Sachin Tendulkar was born on April 24, 1973 in Mumbai. Tendulkar played his first international game when he was just 16. It was a Test match against Pakistan on November 15, 1989. Yes, he was just 16 years of age about to face one of the best pace attacks in the world.
Tendulkar played in 200 Test matches and scored 15921 runs at an average of 53.78. His ODI records were as amazing as his Tests are. He played in 463 ODIs, and scored 18426 runs. Statistics does justice to SRT's career like nothing else.
Tendulkar was inclined towards cricket from his childhood and there are many stories about him missing school to attend cricket coaching lessons from his first coach Ramakant Achrekar. In an interview, Tendulkar revealed that he wanted to become a fast bowler initially but his coach saw a better batsman in him. Also, his short height did not help him much to pursue the art of fast bowling.
Sachin is married to Dr. Anjali Tendulkar and has two kids - Sara Tendulkar
The late 90s saw Sachin becoming the heartthrob of the nation as he established himself as the main batsman in the side, upon whom the whole team was dependent. Sachin retired from all forms of the game on November 16, 2013 in his home ground Mumbai.