The legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar who took cricket at the age of eleven is regarded as God of the Cricket. Nothing new right- many of you might know this but do you know the reason behind this. No, right – so today let’s understand the reason:-
There are many players like Sir Donald Bradman, Brian Lara, Glenn Mcgrath, and Shane Warne who came but couldn’t snatch the title “God of Cricket” from Sachin Tendulkar because he got this title because of his spectacular performance in his career.
Not only in numbers but also in terms of longevity, Sachin has been able to beat everyone.
Sachin Tendulkar Records In International Cricket
Sachin can make an irreplaceable place in everyone’s heart with his calm nature. The making century might seem easy for today’s generation but when Sachin started his career things weren’t good as players used to get into arguments whenever they were sledded.
Sachin started to get recognized as the God of Cricket after he started to smash all the cricket records bringing a tsunami to the world of cricket.
Sachin Tendulkar’s IPL record
Legend Brian himself named Sachin as “Bradman of the modern era”.
Our “Little Master” justifies his God of Cricket title by making a benchmark of 200 test matches, 15, 921 runs, 51 centuries, and 10 nineties in the longest format while a benchmark of 2058+ boundaries has been set for test matches.
Apart from this Tendulkar is the first cricketer to reach 15000 runs.
Sachin is the most promising player I have ever come across as he never had any problem when the ODI format was introduced and he had to change his playing style.
Master Blaster also holds the record of scoring 1894 runs in ODI format in a calendar year. He had a career of 22 years and 91 days in the ODI format, which is the longest period today. Apart from this, he hit most boundaries i.e. 2016 and half centuries counting to 145 in ODI. He is also the fastest player to reach 18000 runs in ODI.
Referring to all the above reasons it is clear that Sachin deserves to be the God of Cricket.
Prominent Sayings And Quotes On God Of Cricket
With a career spanning nearly 24 years, Sachin has given many reasons to follow his techniques with involving in any controversies. Because of all this Sachin has been bestowed with the following
“The joy he brings to the millions of his countrymen, the grace with which he handles all the adulation and the expectations and his innate humility – all make for a one-in-a-billion individual.” – former Australian bowler Glen McGrath.
“He can play that leg glance with a walking stick also.” – former Pakistan bowler Waqar Younis.
“We won with ten but lost to one.” – former Australian captain Steve Waugh.
“He’s been in form longer than some of our guys have been alive.”- former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori.
“I don’t know cricket; I don’t know how Sachin plays. But I still try to watch him playing because I want to know why my country’s economy goes down 0.5% when he’s batting.” – former US President Barack Obama.
“I have seen God, he bats at no. 4 for India.” – former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden.
“There are two kinds of batsmen in the world. One, Sachin Tendulkar. Two, all the others.” – former Zimbabwe player Andy Flower.
“Beneath the helmet, under that unruly curly hair, inside the cranium, there is something we don’t know, something beyond scientific measure.
Something that allows him to soar, to roam a territory of sport that, forget us, even those who are gifted enough to play alongside him cannot even fathom. When he goes out to bat, people, switch on their television sets and switch off their lives.” – England news broadcaster BBC.
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