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Sachin TendulkarFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "Tendulkar" redirects here. For other people, see Tendulkar (disambiguation).Sachin TendulkarPersonal information Full name Born Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar 24 April 1973 (age 38) Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India Little Master, Tendlya,[1] The God of Cricket,[2] Nickname Master Blaster,[3] The Master,[4][5] The Little Champion,[6] Height Batting style 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Right-handedBowling style Right-arm leg spin, off spin, medium


Sachin TendulkarFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "Tendulkar" redirects here. For other people, see Tendulkar (disambiguation).

Sachin Tendulkar

Personal information Full name Born Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar 24 April 1973 (age 38) Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India Little Master, Tendlya,[1] The God of Cricket,[2] Nickname Master Blaster,[3] The Master,[4][5] The Little Champion,[6] Height Batting style 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Right-handed

Bowling style Right-arm leg spin, off spin, medium pace Role Batsman International information National side India Test debut(cap 187)

15 November 1989 v Pakistan 2 August 2011 v England 18 December 1989 v Pakistan 2 April 2011 v Sri Lanka

Last Test ODI debut(cap 74)

Last ODI

ODI shirt no. 10 Domestic team in am information Team Mumbai

Years 1988 present 2008 present 1992

Mumbai Indians (Ind Premier League) Indian Yorkshire Career stati r statistics

Competition Matches Runs scored Batting average 100s/50s Top score Balls bowled Wickets Bowling average 5 wickets in innings 10 wickets in match Best bowling Catches/stumpings

Test 179 14,810 56.95 51/60 248* 4,096 45 53.07 0 0 3/10 106/ 453

OD ODI 280

FC 540


18,111 8,111 45.16 48/95 200* 8,032 154 44.32 2 n/a 5/32 136/

23,585 59.86 77/105 248* 7,461 70 59.86 0 0 3/10 174/

21,663 45.89 59/113 200* 10,220 201 42.11 2 n/a 5/32 171/

Source: CricketArchive, 6 August 2011

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar pro pronunciation (helpinfo) (Marathi: ; born 24 April 1973) is an Indian cricketer widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of keter smen i cricket. He is the leading run-score and century maker in Test and one-day international scorer intern cricket.[7][8][9] He is the only male p le player to score a double century in the history of ODI tory cricket.[10][11] In 2002, just 12 year into his career, Wisden ranked him the second greatest Test 2 years econd batsman of all time, behind Donald Bradman, and the second greatest one-day-inte international [12] (ODI) batsman of all time, behind Viv Richards. In September 2007, the Australian leg ehind Austra spinner Shane Warne rated Tendul endulkar as the greatest player he has played with or against.[13] ith Tendulkar was an integral part of t 2011 Cricket World Cup winning Indian team at the later art the an part of his career, his first such win in six World Cup appearances for India.[14] ch

Tendulkar is the first and the only player in Test Cricket history to score fifty centuries, and the first to score fifty centuries in all international cricket combined; he now has 99 centuries in international cricket.[15] On 17 October 2008, when he surpassed Brian Lara's record for the most runs scored in Test cricket, he also became the first batsman to score 12,000, 13,000 and 14,000 runs in that form of the game,[16] having also been the third batsman and first Indian to pass 11,000 runs in Test cricket.[17] He was also the first player to score 10,000 runs in one-day internationals, and also the first player to cross every subsequent 1000-run mark that has been crossed in ODI cricket history. In the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia, Tendulkar surpassed Australia's Allan Border to become the player to cross the 50-run mark the most number of times in Test cricket history, and also the second ever player to score 11 Test centuries against Australia, tying with Sir Jack Hobbs of England more than 70 years previously.[18] Tendulkar passed 30,000 runs in international cricket on 20 November 2009. He also holds the world record for playing highest number of Test and ODI matches.Tendulkar has been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan award, India's second highest civilian award, and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India's highest sporting honour. Tendulkar became the first sportsperson and the first personality without an aviation background to be awarded the honorary rank of Group Captain by the Indian Air Force.[19] He has received honorary doctorates from Mysore University[20] and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences[21] He won the 2010 Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for cricketer of the year at the ICC awards.[22]

Early years and personal lifeTendulkar was born in Bombay (now Mumbai). His mother Rajni worked in the insurance industry,[23] and his father Ramesh Tendulkar, a Marathi novelist, named Tendulkar after his favourite music director, Sachin Dev Burman. Tendulkar's elder brother Ajit encouraged him to play cricket. Tendulkar has two other siblings: a brother Nitin, and sister Savita. Tendulkar spent his entire childhood and some of his youth years in Sahitya Sahawas, a colony of writers in Bandra East.[24] Tendulkar attended Sharadashram Vidyamandir (High School),[1] where he began his cricketing career under the guidance of his coach and mentor, Ramakant Achrekar. During his school days he attended the MRF Pace Foundation to train as a fast bowler, but Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee, who took a world record 355 Test wickets, was unimpressed, suggesting that Tendulkar focus on his batting instead.[25] When he was young, Tendulkar would practice for hours on end in the nets. If he became exhausted, Achrekar would put a one-rupee coin on the top of the stumps, and the bowler who dismissed Tendulkar would get the coin. If Tendulkar passed the whole session without getting dismissed, the coach would give him the coin. Tendulkar now considers the 13 coins he won then as some of his most prized possessions.[26]

While at school, he developed a re ed reputation as a child prodigy. He had become a common e co conversation point in Mumbai circ ai circles, where there were suggestions already that he would h become one of the greats. His seas in 1988 was extraordinary, with Tendulkar scoring a is season lkar s century in every innings he played He was involved in an unbroken 664-run partnership in a played. partn Lord Harris Shield inter-school ga in 1988 with friend and team mate Vinod Kambli, who ool game nod Ka would also go on to represent Indi The destructive pair reduced one bowler to tears and made t India. r te the rest of the opposition unwilling to continue the game. Tendulkar scored 326* in this innings willing i and scored over a thousand runs in the tournament.[27] This was a record partnersh in any form tnership of cricket until 2006, when it was broken by two under-13 batsmen in a match held at Hyderabad t ch hel in India. At 14, Tendulkar was a ball boy fo the India versus Zimbabwe game at the Wankhede Stadium for Wank during the 1987 World Cup.[28] Wh he was 14, former Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar gave When nil Gav him a pair of his own ultra light pa "It was the greatest source of encouragemen for me," ight pads. gement Tendulkar said nearly 20 years late after surpassing Gavaskar's world record of 34 Test ars later d 3 [29] [30] centuries. On 24 May 1995, Sachin Tendulkar married Anjali, a paediatricia and daughter atrician of Gujarati industrialist Anand Me and British social worker Annabel Mehta. They have two Mehta ehta. T children, Sara (born 12 October 19 ber 1997), and Arjun (born 24 September 1999). Anjali is six years ). Anja elder to him.[31] t In 2001, he moved into a flat in La Mer, Bandra West.[32] In June 2011, Tendulkar moved in his 5-storey mansion on Perry Cross Road, Bandra West, ved into ,B which he had purchased for Rs 39 crore.[33]

PhilanthropyTendulkar sponsors 200 underpriv erprivileged children every year through Apnalaya, a Mumbai-based aya, NGO associated with his mother-in-law, Annabel Mehta. A request from Sachin on Twitter chin o raised 1.025 crore (US$228,575) through Sachin's crusade against cancer for the Crusade 8,575) against Cancer foundation.[34][35]

Early domestic career areerOn 11 December 1988, aged just 1 years and 232 days, Tendulkar scored 100 not out in his 15 00 no debut first-class match for Bombay against Gujarat, making him the youngest Indian to score a ombay st Indi century on first-class debut. He fol followed this by scoring a century in his first Deodhar and t Deod Duleep Trophy.[36] He was picked by the Mumbai captain Dilip Vengsarkar after seeing him icked s [1] negotiate Kapil Dev in the nets, and finished the season as Bombay's highest run-scorer.[37][38] est run He also made an unbeaten century in the Irani Trophy final,[39] and was selected for the tour of entury cted fo Pakistan next year, after just one fi class season.[40] t first His first double century was for M Mumbai while playing against the visiting Austra ustralian team at the Brabourne Stadium in 1998.[1] He is the only player to score a century in all three of his Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani T Trophy debuts.[41]

In 1992, at the age of 19, Tendulkar became the first overseas born player to represent Yorkshire[1][42] Tendulkar played 16 first-class matches for the county and scored 1070 runs at an average of 46.52.[43]

International careerEarly careerRaj Singh Dungarpur is credited for the selection of Tendulkar for the 1989 Indian tour of Pakistan.[44] Tendulkar played his first Test match against Pakistan in Karachi in 1989 aged just 16. He made just 15 runs, being bowled by Waqar Younis, who also made his debut in that match, but was noted for how he handled numerous blows to his body at the hands of the Pakistani pace attack.[45] In the final test in Sialkot, he was hit on the nose by a bouncer, but he declined medical assistance and continued to bat even as he gushed blood from it.[46] In a 20 over exhibition game in Peshawar, Tendulkar made 53 runs off 18 balls, including an over in which he scored 28 runs off Abdul Qadir.[47] This was later called "one of the best innings I have seen" by the then Indian captain Kris Srikkanth.[48] In all, he scored 215 runs at an average of 35.83 in the Te