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              Sachin Tendulkar

                 Sachin Tendulkar


Born on 24 April 1973 is an Indian cricketer who was rated by Wisden in 2002 as the second greatest Test batsman ever, after Sir Don Bradman. He holds several key batting records, including the most Test centuries, most ODI centuries and the most runs in ODI cricket. He is also the most capped player currently playing international cricket. He received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna sporting honour for 1997-1998, and the Padma Shri award in 1999.



Born in Bombay into a middle-class Saraswat Brahmins family. His late father Ramesh Tendulkar was a Marathi novelist. He was encouraged to play cricket by his elder brother. Sachin Tendulkar married Anjali Mehta, the paediatrician daughter of Gujarati industrialist Anand Mehta, in 1995, some years after they were introduced by mutual friends. They have two children, Sara (born 12 October 1997) and Arjun (born 23 September, 2000). Tendulkar sponsors 200 under-privileged children, every year through Apnalaya, a Mumbai-based NGO associated with his mother-in-law, Annabel Mehta.

Famous innings

Test Cricket

Runs Against Year
119 not out England 1990
148 not out Australia 1991-92
114 [*] Australia 1991-92
122 England 1996
169 South Africa 1996-97
155 not out Australia 1997-98
136 Pakistan 1998-99
155 South Africa 2001-02
176 West Indies 2002-03
241 not out Australia 2004

One-Day Cricket

Runs Against Year
90 Australia 1996
104 Zimbabwe 1997
143 Australia 1998
134 Australia 1998
124 Zimbabwe 1998
186 not out New Zealand 1999
98 Pakistan 2003
141 Pakistan 2004
123 Pakistan 2005
93 Sri Lanka 2005
141 not out West Indies 2006



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