When this man strides to the crease, you can feel the excitement that seizes the crowd.india Updated: Nov 05, 2002 18:05 IST
Date of Birth: 24th April 1973
Test Debut:vs Pakistan at Karachi in 1989/90
ODI Debut:vs Pakistan at Gujranwala in 1989/90
Bats: Right Hand Bat
Bowls: Right Arm Off Break, Leg Break
Sachin Tendulkar- the name in itself strikes terror in the hearts of bowlers all around the world. His game is built around grace, fluidity and magical sense of touch. Whenever this 29-year old from Mumbai strides to the crease in any part of the world, you can feel the excitement that seizes the crowd. With every hundred that he scores, he seems to pass one milestone or the other.
His greatness does not merely lie in his batting average or the number of centuries but in his magnificent adaptability; His ability to tailor his game under different conditions. His wagon wheel of strokes will differ in each and every game. He doesn't have any favourite strokes but plays with what the situation demands.
The combo of 8000 Test runs and 11000 one-day runs in itself tells the full story of this batsman who is revered throughout the cricketing world.