Sachin Tendulkar

50 Years (24 Apr, 1973)
Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
top-order batter
right-hand bat
right-arm offbreak
1989 - 2013
Yorkshire, Mumbai Indians, Mumbai, Asia XI, India

Sachin Tendulkar Bio

“A standard or point of reference against which things may be compared.” That is the definition of a benchmark. The name Sachin Tendulkar is the benchmark upon which excellence is based. People may smash records. They will have individual milestones. But, the benchmark will be - Is it anywhere near Sachin Tendulkar? For people growing up in the 90s and in the first decade of the 21st century, Sachin Tendulkar meant life. Consider the impact that he would h...Read More

“A standard or point of reference against which things may be compared.” That is the definition of a benchmark. The name Sachin Tendulkar is the benchmark upon which excellence is based. People may smash records. They will have individual milestones. But, the benchmark will be - Is it anywhere near Sachin Tendulkar? For people growing up in the 90s and in the first decade of the 21st century, Sachin Tendulkar meant life. Consider the impact that he would have. When he scored, billions cheered. Until he stayed, India never lost hope of winning a match. When he was out, Indian fans would switch off the TV, walk out of the stadium and concede the match.

For an individual to have an impact like that, he needed to be extraordinary. That is what Sachin Tendulkar was. His brilliance with the bat at a time when India was Tigers at Home, Lambs Abroad made him one of the greatest. He reserved his best for the best teams at that time. Just ask Australia, against whom he has a total of 20 centuries in all formats. He always hurt them and gave them nightmares. Just ask Shane Warne, the greatest legspinner at that time. The way he prepared to counter them is a stuff of legends. He made his first impression against the Australians by smashing 114 on a difficult wicket in Perth in 1992. Prior to that, he had hit a century in Sydney. If Desert Storm is associated with the American Invasion of Iraq in the 90s, that was spectacularly hijacked b Sachin Tendulkar during his knocks of 143 and 134 in Sharjah in 1998. It was as if Tendulkar had conjured up the elements in his favor. That sandstorm and the transformation of his knock redefined the word sublime.

Tendulkar took on every opponent in their own backyard. Even with age, he managed to counter Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel in one of the greatest battles of bat and ball in Newlands 2011. For a journalist, Tendulkar was everyone’s dream and a nightmare. What new can you write on Sachin Tendulkar? Every aspect, every record would be documented in detail. Since everyone saw it, they remembered.

The numbers and the longevity that Tendulkar has amassed might never be overhauled. When he hit his first Test century in Manchester, he was destined for great things. Even before that, he had his nose broken by a bouncer from Waqar Younis but he continued. That tour of Pakistan as a 16-year-old made him tough. It is this toughness and the hunger to succeed which made him the G.O.A.T of the game. The numbers 18426, 15921 in ODIs and Tests will be etched just like Sir Don Bradman’s 99.94 average. By the way, one cricket god had to pay tribute to another bonafide god. Such was his impact. In 2010, Tendulkar cemented his legacy as The G.O.A.T when he became the first male cricketer to hit a double century in ODIs. When he won the 2011 World Cup, he had achieved everything. The dominance with the bat, as well as occasionally with the ball, makes him supreme. Who can forget his death overs bowling in the 90s where defending seven or six runs was easy.

Sachin Tendulkar is the yardstick of excellence. There can never be another Sachin Tendulkar in the cricketing world. The achievements on the field gave India and billions the belief to dream. It was all possible because of one Master Blaster called Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.

When Did Sachin Tendulkar make his international and IPL debut?

Sachin Tendulkar made his debut in the Test match against Pakistan in November 1989. He made his ODI debut in that same tour. After 17 years, he made his T20I debut against South Africa in Johannesburg. In 2008, he made his IPL debut.

T20I2006South AfricaJohannesburg10
IPL2008Chennai Super KingsMumbai12

Sachin Tendulkar List of Centuries

When it comes to centuries, Sachin Tendulkar is the supreme batting machine. He is the leading century-maker in ODIs and Tests. He has 51 Test centuries and 49 ODI tons. Sachin Tendulkar is the only individual in the history of cricket to hit 100 international tons. He even has one IPL century.

Sachin Tendulkar Test Century List

217New ZealandAhmedabad1999290
203Sri LankaColombo2010231
179West IndiesNagpur1994241
177EnglandTrent Bridge1996260
176West IndiesKolkata2002260
169South AfricaCape Town1997260
160New ZealandHamilton2009260
155South AfricaBloemfontein2001231
148Sri LankaMumbai1997203
146South AfricaCape Town2011172
143Sri LankaColombo1997200
142Sri LankaLucknow1994220
139Sri LankaColombo1997160
126*New ZealandMohali1999140
124*Sri LankaColombo1999101
117West IndiesPort of Spain2002140
113New ZealandWellington1998132
111*South AfricaCenturion2010131
111South AfricaJohannesburg1992190
109Sri LankaDelhi2005141
106South AfricaKolkata2010120
104*Sri LankaColombo1993111
100*Sri LankaAhmedabad2009110
100South AfricaNagpur2010130

Sachin Tendulkar ODI Century List

200*South AfricaGwalior2010253
186*New ZealandHyderabad1999203
163*New ZealandChristchurch2009165
141*West IndiesKuala Lumpur2006135
138Sri LankaColombo2009101
137Sri LankaDelhi199685
128Sri LankaColombo199882
122South AfricaVadodara2000120
120Sri LankaColombo1999112
117New ZealandBangalore1997132
115New ZealandVadodara199493
114South AfricaMumbai1996140
113Sri LankaBristol2002121
112*Sri LankaSharjah1995151
111South AfricaNagpur201183
110Sri LankaColombo199651
105West IndiesJaipur1994100
102New ZealandHyderabad2003121
101Sri LankaSharjah200031
101South AfricaJohannesburg200190
100*West IndiesVadodara2007101

Sachin Tendulkar IPL Century List

100Kochi Tuskers KeralaMumbai2011123

Sachin Tendulkar List of Awards

Here is the list of Awards that Sachin Tendulkar has accumulated in his entire playing career.

1994Arjuna Award
1997/98Khel Ratna Award
1999Padma Shri
2001Maharashtra Bhushan Award
2008Padma Vibhushan
2014Bharat Ratna
1998, 2010Wisden Leading Cricketer of the Year
2020Laureus World Sports Award
2010Sir Garfield Sobers Cricketer of the Year Award
2010Honorary Group Captain Indian Air Force
2019ICC Hall of Fame

What is the Net Worth of Sachin Tendulkar and his Brand Endorsements?

Sachin Tendulkar’s achievements in cricket has made him one of the greatest sportsmen to emerge from India. Tendulkar’s net worth is a staggering Rs 1110 crore, which is USD 150 million. His yearly income is Rs 50 crore while his monthly income is stipulated to be Rs 4 crore.

These are the list of brands that Sachin Tendulkar has endorsed

  • Boost
  • Pepsi
  • Sunfeast
  • Visa
  • BMW
  • SBI Mutual Funds
  • IDBI Life Insurance
  • Luminous
  • Apollo Tyres
  • 100MB
  • Unacademy
  • MRF
  • Philips
  • Canon
  • Britannia
  • Toshiba
  • G-Hanz
  • Airtel
  • Castrol
  • Coca Cola
  • Colgate
  • Sanyo BPL

Sachin Tendulkar and the List of Cars that he has

Sachin Tendulkar is hugely passionate about cars. When he got a Ferrari 360 from F1 legend Michael Schumacher, he did not have to pay customs which caused a huge roar. Apart from the Ferrari, he has a Nissan GT-R, BMW i8, BMW M5, Mercedes Benz, BMW X5M, BMW M6

What is the Jersey Number of Sachin Tendulkar in Indian cricket team and IPL?

In sports, it seems to be divine providence that most famous personalities Don the No.10 jersey. It is no different in Sachin Tendulkar’s case. He dons the No.10 jersey for both India and the Mumbai Indians.

Sachin Tendulkar And His Family Details

Sachin Tendulkar was born on April 24, 1973. His father, Ramesh Tendulkar, is a noted Marathi novelist and poet. His mother, Rajini, worked in an Insurance firm. Sachin Tendulkar has two half brothers, Ajit and Nitin. They also have a half-sister, Savita. There is an interesting trivia over the name of Sachin Tendulkar. Ramesh’s favorite music composer was Sachin Dev Burman. Thus, when his son was born, he decided to name him Sachin.

Sachin Tendulkar and his childhood sporting heroes

As a kid, Sachin Tendulkar grew up idolizing Tennis legend John McEnroe. He would carry his Tennis racquet and he dreamt of playing Tennis.

Sachin Tendulkar and His Exploits in Childhood Cricket

As a child, Sachin Tendulkar was very mischievous. To curb that behavior, Tendulkar’s brother Ajit decided to take him to cricket. His first coach, Ramakant Achrekar, saw that Tendulkar had talent. However, Achrekar was fond of Vinod Kambli and predicted that Kambli would have a bigger name than Sachin. In the Kanga domestic league in Mumbai, Sachin Tendulkar impressed. However, his key moment came when he and Kambli shared a partnership of 664 for Sharadashram Vidyamandir with Kambli in the Harris Shield match against St Xaviers.

As a kid, he was one of the ball boys during the 1987 World Cup semi-final between India and England at the Wankhede stadium. Prior to his debut, he also fielded as a substitute for the Pakistan team in 1989. So, technically, Tendulkar did play for Pakistan.

Details on Sachin Tendulkar’s wife Anjali

Sachin Tendulkar met Anjali after he returned from his debut tour in 1989. It was love at first sight. Tendulkar was 17 years old but Anjali was six years older. After dating for five years, Anjali and Sachin tied the knot on 24, May 1995. Anjali is the daughter of industrialist Anand Mehta and Annabel Mehta. Her mother runs an NGO and after marriage, she managed the resources.

What are the names of Sachin Tendulkar’s son and daughter?

Sachin Tendulkar’s daughter’s name is Sara and she was born on October 12, 1997. Sara is a graduate in Medicine from the University of London. On September 1999, a son was born to Sachin and his name is Arjun Tendulkar. Arjun is an aspiring cricketer but unlike his father, he is a bowler. His left-arm pace has often hurt many cricketers. He was recently included in the Mumbai Indians squad but did not get a game.

Sachin Tendulkar After Retirement

Sachin Tendulkar retired in October 2013 in the Mumbai Test against West Indies. The crowds that were present saw the Wankhede flooded with tears and tributes. After retirement, he was an MP in the Rajya Sabha. He was one of the first nine celebrities appointed by PM Narendra Modi to spread awareness regarding cleanliness and make Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India Mission) a people's movement. The cricketer accepted the nomination and posted a video of sweeping a street with his friends in Mumbai.

In 2017, he helped sanitation workers to clean the Bandra Fort to contribute in the Swachhata Hi Seva (cleanliness is service) campaign of clean India movement and to spread awareness and encourage people for this Clean India movement. In 2019, he was awarded the most effective Swachhta Ambassador by India Today Group's fifth edition of Safaigiri awards for using his popularity and fame to promote cleanliness and ensure the country achieves its goal of a Swachh Bharat. Tendulkar sponsors 200 underprivileged children every year through Apnalaya


Sachin Tendulkar Stats

Sachin Tendulkar News

Mar 17, 2024
So if I tell you to name the first player that comes to your mind when you hear the phrase “The Record Breaker“, only two names could be heard. If you are a cricket fan you would name The God of Cricket, the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar whereas if you are a Football fan, you […]
Nov 29, 2023
Tendulkar expressed, "I am delighted he has achieved this milestone. I am confident that this journey is not concluded.
Nov 19, 2023
Sachin Tendulkar, a cricke­t great, surprised Virat Kohli before­ the big ODI World Cup final with Australia. This happened at Nare­ndra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Tendulkar gave Kohli a gift – his own ’10’ je­rsey! He wore that je­rsey during his last ODI match against Pakistan in 2012. The Indian cricket board caught this touching […]
Nov 15, 2023
Virat Kohli scripts another milestone in ODI cricket to edge past the record of Sachin Tendulkar and reach his 50th century.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sachin Tendulkar

What is the height and weight of Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar's height is 1.62 meters and his weight is 62 kgs

What is Sachin Tendulkar's Date of Birth and Age?

Sachin Tendulkar's Date of Birth is 24 April 1973. His age is 48 years.

What is the record Sachin Tendulkar made in 1992?

Sachin Tendulkar was the first overseas in 1992 to play for Yorkshire County. His stint lasted till 1994.

Is it true that when Sachin Tendulkar played the Ranji Trophy, he lost just one game?

Yes, in his entire Ranji Trophy career, Sachin Tendulkar lost just one game. That was to Haryana in the final of the 1991 Ranji Trophy by two runs. The Haryana team were led by Kapil Dev.

What is the Unique Record set by Sachin Tendulkar in domestic cricket?

Sachin Tendulkar is the only cricketer to hit a century on debut in the Ranji Trophy, Deodhar and Duleep Trophy. At the age of 15 years and 232 days, he became the youngest centurion in the Ranji Trophy.