Sachin Tendulkar

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Early years and personal life

Tendulkar was born in Bombay (now Mumbai). His father, Ramesh Tendulkar, a Marathi novelist, named Tendulkar after his favourite music director, Sachin Dev Burman. Tendulkar’s elder brother Ajit encouraged him to play cricket. Tendulkar has two other siblings: a brother Nitin, and sister Savitai.

Tendulkar attended Sharadashram Vidyamandir (High School), where he began his cricketing career under the guidance of his coach and mentor, Ramakant Achrekar. During his school days he attended the MRF Pace Foundation to train as a fast bowler, but Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee, who took a world record 355 Test wickets, was unimpressed, suggesting that Tendulkar focus on his batting instead.
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When he was young, Tendulkar would practice for hours on end in the nets. If he became exhausted, Achrekar would put a one-Rupee-coin on the top of the stumps, and the bowler who dismissed Tendulkar would get the coin. If Tendulkar passed the whole session without getting dismissed, the coach would give him the coin. Tendulkar now considers the 13 coins he won then as some of his most prized possessions.

While at school, he developed a reputation as a child prodigy. He had become a common conversation point in Mumbai circles, where there were suggestions already that he would become one of the greats. His season in 1988 was extraordinary, with Tendulkar scoring a century in every innings he played. He was involved in an unbroken 664-run partnership in a Lord Harris Shield inter-school game in 1988 with friend and team mate Vinod Kambli, who would also go on to represent India. The destructive pair reduced one bowler to tears and made the rest of the opposition unwilling to continue the game. Tendulkar scored 326* in this innings and scored over a thousand runs in the tournament. This was a record partnership in any form of cricket until 2006, when it was broken by two under-13 batsmen in a match held at Hyderabad in India.

When he was 14, Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar gave him a pair of his own ultra light pads. “It was the greatest source of encouragement for me,” he said nearly 20 years later after surpassing Gavaskar’s top world record of 34 Test centuries. 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).

Tendulkar sponsors 200 underprivileged children every year through Apnalaya, a Mumbai-based NGO associated with his mother-in-law, Annaben Mehta.


The List of ODI Awards for Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar has won a world record 14 ODI MoS awards over his 18 year career.

# Series (Opponents) Season Series Performance
1 Singer Series (Australia, Sri Lanka)[7] 1994 136 (4 Matches & 3 Innings, 1×100)
2 Wills World Series (West Indies, South Africa) 1994/95 285 Runs (5 Innings, 1×100, 2×50); 39-4-155-8; 1 Catch
3 West Indies in India ODI Tour 1994/95 246 Runs (5 Innings, 1×100, 2×50); 16-0-93-1; 1 Catch
4 Silver Jubliee Independence Cup (Bangladesh, Pakistan) 1997/98 258 Runs (5 Innings, 3×50); 23.3-0-148-5; 6 Catches
5 Coca-Cola Cup (Australia, New Zealand) 1997/98 435 Runs (5 Innings, 2×100, 1×50); 19-0-101-2
6 India in Zimbabwe ODI Tour 1998/99 158 Runs (3 Innings, 1×100); 6-0-41-0; 1 Catch
7 Coca-Cola Championship (Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka) 1998/99 274 Runs (5 Innings, 2×100); 14-0-51-2; 1 Catch
8 South Africa in India ODI Tour 1999/00 274 Runs (5 Innings, 1×100, 1×50); 49-1-219-6; 1 Catch
9 Coca-Cola Cup (West Indies, Zimbabwe) 2001 282 Runs (5 Innings, 1×100, 2×50); 4-0-25-0
10 England in India ODI Tour 2001/02 266 Runs (6 Innings, 2×50); 30.5-158-2; 3 Catches
11 2003 Cricket World Cup 2002/03 673 Runs (11 Innings, 1×100, 6×50); 18-0-77-2; 4 Catches
12 TVS Cup (Australia, New Zealand) 2003/04 466 Runs (7 Innings, 2×100, 2×50); 21-0-125-1
13 West Indies in India ODI Tour 2006/07 191 Runs (4 Innings, 1×100, 1×50); 23-0-112-4
14 Future Cup (vs South Africa at Belfast) 2007 200 Runs (3 Matches, 3 Innings, 2×50)


Man of the match award

Tendulkar has won a world record of 57 ODI Man of the Match Awards in his career.

Matches where Tendulkar was awarded the MoM but India lost the match is marked
with the entire
row highlighted in Bold and Italics.

= Tournament Finals = World Cup Match = MoM Award in India’s Loss
S No Opponent Venue Season Match Performance
1 Sri Lanka Nehru Stadium,Pune 1990/91 53 (41b, 7×4, 1×6); 9-0-39-2; 2 Catches
2 West Indies Sharjah CA Stadium, Sharjah 1991/92 11* (27b, 1×4); 10-1-34-4
3 South Africa Eden Gardens, Kolkata 1991/92 62 (73b, 8×4, 1×6); 5-0-27-1
4 West Indies MCG,Melbourne 1991/92 57* (88b, 2×4); 10-1-38-0
5 Pakistan SCG, Sydney 1991/92 54* (62b, 3×4); 10-0-37-1
6 Zimbabwe Westpac Park, Hamilton 1991/92 81 (77b, 8×4, 1×6); 6-0-35-1
7 New Zealand Eden Park, Auckland 1993/94 82 (49b, 15×4, 2×6)
8 Australia Premadasa Stadium,Colombo 1994 110 (130b, 8×4, 2×6); 3-0-15-0
9 New Zealand IPCL Ground, Vadodara 1994/95 115 (136b, 9×4), 3-0-27-0
10 New Zealand Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi 1994/95 62 (54b, 13×4); 10-2-29-2
11 West Indies Eden Gardens, Kolkata 1994/95 66 (68b, 8×4); 8-2-35-1
12 Sri Lanka Sharjah CA Stadium, Sharjah 1994/95 112* (107b, 15×4, 1×6); 1 Catch
13 Kenya Barabati Stadium, Cuttack 1995/96 127* (138b, 15×4, 1×6); 5-0-26-0
14 West Indies Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior 1995/96 70 (91b, 8×4)
15 Pakistan Sharjah CA Stadium, Sharjah 1995/96 118 (140b, 8×4, 2×6); 7.1-0-40-2
16 Pakistan Toronto CSC Club, Toronto 1996 89* (89b, 9×4, 3×6); 2-0-12-0; 1 Catch
17 Australia Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore 1996/97 88 (111b, 9×4); 8-0-45-1; 2 Catches
18 South Africa Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 1996/97 114 (126b, 14×4)
19 Zimbabwe Willowmoore Park, Benoni 1996/97 104 (97b, 8×4, 1×6); 3-0-16-0
20 New Zealand Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore 1997 117 (137b,13×4, 2×6); 7-0-35-0
21 Pakistan Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka 1997/98 95 (78b, 6×4, 5×6); 7-0-45-3
22 Australia Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi 1997/98 8 (11b, 1×4); 10-1-32-5
23 Australia Green Park Stadium, Kanpur 1997/98 100 (89b, 5×4, 7×6); 4-0-19-0
24 Australia Sharjah CA Stadium, Sharjah 1997/98 80 (72b, 9×4); 4-0-21-0
25 Australia Sharjah CA Stadium, Sharjah 1997/98 143 (131b, 9×4, 5×6); 5-0-27-1; 1 Run Out
26 Australia Sharjah CA Stadium, Sharjah 1997/98 134 (131b, 12×4, 3×6); 1-0-12-0
27 Kenya Eden Gardens, Kolkata 1998 100* (103b, 13×4); 1-0-4-0
28 Sri Lanka Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 1998 128 (131b, 8×4, 2×6); 1-0-13-0
29 Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 1998/99 127* (130b, 13×4, 1×6); 1 Catch
30 Australia Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka 1998/99 141 (128b, 13×4, 3×6); 9.1-0-38-4; 1 Catch
31 Zimbabwe Sharjah CA Stadium, Sharjah 1998/99 118 (112b, 14×4, 2×6); 1-0-4-0
32 Zimbabwe Sharjah CA Stadium, Sharjah 1998/99 124 (92b, 12×4, 6×6); 4-0-16-1; 1 Catch
33 Kenya County Cricket Ground, Bristol, Bristol 1999 140* (101b, 16×4, 3×6); 1-0-23-0
34 Zimbabwe Kallang Ground, Singapore 1999 85 (72b, 7×4, 3×6)
35 New Zealand LBS Stadium, Hyderabad 1999/00 186* (150b, 20×4, 3×6); 1 Catch
36 South Africa IPCL Ground, Vadodara 1999/00 122 (138b, 12×4); 9-1-43-0
37 Sri Lanka Sharjah CA Stadium, Sharjah 2000/01 101 (140b, 3×4, 1×6); 5-0-22-0
38 Australia Nehru Stadium, Indore 2000/01 139 (125b, 19×4); 1 Catch
39 Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club, Harare 2001 70 (70b, 13×4)
40 West Indies Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 2001 81 (110b, 8×4); 2-0-14-0
41 West Indies Harare Sports Club, Harare 2001 122 (131b, 12×4, 1×6); 2-0-11-0
42 Kenya Boland Park, Paarl 2001/02 146 (132b, 17×4)
43 England MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 2001/02 68 (79b, 10×4); 1-0-8-0; 1 Catch
44 West Indies Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain 2001/02 65 (70b, 3×4,1×6); 3-0-20-1
45 Sri Lanka County Cricket Ground, Bristol 2002 113 (102b, 12×4, 1×6)
46 Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club, Harare 2002/03 81 (91b, 10×4)
47 Namibia Pietermaritzburg Oval, Pietermaritzburg 2002/03 152 (151b, 18×4)
48 Pakistan Centurion Park, Centurion 2002/03 98 (75b, 12×4, 1×6)
49 Australia Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior 2003/04 100 (119b, 9×4, 1×6); 6-0-39-1
50 Pakistan Pindi Club Ground, Rawalpindi 2003/04 141 (135b, 17×4, 1×6); 6-0-45-0
51 Bangladesh SSC Ground, Colombo 2004 82 (126b, 10×4, 1×6); 10-0-35-3
52 West Indies Kinrara Academy Oval,Kuala Lumpur 2006/07 141 (148b, 13×4, 5×6)
53 West Indies IPCL Ground, Vadodara 2006/07 100* (76b, 10×4, 1×6)
54 South Africa Belfast, Northern Ireland 2006/07 93 (106b, 13×4, 2×6)
55 England The Oval, England 2007/08 94 (81b, 16×4, 1×6)
56 Pakistan Gwalior, India 2007/08 97 (102b, 16×4)
57 Australia SCG, Australia 2007/08 117* (120b, 10×4)

Biodata of sachin tendulkar

Personal information
Full name Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Born 24 April 1973 (1973-04-24) (age 36)
Mumbai, India
Nickname Little Master, Tendlya,[1] Master Blaster,[2] The Master,[3][4] The Little Champion[5]
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm leg spin / Right-arm off spin
Role Batsman
International information
National side India
Test debut (cap 187) 15 November 1989 v Pakistan
Last Test 3 April 2009 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 74) 18 December 1989 v Pakistan
Last ODI 28 September 2009 v Australia
ODI shirt no. 10
Domestic team information
Years Team
1988–present Mumbai
2008-present Mumbai Indians (Indian Premier League)
1992 Yorkshire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 159 430 261 517
Runs scored 12,773 16,903 21,662 20,455
Batting average 54.58 44.48 58.70 45.35
100s/50s 42/53 44/91 69/99 55/109
Top score 248* 186* 248* 186*
Balls bowled 3,934 8,015 7,299 10,191
Wickets 44 154 69 201
Bowling average 51.63 44.19 60.34 41.96
5 wickets in innings 0 2 0 2
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/10 5/32 3/10 5/32
Catches/stumpings 102/– 130/– 170/– 165/–

7 thoughts on “Sachin Tendulkar

  1. October 22, 2009 at 12:49 pm
  2. October 22, 2009 at 5:49 pm
  3. hnmp
    October 31, 2009 at 3:19 am

    sachin, you r my god…

  4. hnmp
    October 31, 2009 at 8:19 am

    sachin, you r my god…

  5. praveen
    October 20, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    sachin the master of world – most valuable cricket player

  6. jack
    December 17, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Very nice records………
    Sachin is really a God of cricket…..

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