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As Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar turns 50, here’s some amazing facts about God of Cricket

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is also known as the God of Cricket. All around the world, he is considered one of the greatest cricket players of all time. The former Indian batter represented his country for 24 years and achieved many accolades and records throughout his career. As the cricket world celebrates the 50th birthday of the cricketing genius Sachin Tendulkar, here are some interesting facts about the legend, his career and his life. 


  • Youngblood Sachin wanted to become a fast bowler but was rejected by Dennis Lillle’s MRF Pace Foundation in 1987. 
  • In the 1987 World Cup, Sachin was the ball boy for the match, interestingly this match was played between India and Zimbabwe at the Wankhede ground.  
  • Tendulkar also fielded for the Pakistan team as a substitute during a practice match against India at the Brabourne Stadium in 1988. 
  • Sachin Tendulkar is also kind of superstitious. He would put on his left pad before putting on the right one while padding up.
  • In October 1995, Sachin became the richest batter and he signed a contract worth Rs 31.5 crore with World Tel.
  • The little master also has an affection for collecting perfumes and watches. 
  • In addition to his early career, he bought his first car, a Maruti 800. 
  • He was the first international batter to be given out by a third-umpire.
  • Sachin was the youngest batter from India who played county cricket. 
  • Starting his professional advertising career with sticking plaster ads.
  • The first brand that Tendulkar endorsed was the health drink ‘Boost.’ Remember the famous tagline master blaster saying ‘ Boost is the secret of our energy’?
  • Sachin Tendulkar is India's first active cricketer, who was nominated to the Rajya Sabha.
  • In his junior days, Tendulkar used to sleep in his cricket gear. 
  • Tendulkar is the only Indian cricketer and the youngest Indian person to get the prestigious Bharat Ratna. Other awards are also in his accolade lists such as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award and Padma Shri.
  • His test match debut against the arch-rival Pakistan. He wore gifted pads from Sunil Gavaskar.
  • In the 1998 cricketing calendar year, he scored 1,894 ODI runs and made a record for ODI runs by any batter. 
  • Sachin Tendulkar holds a record for a 664-run partnership with former India player, Vinod Kambli, during an inter-school cricket game in 1988.
  • Sachin's music collection is mostly the evergreen songs of Kishore Kumar.
  • In terms of favourite snacks, Sachin's weakness is 'vada-pao', a popular dish in Mumbai.
  • Sachin has dismissed Pakistani batter Inzamam-ul-Haq seven times in ODIs and once in Tests.
  • Wisden ranked him the second-best player ever in the cricketing world, after Sir Donald Bradman in 2002.
  • Sachin Tendulkar was very possessive regarding his Ferrari car, even not allowing his wife to drive it.

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