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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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Sachin Tendulkar umpires at the nets
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John Wright, Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble at the Mumbai Indians' nets
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'The sky's the limit' - Sachin Tendulkar has a chat with Shreyas Gopal
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Sachin Tendulkar opened up about his battles with Shane Warne
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Sachin Tendulkar accepts the award from Sambit Bal and ESPNcricinfo founders, Simon King and Badri Seshadri
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Sachin Tendulkar speaks after being named Cricketer of the Generation
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Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid chat at the ESPNcricinfo Awards
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Sachin Tendulkar speaks after being named Cricketer of the Generation
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Sachin Tendulkar presents an autographed jersey to singer Lata Mangeshkar
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Sachin Tendulkar interacts with a few girls at a function
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Sachin Tendulkar unveils a large steel bat
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Sachin Tendulkar and his coach Ramakant Achrekar pose with the Bharat Ratna
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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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The retired Sachin Tendulkar thinks he needs to put in a bit of training ahead of captaining the MCC XI in the Lord's bicentenary match in July

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Mark 3

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