Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
- Role : Top-order batsman
- Bat : Right-hand bat
- Bowls : Right-arm offbreak, Legbreak googly
- DOB : April 24, 1973, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a former cricketer and captain of the Indian national team. He began playing cricket at the age of eleven. Tendulkar played his maiden Test match at the age of sixteen in 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi. He has many records to his name. He is the only batsman to score 100 international centuries in both Tests and ODIs combined. He is the first cricketer to score a double hundred in an ODI. He holds the record for most runs in Tests and ODIs. He is the only batsman to score more than 30,000 runs in international matches.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack rated Tendulkar as the 2nd best Test batsman of all time in 2002; Sir Donald Bradman was ranked number one. He was also declared the 2nd best ODI batsman following Sir Vivian Richards. Tendulkar was a part of the Indian squad that won the World Cup in 2011. He received the Arjuna Award in 1994 for his extraordinary achievements. In 1997, he was honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. In 2014, he was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.
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