Sachin Tendulkar (born 24 April 1973) is a retired Indian cricketer and former National Team leader of the Indian team. He is widely considered as one of the biggest batsmen in cricket history. He’s the world’s top-ranked player of all time. The first batsman to score a double-hundredth century in a One Day International (ODI), the record holder for the most running tests and ODI crickets, the only player to achieve more than 30 000 runs in international cricket, considered the world’s prolific batman all over the world.
Sachin Tendulkar was his most comprehensive batsman, the most prolific runner ever, and perhaps the greatest cricket icon that the game ever knew. His batting was based on the purest principles: perfect balance, movement speed, accuracy in stroke-making, and intangible quality only given to glamour-anticipation.
If he has no signature stroke-the straight back-foot punch comes in-it’s because he has been equally effective in any orthodox shot (and even several spontaneous shots) and can pull them out at will.
In Tendulkar’s game, there were no obvious vulnerabilities. He could score around the wicket, at both front and back, he could change his technique in every setting, adapt his game to fit every situation, and run anywhere in the world in all circumstances.
Early Life of Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar was born to a Maharashtrian family at Nirmal Nursing Home in Dadar, Bombay on 24 April 1973. His father was a well-known Marathi poet and novelist, and his mother, Rajni, worked in the insurance industry. He was a well-known poet. After his favorite music director, Sachin Dev Burman, Ramesh called Tendulkar. Tendulkar’s three eldest siblings are Nitin and Ajit half-brothers, and Savita half-brother. They were the children of Ramesh with his first wife, who died after her third child was born.
Sachin Tendulkar has spent his formative years in Bandra (East) in the Sahitya Saha was Cooperative Housing Society. Tendulkar was considered a bully as a young boy and frequently clashed with new children at his school. He was also involved in tennis, idolatrous to John McEnroe. Ajit introduced young Sachin to cricket in 1984 to help curb his unhappy and bullying tendencies. In Shivaji Park, Dadar, he introduced him to Ramakant Achrekar, a well-known cricket coach and reputable club cricketer.
The young Sachin Tendulkar did not do his best at the first meeting. Ajit told Achrekar that he felt self-aware because of the coach who was watching him and was not exhibiting his natural game. Ajit asked the coach to give him another opportunity to play, but he watched behind a tree. Sachin, seemingly disobserved, played much better this time and was admitted at the Academy of Achrekar.
Achrekar was struck by Tendulkar’s ability, urging him to move schools to Sharadashram Vidyamandir, a Dadar school with a strong cricket team and many remarkable cricket makers. Before that, Tendulkar had attended the New English School of the Indian Education Society in Bandra (East). He was also trained in the morning and evening at Shivaji Park under the guidance of Achrekar.
Sachin Tendulkar will work on the net for hours. Achrekar would place a one-ring coin on top of the stumps if it was spent, and the bowler who dismissed Tendulkar would get the coin. If Tendulkar did not reject the whole session, the coach would award him the coin. Now Tendulkar sees the 13 coins he received as some of his precious possessions. At this time, he moved with his aunt and uncle, who lived near Shivaji Park because of his hectic schedule.
In the meantime, he built a reputation as a child prodigy at school. He had become a popular point of discussion in local cricketing circles, with suggestions that he would become one of the great ones. Sachin was always in the Matunga Gujarati Seva Mandal (MGSM) Shield school team. In addition to school cricket, he also played club cricket, first representing the John Bright Cricket Club at the Kanga League, Mumbai’s premier cricket club competition, and then played at the Cricket Club in India.
In 1987, at the age of 14, he attended the Madras MRF Pace Foundation (now Chennai) as a fast bowler, but Australian quick bowler Dennis Lillee who registered 355 Test Wickets worldwide did not get impressed, indicating that Tendulkar is based instead on his bat. He also proved to be a replacement for Imran Khan’s side in a game at Brabourne Stadium at Bombay on 20 January 1987 to celebrate the golden jubilee of the Cricket Club of India.
A few months later, former Indian Batsman Sunil gave him a pair of his own ultra-light pads and consoled him not to get discouraged because he did not win the ‘Best Junior Cricket Award’ from the Bombay Cricket Association (he was 14). “This was the greatest opportunity,” Tendulkar said almost 20 years later after breaking Gavaskar’s 34-century world record.
Sachin Tendulkar was a ball boy at the 1987 Cricket World Cup when India played in Bombay‘s semifinal against England. In his 1988 season, Tendulkar scored every inning he played for a century. He participated in an unbroken 664-place partnership with his friend and team-mate Vinod Kambli in 1988 in a Lord Harris Shield inter-school game against St. Xavier’s High School, which also represented India.
The destructive pair reduced the bowler to tears and stopped the rest of the opposition from continuing the game. In this series, Tendulkar scored 326 (not out) and scored over 1000 runs in the tournament. This was a record-breaking cricket partnership until 2006 when two under-13 batsmen broke it in a match held in Hyderabad in India.
The 15-year-old Tendulkar, who had not spent much time meeting the high standards, had a century’s domestic debut at Bombay in December 1988, making him the youngest player. Eleven months later, he made his international debut against Pakistan for India, where he refused medical treatment, while Waqar Younis struck him in the face.
In August 1990, the 17-year-old had 119 matches saved from England and became the second-youngest player in testing for a hundred years. Other prominent early highlights include a couple of centuries in 1992 in Australia, one of them on the blindly fast WACA track in Perth. Tendulkar, underlining his rapid rise to the top of his sport, was the first foreign player to join the storied Yorkshire Club in England in 1992.
In India, the star of Tendulkar was brighter. In a country recovering from difficult economic times, his countrymen saw the young Cricketer as a sign of optimism that better times lie ahead. A national newsweekly went so far as to give the young cricketer a full story, calling him “The Last Hero.”
His playstyle — rough and creative — resonated with the fans of the sport, as did the inestimable absence of Tendulkar. Tendulkar showed modesty and refused to flaunt his income, even with his growing riches.
Sachin Tendulkar was elected captain of the Indian national team, after finishing the 1996 World Cup as the event’s top scorer. His service, however, was one of the few bumps in an impressive career. In January 1998, he was released from the duty and briefly became captain again in 1999, though winning just four of 25 test matches.
Despite his problems with the captaincy, Sachin Tendulkar remained as brilliant on the field as ever. Perhaps in 1998, he gave his finest season, devastating Australia with its first-class double century success in Sharjah and its unforgettable “desert storm.”
In 2001, Sachin Tendulkar became the first player to score 10,000 times in One Day International (ODI), and the next year, with his 30th test century, he surpassed the great Don Bradman in the all-time list. He again was the top goal scorer in the 2003 World Cup, winning Man of the Series honors in the final despite the defeat of India in Australia.
Sachin Tendulkar continued to dominate his sport even as he advanced into his 30s. In January 2004 he delivered an unbeaten 241 against Australia and in December 2005 registered his 35th century in the test competition.
In October 2008, he again joined the record books by blowing past the mark of 11,953 test runs for Brian Lara. In the interest of becoming the first player to play the ODI for a twelve-century, he was named Cricketer of the Year 2010 International Cricket Council.
Sachin Tendulkar took another landmark in April 2011 when he and his team guided India into a world cup victory over Sri Lanka, the first in its long career. Once more he proved himself in a class at the tournament by becoming the first batsman in the World Cup to score 2000 runs and six centuries.
Sachin Tendulkar was sworn in as Rajya Sabha Member at the Parliament House in New Delhi in June 2012 near the finish line. He retired in December from the ODI tournament, and the legendary batsman declared that in October he called it in all formats. In November 2013, Tendulkar played its 200th and final test game with a bunch of numbers that had over 34,000 runs and over 100 centuries in international games.
Shortly after his final match, Sachin Tendulkar became the youngest and first sportsman to win the highest civil honor, the Bharat Ratna.
Revered in his homeland, Tendulkar dedicated his time after retirement to charity work. In July 2014, he returned to action as the MCC team captain at the bicentennial Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, and later that year he wrote his autobiography Playing It My Way. In November 2015 he was named as Captain of the all-star team for a series of exhibition matches in the US in an attempt to introduce Americans to cricket.
Sachin Tendulkar has been married to Anjali, an ex-pediatrician, since 1995 and has two daughters, Arjun and Sara. Arjun has followed the footsteps of his famous father in his cricket career.