Sachin Tendulkar is that cricketer who gives a new height to India cricket or sends cricket to every doorstep. Once there was a time when Sachin got out half the Indian cricket watchers shut down their TVs.
When we talk about records there no other cricketer closer to Sachin that’s why he is said to greatest Indian cricketer. Whether it is the record of scoring maximum runs or to score maximum 100s or whether to hit maximum 4s Sachin tops the list in every record.
Sachin was the first cricketer who was awarded India’s’ highest civilian award i.e. Bharat Ratna. Besides this, he was also awarded by Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
Sachin being a sportsman he is also a good human being, he runs an NGO named Apnalaya which took responsibility to raise 200 children every year.
What’s in it for you?
- Life story of Sachin Tendulkar
- Physical stats
- Achievements, awards, honors
- Personal information
- Family & Relationships
- Car collection
- Frequently asked question
Life story of Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was born on 24 April 1973 in a Marathi family in Rajapur Bombay. His father’s’ name was Ramesh Tendulkar who was a writer and professor and his mother’s’ name was Rajni Tendulkar who work’s in an insurance company.
Sachin was the son of 2nd wife of Ramesh Tendulkar from 1st wife Ramesh has 3 kids named Ajit, Nitin, and Savita which are elder than Tendulkar. He was named by his father in the name of famous singer Sachin Deo Burman.
Sachin has an interest in cricket since childhood but he is counted among mischief ones because of which he used to had often fought with school kids. In order to control the mischievous of Sachin, his brother Ajit decided to join Sachin the Cricket Academy in 1984 and took him to Ramakant Acharekar.
At that time Ramakant Acharekar was counted among famous coaches. But Sachin did perform well at the first chance before him and Acharekar refused to teach him cricket. But on request of his brother Ajit Acharekar once again watch Sachin’s match but this time he was watching Sachin from behind a tree.
Then Sachin played a wonderful match from which he understands that Sachin was hesitating in before him. And then he took Sachin in his academy and start teaching to him.
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Later in time, Acharekar has a problem with the way he is holding the bat because Sachin holds bat from the very bottom and according to Acacherekar it is not possible to hit good strokes by holding the bat in this way that’s why he advised Sachin to hold bat little bit high.
But Sachin was not feeling comfortable from this change that’s why he requested Acherekar to keep him holding the bat with a lower position. Actually, in childhood, he used to play from his elder brother’s bat so he has a problem with his small hands holding the bat and to manage that bat he holds bat from a lower position, and from there he had the habit of holding the bat in this position.
Acherekar was very impressed with the talent of Sachin and that’s why he asked him to move to Shradhha Ashram Vidya Mandir for studies because there was a very good team of cricket there and he saw if he got a good environment than he can do anything.
Tendulkar on coach’s saying took admission in that school and start playing cricket with a professional team. There he with studies used to play cricket in Sivaji Park in the morning and evening under the guidance of Acharekar.
While teaching to Sachin Acharekar used to put a coin on stumps and asked other players to bowl Sachin, the player who outs Sachin will get the coin and if no one can out him than Sachin will get the coin, even today he has 13 those coins which he treated as the biggest prize. By practice and hard words, Sachin’s game got improved very soon and he became a topic of discussion among people.
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Along playing matches with the school team he began to play from famous clubs of Bombay. At starting he was fond of bowling due to which to learn bowling he went to MRF Pace Foundation of Madras at the age of 14 where Australia’s fast bowler Denis Lilly gives training but give advice of batting to Sachin because he was performing good in batting and Sachin agreed to his advice and start more focusing on his batting.
Sorav Ganguly was one of player who was refused by Denis to learn fast bowling. Sachin was selected to play in Ranji Trophy in domestic first-class cricket as a replacement fielder. But after one year, Sachin debuted in cricket-playing from Mumbai against Gujrat.
He was selected in the Indian National Cricket team in 1989 at the age of 16 years as a test debut. Once he picked up the pace than he never looked back and broke all the cricket records. Sachin is the only cricketer who has a record of scoring 100 centuries in international cricket.
Sachin Tendulkar was the first player to score a double century. And he has played the highest one-day international matches. He was awarded Padma Shri in 1999 and Padma Vibhushan in 2000. On 23 December 2012, he announced his retirement from one-day international, and then on 16 November 2013, he played his last test match at his home ground at Wankhede Stadium.
|Full Name||Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar|
|Nickname||Tendya, Master Blaster, God of Cricket|
|Height||5 ft 5 inch (165 cm)|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|ODI||In 1989 against Pakistan at Gujranwala|
|Test||In 1989 against Pakistan at Karachi|
|T20||In 2006 against South Africa in Johannesburg|
|ODI||In 2012 against Pakistan at Dhaka|
|Test||In 2013 against West Indies at Mumbai|
|T20||In 2006 against South Africa at Johannesburg|
|International Retirement||Retirement from ODI (One Day International) on 23 December 2012|
On 10 October 2013 Tendulkar retire from all formats of cricket
|Jersey Number||#10 India|
#10 IPL ( Mumbai Indians)
|Favourite Shot||Straight Drive|
- Most number of Test runs – 15,921
- Most number of ODI (One Day International runs) – 18,426
- He made the most number of 1,894 ODI runs
- Most number of Tests matches played – 200
- Most numbers of ODI (One Day International) played – 463
- First batsman to score a double hundred in ODI (One Day International)
- Most number of Test matches centuries – 51
- Most number of ODI (One Day International) tons – 49
- Sachin is the only batsman to have scored 100 international centuries
- Most ODI (One Day International) half-centuries – 96
- Most number of runs (2,278) in World Cup history
- Fastest to 10,000 runs in Tests matches (195 innings)
- Most World Cup appearances (6 editions)
- Most fifties in Tests – 68
- In 2003 Most runs in a single edition of World Cup (673 runs)
- Most times to score 1000 runs ( 7 times in a year)
- Most Fours: 2016
- Only one to accomplish rare ODI (One Day International) triple: 15000 runs (18426), 100 wickets (154) and 100 catches (140)
- Most runs in World Cups: 2278 runs (56.95 in 45 matches at an average)
- In 1998 Most ODI (One Day International) hundreds
- Most centuries in World Cups
- Most Man of the Match titles in World Cups: 9
- The highest number of Man of the Match titles in ODIs: 62
- Most Man of the Match titles in all formats: 76
- Most Man of the Series titles in all formats: 20
Achievements, Awards, Honours
- 1994 Arjuna Award, by the Government of India.
- 1997-98 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest honor given for achievement in sports.
- 1999 Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award.
- 2001 Maharashtra Bhushan Award, Maharashtra State’s highest Civilian Award
- 2008 Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian award.
- 2014 Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.
- In 1997 Wisden Cricketer of the Year.
- 2003 Player of the Tournament in the 2003 Cricket World Cup.
- 2010 The Indian Air Force made him an Honorary Group Captain.
- 2011 BCCI Cricketer of the Year award.
- 2012 Honorary Life Membership of Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)
- In 2013 Indian Postal Service released a stamp of Tendulkar; making him the second Indian after Mother Teresa to have such stamp released in their lifetime.
- In 2019 Inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame alongside South African pace legend Allan Donald and two-time World Cup-winning Australian woman cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick.
- In 2020 In February, Tendulkar’s World Cup-winning moment won the Laureus Sporting Moment award. After India’s World Cup triumph at home in 2011, the moment Sachin Tendulkar being lifted on the shoulders of his teammates was voted the Laureus best sporting moment in the last 20 years.
|Date of Birth||24 April 1973|
|Age||47 Years(as in 2020)|
|Birthplace||Dadar, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India|
|Caste||Rajapur Saraswat Brahmin|
|Address||19-A, Perry Cross Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hobbies||Collecting Perfume and Watches, Listening Music|
|Educational Qualification||High School|
|School||Indian Education Society’s New English SchoolShardashram Vidyamandir School|
Family & Relationships
|Father||Late Ramesh Tendulkar|
|Brothers||Nitin Tendulkar and Ajit Tendulkar|
|Marriage Date||24 May 1995|
- BMW “30 Jahre M5” Limited Edition
- BMW X5 M
- Nissan GT-R
- BMW X5 M50d
- Ferrari 360 Modena
- BMW 760Li
- BMW i8
|Income||Rs. 80 crore/annum|
|Net Worth||$160 million (Rs. 1100 crore)|
Sachin Tendulkar is an ideal cricketer for all cricket aspirants , everyone wants to play cricket as Sachin does. Sachin’s records are the milestones that every cricketer wants to achieve. Sachin is an example of a hard-working personality which is followed by every cricketer.
Frequently asked question
No he Doesn’t smoke.
Yes he drink alcohol.
Retired from ODI match in (December 2012), Tendulkar retired from Twenty20 cricket matches in (October 2013) and he retired from all forms of cricket matches on (16 November 2013)
His wife’s name is Anjali Tendulkar (Marriage Date 24 May 1995)
He is a legendary cricketer his fan give him a nickname like (Tendya, Master Blaster, God of Cricket)
Net worth is approximately to be around $120 million (as in 2020)
height is approximately 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm)
He uses his left hand for writing, but bats and bowls with the right hand.