Sachin Tendulkar shared a video celebrating International Olympic Day.© Instagram
Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday marked the International Olympic Day by posting a video of him working out on his official Instagram handle. The Master Blaster advised his followers to workout every day to stay fit, citing examples from Indian Olympians. “What’s your favorite sport? Stay healthy, stay fit,” Tendulkar captioned the post. He also used the hashtags #OlympicDay and #Tokyo2020. The short clip begins with Tendulkar doing a workout and after that, he does every Let’s talk about the importance of doing day workouts.
Within four hours of being posted, the video garnered over 1.8 lakh likes on Instagram. The post was a hit among his fans, and many of them also left heart, fire and clap emojis in the comments section.
Tendulkar is the most famous cricketer not only in India but across the world. He is the only player in the world to score 100 international centuries. He also holds the record for most centuries in Tests (51) as well as ODIs (49).
He was also the first male cricketer to score a double century in limited overs cricket. The right-handed batsman had registered an incredible feat against South Africa in Gwalior in 2010.
Tendulkar made his ODI debut in 1989 against arch-rivals Pakistan. He played his last ODI against the same opponent in 2012, a year after India won their second ODI World Cup.
In his career spanning 24 years, he scored 18,426 runs in 463 ODIs for India, a feat that still stands amongst a plethora of other records.
Tendulkar retired from Test cricket on 16 November 2013 after playing a record 200th Test match for India. He also holds the record for most runs in red-ball cricket – 15,921 runs.
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