Sachin Tendulkar Cricket
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Dec 9, 2005
India's Sachin Tendulkar celebrated becoming cricket's most prolific Test century scorer when he hit his 35th ton against Sri Lanka.
Tendulkar brought up the world record with a single off Chaminda Vaas in fading light as play ended on the first day of the second Test in Delhi. He surpasses the record held by compatriot Sunil Gavaskar. India ended the day on 245-3 with VVS Laxman hitting 69 and Sourav Ganguly unbeaten on 39.
Tendulkar, who had not been in great batting form since returning from a six-month injury absence, took 177 balls for his century, hitting 13 fours and a six along the way. And he reached the milestone in 125 Tests, the same amount Gavaskar took to score 34 centuries.
I know my batting : Sachin
Jan 31, 2007
Having silenced his critics with a classy one-day international century, Sachin Tendulkar today said he had been in the game long enough to know about his batting and never paid heed to others views.
"I always bat as I feel is the correct way to bat. I have played long enough to know what is good for me. I do not want to know what others are thinking," Tendulkar said after India's 160-run win in the fourth and final one-dayer against the West Indies here.
Tendulkar, who faced criticism during India's tour of South Africa, hit a 76-ball 100 for his 41st one-day hundred.
"I always knew that I was batting well and getting decent scores, but somehow was not converting them into big scores. It was important for us today," said the Mumbaikar who was adjudged Man of the Match as well as the series which India won 3-1.
Sachin Tendulkar signs up with Canon
Nov 7, 2006
Sachin Tendulkar has signed another multi-million dollar deal even as Team India gets ready to rake in more moollah with the 2007 World Cup.
He will now feature as the global brand ambassador of Japanese digital imaging solutions company Canon.
Tendulkar's 'disconnect' with Airtel had hogged the headlines recently, but that's something the Japanese camera makers are not too worried about
"Right now, we need to make a strong brand recognition," said Alok Bharadwaj, VP, Canon India.
The new deal will see the Master Blaster endorse the brand along with tennis star Maria Sharapova.
Sachin hits out at Aussies
Nov 6, 2006
Sachin Tendulkar has indirectly hit out at triumphant Australian captain Ricky Ponting and his teammates' behaviour during the prize distribution ceremony after the ICC Champions Trophy final against the West Indies at the Brabourne Stadium.
Eager to take hold of the trophy and pose for the cameras with his teammates, Ponting was seen tapping BCCI President Sharad Pawar on the shoulder as a gesture to leave the stage.
Tendulkar, saying he had heard about the incident from others, termed it an unpleasant experience and "uncalled for" behaviour against a person who was dear to all the cricketers.
"I wasn't watching the proceedings because I was traveling, but from what I heard it was an unpleasant experience which was uncalled for ," the ace batsman said.
"Firstly, it should not have happened. It's important to show respect to the person who is so dear to the cricketers and is involved with cricket. So it's good that we avoid such incidents," he said in response to a specific query.
Shane Warne picks Tendulkar, Lara as best batsmen
Oct 1, 2005
Having reached the twilight of his career, spin wizard Shane Warne yearns for a Test hundred even as he picks Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara as the two best batsmen of his era and hardest to bowl at.
"Im proud of what Ive achieved in cricket. I dont usually set too many personal goals, but a Test hundred is still something Id like. Ive messed up my six best chances," Warne told Observer sports monthly in an interview.
"There are a lot of statistics linked to me, most of which I dont worry about - being hit for the most sixes in international cricket, for example - while having the most Test wickets is obviously great.
"The one statistic that does annoy me is having the most Test runs in the history of the game without a hundred. I dont like that."
The 37-year-old worlds highest Test wicket-taker interestingly holds the record of accumulating most Test runs (2958) without having scored a hundred. His highest has been 99 he scored in Perth in 2001-02 against New Zealand. He had scored 11 fifties and has a batting average of 16.61.
Warne also said Indias master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and current West Indies captain Brian Lara were the hardest batsmen to bowl at.
"The hardest batsmen would be Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar, the two best of my era," said the Hampshire captain. He, however, said South African Daryll Cullinan was his favourite prey batsman and thought he could get him out every ball.
All eyes on Sachins Tendulkar as crucial tri-series starts
Aug 13, 2005
All eyes will be on Sachin Tendulkar as the Indian teams 2006-07 cricket season starts with the Unitech Cup triangular series, which will begin with a Sri Lanka-South Africa match here Monday.
Tendulkar will be the centre of attraction as he is making a comeback after a right shoulder injury that forced him to miss 14 one-day internationals (ODIs) and four Tests in his four-and-half-month absence since March when he was operated upon in London.
The 33-year-old maestro will, however, not be seen in action here till Wednesday when India play their first match against Sri Lanka, a day-night affair at the R. Premadasa Stadium, one of the two venues of the seven-match competition.
Captain Rahul Dravid acknowledged that Tendulkars mere presence in the team in enough to boost the players.
India, now ranked fourth on the International Cricket Councils ODI Championship table, badly need Tendulkar as their fine ODI run was checked by the West Indies in May. India, then ranked third, lost 1-4 in the Caribbean and slipped by one place.
Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.