24 April 1973 (age 40)
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Tendlya, God of Cricket, Little
Master, Master Blaster
5 ft. 5 in (165 cm)
Right-arm medium, leg
break, off break
DOMESTIC CAREER: ON 11 DECEMBER 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.
HE FOLLOWED THIS BY SCORING A CENTURY IN HIS FIRST DEODHAR
AND DULEEP 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 SEASON.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER :• Tendulkar played his first Test match against Pakistan in Karachi
in 1989 aged just 16.
• In all, he scored 215 runs at an average of 35.83 in the Test series.
• He was dismissed without scoring a run in the only One Day
International he played.
Tendulkar's entry into world cricket was very
much hyped up by former Indian stars and
those who had seen him play.
Tendulkar's consistent performances earned
him a fan following across the globe,
including amongst Australian crowds, where
Tendulkar has consistently scored centuries.
One of the most popular sayings by his fans
is "Cricket is my religion and Sachin is my
Cricinfo mentions in his profile that "... Tendulkar remains, by a
distance, the most worshipped cricketer in the world. "During the
Australian tour of India in 1998 Matthew Hayden said "I have seen
God. He bats at no. 4 in India in Tests.
Sachin Tendulkar is the most prolific run scorer in one-day
internationals with 18,426 runs. With a current aggregate of 15,470
Test runs, he surpassed Brian Lara's previous record tally of 11,953
runs as the highest run scorer in test matches in the second Test
of Australia's 2008 tour of India in Mohali.
National honours :
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 honour given for achievement in
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 announced and to be presented
on 26 January 2014, the Republic Day of India.
1997 - Wisden Cricketer of the Year.
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 atThe Asian Awards in
2010 - ICC Award-Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for cricketer of the year.
2010 - LG People's Choice Award.
2010 - Made a 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
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
Sachin Tendulkar's incredible 200 on 24th
February, 2010 not out against south
Africa adds 93 hundreds in his career.
Tendulkar has got 90-plus centuries,
17000- plus runs in ODIs and 13000Plus runs in test cricket.
The first player to score fifty centuries in
all international cricket combined, he
now has 99 international centuries.
Thus far only double century ever in ODI
Tendulkar's shot to reach 14,000 Test
runs. He was batting against Australia in
Sachin Tendulkar - The master
blaster in IPL
Sachin Tendulkar was made the icon player and captain for his home
side, the Mumbai Indians in the inaugural Indian Premier League
Twenty 20 competition in 2008.
As an icon player, he was signed for a sum of US$1,121,250, 15%
more than the second-highest paid player in the team, Sanath
But despite Sachin heroic his team Mumbai Indians not qualified for
the semis of the IPL tournament.
SACHIN AS CAPTAIN
Tendulkar's two tenures as captain of the Indian cricket team were not
very successful. When Tendulkar took over as Captain in 1996, it was
with huge hopes and expectations. However, by 1997 the team was
performing poorly. Azharuddin was credited with saying "Nahin
jeetega! Chote ki naseeb main jeet nahin hai!", which translates into:
"He won't win! It's not in the small one's destiny". Tendulkar, succeeding
Azharuddin as captain for his second term, then led India on a tour of
Australia, where the visitors were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by the
newly-crowned world champions. After another Test series defeat, this
time by a 0-2 margin at home against South Africa, Tendulkar resigned,
and Sourav Ganguly took over as captain in 2000.
Tendulkar scored his much awaited 100th international hundred on 16
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 "It's been a
tough phase for me ... I was not thinking about the milestone, the media
started all this, wherever I went, the restaurant, room service, everyone
was talking about the 100th hundred. Nobody talked about my 99
hundreds. It became mentally tough for me because nobody talked about
my 99 hundreds. Despite Tendulkar's century, India failed to win the
match against Bangladesh, losing by 5 wickets.
Sanath Jayasuriya 1989–2011
Inzamam ul Haq