Sachin Tendulkar

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Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a former cricketer and captain of the Indian team. The world famous cricketer had set many records in his career and is considered one of the greatest batsmen of all times. He is the cricketer with most centuries scored among all the cricketers and he is the only one to score more than 30,000 runs in the game.

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a former cricketer and captain of the Indian team. The world famous cricketer had set many records in his career and is considered one of the greatest batsmen of all times. He is the cricketer with most centuries scored among all the cricketers and he is the only one to score more than 30,000 runs in the game.

Early Life of Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin was born on 24th April 1973 to a Marathi novelist, Mr. Ramesh Tendulkar, and an insurance professional Mrs. Rajni Tendulkar; he was nicknamed as Tendlya and Little Master. He did his schooling from the Sharadashram Vidyamandir High School. While in school, Sachin attended the M.R.F. Pace Foundation so as to train himself to be a fast bowler. However, as per the suggestion of Dennis Lillee, the fast bowler from Australia, he concentrated on batting. As a child, he used to practice for a long stretch of time. At the age of 14 years, he served in the Cricket World Cup of 1987 as a ball boy in the Wankhede Stadium.

Personal Life of Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar is married to Anjali Mehta, who is a pediatrician by profession and is the daughter of Mr. Anand Mehta, an industrialist from the state of Gujarat. The couple has two children named Sara and Arjun. Sachin, by nature, is a religious person. He is known to be socially responsible by sponsoring 200 deprived children per year through an N. G. O. of Mumbai called Apnalaya that is associated with Mrs. Annabel Mehta, his mother-in-law, who is also a social worker. In 2012, Sachin was nominated for Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India.

Cricket Career of Sachin Tendulkar

The cricket career of Tendulkar began during his school days under the coaching and guidance of his mentor Mr. Ramakant Achrekar. However, the career of the world famous cricketer began at the age of 13 years, when he made cricket debut in the Cricket Club of India. The date of 11th December 1988 is marked as the date when 100 not out was scored by him in a first-class cricket match between Mumbai and Gujarat. Starting from there, Sachin played innumerable cricket matches at national as well as international level.

On 5th December 2012, Tendulkar became the first batsman in history to cross the 34,000 run aggregate in all formats of Cricket. He had played a total of 657 matches in international cricket. His much-awaited 100th-century milestone was achieved on 16th March 2012 against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup. On 23rd December 2012, Sachin announced his retirement from ODI Cricket. He also stated that he will not be playing in T20 Internationals.

Following are some of the major cricket teams that he played for:

Indian Cricket Team

A. C. C. Asian XI

Mumbai cricket teams

Mumbai Indians

Yorkshire cricket team

Awards and Recognitions of Sachin Tendulkar

Let us have a quick look at some of the best awards and appreciations, which this well known Indian cricketer is being honored with in his entire cricket career:

Sachin Tendulkar became the first brand ambassador of UNICEF for South Asia on 28th November 2013.

Wisden India Outstanding Achievement award, 11th June 2012.

Honorary Member of the Order of Australia by the Australian government on 6th November 2012.

“Cricketer of the Year” in the I.C.C. Award, 2010.

The Asian Awards for the “Peoples Choice” as well as the “Exceptional Achievement in Sports” in the month of October, 2010 in London.

The “B.C.C.I. Cricketer of the Year” Award on 31st May of 2011.

The “Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year” Award on 28th January in the year 2011.

Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award, 2008

I. C. C. World O. D. I. XI in 2004 and 2007.

“Rajiv Gandhi Award” in the sports category in 2005.

“Player of the Tournament” in the Cricket World Cup of 2003.

Maharashtra Bhushan Award, Maharashtra State’s highest Civilian Award in 2001

Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award, 1999.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest honour given for achievement in sports, 1997-1998.

Wisden “Cricketer of the Year” in 1997.

The “Arjuna Award” for his “Outstanding Sports’ Achievement” in 1994.

Facts and Information about Sachin Tendulkar

Full Name

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar


April 24, 1973 (Mumbai)

Birth Place

Nirmal Nursing Home, Dadar, Mumbai


Master Blaster, Tendlya, Little Master




5 feet 5 inches (165 cm)

Batting style


Bowling style

Right-arm leg spin, off spin, medium pace


Ramesh Tendulkar (reputed Marathi novelist)


Rajni Tendulkar

Named after

Sachin Dev Burman (his father’s favorite music director)


Anjali Tendulkar


Sara and Arjun


Nitin and Ajit (half-brothers), Savita (half-sister)

Sporting Idols

John McEnroe, Sunil Gavaskar, Imran Khan and Sir Vivian Richards

Religious beliefs

Tendulkar is a devoted follower of Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi.


Married Anjali, a pedriatician, on May 24, 1995. He was 22 at that time. Anand Mehta, Tendulkar’s father-in-law, is a Gujarati industrialist.


Sharadashram Vidyamandir (English) High School

Introduction To Cricket

Sachin was introduced to cricket by his brother Ajit, who took him to to Ramakant Achrekar, famous club cricketer and coach of that time.

School Cricket

Sachin was regularly a part of his school’s cricket team.

John Bright Cricket Club

He played club cricket in the Kanga League, the premeir tournament in Mumbai. At that time he represented the John Bright Cricket Club.

Best Junior Cricket Award

In 1987, when Sachin was 14, he became extremely disheartened after not getting the Best Junior Cricket Award. Sunil Gavaskar consoled him by giving Sachin his ultra-light pads.


In the 1987 Cricket World Cup semifinal (India vs. England), Sachin was the ballboy.

664-run Partnership in School

He was part of an unbroken 664-run partnership in a Lord Harris Shield inter-school game against St. Xavier’s High School in (1988). His partner was Vinod Kambli, who also became a notable cricketer for India.

First Ranji Match

Sachin scored a century on his very first match in the Ranji Trophy (Decemer 10, 1988, Bombay vs. Gujarat, Wankhede Stadium in Bombay) and thus became the first Indian to score a century on first-class debut.

First Double Century in Ranji

In April 2000, Sachin scored 233 not out against Tamil Nadu.

First One Day International

Sachin’s ODI debut was against Pakistan on December 18, 1989. In a major upset, Waqar Younis sent him back without scoring a single run.

First Test Match

Tendulkar played his first test on November 23, 1989, when he wasn’t even 17. He could score only 15 runs, but received attention for his technique.

First Test Century

August 14, 1990 saw Tendulkar score his first test century against England at Old Trafford, Manchester. His 119 not out saved the match for India.

First One day International Century

His first ODI century came after 78 matches and five long years.

First World Cup Match

February 22, 1992, against England (Perth, Australia)

First One Day Double Century

February 24, 2010 (200 off 147 balls. 25 fours, 3 sixes)

First Test Double Century

Against New Zeland on October 30, 1999, Ahmedabad (217 not out)

First Twenty20 Match

Against South Africa in Johannesburg (December 1, 2006)

First T20 IPL

Against Chennai Super Kings on May 14, 2008

Last Ranji Match

November 13, 2013 against Haryana (scored a match-winning 79 not out)

Last One day International

Against Pakistan at Dhaka (March 18, 2012)

Last World Cup Match

Against Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (April 2, 2011)

Last One Day Century

Against Bangladesh at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur (scored 114)

Last Test Century

Against South Africa on January 4, 2011 at Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town (scored 146)

Last T20 Match

Against South Africa at Johannesburg

Last Test Match

Against West Indies in Kolkata, November 6-8, 2013

Last T20 Match

Against Sunrisers (May 13, 2013)

Best Score in Test Match

248 not out against Bangladesh at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka on December 12, 2004

Best Score in One Day International

200 not out Against South Africa on February 24, 2010

Most Runs in One Day International

18426 in 463 Matches (452 Innings)

Most Runs in Test Cricket

15847 in 199 Matches (328 Innings)

Most Centuries in One Day International

49 (also, 96 half-centuries)

Most Centuries In Test Cricket

51 (also, 67 half-centuries)

Record as Test Captain

Won 4, Lost 9, Drew 12, Tied 0, Total 25

Record as ODI Captain

Won 23, Lost 43, Tied 2, No Result 6, Total 73

100th Century

On March 16, 2012, Sachin became the only batsman to score 100 international centuries. The 100th century was scored against Bangladesh at the Shere Bangla Stadium, Mirpur

Most Run In IPL 2010

618 runs in 14 innings

Nervous 90s

Dismissed 28 times in his 90s (18 times in ODIs and 10 times in Tests)

First to be given out by the Third Umpire

When Sachin was given run out against South Africa in Durban in 1992, he became the first bastman to be given out by the third empire.

Highest Man of The Match Awards

199 times

Most Runs in a Calander Year

1894 runs (in 1998)

Favourite Cricket Ground


Favourite Movie

Coming to America

World Cup Appearances

Holds the joint record for most World Cup appearances – 6 (1992 to 2011)

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