Cricket is celebrated as a festival in India. In a country of 1.3 billion people where every child dreams to become a cricketer, only a few people get a chance to represent their country in the sport. Cricket players in India are treated as idols and role models as many people in the country follow and keep an eye on their day to day activities.
From personal things to records on the field cricket fans in today’s world know and everything about their favourite players. The main reason behind this is because they follow every cricket game with a keen eye on it and then get to know about their personal lives on their social media accounts. However, there might be facts about your favourite players that you might be unaware of. Let’s have a look at some unknown facts about popular Indian players.
Whenever there’s a cricket talk, Sachin Tendulkar’s name is the first thing a person hears. The right-handed batsman is the main reason why Indian cricket is at the top level as many cricketers idolise him and have shown many players away. In his illustrious career spanning 24 years, the prolific Indian batter has scored 34,357 across the formats to go with 100 centuries. The Mumbaikar has clinched almost every record to his name some of which are still unbroken.
Here are some of the unknown facts about Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar was named after his father’s favourite singer “Sachin Dev Burman”
Sachin Tendulkar was the first active cricketer player from India to be nominated for the Rajya Sabha.
Sachin Tendulkar once fielded for Pakistan as a substitute fielder. He achieved this unique record when India was playing against Pakistan in a practice match in 1988 at the Brabourne Stadium
Sachin Tendulkar was the batsman in the history of cricket to be given out by the third umpire. The God of cricket was in a Test match against South Africa in Durban was run out by Jonty Rhodes.
Sachin Tendulkar bats and bowls with his right hand but writes with his left hand.