Photo: Mumbai 1996

Alert at slip

Manning the cordon
November 16, 2013

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Sachin Tendulkar mostly fielded in the outfield in the latter part of his career but in the early years, he was often stationed in the slips.

In this photo he fields a shot from Mark Taylor in the group match of the 1996 World Cup in Mumbai. Taylor scored 59 as Australia piled up 258 in 50 overs.

In reply, Tendulkar blazed a 84-ball 90 before being stumped off Mark Waugh's bowling. India fell short by 16 runs. Both teams made the semi-final, though, and both were outdone by Sri Lanka - India in the semi-final and Australia in the final.

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Posted by ESPN on (November 16, 2013, 14:36 GMT)

There is absolutely nothing he hasn't done on a cricket field, isn't it?


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Zaltz Stats

The approximate number of people in India today who had not been born when Sachin Tendulkar made his Test debut in 1989 (calculated from these figures). His batting has been so erotically outstanding that the global population has increased by almost 2 billion during his career, with the biggest increase, understandably, in India itself.

I have played cricket for 24 years, it has been only 24 hours since retirement, and I think I should get at least 24 days to relax before deciding these things.

Sachin Tendulkar doesn't want to think of what lies ahead just yet