New Delhi, (Jagranpost Network): One of the greatest cricketers ever, Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has remained India’s most prolific batsman in a career that spans over two decades.

His consistency and discipline has been a benchmark for youngsters to follow. An iconic batsman, Tendulkar has to come good if India has any chance to be crowned World Champions at home in the World Cup.

Equated with God, Tendulkar has all the major batting records under his belt. He is the leading run-getter in both Tests and ODIs and is the only man in the history of cricket to have scored a double ton in a One day International. 

He also holds the record of scoring maximum runs in the World Cup. In 36 matches, Tendulkar has amassed 1796 runs at an average of 57.93 and tops the list of leading run-scorers in the World Cup. He has four hundreds and 13 half-centuries.

Tendulkar has been instrumental in Team India’s success and has given a billion fans at home some special moments to cherish. Blessed with an extraordinary timing of the ball, Tendulkar has all the shots in the book and is a nightmare for the opposition bowlers when in full flow.

A flawless technique coupled with an impeccable shot-selection, Tendulkar ensures that he does not throw his wicket away and makes the bowlers toil hard to trap him.

Australia’s legendary spinner Shane Warne was tonked all around the park by the master batsman, when Warne first toured India back in 1998.

Tendulkar, also captained Team India but not for a very long time. He had a disastrous time with the bat as skipper with not many wins under his belt. He gave India’s captaincy and focused more on scoring runs for his team.

Tendulkar is treated with veneration and admiration, not just in India but all around the World. A true gentleman on and off the field, he has a controversy-free career.  He has always been a team man and has put team’s interest before his individual achievements and has modified his batting style over the time as per the team’s requirements.

Tendulkar made his World Cup debut in 1992 and has featured in Team India’s every WC campaign since then but unfortunately has not had the pleasure to lay his hands on the coveted trophy. He has expressed his wish to win the World Cup before he hangs up his bat.

It is probably his last appearance in the World Cup and the great batsman that he is, Tendulkar will strain every nerve to make his wish come true and help Team India bring the Cup back after a long wait of 28 years.