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Sachin Tendulkar : History of his Life | The Greatest Batsman and a Great Man

Updated on December 24, 2012

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
Sachin Tendulkar

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

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The school of Sachin Tendulkar

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Small Sachin

International Career

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.

100th Century:

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.

Sachin Tendulkar with Family : wife Anjali, daughter Sara and son Arjun
Sachin Tendulkar with Family : wife Anjali, daughter Sara and son Arjun

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

Career Records

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

 
Test
ODI
Match
194
463
Runs
15,645
18,426
Centuries
51
49
50s
66
96
Highest
248
200*
Average
54.32
44.83

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

ODI

1) 200* vs SA 2010


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      Bhavin Panara 4 years ago from India

      Superb yaar..!

      It's an awesome..

      Thanks for it.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Thank you Bhavin

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      Fan of Ponting 4 years ago

      Tendulkar is over hyped by the Indian Media. Ricky Ponting is much better. Sachin was super flop as a captain.

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Recently I read an article about who is the greatest sportsperson India has ever produced... there was a battle between two Stalwarts... SR Tendulkar.. and Vishwanathan Anand...

      Being practical.. I would vote for both... But being a fanatic and remembering the events in your hub,.. I will go definitely for Sachin...

      As the Don said.. "the Greatest Bat-man" the world has ever seen and will see

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Rahul I think Viswanathan Ananda and Sachin Tendulkar are equals.

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      Bhavin Panara 4 years ago from India

      You can not compare them,because there fields are different.Both of them are champion in their own field.

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      anilkumar 4 years ago

      indian is going to face

      troubles

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      E.Arun 4 years ago

      I thought sachin finish 50th century and 100 fifties in ODI. But ?. I really upset about his retirement of ODI. Anyway he is one of the greatest player in all type of cricket.

      " I LOVE SACHIN"

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      shivaji bodekar 4 years ago

      sachin is all time best crickter 2nd rahul d also

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      YOGESH JADHAV 4 years ago

      SACHIN IS ALL TIME GREAT MAN ANT GREAT CRICKETER.BETTER THEN BRADMAN OR VV R. OK....

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      AMAN MITTAL 4 years ago

      SACHIN SIR ,,, PLS HELP ME OUT ,, M OF 27 STILL MY RACE IS GOING ON , BECOZ I HAVEN'T WON YET ,,,, DESPITE THIS I BELIEVE IN MYSELF ,,, aman_mittal777@yahoo.com, sir officer banana chahta hu ,,

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      md danish siddiqui. 4 years ago

      sir,why you have retired from ODI, we still need you in ODI. Sir i am big fan of you, have collected 33426 photograpf of you. you are the very very best player of cricket.

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      aditya 4 years ago

      he is the greatest cricketer in the world and my favourite

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      jignesh maheta 3 years ago

      in world cricket sachin is always is been listed of all time great players.sachin is not only the great cricketer but the fantastic character,when sachin is batting i am always waiting to look his trademark shots like straight shot,cover drive,rivers swip. sachin means S-superb,A-arrogent,C-champion,H-honourable,I-intelligent,N-normal

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      AZAD 3 years ago

      THANK YOU PHINNAPU FOR THE HISTORY OF THE GREAT SACHIN

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      rahul 3 years ago

      he is my star

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      robory 3 years ago

      greatest batsmen in the world

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      Govindan Kasthuri. 3 years ago

      Sachin Thandulkar is the wonderful player in the Cricket field in the world.One of the youngest player in the cricket world,good personality, best obedient gentle man in the family life and in the whole Universe..

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      Aqeel 3 years ago

      sachin is great player

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      abhijit 3 years ago

      he is the god of cricket

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      prabhu 3 years ago

      i love u sachin

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      saloni 3 years ago

      great sachin...

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      se prabakaran 3 years ago

      great history.....

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      Chandan Kumar Rajak 3 years ago

      too much great.................

      god of cricket...........

      superstar of cricket of India..............

      I am also fan ...........

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      RAMDEV SUTHAR 3 years ago

      GOD OF CRICKETER

      greatest batsmen in the world................

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      sai yadav 3 years ago

      We have learned so much about little master and how to be in life going on a future circle...thank you

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      kisan bharwad 3 years ago

      How r u

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      samir mistry 3 years ago

      sachin tendulkar is a geat batsman of indian my god of cricketer ,master blaster he is a god of cricket......

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      sjvsanjeev 3 years ago

      we love uuuuuuu.......

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      pushpraj patel 3 years ago

      sachin tendulkar bharatratna ke bilkul yogya hai kuchh log nhi chahate the ki unako bharatratna mile.according me -ve bin pendi ke lote ke saman hai

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      bhavna 3 years ago

      no wards in my dictionry about mir. sachin

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      sur.deep1824@gmail.com 3 years ago

      deepa rawat

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      jefinjoa 2 years ago

      what a history.ilove u sachin tendulker

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      ravi sr 2 years ago

      Sachin is a big great I love so much sachin

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      yamuna 2 years ago

      His king of cricket field

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      Suresh 2 years ago

      His god of cricket he is role model of India I love Sachin and miss you also love uuuuuuu sachin

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      priyanka 2 years ago

      i love u sachin and ur wife chidren also thy r very cute

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      Sunil Patil 2 years ago

      You are cricket god

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      Champu Dhar 2 years ago

      yes, I think he is the great player,not only in field . He is also a great person.

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      manas bhattacharya 2 years ago

      you are cricket master.....

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      reajul.786.mallick@gmail.com 21 months ago

      yes, I think he is master of cricket.then he is greatest playear.

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