Thursday, December 6, 2007


What are the things which the Indians can boast about??


1) their rich culture

2) heritage

3) huge population(considering anything u have in huge numbers is something to boast of-well in that category it would also include huge amounts of aids patient)

4) abundant natural resources

5) and ya ,of course SACHIN TENDULKAR

It is said that out of every 7 babies born in the world 1 is Indian....and out of every 5 Indian babies born after the year 1989(that's when sachin made his debut as an cricketer) 4 of them are sachin fans.....

This is the kind of fan base that sachin has ...not only in India ,all around the world people praise him and hail him as "THE LITTLE MASTER"....
Sir Donald Bradman ,the legendary cricketer has quoted in his autobiography that ," I was most taken in by Tendulkar's technique, compactness and his shot production "(source: wikipedia)

I always used to refuse the fact that class cricketers can predict the kind of delivery to be bowled by a bowler by just watching their hands....I mean,come on,how can some human have such a good reaction time to look into the hands of a bowler within just a fraction of seconds and decide his shots... don't joke.....
well, i was totally dumbstruck when i watched a video from youtube (which was a excerpt from a ESPN programme video on sachin)....phsycologists say that sachin is such a class of an batsmen that he can "predict the delivery even before the bowler takes his run up to bowl the ball"
how cool is that .....unbelievable is it???have a glimpse at this video:

he is truly an class of his kind isn't he....
well,i also read about sachin in the wikipedia ...i found some interesting facts about they are at your disposal:

1) Tendulkar is ambidextrous, he bats, bowls and throws with his right hand, but

prefers to write with his left hand. He also practices left-handed throws at the nets on a regular basis.

2) Tendulkar is the only player to score a century while making his Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani Trophy debut

3) When he was 14 Indian batting maestro Sunil Gavaskar gave him a pair of his used

ultra light pads. "It was the greatest source of encouragement for me," he said nearly 20 years

later after passing Gavaskar's top world record of 34 Test centuries. Recently he surpassed the

highest number of half centuries scores in ODI cricket held by Inzamam Ul Haq.

4) While at school, he was involved in unbroken 664-run partnership in a Harris Shield

game in 1988 with friend and team mate Vinod Kambli, who also went on to represent India.

The destructive pair reduced one bowler to tears and made the rest of the opposition unwilling

to continue the game. Sachin scored over 320 in this innings and scored over a thousand runs in

the tournament. This was the record partnership in any form of cricket, until 2006 when it was broken by two under-13 batsmen in a match held at Hyderabad in India

5) When Sachin was young, he would practice for hours on the ground with his coach.

He would often get bored of practising. So his coach used to put a one-Rupee-coin on the top of

the stumps. the bowler who dismissed Sachin would get the coin. If Sachin passed the whole

session without getting dismissed, the coach would give him the coin. Sachin says even today that those 13 coins are his most prized possessions.

and here's a information to top it all

6) In commemorating Sachin Tendulkar's feat of equalling Don Bradman's 29

centuries in Test Cricket, automotive giant Ferrari invited Sachin Tendulkar to its paddock in

Silverstone on the eve of the British Grand Prix (23 July 2002) to receive a Ferrari 360

Modena from the legendary F1 racer Michael Schumacher. On September 4, 2002 India's

then finance minister Jaswant Singh wrote to Sachin telling him that the government will waive

custom's duty imposed on the car as a measure to applaud his feat. However the rules at

the time stated that the customs duty can be waived only when receiving an automobile as a

prize and not as a gift. It is claimed that the proposals to change the law (Customs Act) was put

forth in Financial Bill in February 2003 and amended was passed as a law in May 2003.

Subsequently the Ferrari was allowed to be brought to India without payment of the customs

duty (Rs 1.13 Crores or 120% on the car value of Rs 75 Lakhs). When the move to waive

customs duty became public in July 2003, political and social activists protested the waiver

and filed PIL in the Delhi High Court. With the controversy snowballing, Sachin offered to pay

the customs duty and the tab was finally picked up by Ferrari. Tendulkar has been seen taking his Ferrari 360 Modena for late-night drives in Mumbai.


T o know more about sachin ,visit this link

Thanks again for reading...



Guru said...

So i got to know a few facts about Sachin from this blog post.

I never knew he was ambidextrous.

I never knew about his debut centuries in the domestic tournaments. But still that does not come as a surprise, what else do you expect from The Little Master?

I guess there are very few cricketers who can provide such complete entertainment as him.

Nice post anwyays ..

Cheers ..

Balakrishnan R said...

good one mama.... sachin is the greatest batsman, and im glad u thought of him as something to post on in ur blog... Tendulkar rocks