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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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Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar! A recap of Master Blaster's extraordinary life

Sports | Apr 24, 2019, 09:57 AM IST

On April 24, we celebrate the birthday of India's Master Blaster, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. A giant of the game who stood at 5 feet 5 inches, took the cricketing world by storm with a certain finesse that left millions awestruck.

RIP Ramakant Achrekar: Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli bid tearful adieu to childhood 'Guru'

Sports | Jan 03, 2019, 04:33 PM IST

Renowned cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar, who died at 87 due to age-related ailments on Wednesday, was cremated in Mumbai on Thursday with his most famous ward Sachin Tendulkar in attendance for a tearful adieu.

Virat Kohli not far away from breaking Sachin Tendulkar's records

Cricket Ki Baat | Oct 25, 2018, 09:29 PM IST

Team India captain Virat Kohli recently became the fastest to reach 10,000 ODI runs, breaking the record which was held by Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. He is also the second youngest to enter the 10K club after Tendulkar

I'm at a loss of words to describe Virat Kohli: Sourav Ganguly to IndiaTV

Cricket Ki Baat | Oct 24, 2018, 10:16 PM IST

Former India captain and IndiaTV Cricket Expert Sourav Ganguly was at a loss of adjectives to describe Virat Kohli, who on Wednesday became the fastest to score 10,000 runs in One-day Internationals.

Virat Kohli surpasses Sachin Tendulkar, becomes fastest man to reach 10,000 ODI runs

Sports | Oct 24, 2018, 04:32 PM IST

India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday joined an elite list of cricketers as he became the fastest man to complete 10,000 runs in one-day international cricket. He reached the milestone in the 2nd ODI against West Indies in Vizag.

India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli set to break another Sachin Tendulkar record

Sports | Oct 16, 2018, 04:18 PM IST

India are slated to play five ODIs against the Caribbean side and that means that the explosive batsman just needs 186 runs in these five matches to overtake his idol, Tendulkar.

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