Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

Nick Name
: Tendlya, Little Master,Master Blaster
:24 Apr,1973
:46 years, 4 months
:Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Debut On
:15 November 1989
Retired On
: 16th november 2013

About Sachin Tendulkar

Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar (born 24 April 1973) is a former Indian cricketer widely acknowledged as the greatest cricketer of all time.He took up cricket at the age of eleven, made his Test debut on 15 November 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi at the age of sixteen, and went on to represent Mumbai domestically and India internationally for close to twenty-four years. He is the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries, the first batsman to score a double century in a One Day International, the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international cricket. and the 16th player and first Indian to aggregate 50,000 runs or more in all forms of domestic and international recognised cricket.

In 2002 just half way through his career, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack ranked him the second greatest Test batsman of all time, behind Don Bradman, and the second greatest ODI batsman of all time, behind Viv Richards.Later in his career, Tendulkar was a part of the Indian team that won the 2011 World Cup, his first win in six World Cup appearances for India.He had previously been named "Player of the Tournament" at the 2003 edition of the tournament, held in South Africa. In 2013, he was the only Indian cricketer included in an all-time Test World XI named to mark the 150th anniversary of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.

Tendulkar received the Arjuna Award in 1994 for his outstanding sporting achievement, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 1997, India's highest sporting honour, and the Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan awards in 1999 and 2008, respectively, India's fourth and second highest civilian awards. After a few hours of his final match on 16 November 2013, the Prime Minister's Office announced the decision to award him the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award. He is the youngest recipient to date and the first ever sportsperson to receive the award.He also won the 2010 Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for cricketer of the year at the ICC awards.In 2012, Tendulkar was nominated to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India.He was also the first sportsperson and the first person without an aviation background to be awarded the honorary rank of group captain by the Indian Air Force.In 2012, he was named an Honorary Member of the Order of Australia.

In December 2012, Tendulkar announced his retirement from ODIs.He retired from Twenty20 cricket in October 2013 and subsequently announced his retirement from all forms of cricket,retiring on 16 November 2013 after playing his 200th and final Test match, against the West Indies in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.Tendulkar played 664 international cricket matches in total, scoring 34,357 runs

Sachin Tendulkar Name:

Tendulkar was born at Nirmal Nursing Home on 24 April 1973.His father, Ramesh Tendulkar, was a well-known Marathi novelist and his mother, Rajni, worked in the insurance industry.Ramesh named Tendulkar after his favourite music director, Sachin Dev Burman. 

Early career:

Raj Singh Dungarpur is credited for the selection of Tendulkar for the Indian tour of Pakistan in late 1989,and that too after just one first class season.The Indian selection committee had shown interest in selecting Tendulkar for the tour of the West Indies held earlier that year, but eventually did not select him, as they did not want him to be exposed to the dominant fast bowlers of the West Indies so early in his career. Tendulkar made his Test debut against Pakistan in Karachi in November 1989 aged just 16 years and 205 days. He made just 15 runs, being bowled by Waqar Younis, who also made his debut in that match, but was noted for how he handled numerous blows to his body at the hands of the Pakistani pace attack.In the fourth and final Test in Sialkot, he was hit on the nose by a bouncer bowled by Younis, but he declined medical assistance and continued to bat even as he gushed blood from it.In a 20-over exhibition game in Peshawar, held in parallel with the bilateral series, Tendulkar made 53 runs off 18 balls, including an over in which he scored 27 runs (6, 4, 0, 6, 6, 6) off leg-spinner Abdul Qadir.This was later called "one of the best innings I have seen" by the then Indian captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth.In all, he scored 215 runs at an average of 35.83 in the Test series, and was dismissed without scoring a run in the only One Day International (ODI) he played.Thus Sachin Tendulkar became the youngest player to debut for India in Tests at the age of 16 years and 205 days and also the youngest player to debut for India in ODIs at the age of 16 years and 238 days.

Sachin Tendulkar Achievements

National honours:

1994 – Arjuna Award, by the Government of India in recognition of his outstanding achievement in sports.

1997–98 – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest honour given for achievement in sports.

1999 – Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award.

2001 – Maharashtra Bhushan Award, Maharashtra State's highest Civilian Award.

2008 – Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award.

2014 – Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award.

Other honours:

1997 – Wisden Cricketer of the Year.

2002 – In commemorating Tendulkar's feat of equalling Don Bradman's 29 centuries in Test Cricket, automotive company Ferrari invited him to its paddock in Silverstone on the eve of the British Grand Prix on 23 July, to receive a Ferrari 360 Modena from the F1 world champion Michael Schumacher.

2003 – Player of the tournament in 2003 Cricket World Cup.

2004, 2007, 2010 – ICC World ODI XI.

2009, 2010, 2011 – ICC World Test XI.

2010 – Outstanding Achievement in Sport and the Peoples Choice Award at The Asian Awards in London.

2010 – Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World.

2010 – ICC Award-Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for cricketer of the year.

2010 – LG People's Choice Award.

2010 – Made an Honorary group captain by the Indian Air Force.

2011 – BCCI Cricketer of the Year award.

2011 – Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year award.

2012 – Wisden India Outstanding Achievement award.

2012 – Honorary Life Membership of Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)

2012 – Honorary Member of the Order of Australia, given by the Australian government.

2013 – Indian Postal Service released a stamp of Tendulkar and he became the second Indian after Mother Teresa to have such stamp released in their lifetime.

Awards from the media:

In August 2003, he was voted as the "Greatest Sportsman" of the country in the sport personalities category in the Best of India poll conducted by Zee News.

In November 2006, Time magazine named him as one of the Asian Heroes.

In December 2006, he was named "Sports person of the Year"

In June 2009, Time magazine included his Test Debut in "Top 10 Sporting Moments".

In 2010, he was voted as one of the world's 100 most influential people in "The 2010 TIME 100" poll conducted by Time magazine.

The current India Poised campaign run by The Times of India has nominated him as the Face of New India next to the likes of Amartya Sen and Mahatma Gandhi among others.

In February 2010,he was declared "Sports Icon of the Year for 21 years" by NDTV at the NDTV Indian of the Year Awards

Awards for individual Matches and Series:

Tendulkar has won a record 15 Man of the Series (MoS) and 62 Man of the Match (MoM) awards in ODI Matches.He has won a Man of the Match Award against every one of the ICC Full Members (Test Playing Nations). The only teams against whom he has not won an ODI Man of the Match award, are the United Arab Emirates (2 matches played), the Netherlands (1 match) and Bermuda (1 match).

ODI awards:

The List of ODI Awards for Sachin Tendulkar is intended to summarize the list of awards won by Sachin Tendulkar, an Indian cricketer on the field over his ODI career. Tendulkar is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsman in world cricket history.He holds the world record for the most number of Man of the Series (MoS) and Man of the Match (MoM) awards in ODI matches.Tendulkar also holds the record for most number of MoM awards in Cricket World Cup matches (9 MoM Awards in 45 games).

In terms of frequency of Man of Match awards, Tendulkar averages an award once every 7.31 matches - 62 awards in 453 matches (as of 7 July 2012). This average stands behind Viv Richards (MoM award once every 5.58 matches) and Gordon Greenidge (MoM award once every 6.00 matches) for cricketers who have appeared in at least 100 matches.

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