Master-Class


Sachin Tendulkar’s breathtaking display of batsmanship at Cape Town reverberated by generations to come

When the Newlands stadium at Cape Town is bathed in radiant sunshine with the blue sky draping over the monumental Table mountain and Devils Peak in the background, it is arguably one of the most beautiful cricket grounds going around. Back in the 1996-97 season,  India's legendary batsman wielded the willow with mystical brilliance ... More

ICC CEO Dave Richardson rates Sachin Tendulkar’s 169 against South Africa at Newlands one of his best

He was behind the stumps in 10 Test matches against but former South African glovesman and current ICC Chief Executive never found Tendulkar perturbed by the raw pace and short-pitched stuff bowled by Allan Donald and Co. "What fascinated me about Sachin Tendulkar's batting was how much he used to get hurt if he failed to score runs for ... More

Photo Gallery : Sachin Tendulkar’s 51 Test Century at Cape Town

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Tendulkar’s finest ODI performances

143 v Australia, Sharjah, 1997-98 India are chasing Australia's 284, but more importantly they need to score 254 to beat New Zealand on net run-rate, and make their way to the final. Single-handedly, Tendulkar takes India close to the cut-off when sandstorms disrupt the play. Just when making it to the final looks difficult, Tendulkar not ... More

Photo Gallery : Sachin Tendulkar scored 103 against England in Chennai on 2008

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Master Class At Sydney – A regal knock

Banner at the ground summed up Australia's affection for Sachin Tendulkar. "Commit all your crimes when Sachin is batting," it read. "They will go unnoticed because even the Lord is watching." Great players have a feel for the big stage and Tendulkar couldn't have chosen a better moment to turn in such a regal performance. Efficient and ... More