101 Facts About Sachin Tendulkar

1. Sachin Tendulkar was delighted with another young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, who has scored two centuries and two half-centuries in nine Tests so far.

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2. Sachin Tendulkar believes Bumrah's precision and consistency makes him a lethal bowler for opposition sides to face.

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3. Sachin Tendulkar said that Australia would be a different side when the banned duo of Steven Smith and David Warner return.

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4. Sachin Tendulkar believes India are "the favourites" to win the 2019 World Cup.

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5. Sachin Tendulkar was referring to the 22-year-old Antiguan playing his part for the West Indies even after learning of his mother Sharon's demise.

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6. Sachin Tendulkar retired from International cricket over five years ago, but the distinctive chants of 'Saa-chh-inn, Saa-chh-inn' haven't ceased.

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7. Sachin Tendulkar discusses India's chances at World Cup, praises team's ability to be competitive.

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8. Sachin Tendulkar went on to fondly remember his childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar who passed away at the age of 87 last month.

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9. Sachin Tendulkar has no hesitation in terming India as favourites going into the World Cup but what makes him happier is the team's ability to be competitive 'in any part of the world and on any surface'.

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10. At the age of 16, Sachin Tendulkar made debut in international cricket.

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11. Sachin Tendulkar sits at the top of the list with 49 centuries while Kohli has 39 centuries to his name.

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12. Sachin Tendulkar has certainly acquired legendary status due to his longevity—making his debut at 16 and retiring at 40—but when judging on both his and Kohli's first 211 ODI's, Kohli' stats supersede his predecessor.

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13. Sachin Tendulkar continued to play for India for over a decade, taking part in games from the late 1990s up until 2012.

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14. Sachin Tendulkar entered the ranks of professional cricket in the late 1980s, batting as a player for India against Pakistan and New Zealand.

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15. Sachin Tendulkar was born in Dadar, Mumbai to Ramesh Tendulkar, a marathi novelist and his wife, Rahni, who worked in the insurance industry.

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16. In 2012 Sachin Tendulkar became a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper chamber of the Indian parliament—the first active athlete to join that body; he was nominated to the post, and his term ended in 2018.

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17. Sachin Tendulkar made history in December 2005 when he scored his record-breaking 35th century in Test play against Sri Lanka.

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18. Sachin Tendulkar was given his first bat when he was 11 years of age.

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19. Sachin Tendulkar feels other teams need to be given ample time to prepare if cricket is included in the Olympics.

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20. Sachin Tendulkar graced the wedding ceremony with his wife Anjali Tendulkar.

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21. Sachin Tendulkar took ODI cricket to statistically new peaks, unmatched in the history of the game.

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22. Sachin Tendulkar met with some controversy over his attendance at Rajya Sabha proceedings.

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23. Sachin Tendulkar refused to take the bungalow allotted to him in New Delhi calling it "waste of taxpayers' money" as he resides in Mumbai.

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24. Sachin Tendulkar owns these restaurants in partnership with Sanjay Narang of Mars Restaurants.

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25. Sachin Tendulkar holds the world record for playing the highest number of Test matches and ODI matches (463).

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26. Sachin Tendulkar is the first male cricketer to score a double-century in one-day cricket.

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27. Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of the highest number of centuries in both Tests and ODIs (49) as well as in Tests and ODIs combined (100).

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28. In 2012, Sachin Tendulkar was ranked number 8 in Outlook India's poll of the Greatest Indian.

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29. Sachin Tendulkar achieved this feat on 5 October 2013, during a Champions League Twenty20 match for his IPL team Mumbai Indians against Trinidad and Tobago.

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30. Since then Sachin Tendulkar's batting has tended to be less attacking.

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31. Sachin Tendulkar was affected by a series of injuries since 2004.

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32. Sachin Tendulkar is known for his unique punch style of hitting the ball over square.

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33. Sachin Tendulkar practices left-handed throws at the nets on a regular basis.

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34. In 2013, Sachin Tendulkar retired from Indian Premier League and currently in 2014 he is appointed as the Mumbai Indian Team's 'Icon'.

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35. Sachin Tendulkar scored 68 in the first match and 48 against Guyana.

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36. Sachin Tendulkar was declared player of the tournament for his performance during the season.

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37. On 10 October 2013 Sachin Tendulkar announced that he would retire from all cricket after the two-Test series against West Indies in November.

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38. Sachin Tendulkar retired from Twenty20 cricket and limited-overs cricket, after playing the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 in September–October 2013 in India for Mumbai Indians.

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39. Sachin Tendulkar became the first person in history to achieve this feat, which was his first ODI hundred against Bangladesh.

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40. Sachin Tendulkar made 105 not out and 16 in the first Test, and 143 in the second.

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41. Sachin Tendulkar rested himself for the ODI tri-series in Bangladesh in 2010, but played in the subsequent Test series.

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42. Sachin Tendulkar played only one innings in the ICC Champions trophy in South Africa, scoring 8 against Pakistan as India lost.

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43. Sachin Tendulkar scored poorly in the second Test at Mohali, which ended in a draw.

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44. Sachin Tendulkar dedicated this century to the victims of the Mumbai terror attacks.

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45. Sachin Tendulkar reached the 12,000 run mark when he was on 61.

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46. Sachin Tendulkar achieved this feat against Sri Lanka on 5 February 2008 at the Gabba in Brisbane.

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47. Sachin Tendulkar continued by scoring 99 and 93 in the first two matches of the Future Cup against South Africa.

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48. Sachin Tendulkar continued to score heavily in ODI cricket that year, with two hundreds in a tri-series involving New Zealand and Australia.

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49. Sachin Tendulkar was awarded by Sports car "Ferrari" by Michael Schumacher for achieving this feat.

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50. Sachin Tendulkar was the only Indian batsman to perform well in the semi-final against Sri Lanka.

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51. Sachin Tendulkar looked the embodiment of India's famous opener, Gavaskar, and indeed was wearing a pair of his pads.

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52. In 1992, at the age of 19, Sachin Tendulkar became the first overseas-born player to represent Yorkshire, which prior to Tendulkar joining the team, never selected players even from other English counties.

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53. Sachin Tendulkar was picked for a young Indian team to tour England twice, under the Star Cricket Club banner in 1988 and 1989.

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54. Sachin Tendulkar was handpicked to play for the team by the then Bombay captain Dilip Vengsarkar after watching him easily negotiating India's best fast bowler at the time, Kapil Dev, in the Wankhede Stadium nets, where the Indian team had come to play against the touring New Zealand team.

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55. Sachin Tendulkar narrowly missed out on playing alongside his idol Gavaskar, who had retired from all forms of cricket after the 1987 Cricket World Cup.

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56. Sachin Tendulkar was involved in an unbroken 664-run partnership in a Lord Harris Shield inter-school game against St Xavier's High School in 1988 with his friend and teammate Vinod Kambli, who would go on to represent India.

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57. Sachin Tendulkar served as a ball boy in the 1987 Cricket World Cup when India played against England in the semifinal in Bombay.

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58. Sachin Tendulkar consistently featured in the school team in the Matunga Gujarati Seva Mandal Shield.

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59. Sachin Tendulkar moved in with his aunt and uncle, who lived near Shivaji Park, during this period, due to his hectic schedule.

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60. Sachin Tendulkar was coached under the guidance of Achrekar at Shivaji Park in the mornings and evenings.

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61. Sachin Tendulkar would practice for hours on end in the nets.

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62. Sachin Tendulkar introduced him to Ramakant Achrekar, a famous cricket coach and a club cricketer of repute, at Shivaji Park, Dadar.

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63. Sachin Tendulkar showed an interest in tennis, idolising John McEnroe.

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64. Sachin Tendulkar has three elder siblings: two half-brothers Nitin and Ajit, and a half-sister Savita.

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65. Sachin Tendulkar was born at Nirmal Nursing Home in Dadar, Bombay on 24 April 1973 to a Maharashtrian Rajapur Saraswat Brahmin family.

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66. Sachin Tendulkar retired from Twenty20 cricket in October 2013 and subsequently retired from all forms of cricket on 16 November 2013 after playing his 200th Test match, against the West Indies in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.

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67. Sachin Tendulkar was 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.

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68. Sachin Tendulkar won the 2010 Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for cricketer of the year at the ICC awards.

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69. Sachin Tendulkar is the highest run scorer of all time in International cricket.

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70. Sachin Tendulkar has the perfect throwback Thursday update for us.

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71. Sachin Tendulkar played some magical knocks during the course of his illustrious 24-year career.

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72. Sachin Tendulkar has a message for all cricketers eyeing World Cup berth.

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73. Sachin Tendulkar wishes legend-in-the making Virat Kohli on his birthday.

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74. Sachin Tendulkar feels Virat Kohli's India have best chance ever to win in Australia.

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75. Sachin Tendulkar says India have their 'best chance' to win in Australia.

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76. Sachin Tendulkar is arguably the greatest cricketer of all time.

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77. Sachin Tendulkar is amazed how Virat Kohli is smashing records in almost every game he plays.

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78. Sachin Tendulkar has started his new collaboration with English cricket county club Middlesex which is.

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79. In April 2012, Sachin Tendulkar accepted the Rajya Sabha nomination proposed by the President of India and became the first active sportsperson and cricketer to have been nominated.

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80. In 1997, Sachin Tendulkar captained the Indian National side, playing against a World Eleven team, in the Unity Cup which was held at the Sri Sathya Sai Hill View Stadium in Puttaparthi, in Baba's presence.

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81. On 16 March 2012, Sachin Tendulkar scored his 100th international hundred.

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82. Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run scorer in Tests, with 15,921 runs, as well as in One-Day Internationals, with 18,426 runs.

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83. Sachin Tendulkar has a presence in the popular social networking site Twitter with the user name sachin_rt, since May 2010.

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84. Sachin Tendulkar captained Mumbai Indians in 4 league matches of second edition of the league.

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85. Sachin Tendulkar was made the icon player and captain for his home side, the Mumbai Indians in the inaugural Indian Premier League Twenty20 competition in 2008.

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86. Sachin Tendulkar scored his 100th international hundred on 16 March 2012, at Mirpur against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup.

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87. Sachin Tendulkar made his 45th ODI hundred, a 175 off 141 balls.

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88. Sachin Tendulkar made 160 in the first Test, his 42nd Test century, and India won.

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89. Sachin Tendulkar has got out 27 times in the 90s during his international career.

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90. Sachin Tendulkar scored his 39th ODI hundred on 6 February 2006 in a match against Pakistan.

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91. On 10 December 2005 at Feroz Shah Kotla, Sachin Tendulkar scored his record-breaking 35th Test century, against the Sri Lankans.

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92. In the 2002 series in the West Indies, Sachin Tendulkar started well, scoring 79 in the first Test.

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93. Sachin Tendulkar took the key wickets of Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist, who were centurions in the previous Test.

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94. Sachin Tendulkar took three wickets on the final day of the famous Kolkata Test against Australia in 2001.

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95. Sachin Tendulkar continued performing well in Test cricket in 2001 and 2002, with some pivotal performances with both bat and ball.

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96. Sachin Tendulkar scored his 19th Test century in the second Test and the match resulted in a draw with Sri Lanka.

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97. Sachin Tendulkar made his Test debut against Pakistan in Karachi in November 1989 aged 16 years and 205 days.

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98. In his season in 1988, Sachin Tendulkar scored a century in every innings he played.

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99. Sachin Tendulkar spent his formative years in the Sahitya Sahawas Cooperative Housing Society in Bandra.

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100. Sachin Tendulkar played 664 international cricket matches in total, scoring 34,357 runs.

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101. In 2012, Sachin Tendulkar was nominated to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India.

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