Thursday, April 24, 2008
It is not an unknown fact to not only cricket fans,but also to non cricket crazy people that April 24th is the day when a revolution was thought to begin in Indian cricket batting.Still it would be one's pleasure to cite that today is the 35th birth day of master batsman Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.The man who is still playing cricket since his debut in 1989.Exactly ten years down the lane,is the most special day not only for Sachin Tendulkar,but also his fans,who were treated by his mind blowing batting to score 134 at Sharjah,is still fresh in people's minds.
Well..the recently launched T20 format of cricket is too late for Sachin Tendulkar to make a mark even in this format.Some unknown fact about include his aggregate of 435 runs-in the triangular series involving New Zealand & Australia in Sharjah,which is the best by an Indian batsman in a triangular series(may be the best in the world-not so sure).And if this man makes up his mind for the up coming world cup in the sub continent in 2011,he would become the second player after Javed Miandad to have played six world cups.Also the only Indian to have played five world cups.
With most of the batting records under his name,it would be better to cite those which are yet to be performed by this chap.Breaking Saeed Anwar's record of 194 to become the highest individual run getter in ODIs,Lara's 400*(wish that never gets broken-for the sake that even Lara enjoys the same distinction as that of Sachin),Don Bradman's record of scoring two triple hundreds and 12 double hundreds,maximum number of sixes in ODIs(currently held by Sanath Jayasuriya at 249),fastest hundred in ODIs-to break Shahid Afridi's record in 37 balls.
The day this chap retires,all leading bowlers of the world would heave a sigh of relief.