Monday, February 25, 2008

Sachin Tendulker Life Story

Full name: Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

Born: April 24, 1973, Bombay
Current age: 33 years 197 days
Major teams: India, ACC Asian XI, Mumbai, Yorkshire
Nickname: Tendlya, Little Master
Batting style:
Right-hand bat
Bowling style: Legbreak googly
Height: 5.05 ft
Education: Sharadashram Vidyamandir School

Of late, as Wisden has noted, Tendulkar has not been as aggressive or cavalier as he was in his younger days. Expert opinion is divided on whether this is due to his increasing years or the lingering after-effects of injuries over 17 years at the highest level. He somewhat silenced these doubts by scoring a comeback hundred and a half-century in Malaysia tri-series.Despite his record of scoring the most Test centuries, none of Tendulkar's innings found a place in the "Wisden 100", a statistics-based list released by Wisden in 2001 of the 100 "greatest Test batting performances". Tendulkar's close rival, Brian Lara, however, finds several places in the top 100, including at the no.2 position. Ton-by-ton guide to Sachin Tendulkar's feat in surpassing Sir Don Bradman's 29 Test centuries. 1990 At the age of 17, Tendulkar reaches three figures for the first time in a Test as he makes 119 not out against England at Old Trafford. The innings includes 17 fours but the match is drawn.
Tendulkar shows the Australian fans what he is capable of by batting almost five hours for an unbeaten 148 in the third Test at Sydney, but once again the game is drawn. The following match in Perth sees him make 114 off 161 balls, with 16 fours, but India are beaten by 300 runs. Tendulkar is a class apart as he makes 111 out of an Indian first innings total of 227 against South Africa in Johannesburg and at 19 years and 217 days becomes the youngest player to reach 1,000 Test runs.
England are on the receiving end as Tendulkar scores his first century on home soil, hitting a six and 24 fours in his 165 as India win by an innings and 22 runs in Madras. Next up are Sri Lanka and Tendulkar's second innings 104 not out helps India to a 235-run victory in Colombo.
Tendulkar returns home to face Sri Lanka again and it is a similar story as he collects 22 boundaries in a first innings score of 142 at Lucknow as India triumph by an innings and 119 runs. The year comes to an end with a home series against West Indies and Tendulkar defies Courtney Walsh and co for almost seven hours to make 179 in Nagpur. The game ends in a draw.
Tendulkar is in brilliant form on his second tour to England, marking the start of a three-match series with 122 at Edgbaston, but he is unable to prevent the home side from winning by eight wickets. The third match at Nottingham sees Tendulkar score 177, including 26 fours, and he shares a stand of 255 with Sourav Ganguly. The match, however, ends in a draw.
India are beaten 2-0 in South Africa at the start of the year, but Tendulkar marks the second Test in Cape Town with a score of 169, which features 26 boundaries. Tendulkar makes Sri Lanka suffer again by making 143 in an Indian total of 537 for eight declared in Colombo, but the game is drawn. The second Test follows a similar pattern with Tendulkar this time batting for six and a half hours to reach 139. There is no let-up for the Sri Lankans as they travel to India only to suffer another Tendulkar onslaught - 148 including three sixes and 20 fours in Bombay, but they escape with a draw.
Australia visit India in early 1998 and Tendulkar greets Mark Taylor's men by hitting fours sixes and 14 fours in his 155 not out at Madras as India win by 179 runs. He does even better in the third Test at Bangalore with an innings of 177, but Australia prevent a clean sweep with an eight wicket win. Tendulkar makes his first Test hundred against New Zealand, but his 113 cannot save India from a four-wicket defeat. Arch-rivals Pakistan visit India and Tendulkar helps himself to 136 in Madras, only for India to lose an exciting match by 12 runs.
Once again Tendulkar feasts on Sri Lanka's bowling, making 124 not out in the drawn Test in Colombo. India return home to play New Zealand and Tendulkar scores 126 not out in the drawn Test at Chandigarh. A landmark innings in the third Test sees Tendulkar make 217, his first Test double century, in a 344-ball innings which includes 29 boundaries. India are outplayed in Australia at the end of the year, but Tendulkar shows his class by scoring 116 in the second Test at Melbourne. The home side win the game, however, by 180 runs.
Tendulkar plays the supporting role to Rahul Dravid with 122 as India beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets in Delhi. Dravid scores 200 not out. It is Tendulkar's turn to double up in Nagpur as his 201 not out off 281 balls leads India to 609 for six declared, but the match is drawn.
India complete a magnificent 2-1 triumph over Australia by winning the final Test by two wickets in Madras, with Tendulkar contributing 126 in India's first innings. Partnered by protege Virender Sehwag, Tendulkar hammers 155 off 184 balls against South Africa in Bloemfontein, but the home side win by nine wickets. England try to keep Tendulkar in check, but it does not work at Ahmedabad, where he scores 103 in a drawn Test

Thursday, February 21, 2008

After 8 rounds of bidding in Mumbai Indian players ruled the roost as Mahendra Singh Dhoni led the way with 1.5 Millions US$ most expensive player in the market and shocking to see Andrew Symonds the most hated by indian fans a month ago turns out to be the 2nd most expensive player with 1.35 Million US$ ahead of 37 year old Sri Lankan All rounder Sanath Jayasuriya who has just been dropped from Odi squad against West Indies were the top 3 gainers apart from Iconic players who were Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh & Virender Sehwag representing their home clubs.
Young Indian cricketers like Rohit Sharma, Gautam Gambhir, Ishant Sharma, Robin Uthappa, R.P.Singh, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Sreesanth and much forgotten Mohammad Kaif Bagged more Dollers than some great International players like Muttiah Muralitharan, Ricky Ponting, Mathew Hayden, Anil Kumble, Chaminda Vass & VVS Laxman this shows the players were purchased according to their Off-feild value rather then their On-feild values. Their were no takers for Glenn Mcgrath, Micheal Hussey, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Justin Langer, Simon Katich & Loots Bosman initially and had to wait for the reserve round.

From Jaipur
Team Manager-

Shane Warne-US$450,000,Graeme Smith-US$475,000,Younis KhanUS$225,000,
Kamran,Akmal-US$150,000,Yusuf Pathan-US$475,000 ,Mohammad Kaif-US$675,000,
Munaf Patel-US$275,000,Justin Langer-US$200,000
From Chennai:
Team Manager-
MS Dhoni-US$1.5 million,Muttiah Muralitharan-US$600,000,Matthew Hayden-US$375,000
Jacob Oram-US$675,000,Stephen Fleming-US$350,000 ,Parthiv Patel-US$325,000
Joginder Sharma-US$225,000,Albie Morkel-US$675,000,Suresh Raina-US$650,000
Makhaya Ntini-US$200,000,Michael Hussey-US$350,000
From Mumbai:
Tean Manager-
Sachin Tendulkar-icon,Sanath Jayasuriya-US$975,000,Harbhajan Singh-US$850,000
Shaun Pollock-US$550,000,Robin Uthappa-US$800,000,Lasith Malinga-US$350,000
Dilhara Fernando-US$150,000,Loots Bosman-US$175,000
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------From Bangalore:
Team Manager-
Rahul Dravid-icon,Anil Kumble-US$500,000,Jacques Kallis-US$900,000
Zaheer Khan-US$450,000,Mark Boucher-US$450,000,Cameron White-US$500,000
Wasim Jaffer-US$150,000,Dale Steyn-US$325,000,Nathan Bracken-US$325,000
Shivnarine Chanderpaul-US$200,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Hyderabad:
Team Manager-
Adam Gilchrist-US$700,000),Andrew Symonds-US$1.35 million), Herschelle Gibbs-US$575,000), Shahid Afridi-US$675,000), Scott Styris-US$175,000), VVS Laxman -US$375,000), Rohit Sharma-US$750,000), Chamara Silva-US$100,000 RP Singh-US$875,000 Chaminda Vaas-US$200,000,Nuwan Zoysa-US$110,00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Mohali:
Team Manager-
Yuvraj Singh-icon,Mahela Jayawardene-US$475,000,Kumar Sangakkara-US$700,000
Brett Lee-US$900,000,Sreesanth-US$625,000,Irfan Pathan-US$925,000
Ramesh Powar-US$170,000,Piyush Chawla-US$400,000,Simon Katich-US$200,000
Ramnaresh Sarwan-US$225,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Kolkata:
Team Manager-Shah Rukh's team,Sourav Ganguly-icon,Shoaib Akhtar-US$425,000
Ricky Ponting-US$400,000,Brendon McCullum-US$700,000,Chris Gayle-US$800,000
Ajit Agarkar-US$330,000,David Hussey-US$675,000,Ishant Sharma-US$950,000
Murali Kartik-US$425,000,Umar Gul-US$150,000,Tatenda Taibu-US$125,000

From Delhi:
Team Manager-
Virender Sehwag -icon,Daniel Vettori -US$625,000,Shoaib Malik -US$500,000,Mohammad Asif -US$650,000 ,AB de Villiers -US$300,000,Dinesh Karthik-US$525,000,Farveez Maharoof-US$225,000
Tillakaratne Dilshan-US$250,000,Manoj Tiwary-US$675,000,Gautam Gambhir-US$725,000,Glenn McGrath-US$350,000

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Ponting Tops Indian Auction List

Ricky PontingAustralia Captain Ricky Onting Has Confirmes His Participation in the indian premier league's inaugural Twenty20 tournament:
Leading non-Indian players 'for sale'
..Australia: Ricky Ponting, Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne, Brett Lee, Matthew Hayden, Mike Hussey, Justin Langer
..Bangladesh: Mohammad Ashraful, Mashrafe Mortaza
..New Zealand: Stephen Fleming, Daniel Vettori, Jacob Oram, Brendan McCullum
..Pakistan: Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Yousuf, Shoaib Akhtar, Younis Khan
..Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Muttiah Muralitharan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Lasith Malinga
..South Africa: Graeme Smith, Shaun Pollock, AB de Villiers, Herschelle Gibbs
..West Indies: Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Dhoni:yovi remains one of our key batsmen

In Adelaide:Mahendran sing dhoni on staurday spoke
out for yovraj singh saying he still had a lot of confdent
in him and that the left-hander could still play a key role
in the middle order of the list our mistek are is we gave
yovraj bating in third number.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sri Lanka hammered India by eight wickets on Tuesday to revive their hopes in the rain-hit tri-series. Set a revised 154 to win from 21 overs, Sri Lanka reached the rain-adjusted target with two overs to spare for their first win of the series. India made 195 for five from 29 overs after an early downpour delayed the start of play, but the game was shortened again when further rain arrived during the break between innings. Rain has played havoc with the series, with the first two matches washed out. After veteran opener Sanath Jayasuriya gave Sri Lanka, thrashed by Australia by 128 runs in their previous match, a flying start with 27 from 13 balls they were always comfortably placed to reach the Indian total. Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene said his side showed great character in a match they needed to win. "We needed to show character. I thought the guys did show character today and fought really well," he said. "Winning the toss was a bit of an advantage on that wicket earlier on. "We managed to keep them to a decent score and the chase was well-calculated so credit to the guys for the way they handled themselves today." Jayasuriya sparked Sri Lanka when he hit two massive sixes in one Shanthakumaran Sreesanth over that went for 23. It was a nightmare match for the fiery Indian quick, who conceded 48 runs in only three overs and was also pulled for another six by Tillakaratne Dilshan. Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his side were always on the back foot after the flying Sri Lankan start. "The kind of start they got I think was really amazing," Dhoni said. "There's nothing much you can do as a captain. "It was really amazing to see Dilshan bat and the way he carried on with his innings." Although Ishant Sharma removed Jayasuriya, Dilshan's classy half-century guided his side safely to the target. Man-of-the-match Dilshan was unbeaten on 62, having faced just 59 balls, hitting six boundaries and one six. He put on 85 with Jayawardene (36 not out). Only spinner Harbhajan Singh, who claimed Kumar Sangakkara with his first ball and finished with 1-15 from four overs, was able to trouble the Sri Lankan batsmen. After Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl, young batsman Rohit Sharma again impressed with 70 not out to anchor the Indian effort. Sharma struggled for touch early, but grew in confidence as his innings progressed and played some wonderfully inventive shots. The 20-year-old struck one powerful six off Muttiah Muralitharan and faced just 64 balls, hitting six boundaries. Sharma and skipper Dhoni reprised their match-winning partnership against Australia on Sunday to boost the Indian total late on. The pair put on 68 in just 46 balls after coming together when Gautam Gambhir, who was also looking dangerous, was run out for 35 (off 33 balls).

Dhoni made 31 from 26 balls before he too was run out attempting a risky second run. Veteran Sachin Tendulkar threatened to tear the Sri Lankan attack apart at the top of the order and played some glorious strokes, particularly through the leg side. But on 32 (from 30 balls) he tried to heave the recalled Farveez Maharoof over mid-on and only succeeded in getting a thick outside edge, the ball flying to deep third man. The result evened up the tri-series ladder considerably, with India on top on eight points.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

1.India's Davis Cup captain Leander Paes on Monday said that there is still some work needed to be done at the grass courts in DLTA before the Asia Oceania Group I tie against Uzbekistan begins on Friday.
2.Paes, who visited the courts on Monday, said the grass on the under prepared court is too long and it has to be cut down.
3."I saw the court today. The grass is too long. It needs to be cut down," Paes told reporters after the practice session of the Indian team at National Sports Club of India.
4."Also the surface underneath at the DLTA is concrete and so it does not absorb water," he said. 5.Paes has ruled himself out of the tie due to an injury and said unless it becomes too important for him to play, he will be happy to play the role of non-playing captain.
6.Rohan Bopanna said the practice was going on well and the team was looking forward to give their best.
7."We had a good practice. We have not seen the court and we don't know how it will behave," he said.
8.India's other singles players Prakash Amritraj missed Monday's practice session due to a bad stomach.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Bhaji and Symonds
In Sydney: Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds may patch up soon - thanks to an Indian chewing gum manufacturer's offer to make a television advertisement in which the two warring players are supposed to say "Gum Mein Hai Dum (This gum has power)".
[An Indian chewing gum manufacturer could bring a quirky end to cricket's great racial spat by doing what the game's top officials couldn't ... It is understood initial feelers have already been sent out to the warring cricketers and they will examine the proposal in the coming weeks, said Daily Telegraph.]
"The extraordinary proposal could cool tensions between Harbhajan and Symonds who have been at each other.

Guatam Gambhir made 102 runs Sri Lanka pay for an early reprieve by blasting his way to a century, but rain again had the final say as the one-day match in Brisbane was draw out.

First two tri-series matches have now failed to be resolved after the opening match, between Australia and India last Sunday, also at the Gabba, fell victim to the elements.
{On Tuesday, the rain cut down a match that was tantalisingly poised at the halfway mark after Gambhir, dropped on 11 by wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara, posted a scintillating unbeaten 102 from 101 balls, including 10 fours and a six, to steer India to 4-267.}
{The 26-year-old and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (88 not out off 95) combined for a 184-run stand that rescued India after they had slumped to 4-83 in the 21st over

Gilchrist to play in IPL Twenty20 in April:
Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist has got Cricket Australia's (CA) green signal to play in the cash-rich Indian Premier League in April after he was given a waiver of certain conditions concerning retiring cricketers, his agent said.
Manager Stephen Atkinson said Cricket Australia had given Gilchrist the understanding that he would get a waiver of an agreement between IPL organisers and national boards that there will be a two-year waiting period for retiring players.
"[Gilchrist] could well be playing in the IPL this year - Cricket Australia has indicated there would be no problems with it," Atkinson told the Sydney Morning Herald.
Gilchrist's other current Australian team-mates are, however, uncertain to join the inaugural edition of the BCCI-backed multi-million Twenty20 venture, as CA has asked its contracted players not to sign the completed contract before sorting out some issues.
is anxious to protect its sponsors and does not want to see its contracted players in a team bearing branding of other sponsors which are in competition of its sponsors.
Moreover, Australia is scheduled to visit Pakistan in March-April though it is uncertain due to security reasons.
Atkinson denied the waiver could become a precedent for other international stars who want to retire prematurely.
"That two-year limit is really designed for young players, so it stops a player like Michael Clarke retiring and then signing a 10-year deal with the IPL," he said.
The agreement had arisen out of worry that top stars could quit national duties prematurely in the quest.