Sachin Tendulkar crossed the age of 47 today and we are here to introduce 47 interesting facts about Sachin Tendulkar to you.
Have a look to 47 interesting facts about Sachin Tendulkar which you must know :
- During an under-19 camp in Indore, Sachin got his ultra-light pads stolen which he got as a gift from Sunil Gavaskar.
- Sachin has never batted at number 3 in his entire test career. He batted 273 times at number 4, once as an opener, 29 times at number 5 and 20 times at number 6.
- In 1988, during an one day practice match, Sachin played for Pakistan as a substitute fielder.
- Sachin is also a master cook.He loves enjoying home made meal. Brinjal-Masala Curry is his favourite all time dish.
- Earlier, Sachin won those pads gifted by Sunil Gavaskar on his debut match against Pakistan.
- In 1992, Tendulkar became the first international player to get out after a review by third umpire.
- Sachin was a spiritual type. He always used to wear left pad first while kitting up before going out to field.
- Sachin Tendulkar got his name as Sachin from Indian music director Sachin Dev Burman. Sachin’s father was huge fan of him.
- In 2010, Sachin was offered a deal for advertising alcohol brand for 20 crore Indian rupee.But, he refused and down the contract.
- Sachin is naturally left-handed.Yeah, you read it correctly. Although he is a right-handed batsmen, he used to write with his left hand.
- Sachin Tendulkar is fund of perfumes and watches.He has a huge collection of perfumes and watches.
- Sachin uses a very strong bat weighing 3.2lbs which is heavier than normal one.
- In 1995, Sachin Tendulkar went to watch a movie called ‘Roja’ with a beard but during his movie, his glasses fell off and he was recognized by all others.
- Sachin was a huge fan of former tennis legend, John McEnroe.
- Sachin Tendulkar – a cricketer, has inspired many tennis stars like Pete Sampras and Boris Becker.
- Sourav Ganguly calls Sachin ‘Chhota Babu’ as his nickname.
- Tendulkar don’t even allow his wife to drive his Ferrari.
- Sachin once pranked Ganguly putting a hose pipe with tap on in his room.
- Sachin got 40 wickets in Test Cricket.
20. Tendulkar’s brother, Ajit sent him to cricket coaching class as punishment during a summer vacation.
21. During his childhood, Sachin used to go for fishing in the stream at Bandra East.
22. Sachin Tendulkar is one and only player to score 100 international centuries.
23. Former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev was playing his 100th match on the same match where Sachin debuted for India.
24. Sachin’s mother only watched him playing from stands only on his last test match.
25. Tendulkar became first sportsman to receive Bharat Ratna Award in the year 2014.
26. Maruti-800 was the first car owned by Sachin Tendulkar.
27. Shahid Afridi score the fastest century with the bat gifted by Sachin Tendulkar.
28. Sachin’s coach Ramakant Achrekar used to gift him a coin if he could bat entire practice session without getting dismissed. Tendulkar have 13 such coins.
29. Sachin is one of the richest cricketer of the world.
30. Sachin Tendulkar made his international debut at the age of just 16.
31. Sachin have played the World Cup for the joint record of six times.
32. Sachin named his daughter name Sara after the name of Sahara Cup. It was his first tournament victory as a captain.
33. Sachin had played a role in a Bollywood movie ‘Stumped’.
34. Sachin used to be a big bully during his school days.
35. He was a ball-boy during a match between India and Zimbabwe in 1987 World Cup.
36. He wanted to be a bowler during his startup.
37. Sachin fell in love with his wife Anjali at the age of 17.
38. Sachin sold his Ferrari 2011 to a Surat Builder, Jayesh Desai.
39. In an interview, he reveals that he sees a cricket ball like a football while batting.
40. Sachin became the first cricketer to score double century on 24 February 2010.
41. A wax statue of Tendulkar is made in London’s Madame Tussauds.
42. Sachin refused to open a bottle of champagne which was his man of the match prize.
43. Sachin’s favourite shot is lofted straight drive.
44. Sachin Tendulkar took 79 matches to score his first ODI hundred.
45. Sachin got his first ever bat from his sister, Savita.
46. Sachin Tendulkar was not selected in his first selection trails.
47. On his 681 dismissals, 60% was caught out.
These were the some interesting facts of Sachin Tendulkar which you may have known just now. Add some more facts in comment box.
Sources – news18.com, indiatoday.in.
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