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Sachin Tendulkar, Most Nervous Nineties
Sachin not only holds the record of most Cricket Hundreds (100), but Most Nervous Nineties as well (28).
Sachin Tendulkar was dismissed 28 times when he was in his 90s in a match.
18 times out of those he was in ODIs and 10 times in Test cricket.
Most nervous nineties in One Day Cricket
|Sachin Tendulkar (IND)||1989-2012||463||452||49||96||18|
|GW Flower (ZIM)||1992-2010||221||214||6||40||9|
|NJ Astle (NZ)||1995-2007||223||217||16||41||9|
|PA de Silva (SL)||1984-2003||308||296||11||64||9|
|KS Williamson (NZ)||2010-2023||159||151||13||40||8|
|JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA)||1996-2014||328||314||17||86||8|
Most nervous nineties in Test Cricket
|Sachin Tendulkar (IND)||1989-2013||200||329||51||68||10|
|SR Waugh (AUS)||1985-2004||168||260||32||50||10|
|R Dravid (ICC/IND)||1996-2012||164||286||36||63||10|
|MJ Slater (AUS)||1993-2001||74||131||14||21||9|
|AI Kallicharran (WI)||1972-1981||66||109||12||21||8|
|AB de Villiers (SA)||2004-2018||114||191||22||46||8|
Sachin Tendulkar and Nervous Nineties
Sachin Tendulkar is widely considered to be one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. One of the hallmarks of his career was his ability to score runs even when he was under immense pressure. This was particularly true during the period of his career that came to be known as the “Nervous Nineties.”
The “Nervous Nineties” refers to the period of Tendulkar’s career during which he would often get into the 90s in terms of runs scored in a single innings, but would then be unable to convert that into a century (a score of 100 or more runs). This happened on several occasions, and each time, it created a sense of tension and anticipation among cricket fans around the world.
Despite these near-misses, Tendulkar never let the pressure get to him. Instead, he continued to bat with the same level of focus and determination that had made him one of the game’s greatest players. In the end, he was able to overcome this hurdle and score many centuries, including his historic 100th century in 2012.
One of the reasons for his ability to overcome this period of his career was his mental strength. Tendulkar had always been known for his ability to focus on the task at hand, and this helped him to stay calm and composed even when the pressure was at its highest. Additionally, Tendulkar’s immense experience also helped him to know that every players goes through lean phase and it’s nothing to be worried about.
Tendulkar’s ability to overcome the Nervous Nineties and score numerous centuries is a testament to his skill as a batsman and his mental fortitude. He remains an inspiration to aspiring cricketers around the world, and his legacy as one of the greatest to have ever played the game will continue to live on for many years to come.
How Sachin Tendulkar’s Nervous Nineties period will be remembered?
Tendulkar’s Nervous Nineties period will be remembered as one of the most challenging period of his career but also one where he showed immense mental strength and determination to overcome it. Additionally it also showcases the human side of a sportsman as even the greatest goes through lean phase and how they come out of it.
What was Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th century?
Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th century was scored on 16 March 2012, against Bangladesh during the Asia Cup, which India went on to win the tournament.
How many times did Tendulkar get into the Nervous Nineties during his career?
Sachin Tendulkar was dismissed 28 times when he was in his 90s in a match. 18 times out of those he was in ODIs and 10 times in Test cricket.
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