Sachin Tendulkar, a name added to the color and youth of cricket. Tendulkar hit the records with his batting. He has the most centuries and runs in Test and One-Day cricket, only in his name. His batting record is so great that no one knows that he was also a good bowler. He could turn the ball and was able to bowl both off and leg-spin depending on the pitch. Sachin has taken 200 international wickets in his long career, which includes 155 ODIs and 44 wickets in Tests. You will be surprised to know that his name has some unique records.
Sachin started his international career at the age of just 16. He had to wait for some time to take his first wicket in international cricket. Finally, his wait ended on December 5, 1990, when he had Sri Lanka's Roshan Mahanama caught by wicketkeeper Kiran More. During this time he became the youngest Indian bowler to take wickets in international cricket. Tendulkar was just 17 years old and 224 days old when he took his first international wicket. He broke the record of former Indian spinner Maninder Singh at that time. This was not his only wicket in this match, Sachin later dismissed Arjuna Ranatunga. Tendulkar then scored 53 off 41 balls and was the man of the match.
Defending a score of six runs or less in the last over is a very difficult task, but Sachin has converted this difficulty into his achievement as well. Tendulkar is the only bowler who has defended less than six runs in the last over. In 1993, Tendulkar saved India a famous victory by defending six runs against South Africa in the last over. He had given only three runs in that over. In a similar situation in 1997, he repeated this feat by taking Australia's last wicket with the first ball of the last over against Australia.
Sachin Tendulkar has always had the art of breaking the opposition partnership. In the 2004 Asia Cup, Sachin performed extremely well. At that time, Sachin took 12 wickets in six matches. Tendulkar took at least one wicket in all five innings where he got a chance to bowl. During this time he broke the record for the most wickets taken by an Indian spinner in the same edition of Asia Cup. Sachin is second after Irfan Pathan (14 wickets) among the highest wicket takers for India in an Asia Cup.