Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is India's greatest batsman of all times. Born on 24th April 1972 in Mumbai, sachin is regarded as the world's greatest batsman of all times. Sachin Tendulkar is nicknamed "the master blaster", credit to his ability to get the runs quickly. Sachin holds the maximum number of records including that of being the highest run scorer in test in the entire world.
Sachin started his career at a tender age of mere 16 years. He was the youngest player to play for india internationally. He made his debut against pakistan in 1989. It took sachin 79 ODI's to register his first ODI century. It was in the year 1994 against NEw Zealand.
No looking Back
From the first century sachin did not look back. He has a amazing record of scoring 42 hundreds and 59 fifties. In tests, he is the highest run getter in the entire world. Sachin is all about records. Many have regarded sachin as the greatest batsman in world cricket. From being just a short little kid to becoming an icon player in the country sachin has seen it all. The slogan "Cricket is a religion in india and sachin is it's god" would do any individual proud. Sachin has got many national awards too. He is the also kept clean of the match fixing scandal that saw many indian fans hate their once upon a time heroes. Tendulkar remains an integral part of the Indian team's strategic processes. He was also given captaincy of the indian team.
Sachin was handed over the captaincy twice. In both the tenures he was not so sucessful.On his first stint as Captain in 1996 the team performed poorly. Tendulkar, succeeding Azharuddin as captain for his second term, then led India on a tour of Australia, where the visitors were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by the newly-crowned world champions.
- Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award, 2008.
- ICC World ODI XI: 2004, 2007
- Player of the tournament in 2003 Cricket World Cup
- Wisden Cricketer of the Year: 1997
- Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award, 1999.
- Arjuna Award, by the Government of India in recognition of his outstanding achievement in Cricket, 1994.
- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest honour given for achievement in sports, 1997-98