The Sharjah Cricket Ground celebrated Sachin Tendulkar’s 50th birthday by unveiling the Sachin Tendulkar Stand at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The ‘God of Cricket’ has had a remarkable career at this stadium, playing 42 matches and scoring 1,778 runs in 42 innings at an average of 48.05. His impressive record includes seven centuries and seven fifties, with a best score of 143.
In an Instagram post, the Sharjah Cricket Ground expressed its pride and nostalgia in commemorating Tendulkar’s 50th birthday and the 25th anniversary of his iconic ‘Desert Storm’ innings with the unveiling of the Sachin Tendulkar Stand. The Master Blaster has played many of his matches at this iconic venue, including his unforgettable knock of 143 against Australia in 1998.
In conjunction with Tendulkar’s birthday celebrations, the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) also unveiled the Lara-Tendulkar Gates on Monday, named after the Indian legend and West Indies great Brian Lara. Visiting players will now enter the field through these gates, which were inaugurated to coincide with Tendulkar’s milestone birthday. The champion right-hander holds an impressive record at the SCG, averaging 157 runs from five Test matches and amassing 1,100 runs in 13 international matches, with four centuries and four fifties.
Tendulkar’s unparalleled career achievements include 34,357 runs in 664 international appearances at an average of 48.52, making him the highest run-scorer in international cricket. He has 100 centuries and 164 half-centuries to his name, and is the only player to have scored a century of centuries. He also holds the record for the highest runs in both ODIs and Tests, with 18,426 runs and 15,921 runs, respectively.
The Master Blaster made history as the first cricketer to score a double hundred in ODIs and to play 200 Test matches. He was a crucial part of the Indian team that won the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, achieving his dream of capturing the prestigious trophy after making his World Cup debut in 1992. India defeated Sri Lanka in the final by six wickets, solidifying Tendulkar’s legendary status in the world of cricket.