Sachin Tendulkar – Evolution in Cricket

Sachin Tendulkar – Evolution in Cricket

Sachin Tendulkar – Evolution in Cricket

Sachin Tendulkar

Legends are born to create history and their successful journey is always going to push you up to create a legendary lifestyle and to be a successful man. In this article we have collaborated the data of a legend Sachin Tendulkar – Evolution in Cricket. Who had a dream and that dream which did not allowed him to sleep at night. He is the man who followed his dream and brought a revolution in indian cricket history. He realized at very early age that without hardwork this was not possible at all. The question is always Why and How, so lets find out the reason how he did.

Early years

Sachin Tendulkar was born at Nirmal Nursing Home in Dadar, mumbai on 24 April 1973 in a Maharashtrian family. His father, Ramesh Tendulkar, was a well-known Marathi novelist and his mother, Rajni, worked in the insurance industry.  Tendulkar got his name after his father’s favourite music director, Sachin Dev Burman. Sachin Tendulkar has two elder brothers Nitin and Ajit and a sister savita. As a young boy, Tendulkar was considered a bully, and often picked up fights with new children in his school. After watching his bullying tendencies Ajit introduced him to cricket in 1984. He introduced the young him to Ramakant Achrekar, a famous cricket coach and a club cricketer at Shivaji Park, Dadar.

Sachin's childhood
Sachin’s childhood

In the first meeting, he did not performed well in his best. Ajit told Achrekar that he can play and requested the coach to give him another chance to play, but this time, Sachin played much better and Achrekar approved him for his academy. Ajit is ten years elder and sachin credited him for playing a important role in his life.

Achrekar got impressed with Tendulkar’s talent and suggested him to shift his school to Sharadashram Vidyamandir High School, a school at Dadar because they had a dominant cricket team and had produced many notable cricketers. Earlier he had attended the Indian Education Society’s New English School in Bandra. He also got coaching from  Achrekar at Shivaji Park in the mornings and evenings. He use to practice for hours on end in the nets.

If he became exhausted, Achrekar use to convience him by putting a one-rupee coin on the top of the stumps, and the bowler who will dismiss him will be rewarded that coin. If Tendulkar played  the whole session without getting out then he will be given the coin. Tendulkar had colected the 13 coins he won then as some of his most prized possessions. He moved in with his aunt and uncle, who lived near Shivaji Park, during this period, for his playing schedule.


Early domestic career

On 14 November 1987, Sachin was selected to represent Bombay in the Ranji Trophy a First-class cricket tournament, for the 1987–88 season. However, he do not got a chance for the final eleven in any of the matches, but he was seen as a substitute fielder. He missed out playing with his idol Sunil Gavaskar, who had retired from all forms of cricket after the 1987 Cricket World Cup.

Young sachin
Young sachin

After a year,  on 11 December 1988, when he was just 15 years and 232 days, Tendulkar made his debut for Bombay against Gujarat at home and scored 100 not out in that match, which made him the youngest Indian to score a century on debut in first-class cricket.


International career

Raj Singh Dungarpur is the person who selected Sachin Tendulkar for the Indian tour of Pakistan in 1989, and after just one first class season. The Indian selection committee showed interest in selecting Tendulkar for the tour of the West Indies, but eventually they did not select him, as they did not want to  expose him against the dominanting fast bowlers of the West Indies so early in his career.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar made his Test debut against Pakistan in Karachi in November 1989 when he was just 16 years and 205 days. He made just 15 runs, being bowled by Waqar Younis, but it was quite noticable that  how he handled number of blows to his body from Pakistani pace attack.  In the fourth and final Test in Sialkot, he was hit hard on the nose by a bouncer bowled by Younis, but he declined to take medical assistance and continued to bat even after nose bleeding. Thus he became the youngest player to debut for India in Tests at the age of 16 years and 205 days and also the youngest player to debut for India in ODIs at the age of 16 years and 238 days.

Then he went to tour of New Zealand in which he scored 117 runs at an average of 29.25 in Tests including one innings in which he scored 88 runs in the second Test. He was softly dismissed in first one-day game and in next match he made 36 runs.  On his next tour, to England in July–August 1990, he became the second youngest cricketer to score a Test century as he made 119 not out in the second Test match at Old Trafford in Manchester, an innings which saved India from certain defeat in the match.

Wisden described his innings as “a disciplined display of immense maturity”

Tendulkar further enhanced his reputation in 1991–92 tour of Australia held before the 1992 Cricket World Cup, that included two of his best knocks in which he scored 148 and 114  on a fast, bouncing pitch in the final Test at Perth against Australian pace attack comprising Merv Hughes, Bruce Reid and Craig McDermott.

Hughes commented to Allan Border at the time that “This little boy is going to get more runs than you, AB.”

Tendulkar’s rise continued when he was the leading run scorer at the 1996 World Cup, with two centuries. He was the only Indian batsman to perform in the semi-final against Sri Lanka.


100th international century

Finally, sachin Tendulkar scored his much awaited 100th international hundred on 16 March 2012, at Mirpur against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup. He became the first person in history to achieve this milestone. Incidentally, it was Tendulkar’s first ODI hundred against Bangladesh.

Sachin Tendulkar

He said that it has been a tough phase for him. He was not thinking about the milestone, the media started all this, wherever he went, the restaurant, room service, everyone was talking about the 100th hundred. Nobody talked about his 99 hundreds. It became mentally tough for him because nobody talked about his 99 hundreds. Despite his best knock, India failed to win the match against Bangladesh, losing by 5 wickets.


2011 World Cup and after

From February to April, Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka hosted the 2011 World Cup. He scored 482 runs at an average of 53.55 including two centuries, Tendulkar was India’s leading run-scorer for the tournament only Tillakaratne Dilshan of Sri Lanka scored more runs in the 2011 tournament. India defeated Sri Lanka in the final.

Shortly after the victory, Tendulkar said that “Winning the World Cup is the proudest moment of my life. … I couldn’t control my tears of joy.”

Personal life

When he was 22 year old, Sachin Tendulkar married Anjali, a doctor and daughter of Gujarati industrialist Anand Mehta and Social worker Annabel Mehta on 24 May 1995. Anjali is six years his senior. Anjali said in an interview that she first met him at the Mumbai airport when he returned from his first tour of England in 1990, after scoring a maiden Test ton and when she was there to pick up her mother and Sachin was arriving with the Indian team.

Sachin with his wife
Sachin with his wife

They had a relatonship of five years and finally they got engaged in 1994 in New Zealand. They have two children, Sara and Arjun. Arjun is a left handed batsman and left arm seamer who has recently been included in under-14 probables list of Mumbai Cricket Association for off-season training camp.

Achievements & Records

Sachin Tendulkar is the 51st richest sportsman in the world according to Forbes list of world’s highest-paid athletes for the year 2013, with total earnings estimated to be USD 22 million. In October 2013, the net worth of Tendulkar was estimated at USD 160 million, making him India’s wealthiest cricket player.

Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run scorer in Tests, with 15,921 runs, as well as in One-Day Internationals, with 18,426 runs. He is the only player to score more than 30,000 runs in all forms of international cricket.

He also holds the record of the highest number of centuries in both Tests (51) and ODIs (49) as well as in Tests and ODIs combined (100). He is also the only player to score fifty centuries in Test cricket, and the first to score fifty centuries in all international cricket combined.

Sachin Tendulkar

He also holds the world record for playing the highest number of Test matches (200) and ODI matches (463). He has been Man of the Match 13 times in Test matches and Man of the Series four times, out of them twice in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

National honours

1994 – Arjuna Award, by the Government of India in recognition of his outstanding achievement in sports.

1997–98 – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest honour given for achievement in sports.

1999 – Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award.

2001 – Maharashtra Bhushan Award, Maharashtra State’s highest Civilian Award.

2008 – Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award.

2014 – Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.

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