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Summary Article: Tendulkar, Sachin (Ramesh) from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

Indian cricketer. He is the all-time leading scorer in both Test and One-day international cricket. A right-handed batsman, he was a child prodigy, and scored a century on his first-class debut for Bombay at the age of 15. In 1989, at 16 years 205 days, he became India's youngest ever Test player, and in 1990, at 17 years 112 days, the second-youngest player to score a Test century. He was appointed captain of India in 1996, and reappointed after the 1999 World Cup, but resigned in March 2000. He was the first player to score a double hundred in a One-day international and holds the record for most centuries scored in both One-day internationals and in Test cricket. He is also the first player in history to have scored 15,000 runs in each of Test and One-day international cricket. Tendulkar retired in November 2013.

Career highlights

Test cricket (1989–2013) appearances: 200; runs: 15,921; average: 53.78; not out: 33; 100s: 51; best: 248 not out (v. Bangladesh 2004); catches: 115

One-day internationals (1989–2012) appearances: 463; batting: runs: 18,426; average: 44.83; not out: 41; 100s: 49; best: 200 not out (v. South Africa 2010); bowling: overs: 1,342.2; wickets: 154; runs: 6,850; average: 44.48; best: 5–32 (v. Australia 1998); catches: 140

All first-class cricket (1988–2013) appearances: 310; batting: runs: 25,396; average: 57.84; not out: 51; 100s: 81; best: 248 not out (v. Bangladesh 2004); catches: 186


Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1997

He was born in Mumbai, India, and first came to prominence in 1988 when, at the age of 14, he put on 664 runs with Vinod Kambli (who later joined him in the Indian Test side) in a school match, then a world record for any grade of cricket. In 1992 he became Yorkshire's first overseas player.


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