BIOGRPHY OF SACHIN
STYLE OF PLAY
TENDULKAR” is a former
Indian cricketer widely
acknowledged as one of the
greatest batsmen of all time,
popularly holding the title
"God of Cricket" among his
fans. He was born on 24th
April,1973 at Bombay,
He took up cricket at the age of eleven, made his Test debut against Pakistan at the
age of sixteen, and went on to represent Mumbai domestically and India internationally
for close to twenty-four years. 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 only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international
cricket and the 16th player and first Indian to aggregate 50,000 runs or more in all
forms of domestic and international recognised cricket.
* 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.
* Tendulkar received the Arjuna Award in 1994 for his outstanding
* the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 1997, India's highest sporting
honour, and the Padma Shri AND Padma Vibhushan awards in 1999 and
2008 respectively, India's fourth and second highest civilian awards.
* After a few hours of his final match on 16 November 2013, the Prime
Minister's Office announced the decision to award him the Bharat
Ratna, India's highest civilian award
Leading run scorer in both Test
Most no. of centuries in both Test
Scored the first and thus far only
double century in ODI.
First man to score 100 centuries.
The only batsmen to score more
than 30,000 runs in all forms of
He is born to Ramesh
Tendulkar & Rajini a middle
class family in Mumbai.
Young Sachin later found his
interest to become a fast
His height made him the
finest batsmen in the world.
At the age if 10 he walked
to the field
First coach was Ramakanth
Involved in an un broken 664
run partner ship in a lord
shield inter-school game in
1998 with a friend and team
mate Vinod Kambli.
Score unbeaten 336 runs at
the age of 13
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
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.
He is a right hand batsmen.
Tendulkar plays a wristy leg side
He bats, bowls and throws with
his right hand.
But writes with his left hand.
He also practices left-handed
throws at the nets on a regular
His batting is based on complete
balance and follow through.
Straight drive is his favourite
He can bowl medium pace, leg
spin, and off spin.
He is known for his unique
punch style of hitting the ball
On 11th December 1998, 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.
He followed this by scoring a
century in his first Deodhar
and Dulleep trophy.
He also made an unbeaten
century in the Irani trophy
final, and was selected for the
tour of Pakistan next year,
after just one first class
On 14 November 1987,
Tendulkar was selected to
represent Mumbai in the
Ranji Trophy, India's premier
Cricket tournament, for the
Tendulkar played 16 first class matches for the country and
scored 1070 runs at an average of 46.52.
TENDULJAR PLAYED HIS
FIRST TEST MATCH
AGAINST PAKISTAN IN
KARACHI IN 1989 AGED
IN ALL, HE SCORED 215
RUNS AT AN AVERAGE OF
35.83 IN THE TEST
HE WAS DISMISSED
WITHOUT SCORING A RUN
IN THE ONLY ONE DAY
CENTUARY Tendulkar scored his much awaited 100th
international hundred on 16th march 2012,
at Mirpur against Bangladesh in the Asia
cup. He became the first person in history
to achieve this feat. Incidentally, it was
Tendulkar’s first ODI hundred against
Bangladesh. He said ”its been a tough phase
for me… I was not thinking about the
milestone, the media started all this, where
ever I went, the restaurant, room service,
every one was talking about the 100th
hundred. Nobody talked about my
99hundreds. It became mentally tough for
me because nobody talked about my 99
Despite Tendulkar’s century, India failed to
win the match against Bangladesh , losing by 5
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Tendulkar’s entry in to
world cricket was very
much hyped up by
former Indian stars and
those who had seen him
him a fan following
across the globe,
Australian crowds, where
One of the most popular saying
by his fans is “Cricket is my religion
Sachin is my God”.
Sudhir a great fan of him visits
every match Tendulkar plays.
On 24th May 1995,
at the age of 22,
They have two
children, Sara and
CONCLUSION THUS HE IS KNOWN
ASTHE GOD OF