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Sachin Tendulkar presents his first coach Ramkant Achrekar with his autobiography
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Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman at the launch of Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography
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Cover image of Playing it My Way: My Autobiography
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Sachin Tendulkar chats with Shakib Al Hasan during an event
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Sachin Tendulkar salutes during an Indian Air Force parade
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Brett Lee, Adam Gilchrist and Sachin Tendulkar share a light moment with Australian prime minister Tony Abbott
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Cricket diplomacy: Sachin Tendulkar and Tony Abbott, Australia's prime minister, sign autographs
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Sachin Tendulkar at the launch of the Indian Super League
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Sachin Tendulkar applauds badminton gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap
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Sachin Tendulkar during the launch of the book Raj Singh Dungarpur - A tribute
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Sachin Tendulkar with schoolchildren at the launch of a social campaign
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UNICEF ambassador Sachin Tendulkar features at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony
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Sachin Tendulkar drives through the off side
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Sachin Tendulkar took the wicket of Yuvraj Singh
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Sachin Tendulkar congratulates Yuvraj Singh on the latter's century
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Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne at the toss
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Andrew Strauss and Sachin Tendulkar at Wimbledon
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Hit in the V: Sachin Tendulkar teaches batting to a young boy
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Sachin Tendulkar provides a batting seminar
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Sachin Tendulkar has a bowl in the Mumbai Indians nets
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    • February 23-25, 1988
      A monster in the making
      • Sachin Tendulkar, 14, and Vinod Kambli, 16 compile a 664-run unbroken partnership for Shardashram Vidyamandir against St Xavier's at Azad Maidan. Kambli makes 349 not out, Tendulkar 326 not out. It remains the highest partnership recorded in any form of cricket, until in November 2006 two schoolboys from Hyderabad - Manoj Kumar and Mohammad Shaibaz - overtake the record with an unbeaten 721-run partnership.
    • December 11, 1988
      Truly first-class debut
      • At 15, scores an unbeaten century against Gujarat at the Wankhede Stadium to become the youngest Indian to make a hundred on first-class debut. Was picked after Bombay captain Dilip Vengsarkar watched him negotiate Kapil Dev in the nets.
    • December 14, 1989
      Bloody-minded to start with
      • On the last day of the last Test of his first Test series, in Sialkot, gets hit on the nose by Waqar Younis - also in his first series. Falls down, gets up, and wipes away the gushing blood. Medical assistance is declined. Is eventually out for 57.
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