Sachin Tendulkar Biography – The greatest cricketing legend of all time, Sachin Tendulkar needs no introduction. A prolific run-maker and the most complete batsman the sport can ever get, Tendulkar, is arguably the most iconic player in the history of the game. His batting was based on the purest principles, precision timing, and a range of signature orthodox shots.
Sachin Tendulkar was the most treasured part of the Indian National Cricket Team who also led the national side. He plays for Mumbai Cricket Team in domestic cricket and represented the Mumbai Indians franchise at IPL. He made his debut for the Indian team in white-jersey against Pakistan on 15th November 1989.
Tendulkar officiated his retirement from all forms of international cricket after his 200th Test match against West Indies on 18th November 2013.
Sachin Tendulkar Cricketing Career & Personal Life
Sachin Tendulkar was born on 24th April 1973 in a modest Brahmin Family at Dadar, Mumbai. His father Ramesh Tendulkar was a renowned Marathi poet and novelist whereas his mother Rajni worked in the insurance industry. Tendulkar’s elder sibling Ajit introduced him to the world of cricket in 1984 owning to his bully and mischief in his school days.
Ajit insisted Sachin’s first coach Ramakant Achrekar admit him into his academy at Shivaji Park in Dadar. On his selection day, Ajit requested the coach to observe him play not in front of him. Achrekar Sir spectated his gameplay from behind a tree and Tendulkar performed brilliantly to get admitted under his coach and it was no looking back for Sachin since then.
Age: 48 Years
Weight: 60 kg
Alma Mater: Shardashram Vidyamandir High School, Dadar
New English School, Bandra
Coach: Ramakant Achrekar
Sachin Tendulkar Early Days
Tendulkar was featured continuously for his school team at Matunga Cricket League and Harris Shield Trophy. He also represented the John Bright Cricket Club at the premier Kanga League. Tendulkar played excellently in the amateur leagues and was selected to play for the Cricket Club of India (CCI). He was also a Ball Boy in the 1987 World Cup at Mumbai against England.
In the 1988 season of Harris Shield U-16 Trophy, Sachin Tendulkar scored a century in every game which included an unbeaten 664-run partnership with his mate Vinod Kambli. He also registered his highest score of 326 runs and subsequently garnered the attention of the senior selection committee ahead of the much anticipated Ranji Trophy.
Sachin Tendulkar Domestic Career
Sachin Tendulkar made his first-class debut for the Bombay (now Mumbai) Cricket Team against Gujarat at the age of 15 on 11th December 1988. He successfully scored a century on his debut being the youngest Indian cricketer to achieve the feat. He was then selected to represent the Mumbai side for Duleep and Deodhar Trophy where he also scored centuries on debut.
Tendulkar was picked in the Rest of India side for the Irani Trophy in the 1989-90 season where he also scored a century becoming the only Indian batsman to score debut centuries in all domestic leagues. In 1992 at the age of just 19, Tendulkar was selected to represent the Yorkshire side in County cricket where he scored 1070 runs with an average of 46.52.
Tendulkar scored his maiden first-class double-century against the touring Australian side at the Brabourne Stadium in 1998. He also scored an unbeaten 233* against Tamil Nadu at the semifinals of the Ranji Trophy in 2000 which is regarded as one of the finest knocks of his career.
Sachin Tendulkar International Career
Sachin Tendulkar made his international debut at the tender age of 16 in the Test series against Pakistan on 11th November 1989 at Karachi. Tendulkar took many blows to his body through Pakistani fast bowlers and declined medical assistance to play crucial knocks. He went on to score 215 runs in 5 matches with an average of 35.83.
Tendulkar became the youngest Indian player to officiate his debut in Test and ODI cricket. Tendulkar was selected to tour New Zealand and England where he scored his maiden Test Century at Old Trafford to become the second youngest cricketer to achieve the milestone. He was later selected at the Australian series where he became the first batsman to score a century on the Australian turf.
Tendulkar had a good time in Test Cricket but took 78 innings to bring up his first ODI century against New Zealand in 1994. He was the highest run-scorer for India in the 1996 and 1999 World Cups. He advised BCCI President Sharad Pawar to rein the captaincy of the Indian Team to MS Dhoni who achieved tremendous success.
Sachin Tendulkar is the highest run-scorer in International Cricket and the only cricketer to complete 100 international centuries. He was a valuable asset in India’s victorious 2011 World Cup campaign. Tendulkar also completed 200 Test Matches but has played only a lone T-20 International fixture against South Africa in 2006.
Sachin Tendulkar IPL Career
The T-20 format of the game hasn’t been Sachin’s cup of tea. However, he had a good run at the franchise-based cricket system for Mumbai Indians who picked him in 2008. He scored his maiden T-20 century against Kochi Tuskers Kerala. Tendulkar was a part of the Mumbai Indians’ victory at the 2013 edition IPL and Champions League.
Sachin Tendulkar Wife
Sachin Tendulkar married his good friend Anjali Mehta whom he had met in 1990. Anjali is a pediatrician of Gujarati origin. Sachin and Anjali gave birth to their children Arjun Tendulkar and Sara Tendulkar. Arjun is also following the trails of his father and is a part of the Mumbai Cricket team but in a different role than his father, a Left-Arm Pace bowler.
Sachin Tendulkar Net Worth
Rs. 1110 Crore
With a Net Worth of Rs. 1110 Crore, Sachin Tendulkar is the richest cricketer in the world. Tendulkar has earned a hefty income through the match fees and salary through the BCCI. He also had a 5-year contract with the Mumbai Indians which paid him a whopping salary of Rs. 5 crores. The major part of Sachin’s income is through endorsements.
Sachin Tendulkar is the brand ambassador of popular multinational brands including MRF, TVS, Britannia, Canon, Philips, Adidas, Pepsi, and many more. Sachin Tendulkar has movable and immovable assets of Rs. 520 crore including a lavish bungalow of Rs. 60 crore in Bandra. He has a premium collection of cars including Ferrari and Rolls Royce.
Sachin Tendulkar Facts | Interesting Facts About God of Cricket
- The first car of Sachin Tendulkar was Maruti 800.
- Sachin is India’s first cricketer to get nominated at Rajya Sabha.
- Sachin got out on a duck at his first two ODI’s.
- Sachin has a keen interest in perfumes and watches.
- Sachin became the richest cricketer after a 31-crore deal in 1995.
Sachin Tendulkar Records
- Most Man of the Series Award (15).
- The highest number of centuries in Tests and ODI’s (100).
- First batsman to score a double century in ODI.
- Most centuries in an ODI Calendar year (9).
- Most Fifties in ODI (96).
- Leading run-scorer in International cricket (18000+).
- Only Test player to register 5 centuries in Test before 20 years.
- Maximum 150+ scores in ODI.
- Fastest batsman to reach 10,000 runs in ODI.
Sachin Tendulkar Awards & Achievements
- Bharat Ratna- 2013
- Arjuna Award- 1994
- Khel Ratna Award- 1997
- Padma Shri- 1999
- Padma Vibhushan- 2008
- Maharashtra Bhushan- 2001
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