Sachin Tendulkar, the former great batsman of Team India and considered to be the God of cricket, is one of the biggest batsmen in world cricket. This short-stature right-handed batsman holds the record for scoring the most runs and most centuries in world cricket. Sachin remained active in international cricket for a long period of about 24 years. Sachin scored the most 100 centuries in international cricket, which is almost impossible to break the record. He scored 15921 runs in Tests and 18426 runs in ODI format. This is also a world record.
Sachin Tendulkar chose his 5 best innings in ODI cricket
Sachin Tendulkar played many record-breaking innings during his entire career. The first double century of ODI cricket history also came from Sachin’s bat. That too in front of the strong bowling of South Africa. But now Sachin himself has selected his 5 best innings in ODI cricket. Sachin Tendulkar said in an interview to PTI,
It is really difficult to choose 5 memorable ODI innings. I will not put the World Cup final on this list because this feeling cannot be expressed in words. You can’t include it with other matches because that was the best day of my life. when my biggest dream came true
There will always be a separate space for Centurion’s innings: Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar has given a place in his top 5 list to his brilliant innings of 98 runs against Pakistan in the 1999 World Cup at Centurion’s ground. In this match, Sachin had beaten Shoaib Akhtar a lot. He hit a brilliant six off Akhtar’s fast bowler. Apart from this, the list also includes scoring 2 centuries against Australia’s strong bowling attack in Sharjah. Recalling Centurion’s innings, Sachin said,
There was a lot of pressure in that match and I could bat my way. Centurion’s innings will be one of my best innings in the World Cup.
A century after father’s death
Sachin Tendulkar is not just called great. During his entire career, he did some such exploits inside the field, whose stories will be written even after 100 years from today. In this episode, he played a wonderful century against Kenya in Bristol. In fact, he scored this century soon after the death of his father Ramesh Tendulkar. Sachin has kept this innings in his best 5 innings. They said,
I came home and saw my mother, she was completely broken after my father’s death. I got emotional seeing this. But even in that hour of grief, she did not want me to stay at home and she wanted me to play for my country. I was in a very emotional state when I played that innings, so it will be part of my 5 ODI innings.