24th April 1973


Mr. Ramesh Tendulkar & Mrs. Rajni Tendulkar


Nitin & Ajit Tendulkar


Savitai Tendulkar


Anjali Tendulkar(10 November 1967)

Married on

24th May 1995


Sara Tendulkar(12 October 1997)


Arjun Tendulkar(24 September 1999)


Ramakanth Achrekar

Close friend

Vinod Kambli

Zodiac Sign



Professional cricket player. Largely considered cricket’s greatest batsman, Sachin Tendulkar was born April 24, 1973 in Bombay, India, to a middle-class family, the youngest of four children. His father was a professor while his mother worked for a life insurance company.

Named after his family’s favorite music director, Sachin Dev Burman, Tendulkar wasn’t a particularly gifted student, but he’d always shown himself to be a standout athlete. He was 11 years old when he was given his first cricket bat and his talent in the sport was immediately apparent. At the age of 14 he scored 329 out of a world record stand of 664 in a school match. As his accomplishments grew, he became a sort of cult figure among Bombay schoolboys.

After high school Tendulkar enrolled at Kirti College, where his father also taught. The fact that he decided to go to the school where his father worked was of no surprise. Tendulkar’s family is very close and years after he’d achieved stardom and cricket fame, he continued to live next door to his parents.



1. Sachin Tendulkar is the Highest Run scorer in the One day Internationals 
2. Sachin Tendulkar is the Highest Run scorer in the Test Cricket 
3. Most number of hundreds in the ODI 49
4. Most number of hundreds in the Tests 51
5. Most number of nineties in the ODI 
6. Most number of man of the matches in the ODI’s -62
7. Most number of man of the series in ODI’s 
8. Best average for man of the matches in ODI’s 
9. First Cricketer to pass 10000 run in the ODI 
10. First Cricketer to pass 15000, 16000, 17000, 18000 runs in the ODI 
11. He is the highest run scorer in the world cup – 2560 runs at an average of 56.95
12. Most number of the man of the matches in the world cup 
13. Most number of runs 1996 world cup 523 runs in the 1996 Cricket World Cup at an average of 87.16 
14. Most number of runs in the 2003 world cup 673 runs in 2003 Cricket World Cup, highest by any player in a single Cricket WC 
15. Man of the Tournament in the 2003 Cricket World Cup.
16. Most number of Fifties in ODI’s 
17. He is the only player to be in top 10 ICC ranking for 10 years. 18. He is one of the three batsmen to surpass 11,000 runs in Test cricket, and the first Indian to do so. 
19. First and only cricketer to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. India’s highest sporting honor 
20. In 2003, Wisden rated Tendulkar as d No. 1 and Richards at No. 2 in all time Greatest ODI player 
21. In 2002, Wisden rated him as the second greatest Test batsman after Sir Donald Bradman. 
22. he was involved in unbroken 664-run partnership in a Harris Shield game in 1988 with friend and team mate Vinod Kambli. 
23. Tendulkar is the only player to score a century in all three of his Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani Trophy debuts.
24. In 1992, at the age of 19, Tendulkar became the first overseas born player to represent Yorkshire 
25. Tendulkar has been granted the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award and Padma vibhushan by Indian government. He is the only Indian cricketer to get all of them. And the only cricketer to receive Padma vibhushan. 
26. Tendulkar has scored over 1000 runs in a calendar year in ODI’s 8 times 
27. Tendulkar has scored 1894 runs in calendar year in ODI’s most by any batsman 
28.First batsman in the history who was given out through third umpire. 
29. He has the least percentage of the man of the matches awards won when team looses a match. Out of his 62 man of the match awards only 7 times India has lost. 
30. Tendulkar most number man of match awards against Australia 
31. Tendulkar was the first batsman in history to score over 50 centuries in international cricket 
32. Tendulkar was the first batsman in history to score over 75 centuries in international cricket: 99 centuries 
33. Has the most overall runs in cricket, (ODIs+Tests+Twenty20s) he had accumulated almost 34182 runs overall. (as of March 07,2013)
34. Sachin Tendulkar with Sourav Ganguly hold the world record for the maximum number of runs scored by the opening partnership. They have put together 6,271 runs in 128 matches.
35. The 20 century partnerships for opening pair with Sourav Ganguly is a world record 
36. Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid hold the world record for the highest partnership in ODI matches when they scored 331 runs against New Zealand in 1999 (Sachin 186*, Dravid 153)
37. Sachin Tendulkar has been involved in six 200 run partnerships in ODI matches – a record that he shares with Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid 
38. Most Centuries in a calendar year: 9 ODI centuries in 1998 
39. Only player to have over 100 innings of 50+ runs (41 Centuries and 87 Fifties)(as of 18th Nov, 2007) 
40. the only player ever to cross the 13,000-14,000 – 15, 000and 16,000 run marks IN ODI. 
41. Maximum number of boundaries in a single innings, holds the record with sehwag (25 fours)
42. Maximum number of 150 plus scores in ODIs 
43. Tendulkar has scored over 1000 ODI runs against all major Cricketing nations. 
44. Sachin was the fastest to reach 10,000 runs taking 259 innings and has the highest batting average among batsmen with over 10,000 ODI runs 
45. Most number of Stadium Appearances: 90 different Grounds 
46. Consecutive ODI Appearances: 185 
47. On his debut, Sachin Tendulkar was the second youngest debutant in the world 
48. When Tendulkar scored his maiden century in 1990, he was the second youngest to score a century 
49. Tendulkar’s record of five test centuries before he turned 20 is a current world record 
50. Tendulkar holds the current record (217 against NZ in 1999/00 Season) for the highest score in Test cricket by an Indian when captaining the side.
51. Tendulkar has scored centuries against all test playing nations. He was the third batman to achieve the distinction after Steve Waugh and Gary Kirsten 
52. Tendulkar has 4 seasons in test cricket with 1000 or more runs – 2002 (1392 runs), 1999 (1088 runs), 2001 (1003 runs) and 1997 (1000 runs).[6] Gavaskar is the only other Indian with four seasons of 1000+ runs 
53. He is second most number of seasons with over 1000 runs in world. 
54. On 3 January 2007 Sachin Tendulkar (5751) edged past Brian Lara’s (5736) world record of runs scored in Tests away from home 
55. Tendulkar and Brian Lara are the fastest to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket history. Both of them achieved this in 195 innings 
56. Second Indian after Sunil Gavaskar to make over 10,000 runs in Test matches 
57. Became the first Indian to surpass the 11,000 Test run mark and the third International player behind Allan Border and Brian Lara. 
58. Tendulkar is fourth on the list of players with most Test caps. Steve Waugh (168 Tests), Allan Border (158 Tests), have appeared in more games than Tendulkar. 
59. Tendulkar has played the most number of Test Matches for India (Kapil Dev is second with 131 Test appearances). 
60. First to 25,000 n 30,000 international runs 
61. Tendulkar’s 33,000+ runs in international cricket include 18000+ runs in ODI’s, 15,000+ Tests runs and 10 runs in the lone Twenty20 that India has played. 
62. On December 10, 2005, Tendulkar made his 35th century in Tests at Delhi against Sri Lanka. He surpassed Sunil Gavaskar’s record of 34 centuries to become the man with the most number of hundreds in Test cricket.
63. Tendulkar is the only player who has 150 wkts and more than 15000 runs in ODI 
64. Tendulkar is the only player who has 40 wkts and more than 15000 runs in Tests 
65. Sachin hit the first double century in the 40 year history of one day internationals. 

Man of the Match awards—Sachin Tendulkar








Australia (59 matches)






Bangladesh (10 matches)






England (27 matches)






New Zealand (38 matches)






Pakistan (61 matches)






South Africa (50 matches)






Sri Lanka (65 matches)






West Indies (38 matches)






Zimbabwe (34 matches)






Kenya (10 matches)






Namibia (1 match)





Total (470 ODI matches)







Sachin Tendulkar is perhaps the batsman who got out the maximum numbers of times bcoz of poor / wrong decision by umpires… We are citing some incidents which we remember, it is quite a big list. There may be many other too. Collected by HarikrishnanSayantan, and Ritesh



Bowled off a NO Ball from Crains. 3rd test against NewZealand in 1999. Umpire did not see that?!. Sachin had scored 217 in first innings. 


In the match against Australia at Adelaide in 1999, Sachin was given ‘Out’ – caught at forward shortleg by bowler Shane Warne. The ball touched the thigh pads and Umpire Darel Harper gave him out. India had been at 107 for 4 when Ganguly joined Sachin and they put up 108 runs for the 5th wicket. Sachin had scored 61 


In the same test match against Australia at Adelaide in 1999, Sachin was given ‘Out’ – LBW off bowler McGrath. It was an unforgettable FOOLISH decision of the umpire, nothing more to say… 


Given out by Umpire Ian Robinson – LBW – bowler McGrath, in the match against Australia at Sydney in 2000. The ball seemed to hit him too high and was going on leg stump. In that very over, Tendulkar had pulled a short one from McGrath for two, and hooked the next two balls for boundaries. 


Given out when he was on 44 – CB of ambrose despite the fact that the ball touched his shoulder only – in 1997 ODI vs WI


Given out wrong lbw when he was at 134 (pitched outside of legstump & going outside of off stump!) off Kasprowich at Sharjah final vs Australia in 1998. 


A doubtful stump out decision in the match against Srilanka in Colombo final when he was at 128. It was a 50-50 case!


Wrong LBW off Nash vs NZ in Hamilton Test in 1999 when he was on 67. The ball was going way down the leg side.


Wrong LBW off Saqlin Mushtaq vs Pakistan at Delhi Test in 1999 when he was at 6. Pitched outside of leg stump.


Controversial run out following the obstruction of Shoaib in Eden Gardens vs Pakistan in 1999. Surprisingly, the umpire Bucknor did not apply the Obstacle rule…


Wrong bat-pad catch off Shane Warne when Sachin was at 61 vs Australia in Adelaide Test in 1999


Wrong lbw decision of McGrath in Sydney test 1st innings when the ball was going down the leg side. He was at 45 then.


A shocking ‘caught behind’ decision by umpire Toffo in the ODI against Pak in Perth, 1999, when Sachin had scored 17… (the ball merely flicked Tendulkar’s shirt (jersey) and went to the keeper & umpire gave caught behind. 


Wrong lbw off Shoaib Akhtar in Sharjah ODI vs Pak in 2000 when he was at 11 runs. It was an inside edge & then pad!


Wrong lbw decision off Abdul Razzak vs Pak in Dhaka in Asia cup ODI 2000 when he had scored 25 runs…the ball was going down the leg side & clearly missing the stumps.


Given out – caught off a No Ball from Gillespie during the 3rd test 2nd innings in Chennai, 2001 India vs Aus when he was at just 17.


In 2002 WI tour 3 out of 4 lbws against Sachin were wrong – all given by Ashoka Desilva! LBW by Cuffy at Port of Spain test 1st innings when Sachin had scored 117


In 2002 WI tour 3 out of 4 lbws against Sachin were wrong – all given by Ashoka Desilva! LBW by Sanford at Port of Spain test 2nd innings vs WI when he was on 0


In 2002 WI tour 3 out of 4 lbws against Sachin were wrong – all givenby Ashoka Desilva! LBW by Dillon at Bridgetown test when he was at 8


Wrong LBW off Oram given by Ashoka Desilva again at Wellington Test in 2002 1st innings. The ball was going over the stumps.


Given wrong LBW by Bucknor at the Gabba test off Gillespie in 2003, where the ball was going clearly over the top. 


Given wrong ‘caught behind’ off Brett Lee down the leg side in the MCG Test, 2003


Given wrong LBW off Uma Gul at Lahore Test vs Pak in 2004. Ball was missing the stump & was going way over.


A terrible ‘caught behind’ decision off Razzak at Eden Test vs Pak by umpire Bucknor while the ball was going miles away from bat & he was on 52.


LBW off Muralitharan at Delhi test, 2005, where the ball pitched outside of leg stump & batman was long stride when he was at 109.


In 2005 LBW off Bandara at Delhi test when he was long stride forward & ball was going clearly over the top when he was on 16.


LBW off Dilshan in Ahmedabad test in 2005 when there was a clear inside edge. He was at 19 runs then.


Wrong LBW off Arshad Khan where the ball hit his gloves & then the pad after 100 in Peshavar ODI vs Pak in 2006.


Wrong lbw off Monty Panesor at Nagpur test in 2006 vs Eng when he was at 16 runs


Got a shocking LBW by umpire Toffo in Tent Bridge Test, 2007, vs Eng off Collingwood of a wide-ball outside off stump! The umpire apologized later for this. Sachin was on 91 then. The decision by Simon Tauffel who won the ICC award for best umpire for the third consecutive time, that year. 


Last ODI of Eng series 2007 ‘caught behind’ by Aleem Dar. He realized that he made a mistake but did not change his decision. And the boastful explanation after the match was, “I knew he was not out. But i don’t have a habit of changing my decisions”. Ex cricketers like Nassir Hussain had criticized this. 


India vs Aus Third test he was dismissed by umpire at 71. He scored centuries in the second and fourth tests. Watch the video clippings – Lee delivers to Tendulkar; the ball hits on top of the pad; at the time of contact, Tendulkar is seen jumping in the air. Lee appeals confidently and umpire Rauf eventually raises the finger… Replays show it was indeed high and going over the top of the stumps. 


First ODI 2009 Srilanka Tour of India. Kumara Dharmasena’s first decision as Umpire. Ball pitched outside the line of leg stump. Bowler – Thushara.


Second ODI Srilanka Tour of India 2009. In the next match. In this match, Sachin was given out while the ball was going outside leg stump. Bowler – Kulasekhara.


Third ODI Srilanka Tour of India 2009. Hat trick in wrong decision? In this match also the ball was going outside the leg stump. Bowler – D. Fernando. 


Australia tour of India, 4th ODI: India v Australia at Mohali, Nov 2, 2009. Cricinfo – “Hauritz to Tendulkar, OUT, tosses it up on middle and gets it to turn in, Tendulkar tries to work it with the turn but the ball clips the pads, it wasn’t really adjacent to the stumps but umpire de Silva was convinced. Not a very straightforward lbw”


Wrong ‘caught behind’ decision off Flintoff when Sachin was at 99 runs. The ball kicked up from short of length and reared shoulder high. Tendulkar tried to fend it away, got his hands in front of his face and the ball gone off his arm guard. Watch video


Wrong decision against Sachin off Lyon in 4th inngs 4th test vs Australia. Ball pitched outside off. turned sharlply, missed the leg stump. Given out. 


Every individual has his own style, his own way of presenting himself on and off the field. — Sachin Tendulkar