Sachin Tendulkar is widely touted as the greatest batsman in cricket history, eclipsing even Viv Richards and Don Bradman, with many milestones and awards to his name. He is the most prolific run maker of all time and the only cricketer to have amassed over 30,000 runs in international cricket. As a result, he enjoys deity-like status among cricket enthusiasts, and many budding cricketers look to emulate him. Here are more details about Sachin Tendulkar. He is currently retired from all forms of cricket.
|Full Name||Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar|
|Born In||Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Bat Style||Right-handed batsman|
|Bowl Style||Right-arm medium, leg break, off-break|
|Birth Date||April 24 1973|
|Net Worth||$170 million|
|Teams||Yorkshire, Mumbai, Mumbai Indians, Cricket Club of India, Marylebone Cricket Club, Sachin’s Blasters, East Bengal. Asia XI, India Legends|
Sachin Tendulkar’s father is a poet and author of some repute known as Ramesh Tendulkar, while his mother, Rajni, operated in insurance . His father named him Sachin after Sachin Dev Burman, a famous Indian musical director who his father idolized. Sachin has 3 elder siblings from his father’s first marriage that ended when Ramesh’s first wife passed on soon after Ramesh’s third child. Sachin’s half-siblings are two brothers Nitin and Ajit, and a sister Savita.
Sachin has recorded very impressive scores batting across all formats.
Sachin continued churning out incredible stats and figures giving fans a show in a career spanning over twenty years. He was so good that fans considered anything less than a century as Sachin having a bad day at the office.
Though he participated in cricket from as young as thirteen, he made his first class debut playing for Bombay against Gujarat on December 11 1988 aged 15 years and 232 days, scoring 100 not out. This score made him the youngest Indian to score a century in his maiden First class game. He participated in various First class tournaments, and he is the only player to score a century in his debut in the three premier tournaments (Ranji, Irani, and Duleep trophies)
He was the first overseas-born player to play for Yorkshire in 1992 at nineteen years. He played 16 matches and scored 1070 runs art an average of 46.52.
His first Test match was against Pakistan in Karachi on November 15-20 of 1989. His last Test match was against Mumbai on November 14-16, 2013. Sachin’s first ODI match was on December 18 1989, against Pakistan at Gujranwala. His last ODI was also against Pakistan in Dhaka in March 2012. His only T20I match was against South Africa in Johannesburg on December 01, 2006. Sachin has been captain of the Indian team on two occasions and is rumored to have refused to don the armband a third time and recommended MS Dhoni for the position.
Sachin Tendulkar played for the Mumbai Indians from 2008 to 2013, when he retired from all forms of cricket. He wore squad number 10. He was instrumental in their Champions league Twenty 20 trophy in 2011 and for Mumbai Indians’ maiden IPL title in 2013.