Sachin Tendulkar

Information Details
Name Sachin Tendulkar
Player Type Batsman
Date of Birth April 24, 1973
Father’s Name Ramesh Tendulkar
Birthplace Mumbai, India
Career Starting Date December 18, 1989
Retirement Date November 16, 2013
Matches Played 200 Tests, 463 ODIs, 1 T20I
Centuries 51 in Tests, 49 in ODIs
Half Centuries 68 in Tests, 96 in ODIs
Ducks 10 in Tests, 20 in ODIs
Nervous Nineties 27 times in International cricket
Wickets 46 in Tests, 154 in ODIs
Captaincy in Matches 25 ODIs, 73 Tests
Man of the Matches 62 in ODIs, 14 in Tests

Biography: Sachin Tendulkar, widely regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time, was born on April 24, 1973, in Mumbai, India. He was introduced to cricket at a young age and showed immense talent from the beginning. His father, Ramesh Tendulkar, played a crucial role in supporting his cricketing aspirations.

Sachin’s international cricket journey began on December 18, 1989, when he made his Test debut against Pakistan at the age of 16. He soon established himself as a batting prodigy, displaying exceptional skills and maturity beyond his years. Tendulkar’s ODI debut followed on December 18, 1989, against Pakistan as well.

Over the course of his illustrious career, which spanned over two decades, Sachin Tendulkar set numerous records and achieved remarkable milestones. He played a total of 200 Test matches and scored 51 centuries, along with 68 half-centuries. In ODIs, he played 463 matches and scored 49 centuries and 96 half-centuries. However, he also faced the infamous “Nervous Nineties” on 27 occasions, where he often struggled to cross the 90-run mark before reaching his century.

While Sachin was primarily known for his batting prowess, he surprised many with his ability to pick wickets as well. He took 46 wickets in Test matches and an impressive 154 wickets in ODIs, showcasing his all-round abilities.

Sachin Tendulkar had the honor of captaining the Indian cricket team in both Tests and ODIs. He captained 25 ODIs and 73 Test matches during his career.

Throughout his career, Tendulkar received immense recognition and praise, earning the title of “Man of the Match” on 62 occasions in ODIs and 14 times in Test matches.

On November 16, 2013, Sachin Tendulkar bid farewell to international cricket, leaving behind a legacy that has inspired generations of cricketers and fans worldwide.

World Records:

Note: The following table provides a summary of some of Sachin Tendulkar’s significant world records across all formats.

Format Record Number
One Day Internationals (ODIs) Most runs in ODIs 18,426
Most centuries in ODIs 49
Most Man of the Match awards in ODIs 62
First and only double century in ODIs 200* against South Africa
Test Matches Most runs in Test cricket 15,921
Most centuries in Test cricket 51
Most Man of the Match awards in Tests 14
Only player to score 100 international centuries 100
Twenty-Twenty (T20) Most runs in T20 World Cups 523
First player to score 2000 T20I runs

Brand Endorsements: Sachin Tendulkar’s popularity extended beyond the cricket field, making him a highly sought-after personality for brand endorsements. Throughout his career and even after retirement, he endorsed various brands in India and worldwide. His endorsements ranged from sports-related products to consumer goods and luxury brands. His association with these brands not only boosted their sales but also solidified his image as a trusted and respected figure in the advertising industry. Some of the well-known brands he endorsed include Adidas, MRF, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, BMW, Aviva Life Insurance, and many others.

Sachin Tendulkar’s impact on cricket goes beyond mere statistics. He became a role model for aspiring cricketers, symbolizing dedication, humility, and determination. His contribution to Indian cricket and the sport as a whole will be remembered for generations to come.

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