Full Name Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Nickname Tendlya, Little Master
Born 4/24/1973
Place Mumbai, Maharashtra
Major teams India, ACC Asian XI, Mumbai, Yorkshire, Mumbai Indians
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Leg Break Googly, Off Break, Right-arm Medium
Test debut Pakistan v India at Karachi - Nov 15-20, 1989
ODI debut Pakistan v India at Gujranwala - Dec 18, 1989
Achievements Tests

Rated as the second best batsman of all time (after Don Bradman) by Wisden.

Highest number of Test centuries (39)

Played in the highest number of Cricket Grounds - he has played Test Cricket on 52 different grounds.

He is the fastest to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket history. He holds this record along with Brian Lara. Both of them achieved this feat in 195 innings.

At 55.57, he has the highest average among those who have scored over 10,000 Test runs

In 1989/90 at the age of just 16 years and 205 days, he became the youngest player to play at the Test level for India against Pakistan at Karachi.

At 19, he became the youngest player to score 1000 Test runs. He achieved the feat during India`s tour of South Africa (1992/93).


Most runs (over 16,300)

Most centuries (42)

Has played the second most number of ODIs after Sanath Jayasuriya

Played most number of consecutive ODI matches (185)

Most Man of the Match (56) awards.

Second most number of Fifties (89).

Most ODI runs by any batsman in any given calendar year - 1,894 ODI runs in 1998.

Most Centuries by a player in one year - 9 ODI centuries in 1998.

Highest batting average among batsmen with over 10,000 ODI runs.

One of only two players to pass 10,000 runs and take 100 wickets in ODIs.

Highest individual score among Indian batsmen (186*)

Batting through the innings (50 overs) on two occasions.

Most runs (1732 at an average of 59.72) in World Cup Cricket history.

Player Of The Tournament in the 2003 Cricket World Cup.

Became India’s youngest skipper in 1996

Tendulkar was the first batsman to be declared run out by the third umpire in 1992 against South Africa

He was the first overseas cricketer to play for Yorkshire CCC in 1993.

During India’s tour of Australia (1999-2000), he was declared “shoulder before wicket” when he ducked a Glen McGrath delivery.

Sahin was dismissed a whopping 6 times in 90`s in the year 2007, including thrice on 99.
Awards 1994 Arjuna award

1997 Wisden Cricketer of the Year

1997 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

1999 Padma Shree

Man of the Series in World Cup 2003

2008 Padma Bhushan