Sunday, 17 November 2013

Adieu BHARAT 'RATNA'

"Bharat Ratna" Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, the name itself has a story to tell, probably the only name which has meaning to it beyond what it actually means. Yes that meaning is "Cricket". Cricket Fans were absolutely electrifying and they never stopped the Sachin.. Sachin.. chants whenever he came to play over the years.
Who did see to crying the GOD ?
The reply must be in Yes coz we all were witnessed That Moment.
For three decades now the Little Master has entertained, celebrated. In Adieu , he also couldn't stop himself to brake into tears, touched the pitch, waved to fans and didn't forget to wave INDIAN Flag. Along Entire Nation , Cricket world also broke down in tears. You can imagine that , all the People, presented in stadium were wearing dark glasses and it was difficult to make out their emotions . Probably First time ever Millions of People were cried at a same Time , A record he made before to go !


 This surely has to be the greatest farewell to a cricketer.

Team India won the Historic 200th test by an Inning and 126 runs and also clean swept WI team by 2-0. Sachin tendulkar made 10 and 74 runs in last two tests. Dhoni and Kohli carried the Master on their shoulders and why not, who took the responsibility of Millions of Cricket Freaks for the 24 Years. He was made his test debut on 15th nov 1989 and end on 16th nov 2013.
Indian Govt decided to Give Him Highest Civilian Award "Bharat Ratna" for his commitment for Cricket and serving the Country and Gave Reason to re-joice. 
That was a "mobile guard of honour" with the Indian players on either side jogging sideways and clapping. A solemn moment. MSD , TEAM INDIA, WI Team and spectator Made this FAREWELL TEST even more memorable as MSD made Sachin to Captain of 200th test, WI team gave tribute in their own way and Spectators were tremendous since starting of this Star Sports Test series. Broadcaster Star Sports and Many TV channels were also given tribute to the legend. BCCI also made this farewell series unforgettable as they campaigned to give Digital Autograph via twitter to SRT Fans.  Many of His Friends like Dravid, Sourav, Ravi shastri , Kumble , Yuvi, Bhajji , Aamir Khan (who did commentary for SRT), Lara and list is so on,  His Mother , wife, Daughter and son 'Arjun' , everyone was present there. 
How could the Social Network like Facebook, twitter , G+, youtube untouched from the farewell of The God of Cricket ? All there were Sachin trend. Many Inspirational personalities were give their tribute to him by twitter. This Might be the greatest farewell for A Cricket LEGEND. 
                                                               
Final Words of Sachin before bid Retirement: 
SACHIN: 'All my friends, settle down. Let me talk, I'll get more and more emotional.' The crowd goes berserk out there. 'My life, between 22 yards for 24 years, it's hard to believe that the wonderful journey is coming to an end. But I would like to take this opportunity to thank people who have played an important role in my life.                              
                                                         
                 Also for the first time in my life I am carrying this list in my hand to remember all the names. In case I forget someone, I hope you understand. It's getting a little difficult to talk but I'll manage. The most important person in my life, and I've missed a lot since 1999 he passed away, my father. Without his guidance, I don't think I would have been standing here in front of you. He gave me freedom at the age of 11, and he told me, chase your dreams and make sure you don't find shortcuts. The path might be difficult but don't give up, and I've simply followed his instructions. Above all, he told me to be a nice human being which I've continued to do so, I've tried my best. Every time I've done something special, whenever I've shown my bat, it was for my father. So I miss him today.
My mother, I don't how she dealt with such a naughty child like me. I was not easy to manage. She must be extremely patient. For a mother, the most important thing is that her child remains safe and healthy, and fit and that's what she was most bothered about and worried about. She took care of me. For the first 24 years that I've played for India, but even before that, she started praying for me the day I started playing cricket. She just prayed and prayed and prayed and I think her prayers and blessing have given me the strength to go out and perform. So a big thank you to my mother for all the sacrifices.
In my school days, for fours years I stayed with my uncle and aunt because my school was quite far from my home and they treated me like their son. My aunt, after having had a hard day's play, I would be half asleep and she would be feeding me food so that I could go and play again tomorrow. I can't forget these moments, I'm like their son and I am glad that it has continued to be the same way.
My eldest brother Nitin and his family have always encouraged me. My eldest brother doesn't like to talk much. But the one thing he always told is that whatever you do, I know you would give 100% and I have full confidence and faith in you. It is that encouragement that meant a lot to me.
My sister Savita and her family was no different. The first cricket bat of my life was presented to me by my sister and it was a Kashmir Willow bat. But that is when the journey began. She is one of those many who continues to fast when I bat. So thank you very much. Ajit my brother, now what do I talk about him? I don't know really. We've lived this dream together. He was the one who sacrificed his career for my cricket. He spotted the spark in me. It all started from the age of 11, when he took me to Achrekar sir, my coach and from there on my life changed.
You will find this hard to believe that even last night he called me and we were discussing my dismissal. Knowing that there was a remote chance of batting again, but just that the habit which we've developed and the rapport we've developed since my birth, it has continued and it will continue. Maybe even when I am not playing cricket we will still be discussing technique. Various things we agreed upon, my technique and so many technical things which I didn't agree with him, we've had arguments and disagreements. But in the end when I look back at those things, if that hadn't happened in my life I would have been a lesser cricketer.
The most beautiful thing happened to me in 1991 when I met my wife Anjali, Those were special years and it has continued and it will always continue that way. I know Anjali being a doctor, there was a wonderful career in front of her. When we decided to have a family, Anjali took the initiative to step back and say that you continue with your cricket and I'll take the responsibility of the family. Without that I don't think I would have been able to play cricket freely and without any stress. Thanks for bearing with all my fuss, all my frustrations and all sorts of rubbish that I've spoken, I normally do. Thanks for bearing with me and always staying by my side through the ups and downs. You are the best partnership I've had in my life.
Then the two precious diamonds of my life, Sara and Arjun. They've already grown up. My daughter is 16 and my son is 14, time has flown by. I wanted to spend so much time with them on special occasions like their birthdays, annual days, sports days, going on holidays, whatever. I've missed out on all those things. Thanks for your understanding. Both of you have been so, so special to me. You cannot imagine. I promise you, for 14 years and 16 years, I've not spent enough time with both of you. But the next 16 years or even beyond that, everything is for you.
My in-laws have been so, so supportive, loving, caring. I've discussed on various things in life generally with them and taken their advise. You know, it's so important to have a strong family who's always with you guiding you. Before you start clapping, the most important thing they did was allowing me to marry Anjali, so thank you very much.
In the last 24 years that I've played for India I've made new friends and before that I've had friends of my childhood. They all have had terrific contributions. Right from you know, as and when I've called them to come and bowl to me in the nets, they've left all their work aside and come and helped me. Be it joining me on holidays or having discussions on cricket, when I was a little stressed and wanting to find a solution so that I could perform better. All those moments, my friends were with me. Even whenever I was injured I would wake up early in the morning because I could not sleep. I thought my career was over because of injuries. That's when my friends have woken up at 3 AM to drive with me and just make me believe that your career is not over. Life would be incomplete without all those friends. Thanks for being with me.
My cricket career started when I was 11. The turning point of my career was when my brother took me to Achrekar sir, my coach. I was extremely delighted to see him up in the stands. Normally he sits in front of the television and he watches all the games that I played. When I was 11, 12, those were the days where I used to hop back on his scooter and play couple of practice matches a day.
First half of the day I would be batting at Shivaji Park, the second half, some other match at Azad Maidan. Sir would be taking me all over Mumbai to make sure that I got match practice.
On a lighter note, in the last 29 years sir has never ever said 'well played' to me because he thought I would get complacent and I would stop working hard. Maybe he can push his luck and wish me now well done on my career because there are no more matches sir in my life. I would be just witnessing cricket and cricket will always stay in my heart. But you have had an immense contribution in my life. Thank you very much.'


*****SACHIN TENDULKAR’S ODI RECORDS*****
1. Most Centuries 49.
2. Most Runs – 18426.
3. Most ODI Matches – 463.
4. Most Half Centuries- 96
5. Most Boundaries - 2016
6. First Player in ODI History to Score 200.
7. Most Man of the Match Awards - 62
8. Most Man of the Series Awards - 15
9. Most Runs in World Cups - 2278
10. Most Centuries in World Cups - 6
11. Scored 673 Runs in a Single Edition of 2003 World Cup
12. 340 – The No of times Sachin Opened the Batting for India
13. First Player to Cross 10,000, 11000,12000,13000,14000,15000,16000,17000 & 18000 Runs
14. Most Runs in Calender Year – 1894 Runs in 1998
15. Most Centuries in Calender Year – 9 Centuries in 1998
16. Involved in Six Double Century Run Partnership With Ganguly & Dravid
17. Youngest Indian to Make ODI Debut
18. Highest number of 50+ scores in ODI’s – 145 (49 Centuries and 96 Fifties).
19. 1st Indian to Score a Century & Take Four Wickets in a Single Match
20. Dismissed Between 90 – 99 18 Times
21. Involved in 99 Century Partnerships
22. Most 150 + Runs (5 Times)
23. Only Player to Score 18000 Runs & Also Take 154 ODI Wickets.
24. As a Opener Sachin has Scored 15,310Runs with 45 Centuries & 75 Half Centuries.
25. Crossed 1000 Runs in Calender Year 7 Times.(1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,2000,2003,2007)
26. Highest Average in Winning Causes. 56.63 Which is Highest among Batsman with 7000 Runs or More in Winning Cause.
27. Only Indian Player to Score 100 on his Debut as a Captain
28. Most No of Stadium Apperances - 105
29. Sachin Tendulkar Played 185 Consecutive Matches Between 1990 Apr –1998 April.
30. Faced Most No of Balls in ODI History.
31. Highest 2nd Wicket Partnership in ODI History – 331 Runs with Rahul Dravid
32. 331 Runs Stand with Dravid in Highest Stand For Any Wicket in ODI History
33. Most Runs in Tournament Finals – 1851 Runs
34. Scored 6 Centuries in Tournament Finals
35. Scored 15 Half Centuries in World Cups.
36. Twenty one 100 Runs Stand with Sourav Ganguly

*****SACHIN TENDULKAR’S TEST RECORDS*****
1. Most No of Test Matches Played 200
2. Most Runs - 15921
3. Most Test Centuries - 51
4. Scored First Four Test Tons outside India
5. Youngest to Reach 1000 Runs in Tests 6. Most Fours-2044
7. Reached Century with a 6(SIX Times in Tests)
8. Fastest to Score 10,000 Test Runs
9. First Player to Score 12000,13000,14000 & 15000 Test Runs
10. Scored 29 Test Centuries Outside India
11. Crossed 1000 Runs in a Calender Year Six Times
12. Scored 150 + Scores 20 Times
13. Scored 5 Test Tons Before he turned 20
14. Scored 100s against all Test Playing nations
15. 17 hundreds Runs Stand with Rahul Dravid.
16. Scored More Runs overseas than in India
17. Third Youngest Debutant in Test History.

GOD OF CRICKET- SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR :
Highest number of Runs scored inTests [15,921]
Highest number of Runs scored inODIs [18,426]
Highest number of Runs scored inInternational Matches [34,357]
Highest number of Runs scored in World Cups [2,278]
Highest number of Runs scored in a single World Cup [673]
Highest number of Runs scored in Tournament Finals [1851]
Highest number of 100’s scored in Tests [51]
Highest number of 100’s scored in ODIs [49]
Highest number of 100’s scored in International Matches [100]
Highest number of 100’s scored in World Cups [6]
Highest number of 100’s scored in Tournament Finals [6]
Highest number of consecutive 100’s scored in Tournament Finals[4]
Highest number of consecutive 50’s scored in Tournament Finals [4]
Highest number of 50’s scored in Tests [67]
Highest number of 50’s scored in ODIs [96]
Highest number of 50’s scored in International Matches [163]
Highest number of 50’s scored in World Cups [15]
Highest number of 50’s scored in a single World Cup [6]
Highest number of 50+ scores in Tests [118]
Highest number of 50+ scores in ODIs [144]
Highest number of 50+ scores in International Matches [262]
Highest number of 50+ scores in World Cups [21]
Highest number of 50+ scores in a single World Cup [7]
Highest number of 50+ scores in Tournament Finals [16]
Highest number of Man of the Match Awards in ODIs [62]
Highest number of Man of the Match Awards in World Cups [9]
Highest number of Man of the Match Awards in Tournament Finals [8]
Man of the Series of World Cup 2003
Highest number of Man of the Series Awards in ODIs [15]
Highest number of 150+ scores inTests [20]
Highest number of 150+ scores inODIs [5]
Highest number of 150+ scores inInternational Matches [25]
First man to score a 200 in ODIs
First and only man to play 6 WorldCups [1992-2011]
First and only man to score 50 Test 100’s
First man to score 50 International 100’s
First and only man to score 75 International 100’s
First and only man to score 25 International 150+ scores
First man to score 100 50+ ODI scores
First man to score 100 50+ Test scores
First man to score 200 International 50+ scores
First man to score 250 International 50+ scores
First man to score 25,000 runs in International Matches
First and only man to score 2000 runs in World Cups Highest number of 100’s scored in a Calendar year in ODIs [9 in 1998]
Highest number of 50’s scored in a Calendar year in ODIs [13 in 2007]
Highest number of 100’s scored in a Calendar year in International Matches [12 in 1998]
Highest number of Runs scored ina Calendar year in ODIs [1894 in 1998]
First man to score 2500 International Runs in a Calendar year in International Matches 7 Times 1000 Runs in a Calendar year in ODIs [1998-1894; 1996-1611; 2007-1425; 2000-1328; 2003-1141; 1994-1089; 1997-1011] 6 Times 1000 Runs in a Calendar year in Tests [2010-1562; 2002-1392; 1999-1088; 2008-1063; 2001-1003; 1997-1000] 450+ runs in a single World Cup on 3 occasions [1996-523; 2003-673; 2011-482]
First and only man to score 30,000+ International Runs & take200+ International Wickets
Highest number of 100’s scored against one team in ODIs [9 vs Australia]
Highest number of Partnership Runs scored in Tests [6920 with RDravid]
Highest number of Partnership Runs scored in ODIs [8227 with S Ganguly]
Highest number of Partnership Runs scored in International Matches [12,400 with S Ganguly]
Highest number of Opening Partnership Runs in ODIs [6609 with S Ganguly]
Highest number of Century Partnerships in Tests [20 with R Dravid]
Highest number of Century Partnerships in ODIs [26 with S Ganguly]
Highest number of Century Partnerships in International Matches [38 with S Ganguly]
Highest number of Century Opening Partnerships in ODIs [21 with S Ganguly]
Highest 2nd wicket Partnership in ODIs [331 runs with R Dravid]
Highest 3rd wicket Partnership in ODIs [237* runs with R Dravid]
Highest number of boundaries hitin Tests [2016]
Highest number of boundaries hitin ODIs [2044]
Highest number of boundaries hitin an innings in ODIs [25]
Highest number of Tests played ina Career [198]
Highest number of ODIs played in a Career [463]
Longest ODI career [23 years]
Highest number of consecutive matches played for a team in ODIs[185]
Highest number of 90’s scored in Tests [10]
Highest number of 90’s scored in ODIs [18]
Fastest 10,000 runs in Tests [195 Inns]
Fastest 10,000 runs in ODIs [259 Inns]
Fastest 11,000 runs in ODIs [276 Inns]
Fastest 12,000 runs in Tests [247 Inns]
Fastest 12,000 runs in ODIs [300 Inns]
 Fastest 13,000 runs in Tests [266 Inns]
Fastest 13,000 runs in ODIs [321 Inns]
Fastest 14,000 runs in Tests [279 Inns]
Fastest 14,000 runs in ODIs [350 Inns]
Fastest 15,000 runs in Tests [300 Inns]
Fastest 15,000 runs in ODIs [377 Inns]
Fastest 16,000 runs in ODIs [399 Inns]
Fastest 17,000 runs in ODIs [424 Inns]
Fastest 18,000 runs in ODIs [440 Inns]
First man to reach 10,000 runs in ODIs
First man to reach 12,000 runs in Tests
First man to reach 12,000 runs in ODIs
First man to reach 13,000 runs in Tests
First man to reach 13,000 runs in ODIs
First and only man to reach 14,000 runs in Tests
 First and only man to reach 14,000 runs in ODIs
First and only man to reach 15,000 runs in Tests
First and only man to reach 15,000 runs in ODIs
First and only man to reach 16,000 runs in ODIs
First and only man to reach 17,000 runs in ODIs
First and only man to reach 18,000 runs in ODIs
Youngest player to score a Test Century for India [17 yrs]
Youngest player to represent India in ODIs [16 yrs]
Youngest player to captain India in ODIs [23 yrs]
Youngest player to represent India in Tests [16 yrs]
Highest number of 200’s for Indiain Tests [6]
Highest number of 200’s for Indiain International Matches [7]
Best All-rounder performance for India in ODIs [141 & 4/38 vs Australia].
                                           



That is the end of a 24-year illustrious international career.Though Sachin retired from International Cricket but we all fans want that he continue keep supporting Cricket and we will always miss u at 22 yards.IT is hard to believe that He Retired from Cricket . It is looked like Cricket Retired from Cricket Itself.
The man who gave billions of memories in the last 24 years,
The man who gave a reason to Indians for loving a sport called 'Cricket",
The man who taught us the real meaning of "Dedication",
The greatest man who was, is & always will be appreciated around the world,
AND, the man with whose retirement, crores will retire from watching Cricket,
SACHIN TENDULKAR, WELL OFCOURSE ! 


Thank You Sachin for everything that you have given us.
We will never forget ur passion, dedication, love for cricket.
Thank You for giving us countless memories.
On Behalf of Millions of cricket fans, here i wishing YOU a beautiful and gracious future.  
                                          

This is a small way and my effort of giving a tribute to the country's biggest legend.
THANK YOU SACHIN