Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Born:24 April 1973
- He is a former Indian international cricketer and a former captain of the Indian national team, Widely regarded as the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket.
- He is the highest run scorer of all time in International cricket.
- He took up cricket at the age of eleven, made his Test debut on 15 November 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi at the age of sixteen, and went on to represent Mumbai domestically and India internationally for close to twenty-four years.
- He is the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries, the first batsman to score a double century in a ODI, the holder of the record for the most number of runs in both Test and ODI, and the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international cricket.
- He is colloquially known as Little Master or Master Blaster, and often referred to as the God of Cricket by Indian cricket followers.
- In 2001, Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman to complete 10,000 ODI runs in his 259 innings.
- He was also the first sportsperson and the first person without an aviation background to be awarded the honorary rank of group captain by the Indian Air Force.
- In 2012, he was named an Honorary Member of the Order of Australia.
- His autobiography, Playing It My Way, was released on 6 November 2014.
- It was listed in the 2016 Limca Book of Records for breaking the record for adult hardback pre-publication orders, with 1,50,289 copies confirmed.
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April 24, 2019