One of the greatest batsmen to ever play cricket, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, is regarded as such.
Born on April 24, 1973, in a Marathi Brahmin family in Rajapur, Sachin was named by his father, Ramesh Tendulkar, after his favourite musician, Sachin Dev Burman. His brother Ajit Tendulkar recognised the cricketer inside Sachin in his childhood and guided him properly.
Sachin’s coach Ramesh Achrekar’s unique way of getting Sachin to practise He used to keep a rupee coin under the wicket at the crease. If any bowler got Sachin out, then this coin used to belong to that bowler, and if Sachin was not out, then this coin used to belong to Sachin. Sachin won 13 such coins from his guru, which are still with him. In this way, Sachin’s teacher made Sachin an expert in batting. Sachin initially wanted to become a fast bowler but was rejected in 1987 by Dennis Lillee, the then head of the MRF Pace Foundation. Sachin Tendulkar scored a century in his very first Ranji, Duleep, and Irani Trophy matches.
He has established numerous records in batting since making his international cricket debut in 1989.He is the youngest recipient of the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, and the first sportsperson to receive it. In the year 2008, he was also given the Padma Vibhushan. Sachin Tendulkar has been awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the Arjuna Award, and the Padma Shri by the Government of India. He is the only one to get all three honours.The most runs ever scored in a Test match belong to him. As far as ODI run totals go, he also owns the record. Known as the God of Cricket, Sachin has accomplished much through his perseverance, both domestically and internationally.
Sachin is not just an excellent player but also a decent person.At a time when immense money and glamour in advertising have shaken the faith of every player, he set an example by simply refusing to advertise liquor. This shows that they also understand their responsibility towards society very well, and this is what sets them apart from other players. Promising players like Sachin Tendulkar are born on earth only once in a while. His life is an invaluable and immense source of inspiration for generations to come.He is definitely the pride of India. The kids now look up to Sachin because of his controversy-free and pristine career.
On December 23, 2012, Sachin retired from ODI cricket, and on November 16, 2013, in his last Test match in Mumbai, he retired from Test cricket after playing an innings of 74 runs.
1) Scored the 100th century against Bangladesh at Mirpur.
2) Became the first player in the history of ODI cricket to score a double century.
3) Scored the most runs (more than 18,000) in ODIs.
4) Has scored the maximum number of 49 centuries in ODIs.
5) Most runs occur in one-day international world cup matches.
6) Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most (51st) centuries in Test cricket.
7) Became the first batsman to complete 17,000 runs in one-day international cricket in an innings of 175 runs against Australia on November 5, 2009.
8) Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for most runs in Test cricket.
9) Sachin Tendulkar, the first batsman in the world to score 13,000 runs in Test cricket.
10) Most of the series are in ODIs.
11) Most men of the match in ODIs
12) The record of making the most runs (30000) in international matches
13) In 1992, Sachin became the youngest batsman to score 1000 Test runs.
14) Sachin Tendulkar is the only player to score 11,000 runs and take 40 wickets in Test cricket.
15) Sakin has the most centuries in a calendar year. In 1998, he had scored nine ODI centuries