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sachin tendulkar

November 29, 2009

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.

In 2002, Wisden ranked him the second greatest Test batsman of all time, next to Donald Bradman. The second greatest one day international (ODI) batsman of all time, next to Viv Richards.

In September 2007, the Australian leg spinner Shane Warne rated Tendulkar as the greatest player he has played with or against.

He is sometimes referred to as Little Master or Master Blaster.

Tendulkar is the highest run scorer in both Test matches and ODIs, and also the batsman with the most centuries in either form of the game.

The first player to score fifty centuries in all international cricket combined, he now has eighty-eight international centuries.

On November 20, 2009, Tendulkar passed 30,000 runs in international 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.

Tendulkar has been honored with the Padma Vibhushan award, India’s second highest civilian award, and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India’s highest sporting honor.

Sunil Gavaskar, one of the greatest Indian Test batsmen, regarded as Tendulkar as being the “closest thing to batting perfection.”

Shane Warne had mentioned a decade back, “I’ll be going to bed having nightmares of Sachin just running down the wicket and belting me back over the head for six.

He was unstoppable. I don’t think anyone, apart from Don Bradman, is in the same class as Sachin Tendulkar. He is just an amazing player.”

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

Viv Richards said “He is 99.5 percent perfect. I’d pay to see him.”

Brian Lara said “You know genius when you see it. And let me tell you, Sachin is pure genius.”

Barry Richards said “Sachin is cricket’s God.”

Richard Hadlee believes Sachin Tendulkar is the greatest batsman ever to grace the game.

Steve Waugh has said in the past that Tendulkar will go down in history as the best ever batsman after Bradman.

Allan Donald considers Tendulkar to be the best batsman he has ever bowled to.

Ricky Ponting too believes that Tendulkar is the best batsman he has seen or played against.

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