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Sachin Tendulkar


Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (Marathi: ???? ???? ????????; born 24 April 1973) is an Indian cricketer widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is the leading run-scorer and century maker in Test and one-day international cricket. He is the only male player to score a double century in the history ofODI cricket. In 2002, just 12 years into his career, Wisden ranked him the second greatest Test batsman of all time, behind Donald Bradman, and the second greatest one-day-international (ODI) batsman of all time, behind Viv Richards.[ In September 2007, the Australian leg spinner Shane Warne rated Tendulkar as the greatest player he has played with or against. Tendulkar was an integral part of the 2011 Cricket World Cup winning Indian team at the later part of his career, his first such win in six World Cup appearances with India.

Tendulkar is the first and the only player in Test Cricket history to score fifty centuries, and the first to score fifty centuries in all international cricket combined; he now has 99 centuries in international cricket. On 17 October 2008, when he surpassed Brian Lara's record for the most runs scored in Test cricket, he also became the first batsman to score 12,000, 13,000 and 14,000 runs in that form of the game,[ having also been the third batsman and first Indian to pass 11,000 runs in Test cricket. He was also the first player to score 10,000 runs in one-day internationals, and also the first player to cross every subsequent 1000-run mark that has been crossed in ODI cricket history and 200 runs in a one-day international match. In the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia, Tendulkar surpassed Australia's Allan Border to become the player to cross the 50-run mark the most number of times in Test cricket history, and also the second ever player to score 11 Test centuries against Australia, tying with Sir Jack Hobbs of England more than 70 years previously. Tendulkar passed 30,000 runs in international cricket on 20 November 2009. He also holds the world record for playing highest number of Test and ODI matches.Tendulkar has been honoured with the PadmaVibhushan award, India's second highest civilian award, and the Rajiv Gandhi KhelRatna award, India's highest sporting honor. Tendulkar became the first sportsperson and the first personality without an aviation background to be awarded the honorary rank of Group Captain by the Indian Air Force. He has received honorary doctorates from Mysore University and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences  He won the 2010 Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for cricketer of the year at the ICC awards. 

Early years and personal life

    Dad's Name : Ramesh Tendulkar  
    Sister's Name : Savitai Tendulkar  
    Brother's Name : Nitin Tendulkar & Ajit Tendulkar  
    Wife's Name : Anjali Tendulkar  
    Daughter's Name : Sarah  
    Son  : Arjun

SachinFavourites of Tendulkar

    Ground : Sydney cricket ground 
    Movie : Coming to America 
    Music : Pop 
    Hobby : Collecting CD's. 
    Car : Maruti 
    Actors : Amitabh Bacchan, Nana Patekar 
    Actresses : Madhuri Dixit 
    Cricket Heroes : Gavaskar, Viv Richards, Imran Khan and Sandeep Patil 
    Other Fav. Stars : Maradona, Borris Becker 
    Drink : Orange / Apple juice and water  
    Food : Steak 
    Pastime : Listening to peaceful music with friends  
    Clothes : Official jacket and tie, else jeans and T-shirt 
    Magazine : Sportstar 
    Newspapers : Times of India, Mid-day, Afternoon Dispatch 
    Restaurant : Bukhara, Maurya Sheraton 
    Holiday Resort : Yorkshire, Headingley  
    Hotel : Park Royal Darling Harbour, Sydney 

    Other Sports : Tennis 

 Funniest Moment

    Once I (Sachin) was batting with Vinod Kambli for a school match. Vinod dropped his bat  in the middle of the 
    game and started to fly a kite. It was so funny, I really can't forget that day in whole of my life.


    Major Teams : India, Mumbai and Yorkshire 
    Memorable Day : Beating Pakistan in the 1992 World Cup 
    Worst Day : Losing the fist ODI in RSA in 1992 
    Greatest Influence  : Family 
    Ambition : To be number one in the world 
    Dream Woman : My wife 
    Current Players Admired : Vinod Kambli, Brian Lara and Jonty Rhodes 
    Embarrasing Moment : People asking for my autograph and then asking me my name 
    Hate : Rumors 
    Any Changes you desire to have : None

 Ramesh Tendulkar About this sound pronunciation born 24 April 1973 is an Indian cricketer widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is the leading run-scorer and century maker in Test and one-day international cricket.He is the only male player to score a double century in the history of ODI cricket.In 2002, just 12 years into his career, Wisden ranked him the second greatest Test batsman of all time, behind Donald Bradman, and the second greatest one-day-international (ODI) batsman of all time, behind Viv Richards.In September 2007, the Australian leg spinner Shane Warne rated Tendulkar as the greatest player he has played with or against

Tendulkar was born in Bombay (now Mumbai). His mother Rajni worked in the insuranceindustry,and his father Ramesh Tendulkar, a Marathi novelist, named Tendulkar after his favourite music director, Sachin Dev Burman. Tendulkar's elder brother Ajit encouraged him toplay cricket. Tendulkar has two other siblings: a brother Nitin, and sister Savita.

Sachins first school Is IES new English School [bandra East ]Mumbai after 6thstandard Tendulkar attended Sharadashram Vidyamandir (High School),where he began his cricketing career under the guidance of his coach and mentor, Ramakant Achrekar. During his schooldays he attended the MRF Pace Foundation to train as a fast bowler, but Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee, who took a world record 355 Test wickets, was unimpressed, suggesting that Tendulkar focus on his batting instead.

When he was young, Tendulkar would practice for hours on end in the nets. If he became exhausted, Achrekar would put a one-Rupee-coin on the top of the stumps, and the bowler who dismissed Tendulkar would get the coin. If Tendulkar passed the whole session without getting dismissed, the coach would give him the coin. Tendulkar now considers the 13 coins he won then as some of his most prized possessions.

While at Ajit Tendulkar, elder brother of Sachin

, was the early inspiration of Sachin Tendulkar. Ajit played a significant role in Sachin's career giving him inspiration and courage in his childhood. The most important thing is that Ajit took Sachin to Ramakant Achrekar, the childhood coach of Sachin Tendulkar, when Sachin was 11 and had no experience of playing with cricket ball (hard ball). So, in fact, it was a bold initiative taken by Ajit Tendulkar.
Ajit Tendulkar convinced Achrekar to train his brother and under good training of Achrekar, Sachin became star in his teen being a world class batsman. Sachin is now a legend in cricket world. It was Ajit who first realized the hidden talent of Sachin and having observed Sachin's willingness to play cricket, Ajit was dreaming of something big with Sachin Tendulkar.
Ajit Tendulkar is now the manager of Sachin Tendulkar and he manages Sachin's assignments, meeting, travel plans, his financial deals with different companies and everything else. In other words, Sachin just plays while Ajit takes care of everything else.
In his childhood, Ajit always accompanied Sachin in almost everywhere from net practice to match practice. Ajit was like an instant advisor to Sachin Tendulkar and so is he now too. You may not know that Ajit Tendulkar himself played school cricket for Balamohan and participated in Harris Shields, one of the most prestigious tournaments in junior level but could not make it to the first class.

Although Ajit could not become a successful cricketer, he surely played his part in creating the greatest batsman of our generation.

school, he developed a reputation as a child prodigy. He had become a common conversation point in Mumbai circles, where there were suggestions already that he would become one of the greats. His season in 1988 was extraordinary, with Tendulkar scoring a century in every innings he played. He was involved in an unbroken 664-run partnership in a Lord Harris Shield inter-school game in 1988 with friend and team mate Vinod Kambli, who would also go on to represent India. The destructive pair reduced one bowler to tears and made the rest of the opposition unwilling to continue the game. Tendulkar scored 326* in this innings and scored over a thousand runs in the tournament. This was a record partnership in any form of cricket until 2006, when it was broken by two under-13 batsmen in a match held at Hyderabad in India.

At 14, Tendulkar was a ball boy for the India versus Zimbabwe game at the Wankhede Stadium during the 1987 World Cup.  When he was 14, Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar gave him a pair of his own ultra light pads. "It was the greatest source of encouragement for me," he said nearly 20 years later after surpassing Gavaskar's world record of 34 Test centuries. On 24 May 1995, Sachin Tendulkar married Anjali, a paediatrician and daughter of Gujarati industrialist Anand Mehta and British social worker Annabel Mehta. They have two children, Sara (born 12 October 1997), and Arjun (born 24 September 1999). Anjali is six years elder to him. 

Sachin with his Aaii & baba [mom dad in Marathi its Aaii Baba] and his two elder brother 

Sachin with his Father Proffessor and writer Mr. Ramesh Tendulkar 

Sachin with his mentor Ramakant Acharekar Sir 

Sachin with his best friend Vinod Kambali [former indian cricketiar ]since he joined his second school Shardshram Vidyamandir 

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SAchin with his Kids and his wife and MOM 

CELEBRATING ANOTHER FEAT: Sachin Tendulkar cuts a cake along with his family in Mumbai on Wednesday. - Photo: PTI

Mumbai : Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar arrived here on Wednesday night to a hero's welcome from family and friends.

They greeted the batting maestro with a surprise reception at his residence in suburban Bandra.

An overwhelmed Sachin told waiting reporters that ''this is a special occasion, as my mother is there to bless me and other family members are also present.'' Sachin said he had seen banners and hoardings greeting him on his world record of Test centuries.

During the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka in New Delhi, which concluded on Wednesday, Sachin surpassed the 34 centuries record of Sunil Gavaskar. Sachin later helped his children Arjun and Sara cut a special cake to celebrate his 35th ton. His wife, Anjali, was also present. Outside the building, Sachin's fans burst firecrackers to celebrate their idol's new world record. ' PTI



My son did not like it when I left home: Sachin

In a two-decade long career, the only bouncer Sachin Tendulkar found tough to negotiate came from his own son, who would refuse to speak to him on phone during tours out of sheer annoyance over his absence from home.

Tendulkar, who will complete two decades in international cricket in November, disclosed that his son did not like him leaving home frequently and wouldn't come on phone until six years of age.

"It was tough initially because my son did not like it when I left home. For the first five-six years of his life, he did not speak to me on phone. That was difficult for me," Tendulkar said.

"Now he (Arjun) knows what I do and he appreciates that; so that's nice. I am a family man and they now know that I play cricket for India," he added.

Asked whether he wanted his son to follow in his footsteps and become a cricketer, Tendulkar said he would not force Arjun to play the game.


Sara Tendulkar and Arjun Tendulkar, the rising star kids of Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar have showcased their affection and immense pride in their father's achievements in the international cricketing world. As a matter of fact, it has been witnessed at numerous times in public how much the kids dote on their father Sachin.

Whether it is the various cricket matches being attended by son Arjun Tendulkar [ who recently made his cricketing debut in January 2010] or it is the social welfare events organized by daughter Sara Tendulkar [ she decided to spend her birthday with slum kids]. There are various such instances where one can see the kids alighted with their father's presence.

The Tendulkars have never shied away from showcasing their bond of togetherness and mutual admiration for each other in the public eye. When Sachin completed his 20 years in international cricket then his kids sent him gifts for celebrating the occasion. His daughter Sara gifted him with a painting while his Arjun sent him personally made greeting cards. This was all sent through their mother and Sachin's wife Anjali Tendulkar who went to pay her husband a visit in Ahmedabad.

When Sara took part in the 7th Standard Chartered Marathon in Mumbai last year, Sachin gave her a sound advice to focus and run. Sara who became the highest Dream Maker by raising a larger amount of funds for her grandmother's NGO was elated to hear her father's praise on this occasion.

Everyone who knows the Tendulkars was taken in by surprise by last year when the oldest of the junior Tendulkar kids became the first news maker of the year 2010. Yes, it was Sara Tendulkar who came into limelight and not her father Sachin when the headstrong girl participated in the 7th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon on January 12 2010 under Dream Run Category.

Apparently Sara Tendulkar the beloved daughter of legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar took part in the marathon for a noble cause. She was there to raise funds for her grandmother and Sachin Tendulkar's mother in law Annabel Mehta's NGO called Apnalaya.

According to her mother Anjali and grandmother Annabel, Sara was really moved by the emotional environment there at the marathon. Also, she was really taken in by surprise by all the mayhem and fervor present amongst the participants at the event. She was enthusiastic throughout the marathon and even clicked pictures with the fellow participants.

Not surprisingly she managed to raise rupees 5.88 lakhs for Apnalaya a figure which managed to won her the award of the youngest Dream Maker of the marathon. She was ecstatic to achieve the award and do something for her grandmother's NGO.

This is not the first instant when Sara has shown concern for social causes. In the year 2009 on her 11th birthday on 12th October, she told her parents to spend her birthday with the underprivileged kids of slum Govandi in Mumbai and even shared her goodies with them. This took Sachin by pleasant surprise and moved him dearly.

For the upcoming 2011 Marathon, Sara earlier reported that she undergoes training for this type f marathon. Sara Tendulkar is the eldest daughter of cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar and Anjali Tendulkar and has a kid brother Arjun Tendulkar who is following in his father's footsteps!

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Philanthropy :

Sachin Tendulkar is a silent crusader when it comes to charitable works undertaken by him.

Reluctant at first to open up on this aspect of his life, lest it appears as a publicity hunting stunt, Tendulkar says he has been involved in humanitarian deeds since quite some time and would continue to do his bit to help the underprivileged.

Sachin Tendulkar listens to children during a visit to Parikrama in Bangalore in September 2003Successor to Indian President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam in the Board of CARE Hospitals, Tendulkar says the hospital has been of great help to the needy, especially sportspersons of the state.

"It was an honour for me when our President, Dr Abdul Kalam suggested my name to be in the Board of CARE Hospitals in Hyderabad in his place when he became the first citizen of India," said Tendulkar.

Tendulkar has been instrumental in the hospital taking care of total expenses for treatment of even state level sportsmen and women.

"This includes even by-pass surgeries, besides different problems faced by sportspersons. The hospital authorities keep me posted about their work towards sportspersons," he said after the initial hesitation to disclose his charitable deeds.

Tendulkar has also been lending a helping hand to the downtrodden in Tardeo in Mumbai for over 11 years now by providing clothes and other necessities to 250 children besides taking care of their complete education, including books, notebooks, shoes and school uniforms.

Tendulkar has helped over 300 have-nots so far through the Dr Agarwal Eye Hospital in Chennai since October 2004 to get their cataract and eye grafting operations done.

The champion batsman said he is unwilling to talk about this aspect of his as he did not want to seek publicity from these causes.

"I have never spoken about these things so far. I am not to seek any publicity in these matters," he said.

"I am involved with 'Apnalaya' in Tardeo, Care Hospitals in Hyderabad and Dr Agarwal Eye Clinic in Chennai, besides the 'Make Wish Foundation', which has been doing a remarkable job for over a decade."

Tendulkar also expressed his happiness at the work being done by the Dr Agarwal Eye hospital.

"Since October 2004, the hospital has been doing cataract and eye grafting operations for the needy people.

"Ever since I had laid the foundation stone for their hospital in Bangalore, Dr Agarwal and other doctors in Chennai and Bangalore have so far operated over 300 poor persons from different parts of the country.

"The hospital sends me the photograph and the signature or thumb impression of each of the beneficiary under this scheme," he said.

About the school, he said, "I have adopted slum children of 'Apnalaya' school in Tardeo in Mumbai for over 11 years now. I have been taking care of their education, clothing and other expenses of about 250 children for a number of years now."

Leena Joshi, director of 'Apnalaya', expressed her gratitude for the cricketer, saying besides Tendulkar's personal donations, the institution also benefitted from sponsors due to their association with the master batsman.

"It was a great help at a time when we needed it. Sachin graciously accepted our proposal to help in educating children.

"Our institution has benefitted in many ways including getting sponsorship through Sachin for our projects, besides his financial assistance in helping the children, especially in our priorities for girls.

"He also takes care of their extra tuitions. It is always gratifying when children pass out of the school so that they are able to take care of themselves and secured in jobs."

As a policy, the school does not divulge the donor's name or introduce the donors to the children.

"But our 1800 children were elated when Sachin presented medals and trophies to the winners on our annual sports day," she said.

"We were all pleasantly surprised when he came to our school ground to be the chief guest for the annual sports day because it is located in such an area
 behind the garbage dumping area," she said.

Tendulkar sponsors 200 underprivileged children every year through Apnalaya, a Mumbai-based NGOassociated with his mother-in-law, Annabel Mehta. A request from Sachin on Twitter raised Indian Rupee ₹ 10.25 million through Sachin's crusade against cancer for the Crusade against Cancer foundation
Sachin Tendulkar who is already looking after welfare of 200 children from the same NGO called Apnalaya, said he always looked up to his father in trying to understand his social responsibilities.

I was always inspired from my father on social responsibilities,Sachin said on Wednesday said he will sponsor the education of 200 children, who are part of a Non-Governmental Organization.

There is no better source of inspiration for me than my father. Growing up as a child, I saw my father, a professor, pay for the education of our Newspaper person, who could not afford it. This is in a family where every penny mattered.

Whoever turned up at our house, be it the watchman or the postman, would not be allowed to leave without having a cup of tea, which my father served,all these incidents taught me all about caring for others.I have learnt from my father and I'm proud of it.

I'm trying to double my givings and contributing in whatever way I can. I will pay for the education of 200 children as a part of the 'Joy of Giving Week' campaign," he said in support of the programme conceptualised by another NGO, GiveIndia, to promote charity.
Sachin Tendulkar Takes up Educational Charity in Mumbai

Mumbai, Jun 4: Taking an inspiration from his late father who was committed to certain social responsibilities, India's batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has decided to sponsor the education of 200 children, who are part of Anapalya, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Mumbai.

A formal function to mark this dedication by Tendulkar was organised here on Wednesday.

Addressing a press conference under the Give India campaign, conceptualised by another NGO, Tendulkar said that during his childhood every penny in his house mattered but his father, a teacher by profession, made sure that a newspaper boy who used to deliver newspapers in the colony should be provided with money so that he could pursue his college career.

"A newspaper vendor in the morning used to be a teenager; selling newspaper in the morning and pursued his education. My father being a professor exactly understood the difficulty and inspite of not having enough money with himself he was prepared to help him out and take care of his college fees," he said.

He say he believed that the 'Joy of Giving Week' campaign that takes place between September 27- October 4 every year will aim to induce people from all walks of life to donate money, time or simple acts of kindness making the society and the country a happier place to live in.

"Such things in life can make a huge difference not only to us as an individual but if you are looking at the entire nation and if every individual decides to take responsibility then it's going to be a happier place," he added.

Tendulkar is considered to be the greatest batsmen in the cricket history being the highest run scorer in both Test matches and One Day Internationals, and also the batsman with the most centuries in either form of the game for India.

Cricket Star Sachin Tendulkar joins with UNICEF

Sachin Tendulkar

World famous Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has joined with UNICEF to encourage children to improve their health and hygiene.

The Master Blaster, Tendulkar, features in a PSA for the inaugural Global Handwashing Day.

The PSA is targeted at students and will be broadcast this month across India in fourteen different languages.

'Having two young children, I constantly have to remind them to wash their hands before and after meals. I wanted to be a part of this campaign, because washing hands with soap can keep children safe and healthy and protect them against deadly disease,' Tendulkar said.

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Career Stats Sachin Tendulkar
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Personal information
Full nameSachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Born24 April 1973 (age 38)
NicknameLittle Master, Tendlya,[1] The God of Cricket,[2] Master Blaster,[3] The Master,[4][5] The Little Champion,[6]
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Batting styleRight-handed
Bowling styleRight-arm leg spinoff spinmedium pace
International information
National sideIndia
Test debut(cap 187)15 November 1989 v Pakistan
Last Test2 January 2011 v South Africa
ODI debut(cap 74)18 December 1989 v Pakistan
Last ODI2 April 2011 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no.10
Domestic team information
2008–presentMumbai Indians (Indian Premier League)
Career statistics
Runs scored14,69218,11123,58521,663
Batting average56.9545.1659.8645.89
Top score248*200*248*200*
Balls bowled4,0968,0327,46110,220
Bowling average53.0744.3259.8642.11
5 wickets ininnings0202
10 wickets in match0n/a0n/a
Best bowling3/105/323/105/32

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 Early Domestic career of Sachin Tendulkar    

  Sachin attended the MRF Pace Foundation during his schooldays to train as a fast bowler, but Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee, who saw him training, was not much impressed and suggested that Tendulkar should focus on his batting instead. As a young boy, Tendulkar would practice for hours at the net, and was driven hard by his coach Achrekar.

While at school, his extraordinary batting skills got noticed by the sports circuit. People felt that the young boy would soon become one of the greats in cricket. In the 1988 season, he scored a century in every inning that he played. In one of the inter school matches that year, he had an unbroken 664-run partnership with friend and team mate Vinod Kambli.

  When he was 14, Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar a great Indian batsman of that time, gave him a pair of his own light pads. This touching gesture greatly encouraged the budding cricketer, who 20 years later broke Gavaskar's world record of 34 Test centuries.

In 1988, when he was just under 16, he scored 100 not out in for Bombay against Gujrat. This was on his first-class debut. He then scored a century in his first appearance in the Deodhar and Duleep Trophy. Mumbai captain Dilip Vengsarkar picked him up after seeing him batting Kapil Dev in the nets. That season he was Bombay's highest run-getter. In the Irani Trophy final, He made an unbeaten century. He scored a century in all three of his Irani Trophy, Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy debuts, and became the first player to do so. He was selected for the tour of Pakistan next year.

On 11 December 1988, aged just 15 years and 232 days, Tendulkar scored 100 not out in his debut first-class match for Bombay against Gujarat, making him the youngest Indian to score a century on first-class debut. He followed this by scoring a century in his first Deodhar and Duleep Trophy. He was picked by the Mumbai captain Dilip Vengsarkar after seeing him negotiate Kapil Dev in the nets, and finished the season as Bombay's highest run-scorer. He also made an unbeaten century in the Irani Trophy final, and was selected for the tour of Pakistan next year, after just one first class season.

His first double century was for Mumbai while playing against the visiting Australian team at the Brabourne Stadium in 1998. He is the only player to score a century in all three of his Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani Trophy debuts.

In 1992, at the age of 19, Tendulkar became the first overseas born player to represent Yorkshire

Tendulkar played 16 first-class matches for the county and scored 1070 runs at an average of 46.52.



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Early career

  Raj Singh Dungarpur is credited for the selection of Tendulkar for the 1989 Indian tour of Pakistan. Tendulkar played his first Test match against Pakistan in Karachi in 1989 aged just 16. He made just 15 runs, being bowled by Waqar Younis, who also made his debut in that match, but was noted for how he handled numerous blows to his body at the hands of the Pakistani pace attack. In the final test in Sialkot, he was hit on the nose by a bouncer, but he declined medical assistance and continued to bat even as he gushed blood from it. In a 20 over exhibition game in Peshawar, Tendulkar made 53 runs off 18 balls, including an over in which he scored 28 runs off Abdul Qadir.This was later called "one of the best innings I have seen" by the then Indian captain Kris Srikkanth. In all, he scored 215 runs at an average of 35.83 in the Test series, and was dismissed without scoring a run in the only One Day International he played.

The series was followed by a tour of New Zealand in which he scored 117 runs at an average of 29.25 in, Tests including an innings of 88 in the Second Test. He was dismissed without scoring in one of the two one-day games he played, and scored 36 in the other. On his next tour, to England in 1990, he became the second youngest cricketer to score a Test century as he made 119* at Old Trafford. Wisden described his innings as "a disciplined display of immense maturity" and also wrote:

"He looked the embodiment of India's famous opener, Gavaskar, and indeed was wearing a pair of his pads. While he displayed a full repertoire of strokes in compiling his maiden Test hundred, most remarkable were his off-side shots from the back foot. Though only 5ft 5in tall, he was still able to control without difficulty short deliveries from the English paceman."

Tendulkar further enhanced his development during the 1991'1992 tour of Australia, that included an unbeaten 148 in Sydney and a century on a fast, bouncing pitch at Perth. Merv Hughes commented to Allan Border at the time that "This little prick's going to get more runs than you, AB."

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