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Why Sachin Tendulkar is called God of Cricket

Cricket is somewhat like a religion and moreover an emotion altogether in India. You pick our every nook and corner in the country and you will find kids playing cricket and wanting to follow it ahead. The popularity has increased over the years, and when cricket pops up there is one name always taken in the same breath ‘Sachin Tendulkar’.

The ‘God of Cricket’ in India and an icon of the game. No one else can play the straight drive with the same elegance as the Little Master. No one else will rule the game like he did; the first batsmen to score a double ton in ODIs and the first cricketer to slam 100 international tons.

Apart from his attitude and personality he has created unthinkable records in the field, with a career spanning 24 years, the Master Blaster has made a place in every Indian’s heart. Also, in 1992, Tendulkar became the first overseas player to represent Yorkshire, which before Tendulkar joining the team, never selected even the English players.

He is always calm on the field and usually does his bat do all the talking. The achievements and records created by Tendulkar is something anyone can only dream of.

Lets have a look of some of the records created by Sachin Tendulkar:

  • Highest number of Test runs (15,921)
  • Highest number of ODI runs (18,426)
  • Highest number of International runs (34,357)
  • Highest runs in World Cups (2,278)
  • Highest number of runs in a single World Cup (673)
  • Highest 100s in Test (51)
  • Highest 100s in ODIs (49)
  • Highest 100s in International games (100)
  • Highest number of 100s in World Cup (6)
  • Highest 50s in Test (68)
  • Highest 50s in ODIs (96)
  • Highest 50s in International matches (164)
  • MOM in ODIs (62)
  • MOM in World Cups (9)
  • Man of the Series in 2003 World Cup
  • First double centurion
  • First to 25,000 international runs

An inspiration to cricketers like Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul etc. Sachin Tendulkar will go down as a major and classy player of the cricketing world and will surely influence generations to come.




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