Sachin Tendulkar’s 49th Birthday: 10 Unknown Facts about God of Cricket


When we talk about India the first thing that comes to our mind is Sachin Tendulkar, one of the greatest batsmen that India has ever produced. On the occasion of Sachin’s 49th Birthday, let’s talk about some of the unknown facts that you might not know.

10 Unknown Facts of Sachin Tendulkar

1.) Sachin was the first batsman to be given out by the third-umpire in 1992, during the second day of the Durham test when Jonty Rhodes‘s throw caught him short of the crease.

2.) During his younger days, if he could last an entire session of nets without getting out then his coach Ramakant Achrekar would give him a coin for each session that he survived without getting out, he had won a total of 13 coins like this from his coach.

3.) In his early days, he wanted to become a fast bowler but was rejected in 1987 by the legendary Dennis Lillee’s.

4.) During the 1987 World Cup, he was a ball boy during the match between India and Zimbabwe which was played at Wankhede Stadium.

5.) He started off with a century in Ranji, Duleep, and Irani Trophy debut matches.

6.) The nanny, who looked after Sachin in his childhood, has been universally called “Sachuchi Bai.”

7.) During the rain breaks, he loved playing tennis ball cricket.

8.) He is the only test player who has 40 wickets and has scored more than 11,000 runs.

9.) During his test debut, English fast bowler Alan Mullally complained that he was batting with a bat broader than normal willow.

10.) In 1988 during an inter-school match he scored 326 runs in a 664 runs partnership with former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli.

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