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Sachin Tendulkar Birthday: From Mumbai’s Shivaji Park to ruling LORD’s – Check 49 FACTS about Tendulkar on his 49th BIRTHDAY

Sachin Tendulkar Birthday: From Mumbai’s Shivaji Park to ruling LORD’s – Check 49 FACTS about Tendulkar on his 49th BIRTHDAY

Sachin Tendulkar Birthday – Sachin Tendulkar turns 49 – One of the greatest cricketers of all time Sachin Tendulkar has won the hearts of millions if not billions and with him celebrating his birthday, the occasion is always a special one. The Master Blaster turns 49 on Sunday (April 24) as we take a look […]

Sachin Tendulkar Birthday – Sachin Tendulkar turns 49 – One of the greatest cricketers of all time Sachin Tendulkar has won the hearts of millions if not billions and with him celebrating his birthday, the occasion is always a special one. The Master Blaster turns 49 on Sunday (April 24) as we take a look on 49 facts about the ‘God of Cricket’. Follow IPL 2022 LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

Sachin Tendulkar Birthday: From Mumbai’s Shivaji Park to ruling LORD’s – Check 49 FACTS about Tendulkar on his 49th BIRTHDAY

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Sachin Tendulkar Birthday: From Mumbai’s Shivaji Park to ruling LORD’s – Check 49 FACTS about Tendulkar on his 49th BIRTHDAY

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  1. Named after Sachin Dev Burman – Father Ramesh Tendulkar named Sachin after popular singer Sachin Dev Burman, as he was a big fan of classical music.
  2. Left-hander: Sachin is known for his exploits with right-hand batting and bowling, but he writes with the left hand.
  3. Special bus: Sachin boarded Bus No.315 during his younger age to travel from Bandra to Shivaji Park, a place where Sachin was truly born as a cricketer.
  4. Tale of 13 coins: During his early days, Tendulkar would win a coin from his coach Ramakant Achrekar if he could bat through an entire session of nets without being dismissed. Tendulkar has 13 such coins.
  5. Ball boy at World Cup: When Sachin was just 14 years old, he was the ball boy during the 1987 World Cup match between India and Zimbabwe at the Wankhede Stadium.
  6. World Record: Sachin and Vinod Kambli put together a 664-run partnership in Harris Shield trophy, a record during that time.
  7. Slow start: Sachin took 79 ODI matches to score his first hundred.
  8. Forgettable debut: Sachin was dismissed for a duck in first ODI.
  9. Third Umpire: Sachin was the first player to be given out by third umpire in India’s tour of South Africa in 1992.
  10. Sachin scored only one ODI hundred on Australian soil, although he has scored multiple times in Test match cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar Birthday: From Mumbai’s Shivaji Park to ruling LORD’s – Check 49 FACTS about Tendulkar on his 49th BIRTHDAY

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  1. Sachin Tendulkar is India’s first active cricketer to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha.
  2. Sachin has never scored a hundred at the ‘Home of Cricket’, the iconic Lords stadium.
  3. Only player to score a hundred on Ranji Trophy, Irani Trophy and Duleep Trophy debut.
  4. To remain unrecognizable, Tendulkar put on a disguise in 1995 to watch the film Roja in the theatre. But his plans were sabotaged when his glasses fell off and the crowd in the theatre realized that the upcoming legend was present there.
  5. Sachin Tendulkar was rejected by Dennis Lillee when he went to give a trial as an inspiring fast bowler at MRF Pace Foundation in 1987.
  6. Sachin became the richest cricketer in October 1995, when he signed a five-year contract worth Rs 31.5 crore with World Tel.
  7. Sachin is the only cricketer to win the Golden bat twice, an award given to the highest run scorer in the ODI World Cup.
  8. Sachin Tendulkar has a hobby of collecting perfumes and watches.
  9. Sachin Tendulkar was alleged for batting with a bat broader than the normal willow by the English pace bowler Alan Mullally.
  10. In 1997 not only, Sachin won the Wisden Cricketer of the Year but also became the only Indian to be listed in Wisden’s all-time World XI.

Sachin Tendulkar Birthday: From Mumbai’s Shivaji Park to ruling LORD’s – Check 49 FACTS about Tendulkar on his 49th BIRTHDAY

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  1. At the age of 19, Sachin became the youngest Indian to play for county cricket.
  2. The first advertisement in which Sachin featured was for a sticking plaster.
  3. In 1988, Tendulkar fielded for Pakistan as a substitute for a one-day practice match against India.
  4. The first brand which Sachin Tendulkar endorsed was the health drink ‘Boost.’ He was seen alongside Kapil Dev in many of their ad films, the start of which happened in 1990.
  5. Sachin Tendulkar was led onto the field on his Ranji debut by his then captain, Ravi Shastri.
  6. Sachin Tendulkar uses a very heavy bat at the crease, weighing 3.2lbs. Only South Africa`s Lance Klusener used a heavier bat in world cricket.
  7. Sachin Tendulkar, who is considered as a calm character, was a big bully in the school.
  8. The first car of ‘The God of Cricket’ was Maruti 800.
  9. Sachin is the only cricketer in history to be given the prestigious ‘Bharat Ratna’.
  10. When young Sachin fell from a tree on a Sunday evening during his summer vacation, while Guide was shown on national TV, his infuriated brother (and mentor) Ajit sent him to cricket coaching class as a punishment.

Sachin Tendulkar Birthday: From Mumbai’s Shivaji Park to ruling LORD’s – Check 49 FACTS about Tendulkar on his 49th BIRTHDAY

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  1. The naughty Sachin Tendulkar used to go fishing for tadpoles and guppy fishes in the stream that ran through the compound of Sahitya Sahawas at Bandra East.
  2. Sachin Tendulkar once told a Marathi news channel in an interview that his weakness is `vada-pao`, a popular Maharashtrian snack.
  3. Sachin used his favorite vampire bat during the innings in which he scored the historical 50th Test ton.
  4. Sachin Tendulkar batted in his debut Test against Pakistan wearing the pads gifted to him by Sunil Gavaskar.
  5. Sachin Tendulkar was a huge fan of John McEnroe, a former tennis legend. He grew his hair and tied a band around it to copy his idol.
  6. Tendulkar has scored most centuries in a calendar year – 9 ODI centuries in 1998.
  7. In 1998, he made 1,894 ODI runs, a record for ODI runs by any batsman in a calendar year.
  8. Sachin Tendulkar is himself a role model for many admirers from other sports such as tennis stars Pete Sampras and Boris Becker, and Argentina footballer Diego Maradona.
  9. Sachin loves Kishore Kumar and rock group Dire Straits and listened to Lata Mangeshkar during his playing days.
  10. Sachin calls Sourav Ganguly `Babu Moshai` while Ganguly calls him `Chhota Babu`.

Sachin Tendulkar Birthday: From Mumbai’s Shivaji Park to ruling LORD’s – Check 49 FACTS about Tendulkar on his 49th BIRTHDAY

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  1. Sachin once made his mother look for a frog Bhaji recipe!
  2. The nanny who looked after Sachin has been universally called Sachuchi Bai.
  3. Sachin is so possessive about his Ferrari that wife Anjali is not allowed to drive it.
  4. Sachin loved to play tennis ball cricket and darts during rain breaks.
  5. In 1992, Sachin became the youngest cricketer to reach 1000 runs in Test cricket.
  6. Sachin Tendulkar was without a bat contract until the start of the 1996 Cricket World Cup. At the end of the tournament, famous tyre manufacturer MRF sponsored his willow.
  7. A prankster that he is, Sachin once put a hose pipe into Sourav Ganguly’s room and turned the tap on.
  8. Sachin is the only player who has 46 wickets and more than 15000 runs in Tests.
  9. THE BIG ONE – Sachin is the first player to win the World Cup in his hometown of Mumbai at the Wankhede stadium which is just minutes away from his home.

Sachin Tendulkar Birthday: From Mumbai’s Shivaji Park to ruling LORD’s – Check 49 FACTS about Tendulkar on his 49th BIRTHDAY

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