Everyone knows that Sachin Tendulkar made his debut for India against Pakistan in 1989, but did you know that he actually got his first taste of international cricket two years earlier, not playing for India but for a Pakistan team - against India! During Pakistan's tour of India in 1987, Sachin was sent in as a substitute fielder for Imran Khan's team during a festival match with India at Mumbai's Brabourne stadium.
Javed Miandad and Abdul Qadir left the field at lunch time and Sachin was asked to field. Imran deployed him at long-on and soon Kapil Dev hit a skier in his direction. Despite running 15 metres, Sachin could not reach the ball.
Recounting the incident in his recently released book, 'Playing it My Way', Sachin remembers complaining to a friend later that he could have taken the catch had he been positioned at mid-on instead of long-on.
"I don't know whether Imran Khan remembers this or has any idea that I once fielded for his Pakistan team," writes Sachin in his book.
Mumbai Cricket witnessed an all too familiar entry into the score-book on Tuesday as a Tendulkar reached three-figures. Only this time it was an A. Tendulkar who recorded the ton with Arjun, son of the retired legend Sachin, slamming 106 off 156 balls in a low-scoring Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) U-16 Payyade Trophy encounter. As it turned out the match is being played at the Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana.
Arjun, who is playing for Sunil Gavaskar XI, smashed 16 fours and two sixes in his knock to help his team reach 218 against Rohit Sharma XI. The tournament acts as a selection trial for U-16 cricketers in Mumbai.
According to Sunil Gavaskar XI coach Vikas Satam, Arjun batted fearlessly and never let the match pressure get to him.
“We didn’t get a good start and we desperately were looking for someone to score. Arjun today played his natural game. He played his strokes nicely and never once let the pressure get to him. We kept losing wickets from one end but Arjun took up the responsibility and batted the team out of a hole. It was a chance-less innings and as this tournament is a selection trial, it must have boosted his confidence greatly,” Satam said.
Arjun has been part of the Mumbai under-14 side before and this was his first century after a gap of three years.
He was born April 24, 1973) is an Indian cricketer, widely considered to be one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He currently holds the records for the most cumulative runs in One-Day Internationals, and the most number of centuries scored in both One-day Internationals and Test cricket. He made his international debut against Pakistan in 1989 at the age of sixteen, becoming India's youngest Test player. Although primarily a top-order batsman, Tendulkar has often proved to be a useful and effective slow bowler. He received India's highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in the year 1997-1998 and the civilian award Padma Shri in 1999.
His cricketing and batting abilities are widely regarded as genius by many stalwarts of the game. For instance, Sir Donald Bradman, the Australian great said of Sachin, "He reminds me of myself". He is affectionately known as The Little Master by his adoring fans. On 23 December 2012, Tendulkar announced his retirement from ODIs and from Twenty20 format in May 2013. He retired from cricket on 16th November 2013 after playing his 200th Test match, against the West Indies in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. Following the end of his final match, the Prime Minister's Office on 16 November declared Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour, making him the first sportsperson and youngest to receive it.
Regarded as one of the greatest batsmen ever, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is the mainstay of Indian batting line-up for more than two decades. He is the world's leading run-scorer in both Test (14,692) and ODI (18,111) cricket. In 2011, Tendulkar finally achieved his dream of winning the Cricket World Cup at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. It took six World Cup appearances for the 'Little Master' to win the coveted trophy. Tendulkar is the leading century maker in both Test and ODI and has so far scored 99 (51 Test + 48 ODI) international centuries.
He also has played highest number of Test and ODI matches. Among many laurels he had won - the most prominent ones are: Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award, and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest sporting honour. Surprisingly after playing for more two decades, Tendulkar won his first ICC cricketer of the year award in 2010. Tendulkar described ‘2010’ as among the best ever in his cricketing career. In February 2010, he became the first batsman to break the 200-run barrier in the one-day cricket. Tendulkar made his Test debut as a 16-year-old against Pakistan at Karachi in November 1989. He then played his first one-day match against the same team in the next month.
Sachin Tendulkar was born April 24, 1973, in Bombay, India. Introduced to cricket at age 11, Tendulkar was just 16 when he became India's youngest Test cricketer. In 2005, he became the first cricketer to score 35 centuries (100 runs in a single inning) in Test play. In 2008, he reached another major milestone by surpassing Brian Lara's mark of 11,953 Test runs. Tendulkar took home the World Cup with his team in 2011, and wrapped up his record-breaking career in 2013.
To a great extent considered cricket's most noteworthy batsman, Sachin Tendulkar was conceived April 24, 1973, in Bombay, India, to a white collar class family, the most youthful of four kids. His dad was an author and a teacher, while his mom worked for a disaster protection organization.
Named after his family's most loved music executive, Sachin Dev Burman, Tendulkar wasn't an especially talented understudy, yet he'd generally demonstrated to himself to be a champion competitor. He was 11 years of age when he was given his first cricket bat, and his ability in the game was promptly evident. At 14 years old, he scored 326 out of a world-record stand of 664 in a school match. As his achievements developed, he turned into a kind of faction figure among Bombay schoolboys.
After secondary school, Tendulkar selected at Kirti School, where his dad additionally taught. The way that he chose to go to the school where his dad worked shocked no one. Tendulkar's family is close, and years after he'd accomplished fame and cricket acclaim, he kept on living nearby to his guardians.
Squandering little time satisfying the grand desires, the 15-year-old Tendulkar scored a century in his local top of the line debut for Bombay in December 1988, making him the most youthful player to do as such. After eleven months, he made his worldwide presentation for India against Pakistan, where he broadly declined medicinal help notwithstanding getting hit in the face by Waqar Younis.
In August 1990, the 17-year-old conveyed a match-sparing 119 not out against Britain to wind up the second-most youthful player to record a century in Test play. Other commended early highlights incorporated a couple of hundreds of years in Australia in 1992, one of them coming at the blindingly quick WACA track in Perth. Underscoring his fast ascent to the highest point of his game, Tendulkar in 1992 turned into the first worldwide player to sign with Britain's storied Yorkshire club.
In India, Tendulkar's star sparkled significantly brighter. In a nation reeling from grieved monetary times, the youthful cricketer was seen as an image of trust by his comrades that better times lay ahead. One national newsweekly went so far as to dedicate a whole issue to the youthful cricketer, naming him "The Last Legend" for his nation of origin. His style of play—forceful and imaginative—resounded with the sport's fans, as did Tendulkar's unassuming off-the-field living. Indeed, even with his expanding riches, Tendulkar demonstrated modesty and declined to display his cash.
In the wake of completing the 1996 World Container as the occasion's driving scorer, Tendulkar was named chief of the Indian national group. In any case, his residency checked one of only a handful few curses on a generally renowned profession. He was diminished of the obligation in January 1998, and quickly assumed control as commander again in 1999, however general won only four of 25 Test matches in that position.
Proceeded with Achievement
His battles with the captaincy regardless, Tendulkar stayed as splendid as ever on the field. He conveyed maybe his finest season in 1998, wrecking Australia with both his lady top of the line twofold century and his paramount "desert storm" execution in Sharjah. In 2001, Tendulkar turned into the first player to score 10,000 keeps running in One Day Universal (ODI) rivalry, and the next year he surpassed the immense Wear Bradman on the unsurpassed rundown with his 30th Test century. He was again the main scorer amid World Glass play in 2003, gaining Man of the Arrangement respects regardless of India's misfortune to Australia in the last.
Tendulkar's strength of his game proceeded with even as he moved into his 30s. He conveyed an unbeaten 241 against Australia in January 2004, and scored his record-softening 35th century up Test rivalry in December 2005. In October 2008, he entered the record books again by blowing past Brian Lara's sign of 11,953 Test runs. On the heels of turning into the first player to post a twofold century in ODI play, he was named the 2010 Global Cricket Gathering Cricketer of the Year.
In April 2011, Tendulkar chalked up another turning point when he drove India to a World Container triumph, the first in his long vocation. Amid the competition, he again exhibited he was in a class independent from anyone else by turning into the first batsman to score 2,000 runs and six centuries in World Container play.
His vocation nearing the completion line, Tendulkar was confirmed as a Rajya Sabha part at the Parliament House in New Delhi in June 2012. He resigned from ODI rivalry in December, and the next October, the incredible batsman declared he was giving it up in all configurations. Tendulkar played his 200th and last Test match in November 2013, completing with a stunning amassing of insights that included more than 34,000 runs and 100 centuries in universal play.
Not long after his last match, Tendulkar turned into the most youthful individual and the first sportsman to be presented the Bharat Ratna, India's most astounding regular citizen honor.
Respected all through his nation of origin, Tendulkar gave his opportunity to philanthropy work taking after his retirement. He quickly came back to rivalry in July 2014 as commander of the MCC group in the bicentenary festival of Ruler's Cricket Ground in London, and soon thereafter he discharged his collection of memoirs, Playing It My Way. As a major aspect of a push to acquaint Americans with cricket, he was named commander of a top pick group for a progression of display matches in the U.S. in November 2015.
Hitched subsequent to 1995 to wife Anjali, a previous pediatrician, Tendulkar has two kids, Arjun and Sara. Arjun has emulated his popular father's example by seeking after a profession as a cricket.