Wednesday, January 19, 2011


It was 24 of April 1973 and the house of a well known Marathi novelists was pampered with celebrations of the birth of a third son in the family. Nobody knew that the youngest sibling of late Sh. Ramesh Tendulkar will one day set 'Sky as the Limit' and make the country proud. Born in Mumbai (then Bombay) into a middle-class family, Sachin Tendulkar is a pillar of an unmatched success attained by his own devotion, passion and love for the game of cricket.

In a splendid career extending over two decades, Sachin has broken almost every record of cricket history. He has actually redefined the English proverb “Records are meant to be broken by Sachin”. From domestic circuit to the international arena, no record seems to be untouched by the little master. Sachin Tendulkar, the brightest star in the world of cricket has achieved his greatest prices with his intellectual and skillful cricketing brains.

Here are some interesting facts related to the legend of Sachin Tendulkar – the modern age Bradman.

Did You Know? ? ?

*Sachin is ambidextrous. He bats with his right hand but signs autographs and eats or plays table tennis with his left.

* Tendulkar sponsors 200 under-privileged children every year through Apnalaya, a Mumbai-based NGO.

* Sachin is the only Indian cricketer to reach Madams Tussauds museum with his statue standing tall.

*Virgin Comics is launching a series of comic books featuring Sachin Tendulkar as a superhero.

* It had taken Tendulkar 79 ODI's to score a century.

* In school, Tendulkar took immense pride in his long curly hair, and was once mistaken for a girl by good friend and fellow cricketer Atul Ranade.

* Sachin Owns two restaurants in Mumbai by the names Sachin'sand Tendulkars.

* Like loads of other cricketers, Sachin is pretty superstitious – he’ll always put on his left pad before his right whenever he’s getting padded up.

* Sachin has recieved the top civilian honours in India like Arjuna award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushn.

* Sachin Tendulkar is the first batsman to have been declared run out by a third umpire in 1992 against South Africa in South Africa.

* Sachin Tendulkar is the only player to score a century while making his Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani Trophy debut.

* The present coach of Indian Cricket team, Gary Kirsten has an international cricket career of 14 years whereas Sachin himself is playing from 20 years.

* Sachin Tendulkar was named after music director Sachin Dev Burmand.

* Ferrari gave Sachin Tendulkar a 360 Modena for equaling Bradman's 29 centuries in Test Cricket and laws were passed so he could bring the car into India without paying customs

* Sachin sought proper prior permission from Indian government to use the tricolour on his helmet.

* He was the first overseas cricketer to play for Yorkshire CCC in 1992.

* Oddly, Wisden does not include any innings by Tendulkar among its list of 100 greatest Test batting performances.

On the Field

* Rated as the second best batsman of all time (next to Don Bradman) by Wisden

* Highest number of centuries in both Test(47) and One day cricket(45).

* Highest run scorer in both both Test and One day cricket.

* 673 runs in 2003 World Cup, highest by any one in a single Cricket World Cup.
* In 1998 he hit 9 ODI centuries, the highest by any player in an year.

* In 1998 he made 1,894 ODI runs, still the record for ODI runs by any batsman in any given calendar year.

* Holds the record for scoring 1,000 ODI runs in a calendar year. He has
done it six times – 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2003.

By : Saranjeet Singh

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