Friday, 11 October 2013

Sachin Tendulkar

Born on April 24, 1973 at Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
Right Handed Batsman  and  Right-arm legbreak bowler
First International against Pakistan on Nov 15, 1989
Nickname is Master Blaster ,Tendlya, Little Master and many more.

Early Life

As a young boy, Tendulkar was considered a bully, and often picked up fights with new children in his school.He also showed an interest in tennis, idolising John McEnroe.To help curb his mischievous and bullying tendencies, Ajit introduced him to cricket in 1984. He introduced the young Sachin to Ramakant Achrekar, a famous cricket coach and a club cricketer of repute, at Shivaji Park, Dadar. Achrekar was impressed with Tendulkar's talent.Achrekar would put a one-rupee coin on the top of the stumps, and the bowler who dismissed Tendulkar would get the coin. If Tendulkar passed the whole session without getting dismissed, the coach would give him the coin. Tendulkar now considers 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, due to his hectic schedule. In 1987, at the age of 14, he attended the MRF Pace Foundation in Madras (now Chennai) to train as a fast bowler, but Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee ,was unimpressed, suggesting that Tendulkar focus on his batting instead. A couple of months later, former Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar gave him a pair of his own ultra light pads.

Personal and Love Life

Sachin with his wife Anjali

Sachin Tendulkar has always been rather shy in discussing his personal life. This might be the reason why a lot of us are unaware of his romantic love story with wife, Anjali. For Sachin and Anjali, it was love at first sight. The two of them first met at the Mumbai International Airport. Sachin was returning from his first International cricket tour in 1990 while Anjali was at the airport to receive her mother. They both took an instant liking to each other on the first time they met. Later, the two met at a common friend’s place and got to know each other better.When Sachin Tendulkar and Anjali first met, Anjali was practicing medicine while Sachin had just begun his cricketing career. Anjali being a dedicated student was much involved in studies and was very less interested in cricket. Her knowledge about sports and particularly cricket was faint. Later, when they started dating, Anjali made all efforts to brush up her knowledge about the sport.Being as famous as he was right from the beginning of his career, Sachin Tendulkar could get very few instances to go out on uninterrupted dates with Anjali. While giving an interview to a local magazine, Anjali recalls an incident where the two of them had gone to see the movie Roja along with a few common friends. They were afraid that if people would recognise the ace cricketer, they would not be able to enjoy their day. So to avoid all the attention, Sachin went to watch the movie in a disguise, wearing a false beard and specs. They entered the movie theatre a little late but during the interval of the film, his specs fell and the cricketer got surrounded by his fans. Due to all this they had to leave the movie halfway.The love story of Sachin and Anjali Tendulkar is surely inspiring to a lot of young couples. They set an example of a strong and committed marriage.


Sachin with his ICC awards

National honours

Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award, 2008.
Maharashtra Bhushan Award, Maharashtra State's highest Civilian Award in 2001.
Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award, 1999.
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest honour given for achievement in sports, 1997–98.
Arjuna Award, by the Government of India in recognition of his outstanding achievement in sports, 1994.

Other honours

Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World: 2010.
ICC Award-Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for cricketer of the year 2010.
LG People's Choice Award: 2010.
ICC World Test XI: 2009, 2010, 2011.
ICC World ODI XI: 2004, 2007, 2010.
Player of the tournament in 2003 Cricket World Cup.
Rajiv Gandhi Awards – Sports: 2005.
Wisden Cricketer of the Year: 1997.
In October 2010, he was awarded for Outstanding Achievement in Sport and the Peoples Choice Award at The Asian Awards in London.
On 28 January 2011, he won the 'Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year' award.
'BCCI Cricketer of the Year' award on 31 May 2011.
On 3 September 2010, he was made a Honorary Group captain by the Indian Air Force.
On 11 June 2012, he was given Wisden India Outstanding Achievement award.
Honorary Member of the Order of Australia, given by the Australian government on 6 November 2012.


Tendulkar is in the twilight of his stories career and is beginning to lose corporate partners like Canon, which chose not to re-up when their deal expired last year. But his $1.2 million-per-year contract with Coca-Cola is worth more than most IPL players' entire salaries.
Sachin's Earnings is $22 M As of June 2013.Sachin Tendulkar has been sponsored by several brands throughout his career including Boost (1990–present),Pepsi (1992–2009),Action Shoes (1995–2000),MRF (1999–2009),Adidas (2000–10), Britannia (2001–07), Fiat Palio (2001–03),TVS (2002–05),ESPN Star Sports (2002–present),Sunfeast (2007–13),Canon (2006–09),Airtel (2004–06),Reynolds (2007–present),G-Hanz (2005–07),Sanyo BPL (2007–present),Toshiba (2010–present),Colgate-Palmolive,[208] Philips,VISA,Castrol India (2011–12),Ujala Techno Brightand Coca-Cola (2011–13)
He has also been a spokesperson for National Egg Coordination Committee (2003–05),AIDS Awareness Campaign (2005)and Luminous India (2010–present).