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Sachin Tendulkar - Thirteen Coins

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Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was born April 24, 1973, in Bombay (now Mumbai), India. His father, Ramesh Tendulkar, was a language professor; he died in 1999. Sachin has two brothers and a sister. He began playing cricket at age 2 1/2, with his nanny in the family's backyard, using a broomstick for a bat. As he grew, he began playing street cricket with neighborhood children, and

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after watching the World Cup on television at age ten, he began to get serious about the game. Although left-handed, he learned to bat with his right hand as a youth. Street rules required players to bat with their nonpreferred hand to increase their chances of being eliminated. After the family moved close to Shivaji Park in Bombay, Sachin's game began to improve. At ages twelve and thirteen, he was practicing and playing school matches a total of twelve hours a day on some days. He once played fifty-four matches in a row. His coach, Ramakant Acherkar, encouraged Sachin to play his hardest by placing a rupee on top of one of his wicket stumps and offering the money to anyone who got Sachin out. If no one did, Sachin won the money. He still treasures thirteen of the coins he won in that way.

At age thirteen, Sachin scored his first century (100 runs) at school, and the following year he was invited to a net session with the Indian professional team. At age fifteen, he and a friend set a world record of runs (664) for his school, and at sixteen, Sachin was picked to play his first Test match for India against Pakistan. His father signed the papers for him, because Sachin was too young. By age seventeen, Sachin had toured New Zealand and England with the team. On the England tour he scored a match-saving 119 points, which made him the second youngest test century-maker ever. From there, his career has become better each year. On March 31, 2001, he became the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in one-day cricket, setting this record during a five-match series against Australia. He has broken the world record for maximum centuries in International cricket and continues to set records with every passing season. At the end of 2002 he was ranked third in the world in Test batting and was preparing for a forty-seven-day tour of New Zealand, after recovering from a hamstring injury.

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over 7 years ago

Sachin Tendulkar...



The maestro, The "Little Master", The "Master Blaster"; is my god... how could you complement a god... we only can praise him... thats what i do...



I hope Sachin will be able to cross the 300 runs mark in Test matches and most importantly I wish him all the luck to fulfill his dream of being the member of World Cup winning squad...



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about 8 years ago

Sachin tendulkar is the best batsmen in the universe. All of the person wants to become like him including mee. but i am a left-handed batsmen.

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almost 9 years ago

TRUE LEGEND..NO MORE WORDS TO EXPLAIN



I'M JUST 25 YRS AND WHEN I WATCHED HIS RECORD BREAKING EFFORT MY EYES WERE FILLED WITH TEARS



A TRUE CHAMPION. GREAT PHENOMENON



NO WORDS TO EXPLAIN MORE. MAY GOD BLESS THIS GREATEST CHAMPION OF THE ERA



LONG LIVE THE MASTERO

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almost 9 years ago

Sachin is the world's greatest player.he is a living legend. iIthink he should play the next world cup & bring it for india

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about 9 years ago

India's dream is sachin should play this world cup....No one is there to explain about his batting style..... esp.straight drive. I call him as bradman

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about 9 years ago

Sachin is the first player who played real cricket.

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over 9 years ago

Sachin Tendulkar is a drean of our Nation. He is a pride of our Nation. Hats off to Sachin Tendulkar....

His hardwork and his hope has taken him on top of the world, where anybody only can dream of that place....

i call him....



"The Little Master Blaster"

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over 9 years ago

SACHIN TENDULKAR is probarbably given this country the power to dream.He has shown the world what an odinary man with extraodinary courage can achieve. For the past 18 years I have seen him give his all for the country and think anybody will ever be able to step into his shoes.

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almost 10 years ago

sachin is the god of cricket world with BAT as his sword



























































































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about 10 years ago

I have seen God bat for India , his name is Sachin Tendulkar.