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Super Hero : Sachin Tendulkar

May 31, 2010

This stupefied me. I had never heard of todays Super Hero, perhaps the most famous living Super Hero.

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  1. June 1, 2010 5:18 am

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Sachin Tendulkar

    Personal information
    Full name Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
    Born 24 April 1973 (age 37)
    Mumbai, India
    Nickname Little Master, Tendlya,[1] Master Blaster,[2] The Master,[3][4] The Little Champion[5]
    Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
    Batting style Right-handed
    Bowling style Right-arm leg spin / Right-arm off spin
    Role Batsman
    International information
    National side India
    Test debut (cap 187) 15 November 1989 v Pakistan
    Last Test 6 February 2010 v South Africa
    ODI debut (cap 74) 18 December 1989 v Pakistan
    Last ODI 24 February 2010 v South Africa
    ODI shirt no. 10
    Domestic team information
    Years Team
    1988–present Mumbai
    2008–present Mumbai Indians (Indian Premier League)
    1992 Yorkshire
    Career statistics
    Competition Test ODI FC LA
    Matches 166 442 266 527
    Runs scored 13,447 17,594 22,123 20,946
    Batting average 55.57 45.12 59.15 45.53
    100s/50s 47/54 46/93 72/100 56/111
    Top score 248* 200* 248* 200*
    Balls bowled 3,982 8,020 7,347 10,196
    Wickets 44 154 69 201
    Bowling average 52.22 44.26 60.72 42.01
    5 wickets in innings 0 2 0 2
    10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
    Best bowling 3/10 5/32 3/10 5/32
    Catches/stumpings 104/– 132/– 172/– 167/–
    Source: CricketArchive, 11 February 2010
    Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar pronunciation (help·info) (Marathi: सचिन रमेश तेंडुलकर [səʨin rəmeˑɕ t̪eˑɳɖulkər]; born 24 April 1973) is an Indian cricketer widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is the leading run-scorer and century maker in Test and One Day International cricket.[6][7][8] He is the only player to score a double century in the history of ODI cricket.[9][10] In 2002, just 12 years into his career Wisden ranked him the second greatest Test batsman of all time, behind Donald Bradman, and the second greatest one day international (ODI) batsman of all time, behind Viv Richards.[11] In September 2007, the Australian leg spinner Shane Warne rated Tendulkar as the greatest player he has played with or against.[12] Tendulkar was the only player of the current generation to be included in Bradman’s Eleven.[nb 1] He is sometimes referred to as Little Master or Master Blaster.[14][15]
    Tendulkar is the first player to score fifty centuries in all international cricket combined, he now has 93 centuries in international cricket. On 17 October 2008, when he surpassed Brian Lara’s record for the most runs scored in Test Cricket, he also became the first batsman to score 12,000 runs in that form of the game,[16] having also been the third batsman and first Indian to pass 11,000 runs in Test cricket.[17] He was also the first player to score 10,000 runs in one-day internationals, and also the first player to cross every subsequent 1000-run mark that has been crossed in ODI cricket history. In the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia, Tendulkar surpassed Australia’s Allan Border to become the player to cross the 50-run mark the most number of times in Test cricket history, and also the second ever player to score 10 Test centuries against Australia, after only Sir Jack Hobbs of England more than 70 years previously.[18] Tendulkar passed 30,000 runs in international cricket on 20 November 2009, and has been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan award, India’s second highest civilian award, and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India’s highest sporting honour.

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