Sachin Tendulkar made his international debut at the age of 16. From Little Master to Master Blaster, From a boy with billion dreams to The god of cricket, there has been a long journey of 24 years. This journey gave us an infinite number of memories and moments to remember. Some cricket fans were actually Sachin fans only, they just viewed cricket to view Sachin’s game. For those fans, the world came to an end on Dec 23rd, 2012 with the retirement of master blaster.
Here, we are listing some of the best memorable innings of The Sachin Tendulkar-
1. First Ever Double Century In ODIsThis match of India against South Africa at Gwalior was a golden match in history of ODI cricket. Media has started the conjectures about the retirement of Sachin, but Sachin silenced all the critics by this unbelievable knock. With the first hundred in 90 balls, he was able to score another 100 in 57 balls only.
2. 139 in India vs Australia, 2001With his 28th ODI century, Sachin became the first batsman to score 10000 in ODIs across the world. Little Master Sachin crushed Australian bowlers and made the new record in the cricket history.
3. 118 in India vs Pakistan, 1996After losing one match each to Pakistan and South Africa, this match brought a lot of pressure on the Indian cricket team with the condition of must win. With this tremendous pressure on the head, Sachin was able to score a big 118 with a great partnership of 232 runs with Navjot Singh Sidhu, India crossed the mark of 300 for the very first time.
4. Opener For The First TimeIn the India vs New Zealand match, 1994, Sidhu was not fit and therefore, Sachin was asked to open. Certainly, Sidhu would be happy for this fortunate accident, because, Sachin in his very long career was opening batsman for the very first time and made a remarkable 82 runs in just 43 balls, including 15 fours and 2 sixes.
5. 186 in India vs New Zealand, 1999- 2000This one is among the best performance of Master Blaster for the die hard fans of Sachin. He scored a ‘huge’ 186 in just 150 balls with 3 splendid sixes which ultimately made India to win this match by 174 runs.
6. 98 in India vs Pakistan, 2003Too much pressure on Indian team led to a great and remarkable inning of Tendulkar. There was a lot of hype about Sachin vs Akram, Shoaib, Waqar Younis. He thrashed all the three stars of Pakistan.
7. Breaking of Sunil Gawaskar’s test recordSunil Gawaskar, another legend in the world of cricket, had the record of most test centuries until this match. Sachin scored his 35th test century in the match against Sri Lanka(109) in 2005.
8. 100th 100Wow, what a sensational moment for all the cricket fans and the god of cricket himself. He scored 100th century against Bangladesh in Asia cup, 2012. This century of century took a long year wait, but patience definitely tastes sweet.
9. 2011 world cup finalsAfter 28 years, India won world cup by defeating Sri Lanka and the moment after the match, when the Indian cricket team lifted Sachin up holding the world cup trophy was really a mesmerising moment and emotional as well. Certainly, it could be said that, no Indian team lover can hold back their tears at that amazing moment. Those goose bumps can never be explained with words.