‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar turns 45 today

KalingaTV New Network

Mumbai: India’s cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar turned 45 years old today. Fans of Tendulkar, who is known as the God of cricket, celebrated his birthday outside his residence at Perry Cross Road in Mumbai. The enthusiastic fans of the Master Blaster gathered on the spot from different parts of the city to celebrate his birthday.

Sachin, who was born on April 24, 1973 in Bombay (now Mumbai) Maharashtra, is currently associated with IPL franchise Mumbai Indians.

Having tormented the bowlers throughout his 24-year-long cricketing career, Sachin has earned the respect of almost every player he played against.

The Little Master, who donned the No 10 jersey in ODIs for the better part of his illustrious career, smashed virtually every record in the book and scored runs in every continent against any team he faced before ending an astounding career on November 14, 2013.

For his unique and spending contribution to the Indian Cricket, Tendulkar was conferred with India’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna in 2014.

Below are some of the quotes which other renowned cricketers have said about the birthday boy:

Sir Donald Bradman: I see myself when I see Sachin batting.

Matthew Hayden: I have seen God. He bats for India at number 4 in Tests.

Arjuna Ranatunga: You get him out and half the battle is won.

Rahul Dravid: Even if my grandchildren don’t remember the fact that I scored 10,000 runs in One Day and Test cricket, they will surely talk about the fact that I was a teammate of Sachin Tendulkar.

Brian Lara: Tendulkar is to cricket what Michael Jordan is to Basketball and Muhammad Ali is to Boxing

Andy Flower: There are two kinds of batsmen in the world. One, Sachin Tendulkar. Two, all the others

Mark Taylor: We did not lose to a team called India, we lost to a man called Sachin.

Hashim Amla: Nothing bad can happen to us if we’re on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it.

Shane Warne: I’ll be going to have nightmares of Sachin just running down the wicket and belting me back over the head for six. He was unstoppable.

Sir Viv Richards: I didn’t see Don but to me, in all my years associated with the game, I haven’t seen a better batsman than Sachin Tendulkar.

Wasim Akram: Cricketers like Sachin come once in a lifetime and I am privileged he played in my time.

Here is Tendulkar’s cricketing carrier as per en.wikipedia.org

Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 200 463 310 551
Runs scored 15,921 18,426 25,396 21,999
Batting average 53.78 44.83 57.84 45.54
100s/50s 51/68 49/96 81/116 60/114
Top score 248* 200* 248* 200*
Balls bowled 4,240 8,054 7,605 10,230
Wickets 46 154 71 201
Bowling average 54.17 44.48 61.74 42.17
5 wickets in innings 0 2 0 2
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/10 5/32 3/10 5/32
Catches 115 140 186 175


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