Sachin Tendulkar


Full Name Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Born  24 April 1973, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
Major Teams Mumbai, Yorkshire, India, ACC Asian XI



He was born in a middle class Rajapur Saraswat Family in Mumbai.
He was named after his family’s favorite Music Director – Sachin Dev Burman

His father – Late Ramesh Tendulkar was a Marathi Novelist

His elder brother saw his interest in cricket and encouraged him to pursue the game. He married Anjali Mehta. She is a pediatrician.

He has two children – A nine-year-old daughter named Sara, and a six-year-old son named Arjun.

He sponsors 200 underprivileged children through a Mumbai based NGO called Apnalaya

He attended The Sharada Ashram Vidya Mandir School

He started playing cricket here. His coach and mentor was Ramakant Achrekar. His teammate was Vinod Kambli. He had an unbroken record of 664 run partnership with Vinod. This partnership was broken in 2006 by 2 under thirteen batsmen – Shabaz and Manoj Kumar in a match in Hyderabad.
He is widely regarded as one of the greatest cricketers.

He holds many batting records like the most Test centuries. The most ODI centuries and the most number of runs in One Day Internationals.
Tendulkar was a Wisden Cricketer of The Year in 1997.

In an article by Wisden in 2002, he was rated the second greatest batsman, the first being Sir Don Bradman.
H e received The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna – India’s highest sporting honour in 1998.
He won the Padma Shri in 1999

He was the youngest cricketer to score a century. He scored a century against Gujarat when he was just 15 years old.

He went on to score centuries for his debut matches in the Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and the Irani Trophy. He played his first International match against Pakistan in Karachi in 1989, he was out after scoring just 15 runs. But then in the match in Faislabad, he made his first 50.

This was followed by a series in New Zealand, where he was caught by John Wright for 98. John Wright later became the coach for India.
In the next tour of England, in 1990 he made his first century at Old Trafford.

He has been declared Man of The Match 11 times in test matches and Man Of The Series twice.


He was at the peak at 1994 to 1999. When he was the age of 20 – 25 years. He was the leading scorer in the 1996 World Cup. He suffered from chronic back pain and when Pakistan came on a tour to India, so he could not play well.


He lost his father during the 1999 World Cup, and missed the match against Zimbabwe. He returned to score an unbeaten 140 runs in 101 balls against Kenya in Bristol.


He became captain after Mohammed Azharddin. He led the Indian team against Australia, where India lost. Again India lost to South Africa in India. Tendulkar resigned. Saurav Ganguly took over as captain in 2000.

On 10th December at Feroz Shah Kotla, he made a record-breaking century against Sri Lanka.

On 6th February2006 he scored his 39th century in ODI’s against Pakistan.

He had to be operated for a shoulder injury and missed the West Indies tour in 2006. He played for the DLF cup in Malaysia after he was declared fit.
In January 2007 he scored a century in just 76 balls against West Indies, though India lost the match.