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History Of Sachin Tendulkar - Is he a World Class Player at such a young age?

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History Of Sachin Tendulkar- Is he a World Class Player at such a young age? Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was born on 24th April 1973 in a middle class Maharashtrian family at Mumbai. He took to cricket after he was 10 years of age and he played his international cricket at 16. This goes to show that this man was born with instinctive ability and he mastered this game to perfection in no time. This 5 ft 4 inch wizard of Indian Cricket did his schooling from Shardhashram High School at Dadar, Mumbai. He was coached by Mr. Ramakant Achrekar for whom he's got high esteem. He came into the limelight when he along with Vinod Kambli, his team-mate and close friend scored a massive 664 run partnership in school cricket. From then on there was no looking back for this little genius who has become a sort of a torment for World Class bowlers like Shane Warne The star of Indian Cricket, more like a 'GOD' in India, Sachin Tendulkar, is the best batsman in the world today, and perhaps the finest ever. ...read more.


He is an excellent hitter of the ball- he uses one of the heaviest bats, and he holds the record for most sixes by an Indian in a one day international - 7 sixes! His technique is impeccable, he packs tremendous power and strength into his short, stocky frame, and his ability to time the ball is exemplary, making him the most dreaded batsman in ODI cricket. He is also an effective slog over bowler. Tendulkar is also one of the best fielders in the world. He has also won the Coopers and Lybrand Award for Player of the Year in June 1998. He has also climbed to the no.1 spot in the very important and prestigious Wisden Cricket ratings based on his test performances in the last two years, scoring at an average of above 57 in 26 tests. Appointed as the captain of the Indian side in 1996-97 making him the second youngest captain in the history of Indian cricket (the youngest being M.A.K. Pataudi who was appointed captain at the age of 21). ...read more.


He went on to make his 28th one-day century - thereby extending a record he already holds. Tendulkar has broken so many records at such a young age of 28 years old. He equalled Sir Donald Bradmans record of 29 Test centuries when Sachin scored 117 v/s West Indies. This again shows his capability as a world-class cricketer. Also in September 5th, 2002 sees him become the youngest player ever to play in his 100th Test Match for any country. Most recently on the 23rd August 2002, at Headingley, in the third Test against England, Tendulkar scored his 30th hundred, surpassing Sir Donald Bradman's 29. He is only second in the elite list with Indian Sunil Gavaskar ahead him with 34 centuries. Besides this he has 33 half-centuries. He has so many more years in him and I feel he can prove to the world he is and will always thrive be the best player of International Cricket. He is a world class player because of all the things he has done for India and achieving such tremendous records and achievements at such a young age. He has proven he is world class and a very determined player. ...read more.

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