Wednesday, April 24, 2013


1. In the 1987 Cricket World cup co-hosted by India, Tendulkar worked as a ball boy!!
2. Tendulkar wanted to become a fast bowler and started practicing. But in 1987 the Australian great Dennis Lillee, the former head of the MRF Pace Academy at Chennai, rejected him.
3. He has scored a century in all three of his domestic first-class debuts - Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani Cup; a very rare feat indeed!
4. A huge fan of John McEnroe, Tendulkar grew his hair and tied a band around it to imitate McEnroe.
5. Tendulkar fielded for Pakistan as a substitute during a one-day practice match against India at the Brabourne Stadium in 1988.
6. His father named him Sachin after the great musician Sachin Dev Burman.
7. Tendulkar was the first overseas-born player to represent Yorkshire. He was just 19 then.

8. Tendulkar was the first player to be given out by the third umpire when he was given run out during an ODI in South Africa.
9. Sachin Tendulkar has made appearances at 90 different venues.
10. Sachin Tendulkar went to watch the movie Roja in a disguise, but his plan failed when the glasses fell and the crowd recognized him in the cinema hall.
11. Tendulkar is the only Indian cricketer to have won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award and Padma Shri.
12. Tendulkar's record of five Test centuries before the age of 20 is a current world record.
13. Tendulkar is the only player who has 40 wkts and more than 11000 runs in Tests.

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