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Sachin's unique record: Played with 4 generations!

Written by: Shuchi Sridhar
Updated: Saturday, September 1, 2012, 13:28 [IST]
 
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Sky is the limit for achievers, and the legendary Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has proved it yet again, as he has achieved everything in the game of cricket, with the latest being the only player who has played with four generations.

Sachin Tendulkar's unique record

Though Team India was tensed about starting a season without 'The Wall of Indian Cricket, Rahul Dravid and Very Very Special Laxman, as they had announced their retirement ahead of the New Zealand series, with 10 matches to be played this season, Sachin Tendulkar added another feather to his cap becoming the only player to have played with 4 generations.

Since Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman had retired from international cricket, Sachin Tendulkar was the only batsman to has played for more than 23 years for India so far, as he has witnessed 4 generations of cricketers.

Strange but true, Sachin Tendulkar has played with Kapil Dev, Krishanmachari Srikkanth, Kiran More during his debut, after 23 years, Kris Srikkanth is currently the Chairman of Selectors, as Sachin Tendulkar still looks hungry for runs.

If that was the first generation of cricketers, Sachin has also played with other talented Indian cricketers like Ajay Jadeja, Mohammad Azharuddin, Sanjay Manjrekar, Navjot Singh Sidhu and others, as he was considered to be the rising star during those days.

Interestingly, all of them, have started a career as cricket experts, as they are talking about a player who was then his team mate, who is still playing for India with the dedication of a 16-year old.

Moreover, the Fantastic Four of Indian cricket, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Anil Kumble, who also started their cricketing careers during Sachin's time, have also retired from international cricket as VVS Laxman was the latest to join the list, having announced his retirement ahead of the New Zealand Test series, but Sachin Tendulkar is still going strong after 23 years since his debut.

If the former cricketers are stepping into cricket administration and entering media as cricket experts, the little master is still venturing the field as he is on a record-breaking spree as he still enjoys playing cricket for India.

Having played with Javagal Srinath, Venkatesh Prasad, Sunil Joshi and others, Sachin has also played with the next generation which features Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir,Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni who have grown up watching the master play, as he was considered to be their role model.

However, Sachin still looks young, as his dedication and concentration is second to none having achieved the most impossible feat for others, scoring 100 international centuries and going strong.

While another bunch of cricketers Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara who have also started their international careers, were todlders when Sachin made his debut in 1989.

This marks another unique record which has added another feather to Sachin Tendulkar's cap as he has become the only cricketer to have played with 4 generations of cricketers and is still going strong.

Hats off Sachin! Way to go!

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Story first published:  Saturday, September 1, 2012, 13:18 [IST]
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