The ‘God of Cricket’ Sachin Tendulkar is celebrating his 49th birthday today. Sachin Tendulkar was born on this day in 1973 in Mumbai. Sachin Tendulkar, popularly known as ‘Master Blaster’, made many such records on the cricket field, which are difficult to break even today.
The more interesting his records are, the more interesting are the stories related to his life. On the birthday of Sachin Tendulkar, let us tell you some untold things related to his life.
Sachin’s father Ramesh Tendulkar was a fan of musician Sachin Dev Burman, hence he was named Sachin.
Sachin Tendulkar made a world record in school cricket with Vinod Kambli. Both had added 664 runs for the third wicket while playing for Shardashram School.
When Sachin Tendulkar was 14, Sunil Gavaskar gifted him a pair of his pads. These pads were later stolen while Sachin was in the under-15 national camp.
Sachin met Sourav Ganguly for the first time at the Under-15 National Camp in Indore.
Sachin wanted to become a fast bowler. But Dennis Lillee returned him from the MRF Pace Foundation.
Sachin made his debut for India at the age of just 16. The first match was played against Pakistan on 15 November 1989. Sachin scored 15 runs in the first innings. Tendulkar’s wicket was taken by Waqar Younis.
Sachin was dismissed for zero in his first ODI against Pakistan.
Sachin first met his wife Anjali at the Mumbai airport while returning from a tour of England at the age of 17 in 1990. Sachin got married at the age of 22.
Sachin’s father-in-law is a seven-time national bridge champion.
Sachin’s daughter ‘Sara’ is named after the first tournament won under Sachin’s captaincy – the ‘Sahara’ Cup in 1997.
Sachin scored his first century while playing for Shraddhashram Vidyamandir against Don Bosco School, Matunga in the Harris Shield quarter-finals at Shivaji Park.
In the year 1987, both Sachin and Gavaskar were named on the list of 36 probables for the Bombay Ranji Trophy.
Sachin was one of the ball boys during the 1987 World Cup held in India.
Sachin made his first Test century against England in 1990 at Old Trafford, Manchester.
In the Kotla Test against Pakistan in 1999, Kumble took 10 wickets. During this match, whenever Tendulkar handed over Kumble’s sweater and cap to the umpire at the beginning of the over, Kumble took a wicket. After this, Sachin continued to do this till Kumble took all 10 wickets.
In the 1992 Test series against South Africa, Sachin was the first batsman to be given out by the third umpire.
MRF was the sponsor of all the bats of Sachin, Brian Lara and Steve Waugh. Lara’s bat was called ‘Wizard’, Waugh’s ‘Champion’ and Sachin’s ‘Genius’.
In 2003, Sachin appeared as a guest appearance in a Bollywood film named ‘Stumped’.
In 2008, Sachin appeared in an Australian reality television series An Aussie Goes Bolly.
Sachin Tendulkar has played the most number of World Cups in the history of cricket. Sachin has shown his power in a total of 6 World Cups.
He played in the 1992 World Cup for the first time and after that, he played in the World Cup in the years 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011. In 2011, Sachin managed to win his first World Cup.