Sachin Tendulkar biography


Sachin Tendulkar biography

Early life

Birth Place – Nirmal Nursing Home in Dadar, Bombay
Born – 24 April 1973
Family – Maharashtrian
Father – Ramesh Tendulkar (Marathi Novelist)
Mother – Rajni Tendulkar

Personal life


Tendulkar met Anjali Mehta ,a paediatrician, in 1990.
After four years of courtship, they got engaged in 1994. and married on 24 May 1995.


  • Sara (born 12 October 1997)
  • Arjun (born 24 September 1999).

Born in Dadar , he spent his early years in Sahitya Sahawas Cooperative Housing Society in Bandra (East).In childhood , he was considered as bully and used to pick and fight with new children in his school.

To help curb his mischievous and bullying tendencies , Ajit(his elder brother) introduced him to cricket in 1984.He was introduced to Ramakant Achrekar at Shivaji Park , Dadar.For the very few matches Sachin did not play well in front of Ramakant .Ajit told him “Just because you are observing him , he is feeling very self conscious and is not displayig his natural game”.He requested Ramakant to give him one more chance to play in an unobserved environment and then he played really well .

Achrekar then advised him to shift his schooling to Sharadashram Vidyamandir (English) High School, Dadar which had dominant cricket team.Later, Achrekar him also in morning and evenings at Shivaji Park.He practiced with so much dedication at the nets .


Inspirational part of life:

  • While practicing under Achrekar if he became exhausted, Achrekar would put a
    one-rupee coin on the top of the stumps, and the bowler who dismissed Tendulkar would get the coin. If Tendulkar passed the whole session without getting dismissed, the coach would give him the coin 13 coins during his practice sessions under Achrekar .

At his school , he was considered as child prodigy .He was then already suggested that he would later become one of the greatest.He also took part in club cricket , and later played for cricket club of India.

At 14 , he attended MRF Pace foundation to train as fast bowler but Dennis Lillee suggested him to focus on batting .

Sunil Gavaskar also helped in his cricket dream as gave him a pair of his own ultra light pads and consoled him to not get disheartened for not getting the Bombay Cricket Association’s “Best junior cricket award” (He was 14 years that time).

Early cricket achievements:

  • 1988 – He scored 326 with an unbroken 664 run partnership against St. Xavier’s High School with his friend and team mate Vinod Kambli.

  • He is only player to score a century on debut in all three of his domestic first-class tournaments (the Ranji, Irani, and Duleep Trophies)

Early domestic career

14 November 1987 – Sachin Tendulkar got selected to represent Bombay in Rahi Trophy.Although he was not selected to play in final eleven.

11 December 1988 – Sachin Tendulkar made his debut in domestic career against Gujarat and scored 100 ot out in the match. He followed this by scoring a century in his first Deodhar and Duleep Trophies, which are also Indian domestic tournaments.

1988-99 – Bombay highest run scorer .He overall scored 583 runs. Sachin was picked for a young Indian team to tour England twice, under the Star Cricket Club banner in 1988 and 1989.

His first double century (204*) – playing for Mumbai against the visiting Australian team at the Brabourne Stadium in 1998.

1992 – At 19, he represented Yorkshire  as a replacement for the injured Australian fast bowler Craig McDermott, Tendulkar played 16 first-class matches for the county and scored 1070 runs

International career

Early career

In 1989 Raj Singh Dungarpur selected Tendulkar for Indian tour of Pakistan .He made his test debut against Pakistan in Karachi in November 1989 at the age of just 16 . He scored 15 runs being bowled by Waqar Yunus who also played his debut match .

Inspirational part of life:

  • He was hit on nose by bouncer bowled by Yonus but he declined medical assistance and continued to bat .

In a 20-over exhibition game in Peshawar, held in parallel with the bilateral series, Tendulkar made 53 runs off 18 balls.

Therefore , Sachin Tendulkar became:

  • The youngest player to debut for India in Tests at the age of 16 years and 205 days
  • The youngest player to debut for India in ODIs at the age of 16 years and 238 days

In 1990 – On tour to England he , he became the second youngest cricketer to score a Test century as he made 119 not out.

1991-92 – On tour of Australia he became the youngest batsman to score a century in Australia.

On 9 September 1994- He scored his first ODI century against Australia in Sri Lanka at Colombo.It took him 78 ODIs to score his first century.

In early 1998 – Australia tour of India,Tendulkar scored three consecutive centuries.

Australia faced the Ranji Champions Mumbai at the Brabourne Stadium in a three-day first class match.Tendulkar made an unbeaten 204 as Shane Warne conceded 111 runs in 16 overs and Australia lost the match within three days.

Inspirational part of life:

  • Sachin’s father, died in the middle of the 1999 Cricket World Cup. Tendulkar flew back to India to attend the final rituals of his father.However, when he returned to the World Cup scoring a century (140 not out off 101 balls) in his very next match against Kenyain Bristol. He dedicated this century to his father.

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.

    Note: This biography contains only early life , initial career and inspirational life journey of Sachin Tendulkar.Thank a lot for reading.



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