The master blaster of the cricket world, the god of cricket, the fans of Sachin Tendulkar have called him by many names throughout his career.
With every boundary that Sachin hit, he broke the edges of the world and made the world see a cricketer playing awesome cricket (not just a man playing only for his country).
The ball boy who witnessed the 1987 world cup semi-final between England and India became the cricket legend we know and admire today. Only 14 then, Sachin said–
"I was fortunate to be among the volunteers...As I stood there watching the Indian greats, I kept telling myself that I need to be a part of the action in the middle,"
A billion dreams had already taken their course before Wankhede, Before his first ODI match against Pakistan at the age of 16. The legendary cricket journey began at the age of 11 when Sachin received his first-ever cricket bat.
Tendulkar used this bat to hit a world record at the age of 14, scoring 329 runs in a school match. Failing to achieve the Mumbai Cricket Association’s Best Junior Cricketer award, Sachin got a gift he never anticipated. The Little Master Sunil Gavaskar himself gifted Sachin his own ultra-light pads.
From that point, there was nothing that could stop a billion dreams that were budding inside.
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Although you need no introduction, I have put a little effort into writing a short biography of Sachin Tendulkar, his career, and his achievement as a cricketer. So, without further ado, let’s start–
Who Is Sachin Tendulkar?
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, popularly known as Sachin Tendulkar, is an Indian professional cricketer who owns the world record of hitting 100 international centuries. Sachin is considered the greatest batsman in the history of cricket.
Tendulkar was born on April 24, 1973, in Bombay. His father, Ramesh Tendulkar, was a Marathi Novelist and Poet; his mother, Rajni Tendulkar, was a LIC employee.
The master blaster of cricket picked up his game against Pakistan at the age of 16 for the first time in 1989. What happened later is history.
Wisden ranked him as the second greatest test batsman of all time after Don Bradman. Sachin also bagged the title of second-greatest ODI batsman after Viv Richards. Tendulkar is also a world cup veteran winning the 2011 world cup.
While carrying on Tendulkar on their shoulder after the 2011 world cup victory, Virat Kohli said, and I quote–
"He has carried the burden of the nation for 21 years; it's time we carried him on our shoulders" – Virat Kohli.
Throughout his long cricket career, spanning six world cups from 1992 to 2011, Sachin Tendulkar has polished his god-gifted talent with utmost dedication and tireless effort. Revered and loved like a god, Sachin embodies hope, inspiration, and hard work.
Sachin Tendulkar: Career Info & Stats
Here is a brief overview of the milestones that Sachin has touched as a cricketer–
Sachin Tendulkar Batting Career Summary
|Not Out||74 (Test+ODI)|
|High Score||248 (test), 200 (ODI)|
|Average||53.79(test), 44.83 (ODI)|
|Balls Faced||29437 (test), 21367(ODI)|
|Strike Rate||54.08 (test), 86.24 (ODI)|
|100||100(51 test and 49 ODI)|
|200||7 ( 6 test, and 1 ODI)|
|50||164 ( 68 test, 96 ODI)|
|4s||4074 (2058 test, 2016 ODI)|
|6s||264 ( 69 test, and 195 ODI)|
Had he not been out after crossing 90 so many times, Sachin would have had more centuries in his possession. Sachin Had scored over ninety 18 times in ODI and ten times in test cricket.
Kapil Dev, while talking about Tendulkar, said–
"Sachin had so much talent, we hadn't seen it in anyone. He was born in an era where he knew how to score hundreds but he never became a ruthless batsman."
Sachin Tendulkar Bowling Career Summary
|Innings||145 test, 270 ODI|
|Balls||12294 (4240 test, 8054 ODI)|
|Runs||9342 (2492 test, 6850)|
|Wickets||200 (46 test, 154 ODI)|
|Average||54.17 test, 44.48 ODI|
|BBI||3/10 test, 5/32 ODI|
|BBM||3/14 test, 5/32 ODI|
|Strike Rate||92.17 test, 52.3 ODI|
As a person, Tendulkar is very humble and welcoming. He befriended many international players like Shane Warne. Here is what Warne says about Sachin–
“Sachin and I got along great; we were great mates and still are,-- Warne.
Sachin Tendulkar’s Wife and Family
Sachin was brought up in an Indian middle-class Hindu family. His upbringing with a strong belief in hard work and dedication was the key reason for his success.
Sachin Tendulkar married Anjali Mehta in May 1995. Anjali was a pediatrician by profession; after their marriage, Anjali became a full-time housewife. Sachin has a son named Arjun and a daughter named Sara.
Sachin Tendulkar Awards
- Tendulkar received Arjuna award for achievements in cricket
- Wisden selected Tendulkar among the five cricketers they chose as Cricketer of the year.
- He got the Rajiv Khel Ratna, the highest award for sports in India.
- In 1999 Sachin received Padma Shri.
- In 2001 he achieved the Maharashtra Bhushan Awards
- Sachin also earned the Padma Bhushan award in 2008.
- In 2010 Sachin received the ICC cricketer of the year award.
- Tendulkar also received the Bharat Ratna award in 2014.
Sachin got remarks from many legendary cricketers before him. While comparing Sachin to Brian Lara, Garfield Sobers said–
"I would say Tendulkar concentrates better and he thinks more. As for Lara, only in the last two years is he looking to apply himself better."
Frequently Asked Questions
Sachin Tendulkar is the inspiration for many modern cricketers. His achievements are the milestones that many cricketers want to touch –
According to the most popular opinion, Sachin Tendulkar is the second god of cricket.
Not only centuries, but Sachin Tendulkar also holds the record for scoring the most number of the 90s in international cricket. This is both an achievement and bad luck for Sachin since he could not score more centuries. Sachin was out 24 times with a score between 90 and 99. Had he not been dismissed, Sachin would have more centuries in his list of achievements.
The retired international Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar enjoyed a salary of 21 lakh USD.
Tendulkar retired from his glorious cricket career back in 2013. After piling up hundred centuries and helping the national team of India win multiple international matches, Sachin has left the field forever.
Absent he may be, Sachin will always remain “not out.” His contribution to the world of cricket is unforgettable. Not only for India, but Sachin is also a cricketer that the global fans respect, love, and get inspired by.