How Old Is Cricket Player Sachin Tendulkar posted by Cricket
Born April 24, 1973, Sachin Tendulkar is known to be the best batsman in cricketing history. His fans address him as the "God of Cricket", and Brian Lara the famous West Indian batsman considers him the all time greatest cricketer. Tendulkar is also a right-handed bowler, and his batting is mainly characterized by its poise and balance, avoiding flourishes and movements that are unnecessary. He does not show any preference for a particular wicket and scores equally well on slow and hard pitches. He hits the ball with a unique punching style, and his straight drive is popular all over the world. Tendulkar is also known to use many unorthodox and modern strokes, including the scoop, paddle sweep and the slash.
Tendulkar was a bully as a young boy, and to curb his bullying tendencies, his brother Ajit introduced him to cricket. Ramakant Achrekar a famous cricket coach started coaching the boy, and Archekar was soon impressed by the boy's talents. In 1987, Sachin was selected to be in Mumbai's team for the Ranji Trophy tournament; however, he made his playing debut in 1988, when he scored his first century, playing against Gujarat team. Tendulkar became the top scorer for the season and went on to make many more centuries in different tournaments. At the age of sixteen, Tendulkar made his Test debut playing against Pakistan.
Tendulkar is the only cricketer who holds the record of scoring one hundred international centuries, the first to score two centuries in a One Day International game, and the only batsman in cricketing history to score over 30,000 runs while playing international cricket. According to Wisden Cricketer's Almanack, Tendulkar holds the second rank for the greatest Test batsman and ODI batsman of all time. Tendulkar was also awarded the highest Indian sporting honor of Khel Ratna in 1997. In 2010, Tendulkar also won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for being the cricketer of the year.Continue reading "How Old Is Cricket Player Sachin Tendulkar"