This is by far the most deadly combination that the Media Industry has seen. Sachin – Television – Audience. No doubt that it’s a different and special experience watching him play LIVE at a Cricket Stadium, but television has surely provided a gift to those who cannot watch him play in a Stadium. Very few would have imagined that this Little Master will be the heart of the nation and win our hearts every time he walks towards the stumps to take his batting stance. Sachin Tendulkar’s first ever recorded Television interview was back in 1989 when he was playing for Ranji team. That day and this day…Television and its audience have really been lucky to witness this Great Player.
Following are some of his interesting stories:
– In his childhood he grew his hair and tied a band around it to copy his idol “JohnMcEnroe”
– Sachin was given a pair of pads by his cricket hero Sunil Gavaskar when he was a schoolboy and he made his Test debut for India against Pakistan aged just 16-years old in 1989 wearing those very pads
– Sachin is ambidextrous. He bats with his right hand but signs autographs and eats or plays table tennis with his left
– Sachin Tendulkar had to wait for 79 matches for his first ODI century
– Tendulkar is a person who would never show any disrespect to the national flag .He respects the national flag most and had even sought permission to use the tricolour on his helmet
– Sachin’s record of five test centuries before he turned 20 is a current world record
– Sir Bradman did name him in his dream team of all time – A team in which Tendulkar is the only Indian player
– The first ever player to be dismissed by a third umpire in an international game is Sachin Tendulkar
– Sachin Tendulkar scored his 100th century against Bangladesh. This was the first ODI Century against Bangladesh for Sachin
Well the list is endless…And the more he plays the list will get bigger and bigger 😉
His passion for the game not only keeps him going, but also gives him the opportunity to reinvent himself. Each time he goes out on to the field he seems to be raising the bar for himself. It is this Television and the audience that has witnessed this GOD OF CRICKET! It is this television that has lived the amazing moments when he scored his 1st 100 in Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester in 1990 against England. It is this television that has relived the moments when India won its 2nd World Cup in Mumbai and when the players gave Sachin a Lap of Honour.
Hope that this deadly combination of Sachin – Television – Audience continues and we are able to live more of such amazing moments.
iDubba congratulates Sachin for this 100th 100!!