Sachin Tendulkar turns 51!

Sachin Tendulkar - The god of Cricket was born on 24th April, 1973.

The master blaster, little master and God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar was born on 24th of April, 1973.

Sachin Tendulkar, known as the “master blaster,” holds the unique distinction of being the only batsman in world cricket to achieve 100 centuries. He is known as an inspiration for countless individuals, not just in India but across the globe. In India, where cricket is believed as a religion, Tendulkar is known as a deity, earning him the title of “God of Cricket.”

Early Life

Sachin Tendulkar was born on April 24, 1973, in Dadar, Mumbai, to a Brahmin family belonging to the Saraswat Brahmin community. His father, Ramesh Tendulkar, was a Marathi poet and novelist, while his mother, Rajni, worked in the insurance sector. He grew up with two half-brothers, Nitin and Ajit, and a half-sister named Savita. Sachin spent his early years in the Sahitya Sahawas Cooperative Housing Society in Bandra (East) and attended Sharadashram Vidyamandir High School for his education. During his school days, he showed interest in cricket and even attended the M.R.F. Pace Foundation to train as a fast bowler. However, following advice from Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee, he focused on batting instead. Sachin also enjoyed playing tennis. At the age of 14, he made headlines by scoring 326 runs in a school match, contributing to a world-record partnership of 664 runs.

In 1995, he tied the knot with Anjali after dating for five years. They have two children Sara and Arjun Tendulkar.

Cricket Journey

On December 11, 1988, in a first-class cricket match between Mumbai and Gujarat, Sachin scored an unbeaten century. This marked the beginning of his journey in cricket, where he played numerous matches both nationally and internationally.

During the 2011 World Cup, he was the top scorer, making 482 runs with an average of 53.55. His emotions overflowed with tears of joy after this victory.

On December 5, 2012, Sachin achieved a historic milestone by becoming the first batsman to surpass 34,000 runs across all formats of cricket. He played a total of approximately 657 international matches.

His much-awaited 100th century was accomplished on March 16, 2012, against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup. Sachin bid farewell to One Day International cricket on December 23, 2012, announcing his retirement from the format. He also decided not to play T20 Internationals.

Throughout his career, Sachin represented various major cricket teams, including the Indian Cricket Team, A.C.C. Asian XI, Mumbai Cricket teams, Mumbai Indians, and Yorkshire Cricket team.

Retirement

Sachin Tendulkar’s incredible cricket career spanned 24 years and ended on November 16, 2013, when he announced his retirement. His last One Day International (ODI) match was in December 2012, and he played his final Twenty20 match in 2013. His farewell to cricket as a player came during his 200th test match against West Indies on November 16, 2013.

Undoubtedly, Sachin Tendulkar is one of the greatest batsmen in the world, with a long list of records. He started breaking records at the age of 16 and continued to set new ones throughout his career. He has been an inspiration to millions, earning a special place in the hearts of people worldwide. When cricket is mentioned, Sachin’s name is the first that comes to mind for many.

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