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5 Interesting Facts about Sachin Tendulkar


Sachin Tendulkar  •  19 Apr, 2023  •  7,587 Views  •  ⭐ 1.0

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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The world of cricket has witnessed many greats, but there's one name that stands tall above the rest – Sachin Tendulkar. On his birthday, let's dive into the life of the man who changed the face of cricket and gave us innumerable moments of joy. Here are five interesting facts about the legend that you may not know, celebrating his achievements, personal life, and personality.

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The Youngest Debutant in International Cricket

Sachin Tendulkar's debut In International Cricket
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Sachin Tendulkar made his international debut at the tender age of 16 against Pakistan in 1989. This milestone in his career made him the youngest Indian to debut in Test cricket. He went on to play a record 200 Test matches and 463 One-Day Internationals, scoring an astonishing 34,357 runs in total – a record that remains unbroken to this day.

A Collection of Records

Sachin Tendulkar: ICC Cricket World Cup record-breaker
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Sachin's illustrious career is adorned with many records, some of which may never be broken. He scored 100 international centuries (51 in Tests and 49 in ODIs), a feat that remains unmatched. Tendulkar was also the first cricketer to score a double century in ODIs, achieving this feat against South Africa in 2010. Among many other records, he holds the title of the highest run-scorer in both Test and ODI cricket.

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The Desert Storm Innings

Sachin Tendulkar and world records – a hand in glove relationship | Sports  News,The Indian Express
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One of the most memorable moments in Sachin's career was his innings against Australia in the 1998 Sharjah Cup. Famously known as the "Desert Storm," Sachin's back-to-back centuries (143 and 134) in the tournament not only helped India qualify for the final but also won them the cup. His performance in the scorching heat of Sharjah left fans and cricket pundits in awe, solidifying his status as the "Master Blaster."

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