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Sachin focused amid frenzy

He was in a foreign land. At least a land that has stayed the most foreign to India even after their resurgence away from home. They started chanting “Sachin, Sachin” from the time he guided one past short third man to move to 88. There were whites, there were blacks, there were browns at the grass banks of SuperSport Park, and all ... More

Tendulkar better than ever

Sachin Tendulkar has been in awesome form in 2010, and the journey from 13,000 to 14,000 runs has taken him the fewest number of innings 32 Sachin Tendulkar is getting older, and his skills are getting better and better. At the ripe age of 37 years and 169 days, Tendulkar has become the first batsman to get to 14,000 Test runs. Even ... More

Here’s the secret to Sachin’s success: always stay focused on the next ball

Sachin Tendulkar's success in winning the ICC international cricketer of the year award counts among the finest achievements of a brilliant career. Nor was it a sentimental decision bestowed upon a favoured son. Tendulkar played 10 Tests in the period and scored 1064 polished runs at an average of 81. Along the way he rose from 25th to ... More

Sachin Tendulkar to smash Steve Waugh’s Test record

INDIAN batting ace Sachin Tendulkar will become the most-capped Test player in history when he takes the field in the third Test against Sri Lanka later today. Tendulkar will overtake former Australian captain Steve Waugh when he walks out for his 169th match in Colombo. The 37-year-old has also played 442 one-day internationals, just two ... More

Record-breaking Tendulkar cherishes journey

Among all of Sachin Tendulkar's achievements over the years - and there are too many to be recounted - going past Steve Waugh's world record of 168 Test caps must rank pretty high. To have been considered good enough for India for so many matches, to have been fit for so long, to have outlasted almost all his contemporaries. Suresh Raina, ... More

Tendulkar’s absence a blessing in disguise – Afridi

Shahid Afridi,  Pakistan's captain for the upcoming World Twenty20, has said that Sachin Tendulkar's absence from the Indian team for the tournament will be a blessing in disguise for the other sides. "The way he has blossomed in the last few years, he is only getting better and better as a batsman. If he is not playing for India in the ... More

Tendulkar glow helps Mumbai shine

In his 21st year of international cricket, Sachin Tendulkar has been in superb form - runs have flowed in Tests and ODIs and now the Twenty20 format. His innings at the Kotla on Wednesday encompassed all that is brilliant about the man - not just in the manner of his own batting but in how it influenced Mumbai Indians, both necessary ... More

Sachin Tendulkar: Little master

He is an adored symbol of the new India who this week rewrote cricket's record books yet again. Only Don Bradman outranks him as a batsman, and his astonishing career is far from over Sachin Tendulkar's story is the story of modern India, the India that 60 years after independence is emerging as a major power and producing iconic ... More

God helps people like Sachin Tendulkar: Saeed Anwar

I always thought 200 was possible, particularly because of the way pitches are laid out these days and also the poor quality of bowling at the international level. I’m actually surprised why players like Brian Lara, Sanath Jayasuriya and Sachin Tendulkar did not break the record earlier. I don’t mean to say that Sachin’s 200 came ... More

India’s proudest possession : Peter Roebuck

By Peter Roebuck Sachin Tendulkar has been playing top-class cricket for 20 years and he's still producing blistering innings, still looking hungry, still demolishing attacks, still a prized wicket, still a proud competitor. He has not merely been around for two decades. From his first outing to his most recent effort, a stunning 175 in ... More