My Role Model

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  • Topic: Sachin Tendulkar, Cricket World Cup, One Day International
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Who plays the role model in your life?
Every individual is inspired by someone to excel in their life both personally and professionally. God to many, hero to others, idol to even his colleagues, Sachin Tendulkar is my choice for a young celebrity who is a role model for all youngsters, aspiring to achieve. I, being a great fan of cricket and also a player aspiring to represent my country in future naturally would have Sachin as the role model in my life. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was born on April 24, 1973 in Mumbai, India. He went to Shradashram Vidyamandir, a high school in Mumbai, where he began his cricketing career under his coach Ramakant Achrekar. As a young boy, Tendulkar would practice for hours at the net, and was driven hard by his coach. While at school, his extraordinary batting skills got noticed by the sports circuit. People felt that the young boy would soon become one of the greats in cricket. When he was 14, Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar a great Indian batsman of that time, gave him a pair of his own light pads. This touching gesture greatly encouraged the budding cricketer, who 20 years later broke Gavaskar’s world record of 34 Test centuries.

At the very young age of 16, Sachin played his first Test match against Pakistan in Karachi in 1989. In this Test, he received several blows to his body at the hands of Waqar Younis, a pace bowler. He made just 15 runs. He scored better in the subsequent games, scoring 53 runs of 18 balls at Peshawar. During the 1991-1992 tour of Australia Tendulkar scored an unbeaten 148 in Sydney and another century on a bouncing pitch at Perth. At the age of 19, Tendulkar was in England, playing for Yorkshire in 1992. He scored 1070 runs at an average of 45.25 while playing for the English county as the first overseas player. In the 2003 Cricket World Cup, he made 873 runs in 11 matches which enabled India reach the final. Although Australia won the trophy Tendulkar was given the Man of the Tournament award....
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