10 things probably you didn’t know about Sachin Tendulkar

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10 things probably you didn’t know about Sachin Tendulkar. Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar completed 47 years today.

Sachin Tendulkar released his Autobiography Playing It My Way in the year 2014, he revealed some interesting cricket facts and early life journey which you probably didn’t know. While there are certain things most of the people know about Sachin Tendulkar like, How many centuries he scored, or how many runs he scored in Test and ODI matches!

Tendulkar widely considered the greatest batsmen of all time After only Sir Don Bradman.

We also, paying the tribute to the Little Master on the occasion of his 47th Birthday. We bring you 10 things probably you didn’t know about Sachin Tendulkar.

10 things probably you didn’t know about Sachin Tendulkar:

How Sachin got his name:

Sachin’s father, Ramesh Tendulkar was a huge fan of Music Maestro Sachin Dev Burman thus Sachin’s father named him after Sachin Dev Burman.

Sachin was a Ball boy in 1987 World Cup:

Sachin Tendulkar was a ball boy in the World Cup of 1987. Tendulkar watched the Indian Cricket team very closely in the World Cup. Tendulkar,14, saw the international team closely thus it helps him to prepare himself for the national team.

Sachin idolized John McEnroe:

Legends like Viv Richards and Sunil Gavaskar were Tendulkar’s batting idol when he was young. But did you know that John McEnroe was Sachin’s first idol? At that time Tendulkar used to have a hairstyle like a legend John McEnroe. Wimbledon Final of 1981, Sachin supported his idol John McEnroe while other his friends supported Bjorn Borg.

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Sachin First ODI hundred came after 78 matches:

Sachin scored his first hundred at the age of 17 against England in Old Trafford. Sachin was the third-youngest player to score a hundred in test matches. While Sachin’s first hundred came much late after playing 78 ODI matches. He made 110 runs against Australia in the third match of the Singer World Series at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Lucky Break in ODI:

Tendulkar for the first 5 years of his ODI cricket, used to batting at 5-6 positon so he was not getting enough time to bat in the middle-order. Luckily, after 5 years Tendulkar got an opportunity to open the inning for the first time in his life, Navjot Singh Sidhu missed that match due to an injury. Tendulkar grabbed the opportunity with both hands and went on to score a quick-fire 82 runs from the only 49 balls.

Never Again Hoggy:

In the 2007 ODI series between India and Australia, Australia spinner Brad Hogg dismissed the Master Blaster in the third match of the series. Post-match, Brad Hogg asked Sachin for his Photographs of the dismissal. Sachin humbly obliged  and wrote on the photograph below his signature “This will never happen again, Hoggy!” After that Brad Hogg never dismissed Tendulkar in an international match.

Sachin keeps his promise to Father:

In 2010, Sachin got an offer worth the US $3,250,000 (INR 25 crore approx.) for endorsing an Alcohol brand but keeping the promise what Sachin made to his father when he was just 16 years old, turned down the proposal. Setting a great off-field example to youth.

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When Tendulkar took Auto-Rickshaw to reach home:

For Sachin, it is highly impossible to roam alone in Mumbai or any other city of India. But did you know that Sachin takes Auto-Rickshaw to reach his home? This thing happened in 2013 when he returned to India from England and involved in immense training with his friend Atul Ranade. In the mid-way of the training, Sachin collapsed and Autowalla helps Sachin to reach home.

When Anjali Tendulkar went Sachin’s house for the first time to meet Sachin:

Anjali Tendulkar went to Sachin’s house for the first time as a journalist. Before that Sachin asked Anjali’ You are a girl and how can you manage to come to my house? Anjali introduced herself as a journalist to Sachin’s family member and got access to Sachin’s house. Tendulkar at that time have only one chocolate, both Sachin and Anjali shared that chocolate.

Sachin was the first batsman to given Run-out by a third umpire:

Sachin Tendulkar has almost all the cricket records in his pockets. Tendulkar has his name 49 ODI Century and 51 Test Century. But did you know that Sachin was the first batsman to given run-out by a third umpire? Jonty Rhodes ran-out Sachin in the first-ever TV Umpire decision back in 1992.

So that’s it the 10 things probably you didn’t know about Sachin Tendulkar. Maybe you know some and please mention if you would know new things about Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar.

We wish Sachin a very happy and prosperous birthday!


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