Sachin Tendulkar Birth Anniversary: Sachin Tendulkar was born on 24 April 1973. Today is his 50th birthday. He is the only batsman in world cricket to hit 100 centuries. 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 the God.
Sachin Tendulkar Biography
|Full Name||Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar|
|Date of Birth||24 April 1973|
|Place of Birth||Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra|
|Other Names||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|
|Marriage Date||24 May 1995|
|Bowling||Right-arm medium, leg break, off-break|
|ODI Debut||18 December 1989 vs. Pakistan|
|Test Debut||15 November 1989 vs. Pakistan|
|Favourite Food||Bombay Duck, Prawn Curry, Crab masala, Keema Paratha, Lassi, Chingri Prawns, Mutton Biryani, Mutton Curry, Baigan Bharta etc.|
|Favourite Actor||Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan & Nana Patekar|
|Favourite Actress||Madhuri Dixit|
|Retirement||16 November 2013|
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 the renowned Saraswat Brahmin Family. His father, Ramesh Tendulkar, was a Marathi poet and novelist. His mother was Rajni 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 at the Sharadashram Vidyamandir High School. In their 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 and Arjun Tendulkar.
Sachin Tendulkar: Cricket Journey
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Let us tell you that it was Sachin's elder brother, Ajit, who recognised his cricketing ability and introduced him to Cricket in 1984. He took Sachin to Ramakant Achrekar's 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. Sachin went to his aunt's home which was nearer to the school in Dadar and took admitted to the school. His career was shaped by the efforts and guidance of his coach Ramakant Achrekar. Do you know that the Dronacharya award-winning Guru passed away on 2 January 2019, in Mumbai?
Do you know that the career of world-famous cricketer Sachin Tendulkar began at the age of 13 years when he made his 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 the national as well as international levels.
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.
Tendulkar became the first batsman in history to cross the 34,000 run aggregate in all formats of Cricket on 5 December 2012. In international cricket approx. he played a total of 657 matches. 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 is a lot more to cherish about him in his biography. Let us see several awards and recognition he has achieved.
- Arjuna Award – 1994
- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award – 1997-1998
- 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 – 2014
- First brand Ambassador of UNICEF for South Asia - 28th November, 2013.
- “Most Influential People in the World” – Time 100 list
Sachin Tendulkar: ODI Records Centuries
- The highest number of centuries (49) and fifties (96)
- Most centuries in a calendar year (9 in 1998)
- Most fours scored in the career (2016 times)
- Most stadium appearances (90 grounds)
- First-person to score a double century
- Most 150+ scores
- Most Man of the Match awards (62)
- Most Man of the Series awards (15)
Sachin Tendulkar: Test Records
- 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 marvellous 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.
Let's scroll through some tweets to witness the glory of Master-Blaster:
Maidaan par jo aapne kaha , uska ulta hi kiya, toh aaj aapke iconic 50th birthday par toh aapko Shirshasana karke wish karna hi tha.
Wish you a very happy birthday @sachin_rt Paaji , aap jiyo hazaaron saal , Saal ke din ho ek crore. #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/awvckIAqc9 — Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 23, 2023
Happy Birthday @sachin_rt sir 👑
You are our constant source of inspiration and I feel very lucky to be able to learn and interact with you everyday in the MI camp 🙌 pic.twitter.com/q379xmghI9 — Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) April 24, 2023
Wishing the Master Blaster, @Sachin_RT a very happy 50th birthday! Not only one of the greatest cricketers to play the game but also one of the most wonderful human beings ever to come across. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead. 🎂#HappyBirthdaySachin #50ForSachin pic.twitter.com/RmXWtSZd33 — Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) April 24, 2023
And this. #SachinTendulkar was the sun that shone on the cricket world. And some of us, his chroniclers, were fortunate to have some of that light shine on us. He truly was a great habit. pic.twitter.com/J7R9ouel2L — Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 24, 2023
6⃣6⃣4⃣ intl. matches 👍
3⃣4⃣3⃣5⃣7⃣ intl. runs 🙌
2⃣0⃣1⃣ intl. wickets 👌
The only cricketer to score 💯 intl. hundreds 🔝
The 2⃣0⃣1⃣1⃣ World Cup-winner 🏆