Sachin Tendulkar turns 46: 11 Interesting facts about ‘God Of Cricket’

Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar: At 19, he became the youngest Indian to play county cricket.

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New Delhi: Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, born on April 24, 1973, celebrates his 46th birthday today. Popularly known as the Little Master or Master Blaster often called as the ‘God of Cricket’ by his fans.

Tendulkar received the Arjuna Award in 1994 and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 1997.

Sachin Tendulkar, unarguably one of the the greatest batsman in the history of the game, turns 45 today.

Sachin Tendulkar turns 46: 11 Interesting facts about ‘God Of Cricket’

Sachin Tendulkar is India’s first active cricketer to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha.

During the 1987 World Cup, Sachin was a ball boy for the match between India and Zimbabwe at the Wankhede Stadium. He was 14 then.

Sachin Tendulkar fielded for Pakistan as a substitute during a one-day practice match against India at the Brabourne Stadium in 1988.

In October 1995, Sachin became the richest cricketer when he signed a five-year contract worth Rs 31.5 crore with World Tel.

Tendulkar’s first car was a Maruti-800.

At 19, Sachin Tendulkar became the youngest Indian to play county cricket.

The first advertisement in which Sachin featured was for a sticking plaster.

Tendulkar has scored most centuries in a calendar year: 9 ODI centuries in 1998.

In 1998, he made 1,894 ODI runs, a record for ODI runs by any batsman in a calendar year.

In 1992, Sachin became the youngest cricketer to reach a 1000 runs in Test cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar was named after the great musician Sachin Dev Burman. Sachin’s father Ramesh Tendulkar, was a big fan of SD’s music.

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