Sachin Tendulkar Birthday Special: 98 against Pakistan and other World Cup specials from Master Blaster

Sachin Tendulkar featured in six World Cups and here is a list of some great knocks played by the 'Master Blaster' in the premier tournament:

Asian News International, Apr 24, 2019 15:06:30 IST

New Delhi: Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar turned 46 on Wednesday, 24 April. Famously known as 'Little Master,' Sachin was born this day in 1973 in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

The legendary cricketer stepped on the field of cricket on 15 November, 1989, and made his one day international (ODI) debut on 18 December, 1989.

Sachin Tendulkar smashed 98 off 75 balls against a star-studded Pakistan attack at Centurion in the 2003 World Cup. AFP

Sachin Tendulkar smashed 98 off 75 balls against a star-studded Pakistan attack at Centurion in the 2003 World Cup. AFP

Only 16 when he debuted, Tendulkar played sublime cricket throughout his cricketing career, which lasted for 24 years.

Tendulkar amassed 18,426 runs in ODI and is 4,192 runs ahead of the second-placed batsman Kumar Sangakkara.

Moreover, he is atop the list of 'most runs' in the longest-format, accumulating 15,921 runs.

Tendulkar featured in six World Cups and here is a list of some great knocks played by the 'Master Blaster' in the premier tournament:

90 vs Australia, 1996, Mumbai

Master blaster, at the age of 22, played an impeccable innings of 90 runs at his home ground in Mumbai.

India was chasing a target of 259 runs against the best bowlers in the game, at the time, Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath.

But Tendulkar did not show any trepidation and gathered brilliant 90 runs. Although his knock was not enough to chase down the target set by the visitors as Australia won the match by 16 runs.

140 not out vs Kenya, 1999, Bristol

Tendulkar's unbeaten knock of 149 runs came at a very crucial time as India were in an utmost need of a victory to keep themselves alive in the tournament. This performance from Tendulkar dismantled the Kenya bowling attack and cruised India to an easy win.

98 vs Pakistan, 2003, Centurion

Tendulkar scored 98 against Pakistan when India were chasing a target of 274. The innings holds great significance because he scored against bowlers like Shoaib Akhtar, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, and Shahid Afridi but Tendulkar swatted 12 boundaries and a six provided his side momentum to chase down the target.

120 v England, 2011, Bengaluru

In a group stage clash against England, Master Blaster again showed a stunning performance as he scored 120 runs and helped his side set a target of 338 runs. England, who then came out to bat scored 338 as well and as a result, the match concluded on a tie.

85 vs Pakistan, 2011, Mohali

Tendulkar scored 85 against Pakistan in the semi-finals of the quadrennial tournament and took India to the victory, thus one step closer to the title. India then went on to beat Sri Lanka by six wickets and the World Cup win for India in 2011 handed over Tendulkar the only missing trophy.

Updated Date: Apr 24, 2019 15:07:06 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254