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Sachin Tendulkar Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Biography, Records & More

Sachin Tendulkar

Bio
Real NameSachin Ramesh Tendulkar
NicknameMaster Blaster, God of Cricket and Little Master
ProfessionFormer Indian Cricketer
Flag of India
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 62 kg
in Pounds- 137 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 39 Inches
- Waist: 30 Inches
- Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Cricket
International DebutODI- 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 TeamMumbai, Mumbai Indians, Yorkshire
Nature on fieldCool
Likes to play againstPakistan and Australia
Favourite ShotStraight 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 PointIn 1989, his first Test fifty in his 2nd Test match against tough bowling attack of Pakistan in Faisalabad
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 April 1973
Age (as in 2017)44 Years
Birth PlaceNirmal Nursing Home in Dadar, Bombay (Now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus
NationalityIndian
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolIndian Education Society's New English School in Bandra (East), Mumbai
Shardashram Vidyamandir School, Dadar, Mumbai
CollegeKhalsa College, Mumbai
Educational QualificationsDropout
FamilyFather- Late Ramesh Tendulkar (Novelist)
Mother- Rajni Tendulkar (Worked as an Insurance Agent)
Brothers- Nitin Tendulkar (Elder, Half-Brother), Ajit Tendulkar (Elder, Half-Brother)
Sisters- Savita Tendulkar (Elder, Half-Sister)
Sachin Tendulkar with his family
Coach/MentorRamakant Achrekar
Sachin Tendulkar with Ramakant Achrekar
ReligionHinduism
Address19-A, Perry Cross Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai
HobbiesCollecting perfume, watches & CD's, and listening music
Controversies• In 1999, Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan collided with him during a Test match in Kolkata, resulting in his being ruled run out by the third umpire.
• In 2001, he was suspended for one Test match by referee Mike Denness for not informing umpires that he was cleaning the seam of the ball during the Port Elizabeth Test against South Africa.
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketersBatsmen : Sunil Gavaskar, Sir Vivian Richards
Bowlers : Wasim Akram, Anil Kumble, Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan, Glenn McGrath, Curtly Ambrose
Favourite Cricket GroundsSydney Cricket Ground (SCG) & Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
Favourite FoodBombay Duck, Prawn Curry, Crab masala, Keema Paratha, Lassi, Chingri Prawns, Mutton Biryani, Mutton Curry, Baigan Bharta, Sushi
Favourite ActorsAmitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Nana Patekar
Favourite ActressMadhuri Dixit
Favourite FilmsBollywood: Sholay
Hollywood: Coming To America
Favourite MusiciansKishore Kumar, Sachin Dev Burman, Bappi Lahiri, Dire Straits
Favourite Song"Yaad aa raha hai tera pyar" by Bappi Lahiri
Favourite ColorBlue
Favourite PerfumeComme des Garcons
Favourite RestaurantBukhara, Maurya Sheraton, in Delhi
Favourite HotelPark Royal Darling, Sydney
Favourite DestinationsNew Zealand, Mussorie
Favourite SportsCricket, Lawn Tennis, Formula 1
Favourite Tennis PlayersJohn McEnroe & Roger Federer
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsAnjali Tendulkar (Pediatrician)
WifeAnjali Tendulkar (Pediatrician)
Sachin Tendulkar with his wife and children
ChildrenDaughter- Sara Tendulkar
Son- Arjun Tendulkar
Style Quotient
Car CollectionNissan GT-R, BMW “30 Jahre M5” Limited Edition, BMW X5 M, BMW X5 M50d, BMW 760Li, BMW i8
Sachin Tendulkar BMW i8
Money Factor
Net Worth$160 million

Sachin Tendulkar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sachin Tendulkar

  • Does Sachin Tendulkar smoke?: No
  • Does Sachin Tendulkar drink alcohol?: Yes Sachin Tendulkar Drinking Alcohol
  • 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). Sahitya Sahawas Cooperative Housing Society
  • The young Sachin was considered a bully in his neighborhood.
  • He developed an interest in Lawn Tenis and started idolizing John McEnroe. Sachin Playing Lawn Tennis
  • 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. Sharadashram Vidyamandir (English) High School in Dadar
  • 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. Sachin and Kambli
  • 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. Kerala Blasters
  • 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. Sachin Ganesha Worship
  • 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.” Sachin Restaurent
  • 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. Sachin Tendulkar with 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. Sachin Tendulkar with Michael Schumacher
  • 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. Sachin Tendulkar at Sharjah
  • 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. Sachin Tendulkar Madame Tussads
  • He has his own personalized kit in which he carries a painting of Tri-color (Indian National flag) by his daughter Sara. Sachin Tendulkar with his Kit
  • His upper-cut to Shoaib Akhtar for 6 during the 2003 World Cup is considered his epic shot ever by his fans. Sachin Epic Shot
  • 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.

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