The Sachin Tendulkar Quiz

Sachin Tendulkar must easily be the most talked about cricketer in the history of the sport. Here are 10 questions on the Little Master – arguably the greatest of the modern cricket greats. Even those who may argue against Tendulkar being the greatest modern batsmen do accept that he is the greatest ODI batsmen that the game has seen. So, here’s a Sachin Quiz to test your knowledge of Tendulkar and the first half of his playing career.

Sachin Tendulkar

Did you know that Sachin Tendulkar bats right handed, bowls right handed, throws right handed but writes with his left hand?!

Q.1 During which inter-school tournament did Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli create a record unbeaten partnership of 664 runs?
Answer: Harris Shield Inter-School Tournament

The partnership came in a match against the Anjuman-E-Islam High School in 1998. Sachin was representing his school – Shardashram Vidyamandir High School. This partnership was then the highest partnership in any form of cricket in the world, and remained so till 1998.

Q.2 Against which team did Sachin make his first class debut during a Ranji Trophy match in 1988?
Answer: Gujarat

Tendulkar had been selected to the Bombay team for the previous (1987) season, but he did not make it to any final XI. In his debut match against Gujarat, he scored 100 not out, making him the youngest Indian player to score a century on first class debut. He was aged 15 years and 232 days.

Tendulkar Fan

Q.3 Identify the 'painted' person in the picture above.
Answer: Sudhir Kumar Chaudhary

Sudhir is a famous fan of Tendulkar, who provides him with tickets to all of India’s home matches.

Q.4 Tendulkar made his test debut against Pakistan at Karachi in November 1989. Which Pakistani player who would go on to captain his side made his debut in the same test?
Answer: Waqar Younis

Tendulkar made 15 in the first innings and he was bowled by Younis. Four players debuted in this test. Sachin and Salil Ankola for India, Waqar Younis and Shahid Saeed for Pakistan.

Q.5 Against which team did Tendulkar score his first ODI century? When?
Answer: Australia

It was on 9 September 1994, at a match in Colombo. It had taken the Little Master 79 matches to get his first hundred, but that abysmal rate was soon going to change dramatically!

Q.6 At which ground did Tendulkar make his first test hundred?
Answer: Old Trafford, Manchester

His maiden hundred is still counted amongst one of his finest innings. Sachin scored a match saving 119 not out on the final day of the test. India were chasing a target of 408 runs and had been reduced to 127/5. Sachin first partnered with Kapil Dev and then Manoj Prabhakar to save the match for India.

Q.7 In which year was Tendulkar first appointed the captain of the Indian cricket team?
Answer: 1996
Q.8 During which tournament did Sachin score 141 runs and take 4 wickets in a match against Australia?
Answer: ICC Champions Trophy 1998
Q.9 With who did Tendulkar partner to forge a 222 runs partnership on a bouncy Newlands wicket in January 1997?
Answer: Mohd. Azharuddin
Q.10 Tendulkar had an abysmal record as 'captain'. How many tests did India win with Tendulkar at the helm?
Answer: 4

Sachin captained in 25 tests. India won 4, lost 9 and drew 12.

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