Friday, November 7, 2014

God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar launches 'Playing It My Way'

Playing It My Way is the autobiography of former Indian cricketer God of Cricket Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. It was launched on 5 November 2014 in Mumbai. The book summaries Sachin Tendulkar's early days, his 24 years of international career and aspects of his life that have not been shared publicly. I knew that if I agreed to write my story, I would have to be completely honest, as that's the way I have always played the game and that would mean talking about a number of things I have not addressed in public before. So here I am, at the end of my final innings, having taken that last walk back to the pavilion, ready to recount as many incidents as I can remember since first picking up a cricket bat as a child in Mumbai thirty-five years ago." - Little Master Sachin Tendulkar.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sachin is the first sportsman conferred Bharat Ratna

NEW DELHI: God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar was conferred with the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, by President Pranab Mukherjee in a glittering ceremony in the Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday.

Sachin Tendulkar, who was nominated to the Rajya Sabha last year, is the first sportsperson and the youngest recipient of the award.

Tendulkar, who retired from all forms of cricket last November, is the one most accomplished cricketers in the world, finishing his illustrious career with a fair clutch of records. He has 15,921 runs from a record 200 Test matches at an average of 53.58 and 51 centuries.

Tendulkar, 40, finished his ODI career last December just minutes before the team for Pakistan was announced. He has scored 18,426 runs from 463 ODIs with an average of 44.83 including 49 centuries. He was also the first to score a double hundred in the 50-over format

National Honours for Sachin Tendulkar :

1994 : Arjuna Award, in recognition of his outstanding achievement in sports.
1997-98 : Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest honour given for achievement in sports.
1999 : Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award.
2008 : Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award.
2014 : Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I will continue to worship God Of Cricket Sachin, says die-hard fan Sudhir Chaudhary

The 32-year-old has devoted his life to Sachin Tendulkar and followed him everywhere to watch his icon bat, not only in India, but sometimes pedaling his way to Bangladesh to witness a cricket match in 2007 and Lahore, Pakistan in 2006.

"I have dedicated my life to Sachin sir. I will continue to waive tri-colour in every match India play at home. 'Miss U Tendulkar 10' will be written on my back," Sudhir told from Kochi, where he will be seen cheering Team India in the first ODI against West Indies on Thursday.

"I will never let his absence felt on the ground till my last breath. I will keep cheering the team with tri-colour painted on my body as always," he said.

Sudhir is usually seen with his body painted in the tri-colour, waving the national flag and blowing the conch shell during cricket matches.

Sudhir said when Tendulkar made his way to the dressing room for the last time, he could not stop himself from crying.

"I could not control myself and cried a lot. When he was delivering his farewell speech, I stood in one corner of the ground and cried. He told me to attend his press conference the next day but the hall was so crowded that I could not meet him," said Sudhir to whom Tendulkar had given a pair of sports shoes as souvenir just before his retirement.

"I will meet Sachin sir after returning from Kochi. He is like a living god for me," he added. Tendulkar had invited Sudhir into the dressing room after India's World Cup win in 2011 at home to be pictured with him and the trophy, which made the thinly-built from Muzaffarpur, Bihar famous.

Sachin Tendulkar had also ensured Sudhir's entry into the ground during the prize distribution ceremony and his lap of honour after playing his final and 200th Test in the international arena.

"I can never forget that moment (with Tendulkar and World Cup trophy). Sachin sir has given me the memory of my lifetime. I am only one of his millions fans but it was so nice of him to do that for me. He is not only a great player but is a great human being as well," he said.

"Cricket is like oxygen for Sachin sir and I am sure he will comeback in some other capacity to serve the game. I am waiting for that day and will continue to cheer him," he said.