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43 Amazing Sachin Tendulkar Facts

            Amazing Sachin Tendulkar Facts


    1. April 24,1973- The Cricket legend was born


    1. 1987-Aspired to become a fast bowler and joined the MRF pace academy, where he was rejected by Dennis Lillee, who asked him to concentrate on his batting.


    1. 1987-During the India v/s Zimbabwe 1987 World Cup, Sachin was the ball boy.


    1. 1988- Fielded for Pakistan for 25 minutes in an exhibition one day match.


    1. December 11th 1988- Sachin makes his first class debut.


    1. December 18th 1989- Scored a duck on his ODI debut against Pakistan.


    1. November 15th 1989- He made his International Test debut against Pakistan.


    1. 1990- Endorsed the first health drink brand “Boost”.


    1. 1990- Met his wife Anjali for the first time at the Mumbai Airport while returning from the tour of England.


    1. Aug 14th 1990- His first test hundred at Old Trafford against England. He scored 119*


    1. 1992- He was the first player to be given out by a third umpire.


    1. Feb 12th 1993- Hit his first test century at home against England.


    1. Sep 9th 1994- Scored his first ODI ton against Australia


    1. 1995- Became the richest Indian Cricketer in the World by signing a Rs 31 crore with WorldTel.


    1. 1995- Went to watch the move “Roja” with a beard and disguise. The crowd in the hall recognized him


    1. July 4th 1996- Scored his 10th Test century against England


    1. 1997- Sachin won the first tournament he captained- Sahara Cup. He named his daughter Sara after the Sahara Cup.


    1. April 24th 1998- On his 25th birthday, scored back to back centuries against Australia in a tri match series involving New Zealand.


    1. October 10th 1999- Scored his 20th Test Century against New Zealand in Mohali.


    1. 2000- Became the first batsman to score 50 international hundreds.


    1. March 31st 2001- Completed 10,000 runs in One Day Internationals.


    1. 2002- Has been dismissed stumped once against the test match against England


    1. August 23rd 2002- Scored his 30th test ton against England in Leeds.


    1. 2003- Made a guest appearance in Bollywood Movie “Stumped”


    1. 2003- In the 2003 World Cup, won the player of the tournament award having scored 673 runs in 11 matches. The most by a batsman in a World Cup.


    1. Dec 10th 2004- Became the 3rd player in history to score centuries against all test playing nations.


    1. March 16th 2005- Scored 10,000 test runs in course of this 52 against Pakistan. He became the 5th cricketer to do so.


    1. Sep 16th 2006- Scored his 40th ODI century against West Indies


    1. 2007- Daniel Radcliffe is a huge Tendulkar fan and queued up for an autograph at the Lord’s test. He failed to recognize the actor.


    1. Feb 5th 2008- Became the first batsman to go past 16,000 runs in ODI’s in the CB series which involved Australia, India and Sri Lanka.


    1. Oct 17th 2008- Against Australia, became the highest run scorer in Test Cricket in Mohali


    1. Feb 24th 2010- Scored his first double century against South Africa in ODI’s.


    1. 2010- Future Group Launched a toothpaste named after Sachin called “Sach”


    1. 2010- Was the first individual without an aviation background to be awarded the rank of a Group Captain by the Indian Air Force.


    1. Dec 19th 2010- Scored his 50th test Century against South Africa at the Centurion.


    1. April 2nd 2011- Second highest run getter in the ICC World Cup which India won. (482 at an average of 53.55)


    1. March 16th 2012- Scored his 100th International Century against Bangladesh in Dhaka.


    1. November 16th 2013- Announced Retirement from all forms of Cricket.


    1. July 2014- Announced Brand Ambassador of the ICC 2015 World Cup.


    1. 2014- Declared player of the tournament in the Indian Premier League, for his 618 runs in 14 innings.


    1. November 6th 2014- “Playing it my Way”- Autobiography of Sachin Tendulkar was published.


    1. November 2015- Sachin played alongside Lara in “All Stars”


    1. 2016- Sachin will make his acting debut in the movie, “Sachin : A billion dreams”, directed by James Erskine. The teaser for the movie was released on 14th


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