Sachin Tendulkar : History of his Life | The Greatest Batsman and a Great Man
Life History of Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, the great Indian cricket player needs no introduction to the fans of cricket. He has a god like image in India and treated as a super hero. Even the neighboring Pakistan, Srilanka and Bangladesh are full with thousands of fanatic followers of Sachin Tendulkar.
Sachin Tendulkar, history of his life, his achievements and also he as a man are the subjects of discussion to millions of Indians. His life and records is a actually a very long saga for which a book of biography will be appropriate. But here we are going to make a short life history and biography of Sachin Tendulkar.
Sachin was born in 1973
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was born on 24th April, 1973 in the city of Mumbai. His father, Sri Ramesh Tendulkar was a Marathi writer. His name was given in honor to the great Bengali musician Sachin Deb Burman.
Sachin has an elder brother, Ajit and another two siblings, brother Nitin and sister Savitai. Ajit Tendulkar has a great roll in Sachin's being a great cricketer. He supported and guided his young brother to his mission.
The family culture of the Tendulkar's has a deep impression on Sachin. That is why he has some moral values and control in public behavior unlike most of the modern cricketers.
Sachin Tendulkar : Early Life
Sachin’s school Sharadashram Vidyamandir played an important role for his life as a cricketer. This school had a great games teacher Sri Ramakanta Achrekar, the coach and mentor of Sachin. He was trained vigorously by Achrekar who did not falter to recognize the talent of the boy.
While playing for his school team Tendulkar got the attention of the Mumbai cricket world as a future possible star. In 1988, at the age of 15 he got the attention of all India sports media by making an unbeaten partnership of 644 runs with his friend Vinod Kambli which was a world record.
In 1988 at the age of 15 he played for the Mumbai Ronji Trophy Team. In his debut match against Gujrat he scored a century and thus made a record of scoring the first class debut century at the youngest age.
The School of Sachin Tendulkar in Mumbai
The school of Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin played his first test match against Pakistan in Karchi in 1989 at the age of 16. He faced one of the deadliest Pakistani bowling attack ever. He only scored 15 and was bowled out by Waqar Younis. In the second test he scored a fifty.
In his first ODI he scored a zero bowled by , well, Waqar Younis.
Tendulkar scored his first test century against England in 1990 at Old Trafford. The innings was highly praised because it was played in a very tough condition.
The Rise of the King
Tendulkar was getting success in subsequent matches. But he became famous as a hard hitter batsmen who was good for a quick 40-50 runs. It was rare to get a longer innings from him at the earlier stage.
After playing 79 matches he scored his first ODI century against New Zealand !
In the 1996 world cup he was the top run scorer. It was his time to rise. In the next series with Australia he single handedly beaten the world’s best cricket team.
In 1997 he was elected captain but was not successful.
During the 1999 world cup Tendulkar lost his father. In 2003 world cup he scored 673 runs and played a pivotal role in India’s going to final.
In 10th December 2005 he scored his record breaking 35th test century against Sri Lanka.
Tendulkar is the first batsmen in the game of cricket to score 100 international centuries. On 16th March,2012 at Mirpur, against Bangladesh he achieved this milestone.
51 of these centuries are scored in Test matches and 49 in ODI.
What is great about him?
Sachin is considered as one of the all-time greats in the history of cricket. He is a class player and is in the same ranks with Sir Don Bradman and Viv Richards.
Tendulkar is great because years after years he is taking the pressure of being the best batsmen of the team and performing accordingly. He have been performing in all versions of the game : Test, One Day and T20.
He can play every kind of shots effortlessly. He can play fast bowling and spin bowling equally well. He has been tried to improve his batting skills with time.
Family of Sachin Tendulkar
The Name of Sachin’s wife is Anjali. She is six years older than Sachin and she is a doctor. They have a son, Arjun and a daughter, Sara. Sara is elder. She was born in 1997 and Arjun was in 1999.
The Honors and Titles:
He got numerous awards in his career. Some of the important are listed below:
1) Padma Vibhusan, 2nd highest civilian award of India,2008
2) Padma Shri
3) Maharashtra Bhushan, the highest civilian award by the govt. of Maharashtra
4) Wisden Cricketer of the Year
5) Arjuna Award by Govt. of India
6) ICC Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for cricketer of the year.
7) Honorary Group Captain by the Indian Air Force.
8) Membership of Rajya sabha
Sachin Tendulkar has as outstanding career record as a batsmen. He has done what no one could not.
Till date he has played 188 tests in which he has scored a whooping 15,470 runs! No one is not close enough. He has 51 test hundreds, the highest number of centuries ever made by any cricketer in international cricket.
He played 462 ODI matches in which he has scored 18,374 runs. He has 49 ODI centuries.
Career Stats of Sachin Tendulkar as a Batsman
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Double Centuries of Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar has 6 test doubles and 1 one day international double century under his belt.
His double centuries in Test cricket is listed below
1) 217 vs N Z 1999
2) 201 vs ZIM 2000
3) 241* vs AUS 2004
4) 248* vs BD 2004
5) 203 vs SL 2010
6) 214 vs AUS 2010
1) 200* vs SA 2010