Sachin Tendulkar Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography, Records & More

Full NameSachin Ramesh Tendulkar 
Names EarnedMaster Blaster, God of Cricket, Little Master
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 165 cm
in meters– 1.65 m
in feet inches– 5’ 5”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutODI- 18 December 1989 against Pakistan at Gujranwala
Test- 15 November 1989 against Pakistan at Karachi
T20 – 1 December 2006 against South Africa in Johannesburg
International Retirement• He announced his retirement from One Day Internationals on 23 December 2012.
• On 10 October 2013, Tendulkar announced that he would retire from all formats of cricket after the two-Test series against West Indies in November.
Last MatchODI- On 18 March 2012 against Pakistan at Dhaka
Test- November 14-16, 2013 against West Indies at Mumbai
T20 – 1 December 2006 against South Africa at Johannesburg (it was his only T20I)
Batting styleRight-handed
Batting StatsRuns

• Test: He played 200 matches in which he scored 15921 runs in 329 innings with an average of 53.79 and strike rate of 54.08; his highest score was 248. He scored 6 double centuries, 51 centuries, and 68 half centuries, and he hit 2058 fours and 69 sixes. He faced 29437 balls. He remained not out for 33 times, and he has 14 ducks to his name.

• ODI: He played 463 matches in which he scored 18426 runs in 452 innings with an average of 44.83 and strike rate of 86.24; his highest score was 200. He scored 1 double century, 49 centuries, and 96 half centuries, and he hit 2016 fours and 195 sixes. He faced 21367 balls. He remained not out for 41 times, and he has 20 ducks to his name.

• T20I: He played only 1 T20I in which he scored 10 runs. He faced 12 balls, and his strike rate was 83.33 with 2 fours.

• IPL: He played 78 matches in which he scored 2334 runs in 78 innings with an average of 33.83 and strike rate of 119.82. He scored 1 century and 14 half centuries, and he hit 295 fours and 29 sixes. He remained not out for 11 times, and he has 4 ducks to his name.
Bowling StatsWickets

• Test: He played 200 matches in which he took 46 wickets in 145 innings. With an average of 54.17 and economy of 3.53, he gave 2492 runs. He delivered 4240 balls, and his strike rate was 92.17. His best bowling in a match was 3/14, and his best bowling in an inning was 3/10.

• ODI: He played 463 matches in which he took 154 wickets in 270 innings. With an average of 44.48 and economy of 5.1, he gave 6850 runs. He delivered 8054 balls, and his strike rate was 52.3. His best bowling in a match was 5/32.

• T20I: He played only 1 T20I in which he took 1 wicket. With an average of 12 and economy of 4.8, he gave 12 runs. He delivered 15 balls, and his strike rate was 15. His best bowling in a match was 1/12.

• IPL: He played 78 matches in which he took 0 wickets in 4 innings. With an economy of 9.67, he gave 58 runs and delivered 36 balls.
Fielding Stats• Test: There are 115 catches and 8 run outs to his name.

• ODI: There are 140 catches and 23 run outs to his name.

• T20I: He took only 1 catch.

• IPL: There are 23 catches and 3 run outs.
Jersey Number• #10 (India)

• #10 (IPL, Mumbai Indians)

• In few matches, he also wore jersey numbers 33 and 99. [3]

Note: In November 2017, the BCCI retired his jersey number 10 after players refused to wear it in his honour. After Tendulkar’s retirement in 2013, only one player, Shardul Thakur, wore it for his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in Colombo in August 2016. [4]
Domestic/State Team(s)• Mumbai
• Mumbai Indians
• Yorkshire
Coach/MentorRamakant Achrekar
Nature on fieldCool
Favourite ShotStraight Drive [5]
Records (main ones)• He made 1,894 ODI runs in 1998, which is a record for most ODI runs by any batsman in a calendar year.
• Most number of Test runs – 15,921
• Most number of ODI runs – 18,426
• Most number of Tests played – 200
• Most number of ODIs played – 463
• First batsman to score a double hundred in ODIs
• Only batsman to have scored 100 international centuries
• Most number of Test centuries – 51
• Most number of ODI tons – 49
• Most ODI half centuries – 96
• Most number of runs (2,278) in World Cup history
• Most World Cup appearances (6 editions)
• Most fifties in Tests – 68
• Fastest to 10,000 runs in Tests (195 innings – along with Brian Lara (WI) and Kumar Sangakkara (SL))
• Most runs in a single edition of World Cup (673 runs in 2003)
• Most ODI hundreds in a calendar year (9 in 1998)
• Only one to accomplish rare ODI triple: 15000 runs (18426), 100 wickets (154), and 100 catches (140)
• Most times to score 1000 runs in a calendar year: 7 times
• Most Fours: 2016
• Most runs in World Cups: 2278 runs at an average of 56.95 in 45 matches
• Most centuries in World Cups: 6 in 44 innings
• Most Man of the Match titles in World Cups: 9
• Highest number of Man of the Match titles in ODIs: 62
• Most Man of the Match titles in all formats: 76
• Most Man of the Series titles in all formats: 20
• Only player to score a century on debut in all three of his domestic first-class tournaments – the Ranji, Irani, and Duleep Trophies [6]
Awards, Honours, AchievementsNational Honours

1994: Arjuna Award, by the Government of India

1997-98: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest honour given for achievement in sports

1999: Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award

2001: Maharashtra Bhushan Award, Maharashtra State’s highest Civilian Award

2008: Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award

2014: Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award

Other Honours

1997: Wisden Cricketer of the Year
2003: Player of the Tournament in the 2003 Cricket World Cup

2010: The Indian Air Force made him an Honorary Group Captain

2011: BCCI Cricketer of the Year award
2012: Honorary Life Membership of Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)
2013: Indian Postal Service released a stamp of Tendulkar; making him the second Indian after Mother Teresa to have such stamp released in their lifetime

2019: Inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame alongside South African pace legend Allan Donald and two-time World Cup-winning Australian woman cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick.

2020: In February, Tendulkar’s World Cup winning moment won Laureus Sporting Moment award. After India’s World Cup triumph at home in 2011; the moment Sachin Tendulkar being lifted on the shoulders of his teammates was voted the Laureus best sporting moment in the last 20 years. Sachin is the first Indian sportsperson to win a Laureus World Sports Award; the award is dubbed as the ‘Oscars of Sport.’ After getting the award, Tendulkar tweeted, “Thank you all for the overwhelming love and support! I dedicate this @LaureusSport award to India, all my teammates, fans and well wishers in India and across the world who have always supported Indian cricket.”

2023: Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara joined the likes of Sir Donald Bradman, Alan Davidson, and Arthur Morris after the Sydney Cricket Ground honoured them by having a set of gates named in their honour; the gate was unveiled on the occasion of Sachin Tendulkar’s 50th birthday. [7]

Note: Tendulkar has many more awards and accolades to his name.
Career Turning PointIn 1989; his first Test fifty in his 2nd Test match against a tough bowling attack of Pakistan in Faisalabad
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 April 1973 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2023)50 Years
BirthplaceNirmal Nursing Home in Dadar, Bombay (Now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signTaurus
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
School• Indian Education Society’s New English School in Bandra (East), Mumbai
• Shardashram Vidyamandir School, Dadar, Mumbai
College/UniversityDid Not Attend
Educational QualificationHigh School
CasteRajapur Saraswat Brahmin [8]
Address19-A, Perry Cross Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai
HobbiesCollecting Perfume, Watches & CD’s, Listening to Music
Controversies• Ball-tampering accusation: In 2001, he was suspended for one Test match by referee Mike Denness for not informing umpires that he was cleaning the seam of the ball during the Port Elizabeth Test against South Africa. Later, ICC found Tendulkar not guilty of tampering. ICC spokesperson Mark Harrison said that Tendulkar was cleaning the ball without the umpire’s permission rather than ball tampering. He said,

“It’s still an offence but it’s not as serious as ball tampering.” [9]

• Critisims for low attendance in parliament: During his term as the Rajya Sabha Member, he was often criticized for being absent in the Parliament sittings and not raising any questions in the house. [10]

• Name appeared in Pandora Papers leak: Sachin Tendulkar’s name appeared in the Pandora Papers leak on 3 October 2021, which was exposed by a worldwide journalistic partnership, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). It claimed to have uncovered the financial details of many celebrities in 91 countries, including India. The ICIJ reported that secret documents linked offshore assets to many celebrities including cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, pop music diva Shakira, supermodel Claudia Schiffer, and an Italian mobster called “Lell the Fat One.” The attorney for Tendulkar, however, claimed that Tendulkar had already informed the authorities about his investments. [11]

• Casino used his morphed images for promotion: On 24 February 2022, Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to say that he would initiate legal action against a casino that used his morphed image for promotion. Reportedly, a Goa-based casino named ‘Big Daddy’ had used his morphed image for its promotion on social media. [12]

• Promoting Paytm First Games: Sachin Tendulkar faced criticism from his fans after appearing in an advertisement endorsing an online gaming app, Paytm First Games. Many of his followers expressed their disappointment over his association with such an app. On 31 August 2023, a protest was organized by several politicians, including Bachchu Kadu, outside Sachin Tendulkar’s residence in Bandra, Mumbai. Kadu talked about the matter in an interview and voiced his concerns that Sachin Tendulkar’s endorsement of a gambling app like Paytm First Games might raise questions about his suitability as a recipient of the Bharat Ratna award. [13] Bachchu Kadu said,

Those who have been awarded Bharat Ratna have to follow a code of conduct. We will send a notice to Sachin Tendulkar on the 30th of August 2023. We had given him time till the 30th. Till now, he has not clarified any of his positions in this regard. So, we are going to send him a notice through a lawyer. Sachin Tendulkar is Bharat Ratna. It is not right for a person who has numerous fans and Bharat Ratna to advertise a gambling app like Paytm First. I request the Maharashtra Government and Sachin Tendulkar to please ban this ad immediately.”
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsAnjali Tendulkar (Pediatrician)
Marriage Date24 May 1995
Wife/SpouseAnjali Tendulkar (Pediatrician)
ChildrenDaughter– Sara Tendulkar
Son– Arjun Tendulkar (Cricketer)
ParentsFather– Late Ramesh Tendulkar (Novelist)
Mother– Rajni Tendulkar (Worked as an Insurance Agent)
SiblingsBrothers– Nitin Tendulkar (Elder, Half-Brother), Ajit Tendulkar (Elder, Half-Brother)
Sisters– Savita Tendulkar (Elder, Half-Sister)

Note: Images in the Parents’ Section
Cricketer(s)Batsmen : Sunil GavaskarSir Vivian Richards
Bowlers : Wasim AkramAnil KumbleShane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan, Glenn McGrath, Curtly Ambrose
Cricket Ground(s)Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) & Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
FoodBombay Duck, Prawn Curry, Crab masala, Keema Paratha, Lassi, Chingri Prawns, Mutton Biryani, Mutton Curry, Baigan Bharta, Sushi, Varan Bhaat (Maharashtrian dish)
Street GolaIce Gola
Actor(s)Sylvester Stallone, Amitabh BachchanAamir KhanNana Patekar
ActressMadhuri Dixit
Film(s)Bollywood: Sholay
Hollywood: Coming To America
Musician(s)Sachin Dev Burman, Bappi Lahiri, Dire Straits
Singer(s)Kishore KumarLata Mangeshkar
Song“Yaad Aa Raha Hai Tera Pyar” by Bappi Lahiri
PerfumeComme des Garcons
Restaurant(s)• Bukhara Maurya Sheraton in Delhi
• The Harbour Bay in Mumbai
HotelPark Royal Darling, Sydney
Destination(s)New Zealand, Mussorie
Sport(s)Lawn Tennis, Formula 1, Golf
Tennis Player(s)John McEnroe & Roger Federer
Style Quotient
Car(s) CollectionNissan GT-R, BMW “30 Jahre M5” Limited Edition, BMW X5 M, BMW X5 M50d, BMW 760Li, BMW i8, Lamborghini Urus S
Money Factor
Income (as of 2018)Rs. 80 crore/annum [14]
Net Worth (approx.)$160 million (Rs. 1100 crore) (as in 2018)
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Some Lesser Known Facts About Sachin Tendulkar

  • He was born to a well-known Marathi novelist, Ramesh Tendulkar, at Nirmal Nursing Home in Dadar, Bombay.Ramesh Tendulkar Playing With The Baby Sachin Tendulkar
  • His mother, Rajni, worked for an Insurance Company.Sachin Tendulkar Lying in The Lap of His Parents
  • He was named after the famous Indian Music Director, Sachin Dev Burman.
  • Sachin has 3 elder siblings (2 half-brothers Nitin and Ajit & a half-sister Savita). They were from his father’s first wife, who died.
  • His formative years were spent in the “Sahitya Sahawas Cooperative Housing Society” in Bandra (East).Sahitya Sahawas Cooperative Housing Society
  • The young Sachin was considered a bully in his neighbourhood.
  • He developed an interest in Lawn Tennis and started idolizing John McEnroe.Sachin Playing Lawn Tennis
  • It was Sachin’s elder brother, Ajit, who recognized his cricketing ability and introduced him to Cricket in 1984. He brought Sachin to Ramakant Achrekar at Shivaji Park in Dadar, Bombay (now in Mumbai).
  • After being impressed with Sachin, Achrekar advised him to shift his schooling to Sharadashram Vidyamandir (English) High School in Dadar. Sachin moved to his aunt’s home in Dadar, as it was nearer to the school.Sharadashram Vidyamandir (English) High School in Dadar
  • He started practicing hard at the Shivaji Park, and during the net practice, Achrekar used to put a coin on the middle stump and offer the bowlers that he would give that coin to the bowler who would get the wicket of Sachin. He was so much into cricket that even after returning to home from the ground, he used to practice different cricketing tricks.Sachin Tendulkar practicing at his home
  • At Sharadashram Vidyamandir, he scored 329 out of a world-record stand of 664 along with Vinod Kambli.
  • Soon, he became a case of the child prodigy at his school.
  • He became a good friend of Vinod Kambli at Sharadashram Vidyamandir.Sachin and Kambli
  • His sister, Savita, had gifted to Sachin his first bat in his life.Sachin Tendulkar With His Bat
  • He initially wanted to become a fast bowler, however; when he went to the MRF Pace Foundation, Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee advised him to focus on his batting instead.
  • During the 1987 World Cup, 14-year-old Sachin Tendulkar was picked as a ball boy for the matches played in Mumbai. [15] In an interview, he recalled this and said,
    My first ‘live’ piece of World Cup action was during the 1987 edition, which was co-hosted by India and Pakistan. I was fortunate to be among the volunteers to be picked as a ball boy for the matches played in Mumbai. As I stood there watching the Indian greats on the field, I kept telling myself that I needed to be a part of the action in the middle.”14-year-old Sachin Tendulkar as a ball boy during the 1987 Cricket World Cup
  • At the age of 17, he met his wife Anjali for the first time at the Mumbai airport and got married to her 5 years later. The couple went on to become parents to Arjun and Sara.Sachin Tendulkar With Arjun And Sara
  • In an interview, his wife, Anjali, revealed that she went to Tendulkar’s house for the first time disguised as a journalist.
  • Like any other person from a middle-class family, Tendulkar also had to hold down a job in order to make ends meet; he worked at an apparel manufacturer. [16]
  • In 1990, Tendulkar did his first ad for Band-Aid. Two years later in 1992, he was endorsing Pepsi and was on his way to becoming cricket’s first millionaire.
  • He is the co-owner of the Kochi ISL team in the Indian Super League Football League in India with PVP Ventures owned by Prasad V Potluri. 
  • He made 15 runs in his Test Debut and zero (Duck) in his ODI Debut, both Vs Pakistan.
  • When Sachin played for Pakistan– Although everyone knows that Sachin made his international debut in 1989 against Pakistan; however, very few would know that his first taste of international cricket was two years earlier, not playing for India but for Pakistan. In 1987, during a festival match between India and Pakistan at Mumbai’s Brabourne stadium, when Javed Miandad and Abdul Qadir left the field at lunchtime, Sachin was asked to field. Imran Khan placed him at long-on, and soon, Kapil Dev hit the ball in the air in Sachin’s direction; Sachin tried but could not reach the ball. [17]
  • His first ODI century came after 79 matches when he made 110 against Australia in the third match of the Singer World Series at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo in September 1994; after five years of his debut in 1989. He made his first Test century on 14 August 1990 against England at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester.Sachin Tendulkar playing a shot in the inning of his first test hundred
  • In an interview, he described his glorious unbeaten 233 of the first innings of the match against Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy semi-final at the Wankhede Stadium amongst his best. [18] He said,
    I think it is one of the most important innings I have played in my life.”
  • Sachin Tendulkar is considered to be the only player who has faced the most number of greatest and toughest bowlers of all time including, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Curtly Ambrose, and Shaun Pollock among others.
  • In the ten-year period between 1993 and 2002, Sachin Tendulkar’s Test average of 62.30 was the best by a distance.
  • When talking about his test stats, against no team did he average less than 42- the lowest averages were against Pakistan (42.28) and South Africa (42.46).
  • Sachin’s lowest test average, quite surprisingly, was in Zimbabwe- 40 in seven innings; it was also the only country where he didn’t score a Test century.
  • He averaged more than 50 in Australia and England, 49.52 in New Zealand, and 46.44 in South Africa, countries where subcontinent batsmen have often struggled.
  • Of the 329 innings he played in his Test career, 275 were at the No. 4 position. For the first 22 innings of his Test career, Sachin batted at number 6 or 7, but the change happened after he scored 148* against Australia in Sydney in 1992. In the second innings of the second Test, in Adelaide, Sachin moved up to No. 4- above Vengsarkar and Azharuddin. He scored only 17 in that innings but the next game was in Perth, and Tendulkar’s mesmerizing 114- in only his second innings at No. 4- settled matters. Matthew Hayden once said-
    I have seen God. He bats for India at no. 4 in tests.”Sachin Tendulkar Playing At Number 4
  • After appearing in six ICC Cricket World Cup tournaments (from 1992 to 2011) in which he made two appearances in the finals (2003 and 2011), he finally realised his long-awaited desire to lift the ICC World Cup trophy, after India defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 2 April 2011. Soon after the conclusion of the final match of the 2011 ICC World Cup, all his teammates lifted him on their shoulders to cheer on the glorious victory of India. While describing the event, Virat Kohli said,
    He has carried the burden of the nation for 21 years; it’s time we carried him on our shoulders.”Sachin Tendulkar celebrating the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup win after being lifted on the shoulders of his teammates
  • He loves celebrating the “Ganesh Chaturthi” festival and considers it as the most important day of the year.Sachin Tendulkar Worshiping Ganesha
  • Apart from cricket he loves other sports like Tennis, Football, and Formula 1 and is a huge fan of John McEnroe, Diego Maradona, and Michael Schumacher.
  • He owned a restaurant in Colaba, Mumbai called “Tendulkar’s.” However, the restaurant couldn’t run longer and has been closed for business.Sachin Tendulkar Restaurant
  • He is the youngest Indian player ever to feature in Tests and ODIs at the age of 16.
  • He is the first and the youngest Indian sportsperson to be awarded Bharat Ratna.Sachin Tendulkar with Bharat Ratna
  • In 2012, he was nominated to the Rajya Sabha where he served till April 2018.

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