Largely considered cricket’s greatest batsman, Sachin Tendulkar was born April 24, 1973, in Bombay, India, to a middle-class family, the youngest of four children. His father was a writer and a professor, while his mother worked for a life insurance company.
Named after his family’s favorite music director, Sachin Dev Burman, Tendulkar wasn’t a particularly gifted student, but he’d always shown himself to be a standout athlete.
He was 11 years old when he was given his first cricket bat, and his talent in the sport was immediately apparent. At the age of 14, he scored 326 out of a world-record stand of 664 in a school match. As his accomplishments grew, he became a sort of cult figure among Bombay schoolboys.
After high school, Tendulkar enrolled at Kirti College, where his father also taught. The fact that he decided to go to the school where his father worked came as no surprise. Tendulkar’s family is very close, and years after he’d achieved stardom and cricket fame, he continued to live next door to his parents.
For Sachin and Anjali, it was love at first sight. The two of them first met at the Mumbai International Airport. Sachin was returning from his first international cricket tour in 1990 while Anjali was at the airport to receive her mother. They both took an instant liking to each other on the first time they met. Later, the two met at a common friend’s place and got to know each other better.Then they starts dating each other & got married on 24th May 1995.They had one son & one daughter named Arjun & Sara.
Gentleman of Gentlemen’s Game
Wasting little time living up to the lofty expectations, the 15-year-old Tendulkar scored a century in his domestic first-class debut for Bombay in December 1988, making him the youngest player to do so. Eleven months later, he made his international debut for India against Pakistan, where he famously declined medical assistance despite getting hit in the face by Waqar Younis.
In August 1990, the 17-year-old delivered a match-saving 119 not out against England to become the second-youngest player to record a century in Test play. Other celebrated early highlights included a pair of centuries in Australia in 1992, one of them coming at the blindingly fast WACA track in Perth. Underscoring his rapid rise to the top of his sport, Tendulkar in 1992 became the first international player to sign with England’s storied Yorkshire club.
In India, Tendulkar’s star shined even brighter. In a country reeling from troubled economic times, the young cricketer was seen as a symbol of hope by his countrymen that better times lay ahead.
One national newsweekly went so far as to devote an entire issue to the young cricketer, dubbing him “The Last Hero” for his home country. His style of play—aggressive and inventive—resonated with the sport’s fans, as did Tendulkar’s unassuming off-the-field living. Even with his increasing wealth, Tendulkar showed humility and refused to flaunt his money.
After finishing the 1996 World Cup as the event’s leading scorer, Tendulkar was named captain of the Indian national team. However, his tenure marked one of the few blights on an otherwise illustrious career. He was relieved of the responsibility in January 1998, and briefly took over as captain again in 1999, but overall won just four of 25 Test matches in that position.His struggles with the captaincy not withstanding, Tendulkar remained as brilliant as ever on the field. He delivered perhaps his finest season in 1998, devastating Australia with both his maiden first-class double century and his memorable “desert storm” performance in Sharjah. In 2001, Tendulkar became the first player to score 10,000 runs in One Day International (ODI) competition, and the following year he surpassed the great Don Bradman on the all-time list with his 30th Test century. He was again the leading scorer during World Cup play in 2003, earning Man of the Series honors despite India’s loss to Australia in the final.
Tendulkar’s dominance of his sport continued even as he moved into his 30s. He delivered an unbeaten 241 against Australia in January 2004, and notched his record-breaking 35th century in Test competition in December 2005.
In April 2011, Tendulkar chalked up another milestone when he and his team propelled India to a World Cup victory over Sri Lanka, the first in his long career. During the tournament, he again demonstrated he was in a class by himself by becoming the first batsman to score 2,000 runs and six centuries in World Cup play.
His career nearing the finish line, Tendulkar was sworn in as a Rajya Sabha member at the Parliament House in New Delhi in June 2012. He retired from ODI competition in December, and the following October, the legendary batsman announced he was calling it quits in all formats. Tendulkar played his 200th and final Test match in November 2013, finishing with a jaw-dropping accumulation of statistics that included more than 34,000 runs and 100 centuries in international play.His acvhievemnts are everything saying about his labour,hardwork & decipline.
Shortly after his final match, Tendulkar became the youngest person and the first sportsman to be conferred the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honor.
Revered throughout his home country, Tendulkar devoted his time to charity work following his retirement. He briefly returned to competition in July 2014 as captain of the MCC team in the bicentenary celebration of Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, and later that year he released his autobiography, Playing It My Way. As part of an effort to introduce Americans to cricket, he was named captain of an all-star team for a series of exhibition matches in the U.S. in November 2015.
Tendulkar has amassed 18426 runs from 463 ODIs at an average of 44.83 and falls just one short of a half-century of hundreds in the 50 overs format. He also has 15921 runs from 200 Tests. A look at all the records Tendulkar holds:
1. Most One-Day Internationals: 463
2. Most Man of the Match awards: 62
3. Most Man of the Series awards: 15
4. Longest ODI career: 22 years 91 days
5. Only one to accomplish rare ODI triple: 15000 runs (18426), 100 wickets (154) and 100 catches (140)
6. Most ODI runs: 18426 (ave.44.83) in 463 matches
7. Most ODI centuries: 49
8. Most hundreds against any team: 9 vs Australia
9. Only batsman to register 8 or more hundreds against two nations: 9 vs Australia and 8 vs Sri Lanka
10. Most 50-plus innings: 195 (49 centuries and 96 fifties)
11. Most runs in a calendar year: 1894 (ave.65.31) in 34 matches in 1998
12. Most hundreds in a calendar year: 9 in 34 matches in 1998
13. Most times to score 1000 runs in a calendar year: 7 times
14. Most 90s in a career: 18
15. Most fours: 2016
16. Most runs against Australia: 3077 at an average of 44.59 in 71 matches
17. Most runs against Sri Lanka: 3113 (ave.43.84) in 84 matches.
18. Most runs against South Africa: 2001 runs at an average of 35.73 in 57 matches
19. Most runs against Pakistan: 2526 (ave.40.09) in 69 matches
20. First batsman to score an ODI double hundred: 200 not out against South Africa on Feb.24,2010
21. Most runs in World Cups: 2278 runs at an average of 56.95 in 45 matches
22. Most centuries in World Cups: 6 in 44 innings
23. Most runs in a single World Cup: 673 at an average of 61.18 in 11 matches in 2002-03
24. Most number of Test runs – 15,921
25. Most number of Tests played -200
26. Most number of Test centuries – 51
27. Most 90s made in Tests – 10 (Jointly holds record with Steve Waugh and Rahul Dravid)
28. Most fifties in Tests – 68
29. Fastest to 10,000 runs in Tests (195 innings – joint with Brian Lara and Kumar Sangakkara) 17. 30. Fastest to 14,000 runs in Tests – 279 innings 18. Fastest to 15,000 runs in Tests – 300
31. Fastest to 14,000 runs in Tests – 279 innings
32. Fastest to 15,000 runs in Tests – 300