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Old 25th February 2010, 12:24   #76
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What a playa, what a playa!
Could not have happened to a nicer guy.

In India cricket is a religion and Sachin is indeed a GOD!

Take a Bow.
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But, can we compare his innings with that of Saeed Anwars? Saeed Anwar played in times when there were no power plays + it was a day and night match + the stadium was slightly bigger.
Saeed anwar also played in a belter of a Track against one of the lesser bowling line ups. Since it was a day and night match in Chennai - the Dew always played against the bowlers.The Stadium is bigger, but if you know Chennai's stadium - The Outfiled is one of the fastest in India.
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I am sorry but this just doesnt sounds right. Sachin isnt bigger than India? Demi-God he is but lets think about India first.
Hey no fret, buddy.
I was thinking SA would win the match convincingly, and hence the statement. Even though I dont follow cricket very closely, I wished no one breaks the record on the same day and make people say 'Oh yeah it was a easy pitch to bat on' and dismiss the Master.

I was surprised that the innings was flawless in every sense (no dropped catches/missed stumpings!). To achieve such a feat amidst the past fitness issues, pressure, humidity, opponent and with no help(runner) is over extraordinary. I couldnt believe when he said he wants to bat another 50 full overs to check his fitness levels . Talk of getting younger with age!

Edit1: And to hear that, (just) one pavilion on the ground will be dedicated to Sachin, is hurting. Dedicate the entire stadium to him man!

Edit2: Did he collect the balls used, during his innings as a trophy? I felt the celebration (post-match presentation) for such an innings, was damp!

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Old 25th February 2010, 13:09   #79
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mmmm, time to get my Palio 1.6 S10 a nice wax & polish treatment for this out of this world knock from Sachin

PS: any true Sachin fan out here in Bangalore willing to sponsor this wax & polish treatment
If you need some expert tips- they will come free ...even better- can join you for a DIY session and share some micro fibers for free usage!!!
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Saeed anwar also played in a belter of a Track against one of the lesser bowling line ups. Since it was a day and night match in Chennai - the Dew always played against the bowlers.The Stadium is bigger, but if you know Chennai's stadium - The Outfiled is one of the fastest in India.
Anwar also used a runner for most of his innings.
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38 years old, 21 years in International Cricket
An error, He is 36 years old, born in 1973. Finished 20 years in international cricket and will complete 21 years in november 2010.

As for number of records, if we were to list those, it would easily cross 75. I am aware of atleast 75 records and with this match it could go more.

Sorry couldn't resist the wrong information on The God of Cricket.
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Congrats Sachin...now i wanna see 300
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Congratulations Sachin 200dulkar.

You make INDIA proud and you are a Champion.

Only Champions speak off-field like the way you do, after getting 200 in a ODI and batting for full 50 overs, the little master was caught saying that the next I bat 50 overs I dont want to feel tired at the end of innings.

Hats off to u CHAMP.
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Default 10 Reasons why I hate Sachin Tendulkar

10 Reasons why I hate Sachin Tendulkar
1. He always plays a brilliant innings before my exam and hence doesn’t let me study.

2. Every time that I think of becoming an atheist, he gets into the nineties and I have no choice but to pray.

3. Every time I take a resolution not to bite my nails, he gets into the nineties and I am left with no choice but to chew on my nails.

4. He keeps all the records to himself.

5. He makes a lot more money and fame than me.

6. He costs way too much on ‘super selector’ but since I have to pick him, the rest of my team gets weakened.

7. During a match, invariably when I want to go to the bathroom, he hits a boundary and hence I have no choice but to sit and watch the replay.

8. As soon as I convince myself that God does not exist, he plays a straight drive and proves me wrong.

9. He brings the whole country to a standstill whenever he bats

10. And the last and the biggest reason why I hate Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar …

He is going to retire sometime in the future...

So hope you understand now
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Congratulations, Sachin! Wish you hold the record of the highest individual ODI innings for years to come. No one can snatch the feat of being the first to get to 200.

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Anwar also used a runner for most of his innings.
Let us not belittle Anwar's effort. He had a runner but it is within the rule of the game and without the opposite captain's approval one cannot possibly get a runner. He didn't have the home support too.

The greatest ever ODI innings in my opinion is the 189 not out by Vivian Richards against England. Almost a half of those runs were made during an unbroken 10th wicket partnership and the team total was just 272 IIRC.

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I had collected this data in a debate with few friends over Sachin.
He has added moe to it as this was done in april 09.
Still posting for reference.
Here it goes-

Since childhood the only sports person i have loved and admired is 'Sachin
Tendulkar'.
However off late had seen many people bashing him like anything.
Just a glimpse for people who think Sachin do not deserves to play for
India and is a rubbish cricketer - (If you think so i dare you to
accomplish all this mentioned below)
1. Highest Run scorer in the ODI
2. Most number of hundreds in the ODI
3. Most number of nineties in the ODI
4. Most number of man of the matches(56) in the ODI's
5. Most number of man of the series(14) in ODI's
6. Best average for man of the matches in ODI's
7. First Cricketer to pass 10000 run in the ODI
8. First Cricketer to pass 15000 run in the ODI
9. He is the highest run scorer in the world cup (1,796 at an average of
59.87 as on 20 March 2007)
10. Most number of the man of the matches in the world cup
11. Most number of runs 1996 world cup 523 runs in the 1996 Cricket World
Cup at an average of 87.16
12. Most number of runs in the 2003 world cup 673 runs in 2003 Cricket
World Cup, highest by any player in a single Cricket World Cup
13. He was Player of the World Cup Tournament in the 2003 Cricket World
Cup.
14. Most number of Fifties in ODI's 87
15. Appeared in Most Number of ODI's 407
16. He is the only player to be in top 10 ICC ranking for 10 years.
17. Most number of 100's in test's 42.
18. He is one of the three batsmen to surpass 11,000 runs in Test cricket,
and the first Indian to do so
19. In 2003, Wisden rated Tendulkar as No. 1 and Richards at No. 2 in all
time Greatest ODI player
20. In 2002, Wisden rated him as the second greatest Test batsman after Sir
Donald Bradman.
21. Tendulkar has scored 1894 runs in calendar year in ODIs, most by any
batsman
22. He has the least percentage of the man of the matches awards won when
team loses a match. Out of his 56 man of the match awards only 5 times
India has lost.
23. Tendulkar has most number of the man of match awards(10) against
Australia
24. In November 2006, Time magazine named Tendulkar as one of the Asian
Heroes.
25. In December 2006, he was named "Sports person of the Year
26. Tendulkar was the first batsman in history to score over 50 centuries
in international cricket
27. Tendulkar was the first batsman in history to score over 75 centuries
in international cricket:90 centuries
28. Has the most overall runs in cricket, (ODIs Tests Twenty20s).
29. Most number of runs in test cricket
30. Sachin Tendulkar with Sourav Ganguly hold the world record for the
maximum number of runs scored by the opening partnership.
31. the only player ever to cross the 13,000-14,000 and 15,000 run marks IN
ODI.
32. Highest individual score among Indian batsmen (186* against New Zealand
at Hyderabad in 1999) and listed as the fifth highest score recorded in ODI
matches
33. Tendulkar has scored over 1000 ODI runs against all major Cricketing
nations.
34. Sachin was the fastest to reach 10,000 runs taking 259 innings and has
the highest batting average among batsmen with over 10,000 ODI runs
35. Consecutive ODI Appearances: 185
36. On his debut, Sachin Tendulkar was the second youngest debutant in the
world.
37. When Tendulkar scored his maiden century in 1990, he was the second
youngest to score a century
38. Tendulkar's record of five test centuries before he turned 20 is a
current world record
39. Tendulkar holds the current record (217 against NZ in 1999/00 Season)
for the highest score in Test cricket by an Indian when captaining the side
40. Tendulkar has scored centuries against all test playing nations.[7] He
was the third batman to achieve the distinction after Steve Waugh and Gary
Kirsten
41. Tendulkar has 4 seasons in test cricket with 1000 or more runs - 2002
(1392 runs), 1999 (1088 runs), 2001 (1003 runs) and 1997 (1000 runs).
Gavaskar is the only other Indian with four seasons of 1000 runs
42. Tendulkar is the only Indian to have scored 12000 runs in Test cricket.
43. Tendulkar is the only cricketer to have scored above 16000 runs in
ODIs.
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for the first time I was blaming Dhoni why...why? take single and give strike to Sachin, we want him to score his 200.
Entire office was in canteen and the biggest cheer came when Amla saved a boundary off Dhoni's hit which resulted in a single. That single gave strike to Tendulkar. When 200 came, there was less cheer and more of relief for everyone.

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10. And the last and the biggest reason why I hate Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar …

He is going to retire sometime in the future...
He is never going to retire from our collective consciousness. He has been such a unifying force in this divided country.
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When Sachin Tendulkar travelled to Pakistan to face one of the finest bowling attacks ever assembled in cricket, Michael Schumacher was yet to race a F1 car, Lance Armstrong had never been to the Tour de France, Diego Maradona was still the captain of a world champion Argentina team, Pete Sampras had never won a Grand Slam.

When Tendulkar embarked on a glorious career taming Imran and company, Roger Federer was a name unheard of; Lionel Messi was in his nappies, Usain Bolt was an unknown kid in the Jamaican backwaters. The Berlin Wall was still intact, USSR was one big, big country, Dr Manmohan Singh was yet to "open" the Nehruvian economy.

It seems while Time was having his toll on every individual on the face of this planet, it excused one man. Time stands frozen in front of Sachin Tendulkar. We have had champions, we have had legends, but we have never had a Sachin Tendulkar and we never will.


Some Quotes:

"Nothing bad can happen to us if we're on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it."
- Hashim Amla, the South African batsman, reassures himself as he boards a flight.

"Sometimes you get so engrossed in watching batsmen like Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar that you lose focus on your job."
- Yaseer Hameed in pakistani newspaper.

"To Sachin, the man we all want to be"
- Andrew Symonds wrote on an aussie t-shirt he autographed specially for Sachin.

“Beneath the helmet, under that unruly curly hair, inside the cranium, there is something we don't know, something beyond scientific measure. Something that allows him to soar, to roam a territory of sport that, forget us, even those who are gifted enough to play alongside him cannot even fathom. When he goes out to bat, people switch on their TV sets and switch off their lives."
- BBC on Sachin

"Tuzhe pata hai tune kiska catch chhoda hai?"
- Wasim Akram to Abdul Razzaq when the latter dropped Sachin's catch in 2003 WC.

Sachin is a genius. I'm a mere mortal.
- Brian Charles Lara

"We did not lose to a team called India...we lost to a man called Sachin."
- Mark Taylor, during the test match in Chennai (1997)

"The more I see of him the more confused I'm getting to which is his best knock."
- M. L. Jaisimha

"The joy he brings to the millions of his countrymen, the grace with which he handles all the adulation and the expectations and his innate humility - all make for a one-in-a-billion individual,"
- Glen McGrath

"I can be hundred per cent sure that Sachin will not play for a minute longer when he is not enjoying himself. He is still so eager to go out there and play. He will play as long as he feels he can play,"
- Anjali Tendulkar

"Even my father's name is Sachin Tendulkar."
- Tendulkar's daughter, Sara, tells her class her father's name after the teacher informs them of a restaurant of the same name in Mumbai.

Question: Who do you think as most important celebrity ?

Shah Rukh Khan: There was a big party where stars from bollywood and cricket were invited. Suddenly, there was a big noise, all wanted to see approaching Amitabh Bachhan. Then Sachin entered the hall and Amitabh was leading the queue to get a grab of the GENIUS!!
- Shah Rukh Khan in an interview.

“India me aap PrimeMinister ko ek Baar Katghare me khada kar sakte hain..Par Sachin Tendulkar par Ungli nahi utha Sakte.. “
- Navjot Singh Sidhu on TV

He can play that leg glance with a walking stick also.
- Waqar Younis

'I Will See God When I Die But Till Then I Will See Sachin'
- A banner in Sharjah

Sachin Tendulkar has often reminded me of a veteran army colonel who has many medals on his chest to show how he has conquered bowlers all over the world. I was bowling to Sachin and he hit me for two fours in a row. One from point and the other in between point and gully. That was the last two balls of the over and the over after that we (SA) took a wicket and during the group meeting i told Jonty (Rhodes) to be alert and i know a way to pin Sachin. And i delivered the first ball of my next over and it was a fuller length delevery outside offstump. And i shouted catch. To my astonishment the ball was hit to the cover boundary. Such was the brilliance of Sachin. His reflex time is the best i have ever seen. Its like 1/20th of a sec. To get his wicket better not prepare. Atleast u wont regret if he hits you for boundaries.
- Allan Donald

"Sachin cannot cheat. He is to cricket what (Mahatma) Gandhiji was to politics. It's clear discrimination. "
- NKP Salve, former Union Minister when Sachin was accused of ball tempering

There are 2 kind of batsmen in the world. One Sachin Tendulkar. Two all the others.
- Andy Flower
"I have seen god, he bats at no.4 for India"
- Mathew Hayden

The best one.
On a train from Shimla to Delhi, there was a halt in one of the stations. The train stopped by for few minutes as usual. Sachin was nearing century, batting on 98. The passengers, railway officials, everyone on the train waited for Sachin to complete the century. This Genius can stop time in India!!
- Peter Rebouck - Aussie journalist
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That is an excellent Read, especially the first 2 paragraphs. Just shows you how long he has been around.
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Wow! Thats a beautiful composition & compilation. I was dumbfounded reading all those quotes from other players and non-players. What a man!
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