As a schoolboy scores a century in every innings he plays, including a then record partnership for a Lord Harris Shiled inter-school match of 664 with his friend Vinod Kambli.
On December 11 (aged 15 years and 232 days) makes 100 not out on his first-class debut for Mumbai against Gujarat, the youngest player to score a century on his first-class debut.


Becomes the youngest player to play at Test level for India, at just 16 years and 205 days. It was against Pakistan in Karachi.

Becomes the second youngest player to score a Test century when he hits a match-saving 119 on India’s tour of England at the age of 17 years and 112 days. He finished the series with an average of 61.25.

Becomes the youngest player to score a century on Australian soil with a mammoth 148 in Sydney.He followed it up with a ton at Perth, a century which he ranks as one of his best ever.

Sachin is the first batsman to be declared run out by a third umpire against South Africa.
At 19 he becomes the youngest player to score 1,000 test runs, during India's tour of South Africa.
Becomes first overseas-born player to represent Yorkshire in the English County Championship. He scores 1,070 runs in 16 matches.

Scores his first Test century at home, in Madras, hitting 24 fours and a six in his 165 during a thrashing of England.With South Africa needing just six to win off the final over in the Hero Cup semi-final, his bowling comes to the fore as he concedes only 3 runs, giving India victory.

Opens an ODI innings for the first time, scoring 82 off 49 balls.
Scores his first One-Day century on September 9 against Australia in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Receives Arjuna Award for achievements in cricket.

Signs a then record sports management deal with Worldtel for 30 crore rupees over 5 years.
Rated the No.1 batsman in the world by the prestigious Coopers and Lybrands ratings.

Is the leading run scorer at the World Cup, topping the batting averages (with 87.16) while scoring two centuries.
Appointed captain of Indian cricket team.

Wisden Cricketer of the Year.
Receives India’s highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.

Wins the Coopers and Lybrand Award for best Test Cricketer of the Year.
Scores centuries in three consecutive Tests against the touring Australians; two further centuries and a fifty give India a 2-1 Test series win.
Single-handedly wins ICC quarter-final against Australia by scoring 141 in 128 balls and taking 4 Australian wickets.
Involved in a world record opening stand with Sourav Ganguly of 252 runs off 44 overs.
Becomes the fifth player in ODI history to score 7,000 runs.
Meets Sir Donald Bradman in Adelaide on the occasion of the Australian batsman’s 90th birthday celebrations. Bradman considers Tendulkar to be the best batsman in the world.
Breaks the record for ODI centuries by scoring his 18th (127 not out) against Zimbabwe on September 26.
Chosen as the Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year Award.
Tops Amul Cricket Rankings.

Receives Padma Shri, India’s civilian medal of recognition.
Makes highest score by an Indian in ODIs – 186 not out against New Zealand at Hyderabad.
Passes 5,000 runs in Test cricket during the First Test of the Asian Test Championship.
It’s his 67th Test and his average of 53.19 includes 18 centuries and 20 fifties.
Scores his 19th Test century and 23rd ODI hundred.
Replaces Azharuddin for his second stint as captain of India.
Scores his first test double century (217 against New Zealand).

Scores his 25th ODI century and passes 9,000 runs in ODIs.

Becomes the first batsman in the history of limited overs cricket to score 10,000 runs.
Equals Sir Donald Bradman’s record of 29 Test centuries when he scores 117 against the West Indies at the Port of Spain, Trinidad.

On September 5, becomes the youngest player from any country to play in 100 Tests.

Is the highest run scorer at the 2003 Cricket World Cup with 673 runs at an average of 61.18; he also wins the Player of the Tournament award.
In August he is voted the Greatest Sportsman of the Country in the sport personalities category in the Best of India poll conducted by Zee News.
While playing against Pakistan in the group match during 2003 World Cup, scores his 12,000th ODI run. No other player has scored more than 10,000 runs till date.

Hits an unbeaten 241 in the Fourth Test against Australia in Sydney, his highest first-class score. Puts on 353 for the fourth wicket with V V S Laxman as India draw the Test series 1-1.
Wins the ICC World ODI XI.
Problems with tennis elbow surface causing him to miss the Champions Trophy and the first two Tests of the home series against Australia.

Completes 13,000 runs in ODIs during the second one-dayer against Pakistan in Rawalpindi.
Equals Sunil Gavaskar’s record of 34 tons in Test matches; by the end of the year he has broken it with a 109 against Sri Lanka in Delhi.
Becomes only the third player in history, after Gary Kirsten and Steve Waugh, to score centuries against all Test-playing nations.
Has elbow surgery which keeps him out for four months; scores 93 off 96 balls against Sri Lanka on his return.
Becomes fifth batsman in Test history to score 10,000 runs, during the second Test against Pakistan.
Equals former Pakistan all-rounder Wasim Akram’s record for ODI appearances by playing in his 356th match.

Signs a contract with Saatchi and Saatchi’s Iconix, valued at 180 crores over 3 years, making him the highest-earning cricketer in the world.
Time magazine names him as one of their ‘Asian Heroes’.
Named Sports person of the Year.
Scoeres his 39th ODI hundred, in a match against Pakistan.
Plays his 132nd Test, the most by any Indian ever, at his home ground in Mumbai.
Goes to England for surgery on his right shoulder and misses one-dayers v England and Tour to West Indies.
Responds to questions about his longevity by scoring an unbeaten 141 off 148 balls in a DLF Cup match against the West Indies, giving him 18 more ODI tons than the players who are equal second on the list of ODI century-makers, Sourav Ganguly and Sanath Jayasuriya.

Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne names him at Number 1 on his list of 50 greatest cricketers ever.
ICC World ODI XI award to Sachin.
Scored a 76-ball century against the West Indies for his 41st ODI century. He reached a hundred on the last ball of the Indian innings.
Becomes the first batsman to make 1,000 runs in a calendar year on seven separate occasions.
Dismissed seven times during the year on scores between 90 and 100, including three times at 99.
Is rested for the ODI series against Bangladesh but returns to score centuries in two consecutive Test matches.
Announces a joint venture with the Fortune Group and Manipal Group to launch healthcare and sports fitness products under the brand name ‘S Drive and Sach’.
A series of comic books by Virgin Comics is due to be published featuring him as a superhero.

Receives the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown suggests Sachin should be conferred with an honorary knighthood for his contribution to international cricket.
Scores his first ODI century in Australia.
Becomes highest run-scorer in the history of Test cricket with 12,037.
He reaches this summit at 2.31pm on Friday, October 17 in Mohali when he steers debutant Peter Siddle to third man for three runs.


  1. udaysailor // May 14, 2009 at 3:12 PM  

    Hats off to Sanhi Tendulkar's achievement. Sachin you are my Ideal not for your on field ability but for off field life style, after so much of achievement you are still wallking instead of flying like others.
    May God bless You.

  2. Anonymous // May 28, 2009 at 12:35 PM  

    truly said Uday

  3. Unknown // August 4, 2009 at 12:06 PM  

    sachin has been mine inspiration from childhood.....i think i will stop playing cricket when he retires

  4. Sachins amazing // August 22, 2009 at 8:04 PM  

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  5. Rohan_R // October 6, 2009 at 2:56 AM  

    He is more than god for Indian cricket.not even me but our Indian teams players inspiration.no,one sportsman could give their service for long time like this.no one can beat.
    Because there is only one sachin who take represent thei
    r country of 100 carores civilians & give unbelievable Performance.
    i am sure,he will definitely bring 2011 world cup for India.& i Wish that our heroes dream come true this time .

  6. GG // November 5, 2009 at 10:15 AM  

    without sachin indian cricket team = 0 ?

  7. Shyam // November 5, 2009 at 10:53 AM  

    Sachin's 175 comes in a great style against aussies this time man...
    Happy sachining,


  8. Vicky // November 5, 2009 at 11:29 AM  

    With 17168 today !!
    i have no words to say
    but world is saying
    SACHIN is our GOD

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  10. Unknown // November 5, 2009 at 12:00 PM  

    His today's inning was a real treat to watch. He is unarguably the best player alive.

    Sachin should aim 20,000 runs now, which i think very much doable in next couple of years, and this will be an unbreakable record for many many years to come.

  11. Unknown // November 6, 2009 at 5:42 AM  

    Hats off to the God of cricket. Almost two decades and still the same passion, style and dedication.
    He is in-arguably the best cricketer the world has ever seen. It reminded us of the earlier era when it was all about Sachin, it was alaways Sachin vs Other teams. The passion for cricket in India and the pressure that our master carried everytime he stepped on the field then and now makes him the best batsman the world has ever seen, better than even Sir Donald Bradman. When he retires cricketing world will be left with a void extremely difficult to fill and it will be a sad moment for all of us. He is our GOD.

  12. Unknown // November 6, 2009 at 9:57 AM  

    no one can say words.. are words are too small. you r cricket..

  13. Unknown // November 20, 2009 at 4:24 AM  

    Sachin is great. there is no one to comparate with sachin during this period.

  14. suchith // November 25, 2009 at 4:41 AM  

    i am great fan of "sachin tendulkar"...........................he is my favourite

  15. thenu // January 18, 2010 at 8:51 AM  

    come back to twenty 20

  16. shaggy // January 27, 2010 at 11:53 AM  

    He is GOD to me.....just like Amitabh is in Cinema.....I think his destiny has been written by GOD like a fairytale or maybe as he was to write for his own son....at the age of 36 he scores a 175....he scores consecutive centuries in test....with a total of 90 centuries and more then 30000 runs i think im a lucky man to live watch him play.....ur GOD...

  17. vishal // February 17, 2010 at 2:19 AM  

    Who said kohinoor is theft by the england sachin is still representing india. And i am sure that England want this kohinoor very much.

  18. Unknown // February 20, 2010 at 1:35 AM  

    Wish to see following records in the name of Sachin Tendulkar
    1. 3 more test matches to break record of Steve Waugh.

    2. 9 more fifities to break record of Allen Border.

    3. 401 run in test inning to break record of Lara

    4 200 run in ODI inning to break record of Saeed anwar and only batsman to cross 200.

    5 8 centuries to 100 centuries in both form of cricket.

  19. பாபு நடராசன் // February 22, 2010 at 5:03 AM  

    I never seen such a player, he is the only pride for cricket. there is no words to describe him. His sharjah cup innings against Australia after a Sand Storm is the Best innings i have ever watched. That only proved Australians and others there is a huge Storm left after that sand storm. He is my only Hero.

  20. mandarvaidya // March 1, 2010 at 12:04 AM  

    Congratulations for scoring 200 in ODI..
    you are simply great..
    You are the Legend...
    you are beyond words...
    May God bless you ...
    We are sure you will win this World Cup 2011 for India....
    We will be always with you ...

  21. Unknown // March 10, 2010 at 1:21 AM  

    you know why these blank lines,, really no words to describe you,,, you are a gem for the Nation,, and golden feather in the crown of Bharat mata,,, god gift to cricket ,, this is also not enough,,,,,, just great sir,,
    great salute from our side,, sir!

    may god bless you,, sir!!

    Take care!!
    Ashwini Krishnamurthy

  22. Unknown // March 25, 2010 at 6:51 AM  

    hats of to u sachin!!!
    no doubt u r the real god of the world of cricket!!!!!!
    u r the source of indipiration not only for the cricters but for all !!!!!!!!!!!
    may u keep ploaying even long for us!!!!

  23. Lalit Asthana // April 3, 2010 at 5:54 AM  

    "sachin ramesh tendulkar" it's a name of god who give us shine.i want to see the great honour of cricket "SIR" in his cricket career before his retirement because he deserve it. I want to salute this god the name of
    "Sir Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar".



  24. SAI // April 9, 2010 at 7:26 AM  

    No words 4 U sachin ....U r the real GOD of cricket ....And God bless U 4 many more years to live .. Hatsoff 2 U sachin ..

  25. Alok Kumar Yadav // April 11, 2010 at 11:06 AM  

    great means sachin ramesh tendulker...sachin ke bad jab bhi koi bahut bada kam karega toh usse grat ki nahi sachin ki upadhi di jani chahiye....

  26. Unknown // April 14, 2010 at 6:40 AM  

    he is a god of cricket.
    He is a legendary in cricket.
    he is a master Blaster

  27. sidharth // April 24, 2010 at 9:52 AM  

    u r the best there was, the best there is and the best there ever will be...no one makes watching cricket such an emotinal experience as you do...hope u play as long as u live and u live forever

  28. Anonymous // April 25, 2010 at 12:30 PM  

    I'm so proud of Sachin Tendulkar. Today, he used his master skills to chase a 163 with five stitches in his hand, and still made 48 runs off of 45 balls. I marveled at that, and applaud his skill and perseverance. He's a cricket miracle, God bless him. :)

  29. Unknown // May 20, 2010 at 3:45 AM  

    sachin is a living true legend and broke the world record by scoring 200 runs in odi history of cricket it is the first time odi history and not only runs also tons who has broken the record. i remember one day sachin got 5 striches in his hand and still he got 48 off 45 balls.
    you are a god of cricket
    you are a legend
    let god bless you

  30. Unknown // July 20, 2010 at 2:46 AM  

    Sachin, you are really a great inspiration for the youth of this country. Your excellence in the game is not just the only factor but the way you lead your life is the real source of inspiration for others...
    May god bless you...

  31. ankit // July 20, 2010 at 10:02 AM  

    for me sachin you are god because cricket is our religion and sachin is our god.i love you sachin.you are my inspiration for me when i am playing cicket.
    my godddddddd blessssssss youuuuuuuuu (prettimoy)

  32. BIKASH // August 18, 2010 at 5:38 AM  


  33. Unknown // August 28, 2010 at 2:16 PM  

    Sachin you r really god of cricket you are the best... And I can't even imagine the indian cricket team without you... The worst day of my life would be when you retire from cricket and then I think I will stop watchin cricket... You are the god..... Hope you play cricket for ever...

  34. PINKU PRABHAT // August 31, 2010 at 6:48 AM  


  35. Unknown // September 5, 2010 at 7:58 AM  

    there is nothing that we can say about a god of sport, the cricket. he is beyond such explanations and derivatives. he is not only a great player but also a modest, honest personality that will never be again

  36. Anonymous // March 12, 2011 at 6:38 AM  

    NEEDS alot updation now....

  37. pravin mali // September 11, 2011 at 10:56 AM  

    please update the records...

  38. biswajit // October 26, 2011 at 10:47 PM  

    cricket god tusi great ho ......
    all the best for up coming 100 centuries......

  39. Ajith Puthur // November 23, 2011 at 1:27 AM  

    Sachin-Man of the series
    World Cup 2015....
    Im sure about that......

  40. Hari // December 27, 2011 at 9:49 AM  

    sachin, play cool..

    we need ur 100th century ..

    dont play 4 that..

    but the ausees provokes u..

    thats there culture

    play ur natural game

    u will get it..

  41. sivakumar blog // June 7, 2013 at 3:04 AM  

    Sachin is great