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How Sachin Tendulkar Became God of Cricket

How Sachin Tendulkar Became God of Cricket

From fabulous cricketer, Sir Donald Bradman and West Indies legend Brian Lara to former Australian greats Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne, the centuries-old game of Cricket have been graced by multitudinous stalwarts. But none of them could earn the mantle of being called the God of Cricket. So, who is the God of Cricket, and how he became that? Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar is right known as the God of Cricket for his exceptional career in the sport both in terms of figures and life.

Sachin Tendulkar records in International Cricket

FormatMatchesRunsHighest ScoreAverage100s50s
Tests20015, 921248*53.785168
ODI46318, 426200*44.834996
T20I110101000
FC31025, 396248*57.8481116
List A551538200*45.5460114
T20962797100*32.90116

Making his International debut for India in a Test match back in 1989 against Pakistan at Karachi, Sachin Tendulkar has since inspired an entire generation to pick up the willow. The Indian cricketer is a hero to numerous of the current Indian cricket platoon players like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and further. And the fact that he played over 20 times to help the coming generation lift the World Cup in 2011 is fairly unthinkable. Sachin Tendulkar boasts of some unexampled numbers in cricket, which fairly justifies him being called the God of Cricket in the world.

The Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar has played the most number of Test matches (200) among all cricketers to date, has the utmost runs (15, 921), utmost centuries (51), and utmost nineties (10) as well, in the longest format. In Test cricket, Sachin Tendulkar also holds the record for hitting the most number of boundaries (2058), incremental from being the fastest cricketer to reach 15000 runs. While the longest format was the norm in world cricket when Sachin Tendulkar came prominent, the right-handed batsman didn’t have any problem changing his playing style when ODIs came popular. The former Indian cricket platoon captain has the longest ODI career of 22 times and 91 days and still sits atop the list of utmost ODI runs scored (1894) by an individual batsman in a scheduled time. ODI was the favorite format of Sachin Tendulkar in which he scored the most half-centuries (145), hit the most boundaries (2016), and was the fastest batsman to reach 18,000 runs. Overall, Sachin Tendulkar also holds the record for winning the most Player of the Series awards, among numerous other records as well. Sachin Tendulkar couldn’t leave a mark in the T20 format as he could feature in only one T20I match. But, he was an integral part of Indian Premier League side Mumbai Indians and played some memorable knocks for them over the times, which also includes a century.

Sachin Tendulkar’s IPL record

MatchesRunsHighestAverage100s50s
78233410033.83113

Great quotes on the God of cricket Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

Over time, the cricket god has given enough reasons for suckers and former cricketing greats to carouse at his fashion, gameplay, intelligence, disposition, and success. also are some popular citations that Sachin Tendulkar has been endowed with.

“The joy he brings to the millions of his countrymen, the grace with which he handles all the adulation and the prospects and his ingrain modesty – all make for a one-in-a-billion existent.” – 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.

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“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 rate goes down 0.5 when he’s batting.” – former US President Barack Obama.

“I’ve seen God, he batons at no. 4 for India.” – former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden.

“There are two kinds of batsmen in the world. One is Sachin Tendulkar. Two, all the others.” – former Zimbabwe player Andy Flower.

“Beneath the helmet, under that unruly curled hair, inside the skull, there’s a commodity we don’t know, a commodity beyond scientific measure. a commodity that allows him to soar, to club a home of sport that, forget us, indeed those who are blessed enough to play alongside him cannot sound. When he goes out to a club, people switch on their TV sets and switch off their lives.” – England news broadcaster BBC.

Why he is the God of Cricket?

The answer to who the god of cricket is in the world is crystal clear. It’s none other than Sachin Tendulkar although new icons and heroes are arising. These records are saying that Sachin is the complete sports person to have ever played the game of Cricket in every format available on this planet ever fit for the title of the ‘God of Cricket’.

To do a similar thing, again and again, needs focus and consistency. But if a batsman scores steadily at an average of 50+ in 664 matches. 34,357 runs, 100 centuries, 164 half-centuries at an average of 51.74 in 664 international innings along with 200 international wickets as a spin bowler and 256 catches as a fielder!

It is a reality that he is not an ordinary human being. With such achievements, records, and remarkable innings in almost every department of Cricket, he has earned the Superior position of ‘God of Cricket ‘among all.

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