Tuesday, April 24, 2007

happy birthday sachin!

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, born 24 April 1973) is a current Indian cricketer who was rated by Wisden (2002) as the second greatest Test batsman ever after Sir Don Bradman. He made his international debut in 1989 and holds several batting records in both Test Cricket and ODI Cricket. A perennial crowd-favorite, he is the only Indian cricketer to receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest sporting honour for his performance in 1997-1998. Many commentators and fellow players regard him as one of the greatest batsmen the game has seen.

Tendulkar was named after his family's favourite music director Sachin Dev Burman. His father Ramesh Tendulkar was a Marathi novelist. He was encouraged to play cricket by his elder brother, Ajit Tendulkar. Sachin Tendulkar married Anjali Tendulkar, the paediatrician daughter of Gujarati industrialist Anand Mehta. They have two children, Sara and Arjun. Tendulkar sponsors 200 under-privileged children, every year through Apnalaya, a Mumbai-based NGO associated with his mother-in-law, Annaben Mehta. He is reluctant to speak about this, or other charitable activities, choosing to preserve the sanctity of his personal life despite the overwhelming media interest in him.

BATTING STYLE:right handed batsman
BOWLING STYLE:right arm leg break
right arm off break
right arm slow medium

Matches: 135 384
Runs scored: 10,668 14,847
Batting average: 54.70 44.05
100s/50s 35/44 41/77
Top score: 248* 186*
Balls bowled: 3,330 7,709
Wickets 38 148
Bowling average 50.68 43.79
5 wickets in innings 0 2
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/10 5/32
Catches/stumpings 85/0 115/0

wishing you a very happy 34th birthday sachin...may you make a thunderous comeback!


Rajeev said...

Sachin fan eh!

Peace & Love

phoenix said...

@rajeev :D

Shruti said...

hey, nice coverage...

Lisa Francisco said...

us americans know nothing about cricket and probably never will.... :)