Everything you need to know about Sachin: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Some call him Master Blaster, some Batting Genius, some little Master and some God of Cricket, call him whatever you want but one thing is for sure, he is the most complete batsman cricket has ever seen. He has broken all the batting records there were in his 23 years of cricketing life span. Sometimes it looks like whenever he lends a foot on pitch a record gets broken.
Everything you need to know about Sachin: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more.
From the highest number of matches played both in ODI and Test to most number of runs and centuries made, all have Sachin's name marked right in front of them.
Born on 24 April 1973 to Rajni and Ramesh, he was destined to be a cricketer though very few knew at the earnest beside his big brother Ajit that he would soon become one of the greatest batsmen of all time.
The run machine started his Test career against Pakistan in the year 1989 and played his first ODI in December of the same year against the same team. Glory came shortly when he made his first hundred in test match in the year 1990. Though he had to wait for five years to get his first ODI hundred which he achieved in the year 1994, but once done there was no looking back.
His most highlighted feat is the double century, which he made in ODI against South Africa. He is the first player to do it in cricket history. And then the 100th hundred that he achieved against Bangladesh.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) After twice failing to get the nod from the International Olympic Committee, the squash world is hoping that the IOC, at its meeeting in St. Petersburg on May 29, will shortlist the racquet sport for the 2020 Games.
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actor-director Sachin Pilgaonkar's forthcoming Marathi movie "Ekulti Ek", which marks his golden jubilee in showbiz, will be simultaneously premiered in five theatres in five cities in Maharashtra.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Practical issues related to disability like rehabilitation, empowerment, main-streaming, education and employment need to be addressed on a priority basis, experts said here Saturday.
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will attend the silver jubilee celebrations of market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) here Friday, an official said here.
Hyderabad, May 17 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad brightened their chances of entering the semifinals of Indian Premier League (IPL) by beating Rajasthan Royals by 23 runs in a crucial tie at Rajiv Gandhi international stadium here Friday night.
Hyderabad, May 17 (IANS) Scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here Friday.
Derbyshire, May 17 (IANS/CMC) West Indies middle order batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has taken his place among batting greats by playing his 300th first-class match.
Dharamsala, May 16 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) has decided to name an indoor facility in its picturesque stadium here after Sachin Tendulkar.
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Mumbai Indians consolidated their position at the top of the table with a 14-run win over 2008 champions Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium here Wednesday.
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) The heart throb of millions, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is now embossed in gold on the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Trittiya Monday.
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Mumbai Indians scored 170 for six against Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Wankhede Stadium here Tuesday.
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) Hailed as the "new generation Rahul Dravid", its 'Halla Bol' time for Rajasthan Royals's youngest sensation Sanju Samson.
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Hailing Rajasthan Royals skipper Rahul Dravid as his "role model", 24-year-old right-hand batsman Ajinkya Rahane Thursday said "learning day by day" and "learning from everyone" is his way of playing cricket.
Hyderabad, May 2 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Ishant Sharma says that bowling with a relaxed mindset has worked for him in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Hyderabad, May 1 (IANS) The blazing sun did not deter cricket-crazy fans from turning up in huge numbers to watch the IPL action between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians at the Rajiv Gandhi international stadium here Wednesday.
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) Shriya Pilgaonkar, daughter of actors Sachin and Supriya Pilgaonkar, is set to enter filmdom through her father's Marathi directorial "Ekulti Ek". She is proud of it.
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) The West Bengal government would shut down by Wednesday two companies having four of five sister concerns engaged in 'Ponzi' or multi-level marketing schemes, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Tuesday and asserted that it was keeping a watch on similar other companies.
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) The West Bengal government Tuesday announced it would shut down, by Wednesday, 73 companies against whom the central government has received complaints of indulging in 'Ponzi', or multi-level marketing, schemes.
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) West Indies legend Viv Richards Thursday said Sachin Tendulkar can continue playing till the age of 50 and it should be left to the batting great to decide when he wants to retire.
Kolkata. April 24 (IANS) The cyber world was abuzz with tweets as virtual wishes poured in from fellow cricketers via the popular social networking site, for master blaster Sachin Tendulkar as he turned 40 Wednesday.
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) As master blaster Sachin Tendulkar completed 40, his fans expressed their love and admiration for the cricketing icon through popular social networking site Facebook.
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha says every year her family celebrates master blaster Sachin Tendulkar's birthday and that they will follow the tradition this year too.
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) As his effervescent attitude betrayed his age, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who turned 40 Wednesday, celebrated the occasion here with a wish to personally meet and thank his fans for their "unconditional love".
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday said that whatever the West Bengal government has done so far in the chit fund mess was "not sufficient" and asked for an assurance that the interests of the depositors will be safeguarded.
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Welcoming batting legend Sachin Tendulkar to the club of 40, former India skipper and Mumbai Indians mentor Anil Kumble Tuesday said a win over Kolkata Knight Riders Wednesday will be the best way to celebrate April 24 - the maestro's birthday.
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is voted as the most "Most Desirable Man" by a survey conducted by online matrimonial site Shaadi.com.
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) They have drawn a blank in away games, and even lost at home. Now, with their backs to the wall, it is the proverbial "do or die" situation for holders Kolkata Knight Riders as they take on perennial underachievers Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here Wednesday.
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils defeated Mumbai Indians by nine wickets for their first win in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League here Sunday.
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Mumbai Indians scored 161 for four against Delhi Daredevils in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Sunday.
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) We all hate Mondays, don't we? Composer duo Sachin-Jigar's new track 'Khoon choos le" captures the feelings attached to the first day of the week.
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) It did not take long for Sachin Tendulkar and Sir Vivian Richards to strike a warm conversation at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Sunday.
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Dinesh Karthik is confident of making the Indian squad for the Champions Trophy at the back of his rich form in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) An injury-time goal by Yusif Yakubu helped Mumbai FC hold ONGC to a 1-1 draw in an I-League match at the Ambedkar Stadium here Saturday.
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) A 40-pound cake decorated with 40 different pictures of him will greet master blaster Sachin Tendulkar as he completes 40 at the iconic Eden Gardens April 24 when the maestro's Mumbai Indians take on Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL match.
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians, which has a fan base of over three million, Friday launched its official annual Mumbai Indians Magazine.
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor-producer Saif Ali Khan, who was seen using abusive language in 'Go Goa Gone', quips that he is hoping that the film gets 'A' certificate and doesn't get banned.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Sad at not seeing Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting perform well in the Indian Premier League (IPL), South African cricketing legend Graeme Pollock said it is always a hard decision to know when to call it a day.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar once again quashed speculations about his retirement, saying his job was to play cricket and he will carry on doing that.
New Delhi, April 15 (ANI): Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot has expressed hope that given the excellent bilateral relations between New Delhi and Stockholm, Sweden would support India's application for observer status in the Arctic Council.
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Mumbai Indians moved to the top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) table with a convincing 41-run victory over the Pune Warriors at the Wankhede Stadium here Saturday.
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Mumbai Indians posted a score of 183 for three against Pune Warriors India in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Wankhede Stadium here Saturday.
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Mumbai Indians skipper Ricky Ponting won the toss and elected to bat against Pune Warriors in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium here Saturday.
New Delhi, Apr 11 (ANI): Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot has directed the authorities concerned to expeditiously distribute Rs 3,270 crore to claimants realised from the sale of assets of defunct companies.
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) German sportswear giants adidas Wednesday roped in Delhi Daredevils captain Mahela Jayawardene as its brand athlete.
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Indian cricket's master blaster Sachin Tendulkar now has an animated avatar. It will be seen in "Master Blasters", a 3D action, comedy and adventure TV animation series.
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) offie Sunil Narine, who has tormented batsmen with his variety and guile in the Indian Premier League (IPL), rates dashing Delhi Daredevils (DD) opener Virender Sehwag as the most dangerous batsman he has bowled to.
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Twenty20 is a format where cricketers come up with innovative shots to score quick runs but Rajasthan Royals batsman Ajinkya Rahane favours playing traditional cricketing shots to accumulate runs.
The speculations were high for both the team before the match of Mumbai Indians and Royal Challanger Bangalore (RCB) at the Chinnaswamy Stadium Thrusday night and the expectations were totally met for the spectators with a last ball match when Royal Challenger Bangalore defeated Mumbai Indians.
Bangalore, April 3 (IANS) Veteran Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting is excited to captain Mumbai Indians (MI) in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 tournament this season.
Bangalore, April 2 (IANS) In a series of week-long daily online auctions, Indian Premier League (IPL) team merchandise are up for grabs on Collectabillia.com. Set to begin Wednesday, the auction will commence with the bid of a personally autographed bat of defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Despite being one of the top-spenders and having one of the best teams, Mumbai Indians are yet to win the Indian Premier League (IPL).
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Rajasthan Royals won the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008 but they have not been able to match their performance in the next four editions.
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Television actor Sachin Parikh, who is ready with his second play "Rishton Ka Live", says his intention is to protect theatre and expand its reach.
Bangalore, Mar 29 (Business Wire-ANI): Sachin Tendulkar is the Man of the Series as per IBM Social Sentiment Index for the Border Gavaskar Test Series.
Abu Dhabi, Mar 27 (ANI): Former Indian captain Kapil Dev has urged batting great Sachin Tendulkar, whom he believes is well past his best, to take retirement from international cricket, adding the master blaster can be a great ambassador for cricket post retirement.
Greater Noida, March 25 (IANS) Some Indian cricketers let their hair down after their historic whitewash of Australia by zooming and careening around the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) here Monday morning.
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Indian cricket board president N. Srinivasan Monday said batting great Sachin Tendulkar is "different from every other cricketer" and there was no need to analyse every single performance of his.
Greater Noida, March 25 (IANS) Some Indian cricketers let their hair down after their historic whitewash of Australia by zooming and careening around the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) here Monday morning.
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Batting great Sachin Tendulkar left the cricketing world guessing by not announcing his much speculated retirement after India whitewashed Australia 4-0 to lift the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Sunday.
New Delhi, Mar. 24 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and senior Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official Rajeev Shukla on Sunday lauded the achievement of the Indian cricket team in registering a four nil series whitewash against Australia at home, and predicted that new players in the squad would take India to greater heights in international cricket in the near future.
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The failure of Australia's top order with the bat was one of the main reasons why the men from Down Under were whitewashed by India 0-4 in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy which ended at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Sunday.
Thane (Maharashtra), March 23 (IANS) Police Saturday booked seven people for the explosion at a chemical factory in Boisar town of this Maharashtra district that left four people dead.
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon was in full flow here Saturday, clinching his third five-wicket haul against India on the second day of the fourth Test at the Ferozeshah Kotla.
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Underlining that the government is moving to take strong action against illegal raising of funds from public in the name of chit funds or otherwise, Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot Saturday said all investigating agencies have been geared up to prevent depositors from being duped.
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Proceedings in the Maharashtra assembly were repeatedly stalled Friday as members demanded suspension of two police officials who allegedly entered the Vidhan Bhavan complex without proper passes to arrest two legislators two days ago.
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Thousands of cricket fans flocked to the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium here Friday to see Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar play in what could be his last match in the national capital.
Mohali, March 18 (IANS) The following is the final scoreboard on the fifth day of the third cricket Test between India and Australia at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here Monday:
Mohali, March 17 (IANS) Debutant Shikhar Dhawan fell 13 short of a double century while Murali Vijay completed his third Test ton as India trailed Australia by 24 runs in their first innings when lunch was called on the fourth day of the third cricket Test here Sunday.
Mohali, March 17 (IANS) India were 384/3 at lunch on the fourth day of the third cricket Test match against Australia at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here Sunday.
Mohali, March 17 (IANS) The following is the lunch scoreboard on the fourth day of the third cricket Test between India and Australia at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here Sunday:
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) Taking on both the BJP and the MNS, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee spokesperson Sachin Sawant said that while those two parties squabble, the public would decide their fate in upcoming elections.
Mohali, March 15 (IANS) Australia reached 180 for three in their first innings at tea on the second day of the third cricket Test against India at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here Friday.
Mohali, March 15 (IANS) Opening batsman David Warner and Ed Cowan gave a steady start to Australia as they took the visitors to 109 for no loss in the first innings on the second day of the third cricket Test against India at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here Friday.
Mohali, March 15 (IANS) Australia reached 109 for no loss in the first innings at lunch on the second day of their third cricket Test against India at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here Friday.
Mohali, March 15 (IANS) Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and elected to bat against India in the third cricket Test at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here Firday.
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) Japanese consumer electronics-maker Sony is eyeing 30 percent of its total business in India from the smartphone segment in the financial year 2013-14, a top company executive said Tuesday.
Islamabad, Mar 10 (ANI): South African cricketer Jacques Kallis has revealed that former Pakistani quick Wasim Akram was the best pace bowler he had ever faced during his long and successful career.
Kolkata, March 9 (IANS) Expressing surprise over the dropping of dashing India opener Virender Sehwag, former captain Sourav Ganguly Saturday said current team skipper M.S. Dhoni had a hand in the exclusion.
New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot will represent India at the state funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Caracas today.
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot will represent India at the state funeral of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez's funeral on Friday, officials said here Thursday.
Mumbai, Mar 7 (ANI): Australian batting great Mathew Hayden has backed Virender Sehwag to regain his spot in the Indian Test team by working hard after getting dropped from the Test squad for the remaining two Test matches of the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
Jaipur, March 7 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) side Rajasthan Royals Thursday announced the signing of four new players for the upcoming season.
New Delhi: Opener Virender Sehwag has been dropped from the Indian Test team to face Australia in the remaining two matches of the Airtel Test series while another veteran Harbhajan Singh has been retained.
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Explosive opener Virender Sehwag was dropped from the India squad for the last two Tests against Australia, after failing to impress the selectors.
Sourav Ganguly lauded Mahendra Singh Dhoni for becoming the most successful Indian Test captain, surpassing his record, and hoped that he would be able to carry his showing in the coming foreign engagements on Tuesday.
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Sourav Ganguly Tuesday lauded Mahendra Singh Dhoni for becoming the most successful Indian Test captain, surpassing his record, and hoped that the Jharkhand wicketkeeper-batsman would be able to carry his showing in the coming foreign engagements.
Sydney, Mar 5 (ANI): Australian media has blasted Michael Clarke's men after their humiliating innings and 135 runs defeat against India in the Hyderabad Test, branding the rout as death of Australian Test cricket.
Hyderabad, March 4 (IANS) India made 400 for three in the first innings at lunch on the third day of the second cricket Test against Australia at the Rajiv Gandhi International, Uppal, here Monday.
India clinched the first cricket Test against Australia comfortably by eight-wicket victory and takes a 1-0 lead in the series with Australia. However the victory the script for the victory had been written in the first innings
Chennai, Feb.26 (ANI): India defeated Australia by eight wickets on the fifth and final day of the first Test that was played at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here.
Chennai, Feb 26 (IANS) India achieved the target of 50, losing two wickets in the second innings to beat Australia by eight wickets before lunch on the final day of the first cricket Test at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here Tuesday.
Sydney, Feb 25 (ANI): The Australian team has supported off-spinner Nathan Lyon on his bowling before India gained the lead on day three of the first Test in Chennai at a score of 8-515.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, captain of Indian team touched the milestone of 200 runs on Day 3 of ongoing Border-Gavaskar trophy test match between India and Australia. He reached this milestone in just 231 balls.
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) India trailed Australia by just nine runs when tea was called with the hosts batting at 371/6 in their first innings on the third day of the first cricket Test match at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here Sunday.
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni took India closer to Australia's first innings score of 380 after Sachin Tendulkar missed out on a hundred on the third day of their first cricket Test here Sunday.
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) India were 263 for four in their first innings -- 117 runs behind Australia -- at lunch on the third day of the first cricket Test here Sunday.
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) Half-centuries from Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli took India to safety at stumps after triple strikes from fast bowler James Pattinson had reduced them to 105 for three on the second day of the first cricket Test at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here Saturday.
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) India ended the second day's play at 182/3 in the first cricket Test against Australia at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here Saturday.
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) India batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Sachin Tendulkar stabilised the innings before tea was called, after both openers went cheaply right after lunch on the second day of the first Test against Australia at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here Saturday.
Berlin, Feb 23 (IANS) India were at 84/2 at tea on the second day of the first cricket Test match against Australia here at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium Saturday.