One Of The Best Cricket Player Around The World─ Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar, Full Name- Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was born at Nirmal Nursing Home, Mumbai, Maharashtra on 24th April, 1973.
His father, Ramesh Tendulkar, was a well-known Marathi novelist and his mother, Rajni, worked in the insurance industry.
He spent his formative years in the Sahitya Sahawas Cooperative Housing Society, Bandra (East). As a young boy, Tendulkar was considered a bully, and often picked up fights with new children in his school. He also showed an interest in tennis, idolizing John McEnroe.
Ajit Tendulkar introduced him to cricket in 1984. He introduced the young Sachin to Ramakant Achrekar, a famous cricket coach and a club cricketer of repute, at Shivaji Park, Dadar. In the first meeting, Sachin did not play his best. Ajit told Achrekar that he was feeling self-conscious due to the coach observing him, and was not displaying his natural game. Ajit requested the coach to give him another chance at playing, but watch while hiding behind a tree. This time, Sachin, played much better and was accepted at Achrekar’s academy. Achrekar was impressed with Tendulkar’s talent and advised him to shift his schooling to Sharadashram Vidyamandir (English) High School Dadar which had a dominant cricket team and had produced many notable cricketers.
Tendulkar would practice for hours on end in the nets. If he became exhausted, Achrekar would put a one-rupee coin on the top of the stumps, and the bowler who dismissed Tendulkar would get the coin. If Tendulkar passed the whole session without getting dismissed, the coach would give him the coin. Tendulkar now considers the 13 coins he won then as some of his most prized possessions.
- Test Debut- VS Pakistan On November 15, 1989.
- ODI Debut- VS Pakistan On December 18, 1989.
- T20 Debut- VS South Africa On December 6, 2006.
- IPL Debut- VS Chennai Super Kings On May 14, 2008.
- CL Debut- VS Lions On September 10, 2010.
- Last Test- VS West Indies On November 14, 2013.
- Last ODI- VS Pakistan On March 18, 2012.
- Last T20- VS South Africa On December 01, 2006.
- Last IPL- VS Sunrisers Hyderabad On May 19, 2013.
- Last CL- VS Rajasthan Royals On October 06, 2013.
Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run scorer in Tests, with 15,921 runs, as well as in One-Day Internationals, with 18,426 runs. He is the only player to score more than 30,000 runs in all forms of international cricket (Tests, ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals).
He also holds the record of the highest number of centuries in both Tests (51) and ODIs (49) as well as in Tests and ODIs combined (100). On 16 March 2012, Tendulkar scored his 100th international hundred. He is also the only player to score fifty centuries in Test cricket, and the first to score fifty centuries in all international cricket combined. He also holds the world record for playing the highest number of Test matches (200) and ODI matches (463).
He has been Man of the Match 13 times in Test matches and Man of the Series four times, out of them twice in the Border- Gavaskar Trophy against Australia. Similarly he has been Man of the Match62 times in One day International matches and Man of the Series 15 times. He became the first batsman to score 12,000, 13,000, 14,000 and 15,000 runs in Test cricket. Also been the third batsman and the first Indian to pass 11,000 runs in that form of the game. He was also the first player to score 10,000 runs in one-day internationals and also the first player to cross every subsequent 1000-run mark that has been crossed in ODI cricket history.
- Full Name- Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
- Born- 24th April, 1973 (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)
- Age- 42-Years-Old
- National Side- India
- Teams Played- Mumbai Indians, Mumbai, Asia XI, India, Marylebone Cricket Club
- Batting Style- Right-Handed Bat
- Bowling- Right-arm medium, Off-break, Leg-break
- Role- Batsman
- 1994- Arjuna Award, by the Government of India in recognition of his outstanding achievement in sports.
- 1997- Wisden Cricketer of the Year.
- 1998- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest honour given for achievement in sports.
- 1999- Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award.
- 2001- Maharashtra Bhushan Award, Maharashtra State’s highest Civilian Award.
- 2002- In commemorating Tendulkar’s feat of equalling Don Bradman’s 29 centuries in Test Cricket, automotive company Ferrari invited him to its paddock in Silverstone on the eve of the British Grand Prix on 23 July, to receive a Ferrari 360 Modena from the F1 world champion Michael Schumacher.
- 2003- Player of the tournament in 2003 Cricket World Cup.
- 2008- Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award.
- 2010- LG People’s Choice Award.
- 2010- Outstanding Achievement in Sport and the Peoples Choice Award at The Asian Awards in London.
- 2010- Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World.
- 2010- ICC Award-Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for cricketer of the year.
- 2010- Made an Honorary group captain by the Indian Air Force.
- 2011- Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year award.
- 2011- BCCI Cricketer of the Year award.
- 2012- Wisden India Outstanding Achievement award.
- 2012- Honorary Life Membership of Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
- 2012- Honorary Member of the Order of Australia, given by the Australian government.
- 2013- Indian Postal Service released a stamp of Tendulkar and he became the second Indian after Mother Teresa to have such stamp released in their lifetime.
- 2014- Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.