Nov 15, 2012

Kapil Dev asks India to look beyond Sachin Tendulkar


                  
This statement of former Indian captain Kapil Dev shows how important Sachin Tendulkar is for Indian Cricket Team. He advised Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni not to depend much on Sachin Tendulkar and asked the youngsters to shoulder the responsibility during the present Test-Series against England.

He says : - "Sachin will be the centre of attraction. The focus will be on him. But you can not rely only on Sachin. He is an important player, but it is the time when youngsters will have to shoulder the responsibility."

Nov 10, 2012

Sachin Tendulkar: Order of Australia Award to Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar: Order of Australia Award to Sachin Tendulkar

Nov 7, 2012

Record of Sachin Tendulkar against Australia

                       



Sachin Tendulkar has scored 3438 runs in 35 Tests against Australia. Eleven of his 51 Test hundreds have come against them as have 15 of his 65 half-centuries.

In ODIs, he has tormented them no less. In 71 games, he has scored 3077 runs, including nine hundreds and 15 half-centuries.

But despite the grief he has caused them, the sleepless nights he has given their bowlers and captains, Sachin Tendulkar is the most respectable cricketer for Australian audience. Every time he go out for batting they give him standing ovation.


Tendulkar says :- Australian have contributed to making me a tougher cricketer.

Order of Australia Award to Sachin Tendulkar



                                   


Australian government on Tuesday conferred on Sachin the prestigious Order Of Australia (OOA).

The formal ceremony was conducted by Simon Crean, Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government and Minister for the Arts in the presence of Peter Varghese, Australia's High Commissioner to India. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard had announced last month in New Delhi, that the cricketer would be honoured with the award.

Tendulkar, thus became the third Indian after Mother Teresa (1982) and Soli Sorabjee (2006) to be conferred with the OOA. He also became the fourth non-Australian cricketer to get the honour after West Indian greats Clive Lloyd (1985) and Garfield Sobers (2003), Brian Lara (2009).

'Overwhelmed' with the honour, Tendulkar was lavish in his praise of the Australian cricket fraternity who he has wooed since his twin hundreds (148, Sydney) and (114, Perth) as an 18-year-old in 1991-92. His romance with Australia though had begun six years earlier - in 1985.

"Watching those fantastic day and night matches on television, I started dreaming of playing cricket there. It turned into reality in 1991-92 . At 18, I was playing the top side in the world. It completely changed me as a cricketer."

The owner of most batting records in the game labelled the Australians as 'fierce competitors'. However, he also hailed them for being generous in their praise.

"When you do well against them, they shower you with compliments. Those three-and-half months changed me completely and I thought I was ready to play against any attack in the world. The Australians have contributed to making me a tougher cricketer."

Dressed in a crisp, deep blue blazer with a matching tie, Tendulkar, accompanied by wife Anjali, got a touch nostalgic as he narrated his best experiences Down Under.

"I was invited to wish Sir Don on his 90th birthday (1998) when I was in the middle of a national camp in Chennai. The BCCI graciously agreed to send me to Australia for three or four days. He felt the standards were better then and my natural question to him was how much would he have averaged in the modern era. He said maybe 70. I asked him why only 70 and not 99.94. His reply was, 'Son, it's not bad for a 90-year-old'".

Tendulkar, it seems, hasn't just improved as a batsman with age, he has also become a raconteur, who uses humour as well as his wrists.

"The 2007 tour was special for me, because wherever I went to bat, the entire stadium gave me a standing ovation. It's something that'll always stay with me. I told a friend, 'It feels great, but I feel like laughing because they think this is my last trip."

He also described Sydney as his favourite ground away from India and Australia as the best country to play cricket in after home.

Minister of arts Crene, who also presented Tendulkar a stump painted by indigenous artist Janice Murray along with the medal and certificate, hailed the cricketer for his philanthropy and for being a spokesperson for charities.

"Over the years, Australians have relished the chance to watch Sachin in action even if that meant Australia were beaten on the day. Our admiration is demonstrated in the numbers of fans who turned out last summer, greeting him with standing ovations whenever he came out to bat," he said.

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Oct 31, 2012

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Oct 5, 2012

Personal Information of Sachin Tendulkar(copied from wikipedia)

                 




Personal information
Full nameSachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Born24 April 1973 (age 39)
Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India
NicknameTendlya, Little Master[1], God of Cricket [2]                                            
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Batting styleRight-handed
Bowling styleRight-arm leg spinoff spinmedium pace
RoleBatsman
International information
National sideIndia
Test debut(cap 187)15 November 1989 v Pakistan
Last Test03 September 2012 v New Zealand
ODI debut(cap 74)18 December 1989 v Pakistan
Last ODI18 March 2012 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no.10
Only T20I1 December 2006 v South Africa
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1988Cricket Club of India
1988–presentMumbai
1992Yorkshire
2008–presentMumbai Indians
Career statistics
CompetitionTestODIFCLA
Matches190463292550
Runs scored15,53318,42624,38921,947
Batting average55.0844.8358.6245.53
100s/50s51/6549/9678/11160/113
Top score248*200*248*200*
Balls bowled4,1748,0327,53910,220
Wickets4515470201
Bowling average54.3344.3261.9542.11
5 wickets ininnings0202
10 wickets in match0n/a0n/a
Best bowling3/105/323/105/32
Catches/stumpings113/–140/–181/–175/–
Source: Cricinfo, 17 July 2012

Aug 20, 2012

Saina Nehwal receives BMW car from Sachin Tendulkar




                         

         Saina Nehwal received a brand new BMW car yesterday for winning a bronze medal at the London Olympics from none other than batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, who said that the world is yet to see the best of the star shuttler.

"I am sure that she (Saina) is happy but not satisfied. We are also not satisfied because we know that you can go to greater heights. You have that ability with Gopi's guidance. There are better days ahead and as a sportsperson, you always try to believe that your best is yet to come," the iconic Indian batsman said at the felicitation function.

While announcing a BMW car for Saina and a car each for her coach P Gopichand and budding talent PV Sindhu, Sachin said, "I am quite confident that your best is yet to come and you will emerge victorious across the world and that is what we want".

Heaping praises on Saina, Tendulkar said,"Whatever I have seen of her there is no drama involved, it's just quality badminton and that is what you expect from a sportsperson. After winning (bronze medal) also, she has not got carried away and that's the beauty of being a champion sport person*.

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"This medal means a lot for India, I am sure this medal has not come without dedication, hard work, focus and having a vision,"
Congratulating all the medal winners, he said it was "terrific" for India at London. "You all deserve praise and good things that are coming your way," - SACHIN TENDULKAR