40 Interesting Facts About Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (born 24 April 1973) is a former Indian international cricketer who was also the captain of the Indian national team. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is the highest run-scorer of all time in International cricket. Considered as the world’s most prolific batsman of all time, 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 (ODI), the holder of the record for the most runs in both Test and ODI cricket, and the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international cricket.
FACT#2. Sachin Tendulkar calls Sourav Ganguly ‘Babu Mosha‘ and Ganguly calls him ‘Little Babu‘.
FACT#3. Once Sachin had asked his mother to become a frog-vegetable curry.
FACT#4. The nanny who looked after Sachin has been universally called Sachuchi Bai.
FACT#5. Sachin is so fond of his car Ferrari that he does not even let his wife Anjali run it.
FACT#6. In the 1996 World Cup, Sachin did not have any company logo on the bat. Immediately after the World Cup, MRF, a tire maker, had contracted with them.
FACT#7. Sachin became the first batsman to score 1,000 Test runs at an early age in 1992.
FACT#8. Sachin Tendulkar is the only player to score 15921 runs and take 40 wickets in Test cricket.
FACT#9. One day the guide movie was coming to TV on Sunday evening. Then Sachin had fallen from a tree. Then his elder brother Ajit sent him to a cricket coaching class as punishment.
FACT#10. Once Sachin had told a Marathi news channel that the very popular ‘Vada-Pav’ in Maharashtra is his weakness.
FACT#11. The pads which Tendulkar had worn while playing his first Test against Pakistan, he had him gifted by Sunil Gavaskar.
FACT#12. Sachin Tendulkar is a big fan of tennis giant “John McEnroe“.
FACT#13. The highest number of centuries in a calendar year is Sachin’s name. He scored 9 ODI centuries in 1998.
FACT#14. Not only cricketer but also many other sports veterans also consider a role model. The list includes tennis stars Pete Sampras and Boris Becker, Argentine legendary footballer Diego Maradona.
FACT#15. Sachin’s father Ramesh Tendulkar was a great fan of the famous musician Sachin Dev Burman. He kept his son’s name on his name.
FACT#16. Sachin Tendulkar first appeared in the advertisement for ‘Plaster’ of a pharmaceutical company.
FACT#17. Sachin’s first ‘Brand Endorsement‘ health drink was for ‘Boost’. For the first time in 1990, Kapil Dev was also with him in the advertisement on TV.
FACT#18. England fast bowler Alan Mulli, who is making his Test debut against India, had complained that Sachin Tendulkar is playing with a much better bat than usual.
FACT#19. Sachin Tendulkar had scored a century in his first Ranji, Dilip, and Irani Trophy matches.
FACT#20. Sachin Tendulkar played his first Ranji Trophy match under the captaincy of Ravi Shastri.
FACT#21. Sachin Tendulkar plays with a heavy bat which weighs around 1.5 kilograms and also Lance Klusener of South Africa.
FACT#22. Once time!! Sachin Tendulkar went to watch the movie ‘Rosa’ with a fake mustache-beard and glasses. But the fake accessories fell and everyone recognized them in 1995.
FACT#23. On behalf of the Government of India, Sachin Tendulkar has been honored with Bharat Ratan, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award and Padmashri. He is the only cricketer to achieve these four honors.
FACT#24. Sachin Tendulkar is the first active cricketer to be nominated for the Rajya Sabha.
FACT#25. Sachin wanted to be a fast bowler during the initial period, but Dennis Lille, the head of the MRF Pace Foundation, had rejoined him as a batsman in 1987.
FACT#26. The matches between India and Zimbabwe at the Wankhede Stadium, Sachin was ‘ball-boy‘ during the 1987 World Cup. At that time, he was only 14 years old.
FACT#27. In a practice match played at the Brabourne Stadium in 1988, Sachin Tendulkar fielded as a substitute for the Pakistani team.
FACT#28. if Sachin had played the entire season in the Nets without a knockout, his coach Ramakant Achrekar would give him a coin. He has such thirteen coins in childhood.
FACT#29. Sachin became the richest cricketer in October 1995 He made a deal worth Rs 31.5 crore with World Tale.
FACT#30. Sachin Tendulkar used to sleep with cricket equipment in childhood.
FACT#31. Sachin Tendulkar is fond of collecting perfumes and clocks.
FACT#32. The Maruti 800 was the first car of Sachin Tendulkar.
FACT#33. The first batsman to be given out by the third umpire is Sachin Tendulkar. In 1992, after the throw of Jonty Rhodes on the second day of the Test match against South Africa in Durban, the matter was referred to the third umpire. Umpires Carl Liebenberg dismissed Sachin
FACT#34. These very few people know that Sachin Tendulkar is the son of his father Ramesh Tendulkar’s second wife. Ramesh Tendulkar’s three children were born to the first wife, Ajit, Nitin and Savita all are bigger than Sachin.
FACT#35. He has scored the most hundreds in both Test and one-day cricket. They are the batsmen who make the most runs in Test and One Day International Cricket.
FACT#36. He played his last test match against West Indies and was the 200th match on 16th November 2013.
FACT#37. He is the first player to get the rank of Group Captain by the Indian Air Force.
FACT#38. Their admirers lovingly call them with different names, the most popular being the Little Master and Master Blaster.
FACT#39. Atul Ranade understood him as a girl due to his curly hair in school. He is a good friend of Sachin.
FACT#40. Sachin made most of his big scores on Indian festivals like Gokulashtami, Holi, Raksha Bandhan, and Deepawali.