"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." – Albert Einstein

Sachin Tendulkar: Cricket World Cup


Full name Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

Born April 24, 1973, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Current age 37 years 309 days

Major teams India, Asia XI, Mumbai, Mumbai Indians,Yorkshire

Nickname Tendlya, Little Master

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak, Legbreak googly

Height 5 ft 5 in

Education Sharadashram Vidyamandir School

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
World Cup 38* 37 5 1829 152 57.15 2080 87.93 4 13 193 19 10 0
ODIs 445 434 41 17657 200* 44.92 20485 86.19 46 93 1933 185 134 0
List A 532 519 55 21209 200* 45.70 57 111 169 0

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
World Cup 38* 23 696 518 8 2/28 2/28 64.75 4.46 87.0 0 0 0
ODIs 445 267 8020 6817 154 5/32 5/32 44.26 5.10 52.0 4 2 0
List A 532 10196 8445 201 5/32 5/32 42.01 4.96 50.7 4 2 0

Limited Overs Career Statistics

World Cup span 1992-2011
ODI debut Pakistan v India at Gujranwala, Dec 18, 1989 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Feb 19, 2011 scorecard
List A debut 1989/90
Last List A Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Feb 19, 2011 scorecard


The most complete, the most wholesome ODI batsman of all time. And it is hardly surprising because he has lasted the longest too, now owner of practically all records that have anything to do with runs, double-centuries, centuries, or match and series awards, and by a fair margin. The batting style has evolved too. He may not quite dazzle as he did in the nineties, but the runs, the average, the strike-rate have hardly suffered as a result of his more calculated, practically risk-free approach to batting. It may not appeal to the thrill-seeking senses, but the amount of skill, the knowledge of his own game and that of the bowlers’, the intuitive feel of the field, is incredible. And to imagine he wasn’t a natural opener.
Makes scoring runs at around a run-a-ball and higher risk-free. Takes calculated risks, and innovation and tradition exist seamlessly. Brings experience worth 21 years of international cricket.
Key stats

Since the beginning of 2006, Tendulkar averages 48.94 in ODIs at a strike rate of 87.18, with eight hundreds and 22 fifties.

Thirty-three out of Tendulkar’s 46 hundreds have come in victories. When India win, he averages 57.85 at a strike rate of 90.53; in losses it comes down to 32.91, at a strike rate of 79.57.

Among teams against whom he has played more than one ODI, Tendulkar averages more than 39 versus all sides except South Africa (against whom he averages 34.36).

Tendulkar has struck 1929 fours in ODIs, which is 429 more than the next-best – Sanath Jayasuriya has 1500.

All stats updated till before the start of the 2011 World Cup.
World Cup tracker
Tendulkar is the most prolific batsman in World Cups, and is tied at the top with four centuries in five World Cups. More than the numbers, though, he has provided many highlight moments, the 98 against Pakistan in Centurion in 2003 being the best. Until the 2007 edition, which was a disaster for him and the whole Indian side, he averaged more than 42 in all four editions.
Expert view
"A solid man for a solid foundation, Tendulkar is just what that India needs to put up match-winning totals" – Sanjay Manjrekar, commentator and former India batsman


One response

  1. Dear Sachin,
    I am a retired professor from India and Canada.I am really proud of you as a World class cricteter and humanist.Ihave completed manuscript titled HIV/AIDS FOR LESS FORTUNATE-WORLD PERSPECTIVE and is being published by an Indian publisher VIKAS PUBLISHING HOUSE DELHI.
    I am requesting for a message from you and sponsoring the same from your Foundation.This manuscript is a collaborative Indo- Ameri American and Canadian medical doctors on voluntary basis.

    March 3, 2011 at 5:16 AM

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