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Sachin Tendulkar: The Little Genie

Written by F Mirza on July 16th, 2007   (625 views)

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar made his One Day Inning debut against Pakistan at Gujranwala on December 18, 1989, when his age was just 16. in his first appearance he was dismissed second ball for a duck. Caught by Wasim Akram off the bowling of Waqar Younis!

In his illustrious career of around 18 years he won most (53) Man of the Match and 13 man of the Series awards. Tendulkar with Sourav Ganguly shares a record 17 century partnerships in the shorter version of the game.

In his 36th One-day International against Zimbabwe in the 1992 World Cup when he scored 81 runs, he completed his 1000 runs in limited overs cricket. the opening match of the Austral-Asia Cup in 1993-94 agaisnt debutants United Arab Emirates at Sharjah was the 73rd One-day Inning for Sachin. It was the first time when he played as an opener and hammered 63 off 75 balls. During his imminings he completed 2000 IDI runs.

During his innings of 112 not out against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup in 1994-95 Tendulkar crossed 3000 runs. It was his 96th match and he made his fifth ODI century.

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar played his 114th One-day match against South Africa at Sharjah in 1995-96. he scored only 17 runs but notched up his 4000 runs during the innings. He took just 20 games to jump from 3000 to 4000 One-day Inning runs.

The Indian batting maestro in the first One-day International against Pakistan at Peshawar in February 2006 scored another hundred and also bagged another crown for himself when he became the first player to score 14000 runs in limited overs internationals. It was his 259th One-day Inning.

Tendulkar has suffered a series of wear and tear injuries in the last few years and recovered form a long-term tennis elbow injury to play against Pakistan last year.

When Tendulkar is on song, there is no more majestic sight in the cricketing world. He has scored heavily on all kinds of wickets around the world. His batting is a balanced combination of timing, elegance and power. If he remains fit and keep his form he can create some unbeatable records in international cricket.

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