Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was on Wednesday inducted as one of the five new members into the prestigious Laureus Sports Academy in a glittering annual award ceremony at the Shanghai Grand theatre here.
The Indian cricket team found itself at the receiving end of scathing criticism by the British media following its humiliating innings and 244-run drubbing in the fifth and final Test at the Oval with Geoffrey Boycott calling the visiting batsmen "lambs to the slaughter".
The imperious Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara breaks the 66-year-old record for most scores of 190 plus held by Sir Donald Bradman of Australia. On Saturday, the former Sri Lanka captain completed his 10th Test double century and 13th 190 plus score at Galle.
Once again terming it his best Test ton, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar today said his career took flight following the knock of 114 on a bouncy WACA track in 1992, adding that the innings against a hostile Australian attack in Perth gave him immense confidence.
Batting-great Sachin Tendulkar has suggested that ICC must organise more Tests if the traditional format is to survive and credited Twenty20 cricket for making the five-day matches more result-oriented these days.
He delivered his farewell speech with such emotional conviction that many were left wiping tears but retired batting legend Sachin Tendulkar today said his only preparation for the stirring address was to remember the "important" names he wanted to mention.
Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist Prof CNR Rao were on Tuesday conferred with the country`s highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function held at the `Durbar Hall` of Rashtrapati Bahavan.
The Madras High Court today ordered issue of notice to Deputy Chairman and Secretary General of Rajya Sabha Secretariat on a petition challenging Sachin Tendulkar`s nomination as a member of the Upper House.
Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has urged the younger generation of Indian batsmen to pick Sunil Gavaskar`s brain on how to play fast bowling in adverse conditions, something he did more than three decades back and reaped its benefits.