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Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Tendulkar DOB: 24 April 1973

Sachin Tendulkar is arguably the most impeccable batsman to ever walk on a cricket field. He may not have the near-perfect average of Sir Don Bradman or the swagger of Sir Viv Richards but Tendulkar did what even the greats of the game couldn't. The Mumbaikar made his debut on November 15 in 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi and the rest, as they say, is history. He went on to represent India for the next 24 years and shatter all records possible and set some that still remain. Incidentally, November 15 was also the last day he represented India on the field. His last game came against West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium in 2013. The 45-year-old ended with 34,357 runs from 664 games, including 100 hundreds as well. Tendulkar's tally of 15921 Test runs remains the most in Test cricket and so does his total of 18426 runs in ODIs. He is also the only player to have played 200 Test matches as well as the first player ever to score a double century in ODI cricket. Tendulkar has also won 15 Man of the Series awards and 62 Man of the Match awards in ODIs. Not only that, he has won a Man of the Match Award against every one of the ICC Full Members during his time. He also won the World Cup in 2011 at his home ground -- Wankhede Stadium. Following his achievements and contribution to the game, the Master Blaster was awarded the Bharat Ratna award in 2014. He remains the only sportsperson to date to receive India's highest civilian honour. Along with it, he also won the Arjuna Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan Awards.

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Dhoni's role behind the stumps critical for Virat Kohli: Sachin Tendulkar

Cricket | May 25, 2019, 11:39 AM IST

While Kohli has an impressive record in international cricket as captain, there is no denying the fact that former skipper M.S. Dhoni plays an integral role in guiding Kohli.

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Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar congratulate PM Modi on winning 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

Cricket | May 24, 2019, 04:51 PM IST

Apart from the Indian skipper, many cricketers and other sports personalities have also extended their congratulatory messages to PM Modi, who is now set to start his second term as PM.

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STATS: Records held by Indian players in ICC World Cups

Cricket | May 24, 2019, 04:23 PM IST

Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most number of runs in a World Cup as well as overall in the six tournaments while Yuvraj Singh remains the only player to take five wickets and score 50 runs in the same match in a World Cup.

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Sachin Tendulkar condoles Pakistan's Asif Ali after loss of his 19-month daughter

Cricket | May 24, 2019, 12:27 PM IST

The Master Blaster offered words of comfort to Asif, who lost his 19-month daughter to stage IV cancer in US.

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World Cup 2019: Tendulkar fears for bowlers, hits out at usage of two new balls

Cricket | May 22, 2019, 03:56 PM IST

Sachin Tendulkar has once again criticised the usage of two new balls in ODI cricket, stating that it will make life difficult for bowlers at the World Cup.

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World Cup 2019: Virat cannot win World Cup alone, others need to step up: Tendulkar

Cricket | May 22, 2019, 03:34 PM IST

Sachin Tendulkar has urged the players to step up in the World Cup, insisting that team support will be key to the side's chances.

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Justin Langer compares 'comeback man' Steve Smith to Sachin Tendulkar

Cricket | May 19, 2019, 06:51 PM IST

Comparing Smith to master blaster Sachin Tendulkar was a huge compliment that also sent out a warning to rivals teams ahead of the World Cup beginning on May 30.

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ICC takes a dig at Sachin Tendulkar, Master Blaster responds with a cheeky reply

Cricket | May 16, 2019, 01:55 PM IST

Tendulkar recently posted a video of him bowling to his childhood friend Vinod Kambli at the nets, but the ICC decided to point out a flaw with a bit of mockery.

While VVS Laxman is part of SRH's coaching staff, Tendulkar

Conflict of interest case: VVS Laxman intimates to BCCI, "no further hearings required"

Cricket | May 15, 2019, 05:58 PM IST

VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar are both facing conflict of interest charges for their roles at Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians respectively.

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Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman depose before BCCI Ethics Officer; next hearing on May 20

Cricket | May 14, 2019, 10:54 PM IST

Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman both deposed for more than three hours and there will be one more hearing in all likelihood on May 20.

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IPL 2019 Final: Dhoni's run-out, Bumrah's brilliance ensured Mumbai Indians' victory, says Tendulkar

Cricket | May 13, 2019, 12:00 PM IST

Sachin Tendulkar also reserved special mention for Hardik Pandya, who has been instrumental in sending Mumbai into the final.

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Sachin Tendulkar feels Rohit Sharma's captaincy skills similar to MS Dhoni

Cricket | May 12, 2019, 08:27 PM IST

While Dhoni's game awareness is well-documented, Rohit, who has also led the national team as stand-in skipper, has been incredibly successful.

Sachin Tendulkar was back in action at the DY Patil Stadium

Sachin Tendulkar bowls to Vinod Kambli in rare face-off, relives memories

Cricket | May 11, 2019, 10:22 PM IST

Sachin Tendulkar posted a video of him bowling to former teammate and childhood friend Vinod Kambli.

Shahid Afridi left out Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni from

Afridi reveals reason behind picking Virat over Sachin, Dhoni in all-time XI

Cricket | May 10, 2019, 07:13 PM IST

Former Pakistan's all-rounder Shahid Afridi surprised many when he left out Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni in his all-time XI.

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Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman summoned by BCCI Ombudsman on May 14

Cricket | May 06, 2019, 11:26 PM IST

It is learnt that the complainant Sanjeev Gupta of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri have also been summoned for deposition by Justice Jain.

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Conflict of Interest: Sachin Tendulkar blames BCCI, says board must clarify stand

Cricket | May 05, 2019, 07:35 PM IST

Sachin Tendulkar has requested BCCI Ethics Officer DK Jain to call Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri to "clarify their position".

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Shaving off Myth: When Sachin Tendulkar got a shave from female barbers

Other Sports | May 04, 2019, 04:16 PM IST

Tendulkar also presented barbers Neha and Jyoti with a Gillette scholarship to cover their educational and professional needs.

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T20 Mumbai League: Aakash Tigers grab Arjun Tendulkar for Rs 5 lakh after intense bidding war

Cricket | May 04, 2019, 04:14 PM IST

Arjun Tendulkar was included in the all-rounder category with a base price of Rs 1 lakh.

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Sachin Tendulkar recalls when he faced elder brother Ajit and did not want to win

Cricket | May 02, 2019, 03:09 PM IST

Tendulkar said that was perhaps the only game when he played against Ajit and both did not want to win.

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Sachin Tendulkar believes good IPL 2019 form will benefit India in World Cup

Cricket | May 02, 2019, 01:44 PM IST

Sachin Tendulkar said on Thursday that good form of Indian players in IPL 2019 will help them in the 2019 World Cup in England Wales.

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