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Saturday, April 23, 2011


Sachin's 38 memorable moments

 lists  OF 38 Sachin Tendulkar moments in the last one year on the batting maestro's 38th birthday today

1.April 25
Scores 48 for Mumbai Indians in the IPL2010 final against Chennai Super Kings, but ends up on the losing side.
2. May 4
Joins Twitter, the online social platform. Within a day, he has more than 85,000 followers.

3. July 23
Clarifies that there is no truth in his blood being a part of the book, 'Tendulkar Opus' which will be released in time for the 2011 World Cup.

4.July 29
Scores his fifth double century to bail India out against Sri Lanka at Colombo (SSC) after fielding for two days.
5.August 3
Becomes the most capped player in Test history at Colombo (PSS), surpassing Steve Waugh's tally of 168 matches.
6.August 14
20th anniversary of his first Test ton versus England at Old Trafford in 1990 this day. The champagne bottle that he received as man of the match was opened in 1998 for his daughter Sara's first birthday, he reveals.
7.September 3
Becomes honorary group captain of the Indian Air Force (IAF) for his contribution
to cricket. (pic above)
8.September 20
Becomes the only player to get shortlisted in all three major categories (cricketer of the year, Test player of the year & ODI player of the year) for the seventh annual
ICC awards.
9.October 3
Becomes first batsman to aggregate 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year on SIX occasions, moving ahead of Brian Lara, Matthew Hayden and Ricky Ponting, who have done this five times each.
10.October 6
Won his first ICC award - the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy - by being named the Cricketer of the Year during the ICC award ceremony in Bangalore.
11.October 10
Becomes first batsman to aggregate 14,000 runs in Test cricket (vs Australia at Bangalore).
12.October 11
Scores his sixth Test hundred in the year 2010 - most for an Indian in a calendar year.
13.October 11
Reaches his hundred against Australia at Bangalore with a six off Nathan Hauritz - for the fifth time he was performing the feat of scoring a hundred with a six - most by any batsman in Tests surpassing Englishman Ken Barrington's tally of four
such instances.
14.October 11
Becomes first batsman to complete 6,000 international runs (Tests + ODIs+ T20Is) against one particular country (Australia).
15.October 14
Claims top spot in ICC Test rankings for the first time since 2002.
16.December 19
Becomes first batsman to score 50 Test centuries (vs South Africa at Centurion).
17.December 29
Witnesses his second Test match win in South Africa, when India beats South Africa on the fourth day by 87 runs at Kingsmead, Durban.
18.December 29
Ends the year 2010 with an aggregate of 1,562 runs in Test cricket - the highest tally for an Indian batsman in a calendar year in Test cricket.
19.January 4
Scores 146 at Cape Town helping India to a draw - their first- series on South African soil.
20.January 12
Becomes the player with longest career span in ODIs at Durban, surpassing Pakistan's Javed Miandad' career span of 20 years 273 days.
21.February 19
Becomes most capped player in ODIs in the World Cup opening game v/s Bangladesh,
surpassing Sanath Jayasuriya's tally of 444 matches.
22.February 19
Becomes only the second player to appear in SIX World Cups after Pakistan's Javed Miandad.
23.February 27
Scores 120 off 115 balls in India's total of 338 against England in a World Cup match
24.February 27
Later that night, his century does not end up being a match-winning one as the game ends in a tie.
25.March 9
Becomes first player to score 2,000 runs in WC in the match against Netherlands.
26.March 12
Scores 111 off 101 balls in India's total of 338 against South Africa at Bangalore in a World Cup match.
27.March 12
Crosses 2,000 ODI runs against South Africa. Reportedly, reads the riot act in the dressing room as India collapse to defeat.
28.March 24
Scores 53 off 68 balls in the World Cup quarter-final against Australia at Ahmedabad.
29.March 24
Becomes first batsman to aggregate 18,000 runs in ODIs.
30.March 24
Scores 94th ODI half century, 14th in World Cups.
31.March 30
Top scores with 85 runs in the World Cup semi-final game against Pakistan at Mohali.
32.April 2
Finally, after five editions, he experiences a World Cup triumph. He gets carried by teammates after India beat Sri Lanka at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium in the World Cup final.
33.April 4Tells MiD DAY in an interview that the dream of winning the 2011 World Cup started
after the 2007 disaster.
34.April 13
The 148th edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, regarded as the bible of cricket, names Sachin Tendulkar as the leading cricketer in the world for the year 2010.
35.April 15Scores his maiden hundred in Twenty20 cricket - unbeaten 100 off 66 balls against Kochi Tuskers Kerala at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.
36.April 20Hits the 1 million-follower mark on Twitter. Only Indian celeb to do so.
37.April 22Enjoys the satisfaction of beating Chennai Super Kings, captained by MS Dhoni in the IPL league match in Mumbai.
38.April 23Tendulkar, an ardent devotee of the 85-year-old Sathya Sai Baba prays for his quick recovery.


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