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Monday, October 31, 2011

Sachin Tendulkar meets Michael Schumacher at MercedesGP Petronas Team Building Area: waves chequered flag

It was none other than India's favorite sportsman, Sachin Tendulkar who was given the honor of waiving the checkered flag at the end of the great Indian Grand Prix to signal Vettel's win.

An F1 fan himself, Tendulkar arrived at the Buddh International Circuit along with this wife and daughter and met Bernie Ecclestone at the area where the two spoke for half an hour. He then went on to meet his Michael Schumacher at the MercedesGP Petronas Team Building Area where he also exchanged a few words with team principal Ross Brawn. After introducing his wife and daughter to the German racer, Tendulkar also met Nico Rosberg and then moved on to the VIP area.

Besides Tendulkar, there were a host of other celebrities at the venue. Cricketers and film stars were among the guests. M S Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, V V S Laxman were present while Sania Mirza, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishekh Bachchan were also present. Sachin Tendulkar later went on to wave the checkered flag to signal Sebastian Vettel as the winner of the first ever Grand Prix in India.

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Sachin Tendulkar waves the Chequered Flag | Indian GP - 2011

Sachin Tendulkar waves the Chequered Flag | Indian GP - 2011

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Sachin Tendulkar Interview @ Indian GP - 2011

Sachin Tendulkar Interview @ Indian GP - 2011

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Waving chequered flag a memorable experience: Tendulkar

Waving chequered flag a memorable experience: TendulkarGreater Noida: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, a self-confessed Formula One fan, described waving the chequered flag at the end of the inaugural Indian Grand Prix here as a memorable experience in his life.
Tendulkar, who witnessed the race along with wife Anjali and daughter Sara, waved the chequered flag after double world champion Sebastian Vettel crossed the finishing line to win the race at the Buddh International Circuit.
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Sachin joins drivers in paying respect to Wheldon, Simoncelli

GREATER NOIDA: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar today joined the Formula One fraternity in observing a minute's silence as a mark of respect to Dan Wheldon and Marco Simoncelli who recently died in tragic crashes in IndyCar and Moto GP races respectively.

Besides Tendulkar, F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone, all the drivers of the 12 participating teams and their top team officials lined up in front of the Grandstand of the Buddh International Circuit just before the start of Indian Grand Prix here.

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Sachin unknown entity for Formula One scribes

Greater Noida: Sachin Tendulkar may be a world-renowned figure in the cricketing circle but for a few foreign journalists and photographers, who are covering the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, the iconic batsman still remains an unknown figure.
A self-confessed F1 fan, Tendulkar was one of the first of the celebrities to arrive at the Buddh International Circuit here this afternoon along with his wife Anjali and daughter Sara.

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Friday, October 28, 2011

It’s not official, but Sachin & Viru look set to be back - Buzz that Dhoni may be rested for part of test series vs WI

Calcutta: It’s not official, but word is that both Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag are available for selection. Accordingly, they’re expected to feature in the India XV for the first Test against the West Indies, at the Kotla, from November 6.
The selectors — Krish Srikkanth, Mohinder Amarnath, Narendra Hirwani, Surendra Bhave and Raja Venkat — are meeting here on Friday evening. The last selection committee meeting in the city was, well, aeons ago.
Sehwag, in fact, may even get the captaincy if Srikkanth and his colleagues decide to rest Mahendra Singh Dhoni — in the first Test and, possibly, in the second (at the Eden from November 14) as well.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tendulkar listened to too many people as captain: Lele

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former BCCI secretary JY Lele feels Sachin Tendulkar failed as captain as he used to pay heed to too many advices. (AFP Photo)
MUMBAI: He sits on a pile of batting records but Sachin Tendulkar's 'not-so-impressive' stint as captain remains an abiding paradox in Indian cricket and former BCCI secretary JY Lele feels it was because he used to pay heed to too many advices.

For a cricketer who has made it a habit of breaking one record after another and is on the threshold of another - 100 international centuries - the champion batsman has a modest captaincy record to boast of.

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Michael Schumacher looking forward to meet Sachin Tendulkar

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New Delhi: Oct 27, 2011

The inaugural Indian Grand Prix gets underway this weekend and F1 legend Michael Schumacher said he is looking forward to meet India batting legend Sachin Tendulkar.

The seven times F1 champion will be driving for the German team Mercedes GP in the upcoming race.

“I am looking forward to see Sachin Tendulkar. We have met each other couple of times. It would be nice to see him during the race.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Kapil forced Sachin to change follow-on decision: Lele

The then India coach Kapil Dev had overruled captain Sachin Tendulkar's decision to enforce the follow on against New Zealand in Ahmedabad. (TOI Photo)
MUMBAI: At the height of the match-fixing saga a decade ago, the then India coach Kapil Dev had overruled captain Sachin Tendulkar's decision to enforce the follow on against New Zealand in the Ahmedabad Test, former BCCI secretary Jaywant Lele has recalled in a new book.

"The subject of match-fixing was riding very high at that time (1999-2000). It was a Test match in Ahmedabad against New Zealand. India had put on a mammoth total of 583 runs in the first innings, against which, the visitors could post only 308. Everyone expected India to impose a follow-on," Lele has written in his autobiography "I was There - Memoirs of a Cricket Administrator"

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Sachin Tendulkar helps Vidhu Vinod Chopra to shoot in Lords

There is no doubt about the fact Bollywood and cricket has a strong connection. Till date, we have heard about the gossips of love affairs between Bollywood beauties and our Men in blue. But, recently according to reports, it is revealed that the relation and bonding between the duo is so strong that one could go to any extend to help out the other.

According to the Mumbai Mirror reports, Sachin Tendulkar used his good offices to secure permission to shoot at the historic Lords stadium for director Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The film, Ferrari Ki Safari, is about an eight-year-old who gets a chance to play at the stadium where Team India led by Kapil Dev had first lifted the World Cup way back in 1983.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sachin Tendulkar given the honour of waving chequered-flag at Indian GP

The organisers of the Indian Grand Prix have reportedly asked batting legend Sachin Tendulkar to wave the chequered flag at the end of the inaugural Indian Grand Prix this weekend.

A spokesman for the organizers was quoted in TOI as saying, "Sachin's love for motorsport is well known, and he is also the biggest sporting icon of the country," said a spokesman for the organisers. " It's only logical that we nominate him."

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F1 race will be good for the nation, says Sachin

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Tendulkar had been surprisingly fragile: Chappell

SYDNEY: Former India coach Greg Chappell, in his new book "Fierce Focus", claims batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has occasionally been mentally fragile.

Tendulkar is idolised by millions in India and the cricket world, and is considered the best batsman in the cricket history. But the Australian legend has revealed a different side of cricketer ahead of India's four-Test tour of Australia this summer, Herald Sun reported.

"At one point early in my time with the (Indian) team ... he came and talked to me for about two hours," Chappell wrote in the book.

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Sachin missed ODI in Mumbai for the first time

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, in his long and illustrious international career spanning over two decades, has never missed a match at the Wankhede Stadium, his home turf.

However, yesterday, for the first time, Mumbai fans  witnessed a cricket match involving India where Tendulkar will not figure. He pulled out of the ongoing England series with a toe injury and has missed international matches quite a few times but never ever in Mumbai.

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Sachin Tendulkar’s Son Arjun in School-level Cricket

Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun certainly stole the limelight during a school-level cricket match in Mumbai on Monday.

Star Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar surpassed in a school-level cricket match in Mumbai on Monday, October 18th at Sassanian Cricket Club. He scored an unbeaten 45 & also took four wickets to guide his team to victory in a T20 match. Arjun undoubtedly has stolen the attention in a school-level cricket match.

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sachin 5th, Zaheer 6th in ICC Test rankings

Dubai: Sachin Tendulkar remained the highest placed Indian batsman at his unchanged fifth position, while injured pacer Zaheer Khan held on to his sixth spot in the bowling chart of the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Sunday.
Rahul Dravid, unchanged at 10th, was the only other Indian batman in the top-10.

Meanwhile, Kumar Sangkkara edged closer to regaining the number-one position in the Rankings for Test batsmen after hitting a match-saving double-century against Pakistan in the first Test at Abu Dhabi which concluded on Saturday.

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Sachin Tendulkar speaks about 2011 Indian Grand Prix, Sahara Force India, and cars

Sachin Tendulkar was this week invited by F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone to the 2011 Indian Grand Prix. The cricket icon supports Sahara Force India. The cricket saw his first Formula One race at 2002 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. It was the Indian team's 2002 tour to England, and Sachin met Michael Schumacher prior to the race.
Micheal Schumacher previously presented Sachin Tendulkar with the keys of the Ferrari that has now been sold. The other former cricket captain who has come forth to support the Sahara Force India team is Saurav Ganguly who was present for the Raise the Flag campaign in Kolkata this week.

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar Presents Castrol Awards

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Sachin Tendulkar at Castrol Golden Spanner Awards 2011

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Sachin Tendulkar is best player of spin, says Dean Jones

Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar's is the best player of spin, with Javed Miandad and Brian Lara a close second, according to former Australian batsman Dean Jones.

He further said that it is not easy to pick the best batsman I ever saw or played against, but it is easier is to pick the batsmen who played each shot the best.

"Tendulkar's ability to move down the pitch or play the ball off the back foot while playing Shane Warne on big turners was the best cricket entertainment anyone could wish for," he said.

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F1 – Sachin Tendulkar invited by F1 boss for Indian Grand Prix

Sachin Tendulkar is excited as he has been presented with an opportunity to visit the Formula One racing. He has been personally invited by F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone to watch India’s first Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida.

Sachin Tendulkar is mainly happy that F1 has lastly arrived in India, as he felt there is a huge fan base for F1 in India. He was once admitted in BCC as saying, “I hope that it happens because there are plenty of Formula 1 fans in India. It is a new sport that is picking up very rapidly and the new generation is hooked.”

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Sachin Tendulkar takes part in Castrol's search for India's best car mechanic

Cricket maestro and Castrol brand ambassador, Sachin Tendulkar, presented the All India Castrol Golden Spanner Ustaad Mechanic Award to Kalka Prasad of Chandigarh in the national finals of the Castrol Golden Spanner Awards - a search for India’s best car mechanic.

The competition which was held over two months, across 16 cities, drew participation from over 300 mechanics competing to showcase their skills and knowledge about car repair and maintenance. The top 17 mechanics were selected from across the country for the finals which were held in Mumbai in the presence of Sachin Tendulkar – a car enthusiast himself.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Sachin Tendulkar fined Rs 4.35 lakh over new home

Mumbai, Oct 20 (TruthDive): After facing the ire of the authorities, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has paid a fine of Rs 4.35 lakh to the Mumbai civic body for performing ‘vastu puja’ at his new five-storey mansion without having the occupancy certificate.
As per the law, one cannot enter a flat or building without receiving an OC for it. A senior official from the building proposals department said action could be initiated against Sachin by slapping a notice under Section 350 (A) of the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation BMC Act for occupying premises without an OC.
There was controversy after reports that Tendulkar had moved into his new bungalow last month without obtaining the OC for the house on Perry Cross Road in west Bandra.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sachin is a trump card everywhere: Jonty

MUMBAI: Former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes feels that the absence of the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and not too much cricket, is the reason behind the sparse attendance at the first two ODIs between India and England in Hyderabad and New Delhi, respectively.

"Indians like their team winning. They won two matches in a row. You will now see the crowd coming back. I think Indians will very quickly forget that they were whitewashed if they return the favour (to England) here," Rhodes, who scored 2,532 and 5,935 runs in 50 Tests and 245 ODIs respectively, said.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sachin Tendulkar excited about Indian GP

Invited for the Indian GP by formula one boss Bernie Ecclestone, Tendulkar is mighty thrilled to witness yet another race day

When Sachin Tendulkar was asked by BBC Sport in 2004 about the possibility of India hosting a Formula One race in a few years' time, he said, "I hope that it happens because there are plenty of Formula One fans in India. It's a new sport that is picking up very quickly and the new generation is hooked."

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Who Needs Tendulkar?

“Sachin, Sachin!” chanted the crowd at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Monday as India romped to another easy win over England.

“Why is everyone chanting for Sachin Tendulkar? He isn’t even playing!” someone laughed. Quick as a flash, a friendly spectator turned to say, “Well, we all love Sachin. That’s certainly true. This particular fan was wearing the colors of the Delhi Daredevils, one of the rivals of Tendulkar’s Indian Premier League team, the Mumbai Indians. However, the Little Master transcends all that. He is Indian cricket.

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Gavaskar and Tendulkar: True sons of toil

Legends don't have to do much to attract controversy or unwarranted attention. The greater their achievements, the more the scrutiny, gossip and speculation are generated. The price of being a celebrity comes with life-time tax of criticism.

There have been legendary stories about some of the Indian batsmen moving towards the square-leg umpires to avoid quick bouncers. Some true and some exaggerated like the one about Sachin Tendulkar's inability to handle quick bowling.

What is baffling is that many in the country have begun to question Tendulkar's percentage of match-winning centuries. The argument in itself may be valid because the history of Indian cricket is full of cricketing stalwarts with personal milestones that have barely impacted the outcome of matches and series.

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Photos: Arjun Tendulkar exhibits all-round skills for school team

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