Sachin! Sachin! Sachin! A normal cricket fan cannot forget the peoples roar for Sachin when he is on the pitch. When he said at the retirement that his life between 22 yards for 24 years is hard to believe that wonderful journey is coming to an end. Yes, even after 8 years of his retirement we can’t really believe that such a wonderful journey had come to an end. Apart from the plating style, Sachin has captured our mind with his personality. Sachin a Master Baster player and nice human being is considered as legend in India and outside India. On 24 April 1973, on his 48th birthday let us look into the life of Sachin Tendulkar, Career of Sachin Tendulkar, Awards and Recognition received for Sachin Tendulkar and unknown interesting facts about Sachin Tendulkar.
Sachin’s Early Life
Tendulkar was born at Nirmal Nursing Home in Dadar, Bombay on 24 April 1973 to a Maharashtrian family. His father, Ramesh Tendulkar, was a well-known Marathi novelist & poet and his mother, Rajni, worked in the insurance industry. Ramesh named Tendulkar after his favourite music director, Sachin Dev Burman. Tendulkar has three elder siblings: two half-brothers Nitin and Ajit, and a half-sister Savita. They were Ramesh’s children by his first wife, who died after the birth of her third child
Tendulkar was considered a bully, and often picked up fights with new children in his school. To help curb his mischievous and bullying tendencies, Ajit introduced the young Sachin to cricket in 1984. He introduced him to Ramakant Achrekar, a famous cricket coach and a club cricketer of repute, at Shivaji Park, Dadar. Achrekar was impressed with Tendulkar’s talent and advised him to shift his schooling to Sharadashram Vidyamandir (English) High School, a school at Dadar which had a dominant cricket team and had produced many notable cricketers. Sachin consistently featured in the school team in the Matunga Gujarati Seva Mandal (MGSM) Shield. Besides school cricket, he also played club cricket, initially representing John Bright Cricket Club in Bombay’s premier club cricket tournament, the Kanga League, and later went on to play for the Cricket Club of India.
On 14 November 1987, the 14-year-old Tendulkar was selected to represent Bombay in the Ranji Trophy, India’s premier domestic First-class cricket tournament, for the 1987–88 season. Tendulkar finished the 1988–89 Ranji Trophy season as Bombay’s highest run-scorer. He scored 583 runs at an average of 67.77, and was the eighth-highest run-scorer overall. Raj Singh Dungarpur is credited for the selection of Tendulkar for the Indian tour of Pakistan in late 1989, after one first class season. The Indian selection committee had shown interest in selecting Tendulkar for the tour of the West Indies held earlier that year, but eventually did not select him, as they did not want him to be exposed to the dominant fast bowlers of the West Indies so early in his career. Tendulkar made his Test debut against Pakistan in Karachi in November 1989 aged 16 years and 205 days.
Awards, Recognition and Records
|Year||Sachin Tendulkar’s Milestone Achievements|
|1989||At age 16 years 205 days he became India’s youngest Test (international) cricketer|
|1996||At age 23, Tendulkar was made captain of his country’s team.|
|1998||Received Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the highest award given to an Indian athlete, for his outstanding performance in the 1997–98 season|
|2007||Tendulkar became the first player to record 15,000 runs in one-day international (ODI) play|
|2010||He was named the 2010 International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricketer of the Year|
|2011||Tendulkar became the first batsman to score 15,000 runs in Test play|
|2011||First man on the planet to reach 200 (Double century) in single innings of an ODI|
|2012||Tendulkar scored his record-setting 100th international century—which included both Test (51 centuries) and ODI (49 centuries) play.|
|2012||Tendulkar became a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper chamber of the Indian parliament—the first active athlete to join that body|
|2014||became the first sportsman to receive India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna|
|2019||Tendulkar was inducted into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame|
Unknown Interesting Facts about Sachin Tendulkar.
- Sachin has served as a ball boy in 1987 Cricket world Cup
- The former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has served him his pads as encouragement for not getting the Junior cricket award of Bombay Cricket Association at the age of 14. He said after 20 years after surpassing Gavaskars record, that those pads were a great encouragement for me.
- During his first test series at the age of 16 years, we had hit by the ball of waqar yunis who was one of the fastest bowlers of that time. His nose got injured but Sachin stayed at the crees giving reply to yunis with his bat.
- The youngest Test Cricketer to score century is Mushtaq Muhammed who scored it on 17 years old. Sachin is the youngest Test cricketer in the world who played test cricket at the age of 16 years. He was close to the record at his second tour with runs o 88 and got bowled. Or otherwise, he would have broken that record without knowing about the record.
- late Aussie journalist Peter Roebuck quoted his experience that “Once on a train from Shimla to Delhi, there was a halt in one of the stations. The train stopped by for few minutes as usual. Sachin was nearing (his) century, batting on 98. The passengers, railway officials, everyone on the train waited for Sachin to complete the century. This genius can stop time in India!”
- Sachin got failed in 10th class English in 1988 and 2016 10th class English first lesson is about Sachin Tendulkar.
Sachin is one of the greatest players of all the time. The legendary player with a beautiful heart and personality. His success story inspires us to follow his path. Sachins greatest advice is what he got from his father. There is no shortcut to success. Make your path and be there on the path of success with no shortcuts. Keep studying Keep winning or rather I should say if you can keep playing keep winning.