The day when Master Blaster was born- Happy 46th Sachin Tendulkar!
Sachin Tendulkar has been the most complete batsman of his time, the most profuse run-maker ever, and seemingly the greatest cricket personality the cricket Industry has ever known.
His batting depended on the most flawless standards: immaculate equalization, the economy of development, exactness in stroke-production, and that immaterial quality offered just to masters - expectation. Today, the God of cricket turns 46!
Favoured with the most profound of cricket minds, and equipped with a detesting for losing, Tendulkar starts doing what it took to wind up a standout amongst the best batsmen on the planet. His significance was built up ahead of schedule: he was just 16 when he made his Test debut. He was hit on the mouth by Waqar Younis yet kept on batting, in a blood-splashed shirt. His first Test hundred, a match-sparing one at Old Trafford, came when he was 17, and he had 16 Test hundreds preceding he turned 25.
In 2000 he turned into the principal batsman to have scored 50 global hundreds, in 2008 he passed Brian Lara as the main Test run-scorer, and in the years after, he went past 13,000 Test runs 30,000 universal runs and 50 Test hundreds.
Talking about his inimitable records, he has 5 distinctive victories with him:
- 200 Tests: Tendulkar became the first man to play 200 Tests in his final international match at the Wankhede Stadium in November 2013.
- 15921 Test runs: The most by any batsman- Among active players, Cook was on course to challenge that record but his recent run of poor form might come in the way.
- 100 International hundreds: The Master Blaster made history on March 16, 2012, when he turned into the main man to score 100 universal hundreds.18426 ODI runs: Nothing is impossible in cricket and human endurance can break the toughest of barriers but this record is Tendulkar's for years to come.
- 96 half-centuries: Kohli might well be on his way to breaking Tendulkar's record for most ODI hundreds but it will take some serious effort to go past those 96 half-centuries. No man is likely to ever go past the record for most half-centuries in ODIs. The birthday boy played 463 ODIs and from 1989-2012, scored 49 centuries to run with 96 fifties.
Tendulkar's significant accomplishments appear to be more prominent still when taken a gander at in the light of the weight of desires he needed to hold up under from his venerating however to some degree preposterous adherents, who have been inclined to respect anything short of a hundred in every inning as a disappointment.
The vibe may have reduced, if just marginally, as the years on the international circuit negatively affected the body, yet Tendulkar stays, by a separation, the most loved & revered cricketer in the creation.