Happy Birthday, Master Blaster!
God of cricket and inspiration of millions Sachin Tendulkar has turned 45 today! Both Bollywood and Cricket fraternity are pouring their best wishes on him and we too love to add our wish too. Happy Birthday, Sachin thanks for giving motivation to young cricketers.
He is an idol of many and lot of cricket gems like Virat Kohli has always followed them. The right-handed batsman has been known for grabbing a number of records and the way he has changed the face of World cricket.
Sachin was born to a Marathi novelist Ramesh Tendulkar and Rajni who worked in the insurance industry. Interestingly, his father Ramesh was a big Sachin Dev Burman fan and named his youngest son after him. Sachin was the fourth and the youngest kid in the family with two elder brothers, Nitin and Ajit and sister Savita.
Legendary cricketer’s incredible journey!
Considered as the ‘God of Cricket’, Tendulkar played as a youngster with his brother, Ajit, for Sahitya Sahawas society’s cricket team at Bandra East. He is passionate about the game since childhood. His elder brother Ajit is credited by Sachin for playing a pivotal role in his life as he introduced him to cricket in 1984.
Sachin was introduced to Ramakant Achrekar, a famous coach of his time. After being shifted to Sharadashram Vidyamandir (English) High School, a school that was more dominant for cricket on his coach’s advice, Sachin became a good household name during his training days and school cricket. The right-handed batsman was soon drafted by the Bombay Ranji team for the 1987-88 seasons but he just managed to play as a substitute fielder and was never selected in the playing XI in that particular season. It was his testing period. However, at an age of 15 years and 232 days, the young boy made a cut in Mumbai playing XI for the first time in a Ranji game against Gujarat on 11 December 1988 and stamped authority on the biggest stage of domestic cricket.
Tendulkar was unbeaten on 100 in this game and etched his name after becoming the youngest cricketer to score a first-class hundred on debut. In late 1989, Sachin was selected for the Indian tour of Pakistan, where he started off slow but turned into one of the best innings ever seen. Tendulkar further enhanced his reputation as a future great during the 1991–92 tour of Australia held just before the 1992 Cricket World Cup.
The match included an unbeaten 148 in the third Test at Sydney, making him the youngest batsman to score a century in Australia. His rise continued when Sachin was the leading run scorer at the 1996 World Cup, scoring two centuries.
The captaincy period of the master blaster was rather tough. Being the most brutal player with the bat did not make Sachin’s two captaincy stints to be equally successful as his batting. He was a good as a player but not as a captain. Tendulkar played an important role in carrying India to the final of 2003 World Cup where they lost to Australia in the final.The God of Cricket scored his 100th international century against Bangladesh in Mirpur in 2012 and ended up scoring 15921 runs in 200 Tests while 18426 runs in ODIs. Sachin retired from ODIs in 2012 while bid an adieu to Test cricket in 2013 after playing 200 Test matches. The cricketer’s last series came against West Indies where he scored 74 in his farewell Test innings.
List of Awards this Legend is Blessed with:
2.Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (1997-98)
5.Bharat Ratna(2014) while Wisden Cricketer of the Year(1997)
6.Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World (2010)
7.BCCI Cricketer of the Year award (2011).
Records Made by Sachin Tendulkar!
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