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Sachin Tendulkar Early Career

Updated on December 31, 2010

Sachin Tendulkar "The Cricket God"

Sachin Tendulkar - The most complete batsman of his time, and arguably the biggest cricket icon as well, Sachin Tendulkar batting is based on the purest principles: economy of movement, perfect balance, anticipation and precision in stroke-making.

There are no apparent weaknesses in Tendulkar's game. He can score all around the wicket, temper his game, can tune his technique and has made runs in all parts of the world in all conditions.

Most appearances in ODI's, most ODI hundreds, most test hundreds, most international hundreds, most runs in test and one day cricket history, most runs in a calendar year, most runs in any world cup, the pages of record books would prove to be insufficient to record the achievements of this cricketing Maestro. Sachin Records are the one's made to be beaten by Sachin only now! :).

This lens will guide you through his early days when he started his career

Sachin  Biography
Sachin Biography

Sachin Biography

Full name: Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

Born: April 24, 1973, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Current age: 37 years

Major teams: India, Asia XI, Mumbai, Mumbai Indians, Yorkshire

Nickname: Tendlya, Little Master

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak, Legbreak googly

Height: 5 ft 5 in

Education: Sharadashram Vidyamandir School

Young Sachin with Ramakant Achrekar

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was born on April 24, 1973 in Mumbai, India. He went to Shradashram Vidyamandir, a high school in Mumbai, where he began his cricketing career. The coach who trained and helped him to make his first steps from his cricketing career was Ramakant Achrekar. He attended the MRF Pace Foundation during his schooldays to train as a fast bowler, but Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee, who saw him training, was not much impressed and suggested that Tendulkar should focus on his batting instead.

Young Sachin Tendulkar & Vinod Kambli

While at school, sports circuit noticed his extraordinary batting skills. People felt that the young boy would soon become one of the greats in cricket. His first great succses was in 1988 season when he scored a century in every inning that he played. In one match he had an unbroken 664-run partnership with friend and team mate Vinod Kambli.

Young Sachin tendulkar at 16

When he was 14, the batting legend Sunil Gavaskar, gave him his own pair of lights pads. This touching gesture encouraged budding cricketer, who 20 years later broke Gavaskar's world record of 34 Test centuries. At the age of 16. he scored 100 not out in for Bombay against Gujrat. He then scored a century in his first appearance in the Deodhar and Duleep Trophy.

Mumbai captain Dilip Vengsarkar picked him up after seeing him batting Kapil Dev in the nets. That season he was Bombay's highest run-getter.

In that match Sachin only made 15 runs and was bowled by Waqar Younis. In that whole series sachin made 215 runs with an average score rate of 35.83, which is the best innings played by Sachin.

Young Sachin at 16

His first Test match was against Pakistan in Karachi in 1989 at the age of 16. In that match he was noted for how he handled numerous blows to his body at the hands of the Pakistani pace attack.

His final test was in Sialkot, where he was hit in nose by a bouncer but he declined medical assistance and continued to play even he was bleeding. In a 20 over exhibition game in Peshawar he made 53 runs off 18 balls including an over in which he scored 28 runs off Abdul Qadir. In all, he scored 210 runs at an average of 35.83 in the Test series.

Mumbai, January 1989 - Sachin Tandulkar first interview

Sachin Tendulkars first Test match 100

Sachin Tendulkar - A to Z

Sachin's First Inning, with 4 runs scored.

Sachin's First 4 sixes at age of 16 vs Abdul Quadir.

Sachin With His Father Ramesh Tendulkar

Sandip Patil giving prize to Sachin

Sachin First Class Debut 100

On December 11, 1988, aged just 15 years and 232 days, Tendulkar scored 100 not out in his debut first-class match for Bombay against Gujarat, making him the youngest Indian to score a century on first-class debut.

Sachin Tendulkar Memorables

Sachin The Youngest Player to Score Ranji Century

Sachin With Dilip Vengsarkar

Sachin Tendulkar & Vinod Kambli's World Record Partnership Of Unbeaten 664 Runs During InterSchool Match Playing for Shardashram

Coach Achrekar And Sachin

Star Cricket club's England Tour

Sachin And Kambli Knocks 664 runs

Sachin Tendulkar married Anjali

In 1995, Sachin Tendulkar married Anjali (born November 10, 1967), a paediatrician and daughter of Gujarati industrialist Anand Mehta. They have two children, Sara (born October 12, 1997), and Arjun (born September 24, 1999).

Milestones Of Sachin "The Genius" Tendulkar - 1985 - 1986

Made his debut in club cricket in the Kanga league.

Milestones Of Sachin "The Genius" Tendulkar - 1986 - 1987

Scored 100 not out on debut for Bombay against Gujrat. Was the youngest ever to represent Bombay in Ranji.

Milestones Of Sachin "The Genius" Tendulkar - 1987 - 1988

Score over 1,200 runs in schools cricket, including two triple centuries. Scored 326 not out for Shardashram against St. Xavier's in the Harris Shield tournament, putting on 664 runs with Vinod Kambli, a record for any grade of cricket anywh

Milestones Of Sachin "The Genius" Tendulkar - 1988 - 1989

Scored 100 not out on debut for Bombay against Gujrat. Was the youngest ever to represent Bombay in Ranji.

Milestones Of Sachin "The Genius" Tendulkar - 1989 - 1990

Scored 103 not out on his Irani Trophy debut. Was selected for the tour of Pakistan and became the youngest player ever to play for India in tests at 16 years

Milestones Of Sachin "The Genius" Tendulkar - 1990 - 1991

Scored his maiden test century when he knocked a match saving 119 not out against England at Old Trafford. Was the second youngest to achieve this feat, after Pakistan's Mushtaq Mohammad. Scored 159 on debut in Duleep trophy for West Zone against East Zone, thus becoming the only in Indian cricket to have scoreed centuries on debut in all three major domestic tournaments - Ranji, Duleep and Irani trophies.

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      smsr0100451 5 years ago

      Congrats to Sachin on his century of centuries.

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