Sachin Tendulkar Biography
If one were to ask what is Indian Cricket Team’s most prized possession,
the answer would be unanimous Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.
But he is not just Indian team’s most prized possession.
He’s also Cricket's most prized possession.
In the last decade of the century his performance became a symbol of positiveness in India.
Sachin Tendulkar is known as the ‘God of Cricket’.
Sachin made extraordinary strength and amazing hard work by batting,
making world records in the Test and ODI series.
Let’s discuss about Sachin Tendulkar Biography, his age, educational
qualification, career, wife, height and net worth in this article.
Full name – Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Birth – 24 April, 1973
Birthplace – Mumbai
Father – Ramesh Tendulkar
Mother – Rajni Tendulkar
Marriage – with Anjali (Sachin Tendulkar wife Anjali)
Some Quick Facts:
- Does Sachin Tendulkar smoke?: No
- Does Sachin Tendulkar drink alcohol?: Yes
- He was born to a well-known Marathi novelist.
- Ramesh Tendulkar at Nirmal Nursing Home in Dadar, Bombay.
- His mother, Rajni, worked in an Insurance Company.
- He was named after the famous Indian Music Director, Sachin Dev Burman.
- Sachin has 3 elder siblings (2 half-brothers Nitin and Ajit & a half-sister Savita).
- They were from his father’s first marriage.
- His formative years were spent in the “Sahitya Sahawas Cooperative Housing Society” in Bandra (East).
- The young Sachin was considered a bully in his neighborhood.
- He developed an interest in Lawn Tenis and started idolizing John McEnroe.
- It was Sachin’s elder brother, Ajit, who recognized his cricketing ability and introduced him to Cricket in 1984. He brought Sachin to Ramakant Achrekar at Shivaji Park in Dadar, Bombay (now in Mumbai).
- After being impressed with Sachin, Achrekar advised him to shift his schooling to Sharadashram Vidyamandir (English) High School in Dadar. Sachin moved to his aunt’s home in Dadar, as it was nearer to the school.
- He started practicing hard at the Shivaji Park, and during the net practice, Achrekar used to put a coin on the middle stump and offer the bowlers that he would give that coin to the bowler who would get the wicket of Sachin.
- At Sharadashram Vidyamandir, he scored 329 out of a world-record stand of 664 along with Vinod Kambli.
- Soon, he became a case of the child prodigy at his school.
- He became a good friend of Vinod Kambli at Sharadashram Vidyamandir.
- His sister, Savita, gifted his first bat in his life.
- He initially wanted to become a fast bowler, however; when he went to the MRF Pace Foundation, Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee advised him to focus on his batting instead.
- At the age of 17, he met his wife Anjali for the first time at the Mumbai airport and married to her 5 years later.
- He is the co-owner of the Kochi ISL team in the Indian Super League Football League in India with PVP Ventures owned by Prasad V Potluri.
- He made 15 runs in his Test Debut and zero (Duck) in his ODI Debut, both Vs Pakistan.
- He loves celebrating “Ganesh Chaturthi” festival and considers it as the most important day of the year.
Apart from cricket he loves other sports like Tennis, Football and Formula 1 and is a huge fan of John McEnroe, Diego Maradona, and Michael Schumacher.
- He owns a restaurant in Colaba, Mumbai called “Tendulkar’s.”
- He is the youngest Indian player ever to feature in Tests and ODIs, at the age of 16.
- He is the first and the youngest Indian sportsperson to be awarded Bharat Ratna.
- He is the member of India’s upper house of parliament (Rajya Sabha).
- Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher gifted him a new Ferrari 360 Modena in 2002.
- He was a ball boy during the 1987 World Cup semi-finals between India and England at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai.
- He is ambidextrous, i.e. he bats and bowls with his right hand but writes with his left hand.
- In 2003, he made a special appearance in a Bollywood film called “Stumped.”
- The 1998 Sharjah Tournament is considered to be his best tournament as he single-handedly helped India reach the finals and also made a significant contribution helping out India emerging victorious.
- On 24 February 2010, he became the first Cricketer to score a double hundred in an ODI. He set this benchmark against South Africa at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, India.
- In 2008, his wax statue was erected in London’s Madame Tussauds.
- He has his own personalized kit in which he carries a painting of Tri-color (Indian National flag) by his daughter Sara.
- His upper-cut to Shoaib Akhtar for 6 during the 2003 World Cup is considered his epic shot ever by his fans.
- Sachin has a magnum heart and every year he sponsors 200 underprivileged children through Apnalaya, a Mumbai-based NGO associated with his mother-in-law, Annabel Mehta.
- Tendulkar made his debut in international competition at 16 with a match against Pakistan in Karachi. He wasted little time matching the expectations surrounding his arrival on the professional field. At the age of 18 he scored a pair of centuries in Australia, then in 1994 racked up a score of 179 in a match against the West Indies.
- Tendulkar was just 23 when he was named captain of his country's team for the 1996 World Cup. While the tournament proved to be a disappointment for his club, Tendulkar did nothing to diminish his own standing as one of the world's dominant players. He finished out the World Cup as the event's top scorer.
- In India, Tendulkar's star shined even brighter. In a country reeling from troubled economic times, the young cricketer was seen as a symbol of hope by his countrymen that better times lay ahead. On national newsweekly went so far as to devote an entire issue to the young cricketer, dubbing him "The Last Hero" for his home country. His style of play—aggressive and inventive—resonated with the sport's fans, as did Tendulkar's unassuming off the field living. Even with his increasing wealth, Tendulkar showed humility and refused to flaunt his money.
- Tendulkar's dominance of his sport has continued, even as he's moved well into his thirties. He scored his record-breaking 35th century in Test play in December 2005 in a match against Sri Lanka. In June 2007 he set another mark when he became the first player to record 15,000 runs in one-day international play. In January 2010 he again moved into the record books when became the first batsman to score 13,000 runs in Test play. Just one month later he registered another first, a "double century" in a match against South Africa. That same year he was named the 2010 International Cricket Council Cricketer of the Year.
- In April 2011 Tendulkar chalked up another milestone when he led India to a World Cup victory, his first in his long career. During the tournament, the batsman again showed why he's one of the sport's greatest athletes by becoming the first batsman to score 2,000 runs and six centuries in World Cup play.
The world came to know about Sachin in 1989 when a 16-year old ‘genius-in-making’ put on his batting gloves for his first international test match.
Despite a humble start in his first two series (against Pakistan and New Zealand respectively) he hit first test ton against England in 1990 (119 not out) and then there was no looking back. The little genius now has a plethora of records in his kitty; some are the ones which other players can only dream of achieving.
As Lord Rama is to his devotees, Sachin is so to his fans. He’s taken to be an embodiment of righteousness in cricket. Known for his high personal integrity and honesty, every time he ‘walks’, it becomes ‘A Walk to Remember’.
Even though it took him 70 ODIs to get his first century in the limited-overs edition of the game, Sachin is just a hundred short from making a ‘century of the centuries’ in the International cricket (tests and ODIs combined). Sachin’s most memorable ODI inning (which is also the most memorable inning in the history of ODI cricket) came against South Africa.
The master scored an unbeaten 200 on 147 off 147 balls and Indian went on to maul the Proteas by 153 runs. Sachin’s greatness touched new heights and so did his humility.
Over the course of time it has been Tendulkar's rare combination of mastery and bravado that has enchanted aficionados and crowds alike.
One of the most striking aspects of the master is his hunger for more. He has achieved numerous milestones in his journey but every time he makes a record he starts focusing on reaching the next level.
The master batsman has had his share of rough form. Several injuries have dotted his career line. Critics committed the misdemeanour of wiritng him off. But he remained undeterred. Like a true gentleman he let his action speak louder than his words.
The way he regains his form has gagged the critics on several occasions. One can only marvel how he continues to march on against all odds.
One can safely assume that Sachin is the greatest batsmen to have ever walked on this planet.
Over the course of time it has been Tendulkar's rare combination of mastery and bravado that has enchanted aficionados and crowds alike. One of the most striking aspects of the master is his hunger for more. He has achieved numerous milestones in his journey but every time he makes a record he starts focusing on reaching the next level.
The master batsman has had his share of rough form. Several injuries have dotted his career line. Critics committed the misdemeanour of wiritng him off. But he remained undeterred. Like a true gentleman he let his action speak louder than his words. The way he regains his form has gagged the critics on several occasions. One can only marvel how he continues to march on against all odds.
Critics and media have tried hard to find skeletons in his cupboard only to fail miserably. Tendulkar is a man of impeccable integrity and would always be one.
Few can match his off-the-field stature, let alone his on-the-field stature. A mere request from him on Twitter could generate Rs 1 crore for the ‘Crusade Against Cancer’ foundation he is associated with. For his fans (the number runs into millions and they don’t give a damn about the critics and the media), he’s a demi-god, a colossal figure capable of pulling of miracles.
Sachin is known to live a cagey life due to the cult following he has attained. He is known to put on disguises to move about on streets, drive his cars in the dead of the night for the fear of a crowd following him like mad and take his family to Iceland for holidaying. As Peter Roebuck observes, “The runs, the majesty, the thrills, do not capture his achievement. Reflect upon his circumstances and then marvel at his feat. He is a person whose entire adult life has been lived in the eye of a storm."
There’s something singularly special in the master blaster. Beneath the helmet, under the disorderly curly hair, inside the skull, there’s something beyond our interpretation.
There’s something which enables him to rise and shine above others and reach those territories of the sport that, forget us, even those fortunate enough to play on the same pitch as him cannot even fathom. The man is the embodiment of endurance and true grit.
We fail to fully decipher his recipe for success. We can’t figure out how a 37-year old cricketer stays at the top of the game for 20 years and continues to be a bowler's worst nightmare.
All we know that he is a man who pulls off a jaw-dropping feat every now and then.
|International Debut||ODI- 18 December 1989 against Pakistan at Gujranwala
Test- 15 November 1989 against Pakistan at Karachi
T20 – 1 December 2006 against South Africa in Johannesburg
|Jersey Number||#10 (India)
#10 (IPL, Mumbai Indians)
|Domestic/State Team||Mumbai, Mumbai Indians, Yorkshire|
|Nature on field||Cool|
|Likes to play against||Pakistan and Australia|
|Favourite Shot||Straight drive|
|Records (main ones)||• He made 1,894 ODI runs in 1998, which is a record for most ODI runs by any batsman in a calendar year.
• Most number of Test runs – 15,921
• Most number of ODI runs – 18,426
• Most number of Tests played – 200
• Most number of ODIs played – 463
• First batsman to score a double hundred in ODIs
• Only batsman to have scored 100 international centuries
• Most number of Test centuries – 51
• Most number of ODI tons – 49
• Most ODI half centuries – 96
• Most number of runs (2,278) in World Cup history
• Most World Cup appearances (6 editions)
• Most number of centuries in World Cup history
• Most fifties in Tests – 68
• Fastest to 10,000 runs in Tests (195 innings – along with Brian Lara (WI) and Kumar Sangakkara (SL))
• Most runs in a single edition of World Cup (673 runs in 2003
• Most ODI hundreds in a calendar year (9 in 1998)
|Career Turning Point||In 1989, his first Test fifty in his 2nd Test match against tough bowling attack of Pakistan in Faisalabad|
.Nissan GT-R, BMW “30 Jahre M5” Limited Edition, BMW X5 M, BMW X5 M50d, BMW 760Li, BMW i8
|Net Worth||$160 million|
Sachin Tendulkar Records
100th century against Bangladesh in Mirpur
Become the first player to score double century in one-day international cricket history.
Made the highest run (over 18000) runs in ODIs.
In the one-day international match, the maximum of 49 centuries.
The highest score in one-day internationals World Cup matches
Sachin Tendulkar highest (51) century in Test cricket
Against Australia, on November 5, 2009, in 175 innings, the first batsman to complete 17,000 runs in one-day internationals.
Sachin Tendulkar’s highest score in test cricket
Sachin Tendulkar, the world’s first batsman to score 13000 runs
Most Man of the Series in One Day Internationals International
Most Man of the Match in One Day Internationals
The record of making 30000 runs in international matches.
Couch: Ramakant Achrekar
National Award – Sachin Tendulkar wards
1994 – Arjuna Award, in recognition of his outstanding achievement in the game by the Government of India.
1997-98 – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest honor given for achievement in the game.
1999 – Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award
2001 – Maharashtra Bhushan Award, Maharashtra State’s highest civilian award
2008 – Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award
2014 – Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award
Sachin Tendulkar Biography in Brief
|Real Name||Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar|
|Nickname||Master Blaster, God of Cricket and Little Master|
|Profession||Former Indian Cricketer|
|Age as on 2018||45 Years|
|Date of Birth||24-Apr-73|
|Birthplace||Nirmal Nursing Home in Dadar, Bombay (Now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India|
|Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign||Taurus|
|International Debut||ODI- 18 December 1989 against Pakistan at Gujranwala|
|Test- 15 November 1989 against Pakistan at Karachi|
|T20 – 1 December 2006 against South Africa in Johannesburg|
|Jersey Number||#10 (India)|
|#10 (IPL, Mumbai Indians)|
|Career Turning Point||In 1989, his first Test fifty in his 2nd Test match against tough bowling attack of Pakistan in Faisalabad|
|Height in Centimeters||165 cm|
|Height in meters||1.65 m|
|Height in Inches||5’ 5”|
|Weight in Kilograms||62 kg|
|Weight in Pounds||137 lbs|
|Body Measurements||39-30-12 Inches|
|Chest Size||39 Inches|
|Waist Size||30 Inches|
|Biceps Size||12 Inches|
|Shoe Size||10 Inches|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Father||Late Ramesh Tendulkar (Novelist)|
|Mother||Rajni Tendulkar (Worked as an Insurance Agent)|
|Brothers||Nitin Tendulkar (Elder, Half-Brother), Ajit Tendulkar (Elder, Half-Brother)|
|Sister||Savita Tendulkar (Elder, Half-Sister)|
|Girlfriends||Anjali Tendulkar (Pediatrician)|
|Wife/ Spouse||Anjali Tendulkar (Pediatrician)|
|School||Indian Education Society’s New English School in Bandra (East), Mumbai|
|Shardashram Vidyamandir School, Dadar, Mumbai|
|College/ University||Khalsa College, Mumbai|
|Hobbies||Collecting perfume, watches & CD’s, and listening music|
|House Address||19-A, Perry Cross Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai|
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- There are two kinds of batsmen in the world. One, Sachin Tendulkar. Two, all other batsmen. - Andy Flower