Sachin Tendulkar is probably the biggest cricketing icon in the history of cricket and arguably the most popular cricketer to have ever played this game. His straight drive was a treat to watch. Sachin has a number of records to his name which are never ending. Born in a middle class family in Mumbai, he went on to play for 24 years for India before announcing his retirement. His career was a period of some unique records being made which made him the most complete batsman of all time.
Tendulkar is the richest cricketer in the world even after his retirement. His net worth is estimated at Rs. 1090 crore.
Sachin Tendulkar married his wife Anjali Tendulkar on 24 May 1995. They have been blessed with a daughter and a son. Daughter’s name is Sara Tendulkar while his son Arjun Tendulkar is also a professional cricketer.
Sachin’s height is 5 foot 5. Despite being one of the shortest cricketers, he went on to become one of the best in the world.
Because of his enormous contribution to the game of cricket and India, Sachin Tendulkar is known as ‘God of Cricket’. He has 34,357 international runs to his name which is the highest for any batsman.
Tendulkar is the highest run-scorer in both Tests and ODIs. He also has the record of playing the most no. of matches in both these formats. He played just 1 T20I match in his career.
Test Career: Runs 15921, Avg. 53
ODI Career: Runs 18426, Avg. 44, SR. 86
T20I Career: Runs 10, Avg. 10, SR. 83
IPL Career: Runs 2334, Avg. 34, SR. 120
Sachin Tendulkar was also given the name of ‘Master Blaster’. He made his debut against Pakistan in Karachi. His debut came at a time when cricket was just starting to grow in India. He went on to score 673 runs in 2003 World Cup which is still the highest by any batter in a World Cup. In a career spanning 24 years, Tendulkar went on to play 6 World Cups which is the joint highest alongside Javed Miandad.
After a long wait, Sachin Tendulkar finally lifted the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011. He was the second highest run-scorer in that competition and the highest scorer for India. Tendulkar finally retired when he played his 200th Test match against West Indies in Mumbai. Despite retiring, Tendulkar has created a huge impression and his Jersey No. 10 is fondly remembered by the cricket fans all over the world.