The Indian batting maestro, Sachin Tendulkar turns 43


India’s batting legend; Sachin Tendulkar celebrated his 43rd birthday on 24 April. But, it wasn’t a normal birthday celebration with friends and family. He spent his big day by playing cricket with children of Make-A-wish India Organization at the MIG Club in Mumbai..

Sachin Tendulkar got retired from international cricket back in 2013. He played his last test match against the West Indies at the Wankhede. The legendary batsman scored 74 runs in his final innings of the test.

Sachin Tendulkar, who is also known as the Little Master in the cricket fraternity, made his test cricket debut against Pakistan at Karachi in 1989. He was only 16 years old at that time. The young lad went on to become the only test cricketer to play 200 test matches and score 15,921 runs at an average of 53.78.

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar made his ODI debut also against Pakistan in Gujranwala. He is the highest scorer in ODI history as well with 18,426 runs in 463 matches at an average of 44.83. He was the first batsman to score a double-ton in an ODI innings. He played his last One Day International also against Pakistan at Dhaka in 2012.

He also played one T20 international for India in 2006 against South Africa in Johannesburg.

Back in 2002, the great Indian batsman was named the second greatest test batsman ever, just behind the Australian legend, Don Bradman by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. He was also named the second greatest ODI batsman of all time just behind West Indian icon, Viv Richards.

He is an idol for every budding batsman in Inidia and for many growing young cricketers all around the world. He was a hard working cricketer with great work ethics and passion for the game.

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