Even years after his retirement from all sorts of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar is arguably the best and most complete batsman India has ever produced. He started playing for India at the very young age of sixteen and went on representing India continuously for almost twenty-four years. Cricket lovers regard him as the biggest international icon, the game of cricket has ever acknowledged. There was no visible weakness in his game as he could make runs from all round the wicket, could change his technique according to the game, weather, and pitch condition.
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was born to a family of educationists on 24th April 1973 at Nirmal Nursing Home, Dadar. His father Ramesh was a renounced Marathi Poet, and a professor who taught Marathi literature in a college, and his mother Rajni worked for LIC. Sachin spent his childhood years at Sahitya Sahawas Cooperative Housing Society, a government housing complex for writers and poets located at East Bandra.
He was named after the family’s favourite music director and singer Sachin Dev Burman. He has three elder half-siblings from his father’s side, two half brothers Nitin and Ajit and a half sister Savita. Ajit, who is 11 years older than Sachin, introduced him to the game of cricket to curb his mischief and bullying tendencies. Sachin has credited Ajit as an important part of his life. Sachin Tendulkar is just 5 foot and 5 inches tall.
On 25th May 1995, a 22-year old Sachin married the 27-years old Dr. Anjali Mehta, a pediatrician, the daughter of seven times national bridge champion Anand Mehta and a British social worker Annabel Mehta. The couple is blessed with two children, a daughter Sara (born 12th October 1997) and a son Arjun (born 24th September 1999. Arjun is also a budding cricketer. On 2012, Sachin accepted Rajyasabha nomination. He was nominated by the president of India.
Sachin Tendulkar started his schooling at Indian Education Society’s New English School which was closer to his home. At the age of 11, his brother Ajit took him to the coaching stalwart Ramakant Achrekar. Due to his suggestion, Sachin got enrolled in Saradashram Vidyamandir English High School, which was closer to Shivaji Park, where Achrekar coached him. After passing the board examination from the same school, he got enrolled in his father’s college, Kirti M Doongursee College. He never finished his college education as he got busy making India proud.
Sachin Tendulkar Net Worth
Even after he retired at 2013, Sachin earned almost $18.6 million USD that year from endorsements and was the wealthiest Indian player. Sachin Tendulkar has the net worth of $165 million USD, and he still is the third highest sportsperson according to his net worth even after four years of his retirement. Sachin Tendulkar presently endorses Boost, Reynolds, Sanyo-BPL, BMW, Toshiba, Ujala Techno Bright, and Musafir.com.
Sachin Tendulkar used to stay in a two story apartment at La Mer. At 2007 he bought a bungalow at Pedar Road for 30 crores and renovated it to make a 6000 square foot specious five-storey bungalow. The bungalow has two basement levels one for his cars, and another is for the servants. The car basement level is said to be enormous as he owns a large number of cars.
He is a huge car fanatic and owns many sports cars like BMW i8, BMW 750Li M Sport, BMW X5M Red, BMW M5 and Nissan GTR. He used to own a Ferrari 360 Madonna which was a gift from Michel Schumacher.
Sachin owns two restaurants, Sachin’s and Tendulkar’s with business partner Sanjay Narang. He also started a joint venture with Future Group and Manipal group to make sports fitness products. Sachin also owns an ISL team Kerala Blasters in association with PVP Ventures and a PBL team Bengaluru Blasters.
During his career spanning 24 years, he broke and made uncountable records. He is the only player who scored one hundred international centuries. Sachin is also the first batsman to score a double century in one-day Internationals. He still holds the record of scoring the highest number of runs in both test cricket and ODI. He is also the only player who completed 30000 runs in International cricket.
At 1997 he was awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. He was also received Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan. In November 2013 he was awarded the Bharat Ratna award, India’s highest civilian award.
A biopic on Sachin Tendulkar is hitting the big screen on May 26 this year. The biopic is named Sachin: A Billion Dreams. Sachin is playing himself in this movie, and his son Arjun is playing the younger version of him. This movie will be his Debut on the celluloid.
As a Rajyasabha MP he adopted a village in Madhya Pradesh and another village in Maharashtra. The reports are suggesting that he sanctioned over four crores for the development of the Maharashtra village.
Sachin Tendulkar is the only sportsperson and the youngest recipient ever to win the Bharat Ratna. He’s not only a great cricketer but also a great human being. His involvement in social causes is praiseworthy.