Sachin Tendulkar Biography Facts, life and career

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Sachin Tendulkar Biography Facts and career – The 30,000 runs that he’s amassed over his career, speak about the kind of glowing career that Sachin Tendulkar traversed during his time at the middle of the pitch. Considered to be one the finest batsman to have graced the game of cricket, Tendulkar’s batting style saw him score across all the three formats of the game, in a career that spanned over 20 years. It was a distinguished time in the Indian national team for him, one that saw him reserve his name in front of several records, which he takes a look at, along with the runs scored by him.

Sachin Tendulkar Biography Facts and career

Sachin Tendulkar Biography Facts and career

Early Career

  • Born as the youngest of four children, Sachin was born to a musician and poet father. He didn’t have a natural inclination to the game and it was until his brother decided to send him to a cricket camp after Tendulkar fell from a tree that Sachin took an inclination to the game.

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  • From a young age itself, Tendulkar’s penchant for the game became pretty apparent. He took no time in getting acclimatised as a batsman and his coach used to offer a Rs.1 coin to any bowler who could dismiss him, such was the superior ability that Tendulkar had over his peers. It took some time to convince him to take up the bat after his initial want to be a fast bowler.
  • At the age of 14, along with Vinod Kambli, he scored 329 out of a world-record stand of 664 in a school match in the Harris Shield in 1988. That was one of the first big innings that came from his bat that made the selectors take notice of him and induct him into the national team.
  • At the age of 14, Tendulkar was also a ball boy at a match between India and Zimbabwe during the 1987 that was hosted by India. He had also appeared as a substitute fielder for Pakistan in 1988 during a one-day practice match between India and Pakistan.

Sachin Tendulkar Biography Facts and career

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Sachin Tendulkar Biography Facts and career

International Career

  • Playing his first match at the age of 16, in 1989 against Pakistan Tendulkar who had showed promising signs in the country’s domestic circuit, failed to impress for quite some years. It was a lacklustre and tepid start to his career, one that saw him squander several chances. He scored a 0 on his first ODI debut, took 3 matches to score a run, and a colossal 79 matches to score his first ODI century. He scored 110 off 130 balls in a 31-run win in the third match of the Singer World Series. 
  • In 1992, Tendulkar became the first cricketer to be given out by the third umpire as he was run-out against South Africa. He has also only been stumped once in a long test cricket career in 2002 during a match against England. 

Sachin Tendulkar Biography Facts and career

  • Sachin started establishing himself as India’s opener for years to come during the Sahara Cup where he scored with ease against a revered and deadly Australian bowling attack twice in 2 days, once to guide India to the finals and the second time to help India clinch the Cup. 
  • Another innings which helped him finally emerge on the big stage for the country was on 4 April 1998, during the final match of the Sharjah Tournament, where he scored 134 runs as India went onto win the match.
  • In the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup in South Africa, Sachin Tendulkar was named as the ‘Man of the Tournament’ for scoring 673 runs throughout the entirety of the tournament. It’s been a tournament he’s usually liked playing in, with most number of runs (2,278) and most number of centuries (6) in world cups.
  • In the 200 test matches he’s played in; he has an average of 57.38 with 15,921 runs in Tests. In the shorter formats of the game, he has scored 18,426 runs in ODIs and paired with T20 runs, the tally goes up to 34,357 runs.

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Sachin Tendulkar Biography Facts and career

Indian Honorary Awards

For his achievements in the field of cricket and sports, he has been awarded the Arjuna Award in 1994, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1999; Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan, which are India’s fourth and second highest civilian awards in 1999 and 2008 respectively.



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