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Happy Birthday Little Master Sachin Tendulkar

The legend Sachin Tendulkar turns 46 today. Master Blaster’s, full name is Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, he was born on this day in 1973 in a Maharashtrian family in Dadar, Mumbai.

Sachin Tendulkar has aggregated the highest number of runs in Tests and ODI matches and ended his international cricketing career on a high note — by finishing off with 100 centuries. With 18,426 ODI runs and 15,921 Test cricket runs to his credit.

Tendulkar was also the first player to hit a double hundred in ODIs. He struck 200 not out off 147 balls against South Africa in Gwalior on February 24, 2010.

The Little Master has managed achievements which are far difficult to break. Sachin Tendulkar has also taken 46 Test wickets and 154 ODI wickets.

List of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar Hundreds

Country Tests ODIs
Australia 11 9
Bangladesh 5 1
England 7 2
Kenya 0 4
Namibia 0 1
New Zealand 4 5
Pakistan 2 5
South Africa 7 5
Sri Lanka 9 8
West Indies 3 4
Zimbabwe 3 5
TOTAL 51 49

Sachin Tendulkar’s Top 5 ODI Knocks

143 v Australia at Sharjah, 1998

The match was one of the classic performances of Sachin Tendulkar. Though India failed to earn the required 285 runs to win the match, Sachin’s brilliant score of 143 helped the team to find a place in the final. Ravi Shastri described it as Sachin’s best innings.

139 v Australia at Indore, 2001

The little master became the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in ODIs. He scored 139 runs off just 125 balls in his 28th ODI century.

98 v Pakistan at Centurion, 2003

Sachin Tendulkar 98 runs knock of just 75 balls in CWC2003 (Photo Credits: AFP)

Sachin himself has describe this as his best inning. India was chasing a total of 273 runs and Sachin managed to score 98 off just 75 balls. The master blaster was hitting fours to bowlers like Shoaib Akhatar, Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram with the six to Akhatar later being called as the best shot of the tournament.

175 v Australia at Hyderabad, 2009

Sachin Tendulkar 175 runs knock vs Australia (Photo Credits: AFP)

Cricket fans were murmuring the legend’s decline but Sachin came back with more aggressiveness at Hyderabad. He scored a massive 175  runs of just 141 balls. Still, India couldn’t cross the 359 score by Australia and lost by just 3 runs.

200 v South Africa at Gwalior, 2010

Sachin became the first batsman to score a double century in One Day Internationals. He achieved this feat from just 147 balls. In the match he scored 100 runs by knocking fours. India put up a score of 401 by losing just three wickets.

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