The name Sachin Tendulkar itself doesn’t need any introduction or even description as he has represented the Indian cricket team for the about 20 glorious years. Happy birthday to the God of Cricket, who turns 45 today. In his full span of career, he played 200 test matches, made 100 century and break numerous records.
Once on his 25th birthday while he was playing tri-nation tournament against Australia scoring a thunder storm score of 131 ball 143 runs including 3 sixes and 12 boundaries, the Mumbai batsman says that winning is something he never wanted to compromise on.
The legend said, “Birthday or not, you want to go out and win always. It doesn’t matter if it was the first game or the final or a special day like a birthday. For me it has always been representation of the nation”.
He further added, “And once you go out in middle, you would want to win- be it a club level, state-level or an international game. Winning is something I never wanted to compromise on. That spirit was always in me right from the childhood. It was not just in cricket, I always wanted to complete and win in any sport I played”.
Sachin Tendulkar had started his career at a very early age of 14 in Bombay’s Ranji Trophy and became the youngest Indian batsman to score 100 runs in his debut match. This outstanding performance made him to get selected in the Indian Cricket team immediately. This was just the starting of breaking the rivers of records.
On November 15 in 1989, he became the youngest Indian cricketer to make his debut in Karachi at an early age of 16 years. Tendulkar went on with his test centuries in a row.Until he turns 25, he had 16 test centuries in his hands and by the year 2000, he secured the position of first batsman to score 50 international centuries.
The God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar finally announced his retirement while playing 200th match against West Indies at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium in November 2013. Giving the best climax of his super-hit movie of cricket, Tendulkar scores 100 in 100th match in 2012 in the Asia Cup against Bangladesh in Mirpur on March 16, 2012.