Sachin Tendulkar: Down the memory lane
The start of a year that solidifies him as a genuine great in the game. Begins with two centuries and a fifty in three matches against the touring Australians, leading India to a 2-1 series victory at home
Unleashes two of his best ODI innings, 143 and 128 against Australia at Sharjah, taking India to victory in the Coca-Cola Cup. The 143 innings enters Tendulkar folklore as 'Desert Storm', due to the freak sandstorm that interrupted play and galvanized Tendulkar to reach a revised Duckworth/Lewis target.
Becomes the fifth player to score 7,000 ODI runs
Meets Sir Donald Bradman, who endorses him as the best batsman in the world
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