Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (born 24 April 1973) is an Indian former international cricketer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He played 664 international cricket matches in total, scoring 34,357 runs. He retired from all forms of cricket on 16 November 2013 after playing his 200th Test match.
About Sachin Tendulkar in brief
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar ; born 24 April 1973) is an Indian former international cricketer who served as captain of the Indian national team. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He played 664 international cricket matches in total, scoring 34,357 runs. In 2013, he was included in an all-time Test World XI named to mark the 150th anniversary of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. He retired from all forms of cricket on 16 November 2013 after playing his 200th Test match, against the West Indies in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. He was named an Honorary Member of the Order of Australia in 2012. In 2019, he will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. He has won the Arjuna Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan awards. In 2010, Time magazine included Sachin in its annual Time 100 list of the \”Most Influential People in the World\”. He was also the first sportsperson and the first person without an aviation background to be awarded the honorary rank of group captain by the Indian Air Force. He won the 2010 Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for cricketers of the year at the ICC awards. He also won the 2011 World Cup, his first win in six World Cup appearances for India. His first wife, who died after the birth of her third child, died in 2008.
He had three elder siblings: two half-brothers Nitin and Ajit, and a half-sister Savita. They were RamesH’s children by his first wife. He named his son Sachin after his favourite music director, Sachin Dev Burman. As a young boy he was considered a bully, and often picked fights with children in his school. To curb his mischievous and bullying tendencies, he introduced the young Sachin to cricket in 1984. Sachin did not play his best cricket, but was given a chance to watch a famous cricket coach, Ramakant Achrekar, at Shivaji Park, Dadar, Mumbai. He did not display his natural game at the time, and was not displaying his natural talent at all. He made his Test debut on 15 November 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi at the age of sixteen, and went on to represent Mumbai domestically and India internationally for close to twenty-four years. In 2002, halfway through his career, Wisden. Cricketer’s almanack ranked him the second-greatest Test batsman of all time, behind Don Bradman, and the second.greatest ODI batsman, behind Viv Richards. In 2012, he won the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, for his services to cricket. In 2014, he became the youngest sportsperson to receive the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.