Sunday, October 7, 2012

Cricket Icon Sachin Tendulkar's Sports Career Achievements

There has been much talk about Sachin Tendulkar's retirement from cricket in November 2012. This was a very bad news for cricket loving fans. And especially for those who are his great fans and adore him very much. He is one of the world's greatest cricketers of the history and the contemporary period and our greatest hero also for always. We are so much emotionally attached to his cricket achievements that we were unable to think of Indian cricket without him.

We watched his strokes of fours and sixes so emotionally and excitedly that we even stopped taking the breath whenever his bat met the ball. He has hit such wonderful shots. His strokes have always been well planned and very smart ones. Even the greatest bowler was afraid of his strokes and whatever tricks they employed in their bowling they were unable to beat him.

Whenever he played, the stadiums were overcrowded and those watching on TV's were glued to their sets. His fans were much emotional with their tears rolling down, that they watched his game as if they were playing the game. He has achieved so many records at such a tender age that no other great player has achieved. It is very disappointing that we miss his play now. If age did not come in the middle, he could have played for some more years.

He retired from ODI in November 2012 and from Test cricket in November 2013.

Now, if he retires what will be the future of Indian cricket we can not say definitely. But there is the saying that nothing stops because of one's exit. Cricket will continue to be played and watched even after his retirement with same emotion and anxiety. But, perhaps most of his fans may not find that much interest in the game for some period. Perhaps such brilliant strokes may not be there. The shouts of "Sachin", "Sachin" will not be there to which we have become accustomed to. Even the bowlers of other countries may not find so much enjoyment and anxiety as they felt during their bowling to Sachin.

But we should not be as much worried about cricket's future as some of us are worrying because there are still good strikers in our teams and maybe they take the reins ahead and don't leave us disappointed. We shall hope for good.

Updated as on 15/02/2018:
Now, we are witness to the fact that our Indian Cricket Sport is having many more Top Cricket Stars in our Team, year after year, and the present Indian Cricket Team being headed by our wonderful player-cum-captain, Virat Kohli has become the TopMost Team of the World.

Sachin Tendulkar's career statistics:

  1. Sachin Tendulkar Started playing cricket at his age of 9 years (He was born on 24/04/1973) and played his first Test match on 15/11/1989 against Pakistan.
  2. He played his first ODI on 18/12/1989 against Pakistan.
  3. Sachin played overall 664 internationals- 200 test matches, 463 ODIs and also One T20 match that was against South Africa.
  4. Sachin scored a total of 34347 runs from above two formats of cricket matches.
  5. Sachin was the first cricketer to score 10,000 runs in ODIs and the first player to cross each one thousand thereafter up to the mark of 15,000 runs in ODI format.
  6. He is the only player who scored 100 centuries in international cricket with 51 centuries in Test matches and 49 in ODIs.
  7. His top scores were 248 n/o in Tests and 200 n/o in ODI.
  8. He has hat overall 264 sixes in International Cricket.
  9. Sachin Retired from ODI cricket in November 2012, from T20s in October 2013 and from all forms of cricket after playing his final 200th test against West Indies on 16th November 2013 at Wankhede Stadium.
  10. Sachin Tendulkar has been honored with many awards. He got the Arjuna Award in 1994, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1998, Padma Vibhushan in 2008, and Bharat Ratna in 2014.
  11. He has been nominated as MP in Rajya Sabha and is an MP from 27th April 2012 and continuing even now.