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Former captain Rahul Dravid publicly acknowledged that Tendulkar had been suggesting moves such as the promotion of Irfan Pathan up the batting order which, although only temporary, had an immediate effect on the team's fortunes. Injuries Tendulkar continued his good form in Test cricket in and , with some pivotal performances with both bat and ball. Tendulkar took three wickets on the final day of the famous Kolkata Test against Australia in Tendulkar took the key wickets of Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist, centurions in the previous test.
Tendulkar made runs in 11 matches in the Cricket World Cup, helping India reach the final. While Australia retained the trophy that they had won in , Tendulkar was given the Man of the Tournament award. He followed up the innings with an unbeaten 50 in the second innings of the test and then an unbeaten against Pakistan at Multan in the following series. The was controversial in that he was stranded prior to reaching his double century as a result of a declaration by Rahul Dravid.
In meeting with the press that evening, Tendulkar responded to a question on missing against Pakistan by stating that he was disappointed and that the declaration had taken him by surprise. He played a part in India's victory in Mumbai in that series, though Australia took the series He followed with a run-a-ball 42 in the second one-day international against Pakistan on February 11, , and then a 95 in hostile, seaming conditions on February 13, in Lahore, which set up an Indian victory.
On March 19, , after scoring an unconvincing 1 off 21 balls against England in the first innings of the third Test in his home ground, Wankhede, Tendulkar was booed off the ground by a section of the crowd, the first time that he had ever faced such flak.
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Tendulkar was to end the three-Test series without a single half-century to his credit, and news of a shoulder operation raised more questions about his longevity. Tendulkar was operated upon for his injured shoulder. In July , the Board of Control for Cricket in India BCCI announced that Tendulkar had overcome his injury problem following a rehabilitation programme and was available for selection, and he was eventually selected for the next series. Style of play Tendulkar is ambidextrous: He bats, bowls, and throws with his right hand, but writes with his left hand.
Cricinfo columnist Sambit Bal has described him as the "most wholesome batsman of his time". He appears to show little preference for the slow and low wickets which are typical in India, and has scored many centuries on the hard, bouncy pitches in the Caribbean Islands and Australia. He is also renowned for his picture-perfect straight drive, often completed with no follow-through.
Recently, legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar, in an article he wrote in the AFP, remarked that "it is hard to imagine any player in the history of the game who combines classical technique with raw aggression like the little champion does". Sir Donald Bradman, the greatest batsman of all time, considered Tendulkar to have a batting style similar to his. In his biography, it is stated that "Bradman was most taken by Tendulkar's technique, compactness and shot production, and had asked his wife to have a look at Tendulkar, having felt that Tendulkar played like him.
Bradman' wife, Jessie, agreed that they did appear similar. Former Australian cricket team coach John Buchanan voiced his opinion that Tendulkar had become susceptible to the short ball early in his innings because of a lack of footwork. He was affected by a series of injuries since Since then Tendulkar's batting has tended to be less attacking. Explaining this change in his batting style, he has acknowledged that he is batting differently due to that fact that 1 No batsman can bat the same way for the entire length of a long career and 2 He is a senior member of the team now and thus has more responsibility.
During the early part of his career he was a more attacking batsman and frequently scored centuries at close to a run a ball. Ian Chappell, former Australian player, recently remarked that "Tendulkar now, is nothing like the player he was when he was a young bloke". However, during the latest tour of Australia in , Tendulkar displayed glimpses of his attacking style with several masterful innings, dominating attacks in a manner reminiscent of his younger days. While Tendulkar is not a regular bowler, he is adept at bowling medium pace, leg spin, and off spin with equal ease.
He often bowls when two batsmen of the opposite team have been batting together for a long period, as he can often be a useful partnership breaker. With his bowling, he has helped secure an Indian victory on more than one occasion.
With a current aggregate of 12, Test runs, he surpassed Brian Lara's previous record tally of 11, runs as the highest run scorer in test matches in the second Test of Australia's tour of India in Mohali. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Skip to content. Share this: Like this: Like Loading Tell us Your Suggestion Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email required Address never made public.
Nitin took after his father and his initial interest in cricket was soon diverted to poetry. Aj it was the first in the family to seriously take to cricket; he captained his school team and also played in college and for various club sides. Both today work for Air India, Nitin as a flight purser and Ajit in reservations. In the s and 80s, the live telecast of cricket and other sports, notably the finals ofWimbledon, brought the superstars of the sporting world into the homes oflndians who were starved of top quality international sports.
The very year Sachin was born, the cricket-mad city ofMumbai for the first time had the privilege ofwatching a Test match live on TV. Ten years later India won the Prudential World Cup in England-shown live in the country-beating twicechampions West Indies in the final against all odds.
Sachin had reached 'double figures' just two months before that epochal victory and was part of the new generation of youngsters fired by one oflndia' s greatest sporting achievements. Sachin,judging from the memories ofhis childhood friends, was a hyperactive child. An unusual mix of school-yard bully and sensitive soul, he stood out among his friends even at a young age. Laxmibai recalls his compassion as a little boy and his loyalty to his friends, which has stayed with him all his life.
At times he would give the milk to Ramesh, his childhood friend. I used to feed him while he played,' Laxmibai said in the interview. And he always insisted on two plates while eating--one for himself and another for Ramesh, the son of the local watchman and his fast friend. Today Ramesh is personal assistant to Ajit and Sachin. The 11 buildings in the Sahitya Sahawas housing complex the Tendulkars' wing, where Ajit still lives with his mother, is called 'Ushakkal' had by the standards of the crowded metropolis, a large playground, all of30 yards by 30 yards.
This for Sachin and his close Bombay Boy 5 companions constituted the great outdoors. His brother Ajit recalls Sachin as a restless child who could never stay in one spot for long and was always running around.
He had also an early interest in outdoor games.
Childhood photos ofSachin show him with a mass of curly long hair, exuberant and playful. The early neighbourhood gang consisted of Avinash Gowariker now a photographer and Sunil Harshe a contractor while Atul Ranade Mumbai Ranji Trophy player was a friend from kindergarten.
The most abiding memory of those childhood days appears to be Sachin's strength and his fondness for 'fights'. Whenever there was a new boy in the housing society or school, Sachin would challenge him physically.
He rarely came out on the losing side. Ranade's first glimpse ofSachin was in junior kindergarten. His long hair had him initially mistaken for a girl.
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By the time he reached the second grade, Sachin had achieved the not inconsiderable feat for a six-year-old of beating up another boy all of two years older than him. But he showed compassion too, though this trait was reserved for animals. Gowariker summed up the paradox: 'He was a very tender person. But he was always fascinated with power, speed and things like that. The Wimbledon final between the brash American and the cool Swede, Bjorn Borg, was the first to be shown live in India.
It was the match that saw Borg's five-year reign brought to an end in an epic final. Borg was the sentimental favourite all over the world, India included. But Sachin was rooting for the younger man. McEnroe's victory in spawned a mini 'Mac' in faraway Bandra. Briefly, the child's fascination was for tennis. With racket in hand and the trademarks of the new Wimbledon championheadband and two wristbands, not to mention the curly hair-the 6 Sachin makeover was complete.
It was not long before his friends dubbed him 'Mac'. Fortunately for Indian cricket, the fling with tennis did not last, and before long Sachin had made it to the Sahitya Sahawas 'big boys' cricket team.
By the time he was 11, Sachin's obsession with cricket had begun. Every morning at 6 a. Sachin's uncle and aunt, Suresh and Mangala Tendulkar, lived just across the road from the park. Sachin would finish school Sharadashram English, very close to Shivaji Park in the morning and then go to his uncle's for lunch and a rest before crossing to Shivaji Park for afternoon practice from 3 p.
The kit would be left dt his uncle's house, and with his school bag he would get home by 8 p. Studies and dinner followed and then a tired Sachin would be in bed. But the commute from Bandra East to Dadar West became too strenuous after a while and it was decided that it would be better if he stayed on at his uncle's place.
The arrangement continued till he made his first-class debut in It was his brother Ajit who first spotted Sachin's natural talent. While Sachin imitated his heroes in other sports notably, McEnroe , where cricket was concerned, he had a style of his own. Ajit noticed his feel for the game and his ability to read the length of the ball. The talent was most definitely there.
Indian cricket-indeed, the world of sports-owes a huge debt to Ajit Tendulkar, for it was he who set the first small steps in motion. To understand the rapid rise ofTendulkar from schoolboy cricketer to international star, you first have to understand the ethos and history ofMumbai cricket. Mumbai has produced more Test cricketers and won the Ranji Trophy on more occasions than any other city or state in India. When the mighty Sunil Gavaskar, first to reach 10, runs in Test cricket and scorer of most centuries 34 says, 'Whatever I am in the game today is due to the fact that I have been nursed in the cradle of cricket, that is Bombay,' it is no exaggeration.
Mumbai's proud record in the Ranji Trophy has faded from the Bombay Boy 7 glory days that lasted till the mids. Nor do its players these days dominate the ranks of the national team, as had traditionally been the case since India made its international debut in Indeed, there have been occasions when Sachin Tendulkar was the sole representative in the Test side from the city that boasts the proudest cricket tradition in the land.
The North particularly Delhi and the South particularly Karnataka caught up with their western rival in the mids. Before that Mumbai remained unbeaten from to , a golden streakof15 years unprecedented in the history of first-class cricket.
To understand the passion that is cricket, take a train to Mumbai. Look out of the window as you approach the city and you will see the evidence all around.
On tiny strips ofland next to the tracks, on streets and in fields, wherever a little space can be squeezed out, boys of all ages, often with the most rudimentary equipment, can be seen playing their hearts out from dawn to dusk. Veteran cricket journalist Pradeep Vijayakar told me that this passion for cricket in his beloved city was 'unquenchable': 'Ifl could afford to, I would be at the nets early in the morning, play a match during the day and then coach in the evening.
It is founded on technical certitude and a ruthless streak where the bowler is the enemy and occupation of the crease a kind of tunnel vision-a take-no-prisoners style of cricket. It was on a beach not far from Mumbai, in the Gulf ofCambay, that the very first game of cricket in India was played. Here, in , British sailors and traders whiling away their time during a fortnight's docking played the occasional game which attracted a smattering of local interest.
But the action soon switched to Mumbai which witnessed its first match in , thanks to the pioneering efforts of the city's tiny Parsi community, also known as India's Hambledon the birthplace of cricket men. The first club, the Oriental Cricket Club, was formed in by which time the Parsis, who had fled Persia in the sixth century, had made a reputation for themselves in virtually every field from business to sporting. They also followed several British customs and traditions, including the game of cricket.
The first team from India to tour England were the Pars is in Though they could register just one win from 28 matches, the pioneering steps had been. Early enthusiasm among Mumbai's population for cricket was obvious in when the Parsis beat G.
Vernon's team from England by four wickets, watched by 12, spectators. After they had beaten two more sides from England, a biannual match between the Pars is and the Europeans was instituted in The Governor of Bombay Presidency, Lord Harris, a former MCC president and England Test captain, was one of the early patrons oflndian cricket, and his name lives on in the Harris Shield inter-school tournament in Mumbai in which Sachin first made a name for himself. By , the Hindus had joined the fray and the tournament grew to a triangular.
By , it was termed as the Quadrangular with the inclusion of the Muslims, and then came the Pentangular with players from other communities including Christians,Jains, Buddhists and Jews playing for The Rest.
All these matches were played in Mumbai, but eventually the league gave way to the Ranji Trophy after it received the stamp of disapproval from none other than Mahatma Gandhi, who considered anything practised along comm unallines anathema.
Guha and Vaidyanathan. Raj deep himself once carried his bat for 19 in a total of 40 for Jolly Cricketers for whom Ajit Tendulkar also turned out in a Kanga League match in Every Mumbai cricketer from Merchant to Tendulkar has cut his teeth in the league which started with eight teams and today has 98 from division 'Pl. The uniqueness of this tournament is that it is played in Mumbai's monsoon season when the rain comes down in unending torrents.
Many veterans ascribe the decline ofMumbai's cricketing fortunes to the reluctance oftoday's players to participate on pitches which are so unpredictable in bounce. The league attracts intense team loyalty. Former Test batsman Madhav Apte Golly Cricketers is still active at 69, having played every year since the team's inception. Another player, wicketkeeper Mehli Dinshaw Irani who played in the Ranji Trophy, also turned out for his side Parsi Cyclists for more than 50 years.
Yet, I find that today's youngsters prefer going to England during the summer.
Compared to the Kanga League, English cricket is like a friendly village green. This is their reward for scores of30 and above, and bowling figures of three or more wickets. Former Test umpire Piloo Reporter has been standing in local matches for 40 years. The batsman struck the ball to midwicket and the batsmen ran a couple. I was watching the batsman make his ground. As the wicketkeeper collected the ball, the batsman complained, "Umpire, yeh apna ball nahin hai'' Umpire, this is not our ball.
He was right, a fielder from an adjoining match had thrown the ball which the wicketkeeper gobbled up!
Nowhere in the world will you sec organized cricket in which a fielder seemingly at mid-wicket is actually positioned at fine leg for his own team. Patil, whose father Madhu also played in the Ranji 'Irophy for Mumbai and who agreed with his son's theory , reckoned that Dadar Union batsmen exhibited technical exactitude, while the more devastating version incorporating elan, panache and flamboyance was on show at Shivaji Park Gymkhana.
While the Kanga League is played every Sunday during the monsoon season, the Times Shield founded by the Times ciflndia is the inter-office league played during the winter, which attracts an equal number of international and first-class players.
The city's cricketing structure is completed by the Harris Shield for boys under 15 and the Giles Shield under 17 inter-school tournaments, ensuring that cricket is played almost all the year round.
And competition is fierce at every level. Mumbai has often been described as Indian cricket's Yorkshire. When Sachin was growing up, the school scene was dominated by the likes ofSharadashram Vidyamandir, Balamohan, St. Mary's, Don Bosco, St. Xavier's and Anjuman-E-Islam. By the s it had overtaken Anjuman-E-Islam as the winnet of the most inter-school tournament titles.
Pandit a wicketkeeper-batsman and Lalchand Rajput opening batsman were in Ruia College with Ajit Tendulkar and were coached by Ramakant Achrekar, the official Sharadashram coach. Achrekar also ran a few cricket clubs, including the Sassanian Cricket Club and the Kamat Memorial Cricket Club for whom he kept wickets in Kanga League matches well into his 40s. Achrekar never played first-class cricket. But for many years he was the wicketkeeper-batsman for the strong State Bank oflndia team in the Times Shield which had in its ranks a future India captain and coach, Ajit Wadekar.
We used to call him the Bradman of tennis-ball cricket, such was his technique,' Wadekar told me in Mumbai in September For those who may scotT at the thought of playing cricket with a tennis ball, try it sometime. Keeping the ball on the ground is devilishly difficult and reaching 20 runs is considered quite a feat.
According to Ajit, Achrekar's biggest asset was the equal emphasis he laid on both net practice and match practice. The coach ensured most of his boys were busy playing in one tournament or the other right through the year. Ajit duly approached Achrekar 'Sir' as he is respectfully referred to and asked if he could bring his brother along for the net practice which Achrekar held for Kamat Club and the boys ofSharadashram at Shivaji Park.
The coach, already well known in Mumbai cricket circles, and soon to become a legend in the cricket world, agreed after first confirming that year-old Sachin had never played with a hard cricket ball.He was dismissed without scoring a run, again by Waqar Younis. Azharuddin was credited with saying "Nahin jeetega! When the mighty Sunil Gavaskar, first to reach 10, runs in Test cricket and scorer of most centuries 34 says, 'Whatever I am in the game today is due to the fact that I have been nursed in the cradle of cricket, that is Bombay,' it is no exaggeration.
Tendulkar fell amid a batting collapse and the match referee, Clive Lloyd , awarded Sri Lanka the match after the crowd began rioting and throwing litter onto the field. He often bowls when two batsmen of the opposite team have been batting together for a long period, as he can often be a useful partnership breaker.
That got him into the West Zone under team as he continued to scale the ladder of success at bewildering speed. Laxmibai recalls his compassion as a little boy and his loyalty to his friends, which has stayed with him all his life. But he was run out for one in a tournament marred by rain and did not make it to the West Zone under team. Tendulkar is the highest run scorer in both Test matches and ODIs, and also the batsman with the most centuries in either form of the game.