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Sachin captained the Indian team at the age of 23.
Sachin is the wealthiest Indian cricketer due to his contracts of millions of US dollars a year with MRF and Pepsi ,etc. Till 1997 he had 7.5 Million US Dollars . Sachin had also signed a contract with Adidas products.
Sachin scored a century in the first match as captain of Indian team.
Sachin was the first ever overseas player to play for Yorkshire.
At the age of 19 he became the youngest player to score 1000 test runs, during India's tour of South Africa (1992/93).
In 1989/90 at the age of just 16 years and 205 days, he became the youngest player to play at the test level for India against Pakistan at Karachi. Sachin scored his first test century at the age of 17 years and 112 days.
Sachin made his first class debut at the age of 15 and scored a century on debut.
Sachin was rated the number 1 batsman in the world by the prestigious Coopers and Lybrands ratings in 1995, and now in 1998. Sachin was also number 1 in the CEAT cricket ratings of 1996.
Sachin has been rated the no.1 batsman in the latest Wisden Cricket Ratings (based on Test match performances). Sachin has scored at an average of above 57 in the last two years ( 26 tests ).
23rd June 1998: Sachin Tendulkar wins the Coopers and Lybrand Award for best Test cricketer of the Year (based on performances in the last 12 months), backed by an amazing 40% of votes as the best test cricketer in a survey conducted by CricInfo (the largest cricket site on the 'net).
July 07, 1998: Sachin receives the Mega Sixes award for hitting 5 sixes in the tournament.
July 07, 1998: Sachin was involved in a World Record opening stand with Saurav Ganguly of 252 runs off 44 overs- breaking the previous record of 225 runs held by Kenya.
July 07, 1998: Sachin becomes the 5th player in ODI history to score 7,000 runs.
July 07, 1998: Sachin scores 128 runs off 131 balls, his 17th one day international century and his 4th highest one-day international score ever. With this century, he has equaled Desmond Haynes' record of 17 centuries. However, Sachin has played 42 matches less that Haynes.
August 27: Sachin Tendulkar along with Shane Warne met the legendary Sir Donald Bradman in Adelaide the occasion of the Australian batsman's 90th birthday celebration. Bradman considers Tendulkar to be the best batsman in the world.
August 29: Sachin Tendulkar receives a cheque for Rs 1 Lac (Rs 100,000), a scroll of honour and a plaque from President K.R Narayanan at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Sachin won the Khel Ratna award, which is the award for highest achievement in Indian sport.
26th September 1998: Sachin breaks the record for maximum centuries in One-Day Internationals by surpassing the previous highest of 17 set by Desmond Haynes. Sachin's 18th century (127 not out) against Zimbabwe on 26th September 1998, proved to be a match-winning knock.
8th November, 1998: Sachin Tendulkar scores his 20th century in one-day internationals by scoring 118* from 112 balls against Zimbabwe. By scoring this century, he broke the record for the maximum centuries in International cricket (ODI + Test), ie, 36 in total. Sachin crossed Viv Richards (West Indies) and Sunil Gavaskar's record of 35 centuries in International cricket combined.
13 November, 1998: Sachin scores his 21st century (124*) in the Finals of the Champions Trophy in Sharjah, leading India to a 10 wicket victory. Sachin was also the Man of the Series.
2 December, 1998: Sachin is the Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year Award.
5th January, 1999: Sachin Tendulkar and Alan Donald top the Amul Cricket Rankings for the Year 1998. with Mark Waugh in the second place . In the bowling list, Donald is ahead of Muttaiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka (100 wickets), South African Shaun Pollock (89) and Indian leg spinner Anil Kumble (73).
31st January, 1999: Sachin was awarded the Man of the Match in the First Test against Pakistan at Chennai despite India's loss. Sachin scored a magnificent 136 (his 18th test century!) in the 2nd innings, arguably his best innings as it was played under immense pressure. Mongia joined Tendulkar at the crease when the score was a paltry 82/5, with the top order suffering a total collapse at the hands of the Pakistani quickies and Saqlain. Tendulkar, with the support of Mongia brought India within 17 runs of the desired target - 271. Tendulkar batted for 405 minutes and hit 18 fours. After Tendulkar's dismissal the team collapsed and India lost by 12 runs. Sachin had scored a duck (0) in the 1st innings, his first duck after 20 test matches. Tendulkar also bowled superbly in this test breaking important partnerships.
16th February, 1999: Sachin recorded his first 'First Ball DUCK' in test cricket when he was clean bowled on a fast in-swinging yorker from Pakistani paceman, Shoiab Akhtar in the first innings of the First Test of the Asian Test Championship.
19th February, 1999: Scores 5000 runs in Test cricket when he scored his 9th run in the second innings of the First Test of the Asian Test Championship. This landmark comes in Tendulkar's 67th Test at an amazing average of 53.19 including 18 centuries and 20 fifties.
28th February, 1999: Scores his 19th Test Century.
23rd May, 1999: Tendulkar scores a his 23rd ODI hundred.
29th July, 1999: Replaces Azharuddin as captain of the Indian team for his second stint as captain. Sachin was named captain of the Indian team by the National Selection Committee on 28th July in Nagpur till October.
29th October- 2nd November, 1999: Scores his first test double century (217 runs against New Zealand).
8th November, 1999: Tendulkar & Dravids' partnership of 331 against New Zealand in the 2nd ODI was a new world record for any wicket beating Dravid and Gangulys' partnership of 318.
8th November, 1999: Tendulkar scored his highest One Day International score, ie, 186* against New Zealand in the 2nd ODI, beating his previous best of 143. Tendulkar's score (186*) is the highest score by an Indian batsman in ODI's, beating Ganguly's 183. This was Tendulkar's 24th ODI hundred.
17th March, 2000: Scores his 25th ODI century
19th March, 2000: Scores 9000 runs in One Day Internationals.
On 8th November, 1999 , Sachin scored his highest One Day International score, ie, 186* against New Zealand in the 2nd ODI, beating his previous best of 143. Tendulkar's score (186*) is the highest score by an Indian batsman in ODI's, beating Ganguly's 183. This was Tendulkar's 24th ODI hundred.
On 29th May, 1999 Sachin scored his 22nd ODI Century, vs Kenya, Bristol in World Cup 1999 Match.
On 31st March, 2001 Sachin created history by becoming the first batsman in the history of limited overs cricket to score 10,000 runs. ( Match : India vs Australia, Indore, INDIA.)
Equalled Sir Donald Bradmans record of 29 Test Centuries when Sachin scored 117 v/s West Indies at Port-of-Spain.
In his 99th Test appearance, Sachin surpassed Bradman's record scoring 193, against England at Headingly, Leeds.
September 5th, sachin sees him become the youngest player ever to play in his 100th Test Match for any country.
On 1st March 2003, while playing against Pakistan in the group match during 2003 World cup, Sachin scored his 12,000 th ODI run. No other player has scored more than 10,000 runs till date.
In Asia Cup 2004 Sachin became the most capped ODI Player for India.
On 16th March 2005, Sachin became the fifth batsman in test history to score 10,000 runs during the second test against Pakistan.
On 17th October 2008, Sachin became the first batsman in test history to score 12,000 runs during the second test against Australia played at Mohahi, India.
On 24th February 2010, Sachin became the first batsman in ODI history to score 200 runs in an innings during the second ODI against South Africa played at Gwalior, India.

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