There is hardly any doubt that Sachin Tendulkar is the best batsman in the world. Here you can find some rare facts about him on his birthday. His record of 100 international tons and most international in both, Tests and ODIs is ample proof of that. On Saturday, the living legend turned 48 as wishes poured in from the world over. The batsman from Mumbai changed the way cricket was played all around the world.
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Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (born 24 April 1973) is an Indian former international cricketer who served as captain of the Indian national team. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is the highest run-scorer of all time in international cricket, and the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries, the first batsman to score a double century in a One Day International (ODI), the holder of the record for the most runs in both Test and ODI cricket, and the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international cricket. In 2013, he was the only Indian cricketer included in an all-time Test World XI named to mark the 150th anniversary of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. He is affectionately known as Little Master or Master Blaster.
6⃣6⃣4⃣ intl. matches— BCCI (@BCCI) April 24, 2021
3⃣4⃣,3⃣5⃣7⃣ intl. runs
1⃣0⃣0⃣ intl. hundreds
2⃣0⃣1⃣ intl. wickets
Here’s wishing the legendary @sachin_rt a very happy birthday. 🎂 👏 #TeamIndia
Let’s relive that special knock with which he became the first batsman to score an ODI double ton 🎥 👇
10 rare facts about Sachin Tendulkar:
- Sachin Tendulkar, who is considered a calm character, was a big bully in the school.
- Sachin Tendulkar loves collecting perfumes and watches.
- Sachin Tendulkar used to sleep with his cricket gear during his junior days.
- During his early days, Tendulkar would win a coin from his coach Ramakant Achrekar if he could bat through an entire session of nets without being dismissed. Tendulkar has 13 such coins.
- As an aspiring fast bowler, a young Sachin Tendulkar was rejected by Dennis Lillee’s MRF Pace Foundation in 1987.
- The first time he stepped on an international arena was for Pakistan. During an exhibition match between India and Pakistan on January 20, 1987, Tendulkar was sent as a substitute fielder for Imran Khan’s team.
- Sachin Tendulkar was the first international batsman to be given out by a third-umpire.
In 1992, on the second day of the Durban Test, a Jonty Rhodes throw caught Tendulkar short of the crease. After watching TV replays, he was adjudged out. Karl Liebenberg of South Africa was the third umpire in the match.
- The first advertisement in which Sachin featured was for a sticking plaster.
- Sachin Tendulkar has been granted the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award and Padma Shri by the Indian government. He is the only Indian cricketer to get all of them.
- In the Kotla Test against Pakistan where Kumble took a perfect 10, whenever Tendulkar handed Kumble’s sweater and cap to the umpire at the start of an over, Kumble took a wicket. So he continued doing that until Kumble took all ten. Have a look: