Interesting Facts About Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is not just a cricketer but he is an institution that inspires millions. He is known to be the best batsmen in the history of cricket. With his accomplishments, records, and his game, he holds a benchmark for other players. To know more about him, here are some interesting facts about Sachin Tendulkar.
- Sachin Tendulkar was born on 24th April in 1993. He was born into a family of artists. Sachin’s father, Ramesh Tendulkar was a Marathi novelist and a poet. Sachin was also the youngest among his four siblings.
- Curious to know how it all started? It all began when young Sachin fell from a tree which later infuriated his brother and mentor Ajit. He was the one who took him to the cricket coaching class as a punishment. And that is how he became a star. During his coaching days, Ramakant Achrekar, his coach used to give him a one-rupee coin as a token to any bowler who discharged Sachin. So, if Sachin remained not out, the coin was transferred to Sachin. Keeping all his memories alive, he still has it with him.
- Sachin made his international cricket debut in 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi. And to let you know, he was just 16 at that time. During that time, Sachin scored a duck on his debut ODI. It took him 3 matches to score a run, of course, the little master was blooming. And soon after, he scores 34,357 runs in all the international matches. With a total of 100 centuries in 200 test matches and 463 ODI’s this is a really huge number.
- Sachin Tendulkar was the youngest recipient of Bharat Ratna Award. On 4th February 2016, he was awarded India’s highest Civilian Award. Not only the Bharat Ratna Award, but he is conferred with prestigious awards like Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjun Award, and Padma Shri. Sachin is the only cricketer who was awarded all three of them.
- Sachin Tendulkar is known to be the first cricketer who scored a double century in ODI. This was during a match against South Africa at Gwalior on 24th February 2010. Sachin is also India’s first cricketer who was nominated to the Rajya Sabha (the upper house of the Indian Parliament).