|Full Name||Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar|
|Nickname(s)||Master Blaster, God of Cricket, Little Master, Tendya|
|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 Colour||Dark Brown|
|International Debut||ODI- 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 Retirement||ODI- 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 Team||Mumbai, Mumbai Indians, Yorkshire|
|Nature on field||Cool|
|Favourite Shot||Straight 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
1997-98: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest honour given for achievement in sports
1999: Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award
2001: Maharashtra Bhushan Award, Maharashtra State's highest Civilian Award
2008: Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award
2014: Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award
1997: Wisden Cricketer of the Year
2003: Player of the Tournament in the 2003 Cricket World Cup
2010: The Indian Air Force made him an Honorary Group Captain
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
|Career Turning Point||In 1989; his first Test fifty in his 2nd Test match against a tough bowling attack of Pakistan in Faisalabad|
|Date of Birth||24 April 1973|
|Age (as in 2018)||45 Years|
|Birthplace||Nirmal Nursing Home in Dadar, Bombay (Now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Taurus|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School(s)||Indian Education Society's New English School in Bandra (East), Mumbai
Shardashram Vidyamandir School, Dadar, Mumbai
|College/University||Did Not Attend|
|Educational Qualification||High School|
|Caste||Rajapur Saraswat Brahmin India Today|
|Address||19-A, Perry Cross Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai|
|Hobbies||Collecting 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|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Anjali Tendulkar (Pediatrician)|
|Marriage Date||24 May 1995|
|Wife/Spouse||Anjali Tendulkar (Pediatrician)
|Children||Daughter- Sara Tendulkar
Son- Arjun Tendulkar (Cricketer)
|Parents||Father- Late Ramesh Tendulkar (Novelist)
Mother- Rajni Tendulkar (Worked as an Insurance Agent)
|Siblings||Brothers- Nitin Tendulkar (Elder, Half-Brother), Ajit Tendulkar (Elder, Half-Brother)
Sisters- Savita Tendulkar (Elder, Half-Sister)
Note: Images in the Parents' Section
|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 Actress||Madhuri 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 Perfume||Comme des Garcons|
|Favourite Restaurant||Bukhara, Maurya Sheraton, in Delhi|
|Favourite Hotel||Park Royal Darling, Sydney|
|Favourite Destination(s)||New Zealand, Mussorie|
|Favourite Sport(s)||Lawn Tennis, Formula 1|
|Favourite Tennis Player(s)||John McEnroe & Roger Federer|
|Car(s) Collection||Nissan GT-R, BMW “30 Jahre M5” Limited Edition, BMW X5 M, BMW X5 M50d, BMW 760Li, BMW i8
|Income (as in 2018)||₹80 crore/annum Forbes India|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$160 million (₹1100 crore)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Sachin Tendulkar
- Does Sachin Tendulkar smoke?: No
- Does Sachin Tendulkar drink alcohol?: Yes
- 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).
- The young Sachin was considered a bully in his neighbourhood.
- He developed an interest in Lawn Tenis and started idolizing John McEnroe.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- He made 15 runs in his Test Debut and zero (Duck) in his ODI Debut, both Vs Pakistan.
- Although everyone knows that Sachin made his international debut in 1989 against Pakistan; however, very few would know that his first taste of international cricket was two years earlier, not playing for India but for Pakistan. In 1987, during a festival match between India and Pakistan at Mumbai’s Brabourne stadium, when Javed Miandad and Abdul Qadir left the field at lunch time, Sachin was asked to field. Imran Khan placed him at long-on, and soon, Kapil Dev hit the ball in the air in Sachin’s direction; Sachin tried but could not reach the ball. Time of India
- He loves celebrating “Ganesh Chaturthi” festival and considers it as the most important day of the year.
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.”
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- He has his own personalized kit in which he carries a painting of Tri-color (Indian National flag) by his daughter Sara.
- His upper-cut to Shoaib Akhtar for 6 during the 2003 World Cup is considered his epic shot ever by his fans.
- 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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