Sachin Tendulkar, in full Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, (born April 24, 1973, Bombay [Mumbai], India), Indian professional cricket player, considered by many to be one of the greatest batsmen of all time. In 2012 he became the first cricketer to score 100 centuries (100 runs in a single inning) in international play.
Tendulkar was given his first bat when he was 11 years of age. As a 14-year-old, he used it to score 329 out of a world-record stand of 664 in a school match. A year later he scored a century on his first-class debut for Bombay (Mumbai), and at age 16 years 205 days, he became India’s youngest Test (international) cricketer, making his debut against Pakistan in Karachi in November 1989. When he was 18 he scored two centuries in Australia (148 in Sydney and 114 in Perth), and in 1994 he scored 179 against the West Indies. In August 1996, at age 23, Tendulkar was made captain of his country’s team.
Tendulkar made history in December 2005 when he scored his record-breaking 35th century in Test play against Sri Lanka. The feat was accomplished in a total of 125 Tests and allowed Tendulkar to surpass the prolific Indian run-scorer Sunil Gavaskar. In June 2007 Tendulkar reached another major milestone when he became the first player to record 15,000 runs in one-day international (ODI) play, and in November 2011 he became the first batsman to score 15,000 runs in Test play. One month later he scored a historic “double century” in a contest against South Africa, becoming the first man in history to record 200 runs in a single inning of ODI play. He was named the 2010 International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricketer of the Year. In an ODI match against Bangladesh in March 2012, Tendulkar scored his record-setting 100th international century—which included both Test (51 centuries) and ODI (49 centuries) play. He retired from ODI cricket later that year, and in 2013 he ended a six-year stint with the Indian Premier League (as a member of the Mumbai Indians) and retired from Test cricket, ending his playing days with records for the most career international runs (34,357) and Test runs (15,921). Throughout his long career, Tendulkar was consistently ranked among the game’s best batsmen. He was often likened to Australia’s Don Bradman in his single-minded dedication to scoring runs and the certainty of his strokeplay off both front and back foot.
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|Real Name||Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar|
|Nickname||God of Cricket, Little Master, Master Blaster|
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|Weight (approx.)||60 kg (150 lbs)|
|Height||5 feet 3 inches (1.63 m)|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Taurus|
|Born||April 24, 1973,|
Family Members of Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar was born to a brahmin family on 24 April 1973 in Dadar, Mumbai. That is he belongs to the renowned Saraswat Brahmin Family. His father, Ramesh Tendulkar, was a Marathi poet and novelist. His mother was Rajni who worked in the insurance industry. He has two half-brothers namely Nitin and Ajit and one half-sister Savita. His formative years were spent in the “Sahitya Saha was Cooperative Housing Society” in Bandra (East). He did his schooling at Sharadashram Vidyamandir High School. In his school days, he attended the M.R.F.Pace Foundation to train himself to be a fast bowler. But as per the suggestion of Dennis Lillee, the fast bowler from Australia, he concentrated on batting. Sachin Tendulkar also likes playing tennis. At the age of 14, he scored 326 out of a world-record stand of 664 in a school match and became famous among Bombay schoolboys.
Education and School, College of Sachin Tendulkar
- Left Education because of cricket.
- It is said that Sachin did not give his grade 10th exams due to cricket
Cricket journey of Sachin Tendulkar
Let us tell you that it was Sachin’s elder brother, Ajit, who recognized his cricketing ability and introduced him to Cricket in 1984. He took Sachin to Ramakant Achrekars academy at Shivaji Park, Dadar, Mumbai. He was impressed by Sachin and advised him to shift his schooling to Sharadashram Vidyamandir English High School in Dadar. Sachin went to his aunt’s home which was nearer to the school in Dadar and took admitted to the school. His career was shaped by the efforts and guidance of his coach Ramakant Achrekar. Do you know that the Dronacharya award-winning Guru passed away on 2 January 2019, in Mumbai?
Do you know that the career of world-famous cricketer Sachin Tendulkar began at the age of 13 years when he made his cricket debut in the Cricket Club of India? On 11 December 1988 in a first-class cricket match between Mumbai and Gujarat, Sachin scored 100 not out. Starting from here, he played several cricket matches at the national as well as international levels.
In the 2011 World Cup Victory, he became the highest run-scorer with 482 runs at an average of 53.55 the tournament and he could not stop his tears after this victory.
Tendulkar became the first batsman in history to cross the 34,000-run aggregate in all formats of Cricket on 5 December 2012. In an international cricket approx. he played a total of 657 matches. On 16th March 2012, his much-awaited 100th-century milestone was achieved against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup. Sachin announced his retirement on 23rd December 2012 from ODI Cricket. He also stated that he will not be playing in T20 Internationals.
Major Cricket teams he played for: Indian Cricket Team, A.C.C. Asian XI, Mumbai Cricket teams, Mumbai Indians, and Yorkshire Cricket team.
Sachin Tendulkar’s Retirement
His 24-year-long marvelous cricket career came to an end on 16 November 2013 when he announced his retirement. In December 2012, he played his last ODI match, and in 2013, he had twenty20 matches. Let us tell you that his 200th test match against West Indies on 16th November 2013 was his adieu to the cricketing world as a player.
No doubt Sachin Tendulkar is one of the greatest batsmen in the world. His list of records is almost unending. At the age of 16, he became the youngest player and till then he continued breaking records and setting new ones. He has inspired millions. He had made his position in almost all the hearts of a person in the world. It’s like when we talk about cricket the first name that comes to our mind and tongue is Sachin only.
Some Amazing Facts about Sachin Tendulkar
- Young Tendulkar wanted to become a fast bowler but was rejected by legendary Dennis Lillee’s MRF Pace Foundation in 1987.
- During the 1987 World Cup, Sachin was a ball boy for the match between India and Zimbabwe at the Wankhede Stadium.
- He fielded for Pakistan as a substitute during a one-day practice match against India at the Brabourne Stadium in 1988.
- During his teens, Tendulkar would win a coin from his mentor Ramakant Achrekar if he could last an entire session of nets without dismissal. Tendulkar is the proud owner of 13 such coins.
- Sachin became the richest cricketer in October 1995 after he signed a five-year contract worth Rs 31.5 crore with World Tel.
- The Little Master used to sleep with his cricket gear during his junior days.
- He has a good collection of perfumes and watches.
- Sachin’s first car was a Maruti-800.
- He was the first international batsman to be given out by a third-umpire in 1992, on the second day of the
- Durban Test when Jonty Rhodes’ throw caught Tendulkar short of the crease.
- At 19, Sachin was the youngest from India to play county cricket.
- Tendulkar featured as a sticking plaster in his first advertisement
- The first brand which he endorsed was the health drink ‘Boost’
- In his debut test match, English fast bowler Alan Mullally complained that Tendulkar’s bat was broader than a normal willow.
- He started off with 100s in his debut matches in the Ranji, Duleep, and Irani Trophies.
- Ravi Shastri, the present coach of the Indian cricket team, led Tendulkar onto the field on his Ranji debut.
- Sachin used to bat with a very heavy bat, weighing 3.2lbs.
- Tendulkar, considered one of the calmest persons around, was a big bully in the school.
- He went for the movie Roja in 1995 in disguise but it went wrong after the crowd in the cinema hall recognized him.
- Tendulkar is the only Indian cricketer and the youngest person to get Bharat Ratna. Other awards include Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award, and Padma Shri.
- A young Sachin was sent to cricket coaching class as a punishment.
- In his early days, he would go fishing for tadpoles and guppy fishes in the stream that ran through the compound of iconic Sahitya Saha at Bandra East.
- Sachin’s weakness is ‘vada-pao, a popular Maharashtrian snack.
- He got his 50thtest century while batting with his favorite vampire bat
- In his debut Test against Pakistan, he wore the pads gifted to him by Sunil Gavaskar.
- Tendulkar grew his hair and tied a band around it to copy John McEnroe, a former tennis star of whom, he was a big fan.
- Sachin still holds the record of scoring the most centuries in a calendar year: 9 ODI centuries in 1998.
- In 1998, he got 1,894 ODI runs, a record for ODI runs by any batsman in a calendar year.
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