Sachin Tendulkar Biography

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Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, popular as Sachin Tendulkar, is one of the most famous cricketer's in the Indian team. Apart from that, in the history of this sport, he is among the greatest batsmen. Tendulkar is leading the list of century makers as well as the maximum run scorers in the One Day International (O.D.I.) cricket matches and the Test cricket matches. Sachin is even the first and sole player in the history of Test cricket matches, who made 50 centuries. He is a right handed batsman. His bowling style includes right arm leg spin, medium pace and off spin though.

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

Sachin Tendulkar Tendulkar is married to Anjali Mehta, who apart from being a pediatrician 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 even known to be socially responsible by sponsoring 200 deprived children per year through a N. G. O. of Mumbai called Apnalaya that is associated with Mrs. Annabel Mehta, his mother-in-law cum a social worker. In 2012, Sachin was nominated to Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India.

Cricket Career of Sachin Tendulkar

The cricketing career of Tendulkar began during his school days under the coaching and guidance of his mentor Mr. Ramakant Achrekar. However, the actual career of this world famous cricketer began at the age of 13 years, when he made cricket debut in the Cricket Club of India's club cricket. The date of 11th December, 1988 is marked as the date when 100 not out were scored by him in a first class cricket match between Mumbai and Gujarat. Starting from there, Sachin played innumerable cricket matches of 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 put together. He had played total 657 matches in international cricket. His much awaited 100th century milestone was achieved on 16th March 2012 against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup, putting an end to the speculations that he no longer has it in him. On 23rd December 2012, Sachin Tendulkar 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 NameSachin Ramesh Tendulkar
BornApril 24, 1973 (Mumbai)
Birth PlaceNirmal Nursing Home, Dadar, Mumbai
NicknameMaster Blaster, Tendlya, Little Master
Height5 feet 5 inches (165 cm)
Batting styleRight-handed
Bowling styleRight-arm leg spin, off spin, medium pace
FatherRamesh Tendulkar (reputed Marathi novelist)
MotherRajni Tendulkar
Named afterSachin Dev Burman (his father's favorite music director)
WifeAnjali Tendulkar
ChildrenSara and Arjun
SiblingsNitin and Ajit (half-brothers), Savita (half-sister)
Sporting Idols John McEnroe, Sunil Gavaskar, Imran Khan and Sir Vivian Richards
Religious beliefsTendulkar is a devoted follower of Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi.
MarriageMarried Anjali, a pedriatician, on May 24, 1995. He was 22 at that time. Anand Mehta, Tendulkar's father-in-law, is a Gujarati industrialist.
SchoolingSharadashram Vidyamandir (English) High School
Introduction To CricketSachin was introduced to cricket by his brother Ajit, who took him to to Ramakant Achrekar, famous club cricketer and coach of that time.
School CricketSachin was regularly a part of his school's cricket team.
John Bright Cricket ClubHe 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 AwardIn 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.
Ballboy In the 1987 Cricket World Cup semifinal (India vs. England), Sachin was the ballboy.
664-run Partnership in SchoolHe 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 MatchSachin 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 RanjiIn April 2000, Sachin scored 233 not out against Tamil Nadu.
First One Day InternationalSachin'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 MatchTendulkar 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 CenturyAugust 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 CenturyHis first ODI century came after 78 matches and five long years.
First World Cup MatchFebruary 22, 1992, against England (Perth, Australia)
First One Day Double CenturyFebruary 24, 2010 (200 off 147 balls. 25 fours, 3 sixes)
First Test Double CenturyAgainst New Zeland on October 30, 1999, Ahmedabad (217 not out)
First Twenty20 MatchAgainst South Africa in Johannesburg (December 1, 2006)
First T20 IPLAgainst Chennai Super Kings on May 14, 2008
Last Ranji MatchNovember 13, 2013 against Haryana (scored a match-winning 79 not out)
Last One day InternationalAgainst Pakistan at Dhaka (March 18, 2012)
Last World Cup MatchAgainst Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (April 2, 2011)
Last One Day CenturyAgainst Bangladesh at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur (scored 114)
Last Test CenturyAgainst South Africa on January 4, 2011 at Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town (scored 146)
Last T20 MatchAgainst South Africa at Johannesburg
Last Test MatchAgainst West Indies in Kolkata, November 6-8, 2013
Last T20 MatchAgainst Sunrisers (May 13, 2013)
Best Score in Test Match248 not out against Bangladesh at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka on December 12, 2004
Best Score in One Day International200 not out Against South Africa on February 24, 2010
Most Runs in One Day International18426 in 463 Matches (452 Innings)
Most Runs in Test Cricket15847 in 199 Matches (328 Innings)
Most Centuries in One Day International49 (also, 96 half-centuries)
Most Centuries In Test Cricket51 (also, 67 half-centuries)
Record as Test CaptainWon 4, Lost 9, Drew 12, Tied 0, Total 25
Record as ODI CaptainWon 23, Lost 43, Tied 2, No Result 6, Total 73
100th CenturyOn 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 2010618 runs in 14 innings
Nervous 90sDismissed 28 times in his 90s (18 times in ODIs and 10 times in Tests)
First to be given out by the Third UmpireWhen 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 Awards199 times
Most Runs in a Calander Year1894 runs (in 1998)
Favourite Cricket GroundSydney
Favourite MovieComing to America
World Cup AppearancesHolds the joint record for most World Cup appearances - 6 (1992 to 2011)

Blogs about Sachin Tendulkar
Buzz over Sachin Tendulkar’s Biopic : “Commit all your crimes when Sachin is batting. They will go unnoticed, for even the Lord is busy watching him”. That's how you know that the entire cricketing world has been in awe of the maestro's greatness. Every time he would walk in to play, every time he would raise his bat to acknowledge the support, thousands would chant his name in frenzy. The Mexican waves at every ball he would hit out of the…
Sachin Tendulkar's Book Book Review Playing It My Way
Book Review: Tendulkar Limits it to Himself in ‘Playing it My Way’ : When cricket fans heard about Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography being released, there was joy and curiosity around. Unquestionably, it was the most awaited autobiography in the history of Indian sports. What was it that the fans didn’t know and they could find out from this book? Well, ‘Playing it My Way’ proved to be a book on Tendulkar’s achievements and his life as a player rather than Tendulkar as a person. The book talks about everything:…
The other side of Sachin Tendulkar : Sachin Tendulkar is known by many names – the greatest batsman ever, the most well behaved cricketer and also as one of the richest athletes to have graced the game of cricket. However, not many know that for the Master Blaster, also known affectionately as Tendlya among his childhood friends, Sachin has been donating to charitable concerns for a long time. Very recently he has donated INR 10 lakh to Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital. The…
Why did Sachin fail as a captain? : Sachin Tendulkar, without a shadow of a doubt, was the greatest batsman of the modern era and in a 24 year career there were perhaps no achievements that he did not have. However, one area where he was unable to perform as well as his other facets was his captaincy. He won only 16% of the tests that he captained in and not more than 36% of the ODIs where he lead the team. This…
Sachin Tendulkar against spin bowling : During the playing days of Sachin Tendulkar it was said that he was the better batsman against pace as compared to Brian Lara who was regarded by many as the best batsman against spin bowling. Lara also had the certificate of a certain Muttiah Muralitharan who has said that the left hander was perhaps the only batsman against whom he did not know what he would do once the Prince of Trinidad started to get…

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