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38+ Special Facts About Sachin Tendulkar on His 38 Birthday
1. Sachin Tendulkar full name is Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar and he was named after great musician SD Burman by his father Ramesh Tendulkar
2. Sachin Tendulkar was failed in the Practice Test in front of his then coach Ajit Wadekar but he was given second chance on his brother Ajit Tendulkar request.
3. At the age of 15, Sachin Tendulkar became the youngest Indian to score the 100 in first class debut match.
4. Sachin was appeared as substitute player for Pakistan versus India in a practice match Brabourne Stadium in 1988.
5. At young age, Sachin wants to become Tennis player and he was big fan of the tennis legend John McEnroe.
6. When comes to Cricket, Sachin always wanted to be fast bowler but he was rejected by Deniss Lillee's MRF foundation and he was told by Lillee to focus on his batting.
7. Sachin was not able to score a single ODI century till his 79th match and at his point of time he scored 7 test centuries.
8. Sachin was first batsman to be given out by the Third umpire i.e. TV umpire. In 1992, he was adjudged out when he was run out by the Jonty Rhodes.
9. Sachin debut made his test debut in 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi, Pakistan at the age of 16. In the same match Pakistani legend bowler Waqar Younis also made his test debut.
10. Sachin Tendulkar scored ducks in his One Day debut but he scored a fast 53 off just 18 balls in an exhibition match afterward against Pakistan.
11. Health drink maker Boost was the first brand endorsed by the Sachin in the 1990, alongside Kapil Dev
12. Sachin was the first overseas player to play from the English County team Yorkshire in 1992.
13. Sachin Tendulkar plays with one of the heaviest bats, weigh more than 3.2 lbs.
14. Sachin is the only Test player to have 40 wickets and scored more than 11000 runs.
15. English Spinner Ashley Giles was the first bowler to get him stumped out in Test cricket in 2002
16. Sachin is the leading scorer of the two Cricket World Cups 1996 and 2003. He was the highest run scorer only after T.M. Dilshan in the previous World Cup edition 2011.
17. Sachin is first Male Cricket to score 200 in ODIs but actually first cricket to score 200 is Australian Eve Cricketer Bellinda Clarke, she scored 229 against Denmark.
18. Sachin was the big bully in his school time and used to asked his friends, Will I be able to beat him? When he was introduced to new kids.
19. Sachin's wife Anjali don't eat when Sachin playing and Sachin brother Ajit never go to watch Sachin in the ground, as his bother presence make him nervous.
20. When Sachin was young, he used to get a rupee coin from his coach if he bat through out whole session without being out, and Sachin won 13 such coins and he consider them best among all his achievements.
20. In 1998, Sachin made 1,894 ODI runs, a record for ODI runs by any batsman in a calendar year and he also achieved the feat of scoring more than 9 centuries in same calendar year.
21. In 1992 Sachin became the youngest cricketer to reach a 1000 runs in Test cricket
22. Sachin is cross dominant, He bats, bowls and throws with right hand but used to practice with his left hand in practice sessions.
23. He was the only Indian player appeared in the All Time Cricket Team, listed by the Sir Donald Bradman.
24. Sachin has been awarded Man of the Match 60 times and Man of the Tournament 14 times which also include 2 times Man of Tournament in World Cup, most by any player.
25. Sachin Tendulkar is the most followed cricketer on the Twitter more than a million followers. You can follow him @Sachin_RT
28. Sachin was alleged for ball tampering by the Mike Denness in the test match versus South Africa in South Africa, 2001. But the allegation proved to be false and Mike Denness was suspended from Umpiring.
29. He was gifted a Ferrari 360 Modena by legendary F1 champion Michael Schumacher in 2002 in the honor of equaling the Sir Donald Bradman's record of 29 Centuries.
30. In spite Sachin holds the record of Most ODI Century, he also hold the record most 90s (19 times) in ODI Cricket.
31. Sachin Tendulkar has won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award and Padma Shri by Indian government. He is the only Indian cricketer to get all of them.
32. Sachin and Vinod Kambli hold the record for the highest run partnership 664 at the school level cricket until the record was broken in 2006.
33. Sachin has unusual record of Appearances in the Most Cricket Stadiums. He appeared in more than 90 stadiums.
34. Sachin and Sourav Ganguly holds the world record of maximum runs scored by any opening partnership. They altogether scored 6,271 runs in 128 matches.
35. Sachin and Sourav also hold the record of scoring most century (20) partnership by any opening pairs.
36. Sachin also holds the unusual record of hitting more than 1500+ 4s, most by any batsman in his ODI Cricket Career
37. Tendulkar sponsors 200 underprivileged children every year through NGO Apanalaya.
38. Sachin Tendulkar batted in his debut Test versus Pakistan wearing the pads gifted by Sunil Gavaskar when he was Ball Boy at the Wankhade Stadium in the India vs. Zimbabwe World Cup Match 1987.