Sachin Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer and one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He was born on April 24, 1973, in Mumbai, India.
Sachin showed an early interest in cricket and began playing the sport at the age of 11. He was selected to play for Mumbai’s under-15 team at the age of 14 and made his debut for the Indian cricket team in 1989 at the age of 16.
In his early years, Sachin gained a reputation as a prodigy, scoring centuries in both his first-class debut and his Test debut. He quickly established himself as one of the best batsmen in the world, and his performances helped India win several important matches.
Over the course of his career, Sachin played in 200 Test matches, scoring 15,921 runs at an average of 53.78. He also played in 463 One Day International matches, scoring 18,426 runs at an average of 44.83. Sachin is the only player to have scored 100 international centuries (51 in Tests and 49 in ODIs), a record that may never be broken.
Sachin was known for his elegant stroke play, impeccable technique, and unwavering focus. He had a remarkable ability to score runs consistently against all types of bowling attacks and on all kinds of pitches. He was also a skilled fielder and a handy bowler.
Sachin’s career was not without its ups and downs. He suffered several injuries and had to go through a lot of personal struggles, including the loss of his father in 1999. However, he always managed to bounce back and continued to play at the highest level until his retirement in 2013.
After retiring from cricket, Sachin was honored with several awards and accolades. He was conferred with India’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, in 2014. He has also been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
Sachin’s legacy as a cricketer is unparalleled. He inspired a generation of young cricketers in India and around the world and remains a role model for aspiring cricketers even today.