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Battled anxiety for 10-12 years of my career: Sachin Tendulkar

By Bet Barter

May 17, 2021

Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar stated that he battled anxiety for 10-12 years of his cricketing career. Talking about staying mentally fit, Sachin Tendulkar reckoned that his pre-game preparations became a crucial part of his life. In the time when the second wave of the coronavirus is wreaking havoc, the batting legend believes that acceptability is the key. Sachin further said that doing little things like playing video games, ironing his clothes, making tea, and packing his bag before the game reduced his anxiety levels. This also helped him prepare for the match.

Sachin Tendulkar stated how it was vital for him to keep his mental state in good shape, keeping in mind the rigors of international cricket. The veteran put forward his opinions during an interaction organized by Unacademy. Tendulkar reckoned that a player is bound to go through ups and downs, but it is important to accept when one is feeling low. Tendulkar concluded the discussion by thanking the frontline workers for their tireless work ever since the COVID-19 outbreak last year. The legendary batsman recently recovered from the deadly virus.

Sachin Tendulkar Cricket stats and records

Sachin Tendulkar is a cricketer whose name still continues to inspire numerous people all around the world. It was 1989 when, at the age of 16, Sachin Tendulkar made his debut in international format. But, in a few years, he was much more than a sportsman for the country. Talking about his statistics, the Master Blaster owns almost every batting record worth owning. This includes most runs in Test and ODI cricket, the most hundreds in the two formats, and the highest number of international cricket tons. 

He amassed 15,921 and 18,426 runs in Tests and ODIs, respectively. Sachin is also the only cricketer to score more than 30,000 runs in international cricket. He also holds the record for the highest number of centuries in international cricket, with a total of 100. The 47-year-old has played the highest number of 200 tests for India. Sachin was the first batsman to score a double century in ODI history.

In December 2012, the legendary batsman announced his retirement from the white-ball format. He then retired from T20 cricket in October 2013 and subsequently retired from all cricket formats on 16 November 2013 after playing his 200th Test against the West Indies in Wankhede Stadium.

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