate has a combination of his name and my fav moment is everytime he steps on the cricket ground

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 11:39 GMT)

My wife says am addicted to cricket, well the blame goes to SRT! I was 11 years old when i started watching the game and Sachin was already a little superstar. My favorite moment was Kolkatta 96, Saching stumped in his 60's in the world cup semifinal. Sachin's facial expression told a million words, he knew he was out and it was like with him he knew India was out.... I think i know why Sachin kept playing on after winning 2011 world cup, it is to experience the feeling of playing as a world champion, something that he has always yearned for so much.... if he had retired immediately he would never have experienced that. Am sure if Sachin read this, he will agree with me.

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 11:24 GMT)

Favourite Tendulkar Moment There are many knocks of Tendulkar which changed the game. His attacking mode in Bangladesh Independence Cup 1998 when he was murdering bowlers..& Then set the tempo for rest of year... His 104 vs Zim @ Paarl, His 98 vs Pak @ Centurion, 141 vs Pak @ Rawalpindi, Amazing Catch of Inzamam at the Boundary @ Lahore 2004, His Onslaught against Australia @ Nairobi 2000( McGrath was Surprised ), 175 vs Aus @ Hyderabad, Commonwealth Series Finals @ Aus 2008, Six off Caddick in 2003 WC, 141 & 134 Vs Aus @ Sharjah 1998 4 Catches Vs Pak @ Dhaka 1998 5 Wickets vs Aus @ Kochi ( He nearly had hat-trick if Mongia hadn't Dropped d difficult chance of the 3rd Batsman), 1996,2003,2011 World Cups, & Many More Greatest Joy Given to all Cricket Followers by him... His Shots were cheered & His Dismissals were painful to watch... People used to stop watching d match after his dismissals.. This is end of an era..His Contribution has been tremendous.. A Legend will be Missed...

Posted by philipss on (December 25, 2012, 10:30 GMT)

15 December 2008 .Sachin on 99 , India need 4 to win the first test against KP's England .Swan bowling the 99 th over of fourth Innings .Whole MA Chidambaram stadium on it's feet .I was in the stand watching the master blaster .Swann to Tendulkar, FOUR, there it is! What. An. Effort. That is a historic win and Tendulkar's 41st Test century. Chennai rises and what a win.

Tendulkar pumps his arms and Yuvraj embraces him in a massive bear hug. . A great Test match in fact, from start to finish. This will mean so, so much to Tendulkar and India,after the Mumbai Terror attack . Tendulkar scores a most brilliant hundred and India India have achieved their target of 387. Siix months later, on 31st May 2009, me & my Son Roshan Shaji Philip had an life time time opportunity to meet in him in person over a Lunch in Singapore . We had some snaps with him . Sachin put his hand around my son and hold him for while for me to snap . What else a Sachin fan & his son need.Life's best moments.

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 9:58 GMT)

i have 463 famous tendulkar moments bcz each time my God steps on to the field its an occasion to cherish. i feel as if my world has ended nw. :(

my top 3 moments wld be

3. at 17 yrs sachin scores a test century 2. desert strom at sharjahh 1. ofcourse 2011 wc win and sachin paa's lap over kohlis shoulders

Posted by ranpath on (December 25, 2012, 9:36 GMT)

Definitely the double 100. The first man to do that in an ODI. Definitely the greatest highlight of a wonderful career. I would have liked him to at least get another ton in an ODI to round it off to 50. Alas it is not to be. Sachin clearly knows himself and his limitations by now. I wish him the very best in the rest of his life. Thanks for the memories Sachin !!

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 8:46 GMT)

Growing up in complete and total adoration of the ultimate batting maestro, it is his moments of cricketing brilliance that I reminisce more often....that magical flipper to get rid of Moin Khan off the last ball of the day in Multan, the dream spell against Australia at Kolkata 2001, getting the better of a set Hayden and a hapless Gilchrist, that classic one handed catch off Allan Lamb as a teenager...More than his batting team India is going to miss his presence as a constant source of inspiration ....

Posted by memoriesofthepast on (December 25, 2012, 8:46 GMT)

Sachin has not taken retirement from test cricket and i dont know why many people are bringing 1999 Chennai test and other test matches here when it is clearly mentioned at the end of the article-'Tell us you favourite memory .... of Sachin Tendulkar in one-day cricket'. If a single person started becoming a cricket match winner or his hundred should win the game for his team is what people expect then the people should rethink why any selection committee selects a team of eleven people instead of a single person. India was never a good fielding side and never had bowlers of the quality of Marshall, Roberts, Akram and McGrath. When no McGrath and Warne, then in 2011 World Cup quarter final-Ind vs Aus-Sachin's 50 was one of the contributors to India entering semi-final whereas Ricky's 100 went in vain and sent Australia out of the cup.

Posted by Cricketfan23 on (December 25, 2012, 8:41 GMT)

Sachin played so many incredible knocks that it is impossible to pick one. If I had to pick one moment, it would be that over in which he hit a couple of straight drives against Brett Lee who was bowling at 150 kph during the CB series in 2008. The best straight drives probably ever played and really show the class of the man. Please check out the below link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdBae8juAkg

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 8:29 GMT)

My faviourite Konck by Sachin are back to back centuries against the Aussies in Sharjah and an eventful 98 vs Pak at the 2003 world cup. In test I like his two knocks against Pakistan and England in Chennai....

Posted by RanjithShettyJordan on (December 25, 2012, 8:19 GMT)

It's like myself playing cricket. Always when sachin comes in to field with bat , my heart beats faster than ever and every single miss outside the offstump made me losing my wicket and every singles , doubles,four and sixes making my heart beat normal. Most of the time i wanted sachin in the nonstrickers end , because i wanted him to play full 50 overs.in 90's most of the time i stopped watching if sachin is out. The sachin's style of batting can't be copied by anybody in this world.As a cricketer he gave more happiness to people than any other player in this world. I never bothered carrier spoiling skips of exams for sachin's batting without any regret even today.

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 7:46 GMT)

Many fab moments in a career spanning 23 years. i might have just started walking when he has started playing

1) A superbly pulled six off Andrew Caddick on one feet and the ball sailing over the stands 2)The first of the centuries versus Australia in Sharjah where he managed to pull india into the finals 3)A double century in Australia with no drives through the offside. 4)Catch off Inzamam Ul Haq on the boundary against Pak in Pak(2004) 5)Upper Cut of Shoaib 6)Smacking Henry Olonga and Showing his place..

Many moments which will remain always in mind.. Waiting for few more magic moments in Test Cricket

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 7:28 GMT)

Everyone has discussed some of the most special innings by Sachin but I think there were some extraordinary innings which were special as well..

1) His 88 against Australia in Titan Cup, when crowd started throwing bottles in ground after fall of sudden wickets. But it was Sachin who steadied the sinking ship and India won the match in the end.

2) 175 Against Australia recently. Though we ended up losing the match but he took on Australia by himself. It was kind of same show that we were so used to in 90s.. One Man Army Show...

3) Yet again against Australia, he failed with the Bat but came back with his Leg Spin + off Spin and took 5 wickets when Australia was looking to reach 300+ runs quite easily...

Posted by pulkit10 on (December 25, 2012, 7:14 GMT)

My favorite was the WC 2003 game against Pakistan. He was badly hurt in that game and even then he took Shoaib Akhtar, Waqar and Wasim apart. He was literally in batting nirvana then.

Apart from that, I found the contest between him and Dale Steyn intriguing. Steyn was unplayable in that spell, the ball was swinging around at 140kph+ and he was out to kill people - a perfect foil to the calm and cool Tendulkar who changed his game and hung around for a few hours to negotiate such a brilliant spell. This wasn't too long ago either which makes it even more impressive as it came from a 36 year old man.

Easily one of the best players to have graced the game, words aren't very helpful in describing the passion one feels when he is on the crease.

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 7:14 GMT)

Very tough pick, still I'd put my neck out and say Sharjah.He was just unstoppable, for once, Australia looked down and out..One particular innings against Zim at Sharjah since Olanga had dismissed him cheaply in the previous match..'96 WC against Australia, vividly remember him dancing down the track to Warnie. '03 WC- Centurion, a high octane match and he was as cool as a cucumber..The 200 and the 175 against Aus though it was for a losing cause.. The six off Caddick, '03.. '99 WC- Bristol against Kenya for obvious reasons.. The Auckland incident and 4 6's off Qadir although haven't witnessed 'em live.. The 100s in VB series against Australia,surprisingly, his first hundred down under..Particularly,a 99 in Bristol and another nice knock at Leeds against England in '07,simply because it was immediately after the WC debacle and a one off tri-series involving SA in Ireland..His Titan cup captaincy..Personally, the 100 against England in '11 WC, coz I witnessed it live,spell bound.

Posted by Vikashraj010 on (December 25, 2012, 6:34 GMT)

There are many! If you are asking on the gun-point will choose 143 vs Australia in Sharjah. This is the inning which i used to watch more then often, an incredible batting against the best in the world and after that he was invited by the GOD. A high quality inning which left aussies stunned although india lost the match but secured place in final and rest is history.

The inning was so determined and splendid that every time you watch the video and you will feel like privileged. Geoffrey Boycott cant count the number of times he told "what-a-player".

Indian cricket and world cricket is thankful for you to be a perfect ambassador of sport. And i am sure you and your records will last for a very long time. And you are the only GOD in india who is worshiped by all the priest and the crusaders.

I am pretty sure every batsman will start their carrier with one eye on your record and after a decade from their start they will understand & respect u more.

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 5:47 GMT)

My favourite Tendulkar knock is his last One Day Knock. Legend's last Knock of 52 vs Pakistan. Struggling alone for his team.

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 5:25 GMT)

The desert storm - It was a moment when i thought if he was there we could even chase down a target of 400... I still watch the videos of 143 he scored to take india into finals.. Then comes the 175 against Australia at hyderabad.. It was breath taking... He managed to keep us in the game and almost took us to victory. Then again we were chasing 354.

But the best being the 90 vs Australia at wankhede stadium.. He made mc grath look like an amateur.. One of the best attacking innings i had seen.. Will miss his batting... but definitely will not forget the master innings he had played

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 5:18 GMT)

Apart from the many legendary innings highlighted by other folks, the one in SA where Sachin partenered with Azhar to slammer the SA bowling attack. I believe India made 350+ in the innings, ended up losing the game but Sachin's class stood innings apart compared to the rest of Indian batsman

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 4:38 GMT)

Sachin's career was full of epic moments. But some of them are just unforgettable!

1. Can't forget how Sachin literally manhandled Glenn McGrath at his peak during the 1998 Champions Trophy match. McGrath had no clue what had hit him.

2. It was just one shot, but Savhin's six off Andy Caddick during a oneday match had the "Dominance" written all over it.

3. Sachin was an impact player. I remember he came on to bowl the final over of the day at Lahore I think against Pakistan during the 2004 tour. He bowled Moin Khan between his legs with a perfect Googly.

4. The reception he got when he came our to bat in Calcutta against Pakistan in 1998. 100K people chanting.....unforgettable.....and it was his very stature due to which those 100K went absolutely quite when Shoaib Akhtar himself to Sachin, with that yorker.

5. The 2003 World Cup game against Pakistan and That Six off Shoaib Akhtar!

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 4:35 GMT)

The 2003 WC semifinal - the upar cut six of Shoaib and the way Shoaib was handled to make him non-functional. Awesome mastery. The sheer raw aggression against Shane Warne and the Aussies - the man showed no fear - these are 2 of the 100s of highlights.

Posted by AjayB on (December 25, 2012, 4:21 GMT)

I will pick two completely different ones, which tells us what a man he is:

a. A friendly game against Pakistan, not sure when but Sachin was just 16. India has pretty much lost the game - Abdul Qadir was eaving circles around everyone. Sachin tried to hit him once out of the ground, missed - Qadir patronisingly tells him it is not that easy. That over is done. Next time Qadir comes on again, Tendulkar hits him out of the ground twice in succession. Even Qadir applauds. We lost the game but found a champion.

b. Game against Sri Lanka. Tendulkar had matured and was in peak form. Ranatunga the wily captain figures out a special fielding position to stop Tendulkar. An orthodox mid off, a little deeper. Vaas is the bowler. Sachin plays his shot, and true to prediction the field placement is perfect. However, the catch is dropped. The next two balls Sachin simply toyed with the fielder hitting shots just around him tantalizingly but with enough placement. That was his mastery.

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 4:18 GMT)

Watched the Kotla (Kumble 10 wkts) test live in 1999 before leaving India for good. Sachin only scored 30 odd in the second innings but a classical along the carpet on drive pierced through mid wicket against the bowling of Shoaib. It was particularly picturesque as it bisected the close mid on fielder who dove to his right but couldnt stop the ball as well as the deep mid wicket fielder who dove at the boundary to his left and again couldnt stop the ball. It was breathtaking cricket. Shoaib was in the middle of a spell of quality bowling at 150 k, and with the smallish Firuzshah Kotla, he was almost running in from within 10 yards of the boundary at the Pavillion end.

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 4:12 GMT)

Here is a piece from me, which highlights few of the indelible moments from the Sachin era for me and many in my generation:

Maazha aani Amcha Sachin - Sachin, my childhood and our times: https://www.facebook.com/notes/prantik-mazumdar/mazhaa-aani-amchaa-sachin-sachin-my-childhood-our-times/578252262191565

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 4:02 GMT)

One of the favourite innings for me other than the listed above is...the cameo he played against pakistan in Bangladesh Independence Cup final...where ganguly scored a century and robin singh hit a 4 to win the match...but the start sachin gave was just awesome hitting afridi and aquib javed out of the attack...that gave india the belief to win the match...

Posted by mk49_van on (December 25, 2012, 3:37 GMT)

The innings against Aus in '96 WC. He came in at 7 for 2 off 7 overs with India facing a target of 250. McGrath had just bowled 3 maidens in a row. In the next 6 overs he pounded the Aussies hard and the score at the end of 13 overs was 55 for 2. It was breathless stroke play against the best bowling team in the world. After he was runout at 90 - India lost the game - but that blazing knock (he moved from 12 to 56 in 25 balls) was the work of a true genius.

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 3:37 GMT)

I think Sachin's Century at WACA Perth Vs Australia in the 1992 series, that stamped his authority as a versatile player and fighting knock of 136 vs Pakistan in the 1999 test match at Chennai, these are the two memorable innings.

But these are just two out of many endless enjoyable memories Sachin has gives his nation and fans.

Posted by steamroll on (December 25, 2012, 3:27 GMT)

Watched him live scoring 155 against the aussies in Chennai in 97. Bunked college that day and went with friends and wow...what an innings he played. Warne was dismantled that day. two of his sixers landed in our stand, one just about 10 feet away from me. it was delirious!

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 3:03 GMT)

My favourite moments would be the Desrt Storm and the subsequent century in the finals on his birthday. Saw both the matches live in the stadium.

Before the storm hit the stadium me and my friends were praying for an Indian qualification. After the sand storm abated the Storm Sachin hit the stadium. All I could hear and see for the rest of the match was the precise 'Thwack' sound when the ball hit the middle of the bat...What an innings it was! Still fill blessed to have been there at that moment...

The final was a clinical dismantling of the Australian attack...precisely executed stores which left moths agape and the spectators gaping at the person next to him...asking metaphorically "Did I actually see that?"....

Posted by vinay.r on (December 25, 2012, 2:54 GMT)

He is not Tendulkar rather he is 100dulkar !!! 136 against Pakistan at Chennai in the first test match is one of his best !!

Posted by Archisman on (December 25, 2012, 2:43 GMT)

My favourite Tendulkar moment is this particular event at Sharjah in 1998: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj2S1NnY5oo

A yong, apprehensive Laxman getting an earful from a very polite individual. That natural politeness was deluged under adrenalin that day.

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 2:16 GMT)

Everything.........I loved every moment of his career.......

Posted by Ravi_M on (December 25, 2012, 2:10 GMT)

I stopped watching cricket in the mid-80s when I left India and my memories of cricket of that age were always those of Indian cricketeers fighting valiant reargaurds that occasionally produced wins but mostly draws and heart breaking losses. Then in 1996 a friend convinced me to watch a live telecast of an India-Sri Lanka WC match in Delhi. That was the first time I saw Sachin bat and it remains among my most memorable innings of Sachin. To see an Indian batsman bat confidently on the front foot and dispatch all bowlers to all parts of the ground was a revelation. We lost the match which hurt a bit, but it started an 16 year journey for me that has produced sporting highs like no other. The next great ODI memorable moment close to the top was the 98 at the Centurion in 2003 and then the 175 in Hyderabad. Finally the 2001 Indore match vs Aus where he got his 10,000th run. To watch him outwit Steve Waugh and force Waugh to change his field was incredible. Thanks for the memories!

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 2:07 GMT)

The flick he would play off his legs. Fielders around the square leg would jump around but none would have even the remotest chance of stopping the ball. The straight drive. If there was a lesson in timing the ball, it was that shot. Back foot cover drive. Every commentator in the world would moan in admiration. Getting Moin Khan clean bowled through his legs. Stepping out to Mike Kasprowicz and hitting him straight over his head in Sharjah. Almost every moment of that 175 against Australia in Hyderabad. Taking on Warne in Chennai Test of 1998. Dismantling Aqib Javed, Saqlain and co in the Independence Cup Final, 1998. It set us up for a famous victory. 241 against Australia in Sydney. No cover drives.Period!!

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 0:45 GMT)

* His assault against Mc Grath at Nairobi, where he got a 40 odd. * His knocks in the 2003 WC (Against England, Pakistan) * His back to back centuries at Sharjah against the Aussies (desert storm, * His 130 odd battling back spasms, and Pakistan bowlers in the Chennai test. * His 169 against SA at Newlands, and partnership with Azhar that helped india make a game of it, when the Indians were poor travellers. * His running catch of Inzimam off Murali Karthik in a ODI in Pakistan. * Match winning century, against England at Chennai when England toured India after the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. * His knock in the final of the CB series against Australia * His 5/32 against the Aussies at Kochi. * Famous last overs against SA in the hero cup, and against AUS in the Titan cup. * Catch of Moin Khan against Pakistan, bowling of Prasad in the 1999 WC. First time, he looked happy again in the WC, after he lost his father during the tournament. * His humility on/off the field.

Posted by KiwiRocker- on (December 25, 2012, 0:26 GMT)

Indeed there are a lot of memories but very few winning momenets. For me sports is all about winning and Sachin tendulkar has failed in that respect. Apart from couple of innings in Sharjah and one innings against Pakistan in WC 2003 ( Thanks to a dropped dolly catch at 31). Sachin Tendulkar has never caught my imagination.There are number of blips on his records. He has a combined average of 33 runs against Wasim, Waqar, Donland, McGarath. His 4th innings average is miserable 35 as compared to 50+ for likes of VVS Laxman and Younis Khan ( true match winners). Offcourse Sachin Tendulkar has few records as he played for 23 years and by default had to have few records. Another indication of any sportsman's stature is his opponent's opinion. McGath rates Lara as best batsman. Waqar says the same.Murali rated Lara as best spin playing batsman while Wasim Akram rated viv Richards as best batsman he ever bowled. Tendulkar needs to end this deception and retire from test cricket too!Its over!

Posted by   on (December 25, 2012, 0:23 GMT)

Most of my fav Sachin ODI knocks are his non 100s

1) 45 against West Indies in Trinidad on a green turf in 1997 against Amby and Walsh

2) 45 against Pak in 1998 at Dhaka when India chased 314

3) His first innings as an opener. 82 vs NZ

4) 54 Against Eng in 2003 world cup

5) Knock against Pak in the 1992 world cup

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 23:31 GMT)

Everybody always talks about his batting but my favourite Tendulkar moment came during the ODI leg of the tour to Pakistan in 2004. It was final game, series tied 2-2. Pakistan were chasing 294 to win, and Inzamam, so often their match winner, was set and playing well on 38. He lofted the spinner, Murali Kartik, and the ball seemed to be destined to cross the ropes for six runs. Oh, but wait! Up popped probably the shortest man on the field and caught the ball with barely any room between his only foot on the ground and the boundary rope. Inzamam gone. Pakistan gone. India won their first ever series in Pakistan. Dean Jones was on air and he was amazed at Tendulkar's reaction. It wasn't that of a 300+ ODI veteran, but more of a 16 year old's. Sums up Tendulkar perfectly.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 22:40 GMT)

For me his 1989 match at 16 years and facing waqur ,akram and Imran.he was hit on the nose by a bouncer bowled by Imran Khan but carried on with a plaster on his nose and hit few more boundaries. That is even at16 showed he will never cowed down by aggressive bowling....humm will miss him

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 21:38 GMT)

Some of my memories of Sachin apart from the many already covered: # Match winning 50 against WI in 1992 to qualify for Benson & Hedges finals # Assault on Mcgrath in Nairobi 2000 # Ruthless decimation of Saqlain in Dhaka 1998 during 1st finals and his 3rd final blitzkrieg set India on course for a famous victory # Match winning 60 in the Titan cup finals 1996 against SA # Match winning century at Indore 2001 versus Australia where he seemed to be batting on a different wicket than the rest # Match winning centuries in SL finals (kitply cup 2009 and independence cup 1997) # Brutal attack on Olanga at Sharjah in 1998 finals - yet another match winning century in the finals # His quick fire century against Zimbabwe to qualify for finals in SA 1996 # Match winning knocks to win 2008 CB series finals # Match winning five for at Kochi 1998 where he bamboozled Aussies with his leg spin # Match winning 90 odd runs against Pak 2006 where he had to see through difficult phases

Many more......

Posted by HawksXI on (December 24, 2012, 20:52 GMT)

There are plenty of moments but i liked the way sachin played in the Bangladesh Independence Cup in Dhaka where he scored nearly 250 runs with strike rate of over 100 and took catches and wickets and obviously he was player of the tournament. I liked the storm tendulkar bought in sharja, Caddick Six, 175 vs Australia at Hyderabad.. 98 vs Pak in 2003 WC, His Innings or 117 and 91 against Australia in CB Series.. His spell in the Hero Cup semi-final... 186 vs Against New Zealand at Hyderabad.. I was lucky that i'm from Hyderabad and i saw all his hundred here's... He loves Hyderabad very much... Will Miss sachin alot.. No one can replace the master in future.. All the best dear friend for your future commitments. I wish your son will become a great cricketer as you... Thanks for your entertainment

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 20:37 GMT)

I like him on the field. i always love him. Where there is a sachin there is a cricket

Posted by RaviReddy on (December 24, 2012, 20:10 GMT)

Innings against Australia in 96 world cup. His 30+ against aussies in Nairobi ICC knock out trophy, It was a pleasure watching him attack Mcgrath & Lee right from the word go. It set the base for yuvi's special in his first ODI innings. His 100 & five for in first ODI in 98 Aus series(Agarkar's ODI debut)

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 20:08 GMT)

Obviously superb performance in Sharjah Cup, WC 96, 2003, 2011.... apart from these 175 against Australia in Hyderabad, 2009, six to akhtar and caddick.. 98 vs pakistan, 200 vs SA, comeback century vs kenya,

*most especially his last inning of 52 against pakistan in asia cup 2012.. Miss You Legend... Hats Off...!!!!!!!

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 20:07 GMT)

best moment was when tendulkar scored a record double century in ODI history

Posted by k_grover on (December 24, 2012, 19:57 GMT)

Although he was a batting legend and I have countless unforgettable memories of his Batting heroics (2 hundreds against aussies in Sharjah, 98 against Pak inWC, his century in Perth and double hundred against australia when he didnt play cover drive at all to name the few). But the memories that stand otr for me are- 1) his stunning catch of Inzamam ul haz while running at the boundary, specially the way he celebrated (never saw him that animated before). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfeIYy0eLfA 2) Last ball wicket of Moin Khan. That was priceless. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L3FQrGAQKE)

He was not only a great cricketer but also a great sportsman and an awesome human being. The whole world will Miss u a lot. Thank you for all the memories.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 19:54 GMT)

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/65971.html

this is one of those matches i can never forget..... not a famous one though.... SA needing 6 of the last over,..... and the MAN steps up.... McMillan on strike with 5 balls to go..... almost deliberately bowls a "single-able" delivery..... and the big Mc bites the bate..... next 3 deliveries hit donald on the pads.... no chance given to white-lightening to bring timber to leather..... a single comes off the last ball.....but THE GREAT ONE had one it for his team by then.....

just to mention, kapil and prabhakar had not completed their quota of overs when sachin came on to bowl the game's final over

Posted by Hurricane08 on (December 24, 2012, 19:34 GMT)

India v England at Lords - 1990: A match remembered for Graham Gooch's triple hundred and Kapil Dev's 4 consecutive sixes off Eddie Hemmings. Late in England's second innings, Allan Lamb hits a shot in the air towards long off and out of nowhere a young lad runs 40 yards and takes a one-handed catch (still running to overcome his momentum). We were stunned that this could even be done. Here was a young emerging champ and he had just defied physics. Here is a video clip of the catch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH2I6DdK21c&playnext=1&list=PL0497D9DAC41583A0&feature=results_main

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 19:20 GMT)

Tendulkar innings in Hyderabad against Australia 175 of some 143 balls. Where every other batsmen didn't last long the Legend almost took India to victory. And almost every innings against Australia is best.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 19:11 GMT)

The moment i liked a lot was when Sachin scored his 1st 50 in IPL against Kings XI Punjab. That was a very good match. Sachin will be missed :( at least from ODIs.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 19:05 GMT)

i like the moment When Sehwag scored 200+ and beat Tendulkar's highest ODI score. Tendulkar was little upset to find out that there there is another cricket God but appreciated the fact that an Indian broke his record.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 18:08 GMT)

The assault on Pushpakumara during the 137 vs SL in the 1996 World Cup...

Taking the attack to McGrath and co during a breezy 90 vs Aus at Wankhede in the 96 World Cup...

The Sharjah sandstorm innings', where Warne and co were left clueless...

The mauling of Henry Olonga at Sharjah...

The emotional 140 vs Kenya at Bristol...

Giving it back to McGrath at Nairobi...

Upper-cutting Shoaib Akhtar over third man and toying with Wasim and Waqar en-route a breathtaking 98 at Centurion...

Pulling Andrew Caddick out of Kingsmead, Durban in the 2003 World Cup...

The 141 vs Pakistan at Rawalpindi while chasing 320 odd...

Three classic boundaries in a Brett Lee over at Melbourne...

117 and 91 in the CB series finals...

The perfect cover drive off Hilfenhaus during a flawless 175 at Hyderabad...

The 200 against Steyn, Morkel and co...

Running to the ground like a child after the World Cup triumph...

There are great players....then there are legends...then daylight...then Tendulkar...

Posted by soumyas on (December 24, 2012, 17:55 GMT)

1998 Coca-cola cup at sharja, 143 to qualify for the final was my best memory.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 17:33 GMT)

akhtar bowling at 155....and tendulkar smashing him in 2003 Wcup.

Posted by AbhijitGuha on (December 24, 2012, 17:33 GMT)

The best moment for me was the world cup of 2003 against Pakistan, that 98 runs were better than any other century Sachin has ever done, the shots were perfect,the bowlers were fine, but that was his day, like God had created Sachin for that day and sat back to enjoy his creation to take over the cricketing world and said look who is here * Emperor* is on the flow.... Amazing.

Posted by Al_Bundy1 on (December 24, 2012, 17:33 GMT)

My favorite Tendulkar moment: World Cup 2011 final match against Sri Lanka - Unsung Indian bowlers did a commendable job of limiting Sri Lanka to a reasonable total. India's batting superstars - Sehwag and Sachin open for India. Sehwag scores 0 while Sachin scores 18. Both don't know how to handle pressure. That's when I knew Sachin's retirement was overdue. He should have retired after World Cup 2011.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 17:31 GMT)

The SACHIN moment for me is the World Cup 2011 victory lap........How much tears of joys i had........ and post all those celebrations he asked his ardent follower to the dressing room and let him touch the WC..... Dats how GOD transpire into human beings...

And one very special moment when I saw him on SMS Stadium IND vs RSA.. wow.. i can live all my life just in memory of that single four he hit....and the four he saved to help india win by 1 run....

Posted by zagar on (December 24, 2012, 17:30 GMT)

The guy has been around for so long and most of the recent years (2008 onwards Iwould say) have been without any memorable event. Difficult to remember more than 5 years back although going through the replies of the others here they have been able to remember events before 2008 - guess that is when he should have quit

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 17:06 GMT)

that last over in Hero cup.....and in other matches everytime he dismissed the well set opposition batsmen....famously steve waugh

Posted by CricketforOlympics on (December 24, 2012, 16:55 GMT)

Since my Birth in 1991, All the moments whenever I Have thought Of Sachin, are my most precious moments. One of those most precious moment when I saw his magical innings of 186*(150) not out against New Zealand in 1999 . I was loving that match since morning. That very day I was gifted a First Bat with *MRF* badge by my father. with MRF also being the initials of My grandpa's ,my father's and my own name successively making it all the way special. I will never forget that day, i got to share with Sachin's innings. : ) way too special. Thanks

Posted by Adesh_Goyal on (December 24, 2012, 16:44 GMT)

There are numerous Sachin Tendulkar moments. However, my choice are little different from the rest:

1. Somewhere in 1997-98, when India toured South Africa, in the final, Sachin was so brutal, the fielder of Daryll Cullinan's caliber removed his hands while fielding, Sachin was hitting the ball so hard, that even they said Sachin was going to break the ball into pieces. 2. The three sixes that he hit off Brett Lee, Mcgrath in mini world cup 2000 in Nairobi, were among the best. 3. In 2003 world cup, Andrew Caddick had said that he was happy as Tendulkar was opening,so that he will get the chance to get him out early. The hook shot Tendulkar played to him answered him. The ball went out of the park.

Posted by shishir7 on (December 24, 2012, 16:40 GMT)

Hi,

It's very sad that one of the pioneers of the One day cricket is retiring. Sachin was an exceptional cricketer. Some believed him to be GOD in the cricket field and some MASTER BLASTER and some MIRACLE. But,people forget that he is HUMAN and he has emotions and feelings. I salute him for his decision.

Sachin came in as a teenager and to play with the greats, seemed to be impossible. But he showed the class, technique and temperament. May be more than that....That time we came to know that STAR OF CRICKET is born.

For me the turning point in his career was, when he was introduced to open the innings for India in the One day format of the game . People by that time knew that he has talent but when he opened the innings, he was so exciting. He gave us so much enjoying moments. We can rightly say him as THE PRIDE OF INDIA.

He is the ROLE MODEL for the youngsters and for the next generation to come.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 16:25 GMT)

in odis-98 vs pakistan in 2003 world cup in tests-103* vs england in chennai 2008

Posted by motta_maadi_cricket_expert on (December 24, 2012, 16:22 GMT)

It was 1989 exhibition match between India and Pakistan. It was the first time I watched Sachin. He was very young and looked like some of my 14 year old class mates. Sachin was facing Abdul Qadir. India needed 40+ to win in 2 overs, impossible in those days. He hit Qadir for a six, what stood out was the timing. We were admiring the stroke still a long way off from the target but someone was trying. Second ball and Sachin hit another six. Ok, now I left the chair and sat closer to the TV. Third ball, Sachin hits another six. This boy had to be watched closely. He was onto something here. Fourth ball, and another six again.Sachin picked 3 runs of the last 2 deliveries. 27 runs in the over, unheard of during those times. Suddenly, the targer was 14+ runs in the last over. Srikanth, Sachin's partner couldn't keep up the scoring in the last over by Wasim Akram and India lost the match. But that day Sachin announced his arrival and I knew that I had witnessed something special

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 15:52 GMT)

Hitting Shoaib Akhtar over point for a six in WC2003. Yet to see such a beautiful shot till date.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 15:43 GMT)

Operation Desert Storm. Also I heard a story on TV, dont remember the speaker, how he was warned that Azhar and rest were planning to throw the game and he single handedly won it

Posted by sachin_vvsfan on (December 24, 2012, 15:36 GMT)

@KiwiRocker am tired of your same old copy pasted comment. You are just jealous of sachin and keep pasting those nonsense (read irrelevant test records in ODI). Lara(dint he play for records like 400 which was openly criticized by ponting) and ponting(avg 20+ in INDIA)fared much worse at the end of their careers. @getsetgopk no one cares about his debut innings. That 98 was special because it came in WC (the same biggest event that you pak fans keep complaining about his match winnings innings.And his allround performance in 99 WC too stands out. I know you hate us so much but atleast respect a sportsperson who gave back lot to the game. @itshashim 33 of 49 hundreds resulted in victories . May be you started watching cricket in the last 5 years only (even then his 100 in CB series in 2008 and 200 against SA and 175 against Aus still stands high)

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 15:35 GMT)

The legend of Tendulkar is obviously some high quality performances which over the course of two decades have had myriad shades. Desert Storm (1998), WC 2003 (vs Pak), Champions Trophy attack vs McGrath, first ever ODI 200 etc. However, my favorite Tendulkar moments are two where he was still a prodigy. 1) That over to Brian McMillan in Hero Cup finals where he snatched the victory from imminent defeat. He was handed the ball ahead of seasoned campaigners like Kapil Dev and delivered a nerveless over giving away only three runs! The way the crowd of nearly 10000 erupted was pure theater! 2) The brutal 49 ball 82 in Auckland.

These were done at a time when Tendulkar was not yet burdened by the expectations of a nation, not yet a 'star' who was expected to carry Indian hopes of victory on the field. But most of all, these were done at a time when his game was unfettered by innocence, by being at an age where he believed he cannot be defeated!

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 15:25 GMT)

that sixer, the sixer he made against Aktar in 2003 world cup is enough to tell the greatness of a great batsman.... more than being a great cricketer, he is a great human being...

Posted by FAB_ALI on (December 24, 2012, 15:20 GMT)

The thrashing of Henry Olonga!!!! Olonga said," I got him out in the earlier game and that made him angry somewhat!" Happened with many other bowlers as well. As Shane Warne once said," I see him in my dreams, hitting me everywhere around the park".......

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 15:19 GMT)

That pull against Andy Caddick in WC 2003, that moment is a single stand alone moment for me.

Posted by captain_cook76 on (December 24, 2012, 15:08 GMT)

Every moment was the best. Each was a gem in its own way. But I would like to point out something which proves the greatness of the man. In the early 1990s Tendulkar started to play a tap shot, he would tap the pace bowlers just next to the stumps and would take a single. But in 1996 World Cup Quarter final, he got out playing the shot to a bowler called Ata ur Rehman. That was the last time I saw him play that shot. Never again in his career did he attempt it again. Similarly the 241 he scored against the Australians, 90% of his runs were scored on the leg side. In the innings preceding that innings they had got him out driving on the off side. He curbed his natural instinct and played a gem. Test cricket at its best. That day he stayed unbeaten and I am sure the Ausssies would've never got him out in that innings. That is perfection to me! No wonder he is called the GOD!!

Posted by oneupnowuv on (December 24, 2012, 15:07 GMT)

perhaps my most early and most vivid cricket memory ..that six of kasprowich... which landed on the tent.

Posted by -ani- on (December 24, 2012, 15:05 GMT)

"THE DESERT STORM", definately. Especially the 141 which carried India to the finals. It was probably his most destructive innings. Nothing could stop Sachin that day.. Magical & Brutal. What a thrilling memory it is!!

Posted by HandH on (December 24, 2012, 15:03 GMT)

Well, my pick of the moment is the one that when Sir SRT went after Henry Olanga in the final of Sharjah Cup in November 1998 on his way to make 124* cruising India to post 10 wickets victory. When Olanga cornered SRT in the league match with a bouncer, he went after Olanga, as if he is intentionally taking revenge for that league match dismissal. That was really a feast.

Posted by InnocentGuy on (December 24, 2012, 14:58 GMT)

it is tough to pick 1 favorite moment when almost his entire career is filled with moments that give you goosebumps. But for the sake of this article, I'd say the desert storm innings - Semi Finals. India was still a slightly above average team, capable of the odd surprise. True that it was an innings in the subcontinent, but to drag a whole team single handedly to not just qualify but actually try to win the match was a preposterous idea to think of, let alone do it. Honestly, even though I knew if anyone could do it back then, it was SRT, I still didn't believe he would go for it. That was until he did. It was that innings that made me a full on Team India supporter. I understood what it means to be a 'fan'. To be a Team India fan. To be an SRT fan. It changed my view of sports, of cricket. It made me realize what it really means to 'never say die'.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 14:35 GMT)

Year 1998...sharjah cup final league match, it was a do or die match for india and as expected the bating line up collapsed against aussie bowlers..but the birthday boy kept standing in the ruins..india lost the match but sachin's unforegetable ton assured the team's final birth.. India clinched the series curtesy sachin's consequtive century in the final... .it is one of those billion memories u gave that will inspire us and will always made us feel how lucky we are..thanx sachin...thanx a lot...it is a very sad day for the whole countrey, gods are quitting..evils are everywhere..

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 14:31 GMT)

Hero cup 1993 finals - bowling the last over to Brian Macmillan. The 88 vs Australia at Bangalore in the Titan cup. The blitzkrieg on Waqar, Wasim and Shoaib in WC - 2003.

Posted by Al_Bundy1 on (December 24, 2012, 14:24 GMT)

My favorite Sachin moment is 2011 World Cup final. Zaheer and the unsung Indian bowlers bowled extremely well to restrict Sri Lanka to a manageable total. Indians are praying - don't let Sachin score another century, because if he scores a century we will surely lose the match. In come Sachin and Sehwag - our batting superheroes. Every Indian expects them to lift the World Cup. But what do our superheroes do - Sehwag is out first ball, and Sachin scores a measly 18 runs. Sachin was a run scoring machine, but he just could not handle pressure. Ditto for Sehwag. If it wasn't for youngsters like Gambhir, Kohli and Dhoni, we would have lost the World Cup.

Posted by bhusnur on (December 24, 2012, 14:24 GMT)

How can anything remotely compare to the back to back sandstorm innings! The Aussies were so sick of him back then :).

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 14:21 GMT)

There are lots of them but these are saved in my memory like a Live Video:

1. In 2003 WC match against England all the talks were around Getting-Sachin-Early. That Pull, That Six, That face, I CANNOT forget it. NEVER.

2. Titan Cup 1998 - Mastery Knock of 88, was 8th to fall at 164. crowd got berserk but were pacified. Fortunately for Sachin, he was at the winning end this time all thanks to that epic 9th wicket stand between Srinath & Kumble.

3. 1999 World Cup - The innings against Kenya was an emotional one. His stare to the sky spoke thousands words and I can bet whole nation cried along with him.

4. 2010 - 200 runs vs South Still remember the exact words of Ravi Shastri: Gets it, First Man on Planet to reach 200 and It's the SUPERMAN from INDIA - Sachin Tendulkar 200 from 147. Take a Bow Master!

It is hard to believe we won't see him in Indian Colours any more. SRT, You deserve a Lap of Honour more than anybody on this Planet Earth.Thanks for all the Happy & Proud memories.

Posted by Fahad77 on (December 24, 2012, 14:13 GMT)

Well there are many moments and he played good knocks against every team many times but the innings that i like the most is against Pakistan in world cup 2003 in centurion. He made comfortable 98 runs and was got out by Shoaib Akhtar. But the way he started the innings was really fantastic. He was playing against the best bowling attack team of that time (Wasim,Waqar and Shoaib) but he smashed ball everywhere in the ground as he was doing net practice. It was really amazing knock by the great batsman Sachin Tendulkar. He deserves the fame becoz he made a big record of making runs and he really promoted cricket and acted like a gentleman in the ground and never played for captaincy just for the team that's what make him different from other cricketers....

Posted by Maanday on (December 24, 2012, 14:04 GMT)

though its very difficult to come to one or even 10 best tendulkar moments, but if i have to choose one then it will be the hook he pulled off Andrew Caddick in 2003 WC agaonist England.. he has stopped playings nowadays..

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 14:01 GMT)

When a complete innings is considered, my favourite one is 'Desert Storm'. But when it comes to a shot, it is his straight drive off Morne Morkel in the league match against South Africa in WC2011. I know that every straight drive looks beautiful when it beats the fielders at mid off and mid on, but this one looked special the moment the ball made contact with the ball. Words can't describe the awe i felt looking at his follow through.Also the inability of Morkel's diving effort showed how helpless he was against such batting great.

Posted by umarb4u on (December 24, 2012, 13:48 GMT)

23years.. and i should pick one! hmmm.. i dont want to choose / highlight his batting/bowling/fielding powress!! but.. humanity.. Cricket brought him STARDOM! Sachin brought RESPECT to Cricket! I wish i had a personal life like his! He loved ONE girl! and LIVES for that ONE still! This is my 10dulkar moment - off the field.. Him coming out to calm the Kolkatta crowd (after that infamous runout by Shoib Akthar against Pakistan!) so that Cricket continues! was the BESTEST example of sportsmanship and sporting moment - on the field! SALUTE SRT! :)

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 13:41 GMT)

Unaware of this post and probably at about the same time when this article was published on Cricinfo, I created my own list of 9 of my unforgettable moments of Sachin Tendulkar in ODIs along with a photo collage, and posted it on my Facebook Timeline. The funny irony is that 8 out of 9 of my favorite moments match with the ones listed in this article. Here is the link to my Facebook Post: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10102036858191751&set=a.10100293673383081.2889069.10053741&type=1&theater

Posted by mushtimunda on (December 24, 2012, 13:35 GMT)

To my memory u missed a very special and important innings of that series.... his 175 vs australia is his best innings by far and the authority with which he scored was incredible. The next best scorer was raina(60+). Of the total 351 he scored half of the runs and still india missed winning that match. also I remember his 141 vs pakistan in pakistan and becoming the 1st indian to score a century in pakistan. next best was extras. This was the condition of indian team in all the matches he scored.

Posted by Vipul_Kaushik on (December 24, 2012, 13:33 GMT)

The moment I read the news about God retiring, I am not able to gain my composure back. I started following Cricket from 1996 World Cup and from that very moment, all I did was praise the master and relish his genius. I have his photograph in my small 8 inch x 8 inch temple and I worship him. I cannot recall how many times I grappled with his critics. Never in my life will I be able to follow cricket in a manner that I used to do when my champion was batting :'( I simply can't think about my favorite moment of the Master as the mere image of his in my mind is making me cry.

We all deserved to see his last hurrah, prepare us mentally to say the least. You didn't do the right thing :'( I am gonna miss you, God. All I am left with is one of my proudest possession - Memoir of his hundred hundreds. It's going to be a family thing now.

Posted by Raghuramants on (December 24, 2012, 12:55 GMT)

My favourite Sachin moment was @ Multan 2004, the media went crazy telling Sachin was upset and unhappy when Dravid made a declaration call when Sachin was 194*. The next day, Sachin bowled the last over of the day to Moin Khan who was a street-smart cricketer, and SRT bamboozled him by bowling a googly and bowled him neck and crop. The joy which was evident on SRT's face showed his priorities of putting the team first. Even if he had a tinge of a disappointment of missing out on a double hundred, which was humanly all right, the way he overcame the situation which was ticking like a time bomb made him a larger than life character to me. SRT forever...

Posted by Pathiyal on (December 24, 2012, 12:34 GMT)

i am one of those who complained about Sachindelaying his retirement! but when i think about the 'desert storm' innings in sharjah i get goosebumps. he was an authority in ODIs during his prime time. NO BOWLER was able to dominate him during those times and he was getting out due to his own aggression.

Posted by itshashim on (December 24, 2012, 12:32 GMT)

The amount of praise Tendulkar has got during the last 2 decades, I fail to recall his five match winning hundreds out of 49 he has scored. I keep hearing about the Sharjah innings against Australia and WC innings against Kenya. But I m all convinced with his brilliant batting skills.

Posted by Manas- on (December 24, 2012, 12:30 GMT)

I have seen Sachin play some 10 odd times in Stadiums and he blessed me by scoring 6 100's in those, enjoyed each and every time when I experienced pure genius of his LIVE in front of my eyes.

My favorite moment though will not be that 200 at Gwalior or numerous other tons but the straight drive he played against Brett Lee at MCG, 2008 in an ODI.

The cracking sound that echoed around the huge MCG still rings in my ears to the day, that was just out of the world and worth travelling miles to watch and experience! Thanks Sachin for making my Aussie journey worthwhile for more than one reason :)

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 12:19 GMT)

175 against aus at hydrabad...........2nd vs pak in 2003 wc

Posted by NaimishShah on (December 24, 2012, 12:05 GMT)

A lot of articles recently have made me believe that picking the best moment of a wonderful career is an effort in futility. Even the best writers, editors haven't been able to zero in on one. To me, his humility and dignity will stand out forever. An ardent student of the game, a champion mind that wants to fight all the time; his greatness lies in the eternality of his love for the game and succeeding for his country. Some of his beautiful moments have been captured in this article. I would like to add his unbeaten century in the CB series final at the SCG in 2008. It had been a tough test series (monkey-gate), Sach wasn't having the best of an ODI series. He had saved the best for last. Followed it up with 90 odd in the second final. He is not someone who speaks a lot in the media but he was cheeky enough to let Ricky know that indeed a third final wasn't required. (Ricky had predicted before the best of 3 finals that a third will not be required)

Posted by ak0481 on (December 24, 2012, 11:59 GMT)

i think for me his ings against pakistan in test match in chennai dnt remember the year though we whr on the losing side but with his back injury he scored 131 against likes of saqlain n wasim akram, second i feel shrajah storm against aussie.......... and the one after his father demises against kenya though against menows but its really very gusty to b back for country after your father 2 days before

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 11:59 GMT)

The six of Caddick - greatest shot ever played in this version of the game!

Posted by rbabur on (December 24, 2012, 11:49 GMT)

My favourite moment was in a match where there were others who did most of the damage to Australians...In Kolkatta 2001, he bowled a googly to get Shane Warne out and that is the moment, he also won the reverse battle with Shane Warne the batsman as Sachin the bowler.....And the history says, he is the second highest wicket taker in the series for india if i am not wrong!!!

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 11:45 GMT)

Driving Brett lee for consecutive boundaries in Australia. Watched it live. Was special.

Posted by shyam2289 on (December 24, 2012, 11:37 GMT)

My fav moment of sachin is many but undoubtly the best is sharjah where he single handedly took us to the final and won the final for us with back to back centuries he won many matches for us but this stands top among all where no other batsman scored he single handedly won the match for us.Miss u the fav son of india! Thanks for ur memories.

Posted by Prem_Chin on (December 24, 2012, 11:34 GMT)

a shot >> Everybody says straight drive. It's great but have look at this. One and only Sachin's hook Nobody plays better than him past or perhaps posterity. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrmbmbxGxTc) a catch >> Catch of Inzamam at long on one the eve of 5th and final ODI (decider) during India's tour of Pak 2003-04. a spell >> Eventhough not a spell, the final over of 2nd day of 1st Test at Multan 2003-04. Moin Khan gobsmacked. an innings >> It has to be 140 against Oz at Sharjah '98 to make India go through to final. Chips were down. Conditions fierce. Oz fielding and bowling top notch. an encounter >> More than runs and wins, it's impact he's had on Indian people. I do remember an instance where in around my 2000 fellow mates from our +2 school gathered to watch the WC '99 quarter final match against Oz. 2 mins post Sachin's wicket, the entire watching arena was vacant and I felt surreal. That's the kind of impact and glue that Sachin has had on Indian audiences especially 90s.

Posted by hary_14 on (December 24, 2012, 11:18 GMT)

Not the world but Cricket world really end in 23th Dec 2012.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 11:15 GMT)

He dint even celebrate his century(the way he usually does), but look at him wen we qualified for Sharjah final. He punches his fist. And a die-hard fan is born.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 11:11 GMT)

If cricket was a religion, Sachin is GOD ! Few of the last Gentlemen of Cricket !

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 11:11 GMT)

Upper cut against deadly bowling from Shoiab in WC2003

Posted by manohpk on (December 24, 2012, 10:53 GMT)

We missing little master ST ... Cricket DON Love you

Posted by MR.CHANDRAKANT.ACHARE on (December 24, 2012, 10:49 GMT)

ACCORDING TO ME - SACHIN GIVES US SO MANY UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS : Few of them 1) Last over against SA (1993) 2) Back to back centuries agnst Aus. at Sarjah (1998) 3) CB Series Innings agnst Aus.(2008) 4) 98 Runs agnst Pakistan (WC-2003) 5) 175 Runs aganst Aus (2009)

Posted by Zimin on (December 24, 2012, 10:38 GMT)

All moment of sachin is the great memory to me. whether it was batting, bowling or fielding.

Posted by MaruthuDelft on (December 24, 2012, 10:30 GMT)

This is unbelievable. The above list completely misses it. Tendulkar was a brilliant ODI batsman before he was promoted to the opening slot. He was capable of emulating Viv Richards. He played some explosive match winning knocks before that; when SA toured India after their exile Tendulkar dismissed bowlers including Alan Donald. When Sri Lanka toured India their bowlers were annihilated in the finishing overs; when Tendulkar toured England the first time he played 2 thunderous short knocks in front of a noisy Indian crowd to bring victory to India. I still remember them. In those days Tendulkar hit through the ball; he would send it racing to the boundary within the arc. With a fresh face, a beautiful compact body and fit, athletic and powerful movements Tendulkar played his knocks in those days. The England knocks are my favourite Tendulkar moments.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 10:23 GMT)

My favourite Sachin moment its like looking for a needle in the hay but still his 98 against Pakistan in 2003 , His 217 against new zealand as captain , his 186 against New Zealand ,and yes Moin Khan Bowled off his googly...........Many more are there

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 10:16 GMT)

one of my favorite tendulkar moments is his superb timing catch in SAMSUNG CUP ODI SERIES in pakistan in 2005, it was the series decider match, inzamam was cruising with runs, he lofts a shot over long on of murali karthik, our maestro comes running from nowhere and takes a running catch on boundary rope, it was superb moment

Posted by VinodGupte on (December 24, 2012, 9:58 GMT)

his 100+ and 90+ in AUS during CB series wins. i always looked at that victory a lot tougher than the WC win. SRT won it for us.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 9:41 GMT)

In the test match vs pakistan where he gave a bewildered look when his score was 194 and rahul dravid declared the innings.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 9:34 GMT)

Brutal attack against Pakistan on 2003 world cup.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 9:32 GMT)

Brutal attack against Pakistan on 2003 world cup thats my one of favorite movement .

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 9:29 GMT)

love you Sachin. I will never seen again ODI cricket..........................

Posted by MuppetSach on (December 24, 2012, 9:19 GMT)

Oh Dear, What a player.. still I can't believe Sachin will not play,Though still I think he should retire after winning world cup, Now cricket will be not that much exciting after him. Salute Sachin

Posted by KingKongIn on (December 24, 2012, 9:12 GMT)

Titan cup last over against SA and India Won, merciless batting against Pak and any couple of inning agains Aus in sarjah..couple of inning again Aus in AUS where India won triangular VB series, Century against Pakistan in chennai while he was injured, six on cadick ball...list is long ..but these are the some momnets...!! God Bless Sachin!!

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 9:06 GMT)

Tendlya.....!the first man on the planet to score 200 in odis...tat is the most memorable moment of his outstanding carreer!!!!!!!!!

Posted by kkrish555 on (December 24, 2012, 9:03 GMT)

My favorite moment: his first ODI century and it was against australia at colombo in 1994. i still remember that match. one of best attacking innings i have seen.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 9:02 GMT)

His innings in sharjah against Australia, when india need abt 250 runs to score to reach in final

Posted by Sohaib.Khan on (December 24, 2012, 8:46 GMT)

My Favorite Tendulkar moment is when Shoaib Akhter bowled him on Golden Duck infront of noisy Eden Gardens Kolkata crowd in 1999.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 8:35 GMT)

Test century in MCG 1999,ODI 175 vs Aus 2010,144 vs Aus in dhakha.144 vs aus in sharjah

The worst moment was 136 vs pak in chennai.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 8:24 GMT)

There is no God but God! everyone else is His creation, even in Sports there are mere human beings.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 8:24 GMT)

In the Asia Cup match against Bangladesh when he scored his 100th century , at first i was really disappointed. This man who hadnt gotten his hundred in a year nd it had to be against us but den wen bangladesh won i realized his century made dat match a lot more special. i witnessed his century at the stadium nd we all got up wen he got to his 100.that was an awesome moment and a awesome match.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 8:20 GMT)

Choosing one moment of his ODI career is not a Justice with the "GOD OF CRICKET" his whole ODI career was GREAT AND WONDERFUL. ODI cricket will miss him, and many of fans like me will stop watching ODI cricket.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 8:03 GMT)

Well it was a test match against Pakistan at Eden Gardens and Sachin and Sohaib ran into each other and he got run out. Entire Eden was on fire and stopped the match. I was there too watching 80,000 odd people standing and shouting at the top of their voice. In came Sachin from the dressing room and quietly walked to the pitch......the crowd was wild & cheering him. He merely raised his hand and brought his hand down......that very instant 80,000 people became quiet and sat down....I got tears in my eyes just imaging how it would feel to be in his shoes to bring 80,000 people sit down quietly - Felt like God himself ! Thats the Sachin moment for me.

Posted by moBlue on (December 24, 2012, 7:58 GMT)

my all-time favorite sachin ODI memory is from when he and i were both teenagers!!! sachin was 16, playing one of his first ODIs ever - and in fact it became an unofficial ODI - against PAK in peshawar. IND were chasing and reached a hopeless position. sachin joined srikkanth, the captain, who was abject on that tour and had given up the chase in this match. yet, sachin - as we now know - hated to lose!!! man, what a ferocious assault the 16-year old launched on a shell-shocked PAK in his first international tour, that too in PAK!!! i remember my younger brother and i jumping up and down in our living room as he - incredibly - coolly deposited qadir for 3 sixes in 3 balls, and then went after ahmed and collected 2 more sixes and 1 four in 3 balls!!! IND lost the game by 9 runs but not because the dude who absolutely hated to lose didn't try his best indeed!!! that was the day we all knew this kid was going to go places in IND cricket that no one else had even dreamed of!!!

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 7:53 GMT)

1)Wonderful gesture of twin centuries where Indians were struggled to reach even finals..he alone fought and took us to finals and took the match/series away from Australians who were favorites... 2)His 200 against SA at gwalior...showed the world that at 37 years age,playing all 50 overs unbeaten and the magical mark 200 is reachable...kudos 3)2003 world cup is said to be a Ganguly effort to get into finals..but its because sachins wonderful innings against srilanka,england,pakistan what not every match..specially six against caddick which turned the course of the world cup.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 7:47 GMT)

has to be sharjah - 1997 - 142 runs scored that helped india qualify for the finals if i am not wrong and the match against pakistan in 2003 wc

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 7:43 GMT)

Sachin we always missing you ................................

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 7:40 GMT)

My top 10 Sachin's ODI innings

No Runs BF Opposition Ground 1 143 131 v Australia Sharjah 2 175 141 v Australia Hyderabad (Deccan) 3 200 147 v South Africa Gwalior 4 141 128 v Australia Dhaka 5 134 131 v Australia Sharjah 6 98 75 v Pakistan Centurion 7 141 135 v Pakistan Rawalpindi 8 117 120 v Australia Sydney 9 82 49 v New Zealand Auckland 10 186 150 v New Zealand Hyderabad 10 139 125 v Australia Indore

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 7:28 GMT)

For me, is the final over he bowled vs South Africa in Hero Cup..... He won the match with the ball for INDIA !!

Posted by NGNG on (December 24, 2012, 7:25 GMT)

98, WC 2003 vs Pakistan. Uninhibited strokeplay.

Posted by fan_of_good_cricket on (December 24, 2012, 7:22 GMT)

Back to back hundreds against Australia in Sharjah, 1998. Those were very special. The 98 runs against Pakistan in 2003 WC is probably the second, against an attack comprising of Wasim, Waqar, and Shoaib. But there are so many others that it virtually becomes countless. The 175 against Australia and 141 against Pakistan in March 2004, Rawalpindi should have been mentioned in the article. Though both innings were in losing cause but those were scored in chases of a high score, and he nearly won those matches for India single-handedly as there was no significant contribution from other players. Looking at his ODI matches list, it was astonishing to see that he started his career with two ducks, didn't make any significant score in his first ten innings, scored his first century in his 78th ODI but yet reached a peak that no other player can even think of coming close to, ever!

Posted by 07sanjeewakaru on (December 24, 2012, 7:21 GMT)

What a pleasure to watch Sachin bats... Thanks for wonderful memories... One man Army (Specially in late 90s)to carry a billion. All good things must past by........... Hats off to the legend. A fan from Sri Lanka.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 7:18 GMT)

when he got his stumps broken of the first ball of shoaib akhtar back i think in 1999....when he saw him the first time ....or i guess he didn't see the ball...good memories.

Posted by thahirbinhasan on (December 24, 2012, 7:11 GMT)

I can never forget his century against Kenya after returning from his father's funeral...what a technique he showed during that innings,..I wondered and wondered...still wondering....

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 7:05 GMT)

Sachin in first part of his innings was breathtaking but often always getting out to himself rather than bowler. 2nd Innings was more sedate but produced innings of class stamped all over it I prefer the 2nd Innings. So 200* at Gwalior perhaps was the epitome of that Tendulkar.

Posted by bombers123 on (December 24, 2012, 6:51 GMT)

the most memorable point of Sachin's life was the reverse sweep he hit against Kenya in 1999....when he returned from his Dad's funeral.....kudos to the great man...the IMMORTAL.... the greatest innings..well...the 136 against pakistan..and twin hundreds in Sharjah....no replication of the same.....those were just AWESOME..... other than the stats..wat is outstainding -- the way he carried himself on and off the field..A TRUE ROLE MODEL for any growing and budding personal.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 6:51 GMT)

I have been fortunate to have grown up watching Sachin Tendulkar play and carry the hope of a nation while he went out to bat every single game. Almost all his innings have been marvelous. I would like to mention one feat most might not notice. Every ground in India might be having a mention of a blistering 100 from him but there is this ground in my home town of Kochi where he has a different record. He has 2 five wicket hauls in Kochi whereas he failed to make an impression with the bat here. So for me this is one of the rare moments other than what he has done with the bat that I would like to mention.

Posted by karthik_raja on (December 24, 2012, 6:50 GMT)

For me the Independence Cup final in Dhaka'98. Many remember this match for the Kanitkar's last over finish in a successful chase of 300 plus - the first ever in ODI history. SRT's contribution is small bt very vital. He blazed away 41 runs off 26 balls. which includes 34 runs in boundaries. I still rem the 4 consecutive fours of Azhar and the six of Saqlain's first ball. What an innings!!!. It sets up the tone and allowed others to score run a ball to reach the total safely. Another one is the SIX over point of Olanga in another FINALS in Sharjah where he scored 124*. If my memory serves right, Team's total was around 140 when he scored his century. Later Ganguly smashed 3 sixes of Grant Flower to go past 50. Olanga was doing some trash talk before this match, since he dismissed SRT in the previous match. And that SIX was a fitting reply to him - very much similar to Akhtar scenraio later in '03WC.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 6:39 GMT)

So many momentz & so many feelingz....but the one that standz out for me has to be the "SANDSTORM Moment" in Sharjah. Sachin in the dressing room still padded up waiting for the storm to clear. That showed hiz commitment & hiz clear intent..nothing else mattered.

Posted by Raja_Udhayasuriyan on (December 24, 2012, 6:32 GMT)

Its got to be the Desert Storm, nothing can equal that effort and the kind of drama in that entire series…. Gives me goosebumps even now!

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 6:32 GMT)

98 Against Pakistan in 2003 world cup

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 6:29 GMT)

The greatest inns that Sachin ever played was his Desert Storm hundred in Sharjah,also my favourite hundred.My favourite moment though was after India had won the WC Final when he came charging out to the field.Special memories ! You'll be missed Sachin!

Posted by Nanda_Mcgrath on (December 24, 2012, 6:28 GMT)

I still remember the day when India lost 2003 World cup final against mighty Aussies, Lara said that he switched off the TV after Sachin was out. This remark from such a great man is enough to know what Sachin is and are his abilities. I don't care people's comments here who are speaking so badly about Sachin.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 6:26 GMT)

Moment 1: A sharp catch offered by Sachin dropped in WC 2003 v Pak and Wasim Akram screams: "Do you know whose catch you just now dropped?"

Moment 2: Repeated upper cuts over slips in Oz (2008 & 2012)

Moment 3: Holding his back in pain and agony v Pak, Chennai 1999

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 6:24 GMT)

sachin cb series 1st final,175 vs aus at hyd,200vs sf,163vs nz,186vs nz,138vssri

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 6:23 GMT)

Can't say just one memory. There are so many . But 3 innings stands out more

1. Sharjah Inning (Both tons )

2.2003 World cup vs. Pak inning

3. In Gwalior vs. SA (200*)

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 6:19 GMT)

The three sixes off Abdul Qadir in 1989 is my all time favorite Sachin shots and that was the point I started following Sachin....

Posted by AncientAstronaut on (December 24, 2012, 6:09 GMT)

I grew up with Tendulkar, and there are so many memories to share! I'd personally place his back-to-back centuries in Sharjah on top. They came against one of the greatest one-day teams, and they won the cup for India, but it's more that that; there was something magical about those two innings. He was at the peak of his powers then, and people expected, and he delivered. I still remember keeping track of every run scored by India in those two games. Other memories include the awesome 97 against Pakistan in the 2003 World Cup, the century against Sri Lanka in the 1996 World Cup group game, and the 200 against South Africa, and countless others! Glad that he won the World Cup at least once, or his career would've been incomplete. I'm also glad that he's planning his retirement from the game -- always wanted to see him go respectably.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 6:02 GMT)

there is so much for me that i cant even pick one.

Posted by Jagadeesh_Reddy on (December 24, 2012, 5:54 GMT)

Many moments are there especially in ODIs. Twin centuries in Sharjah. CB Series both finals against Aus. In Hyderabad, he played two great innings of 175 & 186*. Double century in Gwalior against SA. Terrific innings of 98 against Pak in 2003 WC. Great knocks in 1996 and 2011 World cups.

The shots, especially a pull shot Six of Caddick's bowling and upper cut for Akthar. Beautiful straight drives to Brett Lee in CB Series. Two sixes to McGrath in 2000 Knock out game.

Posted by eZoha on (December 24, 2012, 5:50 GMT)

Desert storm in Sharjah. Hands down.

Posted by Kashi0127 on (December 24, 2012, 5:47 GMT)

@manav599 while all the new players like Kallis, Tendulkar, Dravid, Petersen , Amla etc are good, you got to realize that all these players and more than anyone else includes Tendulkar have a huge advantage: 1. All these players are heavily protected with helmets and all kinds of gears and are not playing like Gavaskars, Richards, Boycott etc. 2. They have coaches that are constantly helping the. 3. Most pace attacks or for that matter spin are nothing great in spite of occasional Murali, Steyn etc. They are not facing Malcom Marshal, Roberts, Holding, Lillee, Thomson, Jaardine etc in paceor Prasanna, Bedi, Chandrashekar, Gibbs quality in spin

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 5:44 GMT)

175 against Australia though in losing cause but it was finest innings he played every stroke was crisp every drive timed beautifully it was worth every accolade!

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 5:41 GMT)

It was the worst day in my life !!! I was speechless all through this day, nd sleepless in night as well… Certainly "MY ONLY REASON TO WATCH CRICKET IS NO MORE IN ODI..." :( but respects his decision… will miss dat precious moments f watching his batting which always gave me d pleasure f my life… Thank u Sachin… Thank u for all the stunning memories f past 23 years - from my childhood to till date…

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 5:40 GMT)

Thank you Arindham, that six off Heath Streak stands out for me too. He tried to make room by moving to the leg side and the ball followed him, almost a yorker length delivery and it still went for a six !!!

Posted by Kashi0127 on (December 24, 2012, 5:40 GMT)

Actually two of them - I still remember his debut and early test series. Other than that his retirement anouncement

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 5:38 GMT)

Two of his innings in losing causes stand out - the 136 in the Chennai Test Match and the 175 against Australia in an ODI at Hyderabad. Both proved one thing - no player has ever won a game 'single-handedly'. All great innings from other players have had supporting acts at the other end (even if it was a No. 11). Sachin didn't, he played a lone hand, and that's why India lost these games. But these are two of his best innings without a shadow of a doubt. There's also the ODI 200, the 241* which didn't have a cover drive for the longest time, the 98 against Pakistan in 2003... too many to count.

Posted by santhoshsaikrishna on (December 24, 2012, 5:29 GMT)

And another innings I forgot, 88 against Aussies, 1996 runner-ups, in Bangalore on 21 October 1996..what an innings! Anil and Srinath made sure his innings was not wasted unlike others who made mockery of his innings time and again..

my previous post was wrongly edited in my Word, so many typos, don't mind. Discuss all the things from right perspectives, do not feel jealous of Sachin's fame. Sachin's fans never targeted any other Indian cricketer like other players' fans are doing over and over again on Sachin. Give respect to him, please. He is after all a human being with no magical powers.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 5:19 GMT)

Half century he scored in Recent Australian series.. and CB series finals.. stand out.. of all..

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 5:12 GMT)

I proudly often tell my friends, that I DID NOT miss a single ball played by Sachin Tendulkar, Either watched it in T.V, OR followed a radio or internet commentary. I believe there would be millions like me, though! One of my favorite tendulkar moment would be a step out and straight hit against Heath Strick, in South Africa, in a triangular series, when India needed to surpass Zimbabwe's total 240 in 41 overs to get through to Final. More than the shot, I remember the slight nod of his, after he made contact with the ball....how IMPERIOUS, how AUDACIOUS, how chillingly ADAMANT it was....it defined Tendulkar for me - as if he is saying "Come at me hard and fast, I will get back harder and faster...are you ready for it?"

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 5:11 GMT)

if cricket was my religion tendulkar would be my God i am gonna miss you very much master..... with lover from pakistan

Posted by HK24 on (December 24, 2012, 5:04 GMT)

back to back inning against australia in sharjahan

Posted by santhoshsaikrishna on (December 24, 2012, 5:02 GMT)

Time to see some highly effective and match-winning personalised anti-Sachins here to play spoilsport....when people talk about comparison b/w Sachin and Rahul, why are they not mentioning Rahul Dravid's poor form against over-rated Shoaib? Sachin's six off Shoaib was not the best. I agree. Okay. What about losing contributions from Rahul? If Tendulkar's tons helped opponents win matches, what happened to Rahul's tons in a losing cause against England last year? Rahul didn't even play full overs, I argue from this perspective if you, talk negative of Sachins and bring pitiable Indian moments. And the argument that Sachin avoided Pakistan in 1990s speak of quality of arguments we have had. What about someone mentioning that Sachin scoreAnd why did India lose against Bangladesh on the day Sachin scored his 100th century and why did it win against Srilanka? Those who comment on master's abilit can remember what's his score in Asia Cup final against Srilanka in Colombo in 2004 July-August?

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 4:54 GMT)

I love his bowler-back-drive shot. In WC 2003, he uppercut Shoaib Akhter over 3rdman. It made the world fastest bowler very disappointed. May be there was a couple of uppercut shots in that match. Another shot i can remember at this moment, that time victim bowler was Shane Warne in Sarjah, Sachin played randomly both side of wickets even backward cordons. He made Warne a very ordinary bowler that night. If i search through my memories, many many Sachin moments will come ! Love him :X Missing him :X

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 4:53 GMT)

Plenty of moments, He made 100 tons, each and ever ton is special and many nervous 90's ensured India's victory lot of times. For me Most memorable moment is When the team mates carried him on their shoulder walked along the ground in 2011 worldcup final. He may haven't played good in that match, but he was one of the main reason for India reaching Final... He was delighted watching his dream came true... that was really an emotional moments, how could a man who given given almost everything for cricket return without a single Worldcup under his belt.. Virat kohli said to Manjrekar ' A man who carried the burden of the nation from 2 decades, it is time to carry him'. i want to see that again, Sachin on the shoulders of other team mates holding the tricolour flag... Sachin should have told that it's my final game, at least he should say before he retires from Test cricket....

Posted by cricketsimpleton on (December 24, 2012, 4:48 GMT)

I feel below are some of the best contributions by the real mr.cricket !!

1. A Monumental 175 vs Australia in Hyderabad in 2009/10 2. The Gwalior double gala vs SAF !! 3. A tremendous all round performance in the Mini world cup in dhaka- 1998 - 141 and 4+ wickets vs AUS 4. Scintillating 117* and 91 in the CB series finals vs AUS 5. And everyone's all time favorite favorite : The Twin tons in sharjah !!

Btw,No offense tendulkar bashers aka People steal christmas!! This section is a tribute area of the fans of a man who has achieved magnificently in his profession with an un matchable and a near unbeatable career (atleast for quite some years)

so please try to respect that emotion and Please try not to inject your Cricket expertise with numbers in here. Numbers are mere numbers. Any one feels this retirement is just another batsman who got retired, is very welcome to match just 10% of what he has achieved in international cricket. Some times Ball hitting is Just not a Joke.

Posted by varunrallapalli on (December 24, 2012, 4:41 GMT)

There are countless memories ....If I were to pick one......the pull shot six off the bowling of Andy caddick in World cup in 2003..

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 4:33 GMT)

@KiwiRocker if u think Sachin is overrated can u give any batsman's stats that are better than him against the bowlers u mentioned?

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 4:28 GMT)

My Favorite moment is his monumental efforts in Sharjah in 1998 when he played a stellar knock of 143 against Australia standing tall amid the sandstorm and also the knock of 134 in the finals against the same opposition to help India win that Sharjah cup... Lots of youngsters would have started watching cricket only to see you bat. A great era has come to an end!!!!.. Sachin You are really the god of cricket. you are irreplaceable. Love you Sachin.....Thanks for giving us memorable moments in cricket.Saluting Sachin the Great Master!!!!!!!!!

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 4:26 GMT)

His 175 vs Aus in late 2009, when India narrowly lost by 3 runs chasing a huge 350.

Posted by manav599 on (December 24, 2012, 4:24 GMT)

@ Ali_Aziz Dear sir, sachin has scored 33 ODI centuries in wining cause. The 2nd best centurion, Ricky Ponting, has a total of 30 centuries. So Sachin has scored more match winning tons than anyone else's total tons. So please dont spread myths.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 4:24 GMT)

phew...countless memories. . . Cant forget d period when Sachin would be the only hope to score runs,let alone winning(esp abroad)...Sharjah '98 memories are still fresh/memorable...What an ambassador for the game and India...

Posted by manav599 on (December 24, 2012, 4:14 GMT)

@KiwiRocker If Sachin is over-rated, name anyone from anytime who is a better One Day player and I will tell his averages against specific bowlers and then your facts can be compared. Sachin didnt play only against Mcgrath or Wasim and all but bthe entire world, look at his overall record.The guy has scored more than 18000 runs with 49 tons in ODIs, far above than anyone else. Any of your ratings cannot be enough for the guy.

Posted by WEXI on (December 24, 2012, 4:12 GMT)

My Favorite Shot of SRT is when he Pulled Mcgrath for Six in Narobi in ICC Knocout 2000.A Catch to dissmiss Sayed Anwar in Sharja after Kambli and another person Drop him in 1994.Spell when he ran through Aussi side by his leg Spin in Cochi in 1998 by taking 5 wkts.Innings when he first open the batting and showed who he is in Newzeland in 1994.In 1992 -93 on South Africa tour one Board was displayed 6+4=10dulkar.Encounter with Sohaib in Centurion in world cup 2003.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 4:07 GMT)

The Sandstorm!!!!! the greatest individual accomplishment in a team sport!!

Posted by manav599 on (December 24, 2012, 4:05 GMT)

One of My favourite moments (Not Mentioned by others till now) is century(124 not out of 92 balls) against Zimbave when Henry Olonga was saying he had worked Sachin out and though chasing a small total (196), Saching smashed Olonga(0/50 in 6 overs) & other Zimbavians all around the park and hand out a 10 wicket victory in just 30 overs in Sharjah Final in 1998. He outscored Ganguly by almost double the runs.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 4:04 GMT)

Countless memorable moments since I saw him take guard in 1989. Arguably the best in any form of cricket compared with the other greats like Lara & Pointing for the simple reason that he could deliver so much to handle the pressure of expectation by the most populous Cricket loving Nation. He raised the bar so much that only sky is the limit to him. He missed as many as 11 hundreds in 2008 alone. It's not just about his records ... His mental strength, the 3 Ds (Dedication, Descipline & Determination) with a spotless career spanning 23 years is something we will never witness for many many years to come. Hats off Little Master ... You won so many matches, the world cup & more importantly so many hearts in cricketing world. Your straight drive with an awesome follow through and the effortless cover drive are my favorites.

Posted by CricFan24 on (December 24, 2012, 3:59 GMT)

Too many great moments to count...The greatest batsman of all time.

Posted by SundarSP on (December 24, 2012, 3:53 GMT)

@ Ali_Aziz: Tendulkar scored 33 of his 49 centuries in wins, and averaged more than 56 in team wins, at a strike rate of 90. Please have some data before commenting in public forums.

Posted by Aanand V on (December 24, 2012, 3:50 GMT)

175 vs Australia, Hyderabad, 2009

Sachin batted like in 1998 in this innings. The look on Ponting's face said it all. The powerful drives, the deft cuts and sweeps, and the sixes straight back behind the bowler, man that was some knock from Sachin. Took us back down memory lane.

Posted by Vivekaks on (December 24, 2012, 3:46 GMT)

Well...there is not one...but plenty... That 175 he made against Australia was the best ever. and it came at a time when he had changed his game to suit his body. and to see him comin dancing down the track, the way he did in the 90s brought back all the memories. and typically the team let him down in the match. Sachin...u wud b missed...immensely...fortunate to be in the same era. Congratulations on the BEST EVER career!!!

Posted by alokprakash.sharma on (December 24, 2012, 3:41 GMT)

My favorite Sachin moment is his innings of 98 against pakistan in WC 2003.

Posted by 3Cents on (December 24, 2012, 3:27 GMT)

Finally!! One baby step at a time! This will be one of the favorite moments! Waiting for the next big step, which would be the most favorite moment! He really had the golden opportunity to retire in glory on that great night for Indian cricket. Hmmm.... such is life! Guess most of his really memorable innings were back in the 90's. Oughties for Tendy were all about accumulation and making up records. Of course it did serve Indian interests, as we had match winners at the top (Viru), middle (Dravid) and at the end (VVS), we needed someone like Sachin to build on good starts as often as we can to set up the match for these guys to finish. Not to forget the gr8 Kumble and Zaheer, who did all the hard work with the ball! Not to belittle the great man, he was a treat to watch and I did have the pleasure to watch him bat in a losing cause against the rising aussies in the 96 world cup at wankhede and also against the still powerful windies attack a year earlier in tests at the same place.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 3:23 GMT)

I think 98 against Pakistan in World Cup 2003, not because it came against Pakistan, India's Arch rival but because it came against the three of the best ODI bowlers of all time, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar. Sachin won that tough match single handed for India. He got out only because he was cramping badly but made sure that India coast to victory if he was out

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 3:05 GMT)

Two centuries against Aussies in 1998 in India and Sharjah.

Posted by KiwiRocker- on (December 24, 2012, 2:52 GMT)

am tired of people calling a mortal human as God and someone with an unknown IQ as Genius. Here is some hard cold facts about the most over rated batsman of world Tendulkar: In tests against Australia; Sachin averages a modest 36.77 against Australia when McGrath played. In test against SA; Sachin averages a pathetic 32 against South Africa whenever Allan Donald has played.Tendulkar was a failure against Wasim and Waqar and hardly played against them. He anyway averaged 32 runs against them. Interestingly he still averages around 40 against Pakistan. Against the 3 greatest fast bowlers of his era, whom he faced in more than one Test series, McGrath, Donald and Akram, Sachin has scored 1719 Test runs at a modest average of 34.3 (compared to his career average of 56). This is the very definition of being over-rated. You can not become best by scoring against Shane Warne. You need to score against the best to become the best. Just like Sir Viv Richards! Tendulkar has won nothing!

Posted by KiwiRocker- on (December 24, 2012, 2:51 GMT)

AnuoDujari- Wake up! That was Rahul Dravid. He hit 4 consecutive four in a Waqar younis over. Now that was a fine batsman instead of an impostor like Tendulya! Tenduluya was an epic failure against Wasim and Waqar. His most notable conribution was a match losing 136 in Madras. He vocally opposed India/Pak ties in 90's to save himself against the two finest bowlers of cricket!

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 2:50 GMT)

cricket was our religion and tendulkar was our god, now im retired from watching cricket :'(

Posted by getsetgopk on (December 24, 2012, 2:44 GMT)

For me, his most revealing ODI innings came out in the Asia cup final against Bangladesh. That innings was very helpful in changing many perceptions, including that of India fans. It was monumental as it was the 100th ton ever made in the history of the game, but India went on to loose that match, sums up Tendulkars contribution to Indian cricket. The Indian fans realized that too but it was just 23 years late! Everyone on here harping about the 2003 WC and conveniently forgetting his duck that he bagged in his ODI debut. Sensational I would say.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 2:44 GMT)

If you've heard of this game Cricket. Then you will know a guy named Tendulkar. The memories are one that can last a lifetime where even in 50 years from now you could sit down and no matter how much the game will have evolved and still take the same pleasure of watching them we took when watching him live. If i had to choose that one moment where maybe this man really is a superhuman. It would have to be the 100 in the 2011 WC against South Africa. That 100 would have been one of his most satisfying moments to score against the best bowling and the best fielding team and the biggest thing to take into consideration is only 1 man scored a 100 against South Africa in the World cup and it was THE GREAT ONE. To add that to context he also scored 100 against possibly the 2nd best bowling attack in England in the Same WC showing he truly is the greatest even at age 37. COULD THIS BE AN END OF NOT JUST A CAREER BUT THE ONE DAY FORMAT OF THE GAME?

Posted by Rahulbose on (December 24, 2012, 2:41 GMT)

My favorite moment is when he tried win the game in Sharjah after having qualified for the final. The sheer audacity of attempting of win a game when everyone was looking at the qualification was unforgettable. That it came against a top Aussie side in a high run chase made it even better.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 2:23 GMT)

there are quite a few but 3 come to mind. the two sharjah innings against aus in '98 and the beautiful 98 against pak in '03 world cup. the guy is a genius/legend/GOD.

on a side note anytime i have had tough times in life i HE has scored runs and cheered me up and told me to keep looking forward.

LONG LIVE SACHIN!!

AB

Posted by NKSathya on (December 24, 2012, 1:44 GMT)

My favourite moment has to be that classic square cut SIX off a raging SHOAIB AKHTAR in the 1st over of a world cuo game in 2003 at Centurion vs. Pakistan. Tendulkar hammered 17 runs off that over which until today AKHTAR cannot forget and makes him crib all the time!!! Sachin, surely the greatest ever one day cricketer is the BRADMAN OF ONE-DAYERS. Many people talk of his staggering statistics which probably can never be matched or broken....that included 49 hundreds...........but please don't forget that he was dismissed in 90s 18 times as well.....What phenomenal unbelievable ONE DAY statistics that has at least 20 world records in them!!!! GOD SACHIN.....

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 1:40 GMT)

how could u forget sachin back back match winning nock in the CB series finals against d mighty aussie best of 3 finals....

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 1:39 GMT)

as everyone knows there are too many to name but the ones come to mind instantly are the 82 vs nz in 1994. that was savage. the operation desert storm aussie trashing in 1998. the derailing of the rawalpindi express in 2003 w.c. the 175 against his favourite opponent. that 163 vs n.z. was great too. and of course endless more too much to mention.

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 1:30 GMT)

HITTING AKHTAR HARDER..!!!!!

Posted by EverybodylovesSachin on (December 24, 2012, 1:21 GMT)

98 against Pakistan in world cup 2003 and sad moment was when Indian lost to Australia even though he scored 175..

Posted by   on (December 24, 2012, 0:54 GMT)

Best remembered Sharjah 1998 and the rocking pull shot off Caddick...

Posted by santhoshsaikrishna on (December 24, 2012, 0:51 GMT)

My personal favourites are ..

1. 140+ versus Steve Waugh's Australia in 1998 at Sharjah. 2. 98 0ff 75 balls versus Pakistan's pace trio which the Austsralians feared most for more than a decade on a bouncy track, Centurion. 3.137 versus Srilanka at Delhi Kotla 1996 WC. India scored only 99 in first 25 overs. 4. 90 off 84 balls versus Australia that included McGrath, Fleming, and Warne 1996 WC, at Wankhede. 5.117/120 versus Australia, SCG 2008; 91 at Gabba 2008 CB Series. 6. 53 versus Australia 2nd QF Ahmedabad 2011 WC

Posted by Ali_Aziz on (December 24, 2012, 0:41 GMT)

My favourite would have to be scoring the most centuries in a losing cause. Whenever he scored a century the opposing team were assured a victory as he played for records and not for the team...will miss that the next time India plays.

Posted by simman on (December 24, 2012, 0:11 GMT)

The 179 which was scored against AUS at Hyderabad at 2009

Posted by BTyagi on (December 23, 2012, 23:57 GMT)

He has countless moments on-field and most of the people have already listed it but to me his aura go beyond cricket ground. Among the turmoils of match fixing allegations in 1999-2000, the greatest testimony for Sachin came from bookies themselves when i heard someone say on TV that they start betting only when Sachin get out.

This shows his single minded devotion and unwavering loyalty. Even bookies and opponents had respect for him.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 23:55 GMT)

Sharjah back to back Centuries

Posted by Patrick_ on (December 23, 2012, 23:54 GMT)

The back to back centuries in Sharjah against Australia, one in the sandstorm and and the other in the final. It still gives me chills when I see those recorded games. Those were the days India had nothing much to cheer about, only exception being the one and only Sachin Tendulkar. When we see the runs scored, it is also important to see his strike rate, it was really higher than his team mates and this gave the chance for India to win - not merely making runs would end in a win. When I look back, I wonder how he coped with all those pressure for all those years. Imagine people glued to the TV just to watch you and literally switch off the TV once you get out because it was almost certain that the team would lose !

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 23:32 GMT)

Dismantling Pakistan in 2003 World Cup, particularly against the bowling attack of Shoaib, Wasim and Waqar

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 23:11 GMT)

A great one day player and lots of match winning runs for India in different situations however in test it's a bit different story. Though he has 51 test hundreds, wisdon didn't rank even one of his numerous test hundreds till 2003 in top 100 innings in cricket history.

It's easier to play ODI's as it's a batsman friendly game but in tests a challenge is different so though he played that over cut in an ODI against Akhtar, Akhtar has had the last laught by bowling him in Calcutta infront of 100,000 people and then shaking him off in a test in Karachi by hitting him on his helmet. His test hundreds have mostly come when India hardly needed or in a losing cause just like his 136 vs Pak in Chennia ( he was lucky as umpire didn't give a plumb lbw very early in his innings against Waqar).

Best of Luck to the great man but would have been better to retire from tests as well as it just looks the guy wanna play for 200 tests.

Posted by Amit2018 on (December 23, 2012, 22:51 GMT)

Thank you very much for all the momeries.. I have seen in live one time in Amd, but didn;t get much of it.. but to see sachin itselsf was a gr8 thing.. one thing i missed and regrate the i was about to see CB series final in Sydney with alll my mates but i didn't go and he smashed a match winning century.. just to look on TV was amazing and to know that every single person in stadium was giving him a standing owasion... gr8 stuff from the gr8 man...

Posted by Nilesh_T on (December 23, 2012, 22:43 GMT)

My favorite moment was clearly his 98 against Pakistan in 2003 World Cup. As his blade pummelled Shoaib & co.into submission, one of his uppish drives just about cleared midoff & raced to the boundary during the early part of his innings. Wasim Akram's frustration knew no bounds when he shouted to his fielder who from his fielding position start,came in much more than he should have (such that the ball sailed just over his head) in his local lingo.." abbay tujhay pata hai tunay kiska catch chodaa hai..." ,translated it means "..do you realise whose catch you have just dropped..? "...rest is history as they say. Those straight drives from the master where the bat caresses the ball to the ropes with minimal effort and all timing,the blade coming down at the precise moment and then rocking back slightly was nothing but poetry in motion - truly a sight for the Gods..

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 22:38 GMT)

@ Aaryabhatta - Every bowler gets hammers for six but it was a dream for every international cricket to clean bowled Sachin Tendulkar on the bowl in front of Sachin's home crowd - it came true for Shoaib Akhter .. what an epic moment! Can never forget Sachin walking in and walking back within a minute and Eden Gardens crowd completed stunned lol

Posted by Ajayvs on (December 23, 2012, 22:26 GMT)

My favourite would be the back to back centuries in Sarjah against Australia. The audacious straight over the head sixers of fast bowlers and him standing still in the face of a sand storm when everyone else were running for cover is still fresh in my mind. Also the century against Pakistan in Chennai( which we unfortunately lost) which then boasted of one of the best bowling attacks in the world comes a close second.

Posted by AjaySridharan on (December 23, 2012, 22:25 GMT)

Many many come to mind. I remember the six again Shoaib Aktar in the World Cup game

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 22:05 GMT)

Hats off to real little master !!!!!! Never liked anything about Indian cricket but him , great batting genius . Only sad thing nobody in Indian cricket have learned this great guys character sportsmanship , attitude.

Posted by YuvarajSankaran on (December 23, 2012, 21:53 GMT)

There are many great moments in Sachin's illustrious career. My favorite moment is when I saw him bat against Pakistan in an exhibition match as a 16 year old teenager. Sachin scored 4 sixers in one Qadir over for a total of 27 runs. The audacity of that innings was something never seen before. I watched that match as a 16 year old too and was hooked ever since. Thanks Sachin for all the magical moments. We will miss you.

Posted by tappee74 on (December 23, 2012, 21:52 GMT)

Its difficult to point at a favourite moment of the greatest batsman ever.I am from Guyana, and I have paid a lot of attention to his batting in the course of an amazing career.He is just marvellous.Even when he did not score heavily, there was grace and carisma surrounding his exploits.My batting hero is Chanderpaul whom I dearly loved and admired,but Tendulkar is the greatest ever,and I will rate Sunil Gavaskar as the closest to him.

Posted by WAKE_UP_CALL on (December 23, 2012, 21:30 GMT)

A player cannot be bigger than the game but a game does need players to make the game bigger than ever.irrespective of the stadium in different cultures of foreign lands Tendulkar always got a standing ovation .that my friend is the best moment i always had.we are lucky that we had one player who was and is widely appreciated by the sound cricket fans of the world no matter wherever he comes to bat that is enough proof what impact he had on this game.his aura as a human being and majesty with the bat is unquestionable.all comments poking fun at him reminds me of one quote " Man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern".

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 21:14 GMT)

I always treasure the moment when Sachin hit a six towards the long off score board in Chennai to bring his 25th hundred. That was the famous series against Australia in the third Test, at Chennai. The next one I always remember is when Sachin and Sehwag opened the innings for India in ODI, the first time together - against England in 2002.

Posted by kalyanbk on (December 23, 2012, 20:53 GMT)

You forgot to add most Man of the match and Man of the series awards. Many favorites have been mentioned here. One favorite was that century against Zimbabwe in Benoni that helped India score 241 in 40 overs to qualify for the finals. The team had been struggling on that tour but with the backs to the wall, he exploded and played out of his skin to carry India. Again. It was innings like those (who can forget operation desert storm) that made a nation stand still. My lasting jmage will always be the little champion carrying the World Cup Trophy. You are No. 1 and you made India No. 1. Thank you Sachin.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 20:53 GMT)

I remember this incident from Sahara Cup when Waqar Younis bowled 5 consecutive inswinging yorkers to him...for 5 Lbw appeals in an over and was turned down in all of them...n then later on towards the end of the innings Waqar again reverse swung..wid his inswinging yorkers almost identical deliveries and Sachin hit 5 consecutive 4's leaving a shocked Waqar..!! Mind you Waqar's inswinging yorkers were lethal...

Posted by Nadeem1976 on (December 23, 2012, 20:15 GMT)

tedulkar thunder against aussies in 98. tendulkar hitting six to akhtar 2003 , tendulkar scoring 200 in ODI and tendulkar lifting WC and tendulkar scoring his 100th 100 in international cricket.

My favorite moment in 1989 when i saw him for first and only time live in Sialkot, Pakistan. He was real teenage sensation. He was Justin Beiber of cricket in 89.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 20:13 GMT)

Having lived outside India during the entire time he strode the world cricketing stage, I used to tell my equally cricket mad brother about my one great disappointment in not having watched Sachin bat. The chance came during the India Pak 2003 World Cup semi-final. The six off Shoaib Akhtar over 3rd man in the opening over is still etched in my memory. I have subsequently seen several of his innings but that one stands out as one of the best I ever saw, and I have seen Sunny and Vishy in their prime. Thanks for the memories.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 20:11 GMT)

First of all, thank you Sachin! Three of the greatest Sachin moments are: 1st 1996 world cup against Australia; India chasing 259. India was struggling, something like 17 odd for 3 then Sachin went to work and just tore everyone apart Mcgrath, had no idea where to bowl. One of my favourite quotes from that game would be when Tony Graig said that Sachin's run meter was going up faster then the mumbai taxi that he was in the night before. 2nd: 96 at centurion 2003 world cup vs pakistan. and finally, 2007 November 6, I flew from Vancouver to see my first live cricket match India vs. Pakistan in Mohali. Sachin scored an amazing knock of 99 and got out by Umar Gul. I had breakfast with the Indian team and met Sachin for the first time. AMAZING.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 20:09 GMT)

His 175 against aussies in Hyderbad!!! missu master

Posted by Jaggadaaku on (December 23, 2012, 20:06 GMT)

Why Sachin's all articles on espncricinfo.com, are very very short? Compare to other batsmen like Punter, Dravid, Strauss, and Laxman, all articles of Sachin's, after announcing his retirement from ODIs are shorter. Why is that? It's like 1 or 2 paragraphs and finish the article.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 19:51 GMT)

Both centuries against the Aussies in Sharjah, 98 vs Pakistan (best knock out of all fifties he scored in his entire career, imo), the little cameo against Aussies in Nairobi (Mini world cup), Double hundred vs South Africa, the mammoth partnership w/ Dravid, his contributions in the WC win! What a player, what a legend! He was my idol and my hero!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 19:48 GMT)

Everyone talks about centuries he has scored, but no one talks about the 5 wickets in Kochi in 1998. He could have been a great leg spinner in his own right.

Posted by JavagalSrinath on (December 23, 2012, 19:47 GMT)

Mine was the 100th century against Bangladesh. I did not care for the result of that match.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 19:46 GMT)

The 175 against Australia in Hyderabad...And the 186 against the hapless Kiwis...plus the 140 he scored in a must win situation against Kenya...after his Father's Demise......

#Respect....

Posted by uchitdesai on (December 23, 2012, 19:41 GMT)

1) His 2 Five-fors against Aussies in Cochin. 2) His hundred in 2008 final in Austrailia. 3) 175 in Hyderabad. 4) Hitting six off Shoaib Akhtar in 2003 WC. 5) 200* vs SA 6) Of course Sharjah'98.

Posted by Plz_Dont_Get_Whitewashed on (December 23, 2012, 19:34 GMT)

His 134 & 143 vs Aus in Sharjah in 1998 to win the Semi-final & Final were l-e-g-e-n-d-a-r-y the moment they happened !!! UNFORGETTABLE !!! \m/

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 19:23 GMT)

Mine was the 98 at Centurion. Great pressure on him to perform and he did.

Posted by Rural_Cricketer on (December 23, 2012, 19:22 GMT)

i watched the little master bat in the tests in 2002 & 2007 at the Oval and in the 2007 ODI at the Oval. Nobody I have ever watched has made hitting a cricket ball easier or more beautiful.

Posted by LACONFIDENTIAL on (December 23, 2012, 19:19 GMT)

1) 131 in chennai against pakistan in 1999,when everybody else and his back failing him...what an epic. 2) When he took his first break after the back problem, and the indiam team sorely missing him counts as well.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 19:16 GMT)

There is only one Master Blaster in Cricket who played for India for 23years....and he was ....he is.....he wl be the only one Master Blaster,Cricket has ever Produced.................

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 19:06 GMT)

The innings of 143 against Australia fighting sandstorm at sharjah, where he single handedly qualified India for final and even flirted with the win.

Posted by joelucky on (December 23, 2012, 18:58 GMT)

The two solid knocks of 98 and 85 that eliminated Pakistan from the World cup (2003 and 2011). The expression on boastful Shoaib Akhtar's face and his supporters like KiwiRicker after that thrashing would have been worth watching. And now the Pakistan bowlers have a new tormentor by the name of Virat Kohli...lol

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 18:49 GMT)

Twin centuries @ Sharjah, Twin centuries @ CB Final, 98 vs Pak, Test Hundreds - 136 Pak, 214 Aus, countless memories. I guess, I have watched Caddick going out of the stadium during 2003 WC at least 100 times. This man is the most influential sports person ever. Period. Salute! :)

Posted by warneneverchuck on (December 23, 2012, 18:27 GMT)

Best batsman cricket has seen

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 18:27 GMT)

Giving Olonga his just desserts and desert Storm semis!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 18:25 GMT)

If you ask which inning of him is my favorite then I'll say Sharjah 143 and Centurion 98 both are my favorite. But the favorite moment of his batting are many. 2 of those came from those 2 above mentioned match. The step out 6 he hit on Shane's delivery, and the SIX off Shoeib Akhtar over third man......

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 18:25 GMT)

98 v PAK In Centurion was just amazing.

Posted by Retirement on (December 23, 2012, 18:22 GMT)

Having seen Indian cricket suffer due to this man's selfishness, greed and inability during pressure chases my favorite Tendulkar moment is of course his RETIREMENT. Gimme Dravidian, Laxman, Ganguly or Sehwag any day.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 18:19 GMT)

You cannot of course go past his involvement with "monkeygate". Where he helped cover up the Singh racial slur against Andrew Symonds. That of course helped show you Sachin Tendulkars true character.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 18:17 GMT)

When shoaib akhtar made his debut and bowled tendulkar...

Posted by Bonnie1976 on (December 23, 2012, 18:13 GMT)

The last over of the day, and final ball that bowled Moin khan of pakistan. He deceived him with a googly and that was outstanding bowling and the joy of Sachin after getting his wicket was memorable.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 18:12 GMT)

the moment when Shoaib akhtar clean bowled him and Dravid on consecutive deliveries, each for a golden duck !!! Classic !!!

Posted by ManiDeepak on (December 23, 2012, 18:10 GMT)

Why a favourite moment? I am not sure any of the cricketer is having all the cricketing shots in the book or not.

Rock solid defence, Forward defence, Cover drive, Straight Drive, On drive, Off drive, Square drive, Cut, Square cut, Late cut, Leg glance, Paddle sweep, even the Hooks and Pulls with the heavy bat....

What else every time the bat had a romance with the ball, I felt always that is heaven to my eyes. And that's why you are a God for cricket.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 17:50 GMT)

Anderson getting tendulkar nearly ten times....and brett lee vs tendulkar, where lee has fared better than tendulkar.

Posted by CNamani on (December 23, 2012, 17:49 GMT)

The Best ever unforgetable moment. 143 at sharjah..True Legend

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 17:45 GMT)

All his best innings :) Now since u askd to pick one 98 Vs Pakistan in 2003 ...

Posted by xylo on (December 23, 2012, 17:40 GMT)

His 2003 WC run was amazing. On a related note, I don't understand why cricinfo wouldn't run a similar campaign for the likes of Ponting, Dravid, Laxman.

Posted by SilentVoyager on (December 23, 2012, 17:39 GMT)

The 175 against Australia in Hyderabad, 2009. Though India lost by 3 runs chasing '350', Tendulkar single handedly took India to 332. When India needed 19 in 18 balls he got out. If India had won, I am sure this would have been listed as one of the epic innings in ODI cricket, even better than the 134 and 143. Just because India lost, the quality and the pace with which Tendulkar controlled his innings and always kept India in the game, cannot be ignored. I still wonder why he played that unorthodox scoop shot to a fast bowler when we only needed 19 off 18 balls. My heart aches with pain.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 17:37 GMT)

So many Indian Cricketers have retired so for but, ur retirement makes me hurting and tears. Thank u Sachin for giving a wonderful moment to India and Indian Cricket. Really I miss u very much sachin when India plays cricket. Still u r continuing in Test Cricket really its making me very very very happy.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 17:35 GMT)

Desert storm back to back 100s is my choice as well as the 200 in ODI.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 17:30 GMT)

Back to back centuries at Sharjah

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 17:28 GMT)

My most unforgettable moment was when he ripped Henry Olonga to bits and pieces!!!

Posted by y4yoga on (December 23, 2012, 17:26 GMT)

Its like asking to choose a beautiful rose from a bunch of roses, everything is spectacular. cannot differentiate from each other, all those innings are like midas touch

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 17:16 GMT)

pretty much every match was a favorite moment in expectation to watch him play. You always want to see the best people in their peak. His first century was my fav moment.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 17:03 GMT)

too many!

Breath taking 98 against Pakistan in the world cup match must be at the top.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 17:01 GMT)

For me cricket watching started with epic battle of Donald and Sachin.One clapping after being hit for boundaries and bouncing back with wicket of Sachin.Then came the magician of Spin Shane Warne vs. Sachin.The biggest battle of ball and bat of all time,Sachin was victorious again.Never heard a commentator saying same line 7 times (What a shot from Boycott,Six on Warne ).This shot and echo of commentator still so fresh in my mind. One Day cricket will not be same without him. :`(

Posted by Notout_Naveen on (December 23, 2012, 16:58 GMT)

Dear Sachin..Thanks for the entertainment and joy you have given us over the years…There was a time when I was bunking class and exams to just watch you bat. Whenever you come to bat I use to switch on the TV and switch off my life. In the last 20 years since from 1992 world cup I am following many other sports along with cricket but no sportsmen has influenced me more than you.

My favourite moment in ODI's is all the world cup innings specially 96 world cup and 2003 world cup. Of course desert storm innings at Sharjah.

I hope and wish that your next test innings will be a 300 to give a fitting reply to all critics.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 16:56 GMT)

Greatest moment of Tendulkar is winning the 2011 world cup but for the Indians and SRT fans it has to be the day he decided to play cricket.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 16:53 GMT)

Sachin (Little master) is the greatest ever player and up to every record is held by him.His century No. 40 - 141* v West Indies on September 14, 2006 at Kuala Lumpur was my favorite centuary of Tendulkar.

Posted by insightfulcricketer on (December 23, 2012, 16:51 GMT)

His dismantling of Abdul Qadir in Gujranwala when so young.I think he hit like 4 sixes in one over with Qadir the master and he a young turk all of 16 years of age.

His knock of 90 against Aussies in Wankhede(WC '96) with all the Indian team catapaulting like nine-pins on the other side.Mind you at this time McGrath and Warne were at their peak and Wankhede wicket was quite a handful. He played fire with fire.But like that lacuna in his career he rarely closed the deal and his fellows would almost fall short and for some reason I could never understand that blame fell on Tendulkar.India fell short again by some 10 odd runs in that match after Sachin got out.

But still the sight of Tendulkar hustling a single to make it a double (mind you not always for his scoring stroke) till the very end of his career will be my abiding memory.

A team man to the core who played cricket solely for the love of it. Never will a giant like him cross our lives again.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 16:51 GMT)

Every Tendulkar fan out there I have one humble & polite request to you all and to Sachin as well to play one more ODI so we can pay tribute to him which he richly deserves for giving us Indian and Tendulkar fan so much of pride, honour and joy. I request all of India to ask SRT to come and play only 1 more ODI. We will miss you SRT. It will be a very sad moment every time when India plays ODI from now on that we won't be able to see SRT in Indian colours anymore. Living Legend SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR on behalf of all India I would like to thank you and wish u good luck for your future. Thanks a ton for all those lovely moments. Proud to be an Indian and SRT fan.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 16:51 GMT)

Even though I am a Pakistani but his knock of 98 in the 2003 world cup is rated as the best Tendulker moment, at least in my world. RESPECT

Posted by jebypc on (December 23, 2012, 16:49 GMT)

My favourite moment of sachin till now will be 23rd dec 2012, the time he chose for his retirement............, thereby leaving a GREAT VOID in the ODI circuit which will be very tough for any new player to fill

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 16:47 GMT)

My favourite sachin tendulkar moment (as a one day player) is the ENTIRE 1998 YEAR WHEN SACHIN WAS 25. He was young then,was absolutely on top of his game and was at his attacking best. When the captaincy was given back to azhar sachin wasnt happy about this. Also in 1997 his form was pretty up and down mostly due to the captaincy pressures. He was also batting at no.4 in one day's when he was captain. So after the captaincy was given back to azhar the first series that india played was in january 1998. Sachin was again asked to open by azhar and the way he batted in that series was just mind blowing. SACHIN SCORED MANY GR8 MATCH WINNING KNOCKS & HIT MANY HUNDREDS THAT YEAR.FOR ME 1998 WAS THE BEST YEAR FOR SACHIN AS A ONE DAY PLAYER. I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYONE PLAY WITH SUCH CLASS AND AUTHORITY IN ODI CRICKET.HATS OFF SACHIN!! I AM REALLY PRAYING TO GOD THAT SACHIN PLAYS WELL IN COMING TEST MATCHES AND RETIRES FROM TEST CRICKET ON A REAL HIGH. LOVE YOU SACHIN, YOU ARE THE GREATEST EVER.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 16:35 GMT)

sachin 200* has to be his best knock but him winning thw orld cup has to be his greatest moment

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 16:28 GMT)

As for as I am concerned the best 2 innings I have ever watched of sachin is of the matches against Australia In Sharjah when he had scored centuries (143 and 134)...

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 16:23 GMT)

Top moment: Of course, no one can forget his "Desert Storm" innings, this one is from there.. India was faced with a daunting task of scoring 240 odd runs in 40 overs against an Oz attack of Fleming, Warne, Kasprowickz etc. Sachin was blasting away the world's top bowler Warne but sand storm interrupted.. they showed him on TV then and I remember it very vividly.. He dint remove his helmet and he was staring at the storm form the team balcony and i can see that resolve in his eye to take India thru to the finals... and surely he did..

Moment 2: Same match... India was easing towards the total of 23 after the storm..however it seemed that Sachin had set is eye on the win... he played the ball towards cover boundary and complete 2 but the throw was over the keeper and Sachin was always on the look out for that extra run and he as literally yelling at VVS who was hesitating to go for the extra run.. in fact, i think this was the only moment i saw him lose his temper on the field...

Posted by Rohit.Kulkarni on (December 23, 2012, 16:21 GMT)

98 aginst Pakistan at Centurion.This is the best innings ever in the history of ODI cricket.India and Pakistan were meeting after 4 years.The last time they met was in 1999 world cup.273 was a difficult target to chase.Perfect answer to Shoaib.He also blasted Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.Took only 75 balls for his knock.Heart racing stuff!!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 16:19 GMT)

whole his career is my favourite moment... thanks for the entertainment.... Good Bye ODI... then when sachin quit test cricket thats the day i am going to stop watching cricket....

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 16:18 GMT)

i can simply say its the 463 matches he played for INDIA and and awesome spell of bowling in KOCHI against the PAKISTAN'S to take 4/5 wickets wen i was born he had played more than 75 odd games and wen i came to know about CRICKET he had played oddly 200-300 games and then i dint miss any of his knock i wish i was born earlier so as to see the divine BATTING of SHOTS & PLACEMENT from his WILLOW

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 16:14 GMT)

5th ODI vs Pakistan in 2004, the catch at the boundary to dismiss Inzamam lingers in my mind. The catch that turned the match and ultimately the series for India to win.

Posted by Punjami on (December 23, 2012, 16:13 GMT)

Every moment that Sachin was there on field. Etched in mind is the off drive of Mcgrath for four and the shake of head in self appreciation of the shot by the Master. The joining of the WC team after his father's demise. The most important single that took him to the peak of reaching the first 200 in ODI. In the WC hooking for a six an English bowler who proudly announced the previous day that he knows how to get Sachin. Sachin cricket has become poorer and we spectators have been orphaned by your departure.

Posted by OnSachinsRetirement on (December 23, 2012, 16:12 GMT)

My favorite moment is the excitement he gave with the each ball he faced on the ODI's.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 16:10 GMT)

God blessed World cup 2011!!!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 16:10 GMT)

My favorite moment is the 175 against Australia and the 83 odd against Pakistan in the World cup semi final. There was also this memorable paddle sweep for six that he hit off Paul Collingwood in the match against England. That to me was the Definitive Sachin Stroke!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 16:10 GMT)

His 95(from 78 balls) against Pakistan in Dhaka, 1998.... His 91(from 99 balls) against Pakistan in Mohali, 2007... His 98(from 75 balls) against Pakistan in Centurion, in 2003... His 91 against Australia in the finals of VB series in 2008.... His 82(from 49 balls) against New Zealand in 1994 in Auckland while opening for the first time...

Most of the times, these missed centuries were more beautiful than the centuries he has made...

Posted by ntelkar on (December 23, 2012, 16:09 GMT)

One of the best moments that i will never forget so will Sachin i believe are the back to back centuries that he scored against Aussies in the desert land Sharjah in the year 1998-99. Sachin was in sublime form maybe at his peak and even a desert storm could not prevent him from Winning the cup for India. The other achievement which only he could reach, was an individual score of 200 in ODI. Sachin has nothing more to achieve in ODI and now will be a benchmark for all the cricketers wanting to excel in ODI format.

If it is The DON in test cricket (Sachin not far behind the DON), it is Sachin in ODI cricket.

Posted by harshthakor on (December 23, 2012, 16:09 GMT)

His innings in the 1998 final at Sharjah in 1998 v Australia.Looked like Don Bradman re-incarnated -such was his array of strokes and domination of bowling.He combined the clinical precision of a surgeon with the creativity of a musical composer making Shane Warne look like a club bowler.He almost repeated this effort in the 2003 world cup match versus Pakistan when he displayed the fury of a tiger against Waqar,Wasim and Shoaib Akhtar.I can also never forget his marathon 175 versus Australia in 2009 which took India to the doorstep of a famous win after facing a staggering target.

Posted by sachin_vvsfan on (December 23, 2012, 16:01 GMT)

Does any one remember Henry olango? He was good in one match and sachin came back strongly in the next match. Ahhhhh The good old 90's.

@ALL PAK FANS yeah Keep commenting how good your Akhtar was in that kolkata test match (alas it was test match and this article is about odis)

Fact is Akhtar was just one of the CHALLENGERS faced by the CHAMPION.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 15:57 GMT)

Sharjah!! WC 2--3 against Pakistan, VB series!! Final!! Caddick Six in WC 2003 More and More!!! Thalaivaa!! cricket lovers will miss you!! :)

Posted by ahson4cricquet on (December 23, 2012, 15:50 GMT)

My favorite tendulkar shot- the uppercut played in his last odi for six! My favorite tendulkar ton- 175 vs australia in 2010 My favorite tendulkar innings 98 vs pakistan in worldcup

Posted by ahson4cricquet on (December 23, 2012, 15:50 GMT)

My favorite tendulkar shot- the uppercut played in his last odi for six! My favorite tendulkar ton- 175 vs australia in 2010 My favorite tendulkar innings 98 vs pakistan in worldcup

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 15:48 GMT)

98 in the 2003 WC, 200* in 2010 as he was around 38 at that time and of course the 143 against aussies - whada career! His presence will be deeply missed

Posted by Satyam_max on (December 23, 2012, 15:48 GMT)

There are many memories. My generation has grown up watching Sachin bat . I am feeling an emptiness today. I wish Sachin could have bid goodbye to ODI in a cricket ground where fans could have given him a rousing farewell. My favourite Sachin moments in ODI are - Hero Cup semi final last over against south africa , Auckland 82 as the opener for the first time, the Benoni innings , the desert storm twin innings vs Australia in '98, the innings vs Kenya in 99 world cup right after his father's demise, 98 vs Pak in the 2003 world cup ( in fact the entire world cup '03 ), 175 vs Australia in Hyderabad and the double century vs South Africa .

Posted by sd001 on (December 23, 2012, 15:31 GMT)

98 against pakistan at wc 2003,had to be the best..

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 15:31 GMT)

The moment i was on the cochin gallery me and brother you disappointed with the bat but realy you come back with ball and take 5 wickets .There is no word for him to thanks...................................... sachin tendulkar heartful thanks india need your help those coming behind you realy you are the MASTER of india cricket

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 15:30 GMT)

For me THE Tendulkar moment would always be the Desert storm 143 vs Australia and next thing that comes to mind is that impeccable six off Akthar over third man in the 2003 world cup..there are many more but these two stand out

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 15:22 GMT)

alas....master blaster retired from odis...out of his 49 odi tons, i think i have at least watched 30,and innumerous 50s or less scores....my favourite inns of his was 98 vs pak in sa in 2003 world cup,playing under tremendous pressure...he delivered!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 15:20 GMT)

Many might not remember this, but this is certainly my favourite Tendulkar moment. It was during the Coca Cola Trophy played in Sharjah in November 1998. India, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe were the teams in fray. The last league encounter between India and Zimbabwe was only of academic value as both had already qualified for the finals. For those who don't know, Zimbabwe were a pretty good team at that time. Their fielding was especially awesome. During this match Henry Olonga used bouncers to counter Tendulkar.He, visibly uncomfortable with that, fell for 11 after trying to fend off a bouncer. Zimbabwe won defending 205 and Olonga was named the Man of the Match for his 4 wickets. In the finals Zimbabwe posted 196. When India began their chase, Olonga attempted to repeat his tactics from the previous match - only to be greeted by a deluge of boundaries from Tendulkar. It took India just 30 overs to win as Sachin scored 124 off 92 balls and Olonga finished with 50 runs off his 6 overs.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 15:19 GMT)

Undoubtedly, the 241 scored against the Aussies without even a single cover drive. The 98 scored from 70 odd deliveries against the Pakistanis. The 175 scored by him against the Aussies which made the team from an unexpctd situation and almost win the game. The Coca cola cup ton against the Aussies at Sharjah. The 163 scored against the Kiwis at Napier.

I enjoyed every single second he has spent on the crease, whether its a duck or a century. I ve never backed from supporting you.

Posted by ArsalanMujahidGhouri on (December 23, 2012, 15:19 GMT)

Whenever he shake his head (little) upside down after shot ! Love to see

Posted by Tapob on (December 23, 2012, 15:15 GMT)

For me the most memorable Sachin Tendulkar memory would be his last over in Hero Cup semifinal. The Innings against Pakistan in 2003 World cup and his 82 or 49 balls in his first innings as ODI opener are also special!

Posted by BallparkFrank on (December 23, 2012, 15:11 GMT)

December 1989. Single digit cold in Peshawar. Single digit cold and overcast in Khamaria near Jabalpur. I was determined to poison those nuisance monkeys the next day at the Ordnance factory in Khamaria that had torn apart the seat of my Kawasaki. Furious and plotting the alchemy of the most potent monkey decimating concoction I sped to the bungalow to watch the remaining 20 minutes of an inconsequential one day. With the ball was Abdul Qadir. In the galleries was the din of the Pakistani fans. As Qadir bowled out skipped of the crease was Sachin all of 16 years. The ball was in the stands. The din was a hum. Twice, thrice the same enthralling sight. The ball in the stands. The din in the galleries was now a raucous cheer. India did not win. Akram bowled the last over and ran hard to desparately shake hands with Sachin. Absolutely scintillating and soothing 20 minutes! The cobbler did a nice job the next day on the seat. The monkeys were saved. A MasterCard commercial!!

Posted by kg.criccrazy on (December 23, 2012, 15:11 GMT)

Innings - Sharjah '98, 175 vs Aus, '09 and 98 vs Pak; Catch - Inzy, Lahore decider, '04; Six - Shoaib and Caddick, WC '03 and Kasprowicz, Sharjah; Four - Bullet straight-drive off Lee, CB Series '08 and walking forward-defense off Shoaib in That same over; Wickets - Bamboozling Jayawardene off a leg-break and castling Lara off a ripper of an in-swinger!!!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 15:10 GMT)

Sachin coming to open the inning in NZ & scoring 82 in 49 balls that was defining moment for ODI cricket....

Posted by SanTigris on (December 23, 2012, 15:10 GMT)

For me it has to be the six against Shoaib Akhtar in the 2003 World Cup. Tendulkar was supposed to have been "scared" of Akhtar and yet, in such a high-pressure game, hitting his supposed nemesis for such an emphatic six was a testament to Tendulkar's temperament and skill, cracked Akhtar and gave India a huge psychological advantage, I think.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 15:09 GMT)

Sharjah..after the desert storm came the Tendulkar storm..I was one of the lucky ones to be at the ground. Then his six off Henry Olonga @ Sharjah, a predecessor to THE SIX off Shoaib in WC 2003

Posted by nirmalzz on (December 23, 2012, 15:08 GMT)

Sharjah 1998. And also, six of Shoaib's ball in 2003 world cup..

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 15:05 GMT)

Has to be Tendulkar's initial promotion as an opener in NZ series... and now his long-awaited retirement... Alas we will not see him play along with his son Arjun...

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 15:05 GMT)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH2I6DdK21c

a brilliant one handed take...

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 15:03 GMT)

Sharjah Desert Storm, 2003 WC Vs Pak where he murdered akhtar who was bowling (chucking as well in my view) @ 150 kph, 200 against SA, his knock against the Aussies in the CB series where he tore apart Lee,Jhonson and others . his brilliant bowling against WI and SA and so on.... i can keep going and every innings he played for India is a Gem and we will surely miss him in action playing in india colors in the ODI format!!!! Thanks a ton SRT for all the entertainment that you have provided to all the fans across the Globe!!!!! Wish you all the best for all your future endeavors!!!!

Posted by Thrissurpooram on (December 23, 2012, 15:02 GMT)

Mine is the independence cup final in Bangladesh against Pakistan where scored a quick fire 41 off 26 balls and set the pace for a thrilling pace. Of course World Cup win is always there. The other would be against McGrath in 96 World Cup where he cut and pulled him and unnerved the normal cool bowler.

Posted by VijayMohite on (December 23, 2012, 15:01 GMT)

The Sixer, enough said.

Posted by sachitanilkumar on (December 23, 2012, 14:56 GMT)

the top three would have to be 98 vs pakistan at centurion 248* vs aus without cover drives and of course desert storm

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 14:53 GMT)

Till 2004 where he was Tendulkasr . Unfortunately he was ton dulkar from 2005

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 14:52 GMT)

My favorite is was and will be forever is Sachin Tendulkar winning the World Cup in 2011

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 14:52 GMT)

98 vs Pakistan at Centurion, truly a breaktaking innings. What a class act.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 14:51 GMT)

My Favorite definitely World cup 2011.......

Posted by Ind_cric_lover on (December 23, 2012, 14:49 GMT)

There are many moments - 1996 wc : 90 odd against Aus, india chasing 250 odd, M.Waugh getting him stumped at a time India were cruising and then lost the match. 1998: sharjah - Mesmerising centuries against Aus to single handedly taking Ind into the final and then winning it. 9 centuries that year !! Tendulkar at 25 !! I still remember it 1999 wc: Emotional moment against Kenya after his father's demise. 2000 knockout tournament : Nairobi - Although he made only 38 runs but it was the first time he verbally assaulted Glenn McGrath while hitting him for 3 wonderful sixes. He was taking revenge of the 1999-00 test series where he was given incorrectly out thrice in 3 tests and McGrath sledged profusely. Ind knocked Aus out of the tournament with Yuvraj hitting 84 but I think it was sachin who won it with that assault on Aus premier bowler. 2003 wc: The way he dismantled all the bowling attacks specially after some of them like Caddick, Akhtar etc made tall claims before the matches.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 14:47 GMT)

sharjah was always the best

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (December 23, 2012, 14:46 GMT)

Can't believe Cricinfo didn't publish my favourite moment so I say it again nothing bad but mine and true - My favourite moment was when Sachin scored his 100 100 against a minnow but then the game was lost :D

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 14:42 GMT)

Desert storm, and the 175 against australia.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 14:42 GMT)

SHARJAH no doubt..offcourse...

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 14:42 GMT)

Has to be the Tendulkar's storm in the Sharjah's sandstorm that just blew Australia away. A knock which for a change carried india to victory, a knock during which he had to suffer from spasms, a knock which no critic of his can criticize, a knock which define the greatness of the master. A knock worthy of being called "My personal Sachin momemt".

Posted by arunonline47 on (December 23, 2012, 14:33 GMT)

back to back centuries in Sharjah--- EPIC and also the cb series finals

Posted by Masterbrain on (December 23, 2012, 14:31 GMT)

Just 2 words to describe it : DESERT STROM

Posted by Avid.Cricket.Watcher on (December 23, 2012, 14:31 GMT)

The 5-32 vs Australia in 1998 was also a delightfully brilliant performance. He got Steve Waugh, Moody and Warne bowling leg-spinners, and Michael Bevan and Darren Lehmann (LH batsmen) bowling off-spinners!

Posted by Avid.Cricket.Watcher on (December 23, 2012, 14:31 GMT)

The 5-32 vs Australia in 1998 was also a delightfully brilliant performance. He got Steve Waugh, Moody and Warne bowling leg-spinners, and Michael Bevan and Darren Lehmann (LH batsmen) bowling off-spinners!

Posted by Avid.Cricket.Watcher on (December 23, 2012, 14:30 GMT)

Among bowling memories, the last over vs SA during the Hero Cup semi-finals is unforgettable. Only 5 needed for a win, McMillan and Dave Richardson at the crease, and Tendulkar put his hand up and asked Azhar for the ball. 6 balls (6 intelligent and nerveless balls!) later, India had won by 2 runs, and were hrough to the final! (Where Tendulkar clean-bowled Lara, and then Kumble ran through the WI to win India the Cup!)

Posted by Avid.Cricket.Watcher on (December 23, 2012, 14:30 GMT)

Among bowling memories, the last over vs SA during the Hero Cup semi-finals is unforgettable. Only 5 needed for a win, McMillan and Dave Richardson at the crease, and Tendulkar put his hand up and asked Azhar for the ball. 6 balls (6 intelligent and nerveless balls!) later, India had won by 2 runs, and were hrough to the final! (Where Tendulkar clean-bowled Lara, and then Kumble ran through the WI to win India the Cup!)

Posted by Avid.Cricket.Watcher on (December 23, 2012, 14:29 GMT)

And among other memories, I don't think it's possible to forget (if one was lucky enough to watch) that stunning innings against Pakistan at Centurion during the 2003 WC! The final 3 balls of Shoiab Akhtar's 1st over provided probably the most sublime strokeplay I have ever witnessed. Akhtar was screaming in at 150 kph, and Tendulkar cut hit him for 6 (over backward point), then flicked him for 4 (to square leg) and then, the best of the lot, a gorgeously perfect on-drive for 4! Ah... still evokes pleasure!

Posted by Avid.Cricket.Watcher on (December 23, 2012, 14:28 GMT)

And among other memories, I don't think it's possible to forget (if one was lucky enough to watch) that stunning innings

against Pakistan at Centurion during the 2003 WC! The final 3 balls of Shoiab Akhtar's 1st over provided probably the most

sublime strokeplay I have ever witnessed. Akhtar was screaming in at 150 kph, and Tendulkar cut hit him for 6 (over

backward point), then flicked him for 4 (to square leg) and then, the best of the lot, a gorgeously perfect on-drive for 4!

Ah... still evokes pleasure!

Posted by Avid.Cricket.Watcher on (December 23, 2012, 14:28 GMT)

In terms of favourite momnets, I'll also never forget the 2 breath-taking (and stunningly powerrful) straight drives off Lee in the Melbourne ODI in 2008 during the CB tri-series. Still remember Michael Slater gushing that Lee had sent those two down at 150 kph, and Tendulkar had sent them back at him at (what seemed like) 180 kph!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 14:27 GMT)

I can never forget Sharjah centuries against Aussies - he was in sublime form and those straight sixes were mesmerizing....!! Thanks Sachin...!!!

Posted by here2rock on (December 23, 2012, 14:26 GMT)

Tendulkar's 200 against South Africa, the first man to ever do it in a ODI. What a achievement that was! Who can forget that innings?

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 14:23 GMT)

six of caddick was great to watch.. straight six of kasprowicz in sharjah..and the way he nullified the shane warne factor in test matches were awesome.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 14:23 GMT)

175 against Australia is my favourite.. what a brilliant and courageous knock at fag end of his career....

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 14:19 GMT)

Sharjah, Sharjah, Sharjah.....Thats the memorable innings everyone remembers...We are going to miss the Champ. Cricket Viewership certainly see a drop after his ODI retirement.

Posted by mathematicised on (December 23, 2012, 14:18 GMT)

3-31 against Australia in the Kolkata Test, 2000-01. Got the wickets of Gilchrist, Hayden and Warne. The Warne dismissal was a absolute beauty, beating the master spinner at his own game with a masterful googly. Pitched outside off, Warne went to cut, thinking it was short and turning away and the ball came in, striking him flush in front, beating Warne's last minute attempt to jam down on the ball. Bliss!

Posted by ArunKB on (December 23, 2012, 14:14 GMT)

HIS RETIREMENT IS THE BEST TENDULKAR MOMENT FOR ME! HE DELAYED HIS RETIREMENT TOO LONG. AS SUNNY ONCE SAID. YOU SHOULD RETIRE WHEN PEOPLE ASK "WHY?"", INSTEAD OF "WHY NOT?"

Posted by EnglishCricket on (December 23, 2012, 14:06 GMT)

He still didn't achieve a triple 100 despite playing FAR more tests than anyone else. Average in my opinion.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 14:04 GMT)

200 vs south africa at gwalior

Posted by im_mayukh on (December 23, 2012, 13:59 GMT)

sharjah 1998 was a stunning moment ....nd hero cup final over against south africa

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:58 GMT)

Sachin's 175 against Australia in Hyderabad, India lost that match but Sachin played a wonderful innings, along with Suresh Raina

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (December 23, 2012, 13:58 GMT)

My favourite moment was when Sachin scored a 100 100 against minnows and then the game was lost :D

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:57 GMT)

6 over point of Shoaib Akhtar in 2003 world cup against pakistan

Posted by Nareshkumarsiva on (December 23, 2012, 13:55 GMT)

Sachin's best shot leg glance against spinner & upper cut against pace. he took one handed catch at mid off. 1993 hero cup SF vs SA his best spell. best innings 98 vs pak in 2003 WC. encounter innings was back to back centuries vs aus in sharjah 1998

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:54 GMT)

Sachin tendulkar is my hero,my idol....his every inning is a gem for me

Posted by ad-infinitum on (December 23, 2012, 13:54 GMT)

Arun Lal saying on air "There are people standing up all around me in the box and clapping - this is that kind of an innings", after the cover drive off Hilfenhaus in the batting powerplay during his 175 in Hyderabad.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:52 GMT)

1996 WC Semifinal, when he out out!

Posted by Sehwag3rd300 on (December 23, 2012, 13:51 GMT)

either the 200 against SA, 175 against AUS in a losing cause, or the hundred he hit against england in WC2011 in that amazing tie

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:51 GMT)

I loved when Sachin ruined dhoni's plan of NOT allowing 200th run to Sachin... haha. Jokes aside, his back to back centuries against Aussies in Sharjah cup will be always remembered.. specially to shane who got nightmares of Sachin coming down the pitch and hitting him sixes!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:49 GMT)

sachins 100 th century against bangladesh in asia cup 2012 and 146 vs south africa in 2011.just shows how he battled the likes of dale steyn,morne,morkel and jacques kallis

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:45 GMT)

While have never missed his countless innings with the bat in ODIs, its with the ball that have always admired Sachin...his two five wicket hauls in Kochi agst Australia (1998) and Pakistan (2005) stand out, my most memorable moment was the final over in the Hero Cup Semi-Final against South Africa in Eden Gardens, 1993...Under pressure, those six critical balls showed the nerves of steel the man is made off...salutes Master...will miss you and your play in LOIs

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:43 GMT)

WC 2003 his knock against PAK.. the 100 vs Aus in CB series final 2008... 2 consecutive 100 in Sharjhah vs AUS... Simply his every innings were class apart...

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:41 GMT)

82 off 49 balls against NZ in 1994 was first time I saw a cricket match with some interest. Hated cricket before that, and was 'forced'to see that innings as neighbour came to our house saying he wanted to see Sachin batting and getting his first 100. That didn't happened that day but happened continuously for next 23 days.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:40 GMT)

98 against Pakistan and Sharjah 1998

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:40 GMT)

Its tough to narrow down on one match/moment. I have had quite a few.Hero Cup Semifinal against South Africa and back to back centuries in Sharjah against Australia stand out.

Posted by JAGATISH on (December 23, 2012, 13:39 GMT)

I have see too many matches where Sachin played amazing knock... Like Sharjah Final against Australia, Mini World semi final against AUS, 2033 World cup match against PAK, Century against SAF in 2011 world cup.

But the most favorite innings for me was one in match against PAK in Independence cup final, Dhaka where he made 42 of 26. He assaulted Azhar Mahmood and Aquib Javed in that mathc and gave best platform Saurav Ganguly to take over....

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:38 GMT)

my fav moment is when he announce his retirement

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:37 GMT)

I would consider his knock of 103 against Sri Lanka in the final of Compaq CUP 2009 in Colombo on a turning track my favorite.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:34 GMT)

1. When he got bowled first ball against shoaib akter. 2. When he took FOREVER to get his 100th 100 and thus lost the game for india against bangladesh. Best tendulkar moments for me

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:33 GMT)

Sachin's 136 in the second innings of the one off test match against Pakistan in Chennai in 1999 has to be a very memorable effort. Although India ended up on the losing side, losing the match by a mere 12 runs, it just goes to show what characther Sachin has. He kept on batting despite wickets tumbling around him and almost took his side to a memorable victory.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:29 GMT)

I,v also seen Tendulkar's century in 2004 @ Pindi Cricket Stadium...He scored 141...It was great inning by Little Master!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:25 GMT)

1. 98 against Pakistan in Centurion 2. 90 Against Australia http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/65174.html in 96 world cup; The great show by him and ME Waugh. 3. 67 againt pakistan with 11 masterstrokes. http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/66132.html

I will miss the batting of the genious.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:23 GMT)

His 1998 Sharjah cup is the most memorable,at one point we were just struggling to qualify but this guy batting not only we did qualify but went on to win the Sharjah cup......I remember these matches....stopped coz of sand storm for few minutes and then came TENDULKAR STORM.......and no one could stop that.......Hats off

Posted by satheeshkumar.m on (December 23, 2012, 13:23 GMT)

the 2003 world cup innings against pakistan..

Posted by premendrasinghal on (December 23, 2012, 13:16 GMT)

My favorite moment was Double hundred against SA at Gwalior, the only match I watched live in Stadium.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:16 GMT)

140 in chennai against pakistan and 175 against australia in hyderabad were his best

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:15 GMT)

1-Sachin hitting six to Shoaib Akhtar in 2003 (that was the best shot ever by a batsman against the Fastest bowler)

2-Shoaib Akhar hitting Sachin on Helmet- full on in 2006 Pakistan test series.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:14 GMT)

Sachin's Greatest ODI Moments--- My favorite back to back century on his 25th birthday in sharjah....amidst the sand storm

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:14 GMT)

Mine was when Shoaib Akhtar bowled him in a very first ball in Eden garden Calcutta in front of thousands of spectator watching and waiting for his great knock. I love tendulkar because a star was born because of him :-p...

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:14 GMT)

Mine was when shoaib kahtar bowled him in a very first ball in eden garden Calcutta in frnt of thousands of spectator watching and waiting for his great knock. I love tendulkar because a star was born because of him :-p...

Posted by ToTellUTheTruth on (December 23, 2012, 13:13 GMT)

1999 World cup super sixes, at Headingly, versus Pakistan...I was there. Shoaib Akthar bowling at 93+mph. Sachin got on to front foot early and Shoaib dug one in short. The little master just swivelled and pulled it all the way to four. Mesmerising.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:13 GMT)

Why not the majestic 175 against Australia at Hyderabad!!! He was so superb and very clean in his shots....

Posted by sachin_vvsfan on (December 23, 2012, 13:12 GMT)

@Asif Khan Thats not ODI but test cricket and this article is about his memorable innings in odis and guess what the same thrashing that you FAST BOWLER Shoaib MAD Akhtar received in 2003 WC and that remains the most memorable to all his fans. Also add his 140 odd in karachi. For once i request cricinfo to ban comments from pakistani fans. They take every opportunity to derail him even when he retires.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:10 GMT)

His fighting 175 against australia against australia and 140 against pakistan in chennai were his best ever

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:09 GMT)

I agree with all the above playing moments as the master's high career moments. But for a boy of 9 year old which I was in 1997-98, I remember him for some out-of-the-ordinary moments which I'm sure my fellow sachin followers will agree. Remember the moment in the Sharjah Semi-final against the aussies when sachin had crossed his fifty & India were 4 wickets down.After 27-28th over suddenly a huge desert-storm arrived.All the outfield players and the umpires were lying flat on the ground face down.Only one man stood still atop his mark with unflinching facial expression, steely determination without a blink of an eye. He was my boyhood Hero sachin Tendulkar.I live & follow cricket for these heroes (the same reason why I highly admired lance klusener although I didn't support SA). Remember when sachin scored that 4th innings 136 on 5th day chennai rank turner against Saqlain,Wasim n Co - ya, but few remember he did it with heavy bandage strapping holding his back together. Thank u SRT.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:08 GMT)

my fav moment was when akhtar bowled him on a duck , amazing moment

Posted by CHAMP-INDIA on (December 23, 2012, 13:06 GMT)

@Asif Khan are you out of your senses, this the way you describe the moment of the legend. Please dont be Anti commenter, this shows your character boss... Love cricket and love the dedication of the cricketer too,no discrimination please.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:06 GMT)

definitely, the best ODI innings played by sachin is the 98 vs Pakistan in the 2003 WORLD CUP,the innings played against the arch rivals who were having a the best bowling attack and the match being played at the world cup where pakistan have posted a big total......we miss you in the colour dress its a great memory for me.....

Posted by SeverusSnape on (December 23, 2012, 13:05 GMT)

Well not my fav...but Iconic....the twin centuries in Sharjah....I remember Sachin taking the bull by the horn in the qualification match....Oh what an innings..him standing upright in the desert storm while others lied down...I remember he kept taking 2 runs to keep strike....on one occasion..Laxman called NO for the second....Boy was Sachin FURIOUS...walked over and gave a sound bashing to poor laxman....Stump mike caught it as "Maine bola bhaag toh bhaag!!!"(If I say run you run)...guess Laxman had only one thing to do..keep reminding sachin of how many to get in how many balls...cuz I remember both coming mid pitch many times within the over...

The other most memorable thing was Sachin Whacking the ball to a boundary, right after securing the finals berth, and Tony Greig Screaming...."He is going for a victory! Would you believe that!!!"

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:04 GMT)

Picking up Hyden's wicket in world cup 2007 where none of the pacers & spinners made it !! Also when he plunged the ball out of the stadium into a car with bat against England !!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 13:04 GMT)

that 175 against austrailia in a losing cause... also 98 against pak in WC & 200 VS SA also comes close....!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 12:54 GMT)

My Favourite Will be 175 & 200. Both were against top teams

Posted by pucitian on (December 23, 2012, 12:42 GMT)

No one remember Sachin for his aggressive behaviour because he always played the game like a true gentleman, but I will always remember his send off to Saqlain Mushtaq in Sharjah 1996, when he dismissed him to wrap up the match for India and his reaction in Lahore 1997 after taking a great catch of Afridi in the final!!!!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 12:41 GMT)

Favorite is the Operation desert storm 134 vs Australia in 1998 And the 175 vs Oz in 2010 & the Hero cup semifinal, the 140 vs Kenya in 1999 World Cup

And many many more

http://batball2cricket.blogspot.in/2012/12/his-odi-retirement.html

Posted by vijaysrivatsan on (December 23, 2012, 12:39 GMT)

Cant forget the Sharjah 1998 Against Australia. he changed the course of the series. The Ausies lost the final mentally even before the match started. In both the matches, he was at the wrong end of the umpiring decisions

175 Vs australia in ODI in hyderabad too was special. critics were crying for his retirement and there he was smashing the balls to boundries, with india chasing 350 in 50 Overs, just losing the match by 5 runs

His hundred against australia before we went to sharjah in 98 was explosive, smashing share warne and others

And ofcourse, 98 vs pakistanin 2003 WC is momorable

Infact, i remember all his 100 centuries

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 12:37 GMT)

His 98 against Pakistan and the six of Shoaib Akthar in the same match are my favourite moments that I remember forever

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 12:34 GMT)

best innings is final of sharjah and semis , god of cricket i salute u ,

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 12:33 GMT)

My favourite was his 90 against AUs in World cup 1996. Mcgrath bowled 3 maidens in a row. sidhu and jadeja were struggling to even see the ball and get bat on it..sachin looked like he was on a different planet...cut , pull ,smash, caress, sweep, flick, straight drive and finally stumped for 90 out of 142. And unurprisingly AUs similar story repeated during his 175 too...

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 12:28 GMT)

My fav sachins moments 1. Sharjah back to back 100s 2. 98 vs Pakistan in 2003 world cup 2. his 200* vs RSA

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 12:25 GMT)

no one can drop him :( miss u a lot...............cricket without Sachin i don't think that we will bear his retirement easily

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 12:24 GMT)

the beggarly innings in sydney - the master serving the game.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 12:24 GMT)

1.Sachin Tendulkar's 98 against Pakistan in the 2003 World Cup

Sachin's Sixer against Shoib akthar's Bowling. Wow! Amazing!

2. 143 and 134 against Austarlia - Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium -98

3. His first pakistan tour and how he has played against abdul qadir/ wasim.

there are plenty but these are some of my best moments

Posted by harryrockz on (December 23, 2012, 12:24 GMT)

The innings that still fresh in my mind even after 9 and half years is THE innings against Pakistan in 2003 WC. The way he played that innings... WOW.... Respect. ♥♥♥

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 12:22 GMT)

Lords 1998 ought to be a highlight as Sachin caned McG rath and Donald like they were club grade bowlers

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 12:20 GMT)

When pakistan fastest bowler SHOAIB AKHTAR bowled Tendulkar on a DUCK,in front of a EDEN GARDEN CALCUTTA crowd...its a great memory ever for me and also for Sachin...

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 12:17 GMT)

1998 Desert storm in Sharjah where he scored Twin centuries against Australia is on top of the list. One could see his steely determination to take India through to the final and then winning it. It was a single handed fight. Número UNO.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 12:17 GMT)

I don't like T20 International. Because there aren't sachin. From the day I do not like ODI. Nobody can not break Sachin.

Posted by here2rock on (December 23, 2012, 12:12 GMT)

The greatest ODI player ever!

Posted by armchairjohnny on (December 23, 2012, 12:11 GMT)

It's difficult to place anything above the 98 against Pakistan in the 2003 World Cup. That particular match had a feeling of urgency and importance perhaps unlike any ODI ever played (even WC finals somehow felt less important) -- It was a brutal masterclass played on sheer adrenaline.

For me personally, two of his best hundreds were those which came in defeats. The 175 against Australia and the 141 against Pakistan at Rawalpindi in the 2003/2004 series. These innings really demonstrated his mental strength and tenacity. The way he soldiered on in those knocks, despite woefully-inept batting at the other end summed up what he was about and showed how much he cared for Indian Cricket.

The 90 against Australia in the 1996 World Cup was also a memorable knock, arguably his most technically perfect innings in ODI Cricket -- the manner in which he handled Glenn McGrath in that particular game is a memory which has endured for me over the years.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 12:10 GMT)

there are many but one innings in particular is the 175 vs australia...though we lost it it was such a awesome awesome innings...we can keep on building if u ask abt fav moments of sachin....he is the ultimate.....

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 12:09 GMT)

I agree with all the above playing moments as the master's high career moments. But for a boy of 9 year old which I was in 1997-98, I remember him for some out-of-the-ordinary moments which I'm sure my fellow sachin followers will agree. Remember the moment in the Sharjah Semi-final against the aussies when sachin had crossed his fifty & India were 4 wickets down.After 27-28th over suddenly a huge desert-storm arrived.All the outfield players and the umpires were lying flat on the ground face down.Only one man stood still atop his mark with unflinching facial expression, steely determination without a blink of an eye. He was my boyhood Hero sachin Tendulkar.I live & follow cricket for these heroes (the same reason why I highly admired lance klusener although I didn't support SA). Remember when sachin scored that 4th innings 136 on 5th day chennai rank turner against Saqlain,Wasim n Co - ya, but few remember he did it with heavy bandage strapping holding his back together. Thank u SRT.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 12:08 GMT)

Twin Centuries in Sharjah. Both times he was given out when he wasn't, once off a no ball and second when the ball was missing the 6th stump outside off. Javed Akhtar was the umpire on both occasions. The innings that he played on 22nd April that helped qualify was the better of the two. He might have won it for India but the bad decision ruined it!!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 12:07 GMT)

Back 2 back centuries in Sharjah and 98 against Pak in 2003 WC ... Demolished both the quality attacks ...

Posted by sk12 on (December 23, 2012, 12:06 GMT)

Favourite shots (excluding the straight on-drive): The pickup shot (half-lofted drive) over midwicket that carried all the way to six off Mcgrath in 1996 WC, the backfoot punch thru point, cover countless times, hook out of the ground against Caddick in WC 2003, the ramp over slips (as he gradually stopped his lofted straight drives) . Ugly shots: The open face steer to 3rd man off fast bowlers (hez been out numerous times that way when he seemed to be in full flow), reverse sweep (he obviously premeditates those, and sometimes gets into position too early giving the bowlers enuf time to adjust), slog over midwicket - sometimes after covering the stumps (out famously against Saqlain in 1999 Chennai Test, also been out LBW lot of times)

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 12:01 GMT)

The most thrilling moment... even now its the SIX of the bowling of Micheal Kasparowich. India vs Australia at Sharjah Stadium 1998 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9onzp81oA9Y

Posted by IVA_Richards on (December 23, 2012, 11:59 GMT)

the 200 was amazing also - a perfectly crafted ODI innings

Posted by NorthStar on (December 23, 2012, 11:57 GMT)

My favorite is his 100th century against Bangladesh in last Asia Cup, since it somehow helped us win the match :)

Posted by joelucky on (December 23, 2012, 11:54 GMT)

There will be legends like Sachin. And there will be hateful trolls like Kiwirocker. Even in this section when asked for a special Sachin moment, you're showing your hatred. If you have nothing positive to write, why the hell do you even comment? Or is it that thrashing in the WC 2003 of your bowlers that has left you badly scarred that you desperately need attention by posting trash about Sachin on forums. Btw, if India's world cup was overhyped, so were all of Pakistan's tournament wins including their one WC win. No offense to all reasonable Pakistani cricket fans, but someone needed to counter this hateful troll.

Posted by yogi.s on (December 23, 2012, 11:52 GMT)

First of all a good decision by sachin to quit odis for the exact reasons he gave. Coming to the memorable moments well there are just so many but my favorite if I have to pick only one would have to be 143 against Aus in sharjah, the innings he played to get india into the tournament final. It seemed an impossible task with the rest of them not contributing much. Just the sheer quality of strokes he played against such a good attack and all the while knowing one mistake would be the end of game for India, well it was really special. Across generations there are very few batsmen who have the ability to play such an innings chasing and to actually be able to do that is really special. To me he is the best ODI batsman till date for his consistency and ability to dominate attacks in all conditions.

Posted by CricketforOlympics on (December 23, 2012, 11:49 GMT)

Tears For me is All What you Left : ( Now Who will strengthen us with the Determination you imparted us and that we procured watching your innings. Absolute dejecting. Shame on you media for compelling him!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 11:46 GMT)

My fav would have to be his 200*. BEAUTIFUL.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 11:45 GMT)

For me it was the day he announced his retirement. :p

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 11:42 GMT)

My top 3 Sachin's ODI innings. Glad Sachin retired from ODIs. Now retire from Tests also instead of occupying a youngsters spot in the team. You were a good batsman but everything has its expiry date. I remember Sachin since 1990 when he sat in front of me and I got his autograph during the introduction of Pepsi in 1).1998 Sharjah (Desert Storm) - Back to back centuries against Australia. Best that I've watched 2). 2003 WC innings against Pakistan in Centurion 3). 1993 Hero Cup Semi-final (final over)

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 11:42 GMT)

Well there are aplenty.To single-out,I will go for 2003 wc match against Pak. Against Wasim,Waqar,Shoaib and Saqqi.Man he played a gem of an innings. Sehwag was complementing him at the other end.Bcoz of opposition quality and the occassion,this wins over the desert storm.

Sachin leaving the scene without a farewell match is very bad.How can average cricketers like Vikram Rathore, Saba karaim (these guys played under him) select/drop him.Yes we all know his time is out.But a farewell series could have made it as a festive occasion.Anyway Dhoni and co are not so motivated with winning.Even if they lose these matches with Sachin playing,world is not going to end (meaning IPL will anyway save these players).

Posted by S.Jagernath on (December 23, 2012, 11:41 GMT)

Sachin Tendulkar's 98 against Pakistan in the 2003 World Cup.It was an amazing innings from the attacking point of view & especially against the world's most devastating fast bowler at the time.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 11:41 GMT)

@ Piyush_Kalia: The way Piyush has highlighted the highlights of Tendulkar's ODI career shows how much fans all over the world have loved him. Though he has not played great deal of one day cricket recently but even then fans will miss him a lot. His back foot punch through covers, straight drives, padel sweeps.........and what not.........these will only be in memory now. You were undoubtedly the greatest batsman ever to play ODI. Thanks a lot for giving some of the most joyful moments to the fans. All the best for the the remaining Test career.

Posted by RS77 on (December 23, 2012, 11:38 GMT)

Has to be 98 against Pakistan considering the pressure. Here is why : India had not played Pakistan since 2000 because of Kargil war ... Sachin has himself admitted he was thinking about this game since 6 months and couldn't sleep well during last week or so and to top that this statement "I am targeting the entire Indian team but Sachin Tendulkar is my main target. I love to bowl to the bigger names and Tendulkar is one of them. I will also go for (Virender) Sehwag." Shoaib Akhtar said on February 27th, 2003 ... n we all know what happened during the match ... Sachin dismantled the bowling clinically ... loved to see the look of Shoaib in that match :) ...

Posted by aqua_omer on (December 23, 2012, 11:35 GMT)

My favourite moment was in an ODI in Tororto in 1996 when Waqar bowled an over and hit Sachin 5 times on his pads, 3 of them totally plumb but umpire was reluctant to give him out LBW, Sachin ended up scoring match winning 89 not out.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 11:34 GMT)

When HE left the dressing room to batting in the field and everyone claps............ MISS U LOT :'(

Posted by Krasheed on (December 23, 2012, 11:32 GMT)

Definitely the knock against Pakistan in WC 2003.....real master piece from Master

Posted by Sir.Ivor on (December 23, 2012, 11:28 GMT)

I had been reading about the exploits of a prdigy by the name Tendulkar even in his school days. The big scores with Vinod Kambli and I felt one of them will make it big. Then he scored a 100 in Ranji on his debut. I think he made a 100 on Duleep Debut as well. When he made his debut against Pakistan it was not what we had expected. He scored just 15 I think. During that series he had to face the likes of Imran ,Wasim and Waqar,who were quite a formidable combination then. Then Waqar hit him on the nose with a bouncer and it was bloodied. Then he hit Waqar for three fours in that over. It was champion stuff from the little champion. Towards the end of that tour, rain had shortened a ODI and they had agreed to have match nevertheless. Abdul Qadir,( he who would once guffaw at the plight of some Sri Lankan batsman who was facing him ) taunted Sachin when bowling to him. The next four balls went for six. The world had seen a bit of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. That was my best Sachin moment.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 11:27 GMT)

Twin centuries in Sharjah against Australia was my all time favorite, i saw those matches just a day before my 10th std annual exam...

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 11:21 GMT)

Centurion, no doubt. My opinion.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 11:19 GMT)

Going chronologically backward: 1) Being chaired by his teammates after winning 2011 wc. 2) Being the 1st man to score 200 in ODI 3) Scoring a ton in the CWB series in 2008 4) Thrashing the Pak bowlers in 2003 wc 5) Twin tons against Oz in Sharjah 6) Bowling the last over in Hero Cup SF and winning.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 11:18 GMT)

For me 98 against Pakistan in 2003 world cup was the highlight. But so many others to list.. No one is and will be like Tendulkar..

Posted by CHAMP-INDIA on (December 23, 2012, 11:17 GMT)

It will be really unfair to judge favourite moment of this legend,as sachin is such a special that his presence always use to make India in a comfortable zone,though many pleople say that he was not a match winner but in my opinion in one days specially, Opener role is to make a flying start and make a firm platform for the middle order to win the match, So opener are not always a match winners.And as an opener Sir SRT was the right man as right place and he did outstanding Job as an opener since 1994 till now, oponent team always use to feel if they get sachin cheaply there is 90% chance to win the match. A big Salute to the legend for his tremendous service to indian cricket team for long 23 years. Regarding Favourite moment i will love to watch again and again the video of Sir SRT hitting back to back centuries against australia in sharjah during 1998, Abt which Shane warne also describe that such a nightmare to forget. Always its a treat to watch when he use to come down the track.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 11:16 GMT)

There are many moments I have cherished. One of them is a match winning diving effort when he saved a certain boundary against SA in 2010. This was the same series he scored a 200. India won this match by 1 run

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 11:15 GMT)

His 98 vs Pak WC 2003...classic n masterful watch that inning over n over

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 11:14 GMT)

It has to be the 117* at the SCG in 2008 - his first ODI hundred in Australian soil and a match winning one!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHmIYVxffU4

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 11:12 GMT)

The emotional moment when he dedicated his match winning innings at Chennai to Mumbai and the people after 26/11...

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 11:11 GMT)

every innings was one of the best spectacle i had witnessed... but no doubt Sandstorm innings against Australia in Sharjah i will always cherished and never forget

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 11:08 GMT)

Not an Indian Supporter, but a ardent Sachin fan. Life is definitely going to be different than what it was. Sachin's display of immaculate batting in whatever condition he played, was always a treat to watch. When he played well, I used to get motivation in all my daily activities. It's like an addiction for some unknown cause. Without Sachin, life will be completely different, definitely less tensed at the same time less motivating. However, every good thing has an end. This beautiful life will come to an end one certain moment. Death will not be as painful as it would have been had Tendulkar continued hammering bowlers all around the park.

Posted by IVA_Richards on (December 23, 2012, 11:07 GMT)

1. 1996 World Cup - SRT scored 90 of 84 balls against Australia, an astonishing display that confirmed him as the best one day batsman in the world

2. 2008 Tri-Series Finals - vs Australia - a brilliant controlled hundred to help win the match and series

3. 175 vs Australia

4. the WC Semi vs Pakistan - electrifying

5. the 2 'desert storm' hundreds versus Australia - he was absolutely ay his peak in those two games - i never was lucky to see them live but saw any replays!

Posted by vipulsmistry on (December 23, 2012, 11:05 GMT)

For me, it has to be the twin centuries in Sharjah against Australia. The best batsman in the world at that time taking on the best bowling line up in the world. Can't forget the straight six over Kasprowicz's head in the qualifier and a six against the turn to Shane Warne on his first ball round the wicket in final, he was completely unstoppable. Some of his best was always reserved for Australia, miss those days and watch these innings every time I get an opportunity.

Posted by here2rock on (December 23, 2012, 11:04 GMT)

2003 World Cup, Tendulkar scored 98 of his record tally of 673 World Cup runs in one unforgettable innings against Pakistan in Centurion. The defining moment was a savage upper cut against Shoaib Akhtar that sailed over the third-man boundary. Tendulkar marshalled India to the final, where their bowlers conceded 359 runs against Australia. The Man-of-the-Series award was little consolation. Finally the team India winning the World Cup last year, his childhood dream becoming reality. It was just a reward for years of toil, sweat and tears for his country. Enjoy the retirement champ!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 11:03 GMT)

For me its Hero Cup final. The kinda faith all the seniors put in Tendulkar's ability to defend 6 runs was amazing. To top it up he paid for the faith they put in him. I still recall the complete over.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 11:03 GMT)

So many to pick from!!! One sobre evening in Chennai, the man cried like a child, and refused to come out and take the man of the match award!!! Proud to say that the moment in my life is 'I WAS THERE TOO'!!! moment. Can not forget that....... As far as ODI is concerned, the most important innings is the sand storm innings in sharjah!! Watching the match in tv, with friends shouting sachin in full throat in a house, was the greatest moment.... WC 2011 will be the best!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Piyush_Kalia on (December 23, 2012, 11:01 GMT)

1. The Last Over: Hero cup semifinal against South Africa. 2. The Magic Moment(s): Eddo Brandes 6 and Shoaib Akhtar 6. 3. The Run Out: Sachin hitting the stumps from midwicket to run Steve Waugh out. 4. The Heart Break: India losing by 3 runs after Sachin scored 175 while chasing against Australia. 5. The Cheer: India going completely berserk for a few moments after Sachin scored 200*. 6. The Start: 43 against Pak in 98 Independence Cup. 7. Who's the Man Moment: Taking first ball strike againg Wasim, Waqar & Shoaib in WC 2003 8: The Sledge: Mouthful to Mcgrath(Nairobi) 9. The Slog: Charging down the wicket and smashing Kasprowicz for a six(Sharjah). 10. The Masterclass: Staright Drive off lee in CB Series.

Oh there are so many........

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 11:01 GMT)

whole carrer sachin sir love u miss u u r my godddddddddddd sir

Posted by ravi-1967 on (December 23, 2012, 11:00 GMT)

Would miss this great cricketer and human being in ODI. It is the right decision keeping in mind the 2015 world cup. Taking a decision to quit something you did with passion for 23 years is no jokes.

ODI would be poorer without its greatest batsman.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 11:00 GMT)

2003 WC knock against us! :P

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:59 GMT)

every time i saw him batting it became my favorite moment.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:58 GMT)

Sand Storm inning in Sharjah is the best of many best innings....

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:57 GMT)

All moments from Sharja assualt on Aussies till date..When he started his international career I was in nappies..Miss You Legend..

Posted by Harish_CSK on (December 23, 2012, 10:56 GMT)

Against Aus in the Mini World Cup in Oct 2000 - Six and a four of consecutive deliveries off McGrath.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:55 GMT)

every moment of his carear is my favorite.but 200 not out is all time best.i miss u sachin.......

Posted by RameshSubramaniam on (December 23, 2012, 10:55 GMT)

Straight drive, Keeping even bowler admiiring On the up cover drive Hook of Caddick Down the pitch to Warne.

In Innings, Test against Pakitan with back pain smashing Saqulain

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:54 GMT)

It is difficult to choose one that stands out. Sharjah centuries are unforgettable. So is his 200 against SA. I can't forget Obama's comment on Sachin - 'I don't know who this man is. I want to know more about him. When he plays my country productivity goes down by 50%'

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:53 GMT)

The upper cut off shoiab akhtar for 6 and the backfoot punch cover drive off wasim akrm for fourat the centurion that I watched in a physics lecture hall at 3 am in Washington DC !! Supremely sublime !! Thank you for the memories Sachin...

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:51 GMT)

"The twin centuries against Australia to lift the Coca-Cola Cup (Sharjah 1998) is my favorite Sachin moment!"

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:48 GMT)

Miss you terribly sachin. You are my hero and a true legend. Fav Sachin Innings. 1.143 vs Australia at Sharjah 1998 2. 98 vs Pak in 2003 world cup. 3. 200* vs SA in Gwalior in 2010. 4. 124 vs Zim, he really blasted Olanga. 5. 175 vs Aus. 6.163 vs NZ 7. 186 vs NZ. 8.117 vs Aus at Sydney 9.90 vs Aus in 1996 world cup.He blasted mcgrath n warne. 10.138 vs Sri Lanka in Colombo final. 11.134 vs Aus at Sharjah in 1998.

Posted by ayon_duke on (December 23, 2012, 10:47 GMT)

175 against Australia should be on top of my list though India lost the match.

Posted by Aussiesfalling on (December 23, 2012, 10:47 GMT)

Being cleaned up by Monty at Mumbai.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:44 GMT)

I'll miss sachin tendulkar in cricket team, and always remember his every moment. Now I can't see live cricket.

Posted by A..G.. on (December 23, 2012, 10:43 GMT)

So many innings are coming to mind.. but if asked to choose a particular one, i will vote for the magical moments in sharjah! its been one and half decade.. but they are still fresh in my memory... what an innings it was.. saying that , i am not undermining the other godly moments...in fact,i think his performance against aussies in dhaka (141 off 128 balls, and 38/4) is the greatest example of winning a match single-handedly.. but there was something in those sharjah innings which i still cherish in my memory

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:42 GMT)

straight drive............

Posted by screamingeagle on (December 23, 2012, 10:42 GMT)

Straight drive leaving the fielders watching.

Posted by here2rock on (December 23, 2012, 10:42 GMT)

It is impossible to pick a great moment from a career that lasted so long. He was a pleasure to watch a genius going to work every day he took the field or India.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:42 GMT)

175 against Australia and those two straight sixes against Hauritz....

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:37 GMT)

the awsome speech of 100 tons with rameez raja.....

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:36 GMT)

A lift to World Cup by himself is ma favourite and remarkable moment.....That's the only moment i saw SACHIN at his atmost satisfaction.....

Posted by IKISM on (December 23, 2012, 10:33 GMT)

The 1999 Kolkata Test Match vs Pakistan. He was greeted with so much hype and then got bowled by Shoaib Akhtar of the very first ball and the entire stadium was silent only noise coming out of Pakistani players. Those who say that he smacked the hell out of Shoaib Akhtar in World Cup 2003 must also know that it was Shoaib Akhtar who deprived him off the hundred. Although a great player but yeah these two moments always special.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:33 GMT)

that 98 v pak in centurion '03

Posted by ArunRang on (December 23, 2012, 10:32 GMT)

There are too many of them to talk about. In ODIs, he is truly the best the game has ever seen (ahead of Viv Richards too). A very significant knock was the 117* in the CB Series Final in 2007-08. Outside of the WC, it is our most significant ODI tournament win ever. He also scored 91 in the 2nd final.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:31 GMT)

i remember this game against england at 99 world cup. i suppose it was caddick who came to the match claiming they had plans to curb tendulkar. the first ball by caddick to tendulkar smacked out of the park for a huge six. awesome moment!

Posted by KreativeShot on (December 23, 2012, 10:28 GMT)

His Battle with Warne in 1998, Sharjah, Him alone vs Pakistan in Chennai 1999, His taking on Shoaib Akhtar in 2003,vs Australia in Perth 1998 and countless other moments.

The one that is evergreen in one's mind is his taking on Abdul Qadir in his debut series during the exhibition match.When one wants Srikkanth off the crease so that we get a chance to win the match one realises that one is watching a new phenomenon.

Posted by shankarprasath on (December 23, 2012, 10:28 GMT)

The audacious hook off Caddick that went out of the ground in the 2003 WC..also the dead straight one above Kasprowicz's head in the 98 Sharjah final..I can watch these countless times..

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:27 GMT)

That Sharjah Match .... unbelievable against Australia .....

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:27 GMT)

My favorite in Tests is the one in Chennai against Pakistan. The best moment is definitely one after winning WC ...

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:24 GMT)

There are lot of moments and all are favorite....I proud to be part of his era....

Posted by iamkalyan on (December 23, 2012, 10:21 GMT)

every 100 is a master piece and to pick one is a injustice to the man, Thankyou Sachin for the memories and my making my childhood joyful and memorable..u will stay with us...love u

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:21 GMT)

98 India vs Pakistan 2003 World Cup..! stakes were at its highest!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:21 GMT)

There are so many innings from Tendulkar that i can ever forget !!!

1. 2 back to back hundreds against Aus in Sharjah 2. 175 against Australia 3. 98 against Pakistan in WC 2003

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:19 GMT)

1. Tendulkar himself. 2. Carried on the shoulder by Yousuf Pathan and Suresh Raina with the flag around him. What a moment... 3. Bowler Shane Warne : For a ball bowled from around the wicket, pitched outside leg he came down the track and lofted the ball over the ropes for a six. 4. Bowler Wasim Akram : ball pitched up, swinging away from sachin in the third over of the match in the 1999 world cup, he leans forward and drives past the cover. 5. Bowler Glenn McGrath : 17th Dec 1999. Ball pitched just back of the length and seamed away a little. He covers the seam movement, stands tall and punches the ball straight behind the bowler. 6. Teaching Sohaib Akthar and Andrew Caddic get ur asses out of here in 2003 world cup. 7. A fast aggressive 4th innings ton against england in chennai. 8. his century in perth (watched the highlights in espn) 9. His century for MI in T20 without a sweat. 10. His cute fine paddle. I cant remember this shot fetching anything less than a four.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:15 GMT)

That SIX of Caddick in 2003 world cup!That sound is still in my ears!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:14 GMT)

my 5 best innings of sachin :134 at sharjha vs aus, 143 at sharjha vs aus, 175 against aus , 200 vs saf , 98 vs pak in 2003 w.c

Posted by BryanAdamsFan on (December 23, 2012, 10:13 GMT)

Back to back stunners at Sharjah against Australia. Simply magical.

Posted by sankY_Y on (December 23, 2012, 10:12 GMT)

On the night of the 2003 WC semifinal my father and his friend went to the nearby theatre to watch the match with other die-hard Indian and Pakistani fans. I was too young to accompany him but when he came home I eagerly asked what happened and he said we won because of Sachin. I asked who that was and he proudly said "the best player in the world." I swelled up with pride for my country, Sachin, and his achievements and from then on Sachin was my idol, god, and inspiration. I've followed his career ever since than and caught up with all the innings i miss, and as remembrance I have a DVD of the 2003 WC semifinal. #sachinfan1

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:12 GMT)

I think what defined Sachin was his Sand Storm innings

Posted by gsingh7 on (December 23, 2012, 10:11 GMT)

sharjah centuries and double centuries in australia are my favourite, also spanking pak teams whenever india played them ranks high

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:08 GMT)

I can't really pick out one or two moments because the sheer joy that the Little Master has given us as a nation is immense and incalculable. With his rise, India would rise and with his fall, so would India. When Sachin batted, it was like the world paused for a moment to observe what he did. Only after he got out or the match was done, could the world truly continue with it's normal routine. He gave us sheer moments of ecstacy in victory and pure moments of despair when he brought India so close to the finishing line, only for the rest of the team to fall around like nine pins. India will remember him as a man who held them up in its victories but I never marvelled lesser than when he performed during defeats. That is why his 136 against Pakistan in the Chennai test match and his 175 against Australia in the Hyderabad ODI are my all time favourites. Because he truly showed us why he was different from the rest during defeats!!! Life is just never going to be the same from now on!!!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:06 GMT)

great man no body can reach you all of your innings are hilights

Posted by bonaku on (December 23, 2012, 10:06 GMT)

Sharaja Match against australia. It can't get any better. The amount of the pressuere and situation in addition to top quality team is unreal.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:05 GMT)

my fav moment is sachin's six on shoaib akhtar's ball in 2003 wc

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:04 GMT)

175 against Australia

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:03 GMT)

Tendulkar coming forward for what seems to be going for a sweep, finding the ball way outside off, changing his mind as if he has till eternity to play that shot and ending up steering the ball to thirdman... I can never forget that.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:03 GMT)

200 - First man on the planet to score a double ton

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 10:00 GMT)

can't forget any thing about him ,either it be his batting or generous characterstics. the favourite moment for me is his double century in australia in which he deprived himself of playing any drive through off side.salute to you LITTLE MASTER.A great joy it was to see you in blue jersey.Gonna miss you badly.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:59 GMT)

God has retired.....so Who is the next savior of Indian Cricket Team.....Anyway I wil never forget the two innings of Sachin at Sarjah in 1998..........

Posted by ravikb on (December 23, 2012, 9:57 GMT)

My favorite Sachin's innings is 175 he scored against Australia chasing 351. Next highest score is 58 by Raina. After Sachin got out, next batsmen could not score 19 off 17. That shows that India was still dependent on Sachin even after 20 years. There are many more but this innings struck my mind when asked about my favorite moment.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:54 GMT)

a fifer against Australia on All Fools day (1998) @ Cuttack... while Jadeja had scored the century to take India to 300, it was Sach who destroyed the famed Australia batting to clinch win for the team.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:51 GMT)

Bullet Straight Drive Of A Brett Lee Yorker During The Commonwealth Bank Series 2007 ODI

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:49 GMT)

If I have to select only one moment, it has to be the 50 he scored against Eng at Chennain in 2002. Coz that's the first time I saw him bat live in a ground and what a moment it was for me...drenched in the chant rain called "Sachin...Sachin..."

Posted by Rahul_78 on (December 23, 2012, 9:49 GMT)

His Desert Storm innings in Sharjah in 1998. Unbelievable in its assault, audacity, class, determination and consistency. Their is a saying in Marathi language that goes like "There were many, there will be many...but He is the only one"! Love and respect to the legend!

Posted by mayur.rane on (December 23, 2012, 9:47 GMT)

His debut against Pakistan, when after he got hit on the nose by Waqar and everyone was concerned whether he will continue, he got up and said, "main khelega"

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:45 GMT)

uncountable... the six of shoib aktar in 2003 worldcup...match...!!! drove me crazy...

Posted by KiwiRocker- on (December 23, 2012, 9:43 GMT)

I see some people mentioned Tendulkar's 136 against Pakistan as a favourite moment. That is simply laughable as he actually failed to finish that match for India so how can that be a good moment? Tendulkar never caught my imagination and I never found him as one of my favurite cricketers as he was simply over hyped. However, I admire whenever a sportsman shows courage. For me the favourite moment while tendulkar was batting was in Faisalabad Test match against Pakistan. Shoib Akhtar who clearly wanted to settle some scores bowled a short pitch delivery and it hit Tendulkar...Tendulkar was visibly shaken and one could see that ball had floored him, however, he stood up to face the next delivery. This was courageous act that shows some special courage!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:42 GMT)

Sachin's assault on Abdul Qadir when he announced himself on the world stage, 1992 WC, particularly against Pakistan, Hero Cup semis, 1996 WC, 2003 WC, 175 against Aus at Hyd, 200 in Gwalior, Twin 100s in Sharjah, in fact the entire 1998 year when he had Aus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Many more to write, but feeling too emotional to think. Thank you SRT for all the wonderful moments.

Posted by Sooryan_Indian on (December 23, 2012, 9:32 GMT)

there are countless TENDULKAR MOMENTS that can be mentioned but what stands out for me is when my eyes were filled with tears when TENDULKAR walked out of THE LORD'S cricket ground for a standing ovation.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:31 GMT)

I never forgot Sharjaa, Hyd 175 and 200 its bench mark for clean bating <3

Posted by Rohit... on (December 23, 2012, 9:31 GMT)

Sachin's 175 against Australia while chasing 350 for a win.... Even though india lost , it only showed how blessed India was to get Sachin in its squad...rest all are useless.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:30 GMT)

His century against England at Chennai in December 2008 when India chased 387 in 4th innings. 98 off 75 balls against Pakistan was arguably the best I have ever seen.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:30 GMT)

My favorite moment of Tendulkar's batting: His first ODI century against Australia in Singer world series which helped India win the match and eventually the Singer cup. I think he got this match winning century after 80-90 innings.

Posted by alistairtms on (December 23, 2012, 9:29 GMT)

I've been watching cricket since 2008, so my favourite Sachin moment has to be that 200. We've waited for nearly 40 years for a double centurion, and most fittingly, the format's scoringest player had to get it infront of his home crowd while cramping up with his captain on the other end of the pitch. And it wasn't any ordinary team, it was South Africa - I've never seen Dale Steyn slain in such a manner! I have the innings on my laptop and I revisit the video every now and then.

Posted by AbhiNaik on (December 23, 2012, 9:26 GMT)

Lot of people her selecting the yorker which Shoaib Chukter bowled him. For starters this shows there hatred against GOD and secondly as mentioned Shoib was a baseball player so none of his wickets really count

Posted by Crazy_4cricket on (December 23, 2012, 9:22 GMT)

Lots of gr8 innings from the little master..... really difficult to pick a single innings.... To name a Few:The Innings 186* against NZ in Hyderabad.... scored 5 consecutive boundaries in the same area... one of many chanceless innings.....twin centuries in Sarjah,,,, 141 against Australia in Bangladesh'1998.... Many gr8 innings though came in Losses,,where none of the other Indian players could play.....175 against Australia in a heart breaking loss.... The innings of 141 in Rawalpindi vs Pak in 2004... His Best bowling contribution to win a math for India will remain the 5/32 vs Aussies in Kochi.... Thanks for the memories SRT...!!!

Posted by BWSR on (December 23, 2012, 9:21 GMT)

Wasnt the Aukland assault in 1994?

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:20 GMT)

my fav innings of the little master : 1. 98 against pakistan in WC 2003 2. 175 against aus for losing cause ... 3.200 against south africa ... 4.his first innings as odi opener against new zealand .... 89 of 47 i guess ... wow wat a player .... unmatchable for his flamboyance, elegance ,balance at crease, his cracking straight drives , leg glances , wow and so much more .... best odi batsman for sure .... :-) hats off to u the god of cricket .... :-)

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:19 GMT)

So as I still take in the bad news.... I think of thousands of unimaginable moments 'HE' has given me and all Indians around the world! So what's your favorite Tendulkar story? Mine has to be the one from India vs South Africa in Sharjah! With 6 to win in the last over and Indian bowling attack with names that included Javagal Sreenath, Manoj Prabhakar and Kapil Dev.... Kapil Dev with still one over left to be bowled and a clear choice! Yet, Kapil clearly clenching away from the responsibility hesitating ...HE almost snatches the ball from Kapil...A young man, with the whole career in front of Him, with no reason to take the risk... and if HE fails that would mean serious blow to His international cricket career! But yet, so brave that He makes the "celebrated" Kapil look small! .. And that's why I referred to him as the man with 'steel balls'!! You can witness that same old magic here in this youtube clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT0ZyVDh7yA ! As everyone says in stories like th

Posted by AbhiNaik on (December 23, 2012, 9:19 GMT)

Lot of people her selecting the yorker which Shoaib Chukter bowled him. For starters this shows there hatred against GOD and secondly as mentioned Shoib Chukter was a baseball player so none of his wickets really count

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:18 GMT)

there are thousands of moments which gave pleasure not only the nation but every true cricket fan across the globe...THE greatest ODI batsman of all time

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:13 GMT)

His 200th Run in ODI. The 200 Gate was open for Sehwag & may be others to follow. It required a GOD to reach there first to show the way for others.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:12 GMT)

163* retired hurt in what was only about the 40th over at AMI Stadium in Christchurch. I feel very lucky that I can say I was there live in person to see it.

Posted by chapathishot on (December 23, 2012, 9:12 GMT)

My favorite moment which I will never forget is the hammering to Shane Warne in the second innings at Chennai.In between a period break myself and three friends went to near by TV shop to get peek and never returned for the classes and lot of explanations to be given later.The match was in the balance and the hype of the contest was everywhere.The smashing was unbelievable and we forgot everything else.That is Sachin

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:11 GMT)

performance of Sachin in the final and before the match of the final vs Australia in Coca-cola cup,1998 at Sarza.........

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:11 GMT)

lots and lots of such moments... an inning against pakistan scoring 98 runs in 2003 WC.. shoaib akhtar can never forget that.. hitting shane warne in sharjah is most amazing one.. watchin sachin scoring 200 against SAF is the moment for which i am proud of that i have lived with it.. wish he could have retired after playing against pakistan this year..

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:11 GMT)

every time i see him on the field

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:10 GMT)

My Fav is the twin Sharjah Innings. Also, 169 in Test against South Africa where he was out by an absolute stunning catch by Adam Bacher(I think).

Posted by coolindianfan on (December 23, 2012, 9:10 GMT)

sachin has so many its difficult to count . but back to back 100s in sharjah were definitely the best . then 98 vs pak in wc 03 where he reduced akthar to ashes ( no offenses against akthar , i like him as well). 200 vs RSA . the only dissapointment where the 175 vs aus and 141 vs pak were not in winning causes , for reasons beyond his control. but all in all there will never be another phenomenon like him.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:10 GMT)

how many of us can maintain discipline for 23 yrs.... sachin had it for 23 yrs on field & off the field... only one in a million can be like him.... ODI has lost its Karizma today...miss u Sachin

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:08 GMT)

Cricinfo, how did you miss the 175 against Australia!!!!!!!!!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:08 GMT)

A couple of moments for me...His straight drives were magical for me. I would get goosebumps every time i see them. And those upper cuts..My God those would be imprinted in my head!! That six over third man against Pakistan in the 2003 World Cup will always remain a cherished memory. Cricket has lost a jewel Thank you Sachin for the wonderful memories!!

Posted by CricIndia208 on (December 23, 2012, 9:07 GMT)

My second favourite moment was when he hammered Waqur Younis out of the stadium during the '96 World Cup quarter-finals. Also the 54 and 3 wickets in the '92 world cup game against pakistan. Yet another hammering for pakistan.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:05 GMT)

Since most of you would have listed all his bigger innings, I'll tell you one of my best memorable inning! Dhaka Independence Cup is remembered for Kanitkar's heroics, Ganguly's century, Robin Singh"s gutsy 80 odd, but I remember how Tendulkar set the pace for the chase. He was brutal, middling everything like a top chef slicing his veggies- he just smashed Pak attack! Buy, was he on fire that day! Made some 40 odd in some 26 balls, even smashing poor Azhar Mehmood for 4 boundaries in 3 legitimate balls..!! Way before T20 was played, that was as clean hitting as one will ever see..!!! #Legend

Posted by Amit_13 on (December 23, 2012, 9:04 GMT)

2008 CB series finals in Australia is another one. It was the second coming in those two finals.

In all honesty, I, we all have lived every single moment of the occasion, the celebration that is SRT.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:04 GMT)

Andy Caddick had boasted that he can get Sachin out in 2003 World Cup. Sachin took him to cleaners with 31 runs off 2 overs, after settling down. Caddick bowled a bouncer and within a microsecond, Sachin hooked him for a sixer out of the stadium in Kingsmead, Durban. This happened within an instant and probably whitened Caddick's hair further...

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:03 GMT)

surely VS PAK WC 2003 in that match he take apart arguably best bowling attack in the world

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 9:02 GMT)

So Many Are there.... the moment when he scored 200 nd 175 Aganist Aus nd the world cup winnig moment but too sad that he retires from ODI's still Can't beleave it.. :( :( :(

Posted by absoni on (December 23, 2012, 8:58 GMT)

His 175 vs Australia! although we lost, but it is the best one day inning ever played!

Posted by Cpt.Meanster on (December 23, 2012, 8:56 GMT)

As an Indian fan, I fondly remember him SMASHING opponents to tiny bits, particularly in ODI cricket. However, my favourite moment has to be one of the world cup 100s in 1999 against England. It was only a few days following his father's death back home and Sachin played one of the best knocks in ODI cricket. It was a match winning knock and it put Sachin to the position of a demi god in the hearts of his fans. Another favourite moment was from Sharjah 1998 when he scored those two centuries to single handedly defeat Australia.

Posted by ragu_lara on (December 23, 2012, 8:56 GMT)

I heard a lot of people remember his lot of great innings. I will tell one more century I like. Even though it is in the losing cause it is one of my favourite innings. Against australia in hyderabad chasing a score. He paced his innings under pressure. The required run rate keep on going high. But he kept the tempo throghout the match. One his wicket is gone india lost the match. But I liked that innings very much. I am not denying all other great innings he played. But this one also is special.

Posted by ALLROUNDCRICKET on (December 23, 2012, 8:55 GMT)

That Six of Shoaib Akhtar followed by two boundaries which led to him being taken off the attack by the captain, at the World cup in Centurion is THE Moment!

That SIX of Andy Caddick again in the World Cup 2003 @ Durban , when a perfectly sharp bouncer was effortlessly pulled and dispatched out of the ground over Backward short leg - Beat That!

Posted by a1234s on (December 23, 2012, 8:54 GMT)

in ODIs, surely 1996 WC semifinal against SL. showed the chasm between him and the next best player for India. also, it showed why people rated Sachin so high. imagine the burden on such young shoulders.

Posted by siddhant_gupta on (December 23, 2012, 8:53 GMT)

I was just 4 years old when Sachin played as an opener for the first time. Obviously I didnt watch that innings live, but whenever I see it on YouTube it gives me goosebumps that how everyone including all the commentators, spectators, squad members were simply stunned seeing the demolition potential of this great cricketer. It is and always will remain my best memory of SRT !!! Thank god I live in this era !!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:52 GMT)

The number of times Sir Sachin has hit straight drive are my favourite moments...

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:51 GMT)

for me cricket is sachin and sachin is cricket so from now on wards i will never watch Odi cricket my best sachin moment is 1999 vs Australia at sharjah....

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:48 GMT)

Pulling Andy Caddick for a six over square leg. (Ind vs Eng, Qorl Cup 03). BEST MOMENT!

Posted by Barry91 on (December 23, 2012, 8:48 GMT)

Nobody can beat him nor his record...nor his service to India..hats off..everybody accepted he is god of indian cricket...absolutely sure..scoring 200 at the age of 38 no way...that too against sa was awesome to remember!!!!

Posted by BWSR on (December 23, 2012, 8:47 GMT)

Another glourious moment me was in 2008 in Melbourne when Sachin who was facing Brett Lee who was bowling at over 150 kmph, smashed 3 wonderful shota. First shot- a sqaure drive between point and cover. Second- A bullet off drive all along the ground and third shot-The trademark on drive sizzling away for four

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:47 GMT)

Every single time he walked into the grounds over all venues. Doesen't matter he scored or not, looking at him is engough to cherish the moment.

Posted by memoriesofthepast on (December 23, 2012, 8:47 GMT)

Sachin made his debut in international 50 over cricket in 1989 but not as an opening batsman. But only in 1994 one dayer in auckland, new Zealand was the first time, Sachin came to bat as an opener and made 82. He was forced to open in this game. From that game his position as an opener in 50 over game was permanently fixed. Obviously thanks to all the Indian team strategists for keeping him as opener till his retirement in 50 over version.

Posted by swagle on (December 23, 2012, 8:46 GMT)

My fav moment has to be Hero Cup 93.. where SA needed 6 runs and he restricted them and took India to victory and in the final... :-)

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:46 GMT)

The way he walked out to face Shoaib in a test match and then getting a first ball duck will always stay with me, and of course good long career.

Posted by AbhiNaik on (December 23, 2012, 8:45 GMT)

Fav moments:

1. 143/134 - Sharjah against Aussies 2. 89 when he opened for the 1st time against Kiwis 3. 98 in 2003 world cup against pak...he also mentioned that we have never lost against pak in world cup which was icing on d cake 4. hero cup semi when he bowled d last over 5. six against eddo brandes (Zim) in 1996 in SA, btw that innings helped us reach final 6. 200 against SA

Only regret He should have bowled more than he actually did...

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:43 GMT)

I still vividly remember when he opened for the first time against NZ. It was a rain-curtailed match and Sidhu was not playing. So he was made a makeshift opener. He just came there and tear apart the NZ bowling. Ask Rutherford the then captain of NZ, he will tell you more.

Posted by BWSR on (December 23, 2012, 8:42 GMT)

His extraordinary assault on Pakistan in a high pressure world cup game in 2003

Posted by Kohli--The_Messi_of_Cricket on (December 23, 2012, 8:42 GMT)

If I had to choose one from the recent years, it would be this one -

3rd ODI, Christchurch, 2009 - 163 (133) retired hurt.. 16 fours, 5 sixes..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAYuK71HEXA

Amazing piece of batting... I thought he was gonna get a double century that day, but unfortunately he got retired hurt in the 45th over. If you wanna see Sachin's best knock in ODIs, please watch this innings.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:42 GMT)

His Inning against Pakistan in Centurion in the 2003 World Cup was best in his ODI career. And people who are mentioning his first ball duck against Shoaib Akhter are forgetting that we have been asked to mention his best performance not any failure.

Posted by Sriim on (December 23, 2012, 8:40 GMT)

Lots of moments.. A cracking straight drive any match (particularly v morne morkel, sa, world cup 2011), A hook against steyn (same match), carried around the ground after winning the world cup, Walking away after nicking, the century celebration (look towards heaven)..

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:40 GMT)

Penultimate moment was when he got clean bowled, middle stump uprooted on the first ball at Eden Gardens by Shoaib Akhtar & the pin drop silence immediately after that:)

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:40 GMT)

2003 WC, and the Akhtar six. Far ahead the rest. And to think that this was right in the middle of my tenth board exams. Makes it far more memorable.

Posted by AbhiNaik on (December 23, 2012, 8:40 GMT)

Fav moments:

1. 143/134 - Sharjah against Aussies 2. 89 when he opened for the 1st time against Kiwis 3. 98 in 2003 world cup against pak...he also mentioned that we have never lost against pak in world cup which was icing on d cake 4. hero cup semi when he bowled d last over 5. six against eddo brandes (Zim) in 1996 in SA, btw that innings helped us reach final 6. 200 against SA

Only regret He should have bowled more than he actually did...

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:40 GMT)

so many such moments in 2o years cant say one specific.one of the best is against australia in shajah taking team to the final scoring 143 and then in final 134 on his bday.

Posted by SHAHKY on (December 23, 2012, 8:38 GMT)

my favourite moment was and still is the ball he was clean bowled by a blistering yorker by pindi express....

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:37 GMT)

Shaaarjaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:35 GMT)

This is it.... painful moment for ur die-hard fan Sachin!!!! I grew up watching u, almost of same age. so it was more astonishing to c u doing at tht early age, conquering the whole world, best bowling n fielding sides against all odds on most difficult pitches.... over n over again. 23 years when u actually look at it... is a very long time, beyond one's imagination. and the worst thing was... u played carrying expectations of billions of ur crazy fans in india and abroad which never been felt by any other sportsperson forget cricketers on this planet, u battled with injuries, personal grief, criticism from all tom-dick-harries... and yet u stood up by urself. the people who talked about ur retirement... my 1 simple question to them - forget about performing over 23 years, can u even dream of standing on the cricket field for tht long??? hardly one had seen substitute fielding or runner running for sachin although he could have afforded it at his leisure... that required pure guts!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:33 GMT)

I will never forget his innings of 134 v/s Australia at Sharjah and his last over v/s SA in Hero cup 1993.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:32 GMT)

a tough one...so many moments to ponder upon...sachin has played several truly memorable innings and most of them have come in victories (sadly still there are people who think that when sachin scores, India Loses)... . though the ones i select have come in defeats...these were a piece of masterclass in the respective formats... . his best innings was according to my assessment was 136 in a test against pakistan and 175 in an odi against australia...india lost both these games but there was one man who fought valiantly... . and after his retirement from ODI's India loses its last man standing of the 'famous five'....and with that a little part of me just died ... :'(

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:32 GMT)

I still remember when Sachin the bowler, clean bowled Moin Khan through his legs on the last bowl of the day! <3

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:31 GMT)

For me probably the greatest Sachin moment was when Sachin scored his first ODI century in Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, and I was there to first hand to witness it in the crowd, and I went as an Aussie supporter, still enjoyed the innings from the master blaster.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:29 GMT)

i think i share tendulkars favourite memory which i perceive probably like him about 12-18 months ago when it was becoming clear he was not the player and quite rightly so he once was. although this may be harsh without maybe mentioning a particular shot,innings or match etc i will quite rightly mention that sachin was in my opinion not only a fantastic cricketer but conducted himself off the field outstandingly which newer younger cricketers and sports people in general would do well to follow

Posted by deep2sha on (December 23, 2012, 8:29 GMT)

well my fav. moment is many....its tough but i will put what sachin means to india from thompson article this is match against england in wc 2011 and what he has written about him........... Sachin hits a four.

He's done it. A century. I've never been in a stadium that feels like this one. Hindus and Muslims, Sikhs and Christians, people from different castes and classes, speakers of a dozen languages, all citizens in the Republic of Sachin. The stern cops give wide smiles and thumbs-ups. The chant goes from "Sachin! Sachin!" to "Hoo… ha… IN-DI-A!" They are interchangeable.

Finally, at 120, Sachin pops out. He walks off, and the crowd rises once again. The people lean over the railings, trying for one more moment with their hero" SACHIN HAS GIVEN ME MOMENTS TO FEEL PROUD FOR BEING INDIAN.....WE WILL MISS U....

Posted by RS77 on (December 23, 2012, 8:29 GMT)

Very difficult to choose but mine would be 98 against Pakistan ... not only because it won the game for India but also I believe since that day India started playing differently and more attackingly against Pakistan ... earlier in 90's we used to play very defensive and hence lose against Pakistan ... for me that day changed the attitude Indian team had against Pakistan team ... defining moment in Indian Cricket history

Posted by karan1609 on (December 23, 2012, 8:29 GMT)

Every time he went out to bat, with a billion expectations on shoulders. Each and every match was worth its weight in gold. He'll be missed in the One day arena.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:28 GMT)

This is the moment I love, SRT Retiring from ODIs. Cricket has to move forward with young blood specially, shorter format of the game. 200 against SA is remarkable.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:27 GMT)

1998 Sharjah cup ...200* vs SA ! 136 vs pak at chennai , lots more !

Posted by balajeev on (December 23, 2012, 8:27 GMT)

Favourite "moment" is actually all those years in the 90's when Tendulkar resembled a tragic hero. Memorable and great individual performances, the team used to flop around him.

Posted by anand_sreekumar on (December 23, 2012, 8:25 GMT)

Would be great if people talk about only ODI's here..the legend is still not retired from tests!! lets talk about tests in a different forum :)

My fav moments, 1.Sharjah sandstorm innings 1998 2.98 Vs Pakistan in 2003 WC..Not the six of Shoaib Akthar..but the boundary he scored of the last ball in that over...looked like a defensive shot but still raced away towards long on fence... 3.140 Vs Kenya 1999 WC,depending on the situation he was in.. 4.38 Vs Australia..breathtaking asault on Glenn McGrath.. 5.the single to reach 200 Vs SA 6.Three bullet boundaries off Brett Lee in CB series Australia 6...Finally his team mates lifting him after 2011 WC win

Posted by CricIndia208 on (December 23, 2012, 8:24 GMT)

The DEMOLITION OF PAKISTAN in the 2003 World Cup - that is my favourite Tendulkar moment.

Posted by memoriesofthepast on (December 23, 2012, 8:24 GMT)

Strictly restricting to the performance of Tendulkar,the batsman in one-day cricket: 1) 98 vs Pakistan in 2003 World Cup where Shoaib Akhtar was brought down to the ground, Saeed Anwar's hundred went in vain as India won and after which Pakistan were sent out of the tournament. 2) a chancy 85 at Mohali vs Pakistan in 2011 World Cup semifinal again sending Pakistan out of the tournament but taking India to the final, 3) the final of 2011 World Cup vs lanka at Mumbai- Sachin flopped with the bat at his home ground venue but India win the world cup- The moment Sachin got out felt that the world cup 2011 could go to India. Sachin finally got the best reward for serving the Indian cricket team in 50 over version for 22 years.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:24 GMT)

I also found his refusal to engage with the media on his last tour of Australia very disrespectful to cricket fans in this country.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:23 GMT)

Sharjah! The partnership with Laxman, he had taken us through to the final. There was a sandstorm interruption. I cannot remember who was the commentator, but I remember the lines 'Wait a minute what is Sachin upto, he wants to go for a win'!! (or on those lines). Epic knock.

Posted by frommoonman on (December 23, 2012, 8:23 GMT)

Today - That is finally retired from ODIs.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:23 GMT)

Definetly the innings against pakisthan in the 2003 world cup in a high pressure game.. and that uppercut against shoaib... along with the twin centuries against australia....

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:22 GMT)

It's not a favourite memory, I'm afraid. For me, the legacy of Tendulkar is tainted by his petulant behaviour on his last Test Innings in Australia and refusing to acknowledge the standing ovation he received upon his dismissal. I'm sorry, but I found that very distastful and it has marred his legacy in this country as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by Cricket_archive on (December 23, 2012, 8:22 GMT)

My Favourite tendulkar moment is obviously the 2003 worldcup match against pakistan when the indian duo of tendulkar and sehwag thrashed 50 runs in first 5 overs against the world class pakistani bowling attack of akram,waqar and akhtar.where sachin simply demolished the bowling attack with his majestic batting.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:19 GMT)

His 175 against Australia in 2009..That day he showed again why a meek Indian team does not support God in it !!

Posted by RohanRS on (December 23, 2012, 8:18 GMT)

My favourite moment was when Sachin Tendulkar got Moin Khan bowled by his googly, on the last ball of the day.......was a ripper frm him!!!! Moin Khan didnt hav a clue about what happnd :D

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:18 GMT)

hook shot to caddick which went out of the ground...

Posted by Supratik on (December 23, 2012, 8:17 GMT)

It has to be 3 actually over such a vast canvas. 1) The final over in Hero Cup Semis. 2) The desert storm innings against Aussies - the 1st one was even more heroic than the 2nd one, even though India lost that one. 3) The charge against the Pakis in Centurion 2003. One doesn't even have an inkling as to how much he is going to be missed!

Posted by Lonerangerz on (December 23, 2012, 8:17 GMT)

The two centuries against Australia at Sharjah were Sachin's best that i had witnessed.One of of the 100's brought the sandstorm on the ailes and those knocks was a tight slap to the critics who say Sachin is not a match winner.

Posted by kartikeysoni on (December 23, 2012, 8:17 GMT)

his slap six off shoib akhtar in 2003 world cup, that was a slap on pakistan literally. erased the scar of miandad six from indian psyche, thanks sachin for the memories, a lot of them cant thank you enough for them thanks a lot

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:15 GMT)

My favourite Tendulkar ODI knock will always be 90 against Australia in Mumbai, in 1996 world cup. Batsmanship of highest quality. Check out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G4UTWzza1A

Posted by naansari on (December 23, 2012, 8:14 GMT)

twin centuries against Aus in Sharjah and WC '03 inning against PAK are two of memorable moments of Sachin outstanding career...Really Indian cricket will miss this true legend.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:14 GMT)

175 against australia...showed first time that he can play innings in second inning..

Posted by Aaryabhatta on (December 23, 2012, 8:13 GMT)

Yeah Imran Rao&Shuaib malik..I remember his 6 in world cup vs doper[akhtar]...

Posted by arvind.Kejriwal.AAP_A_Better_INDIA_ on (December 23, 2012, 8:12 GMT)

Another great achievement is Sachin playing all the WC matches against Pak and not letting Pak taste win.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:11 GMT)

My favourite Sachin Tendulkar moment is actually one not involving him directly.Sri Lanka were playing New Zealand in the 2011 World Cup.The game got a little slow in the middle overs.Suddenly,the entire crowd began the chant. "Sachin...Sachin".The entire crowd got re-energized and the Kiwi fielders started looking at them,confused.It was funny but special how even chanting his name could change everything.Here's to the Greatest EVER-"SACHIN...SACHIN.."

Posted by arvind.Kejriwal.AAP_A_Better_INDIA_ on (December 23, 2012, 8:10 GMT)

The most memorable moment :-

When Sachin Tendulkar literally hammered Shoaib Akhtar (So called World's fastest bowler) for SIX (over third-man region) and boundaries in WC 2003. And it's impact was such that Akhtar simply refused to bowl as he was so scared of The Master as revealed by Wasim Akram in his interview.

Posted by Rajesh_india_1990 on (December 23, 2012, 8:10 GMT)

mauling arrogant akhthar and co in 2003 world cup

Posted by uddeshmukh on (December 23, 2012, 8:10 GMT)

Definitely the Six off Shoaib Akhtar in 2003 and the one off Shane Warne over mid wicket when he came round the wicket in the Test Series of 1998

Posted by prithviraj on (December 23, 2012, 8:08 GMT)

My favorite Tendulkar moment remains the "desert storm" against the Aussies in 1998. That ODI innings represents the zenith of one day batsmanship for me. I have never been a Tendulkar fan because of sibling rivalry between me and my brother. But that one specific innings is the one I cherish a lot as ti encompassed the brutality as well as the finesse Tendulkar represents.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:08 GMT)

My favourite moment being WC Finals, when Dhoni hits 6 and a beaming Sachin comes out running of the dressing room.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:07 GMT)

my favorite innings of Sachin- 98 against Pakistan in 2003 World Cup. The sheer audacity of the innings against a legendary bowling unit comprising Wasim, Waqar,Akhtar, Razzaq, Afridi- phew! MAGICAL!

Posted by Rajesh_india_1990 on (December 23, 2012, 8:07 GMT)

surely the desert storm in sharjah...single handedly won the series against the mighty australians...

Posted by tazim on (December 23, 2012, 8:05 GMT)

Sachin's 155 in Chennai V Australia in 98. The effect of that inning was still alive in Shane Warne's Dream. It was breathtaking.

Posted by Renjis on (December 23, 2012, 8:05 GMT)

Tough task.. But would choose 175 against Aus in a loosing course at Hydrabad. Chose it for a couple of reasons.. first one being the way he dominated all who bowled at him on that day and the second one being India loosing the match as he never had somebody supporting him adequately. yet another reason for his so called critics to yell at him for not seeing India through (as though he alone is the team). One player who was not allowed to fail, was expected to score a hundred every time he bats, whose failure was considered the reason if India loose.. I knew about Tendulkar before even I held a proper cricket bat.. A true role model..

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:04 GMT)

175 against Australia in 2010. Reflective of Sachin's career....He single handedly took India to the brink of a win and then the others ensured India lost.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:03 GMT)

Doble centuries against south africa

Posted by Prasado on (December 23, 2012, 8:02 GMT)

For me, it would have be the back-to-back centuries against Australia, followed by the 175 in Hyderabad. That was the quintessential Tendulkar innings. I will definitely miss seeing him in the India colours, but he has done the right thing for the team.

Thanks Sachin for the memories!!

Posted by manasdeepbit on (December 23, 2012, 8:01 GMT)

March 12, 2011 - his last one day century- The hook against Dale Steyn ( a six) and a straight drive off Morne Morkel are two shots which will remain my favourite Cricketing memories forever.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 8:01 GMT)

The test match vs Pakistan in 1999 that I have witnessed live in the Stadium at Chepauk, Chennai where he scored a Ton (though India lost the match) I really enjoyed his innings watching in the Gallery!

Posted by Khozemak on (December 23, 2012, 8:01 GMT)

The Loudest of Cheer whenever he came in to bat no matter which country he batted in, the hope that sachin was still there even when others had fallen and that unbelief whenever he got out, as if it wasnt possible... Will miss you Sir Sachin. Cricket wont ever be the same, atleast for me.. Salutes !!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:59 GMT)

My fav cricket moment of sachin will definetely be the 98 he scored against pakistan in 2003 wc at centurion.The way he took the bowlers was a gr9 thing to watch.I enjoy watching that innings even now on youtube. Im sad that he retired,but according its a good decision,so wishing him all the very best to his future.Hope he continues playing test cricket.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:59 GMT)

The most memorable moment was when he faced Shoaib Akhter for the first time and he got clean bowled on the first ball. Shoaib Akhter got both Tendulkar and Dravid in 2 balls. Can never forget that moment :)

Sachin was a great sportsman! Best of luck for future.

Posted by kc69 on (December 23, 2012, 7:58 GMT)

yep i agree with 98 vs Pak in 2003 world cup...Hard for a man with so many centuries having a lesser score as his best knock.But that knock was good one with best Pakistan pace combination(Wasim,Waqar,Shoaib) with pace and bounce pitch with full aggression.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:57 GMT)

Thank God,selectors told him that enough is enough.India has lost many series in the process of giving chance to sachin to decide his retirement.No more now.Let him retire from Test cricket too.Fans will be able to see his greatness in IPL

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:57 GMT)

Nothing beats the 2011 WC final

Posted by RISHI2016 on (December 23, 2012, 7:56 GMT)

got to be sharjah and the australian demolition in 1999

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:56 GMT)

six over third man to shoaid akhtar in WC 203

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:55 GMT)

mine was the match Vs Australia (Yuvi's Debut match) in Niarobi....his systematic dismantling of Glenn McGrath...3 sixes (one edge over 3rd man, one down the track over long on, and the best, pull over square leg). Also the mouthing off he gave to McGrath was awesome sight to watch :P

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:55 GMT)

Cant forget Sachins first ball duck against Shoaib Akhter in his own country. Another great moment was Sachin getting his 100th ton against Bangladesh and losing the match for india.

Posted by Santhosh3186 on (December 23, 2012, 7:54 GMT)

The first time I became a fan of cricket and a cricketer was after watching Hero Cup 1993-94... I loved Sachin the bowler, Yes... I was 8 years old then... Thanks to my father for taking me to my grandpa's home to watch the match on TV. (That was a luxury then)... From then on, every year, both me and my love for cricket grew with Sachin's majestic batting...

Posted by Cric_stat_fan on (December 23, 2012, 7:54 GMT)

My first memory of cricket - Sachin hitting 4 sixes off Abdul Qadir - I was 5 yrs old ... did not understand cricket ... saw my father jumping up and down through those 10 minutes of mayhem ... he said to me "Sachin Tendulkar.....is here to stay" .... for the next 25 years I was hooked !

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:52 GMT)

Impossible to choose one, so I'll go with three. 1. Smashing McGrath for 3 sixes in the ICC Knockout Kenya 2000 match. 2. His 200* in Gwalior 3. Bein chaired around the Wankhade after the 2011 World Cup win.

Posted by Tejas1983 on (December 23, 2012, 7:51 GMT)

The sandstorm hundreds and the 98 against Pakistan in Centurion are by far some of the greatest innings in ODI cricket ......

His best shot, though, is the straight drive he played off Nuwan Kulasekara in the 2011 World Cup final. The sound of the blade, the ball racing away to the boundary and the presentation of the full face of the bat gave India hope in that match.

Honourable Mentions - The cut shot he played off Akhtar in '03, his daring attack on Shane Warne and McGrath, his flick from outside off against Steyn when he hit 200 in Gwalior.

The people clamouring for his retirement will soon realize what they are missing.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:51 GMT)

Sachin's pull shot for 6 off Andy Caddick in the match against England in WC 2003 !!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:51 GMT)

There are many Fav Tendulkar moment for me..Given below are the few :

1. Hero Cup Semi-Final 2. His 1 match as ODI Opener 3. 1996 WC 4. 1998 Sharjah Cup back to back centuries against Aussies..and later against Zimbabwe he assualted Olonga 5. His comeback century against kenya in 1999 WC after hsi father death 6. 2003 WC His pull short on the bowling of caddick and match against Pak in which he derailed Rawalpindi Express 7. CB Series century against Aussies in final 8. 200 not out against SA 9. Winning WC for India 10. 100 century..

All of them i ll keep in my memory and cherish always...

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:50 GMT)

This 50 in the 2003 World Cup is highly underrated, given his Pakistan exploits, but it really was a gem against England... 3 fifties in the match, but the first 44 runs he scored here were head and shoulders above his contemporaries...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ3Mju4cr-I

8 fours, 1 six in this 50 (he spent 10 balls getting from the late 40s to 50). 98 against PAK later on had 12 fours, 1 six. This innings really got him into the groove needed to take out Pakistan.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:49 GMT)

The 175 against australia stands out for me..

Posted by cric4india on (December 23, 2012, 7:49 GMT)

If an innings needs to define what he was and what the team mostly did around him, Nov. 5th, 2009 would be the best....

"Sachin shows why he is the best in the world, whole of India know we might witness history, Team India thinks Sachin alone is enough to cross the line and give up everything, and India go on to painfully lose..."

Recap of his 90's career in one single innings...

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:49 GMT)

of course.. the 3 sixes against abdul qadir in 1989 !! and the 2 centuries in sharjah in 1998.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:49 GMT)

2003 World cup match against pakistan. Sachin and Shewag on the crease with 274 Runs to win. Shewag was out early , kaif came in and struggling to bat . Sachin took the responsiblity. Smashing Fours all over the parks 98 of 74 balls. Just two to reach his hundred. Akhtar bowling and sachin try to smack the ball. Caught by younis khan. A moment every cricketer (& fans)dont want to happen. But it happened. He was out. My eyes with tears. Unforgettable match of sachin...

Posted by CanTHeeRava on (December 23, 2012, 7:48 GMT)

Bowling the last over against South Africa during the Hero Cup semifinal 1993.

Posted by crickt2 on (December 23, 2012, 7:46 GMT)

The pull for a six of an Andrew Caddick delivery , whenever i look at Sachin i am reminded of that shot................

Posted by SarunSahadevan on (December 23, 2012, 7:45 GMT)

The lofted straight drive. just after Mcgrath sledged him the previous ball in Sharjah.

Posted by rohandb on (December 23, 2012, 7:44 GMT)

Favorite Sachin moment would have to be when he was carried around the Wankhede stadium after the 2011 World Cup final. Favorite innings would have to be the 98 versus Pakistan in the 2003 World Cup, for the quality, circumstances, opposition, everything.

Posted by Budhaiya on (December 23, 2012, 7:43 GMT)

You've asked the toughest question. Sorry!! I can't answer it. I'm getting emotional.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:43 GMT)

2003 WC ind vs Pakistan, 5 overs 50 runs!! an all out attack!!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:43 GMT)

For me, it has to be his 140* vs Kenya in 1999 world cup. Yes, it was not against the most formidable attack, yes it would not rank amongst his top performances, but to me the emotional backdrop of losing his father and coming back, when India had just been humiliated vs Zim, in their previous game (of course not to mention their lose to SA, which was expected though)..I still remember him smashing a 6 to finish off the Indian innings, 140 off just 100 balls....Sachin! Very rightly the most decorated Indian sporting icon ever!

Posted by pratikM on (December 23, 2012, 7:43 GMT)

Definitely the twin centuries @ Sharjah. They were his greatest innings in ODIs.

Posted by sivaambi on (December 23, 2012, 7:42 GMT)

The desert storm innings in the final league match at Sharjah in 1998 against Australia, enabling India to qualify for the final wins the cake!

Posted by SachinHarishSachin on (December 23, 2012, 7:42 GMT)

It has to be the "Sachiiiiiiiin Sachin" chant which still gives goosebumps to me!! We will miss you Sachin...Thank You Sachin for the unforgettable memories you have given to us...From now on, cricket is just Test cricket for me :(

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:42 GMT)

It has to be the 1998 Sharjah Cup final & the match before that..The Australian bowling attack had no clue what hit them that day..It was one of those one man army innings..

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:41 GMT)

Favorite Sachin Moment: Winning the 2011 World Cup in his Hometown Mumbai.

Posted by ashwin_547 on (December 23, 2012, 7:41 GMT)

One of my earlier cricket matches. It was an India vs Pakistan practice match at the Ruaraka Sports Ground in Nairobi, Kenya, well over a decade ago. Tendulkar was on strike and he smashed a six that hit the the head of the person in front of me.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:41 GMT)

can't forget all the memorable innings he had played...but his double ton is undoubtedly the best of all...

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:40 GMT)

All the innings by the way even his non scoring ones... Just the swing of the bat is enough.. Good bye ODI cricket...

Posted by ameyabb on (December 23, 2012, 7:40 GMT)

The 98 He scored against pakistan in the high voltage WC'03 encounter... It was more than a knock... It was about temperament, attitude, brilliance, talent and domination... The way He pulverized shoaib akhtar into submission was a dream come true... Hats off SACHIN... You have my unconditional support, always! I'm not a dog to bark at you when you fail...

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:39 GMT)

Fighting 175 on 141 balls against Australia and the twin Centuries in Sharja.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:39 GMT)

V/S New Zealand at Auckland in 1994..His first One-day match as an opener..made 82 odd of some 49 balls.

Posted by goul on (December 23, 2012, 7:39 GMT)

Hero Cup.. At that time India was not doing well in any of the international arena, whereas South Africa was a great team then.. Indian fans had false hope.. Tendulkar turned it into a real one

Posted by luvcricket_new_gen on (December 23, 2012, 7:38 GMT)

98 against PAK in 2003 WC. What an atmosphere, what expectations. He came out and blasted the quality Pak attack. My fav moment of not only Sachin but of all time in cricket. I guess all that who watched were in awe! He is the BEST of all time

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:35 GMT)

he is the legend of indian cricket

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:34 GMT)

all of them .. the 92 wc.. the 96 wc .. the desert storm against the Aussies in Sharjah 143 134.. that innings against Kenya right after his father had passed away in 99 wc.. the other one to Akhtar in that epic chase against Pakistan when he partnered with Sehwag in 03 wc.. the 200 at Gwalior.. the 11 Indian wc win.. everything.. But the one that takes the cake is that sweet 6 he hit off Caddick in the 99 wc against England at Edbagston. That thought defined why Sachin as an exponent knew every nuance of the game of cricket. Sheer premeditation.. maximum results..

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:34 GMT)

A Shot - Hitting Dale Steyn to the midwicket boundary from way across off stump. An Innings - 175 vs Australia. Sensational. A Catch - Inzy's catch at Long on. Chant - "SACHIN SACHIN' at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium,Hyderabad.

Posted by G.Vinoth on (December 23, 2012, 7:33 GMT)

Winning world cup in 2011

Posted by Bruisers on (December 23, 2012, 7:33 GMT)

The 2008 CB series finals against Australia where he scored 117* in the first final and 91 in the second to single-handedly take India to a historic series win. These two knocks were truly amazing.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:33 GMT)

End of the world doesn't happen on the day it was told. but it happen today in the cricket world when the god himself decided to stop playing the game... scoring twin century's in sharjah would be the best and my favorite Tendulkar moment because it was the time when he had to succeed if India had to win a cup and that to against Aussie team which was on top of the world.. it doesn't mean that the other moments were less then this, but this was the best

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:32 GMT)

It's like choosing a pearl from ocean of pearls.. But my favorite moment would be when he thrashed Pakistan in 2003 world cup!!

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:32 GMT)

The Straight drive... No one shows the blade of the bat fuller..

Posted by gani19 on (December 23, 2012, 7:32 GMT)

end of an era.fantastic career.the best ever ODI bat.thanks for the memories Sachin

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:31 GMT)

If I were to pick one particular moment and defining image of Sachin Tendulkar in his 23 years of playing one day cricket I would choose the square cut six he hit off Shoaib Akhtar during his whirlwind knock of 98 off 75 balls against Pakistan in the 2003 World Cup. India were chasing a daunting 274 to win, Tendulkar had already played a beautiful cover drive off Wasim Akram. Shoaib Akhtar who had flouted Tendulkar and challenged him in the pre-match talk, began his first over, and off his third or fourth ball Tendulkar went after the delivery wide outside the off stump, opened the face of the bat and square cut very powerfully over gully for a six. Shoaib Akhtar and Pakistan never fully recovered from that hammering, and India romped home by six wickets with some 26 deliveries to spare.

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:30 GMT)

Hi hook shot against Akhtar in 2003 WC was one of the memorable moment for me...

Posted by vishynarain on (December 23, 2012, 7:30 GMT)

The Sandstorm century which did not win the match but helped us qualify to the finals of the Sharjah Cup,1998 ... Sachin standing against the sandstorm is a picture which will remain etched in my memory forever

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:30 GMT)

175 against australia in hyderabad

Posted by   on (December 23, 2012, 7:28 GMT)

His best innings under pressure was QF against Aus in 2011 world cup. That was a great game.

Posted by mmadhankumar on (December 23, 2012, 7:27 GMT)

with no hesitation, the first scene that comes to my mind is the 'SANDSTORM', do i need to say more

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