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Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was born on April 24, 1973, and is a former cricketer from India who captained the Indian national team. He is universally regarded as one of the greatest batsmen to have ever played cricket. With more than 18,000 runs and 15,000 runs, respectively, he is the all-time leading run-scorer in ODI and Test cricket. In terms of man-of-the-match honors in international cricket, he also holds the record. From 2012 until 2018, Tendulkar served as a Rajya Sabha member through nomination. 

Tendulkar began playing cricket at the age of eleven, made his Test match debut against Pakistan in Karachi on November 15, 1989, at the age of sixteen, and then spent representing Mumbai domestically and India internationally for more than 24 years. 

Early Days

Tendulkar was born to a Rajapur Saraswat Brahmin Maharashtrian Marathi family on April 24, 1973, at Nirmal Nursing Home in Dadar, Bombay. His mother, Rajni, worked in the insurance field, while his father, Ramesh Tendulkar, was a Marathi-language novelist and poet

Sachin Dev Burman was Sachin Tendulkar’s father’s favorite music producer. Three older siblings, two half-brothers (Nitin and Ajit) and one half-sister (Savita), make up Tendulkar’s family. 

They were the offspring of his father’s first wife, who passed away following the birth of her third kid. The Kanga Cricket League in Bombay was where his brother Ajit competed. 

Tendulkar was raised at the Sahitya Sahawas Cooperative Housing Society in Bandra (East). He was regarded as a bully when he was a young lad because he frequently started fights with new students at his school.

He has a passion for both cricket and tennis as a youngster. When he was 7 or 8 years old, he imitated his hero, American player John McEnroe, by growing his hair long. Tendulkar displayed his passion for tennis at the time by wearing tennis headbands, and wristbands, and carrying a racquet everywhere with him.

Brother’s Support

His older brother Ajit introduced Tendulkar to cricket in 1984 to assist him in overcoming his tendency to bully others. At Shivaji Park in Dadar, Ajit introduced him to cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar. Tendulkar didn’t perform well during their first encounter. 

Ajit explained to Achrekar that he was not playing his natural game because of self-consciousness brought on by the coach watching him. The coach ignored Ajit’s request for another chance to play and continued to watch from behind a tree. Tendulkar performed significantly better this time, seemingly unnoticed, and was admitted to Achrekar’s academy.

Achrekar was pleased by Tendulkar’s talent and suggested that he change schools to Sharadashram Vidyamandir School in Dadar, which had a history of producing a number of well-known cricketers. 

Debut in Cricket

In the latter part of 1984, he made his Sharadashram cricket debut. In the mornings and nights, he received coaching from Achrekar in Shivaji Park. Hours of practise would pass till Tendulkar became weary. Achrekar would then place a rupee coin on top of the stumps, and the bowler who got rid of Tendulkar would win the coin. 

Tendulkar would receive a penny from the coach if he finished the practice without being dismissed. The 13 coins Tendulkar acquired are among his most valued belongings, according to him. He moved in with his aunt and uncle, who were close to the park, while he was training at Shivaji Park.

Along with school cricket, Tendulkar played club cricket in addition to scholastic cricket. He made his Kanga Cricket League debut in 1984 at the age of 11, while competing for the John Bright Cricket Club. He began for the Cricket Club of India in 1988.

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When Tendulkar was 14 years old, he decided to train as a fast bowler at the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai, but the instructor, Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee, was dissatisfied and advised Tendulkar to concentrate on his batting instead.

He participated in an exhibition game for Imran Khan’s team on January 20, 1987, at Bombay’s Brabourne Stadium. Sunil Gavaskar, a former Indian batsman, handed Tendulkar a set of his lightweight pads a few months later and advised him not to become discouraged because he had not won the Bombay Cricket Association’s Best Junior Cricketer Award. 


Tendulkar was chosen to play for Bombay in the Ranji Trophy on November 14, 1987, when he was just 14 years old. He was never picked for the starting lineup in any of the games, however, he was frequently utilized as a backup fielder. A year later, on December 11, 1988, Tendulkar made his debut for Bombay against Gujarat at Wankhede Stadium. He was 15 years and 232 days old at the time. He scored 100 not out in that game, making him the youngest Indian to do so in first-class cricket.

After watching him play Kapil Dev in the cricket practice nets at Wankhede Stadium, where the Indian team had come to play the visiting New Zealand team, Bombay captain Dilip Vengsarkar chose him to play for the team. Following that, he recorded a century in the Deodhar and Duleep Trophies, domestic Indian championships.

Beginning of Sachin

As of the end of the 1988–1989 Ranji Trophy season, Tendulkar had scored the most runs for Bombay. With 583 runs scored at an average of 67.77 runs per game, he was sixth among all scorers. Tendulkar was chosen for a young Indian squad to tour England in 1988 and 1999 under the Star Cricket Club banner. Tendulkar’s 96 from 75 balls in the 1990–91 Ranji Trophy final, which Bombay lost to Haryana by a whisker, was crucial in giving Bombay a chance to win as it sought to chase 355 from just 70 overs on the last day.

Tendulkar, who was playing for the Rest of India at the time, produced an undefeated century against Delhi in an Irani Trophy match at the beginning of the 1989–1990 campaign.

Tendulkar struck 140 and 139 against Punjab while leading Bombay in the 1995 Ranji Trophy final. He led Mumbai in the 1995–96 Irani Cup match against the rest of India. He scored his first double century (204*) for Mumbai in a 1998 match at Brabourne Stadium against an Australian team that was on a visit. 

Domestic Records

In all three of his domestic first-class championships (the Ranji, Irani, and Duleep Trophies), he is the only player to hit a century on his debut. He also scored a double century in an innings of 233 against Tamil Nadu in the 2000 Ranji Trophy semifinals, which he considers to be among his finest ever.

Tendulkar participated in five Ranji Trophy finals in total, winning four for Mumbai.


In 1996, Tendulkar, then 23 and with seven years of experience, was named the team’s captain. Tendulkar continued to score runs even if India was blanked by the opponent, despite having a bad record, managing the egos of senior players, and dealing with an internal conflict avalanche. 

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Tendulkar stepped down from captaincy during his second stint, which was imposed upon him without his consent after India lost a Test series at home to South Africa and his personal form began to deteriorate. In 2000, Sourav Ganguly took over as the team’s captain in an effort to create a fresh Indian team in the middle of the match-fixing controversy that had gripped the sport.  


The most hundreds in Tests (51) and ODIs (49) as well as in Tests and ODIs combined (100) are all held by Tendulkar. He was the first player to score 50 hundred in all international cricket combined and is the only player to have 50 centuries in Test cricket.

On November 6, 2008, during the fourth Test of the 2008–09 Border–Gavaskar Trophy against Australia, Tendulkar tied Jack Hobbs for the second-most 50–run innings in Test cricket history and became the second player ever to score 11 Test centuries against Australia. Hobbs had previously held the record more than 70 years earlier.

With six centuries after his century against England in the 2011 Cricket World Cup’s group stages, he broke the record for most centuries in a single World Cup and became the first player to reach 2000 runs in World Cup cricket. Tendulkar recorded his 100th international century against Bangladesh on March 16, 2012, at the Asia Cup 2012.


The illustrious career highlights of Sachin Tendulkar, a former cricketer for India who is recognized as one of the greatest batsmen in history. It’s unlikely that discussions about Tendulkar’s exact place among his forebears will be resolved anytime soon. He is the only player to date to have achieved 100 centuries in international competition and was the first batsman in the history of the sport to register a double century (200 runs unbeaten) in a single One Day International match. He played first-class cricket for 26 years and one day, although his international career, which lasted from November 15, 1989, to November 16, 2013, was exactly 24 years long.

Record of Remembrance

1994: Arjuna Award 

1997: Tendulkar was selected as the Wisden Cricketer of the year

1997/8: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratnaa

1999: Padma Shri

2001: Maharashtra Bhushan Award

2008: Padma Vibhushan

2010: ICC Cricketer of the Year and LG People’s Choice Award

Awards for both Series and Individual Games

In ODI matches, Tendulkar holds the record with 15 Man of the Series (MoS) and 62 Man of the Match (MoM) accolades.[15] Against every ICC Full Member (Test Playing Nation), The Man of the Match Award has been given to him. Only the United Arab Emirates (2 games), the Netherlands (1 game), and Bermuda (1 game) have he not received an ODI Man of the Match award.