|Real Name||Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar|
|Birth Place||Nirmal Nursing Home in Dadar, Bombay (Now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India|
|DOB||24 April 1973|
|Nickname||Master Blaster, God of Cricket and Little Master|
|Profession||Former Indian Cricketer|
|Height (approx.)||165 cm
|Weight (approx.)||62 kg
|Physical||Chest: 39 Inches
Waist: 30 Inches
Biceps: 12 Inches
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|International Debut||ODI- 18 December 1989 against Pakistan at Gujranwala
Test- 15 November 1989 against Pakistan at Karachi
T20 – 1 December 2006 against South Africa in Johannesburg
|Jersey Number||#10 (India)
#10 (IPL, Mumbai Indians)
|Favourite Shot||Straight drive|
Sachin Tendulkar was born on 24 April 1973 in Mumbai Maharashtra, India. He is regarded as the God of Cricket. His other names are Little Master, Master Blaster. He started his cricket career at the age of eleven and made his Test debut on 15 November 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi at the age of sixteen, and went on to represent Mumbai domestically and India internationally when he was twenty four years old.
In 2002, Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack ranked him the second greatest Test batsman of all time, behind Don Bradman, and the second greatest ODI batsman of all time, behind Viv Richards. Later in his career, Tendulkar was a part of the Indian team that won the 2011 World Cup, his first win in six World Cup appearances for India. He had previously been named “Player of the Tournament” at the 2003 edition of the tournament, held in South Africa. In 2013, he was the only Indian cricketer included in an all-time Test World XI named to mark the 150th anniversary of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.
In 2012, Tendulkar was nominated to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India. He was also the first sportsperson and the first person without an aviation background to be awarded the honorary rank of group captain by the Indian Air Force. In 2012, he was named an Honorary Member of the Order of Australia. . He is the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries, the first batsman to score a double century in a One Day International, the holder of the record for the number of runs in both ODI and Test cricket, and the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international cricket.
In December 2012, Tendulkar announced his retirement from ODIs. He retired from Twenty20 cricket in October 2013 and subsequently announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, retiring on 16 November 2013 after playing his 200th and final Test match, against the West Indies in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. Tendulkar played 664 international cricket matches in total, scoring 34,357 runs.
- 1994 – Arjuna Award, by the Government of India in recognition of his outstanding achievement in sports.
- 1997–98 – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest honor given for achievement in sports.
- 1999 – Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award.
- 2001 – Maharashtra Bhushan Award, Maharashtra State’s highest Civilian Award.
- 2008 – Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award.
- 2014 – Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.
- 1997 – Wisden Cricketer of the Year.
- 2002 – In commemorating Tendulkar’s feat of equalling Don Bradman’s 29 centuries in Test Cricket, automotive company Ferrari invited him to its paddock in Silverstone on the eve of the British Grand Prix on 23 July, to receive a Ferrari 360 Modena from the F1 world champion Michael Schumacher.
- 2003 – Player of the tournament in 2003 Cricket World Cup.
- 2004, 2007, 2010 – ICC World ODI XI.
- 2009, 2010, 2011 – ICC World Test XI.
- 2010 – Outstanding Achievement in Sport and the Peoples Choice Award at the Asian Awards in London.
- 2010 – Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World.
- 2010 – ICC Award-Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for cricketer of the year.
- 2010 – LG People’s Choice Award.
- 2010 – Made an Honorary group captain by the Indian Air Force.
- 2011 – BCCI Cricketer of the Year award.
- 2011 – Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year award.
- 2012 – Wisden India Outstanding Achievement award.
- 2012 – Honorary Life Membership of Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)
- 2012 – Honorary Member of the Order of Australia, given by the Australian government.
- 2013 – Indian Postal Service released a stamp of Tendulkar and he became the second Indian after Mother Teresa to have such stamp released in their lifetime.
- 2017 – The Asian Awards Fellowship Award at the 7th Asian Awards.
- 2010- Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for cricketer of the year at the ICC awards.
Sachin Tendulkar has been found to be the topic of interest of various authors. The following is the listing of books focused on Tendulkar’s career:
- Sachin: The Story of the World’s Greatest Batsman by Gulu Ezekiel. Publisher: Penguin Global. ISBN 978-0-14-302854-3
- Sachin Tendulkar Opus
- The A to Z of Sachin Tendulkar by Gulu Ezekiel. Publisher: Penguin Global. ISBN 978-81-7476-530-7
- Sachin Tendulkar-a definitive biography by Vaibhav Purandare. Publisher: Roli Books. ISBN 81-7436-360-2
- Sachin Tendulkar – Masterful by Peter Murray, Ashish Shukla. Publisher: Rupa. ISBN 81-7167-806-8
- If Cricket is a Religion, Sachin is God by Vijay Santhanam, Shyam Balasubramanian. Publisher: HarperCollins India ISBN 978-81-7223-821-6
- Master Stroke: 100 Centuries of Sachin Tendulkar by Neelima Athalye. Publisher: Sakal Publications. ISBN 978-93-80571-84-3
- Dhruvtara, a book on cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar, was launched as an audio book on Monday, 15 October 2012 to mark White Cane Day.
- Sachin ke sau shatak by Dharmender Panth, a book on Tendulkar’s 100 centuries written in Hindi. ISBN 9788123765242
- Sachin Tendulkar: Masterful by Peter Murray, Ashish Shukla. Publisher:Murray Advertising. ISBN 81-7167-806-8
- Playing It My Way – an autobiography. ISBN 978-14-736-0520-6
- Sachin: A Hundred Hundreds Now by V. Krishnaswamy.
Sachin: A Billion Dreams, an Indian film directed by James Erskine is based on the life of Tendulkar where Tendulkar played his character himself. It is a documentary on Sachin showing his journey to be the successful cricketer.
Sachin Tendulkar Quotes:
Here are the quote of Sachin Tendulkar which reveals his thinking.
-I feel when somebody has been playing cricket for a long time, he creates a separate identity for himself.
-Beating Pakistan is always special because they are a tough team and we have a bit if a history regarding Pakistan.
-And that is the reason why this victory is great, because different players have made contributions to the win.
-When there is time to think about cricket, I think but when there is time to be with family, I try to do justice to that aspect of my life as well.
-Wasim and Waqar were amazing bowlers. I would put them right up there with the best in the world.
-From the spinners, Anil and I have been together for a long time and I respect him a lot
Social Profile of Sachin Tendulkar.