Sachin Tendulkar (Cricketer) Biography, Personal Life, Physical Statistics, Education, Luxuries, Income & More
Sachin Tendulkar is a former Indian international cricketer and a former captain of the Indian national team and is widely considered as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He is the highest run scorer of all time in International cricket. He is the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries and is the first batsman to score a double century in a ODI. Further, he is the holder of the record for the most number of runs in both Test and ODI, and the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international cricket.
Name: Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Nickname: Master Blaster, God of Cricket and Little Master
Profession: Cricketer (Bowler)
DOB: April 24, 1973
Birth Place: Nirmal Nursing Home in Dadar, Bombay (Now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India
Home Town: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Home Address: 19-A, Perry Cross Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai
Best Friends: Not Known
Hobbies: Collecting perfumes, watches and CDs, and listening to music
Sachin Tendulkar with wife Anjali Tendulkar
Debut Work:ODI- 18 December 1989 against Pakistan at Gujranwala, Test- 15 November 1989 against Pakistan at Karachi, T20 – 1 December 2006 against South Africa in Johannesburg
Coach: Ramakant Achrekar
Domestic/State Team: Mumbai, Mumbai Indians, Yorkshire, Cricket Club of India, Marylebone Cricket Club
Jersey Number: #10 (India), #10 (IPL, Mumbai Indians)
Batting Style: Right Handed
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium, leg break, off-break
Nature on field: Calm
Height: 165 centimetres
Weight: 62 kilograms
Body: Chest Measurements: 39 Inches, Waist Measurements: 30 Inches, Biceps: 12 Inches
Hair Color: Black
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Anjali Tendulkar (Pediatrician)
GF: Not Known
Kids: Sara Tendulkar, Arjun Tendulkar
Father: Late Ramesh Tendulkar (Novelist)
Mother: Rajni Tendulkar (Worked as an Insurance Agent)
Brother/Sister:Nitin Tendulkar (Elder, Half-Brother), Ajit Tendulkar (Elder, Half-Brother), Savita Tendulkar (Elder, Half-Sister)
School: Indian Education Society’s New English School in Bandra (East), Mumbai, Shardashram Vidyamandir School, Dadar, Mumbai
College (Graduation): Khalsa College, Mumbai
College (Post-Graduation): Not Attended
Educational Qualification: Class 12, College Dropout
Cars: Nissan GT-R, BMW “30 Jahre M5” Limited Edition, BMW X5 M, BMW X5 M50d, BMW 760Li, BMW i8
Bikes: Not Known
House: Not Known
Salary: Not Known
Net Income: $160 million (estimate)
Film: Bollywood: Sholay, Hollywood: Coming To America
Actor: Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Nana Patekar
Actress: Madhuri Dixit
Song: “Yaad aa raha hai tera pyar” by Bappi Lahiri
Cricketer: Batsmen: Sunil Gavaskar, Sir Vivian Richards, Bowlers: Wasim Akram, Anil Kumble, Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan, Glenn McGrath, Curtly Ambrose
More Information and Facts about Sachin Tendulkar
- Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack ranked him the second greatest Test batsman of all time, and the second greatest ODI batsman of all time in 2002.
- Later, Tendulkar was a part of the Indian team that won the 2011 World Cup, his first win in six World Cup appearances for India.
- He had previously been named “Player of the Tournament” at the 2003 edition of the tournament, held in South Africa.
- In 2013, he was the only Indian cricketer included in an all-time Test World XI named to mark the 150th anniversary of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.
- Tendulkar received the Arjuna Award in 1994 for his outstanding sporting achievement, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 1997, and the Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan awards in 1999 and 2008.
- After a few hours of his final match on 16 November 2013, the Prime Minister’s Office announced the decision to award him the Bharat Ratna. He is the youngest recipient to date and the first ever sportsperson to receive the award.
- He also won the 2010 Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for cricketer of the year at the ICC awards.
- In 2012, Tendulkar was nominated to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India.
- He was also the first sportsperson and the first person without an aviation background to be awarded the honorary rank of group captain by the Indian Air Force.
- In 2012, he was named an Honorary Member of the Order of Australia.
- In December 2012, Tendulkar announced his retirement from ODIs.
- He retired from Twenty20 cricket in October 2013 and subsequently retired from all forms of cricket on 16 November 2013 after playing his 200th Test match, against the West Indies in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
- Tendulkar played 664 international cricket matches in total, scoring 34,357 runs.
- His father, Ramesh, named Tendulkar after his favourite music director, Sachin Dev Burman.
- Tendulkar played as a youngster with his brother, Ajit, for Sahitya Sahawas society’s cricket team at Bandra East. Ajit is credited by Sachin for playing a pivotal role in his life.
- Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography, Playing It My Way, was released on 6 November 2014. It was listed in the 2016 Limca Book of Records for breaking the record for adult hardback pre-publication orders, with 1,50,289 copies confirmed.
- Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run scorer in Tests, with 15,921 runs, as well as in One-Day Internationals, with 18,426 runs.
- He is the only player to score more than 30,000 runs in all forms of international cricket (Tests, ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals).
- He is the 16th player and the first Indian to score 50,000 runs in all forms of domestic and international recognised cricket (First-class, List A and Twenty20). He achieved this feat on 5 October 2013, during a Champions League Twenty20 match for his IPL team Mumbai Indians against Trinidad and Tobago.
- He also holds the record of the highest number of centuries in both Tests (51) and ODIs (49) as well as in Tests and ODIs combined (100).
- On 16 March 2012, Tendulkar scored his 100th international hundred against Bangladesh in the league matches of Asia Cup 2012.
- He is also the only player to score fifty centuries in Test cricket, and the first to score fifty centuries in all international cricket combined.
- He also holds the world record for playing the highest number of Test matches (200) and ODI matches (463).
- Tendulkar has been part of most wins by an Indian in both Test cricket with 72 wins and ODIs with 234 wins and is third in the world in ODI victories.
- Tendulkar has scored over 1000 runs in a calendar year in ODIs 7 times, and in 1998 he scored 1,894 runs, the record for the highest number of runs scored by any player in a single calendar year for One-Day Internationals.
- He is the first male cricketer to score a double-century in one-day cricket.
- He has been Man of the Match 13 times in Test matches and Man of the Series four times, out of them twice in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia. The performances earned him respect from Australian cricket fans and players. Similarly he has been Man of the Match 62 times in One day International matches and Man of the Series 15 times.
- He became the first batsman to score 12,000, 13,000, 14,000 and 15,000 runs in Test cricket, having also been the third batsman and the first Indian to pass 11,000 runs in that form of the game.
- He was also the first player to score 10,000 runs in one-day internationals, and also the first player to cross every subsequent 1000-run mark that has been crossed in ODI cricket history.
- In the fourth Test of the 2008–09 Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia at Nagpur on 6 November 2008, Tendulkar surpassed Australia’s Allan Border to become the player to cross the 50-run mark the most number of times in Test cricket history, and also the second ever player to score 11 Test centuries against Australia, tying with Sir Jack Hobbs of England more than 70 years previously.
- On 8 November 2011, Tendulkar became the first batsman to score 15,000 runs in Test Cricket.
- He was the highest run scorer of the 1996 Cricket World Cup with a total of 523 runs and also of the 2003 Cricket World Cup with 673 runs. After his century against England during group stages of 2011 Cricket World Cup, he became the player to hit most number of centuries in Cricket World Cups with six centuries and the first player to score 2000 runs in World Cup cricket.