SACHIN TENDULKAR PROFILE
||Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
||24 April 1973, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
||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.