Sachin Tendulkar- A Master Class Cricketer

Sachin Tendulkar a name that most of the people who has the knowledge about cricket is some how familiar with. He is known as one of the greatest cricketer of all time. In India he is treated as a ‘God of Cricket’ and not only in India but in other countries also. He is a cricketer who has milestones of records which are really hard to be broken.

Though Sachin is played as a batsman under Indian Cricket but also he lead team India in international matches. Apart from the batting skills he had some great bowling abilities which stands very helpful in many matches. Sachin is a Right handed batsmen & loves to do bowling with Right arm medium and favourite batting style is leg break and off break.

Family Members:

His full name is Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. He was born at Nirmal Nursing Home on 24th April 1973 in Dadar, Mumbai, Maharastra, India. Though his nickname is Tendlya, people mostly known him as Little Master and Master Blaster. His wife’s name is Anjali Tendulkar, Daughter’s name is Sara Tendulkar and his son’s name is Arjun Tendulkar.

Sachin Tendulkar with family

Sachin Tendulkar’s father name is Ramesh Tendulkar. The name Sachin Tendulkar was given after his father’s favourite music director Sachin Dev Burman. Apart from playing cricket Sachin is also interested in Tennis. Sachin was a big fan of John McEnroe, who is one the most prominent tennis players of US. Sachin’s elder brother Ajit introduced him to Ramakant Achrekar hwho is famous for coaching young cricketers in the country and Sachin starts his cricket coaching from him at an early age.

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Sachin- Early Career

At school Tendulkar was regarded as a child genius and was a common point of discussion in the CCM (Cricketing Circles of Mumbai). Sachin was a constant feature for his school cricket team in Matunga Gujarati Seva Mandal Shield. Along with school cricket Sachin used to play in Club Cricket. Sachin’s first club was the John Bright Cricket Club and then he moved to the CCI (Cricket club of India).

Sachin Tendulkar

Ramakant Achrekar is the first cricket coach of Sachin and he is a famous cricket coach at Shivaji Park, Dadar. Ramakant Achrekar was impressed by Sachin Tendulkar’s talent and later he advises Sachin to sift his school to Sharadashram Vidyamandir High School.

Ramakant Achrekar used to put a 1 rupee coin on the top of the stumps and the bowler who dismissed Sachin will get the coin. If Sachin passed without dismissed the whole session, Achrekar will give the coin to Sachin. Now, Tendulkar considers having the thirteen coins.

International Career:

Sachin Tendulkar starts his test debut at the age of sixteen on 15 November 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi, His ODI debut match was on 18 December 1989 against Pakistan, He played his last test match on 14 November 2013 against West Indies and his last ODI match was played against Pakistan on 18 March 2012. Sachin played last world cup tournament in 2011 in which India became the world champion 2nd time after 1983 and it was a very special moment for him.

Sachin Tendulkar is the only player to score 100 International centuries, the first batsman to score a double century in an ODI and the only cricket player to complete more than 30, 000 runs in International Career.

Career Statistics:

Here is the full statistics of this genius cricketer.

Competition Test ODI (One Day     International) First Class             Cricket List A Cricket
Matches 200 463 310 551
Runs scored 15, 921 18, 426 25, 396 21, 999
Batting average 53. 78 44. 83 57. 84 45. 54
50s/100s 68/51 96/49 116/81 114/60
Top Score 248* 200* 248* 200*
Balls Bowled 4, 240 8, 054 7, 605 10, 230
Wickets 46 154 71 201
Bowling average 54. 17 44. 48 61. 74 42. 17
5 wickets in innings 0 2 0 2
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/10 5/32 3/10 5/32
Catches/Stumpings 115/ – 140/ – 186/ – 175/ –


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