Sachin Tendulkar Biography – Early Life, Awards And Cricket Journey

Sachin Tendulkar was born on 24 April 1973 in Nirmal Nursing Home, Dadar, Mumbai. Sachin Tendulkar’s father Ramesh Tendulkar was the most famous novelist in Maharashtra and his mother Rajni was an insurance agent. His father named him Sachin after Sachin Dev Burman, who was his favorite music director. Sachin is the youngest of his 4 brothers and sisters, his elder brothers Nitin and Ajit and then his sister Savita.

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The 5-year-old Sachin had only one passion, cricket, cricket and only cricket. At the age of 5, Sachin used to play cricket with his older children and hit many sixes. Seeing this, his brother Ajit would have been surprised. In 1984, Ajit went to Ramakant Achrekar of Maharashtra with Sachin at the age of 11. From that day onwards Sachin’s fame started becoming a cricketer. And while returning home the same day, Sachin told his brother that I can play well with the rest. This was 11-year-old Sachin’s confidence.

Tendulkar practiced for four hours in a day. To give more time to practice, Sachin decided to stay with his uncle and aunt, who lived near Shivaji Park.

Sachin Tendulkar Cricket Journey

Sachin Tendulkar was selected at the age of 15 in the Mumbai team. In 1988, Sachin played a 100-run knock against Gujarat. And this year, Sachin scored consecutive centuries in Duleep Trophy, Irani Trophy, Ranji Trophy and became the first player to do so.

And at the age of 16, in 1989 in Karachi, Sachin played the first match against Pakistan on behalf of the Indian Cricket team. And Sachin was out after scoring 15 runs. And in the same series, in Peshawar, Sachin got hurt due to the ball hitting his nose, but Sachin did not stop and played the entire match and scored 54 runs.

In 1990, the first century in England took place. And seeing the innings of Sachin in England, Sachin was compared to the great players. Sachin scored 148 runs in the 1991–1992 Australia tour. And had replaced the opener in the Indian team in 1994. On 25 May 1995, Sachin married Anjali Tendulkar.

In the 2003 Cricket World Cup, Sachin scored 673 runs in 11 matches, which led India to the final but lost to Australia. But Sachin was awarded the Man of the Tournament award.

But in 2005-2006, Sachin got a complaint of tennis elbow. It is believed that Sachin will now retire from cricket. But coming out of his difficult time, Sachin returned to the Indian cricket team in 2007 and completed 11,000 test runs. In the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 2007–08, scored 493 runs in 4 Tests.

Sachin once again performed very well in the 2011 World Cup and scored 482 runs, which also had two centuries. India defeated Sri Lanka to win the World Cup and it was Sachin’s first World Cup.

Sachin Tendulkar Awards

1994Arjuna Award Recipient for achievements in cricket
1997One of the five cricketers selected as Wisden Cricketer of the Year
1997Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World
1997/1998Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna – India’s highest sporting honour
1999Padma Shri – India’s fourth-highest civilian award
2003The “Greatest Sportsman” of the country in the Best of India poll by Zee News
2004ICC World ODI XI
2006One of the Asian Heroes by Time magazine
2006Sportsperson of the Year
2007ICC World ODI XI
2008Padma Vibhushan – India’s second-highest civilian award
2009Time magazine included Sachin’s Test Debut in “Top 10 Sporting Moments”
2009ICC World Test XI
2010LG People’s Choice Award
2010ICC Cricketer of the Year – Highest award in the ICC listings
2010Sports Icon of the Year for 21 years at the NDTV Indian of the Year Awards
2010One of the world’s 100 most influential people
2010ICC World ODI XI
2010ICC World Test XI
2010Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World
2011ICC World Test XI
2012Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World
2012Wisden India Outstanding Achievement award
2012Honorary Member of the Order of Australia, given by the Australian government
2014Bharat Ratna

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