Home > Sachin Tendulkar Retirement > Sachin Retirement News >

Sachin Tendulkar: The man with the golden arm

Sachin Tendulkar: The man with the golden arm

Sachin Tendulkar has many memorable performances with the ball in ODIs © Getty Images

New Delhi: Dec 23, 2012

As the world paid rich tribute to legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who Sunday announced his retirement from One-Day cricket, one also remembered the bowler in the batting maestro who was equally a match-winner earning for himself the title of “Man with the Golden Arm”.

Tendulkar was an unorthodox bowler and has 154 wickets from his 463 matches. Tendulkar has two five-wicket hauls and his best was 5 for 32 against Australia in Kochi, 1998.

Tendulkar could have earned more wickets, but a tennis elbow put paid to that.

He underwent an operation in 2005 for tennis elbow in England and since then he cut down on his bowling but always obliged his captains when a partnership needed to be broken.

Being an unorthodox bowler, Tendulkar was always attacked and the batsmen had to pay the price.

Tendulkar first bowled in an ODI against England at Trent Bridge in 1990. He conceded 10 runs from just one over that he got as India won the match by five wickets.

He bagged his first man of the match award as a bowler in 1994 against the West Indies in Sharjah. He picked up four for 34 dismissing Clayton Lambert, Richie Richardson, Gus Logie and Jeff Dujon, to skittle out West Indies for 141. India won the match easily by seven wickets.

No one can forget the famous Hero Cup semi-final against South Africa at Kolkata in 1993. South Africa needed six off the last over and India skipper Mohammed Azharuddin gambled by asking Tendulkar to bowl the final over. Tendulkar gave away just three runs from the only over he bowled to leave the South Africans confused with his unorthodox spin.

Like his batting, Tendulkar also preserved his best bowling for against Australia. At Kochi in 1998, India set Australia a target of 310. The Australians were going great guns but a great spell by Tendulkar (5 for 32), who picked up the formidable quartet of Steve Waugh, Michael Bevan, Darren Lehmann and Damien Martyn, helped India win by 41 runs.

Tendulkar’s best bowling performances have come on home soil and in most of those matches he had failed as a batsman. And in most cases, the bowler in Tendulkar boosted his confidence as a batsman. Whenever the runs dried up, Tendulkar took to bowling.

It was in the last seven years that he cut down on his bowling after undergoing a surgery in London in 2005.

The last time he bagged wickets was in 2007 against Pakistan in Guwahati. He bagged two for 32 from his five overs as India won the match by five wickets.

Best bowling performances:

Four for 34 against West Indies during 1991 at Sharjah
Three for 43 against Sri Lanka during 1994 at Rajkot
Three for 36 against West Indies during 1994 at Chennai
Five for 32 against Australia during 1998 at Kochi
Four for 38 against Australia during 1998 at Dhaka
Five for 50 against Pakistan during 2005 at Kochi

Read all related stories to Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 17, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 21, 2014 (08:50 IST)   at Melbourne

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 21, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Chittagong

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 22, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Dambulla

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 23, 2014 (08:50 IST)   at Sydney

More

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 20, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled(Match rescheduled to 21/11/2014)

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 19, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 19, 2014  at Canberra

Australia won by 73 runs

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 16, 2014  at Ranchi

India won by 3 wkts

Photos

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI at Canberra

Videos

SL vs Eng: Buttler practices wicketkeeping in nets

Live Cricket Score Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI at Chittagong: Shakib Al Hasan nears hundred, Bangladesh 195 for 4 in 39 overs

Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test at Dubai, Day 5: Pakistan lose two wickets while chasing

Live Cricket Score Vijay Hazare Trophy 2014-15 Quarter-Final 4, Punjab vs Railways: Punjab make strong start to chase

Live Cricket Score Vijay Hazare Trophy 2014-15 Quarter-Final 3 Mumbai vs Karnataka: Mayank Agarwal falls early

Live Cricket Score Australia vs South Africa 2014, 4th ODI Melbourne: Steven Smith’s half-century keeps hope alive for Australia

Australia Australia vs South Africa Australia vs South Africa 2014 BCCI India New Zealand New Zealand tour of UAE 2014 New Zealand vs Pakistan New Zealand vs Pakistan 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs New Zealand Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of Australia 2014 South Africa vs Australia South Africa vs Australia 2014

Australia vs South Africa 4th ODI: Steve Smith, Matthew Wade build partnership; score 170/5

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014, 1st ODI at Chittagong: Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim bring up 100-run stand for fifth wicket; B’desh 177/4 after 37 overs

WICB task force begins work on India tour pull-out

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014: Sarfaraz Ahmed ready to bat at any position

Australia vs South Africa 4th ODI: Fifty for Steven Smith; score 135/5

PCB’s biggest challenge is to bring back international cricket to Pakistan: Subhan Ahmad

Tim Southee’s 50 Test sixes and related records

India vs Australia 2014: India may have heavy dose of pace in store in 1st Test

Ross Taylor’s crucial knock will boost New Zealand’s sub-par subcontinent record

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014, 2nd Test at Dubai: Tim Southee finally comes good in UAE

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

681 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Virat Kohli vs Australian cricketers

हिंदुस्तान जिंक राजस्थान ने 152 जैविक शौचालय बनाने का किया फैसला

How juicy tomatoes can enhance your beauty

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here