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Sachin Tendulkar Turns 51 | A Career Highlight of Sachin Tendulkar

The former famous Indian Cricketer, well known as the “God Of Cricket,” Sachin Tendulkar turns 51 on April 24, Wednesday. The living legend dominated the cricket world with his powerful batting skills. 

Social media is buzzing with heartfelt birthday wishes to the Mater Blaster. With that, Gujarati Giants pays tribute to the legend by posting a video on Instagram. Let’s look at his glorious career over two decades on this special occasion as Sachin Tendulkar Turns 51. 

Debut in cricket

Tendulkar started playing cricket at eleven and made his Test debut against Pakistan in Karachi on November 15, 1989, at sixteen. He played for Mumbai and India for more than 24 years.

Sachin Tendulkar is the only Indian cricketer to score a century on debut in three major domestic tournaments: Ranji Trophy, Irani Trophy, and Deodhar Trophy. He’s also the youngest player to debut for Team India in Tests and ODIs. Tendulkar is the best batter of Cricket.

Highest Run Scorer

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He is the highest run scorer in both ODIs and Test Cricket. He has a record of 18426 runs in ODIs, with Kumar Sangakkara (14,234) and Virat Kohli (13,848) following closely behind. 

Of the players currently playing, Joe Root, who ranked at no 10 with 11,736 runs from England, has the closest number of runs to Tendulkar’s 15,921 in Test cricket.

He has played for India in 664 matches across various formats, setting a record of 34,347 runs. As Sachin Tendulkar Turns 51, his records are still intact.

Most Centuries in Tests & International Cricket

In September 1998, in Bulawayo, Tendulkar scored 127 not out, helping India win by eight wickets against Zimbabwe in the first match of the series. This century was his 18th in ODIs, breaking Desmond Haynes’ record for the most centuries. 

Tendulkar kept performing well, finishing his career with 49 centuries in ODIs. He has 51 Test hundreds, a record that still stands today. Overall, Tendulkar has scored 100 international centuries. As Sachin Tendulkar turns 51, his record is on the verge of breaking as Virat Kohli approaches quickly.

Best Cricket Moment

One of Tendulkar’s best moments was in Sharjah, where he single-handedly guided India to victory in the Coca-Cola Cup tri-series.

This memory is rooted in the minds of cricket fans, with the legendary Tony Greig providing commentary as Tendulkar confidently faced Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne.

Memorable Knocks 

Sachin Tendulkar scored his first-ever century in international cricket in August 1990 against England in Manchester. It is considered one of his best Test innings, as it came in the fourth innings, helping India secure a draw in the match.

In 2004, Sachin Tendulkar scored an outstanding 241 not out against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Despite not performing well in the previous game, Tendulkar’s outstanding innings displayed his talent against a strong Australian bowling attack.

World Cup Performances

In the 2003 World Cup, Tendulkar was a key Player of the Series. However, despite his outstanding performance, the team couldn’t secure the title, losing to Australia in the final match at The Wanderers in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The 1996 and 2003 World Cups are remembered for Sachin Tendulkar’s remarkable performances. Still, his performances are in people’s minds, even Sachin Tendulkar Turns 51.

Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for playing the most matches in World Cups (45) and scoring the most runs in the tournament. Alongside Pakistan’s Javed Miandad, he’s the only cricketer in history to play in six World Cup editions.

IPL Career

Sachin Tendulkar has played in all six seasons of the Indian Premier League (IPL) since it started in 2008. He played 78 matches for Mumbai Indians and scored 2334 runs. In the IPL, he hit 13 half-centuries and one century.

In 2010, Mumbai Indians made it to their first-ever IPL final, and Tendulkar won the Orange Cap for scoring the most runs in that season, with 618 runs in 14 innings.

Tendulkar’s final game for Mumbai Indians was in the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 final, where his team defeated Rajasthan Royals to win the title.


To sum it up, Sachin Tendulkar dominated the cricket world in his reign. He got many awards from the Indian Government for his contributions to the cricket team. Although Sachin Tendulkar Turns 51, he continues to inspire the present and upcoming cricketers with his legacy. May Sachin live a healthy and happy life and keep inspiring the world. 

Umair Basraa

Umair Basraa is an experienced Sports Writer with over three years of expertise covering a wide range of sports, including Cricket, Wrestling, UFC/MMA, Boxing, NBA, and Football. His insightful analysis and engaging storytelling bring the excitement and drama of sports to life for his readers. Basraa's work captures the intricacies of each game, offering a deep understanding of the athletes and events that shape the world of sports.

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