Whenever we talk about cricket the first name comes in our mind is the record breaker “Sachin Tendulkar”. The most admired, enthusiast, devoted & sincere player in our Indian cricket history.
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar born on 24 April 1973 is a former Indian cricketer and captian and one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He took up the cricket at the age of 11, made his Test Debut on 15 November 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi at the age of 16 went on to represent Mumbai and India internationally for close to 24 years.
People also call him “Master Blaster” and even “God of Cricket”. He is the ideal man every kid and youngster playing cricket wants to be. He has not only loved, admired but he has been worshiped by his fans. Sachin Tendulkar is a person who has never revealed about his personal life to the outer world. He is a simple, honest, subtle, reserved & yet a strong personality which he has proved so many times. His game always shows how much he loves his country.
He is the only player to have scored 100 international centuries, the first batsman to score a double century in a one-day International.
Tendulkar received the Arjuna Award in 1994 for his outstanding career achievement, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1997. Highest sporting honour ,and the Padma Shri and Padma vibhusan awards in 1999 and 2008, India’s fourth and second highest civilian awards.
On November 2013 the prime Minister office announced to award him with highest civilian award ,Bharat Ratna. He is the youngest recipient to date and first sportsman to receive this award.
In 2012, Tendulkar was nominated as Rajya Saba , the upper house of Parliament of India.
Tendular Played 64 international cricket matches in total , scoring 34,357 runs.
In December 2012, Tendulkar announced his retirement from ODIs. He retired from all forms of cricket on 16 november 2013 after playing his 200th final Test match, against West Indies in Wankhede stadium.