Sachin Tendulkar, the master blaster, is the name that continues to inspire many, not only in India but also all over the world, to take up the sport. Isn’t! We know that in India cricket is a religion and Sachin Tendulkar is God. For more than two decades, his talents and achievements were consistent. That made him a giant player and also after taking the retirement he remains India’s favorite son. Very few cricketers, bowlers or sportsmen have gained such type of imagination, popularity as Tendulkar has. So let us cherish his past life, childhood days, cricket journey, awards, and recognition, etc. of Sachin Tendulkar through this article.
“People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.”Sachin Tendulkar
– Sachin Tendulkar
“Don’t stop chasing your dreams, because dreams do come true.”
Full Name: Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Born: 24 April 1973
Place of Birth: Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
Nickname: God of Cricket, Little Master, Master Blaster
Father’s Name: Late Ramesh Tendulkar
Mother’s Name: Rajni Tendulkar
Siblings: Nitin Tendulkar, Ajit Tendulkar, Savita Tendulkar
Wife’s Name: Anjali Tendulkar
Marriage Date: 24 May 1995
Children: Sara Tendulkar and Arjun Tendulkar
Bowling: Right-arm medium, leg break, off-break
ODI Debut: 18 December 1989 vs. Pakistan
Test Debut: 15 November 1989 vs. Pakistan
Favorite Food: Bombay Duck, Prawn Curry, Crab masala, Keema Paratha, Lassi, Chingri Prawns, Mutton Biryani, Mutton Curry, Baigan Bharta, etc.
Most Favorite Actor (s): Amitabh Bachan, Aamir Khan, Nana Patekar
Most Favorite Actress: Madhuri Dixit
Favorite Colour: Blue
Sachin Tendulkar: Early Life, Family Background
Sachin Tendulkar was born to a brahmin family on 24 April 1973 in Dadar, Mumbai. That is he belongs to renowned Saraswat Brahmin Family. His father, Ramesh Tendulkar, was a Marathi poet and novelist. His mother was Rajni Tendulkar who worked in the insurance industry. He has two half-brothers namely Nitin and Ajit and one half-sister Savita.
His formative years were spent in the “Sahitya Sahawas Cooperative Housing Society” in Bandra (East). He did his schooling from the Sharadashram Vidyamandir High School. In the school days, he attended the M.R.F.Pace Foundation to train himself to be a fast bowler. But as per the suggestion of Dennis Lillee, the fast bowler from Australia, he concentrated on batting. Sachin Tendulkar also likes playing tennis. At the age of 14, he scored 326 out of a world-record stand of 664 in a school match and became famous in Bombay schoolboys.
Sachin Tendulkar: Personal Life
He met his life partner Anjali, at the Mumbai International airport when he was returning from his first international tour. It was love at first sight for Sachin. Fortunately, he was introduced by a common friend to Anjali and she did not know anything about sports, cricket. In 1995, the couple got married after dating each other for five years. They have two children, Sara Tendulkar, and Arjun Tendulkar.
Sachin Tendulkar: Cricket Journey
Let us tell you that it was Sachin’s elder brother, Ajit, who recognized his cricketing ability and introduced him to Cricket in 1984. Hence he took Sachin to Ramakant Achrekars academy at Shivaji Park, Dadar, Mumbai. He was impressed by Sachin and advised him to shift his schooling to Sharadashram Vidyamandir English High School in Dadar. Therefore Sachin went to his aunt’s home which was nearer to the school in Dadar and took admission in the school. His career was shaped by the efforts and guidance of his coach Ramakant Achrekar. The Dronacharya award-winning Guru passed away on 2 January 2019, in Mumbai.
The career of world-famous cricketer Sachin Tendulkar began at the age of 13 years when he made cricket debut in the Cricket Club of India On 11 December 1988 in a first-class cricket match between Mumbai and Gujarat, Sachin scored 100 not out. Starting from here, he played several cricket matches at national as well as international level.
In the 2011 World Cup Victory, he became the highest run-scorer with 482 runs at an average of 53.55 in the tournament and he could not stop his tears after this victory.
Above all Tendulkar became the first batsman in history to cross the 34,000 run aggregate in all formats of Cricket on 5 December 2012. In an international cricket approx. he played a total of 657 matches. Also on 16th March 2012, his much-awaited 100th-century milestone was achieved against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup. Sachin announced his retirement on 23rd December 2012 from ODI Cricket. He also stated that he will not be playing in T20 Internationals.
Major Cricket teams he played for: Indian Cricket Team, A.C.C. Asian XI, Mumbai Cricket teams, Mumbai Indians and Yorkshire Cricket team.
Sachin Tendulkar: Awards and Recognition
There are a lot more to cherish about him in his biography. So let us see several awards and recognition he has achieved.
– Above all Arjuna Award – 1994
– Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award – 1997
– Wisden “Cricketer of the Year” – 1997
– Padma Shri – 1999
– Maharashtra Bhushan Award – 2001
– “Player of the Tournament” in the Cricket World Cup – 2003
– I. C. C. World O. D. I. XI – 2004 and 2007
– “Rajiv Gandhi Award” in the sports category – 2005
– Padma Vibhushan – 2008
– “Cricketer of the Year” in the I.C.C. Award – 2010
– The Asian Awards for the “People’s Choice” as well as the “Exceptional Achievement in Sports” – 2010 in London
– “B.C.C.I. Cricketer of the Year” Award – 31 May 2011
– The “Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year” Award – 28 January 2011
– Wisden India Outstanding Achievement Award – 11 June 2012
– Honorary Member of the Order of Australia by the Australian government – 6 November 2012
– Bharat Ratna – 2013
– First brand Ambassador of UNICEF for South Asia – 28th November 2013.
– “Most Influential People in the World” – Time 100 list
ODI Records Centuries
– The highest number of centuries (49) and fifties (96)
– Most centuries in a calendar year (9 in 1998)
– Maximum fours scored in the career (2016 times)
– Most stadium appearances (90 grounds)
– First-person to score a double century
– Most 150+ scores
– Maximum Man of the Match awards (62)
– Most Man of the Series awards (15)
– The highest number of centuries (51)
– Leading run-scorer (11,953)
– Joint-fastest cricketer to reach 10,000 runs in Test cricket with Brian Lara
– 1000+ Test runs in calendar years (6 times – 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2010)
– Only player in the world to have scored 5 Test centuries before turning 20
Sachin Tendulkar: Retirement
His 24 year-long marvelous cricket career came to an end on 16 November 2013 when he announced his retirement. In December 2012, he played his last ODI match and in 2013, twenty20 match. Let us tell you that his 200th test match against West Indies on 16th November 2013 was his adieu to the cricketing world as a player.
No doubt Sachin Tendulkar is one of the greatest batsmen in the world. His list of records is almost unending. At the age of 16, he became the youngest player and till then he continued breaking records and setting new ones. He has inspired millions. He had made his position in almost all the hearts of a person in the world. It’s like when we talk about cricket the first name that comes to our mind and tongue is Sachin only.