Mumbai: At 15 he wouldn’t have dreamt of being the presiding God of a sport that is supposed to be a religion in the sub-continent. Even at that tender age, great things were expected from Indian icon Sachin Tendulkar while he was still playing school cricket.
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, who made his India debut in a Test match against Pakistan in 1989 as a 16-year-old in Karachi, is still the game's greatest run aggregator. But his CV at 15 tells a different story.
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The modest school boy from Sharadashram Vidyamandir had a very humble way of describing his superlative performances. Now after ‘The Ring Side View’ managed to get a hold of Sachin’s resume that includes his cricket career from 13 to 15, you wouldn’t believe how many pages in runs into —seven whole pages.
In the first page, Sachin talks about the time when he first started playing with the season ball, a major stepping stone for any young kid playing graduating further in cricket. (Photo: The Ring Side View)
In the next page, Sachin elaborates on the half-century he scored against Don Bosco school, the first notable achievement in his illustrious career. (Photo: The Ring Side View)
Sachin Tendulkar then selected for a national coaching camp and the run scoring began – 2336 runs at age 13. (Photo: The Ring Side View)
On page 5 he mentioned the world record partnership. (Photo: The Ring Side View)
Sachin also received letters of appreciation from former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar. (Photo: The Ring Side View)
Sachin will surely treasure this. (Photo: The Ring Side View)
Sachin loved bowling in his international career. (Photo: The Ring Side View)