Sachin Tendulkar is one of the most prominent batsmen in Cricket’s history, often referred to as the 'God of Cricket' by cricket fans worldwide. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a cricketer whose personality and spirit outshined any other player playing the sport. He was the definition of playing by the book- perfect balance, the economy of movement, clarity in stroke play and an abstract quality that is only present in a genius -anticipation.
Sachin Tendulkar is a player with no evident weaknesses in his game as such. He scored runs all around the wicket batting off the front foot or back foot and could bat in every situation and condition.
Sachin Tendulkar’s Records
Tendulkar is a batsman who has innumerable records to his name across all formats of the game.
- The Master blaster has played 463 one-day international matches, making a mammoth 18426 runs at an average of 44.83 in his long ODI career of 22 years and 91 days.
- Tendulkar's ODI career consists of the most number of ODI centuries, 49 to be precise.
- Sachin Tendulkar is the only one to accomplish a rare ODI triple:15000 runs (18426), taking a hundred wickets and 100 catches.
- This prolific player has played 200 matches and has made 15921 runs in Test matches.
Records made by the Cricket God
- Most Man of The Match Awards – 62
- Most Man of The Series Awards -15
- Most number of centuries against any team - 9 against Australia
- He is the only batsman who has registered eight or more hundreds against two nations - Australia (9) and Sri Lanka (8)
- Most 50 plus innings - 195 (49 centuries and 96 fifties)
- Most runs in a calendar year - 1894 in 34 matches in 1998 with an average of 65.31.
- Most hundreds in a calendar year - 9 in 34 matches in 1998.
- First batsman to score ODI double hundred- 200 not out against South Africa 2010
- He scored the most number of runs in World Cups - 2278 runs at an avg of 56.95 in 45 matches.
- Sachin Tendulkar’s Centuries in World Cup - 6 in 44 innings
Awards Won by the Master blaster
- Tendulkar won the Arjuna Award in 1994 for his achievements in Cricket.
- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest sporting honour in 1997-98.
- He won the Padma Shree in 1999, the 4th highest civilian Award.
- Maharashtra Bhushan in 2001
- Padma Vibhushan in 2008.
- ICC Cricketer of The Year 2010
- Part of the ICC World Test XI in 2009, 2010, 2011.
- Part of the ICC World ODI XI in 2004, 2007, 2010
- Bharat Ratna in 2014
- Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World - 1998, 2010
- Swachhata Award at Safaigiri -2019
- Laureus World Sports Award for Sporting Moment of The Year (2000- 2020) in 2020
Sachin Tendulkar’s Family
This Maharashtrian boy was born to Ramesh and Rajni Tendulkar in Dadar Mumbai in 1973. Sachin Tendulkar’s birthday is on 24th April. His father was a novelist, and poet while his mother worked in an insurance company as a LIC agent even after Sachin became successful, till her retirement.
Sachin Tendulkar's wife is Anjali Tendulkar, whom he saw at the Mumbai International airport for the first time and fell in love with her at the tender age of 17 years. The duo got married on 24th May 1995. Anjali Tendulkar’s age is 52 years and was born on 10th November 1967. She is six years older than Sachin. She is a pediatrician and philanthropist and belongs to a Gujarati family.
Sachin Tendulkar is the youngest of the four siblings; he has two elder brothers and one elder sister.
Sachin and Anjali Tendulkar are blessed with a daughter Sara and a son Arjun. Sara is a graduate from the London School of Medicine and Arjun has started playing Cricket like his father and is a left-arm pacer and batsman who plays in the Under- 19 team.
Sachin Tendulkar's house is in Bandra (West), which he purchased in 2007 from a Parsi family - The Wardens and was called the 'Dorab Villa.’ It was reconstructed in four years and the Tendulkar's shifted to their new address in 2011. Even though Sachin Tendulkar’s height is 5 feet 5 inches, tall bowlers like Courtney Walsh, Curtly Ambrose and Glenn McGrath have seldom been able to intimidate him.
Sachin Tendulkar’s Net Worth
He is the most celebrated and idolized icon in the world of sports in India and internationally.
Even after retirement, he is as successful as before. Sachin’s net worth is estimated to be around Rs.1250 crores, including earnings from BCCI as a former Indian cricketer. The remaining income is from various endorsements, amounting to approximately $18 million per year.
Sachin Tendulkar’s Profile
Sachin is a former Indian International Cricketer who also led the Indian team as a captain and is the highest run-scorer in international Cricket.
Sachin Tendulkar is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler who occasionally bowled leg-breaks and off-breaks. Sachin started playing cricket from the age of 11 and was introduced to the game by his brother Ajit, who took him to Ramakant Achrekar. He was a cricket coach and a club cricketer of repute at Shivaji Park, Dadar and Sachin started training under him. His consistency and immaculate strokeplay got him selected to represent Bombay in the Ranji Trophy on 14th November 1987 at the age of 14. Tendulkar made his debut internationally on 15 November 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi.
Tendulkar's debut in domestic Cricket came on 11 December 1988, for Bombay against Gujarat, where he scored 100 runs and became the youngest Indian to score a century on debut in 1st class cricket. Sachin Tendulkar played in the Deodhar, Duleep and Irani Trophy representing Bombay and played exceptionally well.
Tendulkar even scored his first double century, 204 not out for Mumbai when he played against the Australian team in 1998 at the Brabourne stadium. He scored 233 not-out against Tamil Nadu in the semi-final of Ranji Trophy in 2000.
The Master blaster made his debut in ODI on 18 December 1989 against Pakistan. He was probably at his peak through 1994-1999.
Sachin Tendulkar scored his first ODI century on 9 September 1994 against Australia at Colombo; however, it took him 78 ODIs to make his first century. But Tendulkar continued to rise after that and became the leading run-scorer in the 1996 World Cup, which consisted of two centuries. In a World Cup match at Sharjah, he played exceptionally well against Pakistan team and led India to victory, the team scoring more than 300 runs for the first time in ODI. He took his first five-wicket haul in an ODI at Kochi, where he gave 32 runs in 10 overs, playing a big part in India’s victory.
Tendulkar has been part of six World Cups from 1992 to 2011, but the 2011 World Cup became the magical year that fulfilled his dream of winning the World Cup for India. He was a part of the playing eleven, which defeated Sri Lanka team in the World Cup final. Sachin Tendulkar scored 482 runs at an average of 53.55 in the tournament.
Sachin Tendulkar’s Stats