Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is an Indian former cricketer. There is no doubt that Sachin Tendulkar is one of the most popular cricketers in the world, not just in India. In all formats of the game, Tendulkar is credited with many records and is nicknamed 'The Little Master' or 'Master Blaster'. It is the only player to score a century of international tons, the first batsman to score a double century in an ODI, the holder of the record for the most runs in both ODIs and Tests, and the only player to score more than 30,000 runs in international cricket.

Personal Information

Born: 24th April 1973 Nationality: Indian
Years Active: (1989–2013) Birth Place: Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Height: 5 ft 5 in Role: Batsman
Batting Style: Right-Handed Bat Bowling Style: Right-arm Leg-break, Right-arm Off break
Nickname: Little Master, Master Blaster, God of Cricket  

Sachin Tendulkar’s Journey


Sachin Tendulkar was born in Mumbai, India, on 24th April 1973 to parents Ramesh Tendulkar and Rajni Tendulkar. His father was a novelist and poet, and his mother worked at the LIC. The parents have very busy schedules, so they decided to send Sachin to his Mangala Tendulkar. This person takes proper care of him and helps a lot to help him achieve his dream of playing cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar married Anjali Mehta on 24 May 1995. Anjali Mehta was a pediatrician before having her first child, but after having her first child she became a homemaker because it was the norm at that time. The Tendulkars have two children, Sara and Arjun.

First Appearance

Sachin's international debut came in 1989 against Pakistan at the age of 16, scoring 15 runs before being bowled by Waqar Younis. His ODI debut was against Pakistan in Gujranwala in 1989, when he was dismissed for a duck by Waqar.

Ascend to Glory

His footwork and timing are impeccable, making him an aggressive batsman. As a result of his strong performances in the school leagues and domestic games, he earned himself a call-up to the international team.

The 1988-89 Ranji season saw him score 583 runs at an average of 67, the highest run total of the season. Against Haryana, he scored 96 runs off 75 balls in the 1990-91 Ranji trophy final, giving his team the chance to win the trophy.

He became the second youngest player in test history to score a test century in 1990 when he smashed a century against England at Old Trafford in Manchester. In 1992, he cemented his place in the Indian team after scoring an unbeaten 148 in Sydney against the quick and bouncy Australian team.

During the year 1994, The Master Blaster, as he is lovingly called, scored his maiden ODI century against Australia in Colombo, Sri Lanka. At the 1996 World Cup, he led the run-scoring at the tournament, continuing his purple patch.

Low Point

He was moved from the number four position to the original opening position, which did not prove to be so fruitful for him. While he was suffering from tennis elbow, scoring was challenging. Despite his spotless career, the ugly spat between the players and head coach Greg Chappell remains a stain.


After Azharuddin retired in 1996, Sachin succeeded him as captain. His performance as captain, however, was rather disappointing. During a test match against South Africa in 2001, he was found guilty of tampering with the seam of the ball and banned for one test match.

During his tenure as captain, he amassed a win percentage of 16% in tests and 31% in ODIs.

Sachin's Record

Almost all batting records in history are held by Sachin Tendulkar. Among international cricket's top players, he scored 15,921 and 18,426 runs in Tests and ODIs, respectively. This is his only achievement in both formats to reach the 30,000 run mark.

He holds the record for the highest number of centuries in international cricket, with a tally of 100. He played the highest number of 200 tests for India. He was the first batsman to score a double century in ODI history.


After a poor performance in 2012 against England, he announced his retirement from the limited-over format. He continued playing test cricket. In 2013, after playing his last test against West Indies at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium, he retired from test cricket.

Career Statistics

Sachin Tendulkar was the greatest batter of all time, the greatest run-maker of all time, and arguably the greatest cricket icon of all time.

Matches: 463 Run Scored: 18426
Batting Average: 44.83 Top Score: 200
100/50: 49/96 Wickets: 154
Matches: 1 Run Scored: 10
Batting Average: 10 Top Score: 10
100/50: 0/0 Wickets: 1
Matches: 200 Run Scored: 15921
Batting Average: 53.79 Top Score: 248
100/50: 51/68 Wickets: 46

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