The boy who has started his career at the age of sixteen has changed the definition of Cricket, who has made excellence as his habit is "Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar". He made his first century after 70 matches, and now he is the person with more number of centuries in tests and ODI's. The highest run getter in Tests and ODI's. The only person to score a double century in the ODI matches. Hence, there is no more records are left to break for him except the highest score in tests. There is a saying "Whatever be the crime do it when Tendulkar is playing, because at that time God also watch His game". That is the strength he has in him. The names under his belt are little master and Master Blaster. There is no hesitation calling him by those names. The only player of the present team included in the Bradman's Eleven. Apart from this he has national awards like Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Padma Vibhushan with him.
He has shown his talent in the Domestic career too. He was the first young player to score a century at the domestic level. He is the only player to score a century in Dulip Trophy, Ranji Trophy and Irani Trophy Debut. He did it in his school days by making a huge partnership with Vinod Kambli which was a great record at that age. He is the only player to score fifty centuries in cricket (Including Test & ODI's). So many records under his belt and not tired yet.
He is in the team from Two Decades. It shows his commitment, Dedication, Sincerity, and Passion towards cricket. He has faced up and downs in his life, but he surpassed all that with confidence of success. He dedicated his life to play for India. He always says that, he is really proud to play for India. And it's really great that we have such a great player in our country. He is being an inspiration for the young players. He is a Role Model for everyone. By looking at his dedication and Honesty we can learn a lot.
He has faced many comments while he was in failure, but he has given answers to those with his game only. At the age of 37 he was in the field for 50 over's to make a double century. It shows his dedication and determination to do that. In the modern day of cricket also he updates himself. For ex: The t20 IPL which is a sign of Modern day cricket, he has scored the highest runs in it with 542 in 12 matches which is a tough task to do that. It shows that he is determined to do anything for cricket.
While he was leading Indian cricket team he faced lot of comments, but he has cleared all these with a great comeback. He has shown that he not only plays game of cricket but also he takes it as a challenge to achieve. After the injury of the tennis elbow most of the people thought that he cannot come back, but with his passion and dedication he repositioned himself as a Brand of Indian Cricket. He has updated himself with the new techniques to play for the new bowlers. He has tools to play differently according to the game. For Ex: He plays differently in t20, ODI's and Tests.
He shows the young players to check out with the shots, placements and timing while he is batting. He has changed his game to prove his experience. The present day style of his batting is really great to watch. He is the ICON player.
He has lot of achievements under his belt, such as
Awards: Arjuna Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Padma Shri, Padma Vibhushan, Maharashtra Bhushan from Government of India.
Records: Highest Run getter in ODI and Test, Highest Number of fifties & Centuries in Test and ODI's, Double Century in ODI, Highest Run getter in IPL 3, Highest Run Scorer in 2003 world cup, Man of the match 60 times in ODI and Man of the Series 14 times, In test match MOM 13 , MOS 4 times.
By looking at the above discussion there is no hesitation to call him as a Legend of present day Cricket.
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