Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Sachin Tendulkar and a close friend had a record unfinished partnership of 664 which took their name to the Wisden Book of Cricket Records. Who was the close friend?||Sachin Tendulkar
Vinod Kambli. Sachin scored 329* and Vinod Kambli scored 349* in the total of 752 for 2 dec., in a school match.
|Before he decided to become a batsman, what did Sachin Tendulkar want to become as a cricketer?||Sachin Tendulkar
Fast bowler. Thank god he chose to become a batsman!
Virender Sehwag . Virender Sehwag has been said to resemble Sachin a lot and a lot has been made of him by the media.
|Sachin Tendulkar was the first player to score 10,000 runs in One Day Internationals. Whose record did he break?||Sachin Tendulkar
Mohammad Azharuddin. Sachin Tendulkar scored his 10,000th run against Australia when he scored 36. He went on to score 139!
|Which late cricketing legend considered Sachin as his modern incarnation?||Sachin Tendulkar
Sir DG Bradman. "I saw him playing on the television and was struck by his technique, so I asked my wife to come and look at him. Now I never saw myself play, but I feel that this player is playing my the sameas I used to play, and she looked at himon television and said yes, there is a similarity between the two ... his compactness, technique, stroke production ... it all seemed to gel!" Sir Donald G. Bradman.
Gujarat. Sachin made a century on debut against Gujarat.
24th April 1973. Sachin Tendulkar was born on 24 April 1973 in Mumbai.
|What is the correct combination for highest score for Sachin in Tests and One-dayers in order?||Know Sachin Tendulkar!
248* & 186*. Sachin has 3 double hundreds among the 31 hundreds in Tests and 2 scores of over 150 in his 34 ODI hundreds.
|In 1998, Sachin also got his best bowling figures of 5-32 at Kochi. Against which team did he achieve this?||Know Sachin Tendulkar!
Australia. After failing with the bat, Sachin ran through the Australian middle order with his mixture of off spin and leg spin.
|Sachin Tendulkar's best year was arguably 1998. How many centuries did Sachin score in ODIs during that year?||Know Sachin Tendulkar!
9. This was the year in which Sachin scored centuries in 3 finals in a row. India won all ODI tournaments except 1 in that year.
2. He was the leading run scorer in that World Cup with 523 runs.
He became the youngest player to reach 1000 runs in Test cricket. During that season, he completed 1000 runs in One Day Internationals and Tests.
He was Yorkshire's first overseas professional. Sachin didn't have the greatest of times in Yorkshire. He averaged 40 odd, which is pretty low by his standards. He was also voted cricketer of that year.
England. Sachin scored those runs at Old Trafford, Manchester. He was the second youngest to score a century.
0. This was against Pakistan.
Pakistan. During one of the matches, Sachin was hit by a snorter from Waqar Younis, and he started bleeding after that. But the man he is, he completed his innings, scored a half century, and saved the match for India.
t. Tendulkar's grandfather was an ardant S.D.Burman fan.
Ramakant Achrekar. Achrekar also coached Pravin Amre, Vinod Kambli and Ajith Agarkar to name a few.
He is Sachin's brother. Ajith was the man behind Sachin giving up plucking mangoes and started plucking runs.
Ramesh. Ramesh Tendulkar was his father and was a Marathi poet.
April 24, 1973. Sachin Tendulkar is a Taurean.
|Sachin Tendulkar never scored a one day century against Australia in Australia, is this true or false?||Sachin Tendulkar
f. Sachin Tendulkar had never scored a century against Australia on Australian soil (though he had scored many centuries at other venues). In the Commonwealth Bank series in March 2008, he scored his first century on Australian soil scoring an unbeaten 117 to help India win the match and the CB series against Australia.
|A legendary cricketer once saw Sachin batting on television and remarked that Sachin was playing the same way as he used to do. Who was this legendary cricketer?||Sachin Tendulkar
Don Bradman. In 1996, during the World cup matches, the legendary Australian batsman Sir Donald Bradman was watching a match on TV. When he saw Sachin batting, he called his wife and said "Jessie, Jessie, come here! Look there, the batsman on television, doesn't he remind you of me?". The Don always maintained that Sachin batted just like he used to do. On his 90th birthday, Bradman invited Sachin (along with Shane Warne) for a special meeting. Tendulkar has always savoured the memories of his meeting with the Don.
|Sachin Tendulkar scored 140 in 101 balls in a 1999 world cup match against Kenya. What was special about this innings?||Sachin Tendulkar
This was the first match he played after his father's death. In the 1999 world cup, Sachin got a shock, when he learnt of the death of his father Ramesh Tendulkar. Sachin left the tournament mid-way to attend the last rites of his father, thereby missing a match. After he came back, he played the first match against Kenya and scored an unbeaten 140. He dedicated this innings to the memory of his late father.
|Sachin played in English county cricket in 1992, which team did he represent?||Sachin Tendulkar
Yorkshire. Following his impressive entry into International cricket, Sachin was offered a contract to play in English county cricket for Yorkshire. He was the first overseas born player to play for Yorkshire (another of his countless records). He played in 16 matches for Yorkshire and scored 1,070 runs at an average of 47.
Pakistan. At the age of 16, Sachin made his International debut against Pakistan when he played the first test in Karachi. The Indian captain for the series was Krishnamachari Srikkanth. He made his one day debut also against Pakistan in the same series. His performance in his debut match was not so special and he was dismissed in both matches by Waqar Younis. But he impressed in a first class match, when he took on the legendary leg spinner Abdul Qadir smashing him for sixes and fours.
Sachin scored his first International century against England in 1990 in the Old Trafford test. He impressed the world with his centuries against Australia in Sydney in Perth in the 1991-92 series.
15. Sachin Tendulkar made his first class debut playing for Mumbai against Gujarat. On his debut day, he was 15 years and 232 days old. He scored a century on his debut, creating another record. An interesting fact is that Sachin scored a century in his first Ranji trophy, Duleep trophy and Irani trophy (local tournaments in India between various states/zones) matches.
|Sachin came into the limelight when he was involved in a 600 run partnership in a school match. Who was his partner and friend, who also played for India?||Sachin Tendulkar
Vinod Kambli. During a school tournament, Sachin and his close friend Vinod Kambli put up a record partnership of 664 in 1988. It was this performance which brought Sachin into the limelight. Vinod Kambli also later played for India, but was not as successful as Sachin. Gambhir and Sehwag are from Delhi and are juniors to Sachin. Sanjay Manjrekar is Sachin's senior from Mumbai and was a close friend of Sachin. But in later years (2007 onwards), Manjrekar has been a critic of Sachin's performance.
Ramakant Achrekar. Sachin Tendulkar studied in the Sharadashram school in Mumbai. His cricketing coach was Ramakant Achrekar whose contribution was very important in the rise of Tendulkar. Reportedly, coach Achrekar was so impressed by Sachin's batting, that he would offer a coin to any bowler who would dismiss Sachin; however if no bowler could get him out, Sachin would get the coin. Sachin reportedly got 13 such coins from his coach.
Ramesh Tendulkar is Sachin's father, Ramesh incidentally named Sachin after the legendary music composer Sachin Dev Burman. Anand Mehta is Sachin's father-in-law, father of his wife Anjali.