24th April will always been a special day for Indian cricket fans. On this day, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, one of the greatest cricketer was born.
Sachin Tendulkar is also known as ‘Master Blaster’ and ‘God of cricket’ has turned 47 today. He was born on this day in 1973 in Maharashtra.
He first time stepped to the crease at the age of 16 in 1989 and what followed is history. Someone who had the ability to turn the game around with bat. Sachin won million of hearts both on and off the field across the world.
Sachin set numerous records in his 24 year career and reached various milestones. On his 47th birthday, we highlight some top five innings he had played in international cricket.
#5 82 vs New Zealand at Auckland, 1994
Sachin smashed 82 runs against New Zealand at Eden Park Auckland in 1994. Sachin was opening for the first time in his career and the Eden Park Auckland. He scored quick 82 runs from just 49 balls which included 15 fours and two sixes. He later described it as a dream inning.
#4 98 vs Pakistan at Centurion, 2003
He scored 98 runs against Pakistan at Centurion in 2003. Sachin himself has describe this as his best inning. India was chasing a total of 273 runs and Sachin managed to score 98 off just 75 balls.
Pakistan’s bowling attack had likes of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Shoaib Akhtar and Shahid Afridi. Sachin scored run at will against all of them. With the six to Akhtar over point is called one of the best shot of the tournament.
#3 200 vs South Africa at Gwalior, 2010
He raised his arms in triumph looked towards the sky and was savouring the moment. Every Indian didn’t want that moment to fly away.
Sachin Tendulkar created history at Gwalior’s Roop Singh Stadium on February 24, 2010 as he played a marathon inning in 50 over cricket and scored double hundred against South Africa. He became the first batsman to score a double century in One Day Internationals.
#2 114 vs Australia at Perth, 1992
He smashed 114 runs against Australia at Perth in 1992. Sachin was nineteen when he went for his first Australia tour. Australia had put up a 346 score. The Master Blaster scored a 114 from just 161 balls.
India put up a score of 272. In the fourth innings, India had to chase 442 but was dismantled at 141 with Australia winning the match by 300 runs along with the series at 4-0.
#1 175 vs Australia at Hyderabad, 2009
One of the fighting inning of 175 runs against Australia at Hyderabad in 2009 and Cricket fans were murmuring the legend’s decline. Wickets were tumbling at the other end but Sachin came back with more aggressiveness to score 175 of just 141 balls.
Sachin got out when India requires just 18 runs and India couldn’t cross the 350 score by Australia and lost the match by just 3 runs.