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Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar


Sachin  Tendulkar, Who is former Indian cricketer, Former captain and known as the greatest batsman of all time born on 24 April 1973 in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Family Background:

His father, Ramesh Tendulkar who was a well-known Marathi novelist and his mother, Rajni who was worked in the insurance industry. Sachin has three elder siblings. Two Brothers whose names are Nitin Tendulkar and Ajit Tendulkar, and one sister Savita. They were Ramesh’s children from his first marriage. As a young child, Sachin Tendulkar grew up in Mumbai.

Personal Life:

Sachin married Anjali Tendulkar in 1995. Anjali is a pediatrician and six years older to him. Her father is a Gujarati industrialist and a bridge champion and her mother is a British social worker. They have two children, son Arjun and daughter Sara.


Tendulkar attended Sharadashram Vidyamandir High School, where he began his cricketing career under the guidance of his coach and mentor, Ramakant Achrekar. During his school days he attended the MRF Pace Foundation to train as a fast bowler, but Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee, Who took a world record 355 Test wickets, It was unimpressed, suggesting that Tendulkar focuses on his batting. When he was young, Tendulkar had 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 had to get the coin. If Tendulkar passed the whole session without getting dismissed, the coach would give him the coin. Tendulkar considers the 13 coins he won then as some of his most prized possessions. He completed his education at Kirti M.Doongursee College Dadar.


On 14 November 1987, Tendulkar was selected to represent Bombay in the Ranji Trophy, India’s premier domestic First-class cricket tournament, for the 1987–88 season. But he was not selected for the final eleven in any of the matches, Though he was often used as a substitute fielder. On 11 December 1988, aged 15 years, Tendulkar made his debut for Bombay against Gujarat at home and scored 100 not out in that match, making him the youngest Indian to score a century on debut in first-class cricket. He had also made an unbeaten century in the Ranji Trophy match against Delhi at the start of the 1989–90 season.

His first double century was for Mumbai while playing against the visiting Australian team at the Brabourne Stadium in 1998. His another double century was an innings of against Tamil Nadu in the semi-finals of the 2000 Ranji Trophy, Which he regards as one of the best innings of his career. Tendulkar made his Test debut against Pakistan in Karachi in November 1989 aged 16 years and He was the youngest player to debut for India in ODIs at the age of 16 years. He scored his first ODI century on 9 September 1994 against Australia in Sri Lanka at Colombo. Tendulkar’s as captain of the Indian cricket team was not very successful. When Tendulkar took over as captain in 1996, it was with huge hopes and expectations. However, by 1997 the team was performing poorly. After another Test series defeat, That time by a 0–2 margin at home against South Africa, Tendulkar resigned and Sourav Ganguly took over as captain in 2000. Tendulkar made 673 runs in 11 matches in the 2003 Cricket World Cup, Which was helped to India reach the final.

Following a poor performance in the 2012 series against England, Tendulkar announced his retirement from One Day Internationals on 23 December 2012. He announced his retirement from the IPL after his team, Mumbai Indians, beat Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on 26 May to win the Indian Premier League 2013. He retired from Twenty20 cricket and limited-overs cricket.On 10 October 2013 Tendulkar announced that he would retire from all cricket after the two-Test series against West Indies in November. On his request, the BCCI arranged that the two matches were played at Kolkata and Mumbai so that the farewell happened at his home ground

Sachin Tendulkar’s immense success in cricket is unmatched by other international players, making him a true star for the sport.

Unknown facts:

  • 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
  • He was the first player, Who individual to have scored 200 runs in an ODI match.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 1994, He received the Arjuna Award for Achievements in Cricket.
  • In 1997–98, He received the  Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest honor given for achievement in sports.
  • In 1999, He received the Padma Shri award,  India’s fourth highest civilian award.
  • In 2008, He Honored with Padma Vibhushan award, India’s second highest civilian award.

What can we learn from him??

Like Sachin Tendulkar, Learn from your mistakes. Never give up.

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