Sachin Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer considered to be the greatest cricketer of all time.
Sachin Tendulkar is regarded as one of the finest & greatest player of all times in the history of cricket. He has made the record of achieving century of centuries. Sachin also known as little master is the leading run scorer in ODI & tests. His early life history, a good list of records, achievements & awards he got for his excellent services for his team will be discuss in this article.
Nick Name: Little Master, Master Blaster
Also Known As: Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Famous As: Cricketer
Birth Date: April 24, 1973
Age: 46 Years
Tendulkar became the youngest player to score 100 while playing against Gujrat on his debut for Bombay. That was a big achievement in Sachin life history. In 1988-1989 season, Tendulkar finished as the leading run scorer for Bombay with 583 runs with an average of 67.77. Sachin first double hundred came against visiting Australia in 1998.
Tendulkar played his first Test against Pakistan in Karachi in 1989 where he only scored 15 runs when he was bowled out by Waqar Younis. In the test series, Tendulkar scored 215 runs with an average of 35. Sachin became the youngest Indian player to debut in test & ODI that is a big achievement in his life.
Sachin scored his debut ODI century against Australia in 1994. It took him about 78 International One day matches to do so. Tendulkar was the top rated Batsman during 1996 World Cup where he scored 2 centuries. In 1999, when India was chasing a total of 271 against Pakistan, Sachin scored 136 runs & after the wicket of Tendulkar, who batting line collapsed & resulted in victory of Pakistan by 12 runs.
|Sachin record as an Captain of Indian team|
Tendulkar scored his most awaited 100th International hundred against Bangladesh on 16 March, 2012. It was first ODI hundred for Sachin against Bangladesh & 100 hundred in his International cricket career. He became the only cricketer to do so.
Height: 1.65 M
Born In: Mumbai, India
Father: Ramesh Tendulkar
Mother: Rajni Tendulkar
Children: Sara And Arjun
Net Worth: $160 Million As Of Jan 30, 2018
|Sachin Tendulkar career in T20 Cricket|
Childhood & Early Life:
He was born as the youngest of four siblings to Ramesh Tendulkar, a Marathi novelist and Rajni, who worked in the insurance industry. He was named after his father’s favorite music director, Sachin Dev Burman.
As a young boy he was a bully. His older brother encouraged him to play cricket in order to divert his attention from fights and got him enrolled at the academy of the coach, Ramakant Achrekar.
He went to Sharadashram Vidyamandir High School at the advice of Achrekar as the school had a rich cricketing tradition. He shone as a star cricketer playing for his school and soon people were predicting that he would one day become a famous player.
Along with his friend Vinod Kambli, he was involved in a record 664-run partnership in an inter school match against St. Xavier’s High School in 1988.
He embarked on his domestic first-class career in 1988 playing for Mumbai and scored a century on his very first match. He ended the season as the highest run scorer.
His performance in the first-class matches had been so mind blowing that he got selected into the national team after just one season. He made his international test debut against Pakistan in November 1989 aged just 16.
- India was one of the favorites in the Cricket World Cup 2003 where he performed superbly, making 673 runs in 11 matches to help India reach the finals. The team however lost the finals to Australia though Sachin was given Man of the Tournament Award.
Sachin was again at his best in the 2011 World Cup during which he made 482 runs including two centuries. India faced Sri Lanka in the finals and won the match—it was the first World Cup victory for him.
His form faltered after the World Cup and he went through a lean phase. He retired from all forms of cricket in November 2013 and was given a very emotional farewell by his fans.
Sachin is one of the most prolific cricketers ever—the first person to score a double century in ODIs, the only player to score a 100 centuries, and the only one to have amassed over 30, 000 runs in all forms of international cricket. It is no surprise that he occupies a legendary status in cricket-crazy India.
Sachin Tendulkar holds the world record for scoring highest number of runs and centuries in both the Test Cricket and the One Day Internationals. He has scored 15921 runs and 51 centuries in Test Cricket. While in ODIs, he has scored 18,426 runs and 49 centuries.
He was the first person to score a double century in ODIs.
He is the only cricketer so far to have played in 200 Test matches.
He met Anjali, a doctor, in 1990 and dated her for five years before tying the knot in 1995. The couple has two children. His son Arjun is also a budding cricketer.
He is actively involved with Apnalaya, an NGO, and sponsors 200 underprivileged children every year. He has also used his popularity to help many other charities raise large amounts of funds for several noble causes including cancer research and education.
- At 40 years of age this famous sportsperson became the youngest ever to receive the Bharat Ratna.