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Sachin Tendulkar, Indian Cricket Player
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, popularly known as Master Blaster of Indian cricket is the most complete batsman and the most worshipped cricketer in the world. His doctrine of batting is purely based on balancing and precision of stroke making. He was conferred with the Bharat Ratna, India`s highest civilian award on February, 2014.
 Sachin Tendulkar, Indian Cricket PlayerSachin Tendulkar nicknamed as "Tendlya" is the most prolific run maker of all time in Indian cricket and the world cricket as well. Sachin Tendulkar is arguably the biggest cricket icon the game has ever known. His batting line-up is truly based on the principals like perfect balance, economy of movement and precision in stroke-making. Sachin Tendulkar is now becoming brand ambassador for hygiene and sanitation in South Asia, promoting the use of toilets and hand washing among the students.

Sachin Tendulkar has been the face of Indian cricket for most part of his career. It is his great innings that had made him the 'god of cricket'. Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from IPL and Twenty20 cricket shortly after Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on May 26, 2013 to win the Pepsi 2013 Indian Premier League.

Early Life of Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar was born on 24th April 1973 in Mumbai. Ramesh Tendulkar, his father, was a Marathi novelist. Sachin Tendulkar has an elder brother, Ajit and two other siblings, Nitin (brother) and Savita (sister). Sachin attended Sharadashram Vidyamandir where he began his cricketing career under the guidance of Ramakant Achrekar. He attended the MRF Pace Foundation to train as a fast bowler. However, Australian fast bowler, Dennis Lillee suggested Sachin to concentrate on his batting instead of bowling.

Early Career of Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar started playing for domestic cricket at the age of 15 in the year 1988. He had a century against Gujarat and this made him the youngest Indian to score a century in his debut match. He finished the season as Mumbai's highest run-scorer. It was Ramakant Achrekar who motivated and helped him to hone his skills in cricket.

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar played his first international test match against Pakistan in Karachi in 1989 at the age of sixteen. Tendulkar played his first international test match against Pakistan in Karachi in 1989 at the age of sixteen. On his tour to England he became the second youngest cricketer to score a Test century at Old Trafford. Sachin Tendulkar further enhanced his development during the Australian tour between1991-1992 which included an unbeaten 148 in Sydney and a century on a fast, bouncing pitch at Perth.

Tendulkar's performance improved with each match and he made records consecutively. He scored his first one day international century in the year 1994 against Australia in Sri Lanka at Colombo. It had taken him 79 one day internationals to score a century. Tendulkar's career graph rose when he became the leading run scorer at the 1996 Cricket World Cup, scoring two centuries. Tendulkar took over as the captain succeeding Mohammad Azharuddin as captain for the second time, and led India on a tour of Australia where India faced a crushing defeat. Tendulkar did serve as a captain for the Indian team in the year 1996. When he took over as the captain there were huge hopes and expectations.

Style of Playing of Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is a right-handed batsman. His batting is completely balanced and poised. He does not prefer slow and low wickets which are typical in India, and has scored many centuries on the hard and bouncy pitches abroad. He is known for his extraordinary punch style of hitting the ball over square. He is also known for his perfect straight drive. Sir Donald Bradman considered Tendulkar to have a batting style similar to his. While he is not a standard bowler he is able to bowl at medium pace, leg spin, and off spin with ease. He can often be a useful partnership breaker.

Awards of Sachin Tendulkar
At a time when most of his contemporaries have retired or contemplating one, Tendulkar remains indispensable from the national cricket team. Recognizing his contribution to sports Tendulkar has been granted the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award, Padma Shri Award and Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India. On 4th February Sachin Tendulkar was conferred with the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, by President Pranab Mukherjee in a glittering ceremony in the Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. On 10 October 2013, Sachin Tendulkar announced that he would retire from the two-Test series against West Indies in November. Later BCCI confirmed that the two matches will be played at Kolkata and Mumbai, making the farewell happen at his home ground on request of Sachin Tendulkar.

Cricket Statistics of Sachin Tendulkar
The following cricket statistics are as follows:
Batting and Fielding Averages
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 200 463 308 551
Runs scored 15847 18426 25312 21999
Batting average 53.71 44.83 57.92 45.54
100s/50s 51/67 49/96 81/115 60/114
Top score 248* 200* 248* 200*
Balls bowled 4198 8054 7563 10230
Wickets 46 154 70 201
Bowling average 54 44.48 62.18 42.17
5 wickets in innings 0 2 0 2
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 41708 11810 41708 11749
Catches/stumpings 115/- 140/- 186/- 175/-

Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win Percentage
Test 25 4 9 0 12 16
ODI 73 23 43 1 6 31.51
IPL 51 30 21 0 0 58.82
CLT20 4 2 2 0 0 50

Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/5, 10, 0/18 India Vs West Indies Kolkata 11/6/2013 Test # 2101
5, 79* Mumbai Indians Vs Haryana Rohtak 10/27/2013 FC
15 Mum Indians Vs Rajasthan Royals Delhi 10/6/2013 T20
35 Mum Indians Vs Trinidad & T Delhi 10/5/2013 T20
0 Mum Indians Vs Scorchers Delhi 10/2/2013 T20
5 Mum Indians Vs Lions Jaipur 9/27/2013 T20
15 Mum Indians Vs Royals Jaipur 9/21/2013 T20
Mum Indians Vs Sunrisers Mumbai 5/13/2013 T20
15 Mum Indians Vs Warriors Pune 5/11/2013 T20
48 Mum Indians Vs KKR Mumbai 5/7/2013 T20

Personal Life of Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is married to Anjali Mehta, a paediatrician by profession. The marriage took place in 1995. The couple is blessed with two kids, Sara and Arjun.

Achievements of Sachin Tendulkar
ICC Award-Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for cricketer of the year 2010
Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award, 2008
ICC World ODI XI: 2004, 2007
Rajiv Gandhi Awards - Sports: 2005
Player of the tournament in 2003 Cricket World Cup
Maharashtra Bhushan Award in 2001
Padma Shri, 1999
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest honour given for achievement in sports, 1997-98
Wisden Cricketer of the Year: 1997
Arjuna Award, by the Government of India in recognition of his outstanding achievement in sports, 1994.
Outstanding Achievement in Sport and the Peoples Choice Award at The Asian Awards in London
On 28 January 2011, he won the 'Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year' award.
BCCI Cricketer of the Year' award on 31 May 2011
Honorary Group captain by the Indian Air Force.

(Last Updated on : 27/11/2014)
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