Sachin’s First Century

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Sachin’s First Century

Sachin is a former Indian cricketer, who played cricket for the past 24 years to India. He was born on 24 April 1973 to Ramesh Tendulkar and Rajni. Ramesh Tendulkar named him after his favorite music director, Sachin Dev Burman. At the age of eleven (1984), his brother Ajit introduced young Sachin to Ramakant Achrekar, a famous cricket coach.

In the Team of 90’s

Raj Singh Dungarpur, the chairman of the selection committee, had floated his vision to the “team of the ’90s”, beginning with Mohammad Azharuddin as the captain including young players like Anil Kumble, Sanjeev Sharma and Sachin.

First International Career

Tendulkar made his Test debut against Pakistan in Karachi in November 1989 at the age of 16 years and 205 days. At the beginning he made just 15 runs. But he scored 215 runs at an average of 35.83 in that Test series. Thus Sachin Tendulkar became the youngest player to debut for India in the Tests. Then Sachin get participated in the next series held at New Zealand. This series was followed by the tour of England.

Match at Old Trafford

In July 1990, the Indian team reached England. India lost its first match in this series. The second match held at Old Trafford. England’s batsmen were in terrific form again with a score of 519. It was Sachin’s ninth test match and he scored a commendable 68 in the first innings.

India had to score 408 to win against a bowling attack featuring Devon Malcolm, Angus Fraser and Eddie Hemmings. When Sachin came to bat, India were 109/4 with players scored as Sidhu (0), Shastri(12), Manjekar(50), Vengsarkar(32). After losing Azharuddin and Kapil Dev quickly, he combined with Manoj Prabhakar.

At this stage India were 183 for 6 with time remaining of two and a half hours. Every now and then he would walk down the track to his partner to discuss about it. He attacked the bowlers by raising the balls to long length and make them lose their power. They hit a wonderful unbeaten partnership of 160 runs for seventh-wicket. He had 119 runs to his name and Manoj Prabhakar had 67 not out. At last India claim a famous draw with score of 343 for six even the defeat loomed large. Thus Tendulkar achieved his first century in 14 Aug 1990 saving India from losing the match.

He is the only player to have scored one hundred international century and the first batsman to score a double century in a One Day International cricket. Even though Sachin is at the top, he has a great attitude to respect every one. He is the man of breaking the international batting record.

Sachin’s First Century

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