Sachin Tendulkar is a popular Indian former International player who also served as the captain of the Indian national team. Sachin Tendulkar is recognized as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Sachin Tendulkar was born on April 24, 1973, and is currently 48 years old. Born in Bombay (now Mumbai), India), Sachin holds Indian nationality. He follows Hinduism and his birth sign is Taurus.
Moving towards his family, Sachin was born to a Maharashtrian family. His father’s name is Ramesh Tendulkar and his mother’s name is Rajni Tendulkar. Ramesh was a well-known Marathi novelist and poet whereas Rajni worked in the insurance industry. Sachin has three siblings: two half-brothers named Nitin and Ajit and a half-sister named Savita.
Talking about his educational details, Sachin initially joined the Indian Education Society’s New English School in Bandra and completed his schooling at Sharadashram Vidyamandir (English) High School. Similarly, Sachin joined Khalsa College in Mumbai for higher studies but later dropped out of it.
Professional Life and Career
Sachin Tendulkar made his test debut against Pakistan in November 1989 at the age of 16. In the game, he made 15 runs. In the final test in Sialkot, he got injured. Likewise, in the overall Tet series, Sachin hit 215 runs and became the youngest player to debut for India in Tests and also the youngest player to debut for India in ODIs.
Sachin’s performance during 1994-1999 is considered his physical peak. In 1994, he made 82 runs off 49 balls against New Zealand. In fact, Sachin rises through fame during the 1996 World Cup when he was the leading run-scorer. After the World cup, Sachin and Navjot Singh Siddhu both made centuries to set a then-record partnership for the second wicket against Pakistan.
After playing many successive games, Sachin Tendulkar took over as captain in 1996. Initially, his captainship was not very well. Similarly, Sachin led India on a tour of Australia, where they won by 3-0. Sachin resigned as captain, Sourav Ganguly took over as captain in 2000. After Sourav also resigned, the BCCI president offered captaincy to Sachin, who instead recommended Mahendra Singh Dhoni to take over the reins.
In 2001, Sachin was suspended for one game by referee Mike Denness in light of alleged ball-tampering. Moving on, Sachin scored his 100th international century on March 16, 2012. After having a great career in cricket, Sachin announced his retirement from all cricket on October 10, 2013.
Achievements and Net Worth
The famous cricketer has earned many awards throughout his career. In 1994, Sachin received his first big award, the Arjuna Award from the Government of India. Similarly, in 1997/1998, Sachin won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, India’s highest sporting honor. Moreover, he won Padma Shri in 1999 which is India’s fourth-highest civilian award.
Some of his other big awards are the Padma Vibhushan Award (2008), ICC Cricketer of the year (2010), LG People’s Choice Award (2010), Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World (1998, 2010), Bharat Ratna Award (2014), Laureus World Sports Awards (2020), and many more.
Sachin Tendulkar has earned s huge amount of money throughout his career. The net worth of the cricketer is over $150 million US dollars or more than 1110 crore INR. Sachin earned this huge wealth from his cricket career followed by sponsors and brands.
Sachin Tendulkar is married to Anjali Tendulkar. Anjali is a pediatrician. The couple tied the knot back on May 24, 1995. The couple has two children: a son named Arjun Tendulkar (born on September 24, 1999) and a daughter named Sara Tendulkar (born on October 12, 1997). Arjun is also a famous cricketer. Therefore, Sachin is living a happy life with his family.
Body Measurements and Social media
Sachin Tendulkar has a fit and healthy body as a player. Talking about his physical statistics, Sachin is 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters) tall and weighs around 62 kg or 136 pounds. Likewise, his actual body measurements (Chest-Waist-Hip) are 38-30-36 inches. Moreover, he has biceps of 13 inches and his neck size is 11 inches. In addition, Sachin has black hair with a pair of dark brown eyes.
When it comes to his social media handles, Sachin is quite active on them. Firstly, Sachin has a Facebook page where he is followed by more than 36.4 million people. Similarly, his @sachintendulkar Instagram account has over 29.7 million followers. Moving on, Sachin joined Twitter in April 2010 and has already gained an immense 35.6 million followers. Furthermore, Sachin also owns a Youtube channel with 666k subscribers.