Tendulkar's career stats
SACHIN R TENDULKAR stats as on 04.04.2011
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Date of Birth 24.04.1973

Place of Birth Mumbai (Bombay)


Maritial Status Married; 2 children Wife: Anjali (son of Ashok Mehta, Children:

(married on 25.05.1995) Industrialist) - Doctor Son : Arjun (born on 24.09.1999)
Father's Name Ramesh Tendulkar
Daughter: Sara (born on 12.10.1997)
Mother's Name Rajni Tendulkar

Brothers Ajit and Nitin

Sister Savita

Education Sharadashram Vidya Mandir (High School)

Height 5 ft 5 inches

Tendulkar is noted for his commitment to the game and reasons for his success attributed to the dedication, concentration, best footwork, eyesight and reflexes.

ODI Test World Cup IPL (Twenty-20)
Debut in vs Pak, Gujranwala, vs Pak, Karachi, 1989/90
vs Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai,



Matches 453 177 45 39
Innings 442 290 44 39
N.O. 41 32 4 5
Runs 18111 14692 2278 1318
100s 48 (33 in winning cause) 51 (20 in winning cause) 6 (3 in winning cause) -
50s 95 59 15 9
0s 20 14 2 2
Highest Score 200* vs SA, Gwalior, 24.02.2010 248* vs BD, Dhaka, 2004/05 152 vs Namibia, PM Burg, 23.02.2003 89* vs Raj. Royals, Jaipur,11.04.2010
Cts 136 106 10 17
4s/6s 1943/190 1892/64 241/27 171/16
Ave 45.16 56.95 56.95 38.76

Overs 1340.4 682.4 120 6
Mdns 25 83 1 0
RC 6838 2388 539 36
Wickets 154 45 8 0
4 wkts in innings 6 - - -
BIB 5-32 vs Aus, Cochin, 01.04.1998 3-10 vs SA,Mumbai, 1999/00 2-28 vs Kenya, Kingsmead, 20.03.2003 -
Ave 44.4 53.07 67.38 -
Results for India Won-230, Lost-195, NR-24, Td-4 Won-61, Lost-46, Drawn-70 Won-27, Lost-16, NR-1 Td-1 -
Captaincy P-73, W-23, L-43, NR-6, Td-1; Toss: 42 P-25, W-4, L-9, D-12 - Played-35, Won-20, Lost-15

2454 runs, 100s-6, 50s-12 2054 runs, 100s-7, 50s-7
1170 runs, 100s-0. 50s-8

HS:186* vs NZ, Hyderabad, 08.11.1999 217 vs NZ, Ahmedabad, 1999/00
HS: 89* vs Raj. Royals, Jaipur,

11 wkts; BB 2-61 vs Pak, Madras, 4 wkts; BB-3-10 vs SA, Mumbai,

21.05.1197 1999/00
No wickets

10.10.1996 to 02.03.2000 10.10.1996 to 06.03.2000
14.05.2008 to 25.04.2010
Man of the Match Awards 62 times 13 times 9 times

Tendulkar bats, bowls and throws with right hand but writes with his left hand. He wears his left pads first.
NOTE : Tendulkar has appeared in one Twenty-20 International scoring 10 runs and taking 1 wicket (vs SA at Johannesburg on 01.12.2006)

Tendulkar is just one century away from becoming the only player to score century of centuries in international cricket
Tests - records innumerable but notable are
Only player to amass 14000 runs in Tests (14692)
Ricky Ponting of Australia (12363 in 152 tests) and Rahul Dravid of India (12063 in 150 tests) are next to him
Only player to score most centuries in Tests (51)
Jacques Kallis (40) of South Africa and Ricky Ponting (39) of Australia are next to him
Only player to aggregate over 100 fifty plus scores in Tests (51 centuries plus 59 half centuries)
Has played most number of innings in Tests (290)
Has played most number of Tests (177)
Ricky Ponting of Australia (152) and Rahul Dravid of India (150) are next to hm
Youngest Indian to make debut in a Test at 16 yrs 205 days (5th overall)
Youngest Indian to score a century in a Test at 17 years 112 d ays (vs Eng, 1990) and 3rd youngest in the world
Only player to amass 18000 runs in One Day Internationals; No other player has managed to reach even 14000 runs in ODIs
Only player to score most centuries in One Day Internationals (48)
Ricky Ponting of Australia with 29 centuries is next to him

Has played in most number of ODIs (447) - Only Ricky Ponting of Australia is next to him with 354 appearances among the current players
Only player to score a double century in men's One Day Internationals
Youngest Indian to make debut in a One Day International at 16 years 238 days (overall 8th)
Youngest Indian captain in the ODIs at 23 years 126 days
Holds record for most (62) Man of the Match and most (16) Man of the Series awards in the ODIs;
Most Runs in a Calendar Year (1894 runs in 1998)
Tendulkar is the first player to be adjudjed Run Out by a third umpire when the new technology was introduced in South Africa in 1992/93
Only Allrounder to score 18000 runs and take 150 wickets in ODIs
Only player to score 1000 runs in a Calendar Year on seven occasions
Player of the tournament in World Cup - 2003
Only player to score most 100s (6) in World Cup history
Has scored most runs in the World Cup (2278 in 45 matches)
Next best is Ricky Ponting with 1743 in 46 matches

Only player to score most half centuries in World Cup (15)
Most Man of the Match Awards (9)
Has scored most fours (241)
Only Indian to figure in Sir Don Bradman's all time World-XI
Player of the tournament, Best Batsman and Best Captain in IPL 2010
First overseas born player to represent Yorkshire in 1992
Was involved in a world record partnership of 664 runs along with Vinod Kambli - his best friend, while playing for Sharadashram High School
in 1988 when Ramakant Achrekar was his Coach. Achrekar used to place a coin on the stumps encouraging him to get it by getting good scores.
Only player to score a century on debut in Ranji, Duleep and Irani Trophy.
Padma Vibhushan - 2008
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna - 2005
Doctorate from Mysore University
Maharashtra Bhushan - 2001
Padmashri - 1999
ICC Cricketer of the Year 2010
Arjuna Award - 1994
Wisden Cricketer of the Year - 1997
Peoples Choice Award - 2010
Indian Cricketer of the Year - 2011 (Castrol Award)
Honorary Group Captain Award by the Indian Air Force in 2010
Honorary Rank by the Indian Territorial Army in 2010
Chosen for Sai Ratna award by the Sai Baba Temple Trust in Shirdi (Maharashtra) in 2011
Honoured by Indian Navy on 03.09.2010

Miscellaneous events

When Tendulkar was run out against Pak at Calcutta in the Asian Test Championship in 1999, the unruly crowd resorted to rioting and the match was resumed after Tendulkar intervened and appealed to the crowd.


Despite losing his beloved father Professor Ramesh Tendulkar during the World Cup 1999 in England, after attending to final rituals of his father, resumed playing in the tournament

Sir Donald Bradman, after meeting the little Tendulkar, had remarked to his wife that she should watch Tendukar's play as it almost resembled his own batting style

Tendulkar endorses many commercial products and has also been a brand ambassador for many products (Boost, Britannia, TVS, Adidas,Fiat Palio, Action Shoes, Coca Cola, Castrol, MRF


Tendulkar is a tremendous patriot of India having once remarked that 'I am first Indian and then others' which comment enraged Bal Thackery of Shivsena to make remarks on him and ultimately Bal Thackery was at the receiving end for making comments on Tendulkar (2009)

Tendulkar was banned for one test during South Africa' s tour in 2001 by the then Match Referee Mike Denness for alleged ball tampering which received a massive protest from the Indian public.

Tendulkar was presented with a Ferrari 360 Modena by automative giant Ferrari in 2002 in recognition of his equalling Don Bradman's feat of 29 test centuries


Controversy raged that Tendulkar should pay a customs duty of Rs.1.13 crores but later the laws were amended by the Indian Govesrnment to waive customs duty which again faced criticism and later the Fiat company agreed to pay the import duty.

Tendulkar losing his emotion once hit out against the then Coach Greg Chappell that no coach had ever his suggested his attitude towards cricket; this was when Chappell had hinted that Tendulkar should bat lower down the order as his failure as opener were hurting the team's chances.

Tendulkar owns three restaurants (two in Mumbai and one in Bangalore) in partnership.

Tendulkar sponsors 200 under privileged children every year through Apnalaya and his twitter raised over Rs.10.25 million for fighting against Cancer.

During a net practice in February 2002 at the Wankhede Stadium, Tendulkar had an occasion to come across a child which had some eye problem. He embraced the child and after talking with the child's mother, donated a sum of Rs.25,000/- for the treatment of the child.


It is reported that Tendulkar has purchasesd a fabulous bungalow in Wests Bandra costing over Rs.39 rores in an area of around 9000 sq ft.

It is stated that Tendulkar is superstitious and always puts on his left pads first


Tendulkar was very fond of the tennis legend John McEnroe and has stated that he had styled after him and that his father used to buy the same type of head bands and sweat bands as used by McEnroe


Tendulkar's wax statue was unveiled at Mumbai by Tussauds on 13th April 2009 at a cost of 150,000 pounds.

Tendulkar donned the role of a ball boy in a World Cup match against Zimbabwe when he was just 14.


Compiled by C. Keshava Murthy


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