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Full NameSachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Nickname(s)Master Blaster, God of Cricket, Little Master, Tendya
ProfessionCricketer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 inches
- Waist: 34 inches
- Biceps: 13 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
International RetirementODI- On 18 March 2012 against Pakistan at Dhaka
Test- November 14-16, 2013 against West Indies at Mumbai
T20 - 1 December 2006 against South Africa at Johannesburg (it was his only T20I)
Jersey Number#10 (India)
#10 (IPL, Mumbai Indians)
Domestic/State TeamMumbai, Mumbai Indians, Yorkshire
Coach/MentorRamakant Achrekar
Sachin Tendulkar With His Coach Ramakant Achrekar
Nature on fieldCool
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)
• Only one to accomplish rare ODI triple: 15000 runs (18426), 100 wickets (154) and 100 catches (140)
• Most times to score 1000 runs in a calendar year: 7 times
• Most Fours: 2016
• Most runs in World Cups: 2278 runs at an average of 56.95 in 45 matches
• Most centuries in World Cups: 6 in 44 innings
Awards, Honours, Achievements National Honours

1994: Arjuna Award, by the Government of India
Sachin Tendulkar With Arjuna Award
1997-98: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest honour given for achievement in sports
Sachin Tendulkar With Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
1999: Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award
Sachin Tendulkar Receiving Padma Shri
2001: Maharashtra Bhushan Award, Maharashtra State's highest Civilian Award
Sachin Tendulkar Receiving Maharashtra Bhushan Award
2008: Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award
Sachin Tendulkar With Padma Vibhushan
2014: Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award
Sachin Tendulkar With Bharat Ratna

Other Honours

1997: Wisden Cricketer of the Year
2003: Player of the Tournament in the 2003 Cricket World Cup
Sachin Tendulkar With Player of the Tournament Award 2003 World Cup
2010: The Indian Air Force made him an Honorary Group Captain
Sachin Tendulkar As Group Captain of The Indian Air Force
2011: BCCI Cricketer of the Year award
2012: Honorary Life Membership of Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)
2013: Indian Postal Service released a stamp of Tendulkar; making him the second Indian after Mother Teresa to have such stamp released in their lifetime
Sachin Tendulkar Postal Stamp
Career Turning PointIn 1989; his first Test fifty in his 2nd Test match against a tough bowling attack of Pakistan in Faisalabad
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 April 1973
Age (as in 2018)45 Years
BirthplaceNirmal Nursing Home in Dadar, Bombay (Now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus
Signature Sachin Tendulkar Signature
NationalityIndian
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
School(s)Indian Education Society's New English School in Bandra (East), Mumbai
Shardashram Vidyamandir School, Dadar, Mumbai
College/UniversityDid Not Attend
Educational QualificationHigh School
ReligionHinduism
Caste/EthnicityMarathi Brahmin
Address19-A, Perry Cross Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai
HobbiesCollecting Perfume, Watches & CD's, Listening to 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.
Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsAnjali Tendulkar (Pediatrician)
Marriage Date24 May 1995
Family
Wife/SpouseAnjali Tendulkar (Pediatrician)
Sachin Tendulkar With His Wife Anjali
ChildrenDaughter- Sara Tendulkar
Son- Arjun Tendulkar (Cricketer)
Sachin Tendulkar With His Wife, Daughter And Son
ParentsFather- Late Ramesh Tendulkar (Novelist)
Mother- Rajni Tendulkar (Worked as an Insurance Agent)
Sachin Tendulkar With His Parents And Siblings
SiblingsBrothers- Nitin Tendulkar (Elder, Half-Brother), Ajit Tendulkar (Elder, Half-Brother)
Sisters- Savita Tendulkar (Elder, Half-Sister)

Note: Images in the Parents' Section
Favourite Things
Favourite Cricketer(s)Batsmen : Sunil Gavaskar, Sir Vivian Richards
Bowlers : Wasim Akram, Anil Kumble, Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan, Glenn McGrath, Curtly Ambrose
Favourite Cricket Ground(s)Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) & Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
Favourite Food(s)Bombay Duck, Prawn Curry, Crab masala, Keema Paratha, Lassi, Chingri Prawns, Mutton Biryani, Mutton Curry, Baigan Bharta, Sushi
Favourite Actor(s)Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Nana Patekar
Favourite ActressMadhuri Dixit
Favourite Film(s)Bollywood: Sholay
Hollywood: Coming To America
Favourite Musician(s)Sachin Dev Burman, Bappi Lahiri, Dire Straits
Favourite Singer(s)Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
Favourite Song"Yaad Aa Raha Hai Tera Pyar" by Bappi Lahiri
Favourite ColourBlue
Favourite PerfumeComme des Garcons
Favourite RestaurantBukhara, Maurya Sheraton, in Delhi
Favourite HotelPark Royal Darling, Sydney
Favourite Destination(s)New Zealand, Mussorie
Favourite Sport(s)Lawn Tennis, Formula 1
Favourite Tennis Player(s)John McEnroe & Roger Federer
Style Quotient
Car(s) 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 (approx.)$160 million

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Sachin Tendulkar

  • Does Sachin Tendulkar smoke?: No
  • Does Sachin Tendulkar drink alcohol?: Yes

    Sachin Tendulkar Drinking Alcohol

    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 for 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

    Sahitya Sahawas Cooperative Housing Society

  • The young Sachin was considered a bully in his neighbourhood.
  • He developed an interest in Lawn Tenis and started idolizing John McEnroe.

    Sachin Playing Lawn Tennis

    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

    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

    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 Tendulkar Worshiping Ganesha

    Sachin Tendulkar Worshiping Ganesha

  • 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 Tendulkar Restaurant

    Sachin Tendulkar Restaurant

  • 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

    Sachin Tendulkar with Bharat Ratna

  • He has also been a 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

    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 Tussauds

    Sachin Tendulkar Madame Tussauds

  • 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

    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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