Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sachin Tendulkar scores first ever 200 in ODI

At the age of 36, Sachin Tendulkar - the Little Master - claimed the most elusive ODI record of all when he became the world's first cricketer to score a double century in the game's 38-year-old history.

The moment of glory... the stadium erupts... the crowd roars

Vital Stats of Sachin Tendulkar's record-breaking double ton:
He scored the historic knock of 200 not out (slamming 25 fours and 3 sixes off 147 balls) in the last over of the 2nd One Day International match v/s South Africa, on Feb 24, 2010 at Gwalior, while setting up a 153-run victory, leading India to a 2-0 series win.

Tendulkar beat Saeed Anwar & Charles Coventry's record of 194 runs, after beating the Indian record of 186, set by himself in '99 against New Zealand. Listen to Sachin speak right after his moment of glory:

Sachin Tendulkar... a living legend... yet so humble

Here are some eloquent words of praise for Sachin from Michael Clarke, Aussie Twenty20 skipper and Daniel Vettori, NZ cricket captain.

To check out the incredible haul of World Records Sachin has set during his illustrious sporting career, and to read about his rise to super-stardom from very modest beginnings, visit his Wikipedia page.