Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sachin Tendulkar Family Details

    Dad's Name : Ramesh Tendulkar 
    Sister's Name : Savitai Tendulkar 
    Brother's Name : Nitin Tendulkar & Ajit Tendulkar 
    Wife's Name : Anjali Tendulkar 
    Daughter's Name : Sarah 
    Son  : Arjun

Tendulkar was born in a Rajapur Saraswat Brahmins family in Mumbai . His father, Ramesh Tendulkar, 

who was a Marathi novelist, named him after his favorite music director, Sachin Dev Burman. 

Tendulkar's elder brother, Ajit, encouraged him to play cricket. Tendulkar has two other 

siblings: brother, Nitin, and sister, Savitai. 

Tendulkar attended Sharadashram Vidyamandir (High School), where he began his cricketing 
career under the guidance of his coach and mentor, Ramakant Achrekar. During his school 
days he attended the MRF Pace Foundation to train as a fast bowler, but Australian fast bowler 
Dennis Lillee, who took a world record 355 Test wickets, was unimpressed, 
suggesting that Tendulkar focus on his batting instead .

First step towards cricket

Tendulkar's sensational journey to cricket stardom sparked of when his brother Ajit made him meet Mr. R.
Achrekar ( Cricket Coach ). Sachin failed to perform in the first go which made him very nervous but his brother's
persuasion led Mr. Achrekar give him another chance.

When Tendulkar was young, he would practice for hours with his coach. He would often get bored 
of practicing. So his coach would put a one-Rupee-coin on the top of the stumps. 
The bowler who dismissed Sachin would get the coin. If Sachin passed the whole session without 
getting dismissed, the coach would give him the coin. Sachin says today that the 
13 coins he won then are his most prized possessions.

Turning point in his career
It was his change of school to Shardashram Vidya Mandir in Dadar - close to Shivaji Park on his coach's advice
which marked a turn around in Sachin's career. He says," I use to bat in four nets at one strech. Whenever, I use
to get tired, Achrekar use to keep a one rupee coin on top of the stumps and say, "Anyone who gets him out will
take this coin. If no-one gets him, Sachin takes it." Tendulkar till date contributes this technique in being
instrumental for enhancing his concentration. He still treasures the 13 coins earned by him during the practice

Naughty Duo
Sachin and his best pal Vinod Kambli hold the World Record of 664 runs stand for Shardashram School in
inter-school tournament in 1988. Tendulkar candidly admits that the total would have never assumed mammoth
proportion had he and Kambli not ignored the man waving from the boundary with the coach's message to

 Tendulkar's Idol
    Tendulkar's idol is the American Tennis superstar-John McEnore. During his young age, he argued and fought for
    McEnore with his colony friends who supported Swedish Bjorn Borg. Sachin sported a head-band, sweat-band
    and a tennis racquet showing his staunch loyalty towards his idol. 
 Family Quirks
    Sachin's wife Anjali tends to become nervous while he bats, whereas  his brother has become so superstitious
    that he allows the family members to only watch the match recording. 

His reactions to his dismissals
    On pre-mature and early exits, Sachin likes to take out his anger somewhere. He prefers to be left alone, till he
    cools down.

Favourites of Tendulkar
    Ground : Sydney cricket ground
    Movie : Coming to America
    Music : Pop
    Hobby : Collecting CD's.
    Car : Maruti
    Actors : Amitabh Bacchan, Nana Patekar
    Actresses : Madhuri Dixit
    Cricket Heroes : Gavaskar, Viv Richards, Imran Khan and Sandeep Patil
    Other Fav. Stars : Maradona, Borris Becker
    Drink : Orange / Apple juice and water 
    Food : Steak
    Pastime : Listening to peaceful music with friends 
    Clothes : Official jacket and tie, else jeans and T-shirt
    Magazine : Sportstar
    Newspapers : Times of India, Mid-day, Afternoon Dispatch
    Restaurant : Bukhara, Maurya Sheraton
    Holiday Resort : Yorkshire, Headingley 
    Hotel : Park Royal Darling Harbour, Sydney
    Other Sports : Tennis 

Funniest Moment
    Once I (Sachin) was batting with Vinod Kambli for a school match. Vinod dropped his bat  in the middle of the
    game and started to fly a kite. It was so funny, I really can't forget that day in whole of my life.

    Major Teams : India, Mumbai and Yorkshire
    Memorable Day : Beating Pakistan in the 1992 World Cup
    Worst Day : Losing the fist ODI in RSA in 1992
    Greatest Influence  : Family
    Ambition : To be number one in the world
    Dream Woman : My wife
    Current Players Admired : Vinod Kambli, Brian Lara and Jonty Rhodes
    Embarrasing Moment : People asking for my autograph and then asking me my name
    Hate : Rumors
    Any Changes you desire to have : None

Sachin's greatest hits

ton-by-ton guide to Sachin Tendulkar's feat in surpassing Sir Don Bradman's 29 Test centuries. 

At the age of 17, Tendulkar reaches three figures for the first time in a Test as he makes 119 not out against England at Old Trafford. The innings includes 17 fours but the match is drawn. 


Tendulkar shows the Australian fans what he is capable of by batting almost five hours for an unbeaten 148 in the third Test at Sydney, but once again the game is drawn. 

The following match in Perth sees him make 114 off 161 balls, with 16 fours, but India are beaten by 300 runs.

Tendulkar is a class apart as he makes 111 out of an Indian first innings total of 227 against South Africa in Johannesburg and at 19 years and 217 days becomes the youngest player to reach 1,000 Test runs. 


England are on the receiving end as Tendulkar scores his first century on home soil, hitting a six and 24 fours in his 165 as India win by an innings and 22 runs in Madras. 

Next up are Sri Lanka and Tendulkar's second innings 104 not out helps India to a 235-run victory in Colombo. 


Tendulkar returns home to face Sri Lanka again and it is a similar story as he collects 22 boundaries in a first innings score of 142 at Lucknow as India triumph by an innings and 119 runs.

The year comes to an end with a home series against West Indies and Tendulkar defies Courtney Walsh and co for almost seven hours to make 179 in Nagpur. The game ends in a draw. 


Tendulkar is in brilliant form on his second tour to England, marking the start of a three-match series with 122 at Edgbaston, but he is unable to prevent the home side from winning by eight wickets. 

The third match at Nottingham sees Tendulkar score 177, including 26 fours, and he shares a stand of 255 with Sourav Ganguly. The match, however, ends in a draw. 


India are beaten 2-0 in South Africa at the start of the year, but Tendulkar marks the second Test in Cape Town with a score of 169, which features 26 boundaries. 

Tendulkar makes Sri Lanka suffer again by making 143 in an Indian total of 537 for eight declared in Colombo, but the game is drawn. 

The second Test follows a similar pattern with Tendulkar this time batting for six and a half hours to reach 139. 

There is no let-up for the Sri Lankans as they travel to India only to suffer another Tendulkar onslaught - 148 including three sixes and 20 fours in Bombay, but they escape with a draw. 


Australia visit India in early 1998 and Tendulkar greets Mark Taylor's men by hitting fours sixes and 14 fours in his 155 not out at Madras as India win by 179 runs. 

He does even better in the third Test at Bangalore with an innings of 177, but Australia prevent a clean sweep with an eight wicket win. 

Tendulkar makes his first Test hundred against New Zealand, but his 113 cannot save India from a four-wicket defeat. 

Arch-rivals Pakistan visit India and Tendulkar helps himself to 136 in Madras, only for India to lose an exciting match by 12 runs. 


Once again Tendulkar feasts on Sri Lanka's bowling, making 124 not out in the drawn Test in Colombo.

India return home to play New Zealand and Tendulkar scores 126 not out in the drawn Test at Chandigarh. 

A landmark innings in the third Test sees Tendulkar make 217, his first Test double century, in a 344-ball innings which includes 29 boundaries. 

India are outplayed in Australia at the end of the year, but Tendulkar shows his class by scoring 116 in the second Test at Melbourne. The home side win the game, however, by 180 runs. 


Tendulkar plays the supporting role to Rahul Dravid with 122 as India beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets in Delhi. Dravid scores 200 not out. 

It is Tendulkar's turn to double up in Nagpur as his 201 not out off 281 balls leads India to 609 for six declared, but the match is drawn. 


India complete a magnificent 2-1 triumph over Australia by winning the final Test by two wickets in Madras, with Tendulkar contributing 126 in India's first innings.

Partnered by protege Virender Sehwag, Tendulkar hammers 155 off 184 balls against South Africa in Bloemfontein, but the home side win by nine wickets. 

England try to keep Tendulkar in check, but it does not work at Ahmedabad, where he scores 103 in a drawn Test. 


Zimbabwe suffer in Nagpur as Tendulkar hits 23 fours in his 176 and India go on to win by an innings and 101 runs. 

Tendulkar hits his 29th century to equal Bradman, with West Indies the team to suffer. He reaches 113 not out at the end of the first day in the second Test. 

He then surpasses The Don's record with a sublime 193 in the third Test against England at Headingley. 

Tendulkar is now only four centuries short of Sunil Gavaskar's record

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