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.read more
Sachin Tendulkar's daughter Sara Tendulkar juggles between Mumbai, where her family stays, and London. She is currently studying medicine in a college in London and completed her schooling from Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai. She is very active on Instagram and currently enjoys a fan following of 1.4 million.
Bhagat had met Tendulkar after returning to the country from Tokyo. He gifted his racquet, which he used in the final to Tendulkar, who gave him an autographed t-shirt and his autobiography book.
Rajasthan Royals' batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal recently played for Mumbai against Oman; allowing him the chance to have a one-on-one session with his idol, the great Sachin Tendulkar.
South Africa's Dale Steyn announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Tuesday.
The 51-year-old New Zealand all-rounder remains in a serious condition after suffering complications following a major heart surgery in Sydney.
Kohli fell to his nemesis James Anderson for just seven on the first day of the third Test, edging a delivery well outside the off-stump to wicketkeeper Jos Buttler as he attempted a drive.
Overall, it is Anderson's 165th Test appearance, surpassing West Indies's S Chanderpaul to take the fifth spot in the all-time list which features Sachin atop with 200 Test appearances.
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has called on the country to wholeheartedly support the Indian athletes taking part in the Tokyo Paralympics and termed them "real life heroes".
Among current players, international cricket's highest wicket-taker said India's Virat Kohli and Pakistan's Babar Azam would have played him well.
The former Indian captain believes that Kohli has been overthinking while attempting his shots, which impacts his foot movement while facing the bowlers.
The pacer, who was key to India's victory against England in the Lord's Test, drew praise from Sachin Tendulkar who called Siraj a "quick learner."
Sachin also defended Rohit's tendency to play the hook and pull which is leading to his dismissal, saying, "he has cleared the fence with that shot and I am looking at what he has been able to achieve for the team in both Tests."
The iconic batsman spoke on a host of issues including India's victory, the standard of England Test team, and skipper Virat Kohli's technical adjustments.
Chanu lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to bag India's first medal at the Tokyo showpiece and better Karnam Malleswari's bronze of the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Kohli endured a disastrous tour of England in 2014, registering scores of 1, 8, 25, 0, 39, 28, 0, 7, 6 and 20 in five Tests, for an average of 13.50 in 10 innings.
In the virtual event, Tendulkar told them to chase the dream of winning an Olympic medal relentlessly.
Sachin Tendulkar had a heartwarming message for Lionel Messi and Argentina after the side lifted the 2021 Copa America title, defeating Brazil 1-0 in the final.
Tendulkar and Ganguly hold the record for most runs by an opening pair in ODIs.
Former opener Virender Sehwag recalled a famous dialogue from Kumar's classic blockbuster Mughal-e-Azam to highlight his impact on cinema.
Over 100 athletes from India have qualified for the Olympics, which was delayed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.