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What makes Sachin Tendulkar the best cricketer?

Sachin Tendulkar, best indian batsman

There are world’s greatest sportsmen and there’s Sachin Tendulkar.

In a cricket career spanning more than two decades, the master blaster has virtually put his mark on every possible cricket record.

If cricket is a religion in a billion-strong India, then Sachin Tendulkar is the most-worshipped God.

He epitomises class, temperament and form – the three main pillars of a great cricket career.

His performance is a culmination of an all-round strokes that mark the wheel in almost the entire 360 degree field.

He is a remarkable combination of traditional and unorthodox style of batting.

Sachin Tendulkar, best indian batsman

"I have seen God, he bats at no. 4 for India" - Mathew Hayden

“On a train from Shimla to Delhi, there was a halt in one of the stations. The train stopped by for few minutes as usual. Sachin was nearing century, batting on 98. The passengers, railway officials, everyone on the train waited for Sachin to complete the century. This Genius can stop time in India!!” – Peter Roebuck

One of the biggest strengths is that the five and a half foot tall batsman has no weaknesses. He has scored high against all the countries, in all the possible conditions, and against some of the best bowlers in the world. In fact, some of his highest scores have been against Australia, undoubtedly the best cricket team in the world.

“If I’ve to bowl to Sachin, I’ll bowl with my helmet on. He hits the ball so hard.” – Dennis Lillee

He has scored the most hundreds in both forms for cricket – one day international and test cricket. Interestingly, Sachin had to wait till in 79th match to score his first ODI century.

“Sachin is a genius. I’m a mere mortal.” – Brian Lara

Sachin Tendulkar records

Born – 24 April 1973 in Mumbai, India

Honours

1 Rated by Wisden as the second greatest test batsman ever, after Sir Don Bradman, in 2002

2 Conferred the Padma Vibhushan – India’s second highest civilian award in 2008 & Padma Shri in 1999

3 Honoured with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest sporting honour, for 1997-1998

4 Named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1997

An illustrious cricketing career

1 While at school, he struck a mammoth 664-run partnership with Vinod Kambli in a Harris Shield game

2 In 1988/1989, representing Mumbai (then Bombay) against Gujarat, he scored 100 not-out in his first first-class match

3 At 15 years and 232 days he was the youngest to score a century in his debut

4 Played his first international match and ODI in 1989

5 First ODI century in 1994

6 Tendulkar also holds the record for scoring 1,000 ODI runs in a calendar year. He has done it six times – 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2003

7 He has been Man of the Match 11 times in test matches and Man of the Series twice

8 Only player to score a century while making his Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani Trophy debut

Bollywood Cricket

Where Katrina Kaif comes before Sachin

India might be a cricket-crazy country, but there’s something Indians love more than cricket – it is Bollywood. At least that’s the indication of the Google’s Zeitgeist, which is the search engine company’s barometer for hot searches for 2010.

In the Google Zeitgeist list of fastest rising people in 2010 in India, Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif fared better at number 7 than India’s favourite cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar at number 8. Interestingly, Katrina Kaif was the most searched person in India in 2009.

In the list, mostly dominated by Bollywood actors, Salman Khan was at number 10, while his co-star in Dabangg, Sonakshi Sinha secured a very high position, at number 2, higher than Shakira, Lady Gaga and Zarine Khan (Katrina Kaif look alike). The list, mostly dominated by women, was topped by Aruna Shields, in the country famous for its conservative traditions.

The Google list for most popular movies was led by Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori starred Kites, followed by Endhiran and Dabangg.

The most popular brands were mostly technology companies, led by Nokia, Samsung and Airtel.

In the world’s second-most populous country, the most How-To searched term was “How To Get Pregnant.” This was followed by “How To Kiss”, and “How to Impress A Girl”.

Here’s the full list:

Fastest rising people

aruna shields

sonakshi sinha

zarine khan

lalit modi

neha sharma

shakira

katrina kaif

sachin tendulkar

lady gaga

salman khan

Most popular movies

kites

endhiran

dabangg

3 idiots

harry potter

ravaan

veer

my name is khan

twilight

rajneeti

Most popular brands

nokia

samsung

airtel

micromax

dell

maruti

vodafone

apple

sony ericsson

hp

Most popular how to

get pregnant

kiss

impress a girl

improve spoken english

reduce weight

gain weight

tie a tie

create a website

make money

meditate

Fastest rising

irctc login

micromax mobile

youtube videos

fifa

facebook

cricket live score

twitter

way2sms

samsung mobile

zedge

Most popular

songs

facebook

google

youtube

yahoomail

gmail

yahoo

nokia

orkut

irctc

Cricket

Will the World Cup Be Corruption Free?

The ICC chief executive, Haroon Lorgat, is confident that the upcoming Cricket World Cup will be corruption-free. His comments come on the back of the anti-corruption tribunal’s verdict that banned three Pakistan players on charges of match-fixing.

Speaking to the National, the ICC chief said that he is confident for two reasons. “The main one is that the vast majority of players are honest players.”

He added: “They do play the game in the spirit that it should be played. They are not seeking to make gains out of untoward means.”