|Birth Name||Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar|
|Birth Place||Nirmal Nursing Home, Dadar, Mumbai|
|Father||Ramesh Tendulkar (reputed Marathi novelist)|
|Height||5 feet 5 inch|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||April 24, 1973|
|Net Worth||Est. $160 Million|
|High School||Sharadshram Vidyamandir High School|
|Children||Sara Tendulkar and Arjun Tendulkar|
Personal Life and Family
Sachin tendulkar, the legendary cricketer of India was born at Nirmal Nursing home in Dadar, Bombay. His father Ramesh Tendulkar, a well known Marathi novelist and poet. His mother used to work in the Insurance industry as an agent. Sachin has three siblings, brothers Nitin and Ajit, and a sister Savita. His father named him Sachin after his favourite music director Sachin Dev Burman. Sachin’s brother and sisters were of his father’s first wife, who died after the birth of her third child.
Sachin Tendulkar was bron on April 24, 1973, in a nursing home in Dadar, Bombay. Sachin was a bully and picked fights with new children in his school. He had particularly no interest in studies at all and used to enjoy sports. Sachin had developed interest in tennis at early years. He was just 11 years old when he held his first cricket bat. At just the young age of 14, he scored a whopping 326 in a school match.
Ramakant Achreker, a famous cricket coach started training Sachin. And over time, Sachin started to impress the coach. Achrekar advised him to join Sharadashram Vidyamandir, which had best cricket team and many notable cricketers. Sachin would literally practice for hours in the nets and if he got exhausted, Achrekar would put a one rupee coin on the top of stumps. And the bowler who dismissed him would get the coin.
Besides school cricket, he also played club cricket and take part in various cricket tournament. In 1987, age 14 Sachin attended MRF pace foundation to train as a fast bowler, but Dennis Lille suggested him to take on his batting instead. Sachin actually served as a ball boy in the 1987 Cricket World Cup when India played against England.
Sachin scored a century at the age of 15 in his domestic first-class debut for Bombay in December 1988. And 11 months later, he made his debut for India against Pakistan, where he declined medical assistance despite being injured in face by Waqar Younis. Tendulkar became the first international player to sign with England’s storied Yorkshire club in 1992. This young cricketer was a symbol of hope. After finishing the 1996 World Cup as leading scorer, he was named captain of the Indian National team. He won 4 out of 25 test matches while staying as a captain.
Sachin became the first player ever to score 10,000 runs in ODI competition in 2001. He was very dominant in cricket even as he moved into his 30s. Tendulkar’s last match was in November 2013, and according to accumulated statistics he had made more than 34,000 runs and 100 centuries in international play. He retired from ODI in December and called it quits in all format the following October.
Net worth and earnings
Sachin Tendulkar’s net worth is close to 118 million USD approx. He owns a five-storey luxurious mansion in Bandra, Mumbai which costs around 7.9 million. The house provides a parking space for 45-50 cars. He also owns other two properties in Pune. Some of the branded cars of his are BMW, Ferrari, Benz. He has also tiedup with Coca-cola, Toshiba, Bmf, Adidas and he is co-owner of ISL franchis Kerala Blasters.
Sachin has two restaurants in Mumbai and he also owns a Premier Badminton League team Bengaluru Blasters. In 2001, he also signed with a sports management deal with ‘WorldTel’, valued at $12 million. In 2006, he signed with ‘Saatchi and Saatchi’s ICONIX’, valued at $28 million. Sachin’s autobiography ‘Playing it My Way’ published in 2014 broke the records of orders subscription of 1,50,289 copies.
Awards and Achievements
- 1994: Arjuna Award recipient for achievements in cricket
- 1997: Tendulkar was one of the five cricketers selected as Wisden Cricketer of the Year
- 1997/98: India’s highest sporting honour –
- 1999: Padma Shri
- 2001: Maharashtra Bhushan Award
- 2008: Padma Vibhushan
- 2010: ICC Cricketer of the year – Highest award in the ICC listings
- 2010: LG People’s Choice Award
- 2014: Bharat Ratna
Sachin has a record of winning 15 Man of the Series and 62 Man of the Match awards in ODI. He has won the award against every country in the ICC excpet UAE, Netherlands and Bermuda.
Sachin first saw Anjali at the airport and it was a love at first sight. He met her after returning from his first international cricket tour in 1990. Later they started dating and got married on May 24, 1995 after 5 years. Now it has already been 22 years of their marriage. They welcomed their first baby girl on october 12 1997, Sara and on September 24, 1999, another baby boy, Arjun.
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Facts about Sachin Tendulkar
- Sachin is the first Indian cricketer nominated in the Rajya Sabha.
- He was aspiring fast bowler but unimpressed Dennis lillee suggested him to focus on batting instead.
- He was a ballboy during 1987 World Cup.
- In october 1995, he became the richest cricketer when he signed a contract with World Tel.
- He used to sleep with his cricket gear.
- Sachin has a passion of collecting cars.
- He was a big bully during his school days.
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