Sunday, March 30, 2008

Tendulker not fite against South Africa

*Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar will miss the second test against South Africa starting on Thursday due to a groin injury, the Indian board said on Sunday.The player did not take the field on the final day of the first test which ended in a draw in Chennai on Sunday.

*Tendulkar had declared himself fit before the series when many of his team mates were directed to report to the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore to undergo fitness tests.
*Mohammad Kaif has been named as his replacement.
*India captain Anil Kumble, who was also off the field in the final two sessions on Sunday, faces a final fitness decision on Wednesday before the test in Ahmedabad, Shah said."I had a slight niggle while I was bowling and I didn't want to take a chance," Kumble told reporters. "The match was probably over by then."It was important for me to ensure that I recover well for the second test."

Friday, March 28, 2008

Sehwag Run Card


Sehwag has joined the elite club of Brian Lara and Sir Don Bradman by scoring his 2nd TRIPLE CENTURY. He has also equalled his highest test score and also registered the highest individual score on this ground. The partnership between Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag is also the highest for the 2nd wicket at this stadium. Virender Sehwag has become the first man in the history of the game to be involved in two 200 plus partnerships in a single innings. This is also the first instance when the first two partnerships of an innings have been 200 plus. His triple ton is also the fastest in terms of number of balls taken. This is also the first triple ton on Indian soil. Hoof!! I'm out of breath...

What a magnificent day of cricket for India. 386 runs scored today for the loss of just one wicket. This is the highest number of runs scored in a single day in India. Virender Sehwag stole the show by his sheer brilliance and now the pressure that South Africa is under is inexplicable. We are set to witness a fantastic day of cricket tomorrow. Do join us for that. Till then it is good bye and good night from all of us...

Sehwag News, Sehwag racord

Virender Sehwag launched into the South African attack, taking only 194 balls to reach his fourth Test double-century © AFP

By tea on the third day, Sehwag had made more than two-third of India's runs, with 287 being added to the overnight total of 82 at well over four an over. The first-wicket partnership ended at 213, with Wasim Jaffer contributing a dogged 73, but that was merely the signal for Sehwag to unleash a fusillade of strokes before the intervals. South Africa's five bowlers toiled away with no reward on an unforgiving pitch and by tea, a couple of them were looking a little shell-shocked.He did get some late swing, but nothing that could be construed as threatening and the bulk of the work went to Paul Harris, who finally switched to a round-the-wicket line to snare Jaffer. Jaffer's had been the perfect anchor role, and when he flirted at one outside off stump that actually turned a little, Jacques Kallis took a fine catch low at slip.

Every so often the ball would be flayed through the covers when the pace bowlers gave him a bit of room, and when it came to Harris, there was either the inside-out loft over cover or the finely placed paddle sweep. Smith had brought back Makhaya Ntini, who had gone for 22 from three overs in the morning, and Sehwag whipped a massive six over long leg to get to 199. A ball later, a twirl of the wrists sent the ball speeding through midwicket, taking him to 202 from just 194 balls.

It was his 10th successive hundred in excess of 150, an unprecedented feat, and it must have made the selectors who dropped him from the Test side cringe more than a little. India had started the day as though they meant business, with Jaffer pulling Ntini for four, and Smith was soon forced into an early change. Ntini's three overs went for 22. Steyn bowled at lively pace, but again there was so little assistance from the conditions that he was soon left to make disgruntled and rueful faces.The pick of the bowlers was Morkel, who sent a couple of deliveries thudding through at express pace and beat the outside edge more than once. But apart from a Jaffer edge that fell well short of Mark Boucher, there weren't even half-chances to encourage the bowlers. Jaffer eventually got to his 50 from 107 balls, more than content to paddle in Sehwag's wake.

There was also a powerful reverse-sweep that sped behind point for four.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Chennai News

At stumps on Wednesday, his side was sitting pretty at 304-4, with the captain himself, Neil McKenzie (94) and Hashim Amla (85 not out) putting it across the Indian attack. Anil Kumble was left holding the consolation prize of four wicketsSTANDING TALL: Hashim Amla aggravated India's woes through a gritty knock in Chennai. With Amla and A.B de Villiers (10) at the crease, and Mark Boucher and Morne Morkel still to bat, South Africa could well be in a position to force the issue here. India, on the other hand, would be hoping for contributions from all the bowlers, not just the spinners.Once Graeme Smith won the toss and predictably elected to bat, all the Indians could do was hope that their limited bowling strength would be able to do the job.India went in with the expected two spinners, while RP Singh and S Sreesanth got the nod for sharing the new ball, Irfan Pathan having to sit out. While there may be questions raised about his being left out, the fact remains that there was no place for three seamers, and playing both left-armers did not look like such a great idea.In any case, both RP Singh and Sreesanth have shown greater wicket-taking knack off late.He got rid of Smith (73) and then Ashwell Prince (23), the latter thanks to a sprawling caught and bowled, which was definitely the highlight of the Indian batting on day one.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Strauss and Bell

Strauss and Bell put England in command Strauss, who had not scored a hundred in his last 30 test innings, was on his highest test score of 173 not out and Bell made 110 to guide the tourists to 416 for five at the close on the third day.Their highest successful run chase was 324 for five against Pakistan at Christchurch in 1994.

Tim Ambrose was the other not out batsman on 28. Daniel Vettori had figures of three for 135.The England batsmen applied themselves throughout the day on the batter-friendly pitch and demonstrated how easy it could be to accumulate runs in the near-perfect conditions. They scored 325 runs in 90 overs for the loss of three wickets.

"They batted really well and showed us what is (achievable) on that wicket, New Zealand offspinner Jeetan Patel told reporters.

"I don't think we bowled poorly, they just stuck around and hung in as hard as they could."

Strauss, recalled for the series after being dropped last year, surpassed his previous highest score of 147, made against South Africa in 2005, and the biggest individual total (160) at McLean Park.

He had brought up his 11th test century with a cover drive off Chris Martin for his 16th boundary shortly before tea.The 31-year-old's last test century was the 116 he scored against Pakistan in Leeds in August 2006

Bell was the more aggressive and scored 88 runs between lunch and tea. However, he was dismissed after the break for 110 when he hit the ball straight to Mathew Sinclair off Vettori to end his 187-run fourth-wicket partnership with Strauss.

Paul Collingwood produced a cameo 22 before he popped a return catch to Vettori, though the wicket was barely celebrated by the New Zealand team.

Kevin Pietersen, who scored 129 in England's first innings, was the only other wicket to fall when Ross Taylor made a fine reflex catch at first slip off Vettori to dismiss him for 34 in the morning.

New Zealand won the first test by 189 runs and England the second by 126 runs.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Greg Chappell

Heavy bats, lack of off-spinners worry Greg ChappellGreg Chappell is worried that heavy bats are taking the beauty out of the game, The former Australia captain, himself a graceful driver of the ball, observed here Wednesday that the trend of playing with heavy bats is not confined to India. Chappell is here on a talent search mission for a private company.
"Heavy bats are a worry because they tend to make batsmen pushers rather than drivers," Chappell told reporters at the Jamia Millia Islamia University where he saw over 1,200 youngsters in action over two days as part of the talent hunt.
Another aspect of the modern game that concerns Chappell is the vanishing breed of off-spinners.
"And that is why selection becomes critical," he said.
The increasingly cramped cities also worry Chappell.
"With people coming over to urban areas, there are no empty spaces in cities - an issue that cricket has to deal with," said the man who had an eventful tenure as India's coach, from 2005 to 2007.
Frazer, who worked with the Indian team during Chappell's reign, said that Indian youngsters should have proper diet to help them develop bodies that are able to bear the strain of the increasing demands of the modern game.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Pakistan's Inzy 'disgusted' but Australia cheers Hair return


Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq was "shocked and disgusted" by controversial umpire Darrell Hair's reinstatement but Australia welcomed the move on Wednesday.

Inzamam clashed with Hair in the forfeited Oval Test between Pakistan and England in August 2006, which led to the Australian umpire's ban from standing in top-level matches.

"I am terribly shocked and disgusted at the news," Inzamam said from India, where he is featuring in the Indian Cricket League.

Hair was recalled to the elite panel of umpires on Tuesday after the International Cricket Council (ICC) decided to reinstate him in its board meeting held in Dubai.

"I would blame the Pakistan Cricket Board for bowing down in Hair's case and no player will now stand against injustices at international level," Inzamam said.

"Hair was at fault but he is reinstated like a hero."

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Ishant Shrma Not played Agianst South Africa

Sharma, 19, was the find of the tour in Australia where India lost 2-1 in the four-Test series that featured a divisive second Test in Sydney marred by poor umpiring, but won the tri-series finals 2-0 against the hosts.

He suffered a toe injury during the tour and a finger injury after his return and was advised to take three weeks' rest.

Indian Cricket Board secretary Niranjan Shah told reporters after the selection meeting in Bangalore, attended by new coach Gary Kirsten and Test captain Anil Kumble, that Sharma would be considered for the second Test if he recovered in time.

The first Test will be played in Chennai from March 26 to 30 and the second in Ahmedabad from April 3 to 7.

Leg-spinner Piyush Chawla will be on stand-by as cover for both Harbhajan and left-arm spinner Murali Kartik, who was picked as third spinner, and wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik for Dhoni, who is suffering from a finger sprain.

Kartik, who last played a Test in 2004, sustained an ankle sprain while playing in a domestic match on Monday.

Left-arm fast bowler Rudra Pratap Singh comes back after missing the tri-series in Australia with a hamstring injury to bolster the pace attack in the absence of Zaheer Khan, ruled out with a foot injury since the second Test in Sydney.

Wasim Jaffer, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly, Vangipurappu Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Irfan Pathan, Anil Kumble (captain), Harbhajan Singh, Murali Kartik, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Rudra Pratap Singh.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Now BCCI Fitness test on Yuvi, Bhajji on Monday

Team India's fitness worry continues ahead of the crucial selection of the squad for the home series against South Africa. The Fitness tests for Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Ishant Sharma have been posponed till Monday (March 17), ahead of the selection for the first two Tests.

Dilip Vengsarkar led selection committe will meet in Bangalore on Monday along with newly appointed coach Gary Kirsten, to select a team for the first two Tests. Anil Kumble, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, RP Singh and VRV Singh have already passed fitness at the NCA.

South Africans are slated to arrive in Chennai on March 21 for three Tests, the first of which begins at the MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chennai) on March 26.

Under scanner

Outgoing Physio John Gloster in his fitness report after the Australia series mentioned concerns over fitness of Yuvi, Bhajji and Ishant.

As per the report, Yuvraj Singh's knee injury returned to haunt him with the reccurence of the injury during the Perth Test and Gloster in his report had infact mentioned the need of surgery if enough rest wasn't provided to the left-handed batsman.

Harbhajan Singh's left hamstring injury found a mention in the Gloster report and had advised him rest for atleast three weeks.
Ishant Sharma who injured his finger during the first final at Sydney had also been deemed serious by the physio

Saturday, March 15, 2008

दूसरे कपिल बन सकते हैं धोनी!

अब तक के सबसे सफल कप्तान सौरव गांगुली जो काम नहीं कर पायें हैं वो काम धोनी ग्वालियर में कर सकते हैं। दादा अपने कप्तानी में पाकिस्तान को वन डे सीरीज में अपनी जमीन हिंदुस्तान पर जीत नहीं दिला पाएं हैं हालांकि वो इकलौते कप्तान हैं जिसने पाकिस्तान में वन डे और टेस्ट सीरीज में पाकिस्तान को धूल चटाई है। भारत अगर इस वन डे सीरीज में पाकिस्तान को हराने में कामयाब हो जाता है तो ऐसा दूसरी बार होगा, इससे पहले 1983 की विश्व विजेता टीम ने 1983 में ही पाकिस्तान को भारत में 2-0 से हराकर वन डे सीरीज जीती थी। उस समय कपिल देव कप्तान थे इस बार भी हालात कुछ वैसे ही हैं वर्तमान में भारत विश्व चैम्पियन (20-20) है। इस बार कप्तानी टीम के सबसे कामयाब उभरते खिलाडी धोनी के पास है। ऐसी उम्मीद करने में कोई गलती नहीं होगी कि भारत इस बार पाकिस्तान को वन डे सीरीज में हराने में कामयाब होगा। अभी तक के सीरीज में भारत खेल के हर पहलू पर भारी ही पड़ा है। बेशक भारत की गेंदबाजी चिंता का विषय है पर अगर पाकिस्तान इसी तरह खेलता रहा मसलन फील्डिंग और खराब कप्तानी तो भारत को इस सीरीज में जीत से कोई नहीं रोक सकता। हालांकि पाकिस्तान ग्वालियर में बराबरी करने का कोई मौका नहीं चूकना चाहेगा पर भारत भी यहीं सीरीज का परिणाम तय करने के लिए उतरेगा। भारतीय टीम मैनेजमेंट को श्री संत को आखिरी दो वन डे में मौका देना चाहिए। वैसे तो इन दोनो जीत में स्पिनरों की भूमिका अहम रही है लेकिन श्री संत की कमी खल रही है। अगर खेलजुबान से भी होता है तो श्री संत की कमी और खलेगी और ऐसा हो भी सकता है कानपुर में उसकी शुरुआत हो चुकी है। वैसे तो अफरीदी के माफ़ी के बाद इस बात कि उम्मीद kam ही है लेकिन याद रहे पाकिस्तानी जब हारतें तो वो किसी भी हथकंडे को अपनाने से नहीं चूकते हैं !

Tendulkar come hear in NO 1 ODI Bastsmen displaces of Smith

After the satisfaction of seeing his team on top of the ODI rankings, Graeme Smith had a personal milestone to celebrate as well, as he went past Sachin Tendulkar to take the No. 1 spot in the ICC's ODI rankings for batsmen.

Smith began the three-match series against Bangladesh in third place, 24 points behind Tendulkar, but pushed him to second spot after scoring 199 and being dismissed just once in the three ODIs. In fact, Smith has been in glorious form in one-day internationals over the last seven months, scoring nine half-centuries and a hundred in his last 19 innings, for an average of 52.35.

Tendulkar's reign at the top thus lasted less than two weeks - he claimed the spot after leading India to victory in the CB Series - but Smith is likely to keep that spot for at least three months since both India and Australia aren't scheduled to play ODIs before June.

AB de Villiers was the other South African batsman who made significant progress, going up six places to a career-best No. 9 after being the second-highest run-getter in the series with 109 runs.

Among the bowlers, Andre Nel, who has been left out of the Test squad for the series against India, made the biggest improvement, going up ten places to No. 6 after claiming seven wickets in the series.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Now M.S Dhoni doing graduation

M.S Dhoni has tackled the best bowlers in the world and beaten the Australians on their own turf. Now the Indian cricket team captain's wish to tickle his grey cells and become a graduate has a Jharkhand college in a tizzy.

We will only gaze at him from outside the classroom.Dhoni did his schooling from DAV Shayamli, but after that cricket took over. He discontinued his studies as he got busy playing Ranji Trophy before being called to don the national colours.

Even the teachers are happy that the Indian skipper is setting the right precedent and being a good role model. "People earn name and fame after completing education but he (Dhoni) will be the first who has earned name, fame and money and then decided to join college," said Walter Bhengra, head of mass communication department at St. Xavier's.

But it may not be cakewalk for the master wicketkeeper-batsman. The college authorities are still finding ways to 'accommodate' their star student.

"Dhoni is an extra-ordinary case. We will try to condone his attendance shortfall. We will have to take up this issue to the academic council of the Ranchi University," Nicholas Tete, principal of St Xavier's, told IANS. "Dhoni has just expressed his desire to pursue B Com (Bachelor of Commerce) course for academic year 2008-2011. He is yet to submit his application form. He will be admitted through sports quota only if he has the required documents," remarked Tete.

Sreesanth hands free air tickets

Dubai: Indian speedster S Sreesanth might be an aggressive person on the field, but there is another side of the player and that got reflected when he distributed free air tickets to prisoners who have completed their jail terms.
The 25-year-old pacer, who is the brand ambassador of Dubai-based Snow-White Garments, handed over more than 50 free air tickets to the inmates of Al Aweer Jail in Dubai who had completed their jail terms but were unable to return home, as they could not afford the costly air tickets.
Also Read: Dhoni's graduation plans leaves future college mates in a tizzy Aggressiveness comes naturally to me: Sreesanth
The initiative was a part of Snow-White Garments social responsibility project.
"It was a different experience for me. I appreciate the initiative, as I believe that all of us have a role to play in the society. We cannot walk away from the responsibilities," Sreesanth was quoted by The Gulf News as saying.
"I feel lucky to be part of this novel project. I always want to do something for the underprivileged people," he added.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Indian Wining Snaps Some Comments

Australia's batsmen Stuart Clark, right, and James Hopes, second from right, watch as Indian cricket team members celebrate their victory over Australia following the second final of their tri-nations one day international cricket series in Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, March 4, 2008.
Indian cricket team members spray champagne as they celebrate their victory over Australia following the second final of their tri-nations one day international cricket series in Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, March 4, 2008

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Australia's Andrew Symonds, foreground, prepares to check a pitch invader to the ground during the second final of their tri-nations one day international cricket series against India at Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, March 4, 2008.

Finely India beat Australia And win tri-series

Sachin Tendulkar scored a superb 91 and paceman Praveen Kumar went on to capture four wickets as the tourists followed up Sunday's six-wicket win in Sydney with a thrilling victory at the Gabba in Brisbane.
The Australians, who also lost last year's tri-series finals at home to England, recovered from a terrible start to give themselves a glimmer of hope when James Hopes (63) and Matthew Hayden (55) made half-centuries, only to come up short.
Tendulkar just missed out on back-to-back centuries after helping India post 258 for nine after they won the toss and batted first.
The master batsman followed up his unbeaten hundred in Sydney with a patient display to set India on the road to victory.
The tourists were heading for a much bigger total when Tendulkar and Robin Uthappa (30) piled on 94 for the first wicket before Australia's bowlers struck back.
Part-time spinner Michael Clarke (3-52) captured three wickets, including the prize scalp of Tendulkar, while paceman Nathan Bracken (3-31) also picked up three wickets in the frantic final few overs.
Tendulkar was untroubled as he cruised to his half-century off 70 balls but missed out on his hundred when he misjudged a delivery from Clarke and spooned a catch to a diving Ricky Ponting at mid-on.
Yuvraj Singh made a run-a-ball 38 in a 54-run stand with Tendulkar but their dismissals triggered a lower-order batting collapse.
The Indians lost six wickets for 50 runs in the last 11 overs after looking as though they would get closer to 300.
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni kept the tail wagging with 36 from 37 deliveries but received little support from his team mates as the Australian bowlers stemmed the run flow.
The Australians made a terrible start to their run-chase when they lost three wickets in the first nine overs.
Adam Gilchrist, in his final appearance before retiring from international cricket, was caught behind for two off the third ball of the innings then Ponting (one) and Clarke (17) quickly followed.
Hayden and Andrew Symonds steadied the innings with a fourth wicket partnership of 89 before they both departed in the same over.
Hayden was run out at the non-strikers end for 55 and Symonds was trapped lbw by Harbhajan Singh for 42.
Mike Hussey and Hopes kept Australia in the hunt with a stand of 76 but the wickets began tumbling as the world champions were forced to take risks to reduce the required run-rate and they were bowled out for 249 in the last over

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Sachin Takes 42 Hundred In Our ODI Record

In Sydney ground (PTI): Sachin Tendulkar hit back at his critics who questioned his inability to strike form in one-day cricket of late, saying he did not bother about the comments of those without any credibility.

Tendulkar scored an unbeaten 117 to guide India to a six-wicket win against Australia in the first match of their best-of-three finals of the cricket tri-series.

"A lot of those people who can't do certain things themselves, they talk, so let them talk," Tendulkar said.

"I look at the credibility of the person who is writing. I prefer to listen to those people who matter to me. They do pick up the phone and tell me," he said.

Tendulkar said he was thrilled to get the century and more so because it was a match-winning effort.

"Yes, to score a century in Australia was something I wanted to do. It was also a terrific occasion to do so," said Tendulkar, whose unbeaten 42nd century sank the hosts.

He also talked about the niggles which hampered his progress during his innings as well as the beamer from Brett Lee which hit him smack on his shoulder.

"There has been a niggle in the groin which hasn't been allowing me to move freely. Still you try to push yourself. It was little difficult as I was cramping also.

"As for the beamer, I know Brett pretty well. It wasn't intentional. I jokingly told him that when he comes to play the IPL, he would have to face one from my son who is a great fan of his. There surely are no hard feelings."

Cricket King Sachin Tendulker 51 Success Point

Sachin Tendulkar who going on famous cricketers in international cricket is still dominating cricket world. And in 15 year middle age, he is still in prime form. And in his way he is breaking record one by one. And Now, this legendary batting great who is seems to a god to his fans is now in attraction in India vs Pakistan Test series. I know most of you are eagerly waiting to know his details history.However, dear fans I have made a list of 51 things about Sachin Tendulkar where you will get many things from his cricket career to personal life.
.Tendulkar was born in a Saraswat Brahmin family in Bombay, now known as Mumbai.
.He father is a Marathi novelist.
.His father named him after his favourite music director Sachin Dev Burman.
.He was encouraged to play cricket by his elder brother Ajit. He has 2 more siblings - brother Nitin and sister Savitai.
.In 1995, Sachin Tendulkar married Anjali, the paediatrician daughter of Gujarati industrialist Anand Mehta.
.Tendulkar sponsors 200 under-privileged children every year through Apnalaya, a Mumbai-.based NGO associated with his mother-in-law, Annaben Mehta.
.He has many pseudonyms like 'The Little Master’ or 'The Master Blaster'.
.His date of birth is born 24 April 1973 and according to his date of birth his zodiac sign is Taurus. .He is 5ft 5inch (1.65m) tall. .He is the only Indian cricketer who has got Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. He got this highest sporting honor for his performance in 1997-98.
.Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar debut his Test career against Pakistan in Karachi in 1989 under the leadership of Krish Srikkanth.
.Sachin Tendulkar scored 15 runs in his debut match before being bowled out in the ball of Waqar Younis, who also made his debut in this match. However, after few days he scored his maiden fifty at Faisalabad. .He debut his One Day International cricket on December 18, 1989 against Pakistan team at Gujranwala.
.But his debut ODI match was disappointed. He got out before making any score in the ball of Waqar Younis.
.He was 16 year old boy when he debut in international cricket. And he was the youngest boy in ODI cricket who debut in early age.
.He got his maiden Test century in tour of England in August 1990 at Old Trafford. He scored 119 against England in 1990.
.He was 17 years and 112 days old boy when he scored his maiden century. He was 30 days older than Pakistani batsman Mushtaq Mohammed when he became the youngest player to score a Test century against in 1990.
.Tendulkar is still playing both Test and ODI for Indian team and he is the highest Test centurion in Test cricket. Now he has already played 142 Test matches where he scored 37 Test centuries.
.Most of you already know that Sachin Tendulkar has broken the record of Pakistani batsmen Inzamam-ul-Haq’s highest Test fifty. Now, Sachin Tendulkar has 47 Test fifty where Inzamam is one fifty away from him.
.He has been ‘Man of the match’ 11 times in Test matches and ‘Man of the series’ twice, both times in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia.
.He has become the first Indian cricketer to surpass 11000 Test run mark and the third international cricketer behind Allan Border (11174) and Brain Lara (11953).
.He is the second Indian batsman after Sunil Gavaskar who scored 10,000 runs in Test matches. .However, this world famous batsman got his first century against Australia in Sri Lanka at Colombo in 1994. He scored 110 runs in his maiden century.
.It had taken him 79 ODIs to score a century. .Tendulkar made 673 runs in 11 matches in the 2003 World Cup, helping India reach the final.
.Sachin Tendulkar is the second player in the world after Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya who has played 400 ODIs.
.Both Sachin Tendulkar and Brain Lara are the fastest to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket history. They have achieved this in 195 innings.
.Only four players could surpass 11,000 runs mark in ODI cricket where Sachin Tendulkar is in top position. His total score in ODI is 15962.
.Sachin Tendulkar is the first and only one cricketer in the world who has scored 15000 runs in ODI cricket.
.He reached his 15000 mark in his 387th match against South Africa.
.Before this match, Tendulkar had 14950 ODI runs under his belt with 41 centuries against his name and an average of 44.10.
.South African pace bowler Andre Nel also the part with his record. Because he reached his 15000 runs in his over. In his 387th match, Tendulkar hit Andre Nel for an awesome six, then the fourth ball of 18th over to get 45 after and after a dot ball, he drove the pacer into covers and darted for a single, while the overthrow from covers raced to the boundary to complete his half century.
.This batsman has already made a record of highest ODI century. He scored 41 ODI centuries in 407 matches.
.On December 10, 2007, at Feroz Shah Kotla, he delighted his fans after breaking the record of 35th Test century against Sri Lanka.
.And he has set his record in a place where no one can reach or it takes many times for any players to reach in this place after scoring his 39th ODI century against Pakistan on 6 February 2006.
.In 2003 the list was revised and Viv Richards was re-ranked at number 2 behind Sachin Tendulkar making Tendulkar the greatest ODI batsman of all time.
.He attended Sharadashram Vidyamandir high School where he began his cricketing career under the guidance of his coach and mentor Ramakant Achrekar.
.He went to the MRF pace academy during the early days as a school boy cricketer but he went back home.
.Legendary fast bowler Dennis Lilee told him ‘Just focus on your batting’ and that word turned him back. And this simple comment would result in the birth of one of the greatest batsmen in the world.
.When Sachin was young then he would practice for an hour and would often get bored. So, his coach used to put coin on the top of the stumps. If the bowlers dismissed Sachin would get this coin. On the other hand, if Sachin passed the whole session without getting dismissed then coach would give him the coin.
.Sachin says even today that those 13 coins are his most prized possessions. .While he was at school, he was involved an unbroken 664-run partnership with his team mate Vinod Kambli in a Harris Shield game in 1988. Vinod Kambli also went to represent in India team.
.Sachin scored over 320 in this innings and scored over a thousand runs in the tournament. .Until 2006 it was the record partnership in any form of cricket but now, it was broken by two under-13 batsmen in a match held at Hyderabad in India.
.He started first-class cricket in 1988-89. He scored unbeaten 100 in his first class match for Bombay against Gujarat. At an age of 15 year and 232 days, he is still the youngest cricketer to score a century on his first-class debut.
.Tendulkar is the only player to score a century while making his Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani Trophy debut.
.Sachin Tendulkar has got out 23 times between 90 and 100 in his international career. Recently he got out on 99 against Pakistan in an ODI on 8 Nov 2007 at Mohali to the bowling of Umar Gul caught by Kamran Akmal.
.Tendukar has effective performance being not regular bowler. He has already taken 41 wickets in 137 Tests and 152 wickets in 388 ODIs.
.He can bowl medium-pace,leg spin and off-spin with equal ease.
.He got 5 wickets against Australia at Kochi in the 1997–98 Series.
.His destructive bowling setIndia 269 runs to win.