Sachin Tendulkar Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, (born 24 April 1973) is an Indian former international cricketer who captained the Indian national team. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. Hailed as the world’s most prolific batsman of all time, he is the all-time highest run-scorer in both ODI and Test cricket with more than 18,000 runs and 15,000 runs, respectively. He also holds the record for receiving the most player of the match awards in international cricket. Tendulkar was a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha by nomination from 2012 to 2018.

Tendulkar took up cricket at the age of eleven, made his Test match debut on 15 November 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi at the age of sixteen, and went on to represent Mumbai domestically and India internationally for over 24 years. In 2002, halfway through his career, Wisden ranked him the second-greatest Test batsman of all time, behind Don Bradman, and the second-greatest ODI batsman of all time, behind Viv Richards. The same year, Tendulkar was a part of the team that was one of the joint-winners of the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy. Later in his career, Tendulkar was part of the Indian team that won the 2011 Cricket World Cup, his first win in six World Cup appearances for India. He had previously been named “Player of the Tournament” at the 2003 World Cup.

Tendulkar has received several awards from the government of India: the Arjuna Award (1994), the Khel Ratna Award (1997), the Padma Shri (1998), and the Padma Vibhushan (2008). After Tendulkar played his last match in November 2013, the Prime Minister’s Office announced the decision to award him the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award. He was the first sportsperson to receive the reward and, as of 2023, is the youngest recipient. In 2010, Time included Tendulkar in its annual list of the most influential people in the world. Tendulkar was awarded the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for cricketer of the year at the 2010 International Cricket Council (ICC) Awards.

Having retired from ODI cricket in 2012, he retired from all forms of cricket in November 2013 after playing his 200th Test match. Tendulkar played 664 international cricket matches in total, scoring 34,357 runs. In 2013, Tendulkar was included in an all-time Test World XI to mark the 150th anniversary of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, and he was the only specialist batsman of the post–World War II era, along with Viv Richards, to get featured in the team. In 2019, he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. On 24 April 2023, the Sydney Cricket Ground unveiled a set of gates named after Tendulkar and Brian Lara on the occasion of Tendulkar’s 50th birthday and the 30th anniversary of Lara’s inning of 277 at the ground.

Early life

Tendulkar was born at Nirmal Nursing Home in Dadar, Bombay on 24 April 1973 to a Maharastrian family. His father, Ramesh Tendulkar, was a Marathi-language novelist and poet while his mother, Rajni, worked in the insurance industry. Tendulkar’s father named him after his favourite music director, Sachin Dev Burman. Tendulkar has three older siblings: two half-brothers Nitin and Ajit, and a half-sister Savita. They were his father’s children by his first wife, who died after the birth of her third child. His brother Ajit played in Bombay’s Kanga Cricket League.

Tendulkar spent his formative years in the Sahitya Sahawas Cooperative Housing Society in Bandra (East). As a young boy, Tendulkar was considered a bully, and he often picked fights with new children in his school.

As a child, Tendulkar was interested in both tennis and cricket. He particularly idolised American player John McEnroe, and emulated his hero by growing his hair long at the age of 7 or 8 years. At this time, Tendulkar also regularly wore tennis wristbands and headbands and carried a tennis racquet with him as a sign of his love for tennis.

To help curb his bullying tendencies, his elder brother Ajit introduced Tendulkar to cricket in 1984. Ajit introduced him to cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar at Shivaji Park in Dadar. At their first meeting, Tendulkar did not play well. Ajit told Achrekar that he was feeling self-conscious due to the coach observing him, and was not displaying his natural game. Ajit requested the coach to give him another chance at playing, but watch while hiding behind a tree. This time, Tendulkar, apparently unobserved, played much better and was accepted at Achrekar’s academy.

Achrekar was impressed with Tendulkar’s talent and advised him to shift his schooling to Sharadashram Vidyamandir School, a school in Dadar that had produced many notable cricketers. He made his debut as a cricketer for Sharadashram in late 1984. Prior to this, Tendulkar had attended the Indian Education Society’s New English School in Bandra (East). He was also coached under the guidance of Achrekar at Shivaji Park in the mornings and evenings. Tendulkar would practice for hours; if he became exhausted, Achrekar would put a one-rupee coin on the top of the stumps, and the bowler who dismissed Tendulkar would get the coin. If Tendulkar completed the session without getting dismissed, the coach would give him the coin. Tendulkar considers the 13 coins he won among his most prized possessions. While he was training at Shivaji Park, he moved in with his aunt and uncle, who lived near the park.

Besides school cricket, Tendulkar also played club cricket. In 1984, at age 11, he debuted in the Kanga Cricket League while playing for the John Bright Cricket Club. Beginning in 1988, he played for the Cricket Club of India.

In 1987, at the age of 14, he attended the MRF Pace Foundation in Madras (now Chennai) to train as a fast bowler, but the trainer, Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee, was unimpressed and suggested that Tendulkar focus on his batting instead. On 20 January 1987, he was a substitute for Imran Khan’s side in an exhibition match at Brabourne Stadium in Bombay. A couple of months later, former Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar gave Tendulkar a pair of his own lightweight pads and told him to not get disheartened for not receiving the Bombay Cricket Association’s Best Junior Cricketer Award. Of this experience, Tendulkar later said, “It was the greatest source of encouragement for me”. Tendulkar served as a ball boy in the 1987 Cricket World Cup when India played against England in the semifinal in Bombay.

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In 1988, while playing for Sharadashram, Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli batted in an unbroken 664-run partnership in a Lord Harris Shield inter-school game against St. Xavier’s High School. Tendulkar scored 326 (not out) in that match and scored over 1,000 runs in the tournament. This was a record partnership in any form of cricket until 2006, when it was broken by two junior cricketers in Hyderabad, India.

Personal life

On 24 May 1995, Tendulkar married Anjali Mehta, a pediatrician of Gujarati origin, whom he had first met in 1990. Anjali decided to leave her medical career following their marriage. They have two children: Sara and Arjun. Tendulkar lives in a bungalow in the Mumbai suburb of Bandra.

Tendulkar is a Hindu. He is a devotee of Ganesha, and a follower of Sathya Sai Baba, whom he visited for the first time in 1997. The death of Sai Baba on Tendulkar’s 38th birthday, in 2011, caused him to cancel his birthday celebrations.

Sachin Tendulkar Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography

Full NameSachin Ramesh Tendulkar CricBuzz
NicknameTendya India Today
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 StatsTest: 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. Amar Ujala

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. India Today
Domestic/State Team(s)• Mumbai

• Mumbai Indians

• Yorkshire
Coach/MentorRamakant Achrekar

Sachin Tendulkar With His Coach Ramakant Achrekar
Nature on fieldCool
Favourite ShotStraight Drive The Hindu
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 Cricket 365
Awards, Honours, Achievements National 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. Rediff

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
Signature Sachin Tendulkar Signature
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 India Today
Address19-A, Perry Cross Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai
HobbiesCollecting Perfume, Watches & CD’s, Listening to Music
ControversiesBall-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.” The Guardian

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. ZEE News

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. The Hindu

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. NDTV

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. The Tribune 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

Sachin Tendulkar Wedding Day Photo
Wife/SpouseAnjali Tendulkar (Pediatrician)

Sachin Tendulkar With His Wife Anjali
ChildrenDaughterSara Tendulkar

SonArjun Tendulkar (Cricketer)

Sachin Tendulkar With His Family
ParentsFather– Late Ramesh Tendulkar (Novelist)

Mother– Rajni Tendulkar (Worked as an Insurance Agent)
Sachin Tendulkar With His Parents
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 Gavaskar, Sir Vivian Richards

Bowlers : Wasim Akram, Anil Kumble, Shane 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 Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Nana Patekar
ActressMadhuri Dixit
Film(s)Bollywood: Sholay

Hollywood: Coming To America
Musician(s)Sachin Dev Burman, Bappi Lahiri, Dire Straits
Singer(s)Kishore Kumar, Lata 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

Sachin Tendulkar BMW i8
Money Factor
Income (as of 2018)Rs. 80 crore/annum Forbes India
Net Worth (approx.)$160 million (Rs. 1100 crore) (as in 2018)

Early Career

On 14 November 1987, at age 14, Tendulkar was selected to represent Bombay in the Ranji Trophy for the 1987–88 season, but he was not selected for the final eleven in any of the matches, though he was often used as a substitute fielder. A year later, on 11 December 1988, aged 15 years and 232 days, Tendulkar made his debut for Bombay against Gujarat at Wankhede Stadium and scored 100 not out in that match, making him the youngest Indian to score a century on debut in first-class cricket. He was selected to play for the team by Bombay captain Dilip Vengsarkar after Vengsarkar watched him play Kapil Dev in Wankhede Stadium’s cricket practice nets, where the Indian team had come to play against the touring New Zealand team. He followed this by scoring a century in his first Deodhar and Duleep Trophies, which are also Indian domestic tournaments.

Tendulkar finished the 1988–89 Ranji Trophy season as Bombay’s highest run-scorer. He scored 583 runs at an average of 67.77, and was the eighth-highest run-scorer overall. In both 1988 and 1989, Tendulkar was picked for a young Indian team to tour England under the Star Cricket Club banner. In the 1990–91 Ranji Trophy final, which Bombay narrowly lost to Haryana, Tendulkar’s 96 from 75 balls was key to giving Bombay a chance of victory as it attempted to chase 355 from only 70 overs on the final day.

At the start of the 1989–90 season, while playing for Rest of India, Tendulkar scored an unbeaten century in an Irani Trophy match against Delhi.

In the final of 1995 Ranji trophy, Tendulkar, captaining Bombay, scored 140 and 139 versus Punjab.

In the 1995–96 Irani Cup, he captained Mumbai against Rest of India. His first double century (204) was for Mumbai while playing against the visiting Australian team at the Brabourne Stadium in 1998. He is the only player to score a century on debut in all three of his domestic first-class tournaments (the Ranji, Irani, and Duleep Trophies). Another double century was an innings of 233 against Tamil Nadu in the semi-finals of the 2000 Ranji Trophy, which he regards as one of the best innings of his career.

In total, Tendulkar was part of 5 Ranji trophy finals, in which Mumbai won 4.

County cricket
In 1992, at the age of 19, Tendulkar became the first overseas-born player to represent Yorkshire, which prior to Tendulkar joining the team, never selected players, even UK-based, from outside Yorkshire. Selected for Yorkshire as a replacement for the injured Australian fast bowler Craig McDermott, Tendulkar played 16 first-class matches for the team and scored 1,070 runs at an average of 46.52.

100th international century
On 16 March 2012, Tendulkar accomplished a remarkable feat by scoring his 100th international century in a match against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup, held at Mirpur. This was a pioneering achievement, as he became the first cricketer to ever reach this landmark. This century was not just a momentous occasion for Tendulkar, but it was also his first ODl century against Bangladesh. Despite the widespread media attention and public fascination with this milestone, Tendulkar confessed that it was a challenging time for him, as the constant focus on his 100th hundred became a mentally onerous task. Despite Tendulkar’s illustrious century, India was unable to secure a triumph against Bangladesh, resulting in a defeat by a margin of 5 wickets.

Domestic return
After being bowled out in three similar instances against New Zealand and hitting a slump in form, Tendulkar returned to the Ranji Trophy to get back some form ahead of the England Series at home, in a match for Mumbai against Railways on 2 November 2012. This was his first Ranji Trophy match since 2009. He scored 137 off 136 balls, with 21 fours and 3 sixes, to take his team to 344 for 4 at stumps on day one.

However, because of a poor form in the first two Tests in the series against England, and India being humiliated in the second match of that series by 10 wickets on 26 November 2012, some people have started to question his place in the Indian team. A report by The Hindustan Times said that Tendulkar had a discussion with the national chief selector Sandeep Patil, in which he said that he would leave it to the selectors to decide on his future as he is not getting any runs. This speculation, however, was later considered to be false.

Then he decided to play in the knockout stage of the 2012–13 Ranji Trophy. He scored 108 in the quarter-final against Baroda before being bowled by Murtuja Vahora, where Tendulkar was involved in a 234-run partnership with opener Wasim Jaffer (150) for the 3rd wicket at Wankhede Stadium. Mumbai eventually piled on 645/9 and won on 1st innings lead. In the semi-final against Services at Palam A Ground, with Mumbai reeling at 23/3, Tendulkar scored 56 from 75 balls and had an 81-run 4th wicket partnership with Abhishek Nayar (70), and Mumbai eventually won on 1st innings lead after the match went into the sixth day due to rain delays. In the final against Saurashtra, he was run out for 22 following a misunderstanding with Wasim Jaffer. Mumbai eventually won the Ranji Trophy 2012–13.

He also played in the Irani Trophy for Mumbai, where he scored 140* against Rest of India and helped Mumbai to score 409 in reply to Rest of India’s 526. This was also his 81st hundred in first-class cricket, equalling Sunil Gavaskar’s Indian record for most first-class hundreds.


Further information on 200th and final Test match: West Indian cricket team in India in 2013–14
After a series of underwhelming performances during the 2012 series against England, Tendulkar announced his departure from One Day International cricket on 23 December 2012. However, he stated that he would continue to be available for representation in the Test format of the sport. Upon the announcement of his retirement from One Day International cricket, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly expressed his surprise, noting that Tendulkar could have still participated in the upcoming series against Pakistan. Anil Kumble reflected on the difficulty of imagining an Indian ODI team without Tendulkar’s name, while Javagal Srinath acknowledged the transformative impact Tendulkar had on the game, starting from the time he debuted as an opener in New Zealand in 1994.

After playing a Twenty20 International in 2006 against South Africa, he said that he would not play the format again. He announced his retirement from the IPL after his team, Mumbai Indians, beat Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on 26 May to win the Indian Premier League 2013. He retired from Twenty20 cricket and limited-overs cricket, after playing the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 in September–October 2013 in India for Mumbai Indians.

On 10 October 2013 Tendulkar announced that he would retire from all cricket after the two-Test series against West Indies in November. At his request, the BCCI arranged that the two matches be played at Kolkata and Mumbai so that the farewell would happen at his home ground. He scored 74 runs in his last Test innings against West Indies, thus failing short by 79 runs to complete 16,000 runs in Test cricket, the next man to bat after him was the future captain Virat Kohli. The Cricket Association of Bengal and the Mumbai Cricket Association organised events to mark his retirement from the sport. Various national and international figures from cricket, politics, Bollywood and other fields spoke about him in a day-long Salaam Sachin Conclave organised by India Today.

In July 2014, he captained the MCC side in the Bicentenary Celebration match at Lord’s. In December 2014, he was announced ambassador of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 event. It is his second term as he has already held the ambassador of the previous ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. He got the ambassador position of the ICC Cricket world cup in consecutive terms of the cricket world cup (2011 and 2015).

Exhibition and charity matches

Tendulkar organised exhibition cricket matches in partnership with former Aussie cricketer Shane Warne. Cricket All-Stars held in US in baseball stadiums and had retired players, some of them was Sourav Ganguly, Shoaib Akhtar, Wasim Akram.

On 8 February 2020, he played in the Bushfire Cricket Bash, a charity match organised to raise fund for Australian bushfire victims.

He captained the India legends team to victory in the 2020–21 Road Safety World Series and was the leading run scorer for the Indian team in the tournament.

He acted as a coach for the Ponting XI during The Big Appeal. During the innings break, he batted an over against Ellyse Perry and Annabel Sutherland at Perry’s request.

Political Career

In April 2012, Tendulkar was nominated by President Pratibha Patil to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of India’s parliament. He became the first active sportsperson and cricketer to receive the honour. He took the oath of office on 4 June. He refused to accept the bungalow allotted to him in New Delhi, calling it “a waste of money as I reside in Mumbai”.

As a member of parliament in Rajya Sabha, Tendulkar was one of the worst performers in regards to attendance at parliament sessions and house debates. Fellow MPs from various parties, including other nominated MPs, criticised Tendulkar for his absence. In his first year, he did not attend a single day of budget or winter session, and his attendance for the monsoon session was 5 percent. In his career as an MP, he asked 22 questions and did not participate in any debates. He was part of the Standing Committee on Information Technology. Overall, his attendance for his six year-term was 8 percent. In response to criticism about his attendance, Tendulkar said that he was absent because of personal issues.

Use of funds
In 2015, Tendulkar released ₹76 lakh (equivalent to ₹1.1 crore or US$140,000 in 2023) from his Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme fund to a West Midnapore, West Bengal school after receiving a request from the school. In 2019, Tendulkar contributed ₹22 lakh (US$28,000) from his Members of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) funds allotted to him during his stint as Rajya Sabha MP for the renovation of a Children’s Park in East Bandra.

In his six years as a Rajya Sabha MP, Tendulkar accrued nearly ₹90 lakh (US$110,000) in salaries and other monthly allowances. He donated this entire salary and allowances to the Prime Minister Relief Fund. In response, the Prime Minister’s Office released a statement: “Prime Minister acknowledges this thoughtful gesture and conveys his gratitude. These contributions will be of immense help in providing assistance to the persons in distress.”

Role in public Awareness and Philanthropy

Tendulkar has a charitable organisation, the Sachin Tendulkar Foundation.] He has also supported the campaigns of other organisations.

Since November 2013, he has been the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia as well its national ambassador for India.

In 2003, Tendulkar worked for UNICEF’s initiative to spread awareness about polio prevention in India. In 2010, Tendulkar’s campaign for the Crusade Against Cancer Foundation, “Sachin’s Crusade Against Cancer in Children”, raised ₹10.25 million (equivalent to ₹23 million or US$290,000 in 2023). In November 2021, he donated retinal cameras, which can be used to diagnose retinopathy of prematurity, to a hospital in Assam.

In 2008, Tendulkar became involved with UNICEF’s initiative to promote hygiene and sanitation. Tendulkar led UNICEF’s Team Swachh Bharat campaign which supported the Indian government’s Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India Mission), a campaign dedicated to improving sanitation in India.

In 2014, Tendulkar was one of the first nine celebrities appointed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote Swachh Bharat Mission. Tendulkar accepted the nomination, posting a video of himself sweeping a street with his friends in Mumbai. In 2017, he helped sanitation workers clean the Bandra Fort to contribute to the Swachhata Hi Seva (‘Cleanliness is Service’) campaign. In 2019, he was awarded the most effective Swachhta (‘Cleanliness’) Ambassador by India Today Group’s fifth edition of Safaigiri (lit. ’Spread awareness about hygiene movement’).

COVID-19 pandemic
In March 2020, he donated ₹25 lakh (US$31,000) to the Prime Minister Relief Fund and ₹25 lakh (US$31,000) to the Chief Minister Relief Fund of Maharashtra in the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic. In May 2020, Tendulkar donated an undisclosed amount of money to 4,000 people, including children of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation schools. On 29 April 2021, during the second wave of the pandemic in India, he donated ₹1 crore (US$130,000) to the Mission Oxygen group, which imported and donated oxygen concentrator devices.

On 18 September 2011, Tendulkar spent nine hours on the 12-hour “Coca-Cola-NDTV Support My School” telethon. The campaign raised ₹70 million (equivalent to ₹140 million or US$1.8 million in 2023) for “the creation of basic facilities, particularly toilets for girl students, in 140 government schools across the country”. In 2009, Tendulkar announced that he would sponsor the education of 200 children through Apnalaya, a Mumbai-based non-governmental organisation associated with his mother-in-law, Annabel Mehta. As of 2013, Tendulkar continued to annually support 200 children through Apnalaya.

Career Statistics


Tendulkar’s Test cricket record

Tendulkar is the leading run-scorer in Test matches, with 15,921 runs, as well as in ODI matches, with 18,426 runs. He is the only player to score more than 30,000 runs combined in all forms of international cricket (Test, ODI, and Twenty20). He is the 16th player and the first Indian to score 50,000 runs in all forms of domestic and international recognised cricket (First-class, List A, and Twenty20). He achieved this feat on 5 October 2013, during a Champions League Twenty20 match for his IPL team Mumbai Indians against Trinidad and Tobago.

Tendulkar has scored over 1,000 runs in a calendar year in ODIs 7 times, and in 1998 he scored 1,894 runs, the record for the highest number of runs scored by any player in a single calendar year for One-Day Internationals. He is the first male cricketer to score a double-century in one-day cricket.

Tendulkar was also one half of the most prolific Test cricket partnership to date, alongside Rahul Dravid. Batting together, they scored 6920 runs for India at a partnership average of over fifty runs.

He became the first batsman to score 12,000, 13,000, 14,000 and 15,000 runs in Test cricket, having also been the third batsman and the first Indian to pass 11,000 runs in that form of the game. He was also the first player to score 10,000 runs in one-day internationals, and also the first player to cross every subsequent 1,000-run mark that has been crossed in ODI cricket history. On 8 November 2011, Tendulkar became the first batsman to score 15,000 runs in Test Cricket.

Tendulkar has consistently done well in Cricket World Cups. He was the highest run scorer of the 1996 Cricket World Cup with a total of 523 runs and also of the 2003 Cricket World Cup with 673 runs.


 Sri Lanka98
 South Africa75
 New Zealand45
 West Indies34

Tendulkar holds the record of the highest number of centuries in Tests (51) and stands second in the highest number of centuries in ODIs (49) behind Virat Kohli. He has the most number of centuries when Tests and ODIs combined (100). He is the only player to have scored 50 centuries in Test cricket, and was the first to score 50 centuries in all international cricket combined.

In the fourth Test match of the 2008–09 Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia on 6 November 2008, Tendulkar surpassed Australia’s Allan Border to become the player to cross the 50-run mark the most times in Test cricket history, and also the second ever player to score 11 Test centuries against Australia, tying Jack Hobbs, who had set the record more than 70 years prior. After his century against England during group stages of 2011 Cricket World Cup, he became the player to hit most centuries in Cricket World Cups with six centuries, and the first player to score 2000 runs in World Cup cricket. On 16 March 2012, Tendulkar scored his 100th international hundred against Bangladesh during the Asia Cup 2012.


Match results in Tendulkar’s international career
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He also holds the world record for playing the highest number of Test matches (200) and ODI matches (463). Tendulkar has been part of most wins by an Indian in both Test cricket with 72 wins and ODIs with 234 wins, and is third in the world in ODI victories after Ricky Ponting (262), Mahela Jayawardene (241).

Man of the Match

He has been Man of the Match 13 times in Test matches and Man of the Series four times, including twice in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia. The performances earned him respect from Australian cricket fans and players. In ODI, he has been Man of the Match 62 times and Man of the Series 15 times.


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