Sachin Tendulkar is a retired Indian cricketer widely acknowledged as one of the greatest batsmen of all time and is widely known as the “God of Cricket.” He is the leading run-scorer and century maker in Test and One Day International cricket. Tendulkar was born Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar in a Rajapur Saraswat Brahmins family in Mumbai. His father, Ramesh Tendulkar, who was a Marathi novelist, and his mother, Rajni, worked in the insurance industry. He has three elder siblings: two half-brothers Nitin and Ajit, and a half-sister Savita. He has been married to Anjali Tendulkar since May 24, 1995. They have two children: son, Arjun, and daughter, Sara.
Sachin Tendulkar Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 24 April 1973
Birth Place: Mumbai, India
Birth Name: Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Nicknames: Little Master, Tendlya, Master Blaster, The Little Champion, GOD of Cricket
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sachin Tendulkar Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 137 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 62 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 5″
Height in Meters: 1.65 m
Chest: 39″, Biceps: 12″, Waist: 30″
Shoe Size: 8 (US)
Sachin Tendulkar Family Details:
Father: Ramesh Tendulkar (Marathi novelist)
Mother: Rajni Tendulkar (Worked in the insurance industry)
Spouse: Anjali Tendulkar (m. 1995)
Children: Sara Tendulkar, Arjun Tendulkar
Siblings: Ajit Tendulkar (Brother), Savita Tendulkar (Sister), Nitin Tendulkar (Brother)
Sachin Tendulkar Education:
High School: Sharadashram Vidyamandir (English) High School
College: Kirti M. Doongursee College
*He attended Sharadashram Vidyamandir (High School), where he began his cricketing career under the guidance of his coach and mentor, Ramakant Achrekar.
*He attended the Indian Education Society’s New English School in Bandra (East).
*After high school, he attended at Kirti College, where his father also taught.
Test: 15 November 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi
ODI: December 18th, 1989 against Pakistan in Gujranwala
T20: December 1st, 2006 against South Africa in Johennesburg
#10 (IPL, Mumbai Indians)
Sachin Tendulkar Favorite Things:
Sports: Cricket, Tennis, F1
Tennis Players: Roger Federer, John McEnroe
Cricketers: Sunil Gavaskar, Sir Vivian Richards, Wasim Akram, Anil Kumble, Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan, Glenn McGrath, Curtly Ambose
Non-cricketing sports heroes: John McEnroe, Diego Maradona
Movie: Coming to America, Sholay
Restaurant: Maurya, Bukhara, Sheraton
Holiday resort: Headingley, Yorkshire
Cricket ground: Sydney Cricket Ground, Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
Hotel: The Park Royal Darling Harbour, Sydney
Destinations: New Zealand, Mussorie
Actress: Madhuri Dixit
Actors: Amitabh Bachchan, Nana Patekar, Amir Khan
Singer: Kishore Kumar
Song: ‘Yaad aa raha hai tera pyar’ by Bappi Lahiri
Perfume: Comme des Garcons
Band: Dire Straits
Food: Crabs stuffed with spices, Bombay Duck, Prawn Curry, Keema Paratha, Lassi, Chingri Prawns, Mutton Curry/Biryani
Childhood heroes: Sir Vivian Richards, Sunil Gavaskar, Sandeep Patil
Sachin Tendulkar Facts:
*He wanted to be a professional Tennis player.
*He was named by his father after Sachin Dev Burman.
*He made a special appearance in the Bollywood film “Stumped” in 2003.
*His wife Anjali has never watched Tendulkar bat LIVE – only recordings.
*He is a very good cook, and once cooked a brinjal curry for his teammates.
*His brother Ajit introduced him to cricket at a very young age to put a leash on his mischievous and bullish behavior.
*He writes with his left hand but, when it comes to cricket, he is a right-handed batsman and a right-handed spin bowler.
*Sunil Gavaskar had gifted Tendulkar a pair of pads when he was a schoolboy – the same pair of pads he wore on his Test debut four years later against Pakistan, in 1989.
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