Sachin Tendulkar: master blaster of cricket

Sachin Tendulkar batsman

Sachin Tendulkar, also known as master blaster of the cricket sport, was born on the 24th of April in 1973 in Mumbai. Sachin is a right-handed batsman and served Indian cricket as a former international cricket player for almost 24 years and which is a huge number. He is one of the most popular Indian cricketers, and millions of people worshipped him as the god of cricket.

There are millions of interesting facts about Sachin Tendulkar that you might don’t know. Moreover, Sachin set up thousands of records that you all are unaware of. Below mentioned are some of the most interesting and hidden facts about master blaster, so without wasting any dues, let’s get started.

International debut

Sachin Tendulkar batsman

The international debut of Sachin Tendulkar was quite astonishing as he was just 16 years old at the time of his test match debut. He played against the team Pakistan at the stadium of Karachi on the 15th of November 1989. The player failed to score a smashing inning, and he only managed to score 15 runs on that day.

Little master debuted the first ODI match against the team Pakistan on the 18th of December 1989. This made him the youngest player to play an ODI match as batman, and no one till now has broken this record. Unfortunately, he failed to score any run in that ODI match, but after these matches, he was unstoppable.

  • Served as a Ball boy. Only a few of the master blaster fans are aware of the fact that Sachin even served as the ball boy. You might be curious to know when was it; he served as a ball during the World cup of 1987. The match was played in Bombay and was between England and India, and no one even noticed that Sachin was the ball boy in that match.
  • Batted with injury. Sachin Tendulkar is one of the most successful players in cricket history, and the prominent reason behind this is his dedication and consistency. There were plenty of events and incidents when he displayed his sportsmanship against the fellow player. During the test debut, his nose was bruised by the bouncer of Waqar Younis; blood was flowing out of his nose. Still, he refused to get any first aid assistance. He played with the bruised nose only, which displayed that he was quite dedicated to the game.
  • Richest cricketer of 1995. Little master was the only cricketer to sign a deal of 31.5 crores in the year 1995 with the organization World Tel, and the number is still valued as a quite huge amount. No cricketer at that time was even close to signing deals with that amount. This deal made him the richest Indian cricket player of that time.
  • The heaviest bat. Sachin might not look like that batsman who used to carry the heaviest bat, but he is the only player in cricket history to hold the heaviest bat of all time. No player till now have broken this record; he plays with a bat weighing 3.2 lbs.
  • They played the most number matches. As mentioned ahead, Sachin Tendulkar served the Indian cricket team for almost 24 years, and he has the record of playing the most number of matches in the history of cricket as a batsman. The player holds a record of playing 463 ODIs and 200 tests in his whole career, and no fellow player is even close to this number. One of the obvious reason for holding this record is the age factor in which he played, as no other player in international cricket made a debut at the age of 16.
  • Ton of centuries. Master Blaster is the only player to score 100 centuries in the entire international cricket career; the player scored 51 centuries in the test matches and 49 centuries. Moreover, he was the first player to score a double century in the ODI international cricket. He scored the double century against the team South Africa and later, the record was followed by Indian batsman Rohit Sharma.

IPl career of Sachin Tendulkar

  • Tendulkar was signed by the Mumbai based franchise, Mumbai Indians, at the inaugural season of the Indian premier league, which was held at the year 2008
  • The 2010 session of IPL was one of the best seasons for master blaster as he scored almost 618 runs in that session and was awarded as player of the tournament in that session.
  • In 2013 Sachin got retired from the Indian premier league, and it was heartbreaking for the Sachin fans, but later in the following year, he was appointed as the coach of Mumbai Indians.