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Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar voted in Greatest ODI XI of all time

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar voted in Greatest ODI XI of all time

London, Feb 10 : Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has been voted in the greatest ODI XI of all time, along with Adam Gilchrist, Chris Gayle and Wasim Akram.

The BBC revealed the greatest ODI XI of all time after voters cast their votes over the last week and Tendulkar has been voted as one of the best opening batsman in the greatest one-day team ever.

People voted over the last week for the different components of the team from a list of players nominated by the Test Match Special team, the BBC reported.

The only criterion set was that the players must have appeared in an ODI, with World Cup performances carrying no extra weight.

ICC names cricket legend Tendulkar as ambassador for 2015 WC

sachin tendulkarDubai, Dec 22 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar as the ambassador for its pinnacle tournament for the second consecutive time, scheduled to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March.

The ICC today announced Sachin Tendulkar as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Ambassador. It will be the second successive time that the India maestro will be the Ambassador of ICC's pinnacle tournament, after he fulfilled the role in the previous event, which was co-hosted by Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka in 2011.

Tendulkar, Sehwag features in Hayden's World Cup XI

Tendulkar, SehwagJohannesburg, December 20 : Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar and swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag have been named in the former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden's list of all-time greatest ever World Cup XI.

Earlier, International Cricket Council ( ICC ) launched an online campaign 'Your Greatest XI', which allows fans a unique chance to pick their greatest cricketers from the previous ten editions of the event.

Hayden's list comprises of four Australian cricketers namely Adam Gilchrist, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Ricky Ponting, who is also the captain of the side, Sport24 reported.

Tendulkar congratulates Rohit Sharma for setting new ODI record

Sachin TendulkarNew Delhi, Nov 22 : Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has congratulated fellow cricketer Rohit Sharma for scoring a record breaking 264 runs in a One- Day International (ODI) match against Sri Lanka on November 13.

The previous record was held by fellow cricketer Virender Sehwag, who had scored 219 runs in an ODI against West Indies in 2011.

"(It is a) Spectacular achievement! Especially after a hand injury, it's not so easy. I know.. I have had a few injuries. Rohit has done remarkably well and I just feel that this Australian tour brings him more success and for Indian cricket," said Tendulkar.

Sachin's autobiography 'Playing it my Way' released

Playing it my WayMumbai, Nov 5 : Former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography ' Playing it my Way' was officially released in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Many former cricketers graced the ceremony, including Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Ravi Shastri, Vasu Paranjape, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Saurav Ganguly.

"You will not get a more cricketing evening than this, and it is appropriate that someone who stands for cricket in India should have brought such an audience like this," said commentator and journalist Harsha Bhogle.

Boria Majumdar, who co-authored the book, said the book was a 'three-and a half years long pregnancy'.

Maharashtra polls: Sachin Tendulkar, Abhishek Bachchan cast their vote

Sachin Tendulkar, Abhishek BachchanMumbai, Oct 15 : Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, actor Abhishek Bachchan along with his mother Jaya Bachchan, cast their votes here on Wednesday and appealed to the people to vote in large numbers.

"Everyone should exercise their right to vote, it is really important for the nation," Tendulkar told mediapersons here.

Meanwhile, Bachchan said people should come forward and do their duty, "I don't think you should expect anything, you should go out and do your duty. I request all my fellow citizens, this is our right, our duty. Please come out and vote just the way I did. If you want a change in the society then come out and vote."

Sachin, Rekha criticized for missing parliament

Sachin-RekhaNew Delhi, August 8 : Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has been heavily criticized for skipping parliament after it emerged that the Bharat Ratna awardee is yet to attend a single session this year. Tendulkar was nominated as a Rajya Sabha member in April 2012. Actress Rekha too came under flak for her poor attendance.

Tendulkar celebrates 41st birthday by voting

Sachin-TendulkarMumbai, April 24 : Placing responsibility to nation uppermost, cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar Thursday cast his vote here before celebrating his 41st birthday.

Tendulkar voted in Mumbai's North Central Lok Sabha constituency and tweeted later to his fans: "I have voted, have you? A wonderful start to my birthday, as a responsible citizen of our great nation."

He also posted a photograph which shows him displaying his inked finger.(IANS)

Don't underestimate the power of your vote: Tendulkar

Sachin TendulkarKolkata, April 24 - Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar has appealed to all Indians to exercise their franchise in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls.

In a post on his official Facebook page, Tendulkar - now a nominated Rajya Sabha member - urged his countrymen not to "underestimate" the power of their vote.

"Every run counts in the game of cricket and every vote counts in an election. Don't underestimate the power of your vote."

Tendulkar said he was now in Mumbai to exercise his democratic right Thursday.

Tendulkar, Ganguly to own Indian Football League team

Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav GangulyNew Delhi, Apr. 14 - Cricket stars Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly are among the owners of teams in a new India football league that is set to start this year.

The Indian Super League, featuring foreign and Indian talent in teams based in eight cities, is due to start in mid-September and run until the end of November, Sport24 reports.

Organized by the All India Football Federation, the league is being backed by India's Reliance Industries and sports management giant IMG.

Don't crucify Yuvraj, Tendulkar pleads

Sachin-TendulkarNew Delhi, April 7 : Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar pleaded with fans not to crucify Yuvraj Singh for his lacklustre performance in the final of the World Twenty20 and warned against writing him off.

Tendulkar wrote on his Facebook page that Yuvraj, who took 21 balls for his 11 runs, had a tough day and should be criticised but should not be written off.

"It is the unpredictable nature of the game that makes cricket such an exciting sport. As cricketers, we always enjoy the applause when we succeed but it is the support and encouragement from fans during tough times that we appreciate the most," said Tendulkar.

Sachin, Prof C N R Rao to be conferred Bharat Ratna today

Sachin TendulkarNew Delhi, Feb 4  : Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist Prof C N R Rao will be conferred with the country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function here today.

Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket on November 16 last year, will be the first sportsman to receive the country's highest civilian honour.

Prof. Rao is an eminent scientist and a well-recognized international authority on solid state and materials chemistry. He has published over 1,400 research papers and 45 books.

No felicitation can match Sachin's achievements, says B-Town

Sachin-TendulkarMumbai, Feb 3 : Sachin Tendulkar, who will be conferred the Bharat Ratna by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan Feb 4 has Bollywood celebrities like Dia Mirza, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh rooting for him. But they feel that no honour will ever match what the master blaster has achieved in his 24-year-long career.

The 40-year-old cricketer retired from international cricket Nov 16 last year.

Here is what B-town has to say:

Sachin is the most searched sportsperson

Sachin-TendulkarNew Delhi, Dec 18 : India's cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who recently retired from all forms of the game, is the most searched sportsperson and also features among the top-10 most searched Indian personalities of 2013, according to Google.

Besides Tendulkar, the other most searched sportspersons are athletic legend Milkha Singh, India cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Lionel Messi, Roger Federer, Sania Mirza, Rahul Dravid, Chris Gayle, Ravindra Jadeja and Saina Nehwal.

Mandela, Sachin could be in Bengal school syllabus

Mandela-SachinKolkata, Dec 18 : The state school syllabus revamp committee is in talks with the West Bengal education department to include detailed chapters on anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar in state-run schools' curriculum, officials said Wednesday.

West Bengal School Syllabus Revamp Committee chairman Aveek Majumdar said there was an informal discussion between him and Education Minister Bratya Basu on incorporating the luminaries in the syllabus.

Tendulkar is the best I have seen: Jayasurya

Sanath-JayasuryaThiruvananthapuram, Nov 30 : Former Sri Lankan explosive batsman Sanath Jayasurya said Saturday that Sachin Tendulkar is the best player he has seen.

"Everyone knows what Sachin has done for cricket and for India. He is one player who is dedicated, committed and played with passion. I had played along with him for three years in Mumbai Indians and found him to be a very simple man and easy to approach," Jayasurya said.

The former Sri Lanka captain is here as the chief guest of a cricket tournament organised by the Thiruvananthapuram Press Club.

Sachin is hygiene champion for Unicef

Sachin-Tendulkar-UNICEF-AmbassadorMumbai, Nov 28 : Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has taken over as Unicef ambassador for South Asia to support the organisation's work in promoting hygiene and sanitation in the region, an official said here Thursday.

"I look forward to working with children and communities in the region, urging them to use toilets and wash their hands. Following simple practices can contribute to a hygienic lifestyle which is important for the good health of children and women across the world," Tendulkar said at a ceremony where he signed himself into the programme.

Court reserves order on Sachin's Bharat Ratna

sachin-tendulkarLucknow, Nov 25 : The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court Monday reserved its order on a PIL challenging the award of Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

The petition filed by IPS official Amitabh Thakur and social activist Nutan Thakur contended that the award had no provisions or guidelines to select people.

The petitioner's counsel Asok Pande argued that cricket was less of a sport and more a 'tamasha' or fun.

Pande said there were no guidelines to select Bharat Ratna winners as against the guidelines governing Padma awards.

Tendulkar's farewell Test gets highest TV ratings in 8 years

Tendulkar-farewell-TestMumbai, Nov 21 : Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test has emerged as the highest rated match on TV in India in the past eight years.

The match garnered 1739 average TVTs, which remain unmatched since 2005. The two Test series against the West Indies, broadcast by Star Sports, had the maximum channel share across all genres during the six playing days of the series. In addition, www. starsports. com attracted 3.5 million visitors during the two matches.

Tendulkar hails Indian public's love, support for inspiration to do 'something special'

Sachin TendulkarNew Delhi, Nov 21 - Retired Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has hailed the Indian public and has expressed his gratitude to them for inspiring him to 'do something special'.

In an exclusive interview with CNN, Tendulkar thanked the Indian fans and said that right from the time he started playing for India, 24 years ago, people have appreciated his performances, which had inspired him to go out on the field every time and give his best.

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