The Greatest: The Story of Sachin Tendulkar
In this article I am going to show you a short life journey of Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is a retired Indian cricketer and considered as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He was born on April 24, 1973 in Bombay (now Mumbai), India to Ramesh Tendulkar and Rajni Tendulkar. He has four siblings, two elder brothers Nitin and Ajit, and a younger brother and sister. His father worked as a Marathi novelist and his mother worked in the insurance industry.
Tendulkar’s passion for cricket began at a very young age. He used to play cricket with his older brother Nitin and their friends in the neighborhood. He was just 11 years old when he was spotted by cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar, who saw Tendulkar’s talent and gave him special coaching. Under Achrekar’s guidance, Tendulkar began to hone his skills and quickly made a name for himself in the local cricket scene.
In 1988, Tendulkar made his debut for the Indian cricket team in a Test match against Pakistan. He was just 16 years old at the time, and he became the youngest Indian cricketer to debut in Test cricket. Despite his young age, Tendulkar quickly established himself as one of the top batsmen in the world. He scored his first century in 1990 against England and went on to become the first cricketer to score a century on debut in both Test and One Day International (ODI) cricket.
Throughout his career, Tendulkar set numerous records and achieved many milestones. He holds the record for the most centuries in international cricket (100), the most runs scored in international cricket (34,357), and the most runs scored in Test cricket (15,921). He is the only cricketer to have scored one hundred international centuries, the first cricketer to score a double century in ODI cricket and is the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international cricket.
Tendulkar played for India for 24 years, from 1989 to 2013. He also played for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He retired from cricket in 2013 after playing his 200th Test match against the West Indies. His last test match was played in November 2013 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai where he scored 74 runs and received a guard of honor from his teammates in the field.
Off the field, Tendulkar is known for his philanthropy, especially his work with underprivileged children through his charitable foundation, the Sachin Tendulkar Foundation. He is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and was appointed as the ambassador of the Indian government’s ‘Fit India Movement’ and ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’.
Tendulkar has also been awarded numerous honors for his contributions to cricket. He was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award, in 1999 and the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian award, in 2008. He was also awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, in 2014.
In 2021, Sachin Tendulkar was elected as a member of Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian parliament. He is also a member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and is actively involved in promoting cricket and the development of young cricketers. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time and his legacy continues to inspire future generations of cricketers.
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