Sachin Tendulkar is a former professional cricket player from India who is considered to be one of the best batsmen in the history of cricket. He was also the former captain of the Indian National Team.
He holds the highest run scores in both Test and One Day Internationals cricket. He also has the most man-of-the-match awards than any other player in the international scene.
Player Profile and Personal Life
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was born on April 24, 1973, in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He is nicknamed ‘Little Master’ and also ‘Master Blaster’. He stands 165 cm tall and bats right-handed and has a right-arm leg break and right-arm off break bowling style.
|Height / weight||1.65 m /|
|Born||24 Apr 1973|
|Playing Style||Right Handed|
|Mumbai||1988 - 2013|
|India||1989 - 2013|
|East Bengal Club||1994|
|Cricket Club of India||1988|
His father Ramesh Tendulkar was a Marathi poet and novelist while his son Arjun Tendulkar also played cricket professionally.
Early International Career
He attended the Sharadashram Vidyamandir High School in Mumbai. There he trained under the guidance of his coach and mentor, Ramakant Achrekar.
At 13, Tendulkar was the best player in the Mumbai schools competition for Under 19s. At 14, Tendulkar made his First-Class debut for the Mumbai cricket team and scored a century on his first outing.
He made his international test debut in 1989. It was in a match against Pakistan in Karachi. He was only 16 years old at the time.
He scored his first international century at just 17.
His time with Yorkshire made him the first overseas-born player to represent the club. He was selected by the team to replace an injured Craig McDermott.
From 2008 to 2013, he was also part of the Mumbai Indians Squad 10.
He served as a Captain of the Indian National Team in the late 1990s, starting in 1996. He did not have much success as team captain though and by 2000, the position was taken over by Sourav Ganguly.
In 2007, he was again given the opportunity to become captain but he refused the position and instead recommended Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the position.
In December 2012, Tendulkar announced that he was retiring from ODI cricket but would still be available for Test matches.
In October 2013, he further announced that he was retiring from all forms of Cricket.
After he retired, he continued to play in exhibition and charity matches. He also worked with the Mumbai Indians as a team mentor during the 2021 IPL Season.
He has also been made a Brand Ambassador for the Cricket World Cup by the International Cricket Council.
- Matches - 200 (Test), 463 (ODI), 310(FC), 551 (LA)
- Runs scored - 15,921 (Test), 18,426(ODI), 25,396 (FC), 21,999 (LA)
- Batting Average - 53.78 (Test),44.83 (ODI), 57.84 (FC), 45.54 (LA)