Sachin Tendulkar Birthday: Sachin Tendulkar, one of the world’s greatest batsmen, turned 49 today (Sachin Tendulkar Birthday) on April 24. Sachin, who has got the status of ‘God of Cricket’, was born on this day on 24 April 1973 in Mumbai. Sachin, who ruled the cricket pitch for 24 years, still holds many records in his name. Sachin, who started his cricket career against Pakistan in 1989, helped a lot in taking cricket to a new level in the country. Seeing him play, a generation drew inspiration from him. Today, on the birthday of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, let us tell you some special things related to him.
Stayed on the ground even after being covered in blood
Sachin started his cricket career at the age of 16 against Pakistan in 1989. At that time the world was dominated by Pakistani bowlers like Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis. In the fourth test match of that series, a ball from Waqar hit Sachin’s face. Sachin was given medical treatment after being covered in blood. People started feeling that now he would not be able to bat. But then a voice came that ‘I will play. Seeing this spirit of Sachin, Navjot Sidhu, who was batting with him, was also quite surprised.
Had hit a century at the age of 12
At the age of 12, Sachin scored a century while playing for his school. He made this century in the Under-17 Harris Shield. Two years later, he shared a record partnership of 664 runs with his friend and former cricketer Vinod Kambli. Sachin did not stop here and after making his first-class debut for Mumbai at the age of 15, he scored a century in the debut matches of the Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy, and Irani Trophy. The very next year, he started his international cricket career. A year after his debut, he scored his first Test century at the Old Trafford ground in England.
The only cricketer to score 100 centuries in international cricket
Sachin completed his half-century of centuries in 2000 and he became the first cricketer in the world to do so. Eight years later, he became the highest run-scorer in Test cricket, leaving behind West Indies legend Brian Lara. At the end of his career, Sachin became the first batsman to score a double century in men’s cricket. Apart from this, he is still the only cricketer to score 100 centuries in international cricket. He was an important part of the Indian team that won the World Cup in 2011. Virat Kohli has a chance to reach this record of Sachin, but Virat is currently going through the worst phase of his career.
Misal Pav is Sachin’s favorite dish
After taking retirement from cricket, Sachin remains very active on social media. Some time back he had revealed his favorite dish. In a video, Sachin was seen eating his favorite misal pav. He wrote in the caption accompanying the video that whether it is Sunday or Monday, I will take any misal pav.
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Sachin Tendulkar cricket career
Sachin has played 200 Test matches, 463 ODIs and one T20 match for India, in which he has scored 15921, 18426 and 10 runs respectively. Sachin’s name Sachin has 51 centuries in Tests and 49 in ODIs. The record of scoring the most international runs in his name still stands. Apart from batting, Sachin has also recorded many wickets in bowling. His name includes 46 in Tests, 154 in ODIs and one wicket in T20 Internationals as well. He is the batsman who played the most Test matches and scored the most runs.
Sachin had said goodbye to all forms of cricket in 2013 and in the same year he was awarded the country’s highest civilian honor ‘Bharat Ratna’. He is the first and only Indian player so far to receive this honor. Apart from this, he is one of the four cricketers who have been honored with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Sachin received this honor in 1997-98. Apart from him, MS Dhoni (2007-08), Virat Kohli (2018) and Rohit Sharma (2020) have received this honor. Sachin is currently the mentor of the Mumbai Indians team that won the title five times in the IPL.