Born on 24 April 1973, at Bombay (now Mumbai) and named after Sachin Dev Burman, the great music composer of yesteryears. Right-handed attacking batsman and right arm spin / swing bowler. Excellent fielder, whether close in or in the country.
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar made his test debut against Pakistan at Karachi in 1989-90 when he was only 16 years of age. Has played more than 105 tests since then, scoring 8000 plus runs at an average of around 59, including 31 hundreds, 35 fifties and a highest score of 217. He has also captured 27 wickets with 3-10 as his best. Sachin has also played 314 one-day matches, scoring 12,219 runs, and has a highest score of 186 n.o. He has scored 34 one-day hundreds and 62 fifties, besides capturing 112 wickets with a best of 5-32.
One of the finest batsmen the world has seen, Sachin is a legend even as he celebrates his 30th birthday. He has received the adulation of players past – Sir Donald Bradman and Sir Garfield Sobers being his greatest fans – and present. Shane Warne vouches for the fact that he is the best batsman in the world today. He is one of the few personalities the world over who can change the mood of an entire nation by his deeds. ‘Sachin has three strokes for every delivery’, say bowlers who have been mauled by him, but the cover drive and the bowler’s back drive, punched and timed to a nicety with a heavy bat, are breathtaking and a treat to watch. The lofted six over long on is his trademark shot.
Sachin enjoys bowling his wobbly-dobbly swingers and mixing them up with his disguised leggies, googlies and off breaks. An exciting fielder, he leaves the impression that he enjoys every moment on the field. Though mentally very strong himself, he could not get the best out of his men when he was the captain of the Indian side. He has many years of cricket left in him, and the day he decides to hang up his boots, there will have been many records tumbled and fresh targets set for cricketers of the 21st century.
Sachin loves driving fast cars. He owns a Mercedes, a BMW and a Ferari besides a few others. He is a prized model and owns the Tendulkar’s restaurant in Mumbai.