Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar About this sound pronunciation (help·info) (Marathi: सचिन रमेश तेंडुलकर; born 24 April 1973) is an Indian cricketer widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. 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 cricketIn 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 RichardsIn September 2007, the Australian leg spinner Shane Warne rated Tendulkar as the greatest player he has played with or against Tendulkar was an integral part of the 2011 Cricket World Cup winning Indian team at the later part of his career, his first such win in six World Cup appearances with India.
Tendulkar is the first and the only player in Test Cricket history to score fifty centuries, and the first to score fifty centuries in all international cricket combined; he now has 99 centuries in international cricket. On 17 October 2008, when he surpassed Brian Lara's record for the most runs scored in Test cricket, he also became the first batsman to score 12,000, 13,000 and 14,000 runs in that form of the game having also been the third batsman and first Indian to pass 11,000 runs in Test cricket He was also the first player to score 10,000 runs in one-day internationals, and also the first player to cross every subsequent 1000-run mark that has been crossed in ODI cricket history and 200 runs in a one-day international match. In the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia, Tendulkar surpassed Australia's Allan Border to become the player to cross the 50-run mark the most number of times in Test cricket history, and also the second ever player to score 11 Test centuries against Australia, tying with Sir Jack Hobbs of England more than 70 years previously.Tendulkar passed 30,000 runs in international cricket on 20 November 2009. He also holds the world record for playing highest number of Test and ODI matches.Tendulkar has been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan award, India's second highest civilian award, and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India's highest sporting honor. Tendulkar became the first sportsperson and the first personality without an aviation background to be awarded the honorary rank of Group Captain by the Indian Air Force.He has received honorary doctorates from Mysore Universityand Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences [He won the 2010 Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for cricketer of the year at the ICC awards
1 Early years and personal life
3 Early domestic career
4 International career
4.1 Early career
4.2 Rise through the ranks
4.4 Injuries and apparent decline
4.5 Return to old form and consistency
4.6 2007/08 tour of Australia
4.7 Home series against South Africa
4.8 Sri Lanka Series
4.9 Return to form and breaking the record
4.10 ODI and Test Series against England
4.12 2011 World Cup
5 Indian Premier League
6 Champions League Twenty20
7 Style of play
8.1 Mike Denness incident
8.2 Controversy over Ferrari customs waiver
9 Fan following
10 Business interests
10.1 Commercial endorsements
12 Career achievements
12.1 Individual honours and appreciations
13 See also
16 Further reading
17 External links
tendulkar was born in Bombay (now Mumbai). His mother Rajni worked in the insurance industry and 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.
Tendulkar attended Sharadashram Vidyamandir (High Schoolwhere he began his cricketing career under the guidance of his coach and mentor, Ramakant Achrekar. During his school days he attended the MRF Pace Foundation to train as a fast bowler, but Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee, who took a world record 355 Test wickets, was unimpressed, suggesting that Tendulkar focus on his batting instead.
When he was young, Tendulkar would practice for hours on end in the nets. 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. Tendulkar now considers the 13 coins he won then as some of his most prized possessions.