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.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Salute You Sachin Facebook Page

Thank you for the memories Sachin, We will miss you..God Of Cricket Will Never Retire from Our Hearts... We Salute you Little Master..


Friday, November 15, 2013

God Of Cricket Sachin Will Never Retire from Our Hearts

First time in Cricket history whole nation is crying after India has WON a match. Hats off to you Little Master for entertaining the whole nation and carrying the hopes of billions for 24 long years. SUCH A TRUE LEGEND YOU ARE. We Salute you Little Master..

Cricket without Sachin Tendulkar is like body without Soul..

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sachin Tendulkar's retirement: For Next two weeks, India will only worship god of cricket

Sachin Tendulkar
’s series against the West Indies starts today at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, a city braced for the penultimate cricket match of the Little Master’s career.

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar will play his final Test (200th Test match ) on November 14 in Wankhede Stadium Mumbai.

Good Luck Sachin....

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

God Of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar leads Mumbai to victory

LAHLI: Sachin Tendulkar's farewell game in domestic cricket ended in a manner befitting his iconic stature, as the retiring legend single-handedly guided Mumbai to a four-wicket win over Haryana in one of the most keenly followed match in the history of Ranji Trophy on Wednesday.

Requiring 39 more runs to win with four wickets in hand on the fourth and final day, Sachin Tendulkar went on to make a calculated 175-ball unbeaten 79, building his innings in the manner that has been the hallmark of his later years.

The stay in the middle also ensured Tendulkar warmed up for next month's Test series against the West Indies, which will culminate with the second and his landmark 200th Test in Mumbai, where he will bring the curtain down on his glorious 24-year tryst with international cricket.

After a series of shifts in momentum over the past three days, it was Mumbai who had the last laugh, thanks largely to the relentless perseverance showed by Sachin Tendulkar.

Starting the day at 201 for six, Tendulkar, overnight on 55, guided Dhawal Kulkarni (16 not out) to the last run that came when the young pacer hit Mohit Sharma for a boundary, much to the delight of his Mumbai teammates who had planned to gift the veteran a win in his last game for the state side.

The hordes of home spectators who had trooped into the Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium, didn't mind either as it was Tendulkar who was at the forefront of this successful chase.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

God Of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar to retire after 200th Test

NEW DELHI: God Of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday announced his decision to retire from Test cricket after playing his landmark 200th match against the West Indies next month, bringing an end to the intense speculation about his future

The 40-year-old Tendulkar, who has not been in the best of form in recent times, has informed the BCCI about his decision to quit Test cricket after a glorious career spanning 24 years.

In an emotional statement, Sachin Tendulkar said: "All my life I have had a dream of playing cricket for India. I have been living this dream every day for the last 24 years. It’s hard for me to imagine a life without playing cricket because it’s all I have ever done since I was 11 years old. It’s been a huge honour to have represented my country and played all over the world. I look forward to playing my 200th Test Match on home soil, as I call it a day.

I thank the BCCI for everything over the years and for permitting me to move on when my heart feels it's time! I thank my family for their patience and understanding. Most of all, I thank my fans and well-wishers who through their prayers and wishes have given me the strength to go out and perform at my best."

Tendulkar's 200th Test match is most likely to be held at his home ground in Mumbai from November 14. The Eden Gardens in Kolkata is also a contender for hosting that historic match. The BCCI has not yet announced the venues for the two Tests against the West Indies.

The fact that the BCCI squeezed in a home series against the West Indies had raised speculation that it was done to give Tendulkar the opportunity to retire in front of his home fans.

Although Tendulkar had always maintained that he would continue playing cricket as long as he enjoys playing the game, the pressure of playing at the international level has gradually taking a toll on his ageing body.

He recently retired from the IPL and the Champions League T20 event after his franchise Mumbai Indians won both the titles this year.

"Sachin says it's hard to imagine life without cricket" - Yes ur Right.... "Cricket Without Sachin Tendulkar is like body without Soul" Missing u Sachin :-(

Monday, September 16, 2013

Sachin Tendulkar: 'Perceptions' of the maestro by artist Gayatri Viswanath

Twenty-three-year-old former visual arts student Gayatri Viswanath got the opportunity to present the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar with a painting she made on the occasion of his felicitation for scoring 100 international centuries by the Sports Journalists'Association of Mumbai (SJAM). Jaideep Vaidya caught up with Gayatri following the event.

Artist Gayatri Viswanath (left) giving a fleeting explanation of her art after presenting it to God Of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar (right). Partly seen behind the work of art are SJAM President Chandrashekar Sant and badminton legend Nandu Natekar. Photo Credit: Abhijit Banare.

It’s not often that you get to meet a legend like Sachin Tendulkar. Chances are even lesser that you get to share the same stage with him. It's quite a rarity, as a common (wo)man, that you would ever get the opportunity to converse with him. And it's an outright one-in-a-billion occurring that you would get to present a personal gift to him.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar announces retirement from IPL

Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday announced his retirement from the Indian Premier League (IPL) after Mumbai Indians' maiden title win.

Sachin IPL 2013 Final

'Never too late. It's a special moment. I can't wait to get hold of the trophy. Finally, we've been able to achieve our target. A big thank you to all the supporters. I think this is the right time to stop playing this tournament. I'm 40 and have to accept the reality. I have decided that this is my last season and it has ended perfectly. All the hard work has played off. Things don't come easily and the guys were prepared to do well.

Really a very sad news for the millions fans around this globe .....  But God Already Decided .... we cant do any more ... Miss u Sachin

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

God Of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar sets record for maximum fours in IPL history

Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar may not have set this IPL season on fire but his 48 off 28 balls on Tuesday was enough for Mumbai Indians to end Kolkata Knight Riders' play-off hopes and brighten their own chances of reaching the knockout phase.

* With eight fours during his innings of 48 off 28 balls, Sachin Tendulkar has set a record for most fours (289) at the IPL.

* Tendulkar's strike rate of 171.42 is his second best at the IPL (minimum qualification: 50), behind the 196.88 while scoring 63 off 32 balls against Delhi Daredevils at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on March 17, 2010.

* Tendulkar has received his eighth Man-of-the-Match award in the IPL.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Happy Birthday God of Cricket

The Little Master Sachin Tendulkar turns 40 today. In an incredible 24-year journey in international cricket, Tendulkar thanks his family for its support and the fans for making him what he is, a genius!

Sachin Tendulkar’s birthday is a special time to celebrate that god gifted him to the world for cricket. God knew cricket game after he born in this world. He you touched our heart. You’re a gifted by god to the entire Cricket world.

All the best for the Master’s 40th birthday....

Monday, April 1, 2013

Stepping in with God Of Crciket Sachin will be different: Ricky Ponting

BANGALORE: In a rare spectacle, God of cricket Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting on Monday found themselves training for the same team with the former Australian captain glued to the batting grind of his Mumbai Indians teammate ahead of their side's IPL campaign.

Tendulkar, had a two-hour long batting stint at the National Cricket Academy with captain Ponting keeping a close watch on him ahead of MI's IPL campaign opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 4.

Sachin Tendulkar spent the longest time at the nets while Ponting, Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik batted for under 45 minutes.

A padded up Tendulkar faced the throwdowns with straight bat for nearly 20 minutes on the NCA centre pitch, while Ponting exhibited his array of strokes, including his trademark pull shots.

Once Ricky Ponting decided to wind up, Tendulkar, wielding two different bats, slipped into the nets and faced Harbhajan Singh and Pragyan Ojha who were bowling in tandem. The veteran batsman concentrated on playing more with the straight bat on either side of the wicket.

Occasionally, he unleashed his trademark shots like backfoot punch and hoick over square-leg fielder. He also constantly chatted with Harbhajan and Ojha.

While Tendulkar was playing his strokes at the nets, Ponting was studiously watching the veteran Indian bat for close to an hour, a spectacle which turned out to be a treat to watch for those present.

Ponting was also seen having animated discussions with Harbhajan and other teammates and MI chief-mentor and former India captain Anil Kumble.

After facing the likes of Harbhajan and Ojha, Tendulkar picked up his other bat and walked up to the adjacent net to face club bowlers. While his teammates took some time to rest, he went on knocking the balls.

On the other corner, Karthik faced the throwdowns on the concrete pitch focusing to get his cover drives and short-arm pull shots right.

Rohit padded then up and faced the throwdowns on the centre pitch to test his wrist-work on either side of the wicket.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Fan touches Sachin Tendulkar's feet

For fans in India, Sachin Tendulkar is "God of cricket." Whenever Tendulkar plays, fans follow every detail of his batting innings, be it a domestic game or international. On Sunday, when the Master Blaster reached to his century in Ranji Trophy quarter-finals against Baroda at Wankhede Stadium, a fan made a long trip from the stands to the pitch just to touch the feet of Tendulkar.

Tendulkar himself had said that he doesn't feel comfortable when fans touch his feet. A few years back, in an interview published in "OK!" magazine, he had this to say: "I used to receive letters written in blood...but not any more. It feels strange when a fan comes and touches your feet and says you are God. I don't feel comfortable with it, but it is the way they feel about you...that happened again just a couple of weeks ago actually."

The 39-year-old had to spend some awkward time on Sunday too when a fan touched his feet. Before the umpires could intervene and chase the fan away, the moment was captured on TV and by the shutterbugs at the stadium. Tendulkar resumed his innings and was bowled for 108, his 80th first-class century. This was his first game since retiring from One Day Internationals and he hit form ahead of Australia Test series. Fans are happy to see the Master back.

When Sachin's batting is more important than a wedding ceremony

Yesterday, hundreds of them turned up at the Wankhede Stadium to see the ODI-retired batting great and Tendulkar did not disappoint them through his hundred against Baroda in the Ranji Trophy quarter-final.

Tendulkar, who scored 108 (10x4 and a six), brought up his 18th Ranji Trophy ton with a nudge to long on. He is now two short of Sunil Gavaskar’s 20 Ranji tons, and just one short of Gavaskar’s record of 81 first-class hundreds.

Some spectators at the Vijay Merchant Stand revealed to MiD DAY that they cancelled plans of a Sunday siesta at home when they heard Tendulkar was batting.

As expected, Sachin Tendulkar was cheered on loudly when he walked in to bat at the fall of Hiken Shah’s wicket. His every move was keenly followed as if there was no tomorrow. The crowd drew great pleasure from Tendulkar’s explicit straight and cover drives, and back foot punches. The straight drives stood out.

Tendulkar could well have dominated the Baroda attack, but he preferred to play intently. He consciously stayed away from playing across the line most of the time. He tried to play as straight as possible with most of his runs being scored in the mid-off and mid-on region.

When Tendulkar played a rare uppish shot on the off side, a fan spontaneously remarked: “Sachin paaji neeche se khelo. Sirf aapki batting dekhne aaye hai.” (Please play along the ground… we have only come to see you bat). A loud appeal for leg-before was turned down which prompted a fan to say: “Mehnat karo, mehnat. Sachin ko out karna aasan nahi hai.” (Work hard. It isn’t easy to get Tendulkar’s wicket).

Forget the wedding
A few spectators were dressed in sarees and sherwanis. They slipped off from a wedding ceremony taking place at the Mumbai Cricket Association’s banquet hall to catch a glimpse of Tendulkar’s batting.

The news of Tendulkar playing well spread like fire as seats filled up at a decent pace.

Restlessness slowly started to creep in among fans as Tendulkar decided to deal in singles in between. Chants of ‘Sachin, Sachin’ grew louder, urging the batting maestro to go for big shots. A fan shouted: “Chagdi maar Sachin.” (C’mon, hit a six).

He finally went for one straight down the ground off Ketul Patel much to the delight of the patient fans.

Tendulkar was however, embarrassed when a spectator charged on to the field to touch his feet after scoring his hundred. A big inswinging delivery from Murtuja Vahora that sneaked through Tendulkar’s bat and pad to send the leg stump cartwheeling crushed all hopes of what was becoming a memorable Sunday.

Tendulkar may have disappointed millions of his fans by retiring from one-day cricket, but the spectators that turned up yesterday gave him a standing ovation just like they would do at his farewell ODI.