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Tendulkar's career in photos

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar is congratulated by Australia's fielders after breaking Brian Lara's record aggregate of Test runs. BBC Sport looks back at the Indian batsman's glittering international career

Tendulkar on his Test debut

India's selectors gambled on his prodigious success as a schoolboy when handing Tendulkar his Test debut aged 16

Tendulkar playing tennis

His childhood idol in sport is John McEnroe, and this early photo reveals his interest in tennis

Tendulkar's first Test ton

In August 1990, he hits the first of a world record 39 Test centuries, against England at Old Trafford

Tendulkar, Madras, 1993

Less than three years later, he adds a century on home soil against England in Madras, and celebrates in style

Sachin at the 1999 World Cup

Tendulkar enjoys tremendous success in one-day cricket, here hitting out against Kenya at the 1999 World Cup

Practice in Brisbane, 1999

As captain on the 1999-2000 tour of Australia, Tendulkar practises his bowling - but he struggles as a leader

The home 2001 Test series against England

By the time of the 2001 home series against England, his appeal amongst fans has reached boiling point

Ferb 2002, Bombay

Before the one-day series decider against England at his home ground in Mumbai, he gives a lift to a six-year-old cancer sufferer

At the 2003 World Cup

Tendulkar is named player of the tournament at the 2003 World Cup, where India reach the final but lose to Australia

On tour in Australia

By the following winter, Tendulkar's most productive years are behind him, but taking his wicket is always a big moment

At practice, 2006

Injuries also begin to take their toll, with wear-and-tear strains to various joints keeping him out for much of 2006

At Fenner's, summer 2006

In June 2006, he returns to fitness with a masterful century for charity side Lashings against Cambridge University at Fenner's

At Wimbledon

Just another face in the Wimbledon crowd? Tendulkar often brings his family to England to get away from the spotlight

His 39th ton at Adelaide

His 39th Test century, a record in itself, comes in the Adelaide Test in January 2008 as he starts his 20th calendar year of Test action

see also
'I found a new idol in Tendulkar'
17 Oct 08 |  South Asia
Tendulkar marks his greatness
17 Oct 08 |  Cricket
Tendulkar boost for Aussie Tests
26 Sep 08 |  Cricket
Sachin's glorious comeback
22 Jun 06 |  Cricket
Nerves render Tendulkar mortal
23 Nov 04 |  International Teams
India's brightest star shines again
03 Jan 04 |  Aus v Ind

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