Sachin Tendulkar the king of cricket  viewed by many as the best of the best in history. In his own country  he has being hailed as the King of Cricket, a real favourite of his people. His commitment to his passion, cricket, his clear positive outlook and his attitude of never never give up, he never gave up on his dreams. He remained a humble family man with great values irrespective of his fame. In this article you can learn more about this true hero of the cricket loving world. He set an example for many.

Full name:  Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

Born: 24 April 1973 (age 40),  Bombay, Maharashtra, India

Nickname: Tendlya, God of Cricket,[2][3] Little Master,[1] Master Blaster[4][5]

Height: 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)

Batting style: Right-handed

Bowling style: Right-arm medium, leg break, off break

Role: Batsman

Parents: Rajni Tendulkar, Ramesh Tendulkar

Spouse: Anjali Tendulkar

 

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  • 1973: Born April 24, Mumbai.
  • 1988: February 24: Scores 100 not out in his first first-class match for Bombay against Gujarat in the Ranji Trophy becoming the youngest cricketer to score a century on his first-class debut, aged 15 years and 232 days.
  • 1989: Makes Test debut for India against Pakistan in Karachi at the age of 16.
  • 1989: December: Makes ODI debut against Pakistan but is dismissed by Waqar Younis without scoring a run.
  • 1990: August 14: Scores maiden Test century against England at Old Trafford.
  • 1992: At the age of 19 he becomes the first overseas-born player to represent Yorkshire.
  • 1994: January 19: September 9 – Claims his first ODI century against Sri Lanka in Colombo after 79 one-day matches.
  • 1996: March 2: Leading run scorer at World Cup played in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka with a total of 523 runs.
  • 1996: August: Takes on the India captaincy although suffers two relatively unsuccessful stints during a four-year period, winning only four Tests and 23 ODIs.
  • 1997: Named Wisden Cricketer of the Year.
  • 1998: Scores his first double century for Mumbai against Australia in the Brabourne Stadium.
  • 1999:  November 8: – Involved in India’s highest run-scoring ODI partnership with Rahul Dravid as the pair put on 339 against New Zealand. In the same match, he records the highest individual ODI score in Indian history with an unbeaten 186.
  • 2000: Gives up the captaincy of India after the two-Test series with South Africa.
  • 2001: Given a suspended ban of one game in light of alleged ball tampering during a match against South Africa at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth. The ban is later lifted by the International Cricket Council after an investigation.
  • 2003: Named the Player of the Tournament at the 2003 Cricket World Cup and scores 673 runs, the highest by any player in the tournament.
  • 2005: Overtakes Sunil Gavaskar’s record of the highest number of Test centuries by claiming his 35th against Sri Lanka in Delhi.
  • 2006: Overtakes Kapil Dev claiming the record for the highest amount of Test appearances for India with 135.
  • 2007: January  3 – Edges past Brian Lara’s world record of runs scored in Tests away from home with 5,751 runs.
  • 2007: June 29: Becomes the first player to score over 15,000 ODI runs during a match against South Africa in Belfast.
  • 2008:  March: – Plays a record-breaking 417th ODI match against Australia.
  • 2008: August: Becomes just the third player in Test match history, and the first from India, to play 150 matches when he is selected in the third Test against Sri Lanka.
  • 2008: June: Nominated as the ‘Icon Player’ of IPL franchise Mumbai Indians, signing a deal worth US Dollars 1,121,250 per season.
  • 2009: October 17: Becomes the highest run scorer in Test cricket, passing Lara’s previous mark of 11,953, when he reaches 16 in the first innings of the second Test against Australia.
  • 2010:  February 24: Scores the first double century in one-day international history, hitting an unbeaten 200 against South Africa.
  • 2010: April: Named player of IPL3 after finishing as the tournament’s top run-scorer.
  • 2010: August 3: Becomes most capped player in Test history, making his 169th Test appearance in the third Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo to overtake former Australia captain Steve Waugh.
  • 2010: December  19: Becomes first batsman to hit 50 Test centuries, achieving the feat against South Africa in Centurion.
  • 2011: March – Hits two tournament centuries as co-hosts India win the World Cup.
  • 2011: November: Becomes the first man to score 15,000 Test runs during Test series against West Indies.
  • 2012: March 16 – Scores his 100th international century in an Asia Cup match against Bangladesh, the first player ever to do so.
  • 2012: December 23: Announces retirement from one-day international cricket.
  • 2013: November 14: – Begins his final Test match against the West Indies, ending in his hometown of Mumbai, with him still at the crease with a score of 38 at the end of day one.

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  • 1994: Arjuna Award Recipient for achievements in cricket
  • 1997: One of the five cricketers selected as Wisden Cricketer of the Year
  • 1997/98: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna – India’s highest sporting honour
  • 1999: Padma Shri – India’s fourth-highest civilian award
  • 2003: The “Greatest Sportsman” of the country in the Best of India poll by Zee News
  • 2006: One of the Asian Heroes by Time magazine
  • 2006: Sportsperson of the Year
  • 2008: Padma Vibhushan – India’s second-highest civilian award
  • 2009: Time magazine included Sachin’s Test Debut in “Top 10 Sporting Moments”
  • 2010: LG People’s Choice Award
  • 2010: ICC Cricketer of the Year – Highest award in the ICC listings
  • 2010: Sports Icon of the Year for 21 years at the NDTV Indian of the Year Awards

Cricketing legend, Sachin Tendulkar, gives 12 inspirational lessons on a happy marriage and family life, as well as on his amazing cricketing career.

One could almost say that, if cricket was a religion, Sachin Tendulakar would be a god.

In the Bhagwad Gita, Lord Krishna says to Arjuna, “For, whatever a great man does, that very thing other men also do; whatever standards he sets up, the generality of men follow the same.”

Sachin Tendulkar can be seen as just such a man, having indeed set some high standards both on a personal level, in the way he has lived his life as well as on the professional level in his career as a world-class cricket icon. His example is truly inspirational and one that should be followed by more people wishing to become as successful as him.

Allow us to enlighten you by sharing some of the decisions, actions and philosophies that Sachin has taken and acted upon in his personal life. We hope to be able to inspire you to strive for a better life and a more harmonious marriage for yourself by sharing some of his tips. As we all know, in order to have a successful marriage, there needs to be balance and synergy between both partners, as well as open communication. We all know the saying: “Behind every successful man, there’s a woman”. Hence, Sachin knows that his success is not through his efforts alone, but must be shared equally through those of his life partner, his family and his friends as well.

Lesson Number One: Follow your heart, but stay committed

One should never let outside influences such as age, caste, community, social status within a community plus the opinions of others become a hindrance in one’s ability to follow one’s heart, as difficult as this may seem. Sachin certainly never let any of these factors stop him from marrying the girl he fell in love with at first sight – Anjali. On 24 May. 1995, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar – a Marathi boy who had just begun his cricket career, tied the knot with Anjali – daughter of a Gujarati industrialist. Not only were Sachin and Anjali from different castes, Anjali is also 6 years older than him. However, the two of them never let these minor differences ever hamper their commitment and dedication towards each other and their relationship.

Lesson Number Two: Don’t be afraid of making tough decisions, even if you think you may regret it later. And never regret a decision you’ve taken, no matter what

Sometimes in life, the right decision to take will not always be the easiest one. has to take some hard decisions in life, because hard decisions are the right ones. Anjali, who was practicing medicine when she married Sachin, decided to quit her ambitions of working as a medical doctor in order to support Sachin. Anjali Tendulkar is quoted as saying, “I could not be married to Sachin and also have a full-time career. It wasn’t possible because he depends on me for almost everything. It was my decision. With Sachin not around and me with two kids at home, it wouldn’t have been possible. I took a decision and I have never, ever regretted it.”

Lesson Number Three: Acknowledge your life partner and keep the ego at bay

There is another famous saying that “No man is an island.” No one can exist in isolation. We all depend on people in our lives for various things. It is only the extent of this dependency that varies. We have to acknowledge and be thankful for all the special people in our lives especially our life partners and the ones to whom you owe your continued existence. Never be too proud or vain to admit that there are people in your life that you love and need.

As Sachin Tendulkar himself once said, “Anjali actually taught me to be thankful for what God has given me and for what God has not given me.”

Lesson Number Four: Love happens, irrespective of dissimilarities

It is not necessary for your life partner to like everything that you like. Sometimes it’s a couple’s differences that make a relationship work.

As a youngster, Sachin was a boy who was notorious for fighting with the new students at school. To curb his mischievous ways, and after Sachin dropped out of school, yet still showed a keen interest in sports, he was enrolled in a cricket academy. Apart from cricket, Sachin also enjoyed playing tennis.

A studious, hard-working and ambitious girl, Anjali was the complete opposite. Her main ambition in life was to become a successful paediatrician. She also knew nothing about cricket.

However, despite their differences and with love, trust, commitment and understanding, the two of them have proven to be a great example of a happily-married couple.

Lesson Number Five: Treasure the inheritance you get from your elders

This lesson is not about materialistic inheritance, but rather refers to the life lessons that our elders and our parents teach us and which stay with us forever. After all, it is these pearls of wisdom which form the basic script for our lives and play a vital role in helping to maintain a happy marriage.
Sachin Tendulkar always remembers his father’s words: “My father once told me that all things in life are temporary and nothing lasts forever. Everything has a deadline, but the only thing that will stay with you until you take your last breath is your nature. So you should always behave properly and treat everyone with decency and respect. The greatest lesson I learnt from him was to treat everyone the same, whether they are a well-known writer or a street sweeper.”

Lesson Number Six: Make the special people in your life feel special

In this rat-race of life, we are so busy rushing around trying to get to all the things that we need to do that we miss out on special moments that could have had real meaning in our lives. When was the last time you said “I love you” to your partner? When was the last time you told your mother that she is an excellent cook? When was the last time you hugged your father or played with your kids? These are all special moments, though they may seem small and petty that can easily pass us by.

Anjali said, “He (Sachin) hasn’t spent Diwali at home since we got married. But it really doesn’t matter to me when he comes home. Any time he spends at home is great”.

Sachin wanted his entire family, but especially his mother, to attend his last test match. This is one of the ways he could use to show how grateful he is to them.

Lesson Number Seven: Stay grounded; stay protective

Destiny might bestow fame and wealth on you and may have money enough to buy yourself servants who can do your job. But your responsibilities lie in your actions. None can escape this reality. Every parent, no matter whether rich or poor, does their best to earn money sot that they can give their children the best they can. Sachin’s mother-in-law says, “His own family kept him grounded. And now you see how zealously he has always protected his family, ensuring all of us aree kept far from the media glare. This could just be his greatest achievement”.

Lesson Number Eight: Be together; be positive

Togetherness can strengthen weakened threads and heal many injuries. This mantra leads to positivity in one’s life but it would mean nothing without the full belief of every individual making their own contribution towards its achievement. Just as the good times don’t last forever, the bad times can’t last forever either, especially with our family and loved ones by our side, making any bad time easier to bear.

On asking Sachin about how he feels about after suffering with back, foot, elbow, finger, shoulder and other injuries, he says: “It’s my family… the way we interact at home has helped me to be positive. Also, the desire to play for India makes me think in that direction. To get to the top, you have to have a support staff and for me, that is my family.”

Lesson Number Nine: Act not only for self, but for all

Often life will offer us a choice between two divergent paths that both belong to you but which you know can walk down only one at a time. Sachin had to make a very tough decision of whether to go out and play during the World Cup in 1999, or stay with his father who was unwell at that tie. He chose to first serve the nation, knowing that this was what his father would also want him to do.

Sachin’s brother Ajit said that Tendulkar’s trait of putting the team ahead of his personal achievements was an inborn quality. “We did not inculcate that trait in him. He was born like that. It came naturally to him. In all his 24 years, he was never involved in a controversy and was never self seeking. It (team spirit) was an inborn quality”.

Lesson Number Ten: Always put Family first

One can be a star, and a hero for the world, but your family will only treat you as a hero when you give 100% to the relationships you share with them. Friends and associates will fail you and let you down, only supporting you whilst you are ‘up’. But family stands by your side forever, through thick and thin and supporting you no matter what.

Sachin protects his son from media speculation as well as the glare of the cameras. He said: “Since I am here and the entire sports journalist’s fraternity is sitting over there, I am going to be a protective father. When I started playing cricket, though my father was a professor and was in literary field, I never felt any pressure from anyone saying you are playing cricket but how about following your father’s footsteps rather?

Lesson Number Eleven: Be humble

It is easy for one to feel flattered by one’s achievements but it is not so easy to stay grounded in such a situation. However, it is precisely by finding that humility, even in the face of fame and greatness that brings pride to your family and makes friends happy to be associated with you.

Anjali’s mother feels proud of Sachin and says, “He’s an amazingly humble person. Nothing, none of this idolatry and adulation and God-like status, has ever gone to his head. It’s a pleasure to know him and in all these years, he hasn’t changed one inch. He’s still as shy with my husband and I as he’s ever been. I couldn’t imagine a lovelier son-in-law.”

Lesson Number Twelve: Respect your fame

The fame you earn would not have been achieved had it not been for people who appreciated you, supported you and had faith in your abilities. Return the respect you’ve been given by acknowledging it, being grateful for it.

Sachin is protective over his family, but he is grateful to all his fans whom he refers to as his “family at large”. “I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for 24 years of support. Hope you guys liked my messages…,” Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar tweeted on Wednesday in appreciation of his fans as he prepared to play his 200th and final Test beginning Thursday.

We’ll always miss you, Sachin!

We salute the greatest legend in sports, Mr Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, for all the entertaining cricket games and fantastic memories you’ve provided us over the years. All the very best for the years ahead! India will always be grateful to you!

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One of the greatest achievements of any person is the comments of other people.

These comments by cricketers and other world class athletes give us an indication of how they so see his contributions as a person and a world class sports hero:

Shane Warne – “I’ll be going to bed having nightmares of Sachin just running down the wicket and belting me back over the head for six. He was unstoppable. I don’t think anyone, apart from Don Bradman, is in the same class as Sachin Tendulkar”

Matthew Hayden – “I have seen God, he bats at no. 4 for India”

Anil Kumble – “I am fortunate that I’ve to bowl at him only in the nets!”

Mark Taylor – “We did not lose to a team called India…we lost to a man called Sachin”

Sir Donald Bradman – “I saw him (Saschin) playing on television and was struck by his technique, so I asked my wife to come look at him. Now I never saw myself play, but I feel that this player is playing much the same as I used to play, and she looked at him on television and said yes, there is a similarity between the two…his compactness, technique, stroke production… it all seemed to gel”

Allan Donald – “Sachin Tendulkar has often reminded me of a veteran army colonel who has many medals on his chest to show how he has conquered bowlers all over the world”

Sunil Gavaskar – “India’s fortune will depend on how many runs the little champion scores. There is no doubt Tendulkar is the real thing”

Gary Kirsten – “For me he’s a professor in batting. He’s very streetwise in terms of the way he goes about his business”

MS Dhoni – “God has made him play cricket. He has been doing that for the past 21 years and will be there a few more years to come”

Rahul Dravid – “What impressed me about Sachin is his balance, as a batsman and as a person. It has not changed from the time I first met him. It has really been the most important facet of his character as a cricketer and as a person”

Yusuf Pathan – “This guy has given us joy over the years. It is our mission to lift the Cup for paaji. We have a very capable team and I am confident that we will present him a memorable World Cup, inshallah!”

Virat Kohli – “What he (Sachin) has achieved in his entire career, I don’t think anyone else will be able to achieve that. So it will be a great thing if we can win the World Cup not only for our fans but also for Sachin who is a special person”

Sourav Ganguly – “His biggest strength as a batsman is his adaptability. And that is something really, really amazing, something so special”

Kapil Dev – “The way he has taken on the role of India’s greatest sporting ambassador- he has, among other things, inspired a generation and more to play cricket”

Muttiah Muralitharan – “There will never be another Sachin Tendulkar”

Amitabh Bachchan – “I have delayed my shoots many times to watch Sachin bat”

Imran Khan – “Over the years, Sachin has remained remarkably consistent and has more records than anybody I can remember. His talent and versatility are unquestioned which is why the only question that rankles is why he did not win enough games for his team?”

Sania Mirza – “The best thing about Sachin Tendulkar is that he’s completely rooted, down-to-earth and a thorough gentleman. He’s probably the best thing to have happened to Indian cricket and maybe Indian sport as a whole”

Vijender Singh – “I don’t watch cricket much but I admire Sachin Tendulkar. I like the way he has conducted himself over the years. He has been such a huge star for so long but has not had a single controversy against his name”

Dennis Lillee – “If I’ve to bowl to Sachin, I’ll bowl with my helmet on. He hits the ball so hard”

Ajay Jadeja – “I can’t dream of an innings like that. He exists where we can’t”

David Boon – “Technically he stands out as the best because of his ability to increase the pace at will”

Greg Chappell – “He is a perfectly balanced batsman and knows perfectly well when to attack and when to play defensive cricket. He has developed the ability to treat bowlers all over the world with contempt and can destroy any attack with utmost ease”

Aamir Khan – “He is truly inspirational. The passion and the love with which he does what he does best is something that is inspirational”

Hashim Amla – “Nothing bad can happen to us if we’re on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it”

Shah Rukh Khan – “I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing us to breathe the same air as you do”

Martina Navratilova – “Sachin was so focused. He never looked like getting out. He was batting with single-minded devotion. It was truly remarkable. It was a lesson”

Michael Hussey – “Test cricket is bloody hard work, especially when you’ve got Sachin batting with what looks like a three metre wide bat”

Andy Flower – “There are two kinds of batsmen in the world. One, Sachin Tendulkar. Two, all the others”

Usain Bolt – “For me he (Tendulkar) is one of the greatest cricketers I have seen. He has done extremely well and he is a very aggressive cricketer. I look forward to the day when I can see him play live.”

Brett Lee – “You might pitch a ball on the off stump and think you have bowled a good ball and he walks across and hits it for two behind midwicket. His bat looks so heavy but he just waves it around like it’s a toothpick”

Umpire Rudi Koertzen – “I never get tired during umpiring whenever Sachin is on crease”

Wasim Akram – “Cricketers like Sachin come once in a lifetime, and I am privileged he played in my time”

Brian Lara – “The only batsman I would love to see by paying for the tickets and sitting in the stand just to watch him is none other than Sachin Tendulkar” 

Adam Hollioake – “In an over I can bowl six different balls. But then Sachin looks at me with a sort of gentle arrogance down the pitch as if to say ‘Can you bowl me another one?’”

Harsha Bhogle – “There’s no better sight on the cricket field than watch Tendulkar bat” 

Saina Nehwal – “It is a historic landmark(on Sachin reaching 100 tons) and I don’t think there is anything more for Sachin to achieve. He is a great sportsperson. I have been telling that he fully deserves the Bharat Ratna. I don’t know what is happening on this front. But, well, even if he doesn’t get it, he is the Ratna of Bharat anyhow for every one of us.” 

Javed Miandad – “They (Pakistan team) should learn from Sachin who has had a wonderful career and scored century after century but one never hears him making tall claims about his performances or achievements. He is a proper professional and someone our players can learn from”

Virender Sehwag – “Today if I’m a cricketer it is because of Sachin Tendulkar. Else, I would never have picked up a bat. He’s the reason behind me playing cricket”

Daniel Vettori – “He has been in form longer than some of our guys have been alive”

Glenn McGrath – “The joy he brings to the millions of his countrymen, the grace with which he handles all the adulation and the expectations and his innate humility – all make for a one-in-a-billion individual”

A placard at the Sydney Cricket Ground – “Commit all your crimes when Sachin is batting. They will go unnoticed because even the Lord is watching”

Phillip Hughes – “I had questions for him, and he had a few questions for me, mainly about my family. I do know I felt refreshed after meeting him. I grew up watching him on TV and it will be one meeting I never forget”

Michael Kasprowicz – “Don’t bowl him bad balls, he hits the good ones for fours”

Sir Gary Sobers – “He is currently the best batsman in the world”

Peter Roebuck – “On a train from Shimla to Delhi, there was a halt at one of the stations. The train stopped by for few minutes as usual. Sachin was nearing a century, batting on 98. The passengers, railway officials, everyone on the train waited for Sachin to complete the century. This genius can stop time in India!”

Jeff Thompson – “Sachin is an attacker. He has much more power than Sunny. He wants to be the one to set the pace. He has to be on top. That’s the buzz about him”

Richie Benaud – “He has defined cricket in his fabulous, impeccable manner. He is to batting what Shane Warne is to bowling”

Viv Richards – “I would say he’s 99.5 percent perfect”

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1.  The God Of Big Things: Time Magazine (By Bobby Ghosh / Mumbai Monday, May 21, 2012)

  • Sachin Tendulkar wishes people would just get out of his head. Since March 16, when he smashed cricket’s equivalent of the sound barrier by notching his 100th century–a single-innings score of 100 or more runs–for his country, the player deified by a billion Indians and revered by half a billion other cricket fans has been dogged by questions about what he would do next. Having reached a mark previously considered impossible, would he play on? Or would he walk away from the sport he has dominated for more than two decades? And if so, would he become a businessman, a TV pundit … a performer of miracles?

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2.  Sachin Tendulkar Birthday: Sachin celebrates his birthday with an appeal for Indians to vote: India.com (By Rishabh Chakravorty @RishabhChkrvrty | April 24, 2014 1:41 AM)

  • Sachin Tendulkar, born on 24th April 1973, turns 41 today. There is no one reason to explain why he is seen as a God and over the years as he played cricket for India, he went beyond being just the God of cricket but almost as high as the gods that we worship for some. Today, being the polling day for the Lok Sabha Elections 2014 for Mumbai and several parts of Maharashtra along with 11 other states in India, Sachin Tendulkar has returned from his mentoring capacity for the Mumbai Indians from the ongoing IPL 2014 tournament in UAE to celebrate his birthday with his family and also to vote in the general elections to decide the fate of the country for the next 5 years. He even put up a post on his Facebook page to urge the people of India to vote and to not underestimate the power of their vote. Using his decades of experience in cricket, he comparing the power of every single vote in an election to the importance of every single run in a cricket match.

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3.  Sachin Tendulkar was a very happy-go-lucky student, says his first tuition teacher: India.com (By Santosh Andhale October 13, 2013, 9:36 am)

  • While Sachin Tendulkar’s cricketing exploits for Sharadashram Vidyamandir are well-known, there is a little-known teacher in Bandra, who was one of the first to see the maestro take baby steps towards greatness. Seventy-year-old Jyotsna Telang appears quiet and reclusive. But talk about her favourite student, and her heart swells with pride. Telang recalls that after finishing his tuition classes, Tendulkar — who was just six-years-old then — used to play cricket with elders in MIG (Middle Income Group) Colony. And whenever they asked him to fetch drinking water, “Sachin would happily take bottles from my fridge”. Telang used to run tuition classes from her MIG Colony flat. At that time, Sachin was a Std I student of New English School, Bandra (East). The Tendulkars, who used to live in Sahitya Sahwas Colony, had learnt about Telang’s classes and got their young son admitted there. “Sachin’s family used to pay Rs 50 per month as tuition fee,” Telang remembers, adding that the cricketer was her student till Std IV. “He was a very happy-go-lucky student and regularly attended my classes,” Telang says. “However, right from childhood, he was obsessed with cricket.”

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4.  Sachin Tendulkar: The world’s 29th best batsman?: BBC NEWS Magazine (By Ben Carter BBC News)

  • In his home city of Mumbai, Sachin Tendulkar is bringing to an end a career that has earned him god-like status in India. But how good are his batting stats compared with other top players? If we looked purely at cumulative runs scored then this article would be very short. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar had amassed 15,921 Test runs after the first innings of his final Test on Thursday, which is about 2,500 more runs than any other cricketer. Let’s compare him to four other players – whose names would surely be mentioned in any discussion about the greatest batsman of the last 20 years – Australia’s Ricky Ponting, South Africa’s Jacques Kallis, Brian Lara of the West Indies and Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka.

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5.  A farewell left too late: Cricketinfo Magazine (Mukul Kesavan October 14, 2013)

  • Tendulkar’s legacy has been diminished by his long twilight, and the team he served for so long with such distinction has been damaged too Hang on, he hasn’t left yet. The time to pay tribute, to lift our eyes from the here and now and celebrate a great career, to memorialise genius, will come when Sachin Tendulkar’s cricketing life ends with the second Test against West Indies in late November. This is the time to debate the manner of his going, the timing of the departure. And no, it isn’t bad form to do this: Tendulkar is an active player; embalming fluids like reverence and nostalgia can wait. The last great Bombay batsman retired without notice. He played one of the great innings against spin bowling on a pitch that turned square, 96 in a losing cause against Pakistan in Bangalore and left. He was 37. He was in the form of his life: his last 25 outingshad yielded four centuries and six fifties at an average of over 58.

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6.  Sachin Tendulkar – The modern day ‘Mahatma Gandhi’

  • Born on April 24, 1973, Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his 41st birthday this year. Six months since his celebrated retirement, the Little Man’s phenomena will have a lasting effect on the psyche of Indian minds much like another national icon – Mahatma Gandhi. Old habits die hard. For large parts of the young or slightly older generation who have grown up on Sachin Tendulkar’s cricketing exploits, the last few pages of the newspapers continue to be the first read story of the day. Almost unnoticeably Tendulkar was a part of me and my mornings along with my cup of milk, which eventually graduated to filter coffee. And thus, even as six months have passed since his retirement, every little quote by him catches my attention and his words enamour me. Tendulkar is slowly fading away from memory; his absence is not really felt in the team. A certain Virat Kohli has expectedly entertained us enough. But Tendulkar, after a certain point, was beyond merely cricket, beyond runs and centuries. He had become an ideology. An ideology of excellence. He could be the brand ambassador of anything – from an energy drink to a gold coin to a pen. If his achievements and work ethics which reflected brilliance with a global reach, his conduct separated him from the other Indian ‘stars’ and elevated him to what Prahlad Kakkar would call ‘the status of an icon’.

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7.  “Good Luck Of Sachin Tendulkar”

  • The idol of the nation of 1.2 billion people “Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar“, this is the one the most proudest name of world cricket history. He is honored as God of the cricket by his fan in all over the world.  Sachin Tendulkar was born April 24, 1973 in Bombay, India. Given his first cricket bat at the age 11, Tendulkar was just 16 when he became India’s youngest Test cricketer. Sachin Tendulkar, the very name that strikes terror in the hearts of the bowlers all over the world, is considered as the most talented batsman of modern day cricket. Sachin Tendulkar played his first international Test match against Pakistan in Karachi on November15, 1989, since then Sachin has been shining like a star in the international cricketing arena. He is the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries, the first batsman to score a double century in a One Day International, and the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international cricket.

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8.  Cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar to Bat for UNICEF  MUMBAI, India, 28 November 2013 – International cricket sensation Sachin Tendulkar has become UNICEF Ambassador for South Asia during a signing ceremony in Mumbai, India. In this capacity Mr. Tendulkar will support UNICEF’s work in promoting hygiene and sanitation in South Asia.

  • Known as the “Master Blaster,” Tendulkar is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of the game. He is the first player to score a double hundred in a one-day international and holds the record for the highest number of runs in both formats of one-day international and test match cricket. “I humbly accept the responsibility of being an Ambassador for UNICEF in South Asia. I look forward to working with children and communities in the region, urging them to use toilets and wash their hands. Following simple practices can contribute to a hygienic lifestyle which is important for the good health of children and women across the world,” Sachin said. After sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia is the region with the highest number of under-five deaths: 2.3 million in 2011. In this region, 39 per cent of children under the age of five are stunted. South Asia is also the region with the highest numbers of people without toilets: more than 680 million people don’t use toilets.

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9.  Yuvraj Singh, one off day can’t undermine your tremendous contribution: Sachin Tendulkar

  • Sachin Tendulkar stood firmly behind his former team-mate Yuvraj Singh, saying that the batsman “is down but far from being out.” He also backed him to make it to the 2015 World Cup squad. (Also Read: Harbahajan defends Yuvraj) “Yuvi, one off day cannot undermine your tremendous contribution in many sweet memories over the years. You may be down today but you are far from being out,” Tendulkar wrote on his Facebook page. “I want you to know that there are many like me in India and across the world, who keenly look forward to you being a part of the campaign to defend the ODI World Cup title in 2015.” (Also Read: Yuvraj, hero of 2007 and ’11, flops in ’14) While Tendulkar agreed that Yuvraj can be criticised for his slow batting but people should stop short of writing his epitaph or predict the end of his international career.

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10.  Is Sachin Tendulkar the greatest schoolboy cricketer ever? : By Cricket Info Magazine  (Harsha Bhogle  November 12, 2009)

  • Author’s note: This piece was written 21 years ago for Sportsworld magazine (and was only retrieved thanks to Mudar Patherya, who was a young cricket writer then). Sachin Tendulkar was 15, a year and a half away from playing Test cricket and four months short of his first-class debut. I was not yet 27, in an advertising job out of business school, with one Test match and a handful of one-dayers on Doordarshan behind me. We were both looking ahead in our own spheres. What a time it was, it was, a time of innocence…  All of Bombay’s maidans are a stage. Where every cricketer has a role to play. And his seems to be the blockbuster. Ever since he unveiled Act One early last year, audiences have been waiting, a little too eagerly at times, to watch the next scene. Sachin Tendulkar is only, so far, acting in a high-school production. Yet critics have gone to town. And rave reviews have not stopped coming in.

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1.  SACHIN TENDULKAR THE MAN CRICKET LOVED BACK (Published by Penguin India Hardback, 262 pages)

  • Sachin Tendulkar: The Man Cricket Loved Back is an ESPNcricinfo anthology of fine writing on India’s greatest cricketer. This collection brings together affectionate and perceptive appreciations from team-mates and rivals who played alongside and against Tendulkar (among them, VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, John Wright, Allan Donald, Greg Chappell, Sanjay Manjrekar and Aakash Chopra). Also featured are contributions from the who’s who of cricket writing, including Gideon Haigh, Mike Marqusee, Ayaz Memon, Ed Smith, Mark Nicholas, Rohit Brijnath, Sharda Ugra and Mukul Kesavan. Several interviews conducted with Tendulkar over the years, and superb pictures of him on and off the field complete the line-up, making for a comprehensive portrait of the cricketer and the man through the eyes of those who have watched and studied him from up close.

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2.  Sachin: A Hundred Hundreds Now (Author V. Krishnaswamy – Publisher Harper Collins)

  • This book chronicles all of Sachin’s landmark centuries and presents them with some interesting trivia and facts about the cricketer. Sachin has had a long-run as a cricketer, with a career over 20 years he has had some exceptional moments. His cricketing life has also passed through many defining moments in world and Indian history. The author also compares and draws parallelisms between Sachin’s accomplishments and those of other sporting giants like Viswanathan Anand and Leander Paes.

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3.  Sachin: 501 Things You Didn’t Know About the Master Blaster (Author: Suvam Pal – Publisher Harpercollins)

  • Sachin Tendulkar is the most revered cricketer in the country. Regarded by millions of fans as the God of the game, he is perhaps the best thing that ever happened to cricket. For all his fans and fanatics, Suvam Pal brings together not one, not two, but five hundred and one facts about the undisputed king of cricket. In his long and illustrious career spanning over two decades, Sachin has broken several records and achieved a rank and reputation that was never achieved before. His years are replete with noteworthy instances, many of which have been dug up and put together in this extensive quiz book. For instance, during 1999 World Cup, a bank released a limited edition 24-carat gold medallion embossed with Sachin’s face on it, or that Sachin was offered a five year deal for Rs.100 crore in 2001, making him world’s first billionaire cricketer. The book not only covers his life as a cricketer but also delves into his personal life. Many interesting incidents from his early life and family life have also been included in the book, which should make for a compelling read. For Pal, who idolizes Sachin, the book is his tribute to his life and achievements.

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4.  Sach 1st Edition (Author Gautam Bhattacharya – Publisher Vikas Publishing House)

  • Sach keeps its readers highly engrossed as it provides them with the life journey of the master-blaster, Sachin Tendulkar. Apart from listing his outstanding achievements throughout the book, the author highlights the ups and downs faced by Sachin to achieve his goal of becoming one of the world’s best batsmen. The author also throws light on the values possessed by the legend of cricket such as humility, non-star like image, and his role as a son, dad, and spouse. It also describes the role played by his brother and spouse throughout his cricketing career. The book contains a few lines about Sachin by other famous cricketers such as Sourav Ganguly, Sunil Gavaskar, and Rahul Dravid. Apart from that, the author also requests other prominent figures such as Dev Anand, Asha Bhosle, and Dilip Kumar, to pen a few lines in praise of the champion. The foreword of the book is not written by the author, but by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is presently the Captain of the Indian Cricket Team. In the foreword, M.S. Dhoni recounts the first time he met Sachin and mentions the reason for his strong fan following.

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5.  Sachin: Cricketer of the Century (Author: Vimal Kumar – Publisher Vimal Kumar)

  • Sachin Tendulkar is undeniably one of the greatest cricketers of all times. He is a true icon, an object of adulation and an idol to millions worldwide. This book chronicles Sachin’s numerous achievements in the cricketing field. He has an outstanding and unbelievable record and he is also credited with scoring hundred centuries!

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1.  Tribute to Sachin Tendulkar–best video ever

  • The best video I have ever seen about the little master…You will be in tears after hats off to the makers whoever made it.

2.  Sachin Tendulkar Vs Glenn McGrath Sachin Tendulkar Vs Glenn McGrath. India Vs Australia

3.  You will laugh for ages at this Sachin Tendulkar cricket moment!!!!

  • Without doubt, one of the dumbest videos ive ever uploaded, but hey, what the hell, you gotta laugh!!!

4.  Biography Of Indian Cricketing Star Sachin Tendulkar

  • Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar born ON 24 April 1973 in Bombay (now Mumbai). His father, Ramesh Tendulkar, a Marathi novelist, named Tendulkar after his favourite music director, Sachin Dev Burman. Tendulkar’s elder brother Ajit encouraged him to play cricket. Tendulkar has two other siblings: a brother Nitin, and sister Savita. He is the leading run-scorer and century maker in Test and one-day international cricket.He is the only male player to score a double century in the history of ODI cricket. In 2002, just 12 years into his career, Wisden ranked him the second greatest Test batsman of all time, behind Donald Bradman, and the second greatest one-day-international (ODI) batsman of all time, behind Viv Richards. In September 2007, the Australian leg spinner Shane Warne rated Tendulkar as the greatest player he has played with or against.He is sometimes referred to as the Little Master or the Master Blaster. Tendulkar is seen as an inspiration not only by cricketers but also by many other international sportspersons.

5.  Sachin Tendulkar – (Motivational Songs)

  • Sachin tendulkar —Fan says “you can commit all yours crime when Sachin is batting , because God is busy with watching him while playing

6.  The Passion of Sachin Tendulkar

  • This video has been rated as the best tribute on Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar.It was shared on Sachin Tendulkar’s official facebook page.The Master Blaster himself commented that it is a wonderful compilation and was touched by seeing this video.
“I hate losing and cricket being my first love, once I enter the ground it’s a different zone altogether and that hunger for winning is always there.32

“I feel when somebody has been playing cricket for a long time, he creates a separate identity for himself.”

Andy Flower: “There are two kinds of batsmen in the world. One, Sachin Tendulkar. Two, all the others”    

“Every individual has his own style, his own way of presenting himself on and off the field.”

“I have never tried to compare myself to anyone else.”

“Beating Pakistan is always special because they are a tough team and we have a bit if a history regarding Pakistan.”

“If one man is representing India in cricket, then yes, blame that person when things go wrong.”

“I am not thinking too far ahead, just want to take it one thing at a time.”

“I am a sportsman and not a politician. I am a sportsman and will always remain one. I am not going to enter politics giving up cricket, which is my life. I will continue to play cricket.”

“It doesn’t always happen according to the way you have planned things out but I feel if you have covered most of the aspects, it does help out there in the middle.”

“I always had a dream to play for India but I never let it put pressure on me.”

“I have never believed in comparisons, whether they are about different eras, players or coaches.”

“I just keep it simple. Watch the ball and play it on merit.”

“I’m really focusing now on how I can get to the next level as a batsman. How can I get even more competitive? How can I get even more consistent? How can I get better?”

“And that is the reason why this victory is great, because different players have made contributions to the win.”

“If efforts to do social work are couched in selfish motives, then they will die a premature death. Why would my efforts get politicized? I have values I inherited from my father. He helped many. Anyone, even a postman knocking on our door would get a glass of water and some sweets.”

“Schools across India do not have teachers, libraries, playing grounds and even toilets. I do not want to see empty classrooms, empty libraries. I do not want to see cattle grazing on fields meant to be cricket or football grounds.”

“Critics haven’t taught me my cricket, and they don’t know what my body and mind are up to.”

    Tests ODI
  Career span 1989-2013 1989-2012
Batting Matches 200 456
  Innings 329 445
  Not Outs 33 40
  Runs 15921 18011
  Highest score 248 200
  Average 53.79 44.58
  50s 68 95
  100s 51 47
  Ducks 14 20
  Caught out 169 252
  Stumped out 1 11
       
Bowling      
  Innings Bowled 145 265
  Overs 706.4 1338
  Maidens 84  
  Runs conceded 2492 6824
  Wickets 46 154
  5 Wicket innings 0 2
  10 Wicket innings 0 0
  Average 54.17 44.31
  Economy rate 3.53 5.1
  Best Bowling 3/10 5/32

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Sachin Tendulkar thanks all who made his life as a cricketer possible.

Mumbai:  An emotional Sachin Tendulkar had a long list of people to thank for supporting him through an illustrious 24-year career. In front of a packed Wankhede crowd, the legendary player – tears clearly visible in his eyes – bid farewell.

On his father: The most important person in my life and I have missed him a lot since 1999. Without his guidance, I wont have been standing here before you. He gave me freedom since 11. He told me to be a nice human being. Every time I have done something special, I have raised my bat for my father.

On his mother: I don’t know how she dealt with such a naughty child like me. She must be patient. My mother took care of me. She started praying for me before I started playing cricket and she kept praying, praying and praying. A big thanks to her for all the sacrifices.