Sachin Tendulkar

Profession: Cricketer


Brothers of Sachin Tendulkar

Nitin Tendulkar (Elder, Half-Brother), Ajit Tendulkar (Elder, Half-Brother)

Father of Sachin Tendulkar

Late Ramesh Tendulkar (Novelist)

Mother of Sachin Tendulkar

Rajni Tendulkar (Worked as an Insurance Agent)

Sisters of Sachin Tendulkar

Savita Tendulkar (Elder, Half-Sister)

Wife/Spouse of Sachin Tendulkar

Anjali Tendulkar (Pediatrician)

Affairs/Girlfriends of Sachin Tendulkar

Anjali Tendulkar (Pediatrician)

Favourite Actor(s) of Sachin Tendulkar

Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Nana Patekar

Favourite Actress of Sachin Tendulkar

Madhuri Dixit

Favourite Colour of Sachin Tendulkar

Blue

Favourite Cricket Ground(s) of Sachin Tendulkar

Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) & Wankhede Stadium Mumbai

Favourite Cricketer(s) of Sachin Tendulkar

Batsmen : Sunil Gavaskar, Sir Vivian Richards
Bowlers : Wasim Akram, Anil Kumble, Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan, Glenn McGrath, Curtly Ambrose

Favourite Destination(s) of Sachin Tendulkar

New Zealand, Mussorie

Favourite Film(s) of Sachin Tendulkar

Bollywood: Sholay
Hollywood: Coming To America

Favourite Food(s) of Sachin Tendulkar

Bombay Duck, Prawn Curry, Crab masala, Keema Paratha, Lassi, Chingri Prawns, Mutton Biryani, Mutton Curry, Baigan Bharta, Sushi

Favourite Hotel of Sachin Tendulkar

Park Royal Darling, Sydney

Favourite Musician(s) of Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Dev Burman, Bappi Lahiri, Dire Straits

Favourite Perfume of Sachin Tendulkar

Comme des Garcons

Favourite Restaurant of Sachin Tendulkar

Bukhara, Maurya Sheraton, in Delhi

Favourite Shot of Sachin Tendulkar

Straight Drive

Favourite Singer(s) of Sachin Tendulkar

Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar

Favourite Song of Sachin Tendulkar

"Yaad Aa Raha Hai Tera Pyar" by Bappi Lahiri

Favourite Sport(s) of Sachin Tendulkar

Lawn Tennis, Formula 1

Favourite Tennis Player(s) of Sachin Tendulkar

John McEnroe & Roger Federer

Controversies of Sachin Tendulkar

In 1999, Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan collided with him during a Test match in Kolkata, resulting in his being ruled run out by the third umpire.   In 2001, he was suspended for one Test match by referee Mike Denness for not informing umpires that he was cleaning the seam of the ball during the Port Elizabeth Test against South Africa.  

Information about Sachin Tendulkar

His formative years were spent in the 'Sahitya Sahawas Cooperative Housing Society' in Bandra (East).  With his first-class tally of 50,192, Tendulkar is the third non-England player, after Gordon Greenidge and Viv Richards, to enter the 50,000-first-class-runs club.  In the ten-year period between 1993 and 2002, Sachin Tendulkar's Test average of 62.30 was the best by a distance.  Tendulkar was dismissed ten times in Tests when he was in his nineties, the most for any batsman.  At the age of 17, he met his wife Anjali for the first time at the Mumbai airport and got married to her 5 years later.  At Sharadashram Vidyamandir, he scored 329 out of a world-record stand of 664 along with Vinod Kambli.  In 1990, Tendulkar did his first ad for Band-Aid. Two years later in 1992, he was endorsing Pepsi and was on his way to becoming cricket's first millionaire.  After being impressed with Sachin, Achrekar advised him to shift his schooling to Sharadashram Vidyamandir (English) High School in Dadar. Sachin moved to his aunt's home in Dadar, as it was nearer to the school.  In 2008, his wax statue was erected in London's Madame Tussauds.  He was named after the famous Indian Music Director, Sachin Dev Burman.  When talking about his test stats, against no team did he average less than 42- the lowest averages were against Pakistan (42.28) and South Africa (42.46).  The 1998 Sharjah Tournament is considered to be his best tournament as he single-handedly helped India reach the finals and also made a significant contribution helping out India emerging victorious.  He owned a restaurant in Colaba, Mumbai called 'Tendulkar's.' However, the restaurant couldn't run longer and has been closed for business.  Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher gifted him a new Ferrari 360 Modena in 2002.  He was a ball boy during the 1987 World Cup semi-finals between India and England at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai.  He is the co-owner of the Kochi ISL team in the Indian Super League Football League in India with PVP Ventures owned by Prasad V Potluri.  Does Sachin Tendulkar smoke?: No  In 2003, he made a special appearance in a Bollywood film called 'Stumped.'  Sachin Tendulkar is said to be so concerned with his game that when he was struggling to score runs throughout the 2003 season, he even changed the way he used to play. Earlier, he had been dismissed on a number of occasions driving at wide balls outside his off stump, and when he scored 241* against Australia in January 2004, there was no driving outside the off stump. His determination towards his game is still hailed by the cricket fraternity around the world.  His mother, Rajni, worked for an Insurance Company.  He made 15 runs in his Test Debut and zero (Duck) in his ODI Debut, both Vs Pakistan.  Sachin Tendulkar is the youngest Indian and the third youngest overall to score a Test century. Had he scored a ton in his last Test innings, he would have been the oldest Indian to score a Test century as well.  I have seen God. He bats for India at no. 4 in tests.'  He developed an interest in Lawn Tenis and started idolizing John McEnroe.  For much of his career, his exploits on the cricket pitch were solo efforts. At the peak of his career, his popularity had grown so massively that people would watch as long as Sachin was batting, and the moment he got out, they switched off their TV sets and went back to work, because they felt victory was no longer in the cards.'  Soon, he became a case of the child prodigy at his school.  A First for me! You may not know this, but I have never gotten a shave from someone else before. That record has been shattered today. Such an honour to meet the #BarbershopGirls and present them the @gilletteindia Scholarship. #ShavingStereotypes #DreamsDontDiscriminate  He loves celebrating 'Ganesh Chaturthi' festival and considers it as the most important day of the year.  He has his own personalized kit in which he carries a painting of Tri-color (Indian National Flag) by his daughter Sara.  He is the youngest Indian player ever to feature in Tests and ODIs at the age of 16.  He averaged more than 50 in Australia and England, 49.52 in New Zealand, and 46.44 in South Africa, countries where subcontinent batsmen have often struggled.  He has also been a Member of India's upper house of parliament (Rajya Sabha).  Sachin has 3 elder siblings (2 half-brothers Nitin and Ajit & a half-sister Savita). They were from his father's first wife, who died.  It was Sachin's elder brother, Ajit, who recognized his cricketing ability and introduced him to Cricket in 1984. He brought Sachin to Ramakant Achrekar at Shivaji Park in Dadar, Bombay (now in Mumbai).  Six times Sachin scored 1000 or more Test runs in a calendar year, the most by any batsman.  He started practising hard at the Shivaji Park, and during the net practice, Achrekar used to put a coin on the middle stump and offer the bowlers that he would give that coin to the bowler who would get the wicket of Sachin.  His upper-cut to Shoaib Akhtar for 6 during the 2003 World Cup is considered his epic shot ever by his fans.  He is the first and the youngest Indian sportsperson to be awarded Bharat Ratna.  On 24 February 2010, he became the first Cricketer to score a double hundred in an ODI. He set this benchmark against South Africa at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, India.  Sachin has a magnum heart and every year he sponsors 200 underprivileged children through Apnalaya, a Mumbai-based NGO associated with his mother-in-law, Annabel Mehta.  Apart from cricket he loves other sports like Tennis, Football and Formula 1 and is a huge fan of John McEnroe, Diego Maradona, and Michael Schumacher.  Does Sachin Tendulkar drink alcohol?: Yes  Tendulkar's career span of 24 years and a day is the fifth-longest in Test history.  Tendulkar was dismissed 681 times in his career and for just over 60% of those dismissals, he was out caught.  He is ambidextrous, i.e. he bats and bowls with his right hand but writes with his left hand.  The young Sachin was considered a bully in his neighbourhood.  Of the 329 innings he played in his Test career, 275 were at the No. 4 position. For the first 22 innings of his Test career, Sachin batted at number 6 or 7, but the change happened after he scored 148* against Australia in Sydney in 1992. In the second innings of the second Test, in Adelaide, Sachin moved up to No. 4- above Vengsarkar and Azharuddin. He scored only 17 in that innings but the next game was in Perth, and Tendulkar's mesmerizing 114- in only his second innings at No. 4- settled matters. Matthew Hayden once said-  He was born to a well-known Marathi novelist, Ramesh Tendulkar at Nirmal Nursing Home in Dadar, Bombay. 


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