Sachin Tendulkar: Curriculum Vitae
Sachin Tendulkar, Bandra, Mumbai, India. On Twitter: @sachin_rt
PhD in Cricket.
Secondary School, Shardashram Vidhya Mandir, Mumbai.
nearly every cricket stroke in the book, but have a special reputation for these.1. The Thunderous Bowler-Decapitating Straight Drive2. Back-foot Punch Through Cover3. Acute Paddle Sweep4. Slog Sweep Against Turning Leg-Break5. Effortless Wristy Flick Through Square Leg6. Point-Killing Square Cut
Cars & Racing:
I love fast driving. I also own a Ferrari 360 Modena.
I am a foodie with a fondness for seafood.
I enjoy collecting music. Some of my favourites are Kishore Kumar, Mark Knopfler, MLTR.
1. Arjuna Award 2. Wisden Cricketer of the Year: 3. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna [1997-98]4. Padma Shri 5. Player of the Tournament, World Cup 6. ICC Gary Sobers Trophy for Cricketer of The Year 7. ICC World ODI XI: 2004, 2007, 20088. ICC World Test XI: 2009, 20109. Rajiv Gandhi Award for Sports 10. Padma Vibhushan 11. Man of Match Awards: 74
ODIs: 61 times
Tests: 14 times12. Man of the Series Awards: 19a. ODIs: 15b. Tests: 5
“AB, this little prick will make more runs than you.”
Merv Hughes to Allan Border. 2.
kid bats just like I did.
Donald Bradman, World Greatest Batsman. Ever. 3.
I'll be going to bed having nightmares of Sachin just running down the wicket and belting me back over the head for six.He
is the best batsman I‟ve ever bowled to.” —
, World‟s Greatest Leg Spinner.
“Shit, I‟m sick of this *$#%!” —
Michael Kasprowicz, Australia‟s
Fast Bowler. 5.
“He will end up with 50 tons in each form of the game.” —
Wasim Akram, World‟s Greatest Left
-arm Pacer. 6.
“Jaanta hai t
ooney kiska catch chhoda hai?
Wasim Akram to Abdul Razzaq. 7.
All we need is 11 Sachin
Paul Strang, Zimbabwe Leg Spinner. 8.
Cricket is our religion, Sachin is our god.
[Repeated ad nauseum by millions of fans].9.
“Nothing bad can happen
to us if we
‟re on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it.” —
Hashim Amla, South AfricaBatsman. 10.
“The archives recall not one single incriminating incident, not one drunken escapade, not one reported affair, not one spat
with a team-mate or re
porter. As Matthew Parris wondered of Barack Obama in these pages recently, is he human?” —
Michael Atherton, Former England Captain. 11.
“I have seen
God; he bats at N
o. 4 for India.” —
Matthew Hayden, Australia Opener. 12.
“There will never be a
World‟s Most Successful Bowler
“If I‟ve to bowl to Sachin, I‟ll bowl with my helmet on. He hits the ball so hard.” Dennis Lille, Cricket‟s McEnroe
& FastBowling Legend. [Undated]14.
“Tendulkar is the best batsmen in the world ahead of Steve Waugh and Lara.” —
Successful Pace Bowler. [Undated]15.
“Sachin is a genius. I‟m a mere mortal.” —
Greatest Frenemy. [Undated]16.
“I haven‟t seen
Bradman playing, but I have seen Sachin. To me, he himself is a milestone, and the best cricketer in theworld.
Sourav Ganguly, India‟s most successful captain
Sachin Tendulkar has been the most complete batsman of his time, and arguably the biggest cricket icon as well.
Sambit Bal, Editor, Cricinfo