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Sachin Tendulkar, Bio.
Born: 24th April 1973
Home: Mumbai, India
There's no doubt about it, Sachin Tendulkar is cricket royalty. The Indian superstar is lauded by many as the greatest batsman to ever step into the crease. Despite his advancing years, "The Little Master" continues to play at the highest level.
Adidas star Tendulkar's achievements over the past two decades are often used by aspiring stars as a barometer to measure themselves against. In March 2012, he made history by becoming the first player to score 100 test centuries after scoring 114 runs against Bangladesh. Tendulkar was also at the heart of India's victorious World Cup campaign in 2011, and featured in the team of the tournament.
His ability to adapt his game according to the opposition and conditions has made him a formidable opponent. And few know this better than Australia. Tendulkar has blasted his way to 20 centuries against them. He also grabbed a double century against South Africa in an ODI back in 2010.
Tendulkar announced his retirement from One Day International matches in 2012 after scoring a record 18,426 run total. He also holds the record for the most ODI appearances having turned out 463 times for India.
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Here are some of the top moments from the "Little Master's" glittering career...
2012 Becomes the first player to score 100 centuries with his total of 114 against Bangladesh
2011 Wins ICC Cricket World Cup
2011 Named in the team of the tournament at the ICC Cricket World Cup
2010 Scores a double century in India's 153 run victory over South Africa
2010 Becomes first player to score 50 test centuries
2010 Named as the ICC World Cricketer of The Year
2009 Reaches 17,000 runs in ODI matches (vs. Australia)
2008 Breaks Brian Lara's record of 11,953 test runs (vs. Australia)
2003 Named player of the tournament as India reach the ICC Cricket World Cup final
2002 Surpasses Sir Don Bradman's record of 29 test centuries
2001 Scores crucial century as India beat Australia to win series 2-1
2001 Becomes the first player to reach 10,000 runs in one-day cricket (vs. Pakistan)
1998 Scores a record 1894 runs in a calendar year
1998 Scores his first double-hundred in test series against Australia in a 2-1 series win for India
1997 Wins Wisden Cricketer of The Year award
1992 Becomes the first overseas player to sign for Yorkshire
1990 Scores his first ever century (vs. England)
1989 Makes ODI debut for India (vs. Pakistan)
1989 Makes test debut for India (vs. Pakistan)
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