Tendulkar has the highest number of runs in World Cup matches 1, with a strike rate of Related Articles:. He scored runs at an average of Bowling was a fascination with Sachin from the early days and even then he bowled an assortment of medium pace and leg spin.
But he was firm in his choice and it has always been heavy bats from then on. He has employed many modern and unorthodox stroked into his batting style, like the paddle sweep, and different forms of scoop and slash. Tendulkar, succeeding Mohammad Azharuddin as captain, then led India on a tour of Australia, where the visitors were comprehensively beaten  by the newly-crowned world champions. On his England tour, in , he scored his first international century not out in Old Trafford, and began to lay the basis of a reserved spot for himself in the team.
However, after scoring the first century, he liked the century scoring innings so much that he became engrossed in the efforts to score a century in every inning he played. His Harris Shield total of 1, runs came to the staggering average of 1, !!! Very soon, he became the first cricketer to score 10, runs and take wickets in one day internationals. But Dandekar was shocked when he heard Sachin was just 12 and bluntly told Ajit his kid brother was too young to get into the under nets. Up to 3lbs 2 ounces. Achrekar was impressed by his skills, and asked his parents to change his school to Sharadashram Vidyamandir, as it had proper sports facilities and had already produced many famous cricketers.
These twin knocks were also known as the Desert Storm innings. He also started to coach Tendulkar at Shivaji Park, and Tendulkar credits him till date for playing a pivotal role in a famous cricketer. He is the first cricketer to get pass 16, runs. Tendulkar fell amid a batting collapse and the match referee, Clive Lloyd , awarded Sri Lanka the match after the crowd began rioting and throwing litter onto the field. He politely smiled.
Achrekar was impressed by his skills, and asked his parents to change his school to Sharadashram Vidyamandir, as it had proper sports facilities and had already produced many famous cricketers.
He dedicated this century to his father.
India were under pressure to win the match to stay in contention as they had lost their previous two games to South Africa and Zimbabwe.
The target was readjusted and India needed to get in 46 overs and the asking rate became more steep — India were asked to get 94 runs in 87 balls. He followed with a run-a-ball 42 in the second ODI against Pakistan on February 11, , and then a truly masterly 95 in hostile conditions on 13 February, in Lahore. He has done it six times — , , , , and After this his hunger for such achievements continued to grow.
While he displayed a full repertoire of strokes in compiling his maiden Test hundred, most remarkable were his off-side shots from the back foot. Fielding was also taken seriously.
He also won an Opel Astra for his efforts at Sharjah an award which he dedicated to his wife, on his 25th birthday. He coped with the pace and bounce quite easily and stroked his way to a beautiful hundred.