Biography of Sachin Tendulkar:-Sachin Tendulkar is an era of cricket, the game of cricket will always be remembered before Sachin’s debut and after Sachin’s retirement. He was most talented, balanced, and perfectly accurate in batting skills, it was the reason that when he made his Test debut at the age of 16, half of his dressing room mates were somewhat not happy to see a small boy perform better. Sachin never complained, he focused on his cricket, got what he needed and finally became a legend in international cricket, not just for his batting skills, but for his great personality.
Biography of Sachin Tendulkar
- Born:- 24 April 1973 (age 44), Mumbai, India
- Height:- 1.65 m
- Spouse:- Anjali Tendulkar (m. 1995)
- Awards:- Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan
- Children:- Arjun Tendulkar, Sara Tendulkar
- Did You Know:- Sachin Tendulkar has the fifth-highest individual score (200) in ODIs in a single innings.
Sachin Tendulkar was born on 24thApril 1973 in Mumbai. He was raised in an environment where Cricket and Cinema were the most followed, he started playing cricket, made his own shots, as a natural talent, Sachin Tendulkar made it to the test team when he was just 16.
Sachin was handed a bat five years before he made his debut in international cricket by Ramakant Achrekar, his coach in School days. His brother Ajit had a pivotal role in introducing Sachin to international cricket; Sachin admitted that too in his autobiography. An unusual situation occurred when Sachin came to nets to showcase if he is eligible for coaching, he was not doing well in the trial in front of Achrekar, his former coach, he asked his coach to observe him where he can’t see his coach. When given another chance after his coach veiled behind a tree, Sachin played his natural game and impressed the coach to polish his skills. Sachin loved the game of cricket; he practiced for hours in nets before his coach asks him to leave. Sachin Tendulkar participated in local and domestic level cricket clubs and tournaments, he joined Cricket Club of India in 1987, the same year, Sachin tried his luck in MRF pace foundation Chennai in fast bowling, he failed to impress Dennis Lillee, Dennis advised him to stay focused on his batting.
After Lillee’s advice, batting was all that remained with Sachin. He was one of the best junior batsmen in Mumbai. He was accredited by Sunil Gavaskar as the best junior batsman in Maharashtra, though he was disheartened for not getting Best Junior Cricketer Award. Later in 1987, when he was just 14, he served as a ball boy in a semifinal match that was held in Mumbai between England and India resulting in India’s first World Cup win. In the next year, Sachin made a national record by scoring 326 not out, and a partnership of 664-runs with his childhood friend and former Test cricketer of India Vinod Kambli. Both of the players bashed and humiliated the opposition that St. Xavier School team quit the match, the bowlers burst into tears during the game.
Sachin Tendulkar Stats & Records
Sachin broke and created many records in his 24-year International career. Here are some of his most notable records:
- Most runs in Test Cricket: 15,921.
- Most Runs in ODIs: 18,426
- Sachin played 200 tests, and 463 ODIs.
- Sachin Tendulkar Centuries in International Cricket: 100 (Test(51) & ODI(49) combined)
- Most runs in World Cups (2,278)
- Fastest to reach 10,000, 14,000 and 15,000 runs in Test
- Fastest to reach 10,000, 11,000. 12,000, 13,000, 14,000, and 15,000 in One Day Internationals.
- 62 MOM awards and 15 Man of the series in ODIs.
- Youngest player to debut in ODI and Test cricket for India.
Domestic and First-class career
Sachin was selected for Ranji Trophy for his hometown Mumbai when he was 14 years old on 14th November 1987, he didn’t get a chance for the whole season. In the next season, he made his debut in Ranji Trophy against Gujarat and scored unbeaten 100-runs innings becoming the youngest debutant to score a ton in domestic cricket. The century on his debut made him a hero, Dilip Vengsarkar trailed him against Indian bowlers and easily smacked them everywhere in the nets. Sachin got a chance to play two more tournaments in the coming season. After playing in Ranji Trophy, Dheodar, and Duleep trophies, Sachin was the highest run-scorer for Bombay, played for Rest of India in the coming season and scored a century in Irani Trophy. After being picked for National Side, Sachin had a chance to visit England to practice for National side in a Domestic League of England.
Sachin Tendulkar was phenomenal with his batting in 1990-91 Ranji season, in the final match against Haryana, he scored a crucial 96 runs innings in the second innings to bring Bombay back in the game that ultimatelyended in a nail biter 2-run defeat for Bombay. Sachin was just 19 when he made a debut in County cricket for Yorkshire, becoming the youngest cricketer in the history of county cricket to represent a team at 19. At the end of the season, Sachin played 16 first-class matches and scored 1070 runs at an average of 46.52 per inning.
International Career of Sachin Tendulkar
In his 24-year International career, Sachin Tendulkar stood as one of the most complete and successful batsmen of all time, he scored 100 international centuries, a feat never achieved by any player and probably a solid record set by Sachin. Sachin got a chance in the national side for his brilliant domestic and club performances in 1989 when he was just 16 years old. He faced some of the quickest bowlers of the era, Waqar Younis and magician spinners Abdul Qadir in test and ODI series. He was struck on nose by a bouncer bowled by Waqar Younis in the tour; he continued to play and refused walking out retired hurt in that match. In an exhibition game that was a 20-20, he scored 27 runs in an over that too against Abdul Qadir, the best Pakistani spinner at the time. His captain Srikanth termed it one of the best innings ever seen. Sachin Tendulkar also became the youngest debutant for India in Test and ODI cricket.
After a disappointing New Zealand tour with only one notable inning of 88, the England tour in 1990 had marked him the most talented young batsman for India, it was a treat to watch him bat in hostile conditions for sub-continent batsmen. At old Trafford, Sachin Tendulkar became a second-youngest centurion in history. Later in 1992 just before the world Cup, India toured Australia where one of the finest innings came with Sachin’s bat, he scored unbeaten 148 in Sydney and 114 at WACA stadium against brutal pace attack and sloppy pitches, the pitch was unplayable for Indian batsmen before Sachin took charge and scored a century. His short height helped him pick the length of bouncy deliveries, he was India’s little master after the innings.
After playing 78 ODIs, Sachin Tendulkar finally achieved his first One Day International century against Australia in 1994. Between 1994-1996, Sachin Tendulkar was everywhere in the news, he performed in every condition. In the 1996 World Cup, he was the only consistent batsman for India; he scored two centuries in the world cup. Later in the Sharjah Cup, Tendulkar helped India get past 300 in ODI total, Tendulkar being the opener was regular and balanced from 1996-1999.
When Australia toured India, in a practice match between Mumbai and Australia, Sachin Tendulkar stunned everyone by scoring a double century. Sachin bashed all the Australian bowlers, especially the greatest leg-spinner of the era Shane Warne. The historic upset match ended in three days with a humiliating defeat for the Australian team.
His Test centuries came one after the other at Sharjah, India, and Australia. That important match at Kochi marked him a game winner not for his batting but for his brilliant spell against Australia when he turned the tables by taking a 5-wicket haul against Australia. Later in 1999, Sachin’s father died just before 1999 world cup, he flew back to perform last rituals. He came back for the World Cup and made a century in the first match he played after his father’s death. Sachin Tendulkar stats after 1999 world cup were convincing enough to make him a contender for captaincy. However, he was not impressive as a captain. Sachin Tendulkar was first made captain in 1996, he was miserable as a captain, still great as an opening batsman. After he was removed, he was again made captain in 1999; India suffered two test series whitewash, one against Australia in Australia with a 3-0 margin, the other one against South Africa in a home series that ended 2-0 with Tendulkar resigning from captaincy.
The period after 2000 was a bit quiet regarding performance for India’s little master. In July 2007, Sachin got past 11,000 runs in Test cricket. He was the third batsman to reach the milestone, his accumulated score in International cricket reached 15,000. In 2007-2008 Border-Gavaskar Test series, Tendulkar was a spearhead of Indian batting attack, after a humiliating defeat in the first Test, Tendulkar led India to a historic win over Australia with Tendulkar scoring 154 not out. Sachin scored 493 runs in the four test matches. Later, when Australia toured India for Border-Gavaskar trophy, Sachin broke Brian Lara’s record of 12,000 test runs. India won the series 2-0. Tendulkar was once complimented as the best batsman after him by Sir Don Bradman in a private party.
ICC World Cup 2011 in Sub-Continent
2011 World Cup, one of the most hyped ICC Tournaments in the history won by India was the last World Cup for Sachin Tendulkar. He was the leading run-scorer for India that included two centuries. Tendulkar was given winning protocol and his team dedicated the World Cup to him. In a semi-final match against Pakistan, Sachin was on the verge of completing his hundredth century in International cricket before Shahid Afridi caught him on 85 off Saeed Ajmal’s delivery. In this semifinal Indian media gave a lot hype to Shoaib Akhtar as rival for Sachin Tendulkar, but he did not play that match.
100th International Century
Later in 2012 against Bangladesh, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar completed his 100th Century, the first one against hosts. Bangladesh won that match by 5 wickets. After a fantastic career, Sachin’s performances after 2012 weren’t substantial to be selected for International matches. He was dropped from Indian side andadvised by Board to return to Ranji season. His successful season helped Mumbai win the trophy. Later in December 2012, Sachin Tendulkar retired from ODI cricket. He was given a farewell match against West Indies on 10th October 2013. He made 74 runs in the last innings on his homeground at Wankhede Cricket Stadium, Mumbai.
IPL Career of Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar was made the captain of IPL team Mumbai Indians in the inaugural season in 2008. He was sold for $1.2 Million as an icon player. 2010 edition of IPL was the most successful one for Sachin, he scored 618 runs and given a player of the tournament award. His team Mumbai Indians reached the final and won the best captain and best batsman award in 2010 season. In the next season in 2011, Tendulkar scored a century against Kochi Tuskers off 66 balls. He retired from IPL in 2013 and became coach and mentor of the franchise for the upcoming seasons. Sachin Tendulkar is also the second highest run-scorer in the history of IPL Tournaments.
Sachin Tendulkar Family and Personal Life
Sachin Tendulkar is married to the daughter of Anand Mehta, a Gujarati Industrialist Anjali Tendulkar in 1995 in Mumbai. He was 22 at the time of marriage, both met at Mumbai Airport in 1990 after England Tour. Sachin Tendulkar wife Anjali is a Pediatrician, their first child was born on 12th October 1997, and their second child was born on 24th September 1999. Sachin Tendulkar Daughter Sara is 19-years old, his son Arjun is a left-handed batsman under-14 seamer and a seam bowler playing for Mumbai Under-14. The biography of Sachin Tendulkar, ’Playing It My Way’ was published Hachette India in 2014. The autobiography broke all the record; an estimated 200,000 copies were sold. Often cited as God of Cricket in India, around 25 books on Sachin Tendulkar have been released including Dhruvtara, a book on cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar, Sachin Tendulkar: Masterful, and If Cricket is a Religion, Sachin is God were the most popular ones.