Sachin Tendulkar Biography

                                                  Little Master, Master Blaster
                                                  Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
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                                               Mumbai, India
                                                Ramesh Tendulkar
                                                Rajni Tendulkar
                                                Sara and Arjun
$160 million
                                             Arjuna Award (1994)
Wisden Cricketer of the Year (1997)
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (1998)

 Splendid Life of Sachin Tendulkar:

       The full name of our “Master Blaster” is Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. He has born in the state of Maharashtra at Mumbai in the year 1973 of April 24th. Peoples across the globe like to call him as Master Blaster, Little Master, Tendlya and the pet name goes on. His parents are Rajni and Ramesh Tendulkar. Sachin Tendulakr has two brothers and one sister. The names of them are Ajit, Nitin, and sister Savita.
When Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar made his test debut against Pakistan as a 16 year old, little did the world know that the curly-haired teenager would one day become one of the greatest legends of the game. In his homeland, India, Sachin is more than just a popular sportsperson; he is an institution in himself. He is not just loved and respected, but revered. Called the “God of Cricket” by his fans, Sachin has ruled the game for well over two decades—a very rare feat for a sportsperson. Widely considered to be the greatest cricketer ever, he is the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries. Born into a middle class home in Bombay, he started playing cricket while still a little boy and made his international test debut at the tender age of 16! And thus began the journey of a cricketer who would smash several long standing records and create unbelievable new ones. Keeping in view his awesome performance, he was made the captain of the Indian team. Captaincy however did not suit him and he resigned. In spite of his iconic status, Sachin is known to be a simple and principled man which further adds to his popularity.

Childhood & best Life “Master Blaster”

But eventually it is a game of cricket.

  • He was born as the youngest of four siblings to Ramesh Tendulkar, a Marathi novelist and Rajni, who worked in the insurance industry. He was named after his father’s favorite music director, Sachin Dev Burman. 
  • As a young boy he was a bully. His older brother encouraged him to play cricket in order to divert his attention from fights and got him enrolled at the academy of the coach, Ramakant Achrekar. 
  • He went to Sharadashram Vidyamandir High School at the advice of Achrekar as the school had a rich cricketing tradition. He shone as a star cricketer playing for his school and soon people were predicting that he would one day become a famous player. 
  • Along with his friend Vinod Kambli, he was involved in a record 664-run partnership in an inter school match against St. Xavier’s High School in 1988.

Personal Life & “Master Blaster”

  • He met Anjali, a doctor, in 1990 and dated her for five years before tying the knot in 1995. The couple has two children. His son Arjun is also a budding cricketer. 
  • He is actively involved with Apnalaya, an NGO, and sponsors 200 underprivileged children every year. He has also used his popularity to help many other charities raise large amounts of funds for several noble causes including cancer research and education
     Sachin Tendulkar has completed his schools at Sharadashram Vidyamandir High School. From this small age he has attracted by the tremendous game Cricket and got the excellent guidance from the talent mentorRamakant Achrekar. Sachin Tendulkar got married with Anjali Mehta, who is six years senior to him, in the year of 1995. Anjali is the professional doctor in Mumbai. He has two beautiful children namely Sara and Arjun, where daughter Sara born at October 1997 and son Arjun born at 23 September, 2000.

Career “Master Blaster”

  • He embarked on his domestic first-class career in 1988 playing for Mumbai and scored a century on his very first match. He ended the season as the highest run scorer. 
  • His performance in the first-class matches had been so mind blowing that he got selected into the national team after just one season. He made his international test debut against Pakistan in November 1989 aged just 16. 
  • Even though he could not score many runs in the series, he got noticed both for his batting techniques and his dedication to the sport. He also made his debut in One Day International (ODI) in 1989. 
  • During the 1991-92 tour of Australia, he made 148 runs in one of the matches and 114 in another, batting against the great bowlers of that time like Merv Hughes, Craig Mcdermott and Bruce Reid. 
  • Asked to open the batting against Zealand in an ODI 1994, he set the stadium on fire blasting 82 runs off just 49 balls. The very same year he made his first ODI century against Australia. 
  • In 1998 Australia was on a tour of India and the series was hyped as Sachin versus Warne contest. Sachin blasted Warne in the series and made two centuries in the three-test series. Sachin played a vital role in India’s win in the series. 
  • Sachin had two brief stints as captain of Indian cricket team and both of them were not very successful. He took over as captain in 1996 but the team performed poorly and he gave up the captaincy in 1997. He was again made the captain in 1999 but again he was not very successful and gave up the captaincy in 1999. 
  • India was one of the favorites in the Cricket World Cup 2003 where he performed superbly, making 673 runs in 11 matches to help India reach the finals. The team however lost the finals to Australia though Sachin was given Man of the Tournament Award. 
  • After going through a difficult phase he regained his form in 2007, completing 11,000 test runs to become the leading run scorer from India. In the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 2007–08, he scored 493 runs in four tests, demonstrating his unbelievable batting skills.  
  • Sachin was again at his best in the 2011 World Cup during which he made 482 runs including two centuries. India faced Sri Lanka in the finals and won the match—it was the first World Cup victory for him. 

  • Awards & Achievements                              “Master Blaster”

    • Sachin is one of the most prolific cricketers ever—the first person to score a double century in ODIs, the only player to score a 100 centuries, and the only one to have amassed over 30, 000 runs in all forms of international cricket. It is no surprise that he occupies a legendary status in cricket-crazy India. 
    • Sachin Tendulkar holds the world record for scoring highest number of runs and centuries in both the Test Cricket and the One Day Internationals. He has scored 15921 runs and 51 centuries in Test Cricket. While in ODIs, he has scored 18,426 runs and 49 centuries. 
    • He was the first person to score a double century in ODIs. 
    • He is the only cricketer so far to have played in 200 Test matches.
    • In addition to the numerous cricketing awards he has won, Sachin is also the proud recipient of several awards from the Government of India. He was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest sporting award, in 1997-98 for his achievements in cricket. 
    • He was honored with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award in 2014 in recognition of his spectacular contributions to cricket. He became the first sportsperson as well as the youngest ever individual to receive the award. 
      His form faltered after the World Cup and he went through a lean phase. He retired from all forms of cricket in November 2013 and was given a very emotional farewell by his fans.

    • Some outstanding of his profession are

                       “Master Blaster”

  • He is the only personality to have scored nearly 11,000 runs in one day international and about 25 ODI centuries performed within April 28, 2005
  • The majority runs about 13,642 and thirty eight centuries in one-day internationals
  • The fourth highest tally score in the test match is 10,134 runs with an excellence average 57.25 in March 2005
  • The uppermost One Day International batting average in the middle of Indian batsmen and among all batsmen who have gained larger than 7,500 ODI runs on April 3, 2005.
  • The first personality to got the award “Man of the match” in one day international matches
  • Got more than 50 runs in hundred innings in April 2005
  • The only one man to score more runs in the history of world cup
  • First player to score more than ten thousands runs in one day international
  • He just crossed the 34th centuries of Sunil Gavaskar
  • Cricketers who have played more than hundred matches, sachin is the only personality to have average more than 55
  • The second player to cross the boarder of ten thousands runs in the test matches
  • He is the top player to achieve 10,000 runs in test cricket history. He holds this record all along with Brian Lara. In cooperation both of them achieved this accomplishment in 195 innings.
  • At present he is ready to jump the wall of 99 centuries, as no one done it still now uppermost person to attain high runs in One Day International’s among Indian batsmen

           Bharat Ratna.     “Master Blaster”

    At 40 years of age this famous sportsperson became the
    youngest ever to receive the Bharat Ratna.

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Kapil Dev Biography

06 January 1959 AD    Famous 6th January Birthdays

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Chandigarh, Punjab, India
Ram Lal Nikhanj
Raj Kumari
Arjuna Award (1980)
Padma Shri (1982)
Wisden Cricketer of the Year (1983)

 greatest cricketer kapil dev


Considered to be one of the greatest cricketing all-rounders of all time, Kapil Dev is a former Indian cricketer best known for leading his team to a World Cup victory in 1983. Confident, charismatic and highly skilled, he was the Indian team’s main strike bowler for the major part of his career. During his heydays he used to bamboozle batsmen with his prodigious swing. Dev was great not just with the ball; he was equally talented with the bat too. An expert at hooking and driving, he often provided India with the crucial runs needed to win a match even if the top-order failed to score. Born into a middle-class family in Haryana he became interested in cricket at a young age. He played for the Haryana cricket team at the beginning of his career eventually making his way into the national team, thanks to his aggressive play and high energy level. He cemented his place in the Indian team with his impressive performances and was soon made the captain. It was under his leadership that India went on to win the 1983 World Cup in spite of being the underdogs.

                                        Career Kapil Dev

  • He debuted for Haryana in November 1975 in a match against Punjab. He scalped six wickets and restricted the opposition to just 63 runs and thus helped Haryana to win. 
  • He played against Jammu & Kashmir in the 1976-77 season and took 8 wickets and made 36 runs in one match. The same year he achieved figures of 7/20 against Bengal. 
  • In 1978-79 season he took his maiden 10-wicket haul in first-class cricket in a match against Services. His outstanding performance ensured that he got selected for the Irani Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Wills Trophy matches. 
  • He proved his all-round ability by showing his mettle not just with the ball but also with the bat. During the 1979-80 season he scored his maiden century, when he scored 193 runs against Delhi. 
  • He made his test debut against Pakistan in October 1978 though it was only after a few more matches that his impact began to be felt. 
  • In 1979, playing against a visiting West Indies team, Dev made his maiden century scoring 126 runs in just 124 balls. His bowling performance was also consistent as he took 17 wickets in the series. 
  • The cricketer was getting better with every match he played. He picked his first 5-wicket haul against England in Edgbaston in 1979.
  • During Australian cricket team’s tour of India in 1979–80, Kapil Dev established himself as India’s premier fast bowler by taking taking two five-wicket hauls and a total of 28 wickets in the whole series.
  • His popularity soared when he led India to 2 victories in the 6-test home series against Pakistan. Kapil Dev performed spectacularly with both bat and ball. He took a ten wicket haul and scored two half centuries in the series finishing the series with 32 wickets and 278 runs. 
  • He was made captain during the 1982-83 season and led his team in the 1983 World Cup. India were underdogs in the tournament but under Kapil Dev’s charismatic leadership the team punched much above its weight and went to win the world cup by defeating the mighty West Indies in the finals. 
  • After his stellar performance, he was retained as captain for the 1987 World Cup 1987. India played well initially and reached the semi-finals where they lost to England. Kapil Dev left captaincy after this. 
  • He played his last World Cup in 1992 under the captaincy of Mohammad Azharuddin. As a senior bowler he mentored new talents like Javagal Srinath and Manoj Prabhakar. 
  • He retired in 1994 as the highest wicket taker for that time, with a haul of 434 wickets. 
  • He became the coach of the Indian team in 1999 but his stint as a coach was not successful. He resigned in 2000 following some controversy.



                           Childhood  &  Early Life day

  • He was born to Ram Lal Nikhanj and his wife Raj Kumari. His father was a building and timber contractor. Basically from Rawalpindi, his parents had migrated to India during the partition in 1947. 
  • He went to the DAV School and later attended St. Edward’s School in Shimla. 
  • He started playing cricket as a school boy and was selected to play for Haryana in domestic cricket.

                            Awards & Achievements

  • Kapil Dev is best known for leading the team India to a World Cup victory in 1983. 
  • At one time he held the world record as the highest wicket taker in the test cricket, with a total haul of 434 wickets. 
  • He was honored with Padma Shri—India’s fourth highest civilian award—in 1982 
  • In 1991, he was honored with the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in India.

  •                   Personal Life 

    • He met Romi Bhatia through a common friend in 1979 and fell in love with her. The couple got married in 1980. After several years of marriage they were blessed with a daughter. 
    • He took to golf after retiring from cricket. He pledged his organs during an event organized by Delhi Urological Society. 
    • His former team mate Manoj Prabhakar accused him of being involving in a match fixing scandal. However, the courts dismissed the case for absence of any proof. This incident deeply hurt the cricketer.
      Kapil Dev is the recipient of several cricketing awards including the Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century in 2002

                               FAMOUS MOVIES

    • This famous Indian cricketer has made cameo appearances in Hindi movies like ‘Iqbal’ and ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011


The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was the tenth Cricket World Cup. It was played in India, Sri Lanka, and (for the first time) Bangladesh. Pakistan was also scheduled to be a co-host, but after the 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team in Lahore, the International Cricket Council (ICC) cancelled that,[1] and the headquarters of the organising committee, originally in Lahore, was transferred to Mumbai.[2] Pakistan was to have held 14 matches, including one semi-final.[3] Eight of the games (including the semi-final) were awarded to India, four to Sri Lanka, and two to Bangladesh.[4]

All the matches were One Day Internationals, and all were played over 50 overs. Fourteen national cricket teams took part, including ten full members and four associate members of the ICC.[5] The opening ceremony was held on 17 February 2011 at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka,[6] and the tournament was played between 19 February and 2 April. The first match was played between India and Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.[7] The final was between India and Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

India won the tournament, defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final in Mumbai, thus becoming the first country to win the Cricket World Cup final on home soil.[8][9] India’s Yuvraj Singh was declared the man of the tournament.[10] This was the first time in World Cup history that two Asian teams had appeared in the final. It was also the first time since the 1992 World Cup that the final match did not feature Australia


                   Venues      [edit]


All the Indian stadiums for the tournament had been finalised by mid-October 2009,[41] and those of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in late October 2009. The ICC announced all the venues in Mumbai on 2 November 2009. Two new stadiums were constructed in Kandy and Hambantota, Sri Lanka, for the event.[42]


India India
Kolkata Chennai New Delhi Nagpur Ahmedabad
Eden Gardens M. A. Chidambaram Stadium Feroz Shah Kotla Ground Vidarbha Cricket
Association Stadium
Sardar Patel Stadium
Capacity: 66,349 Capacity: 37,220 Capacity: 40,715 Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 54,000
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  Mumbai Mohali Bangalore  
  Wankhede Stadium Punjab Cricket
Association Stadium
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium  
  Capacity: 32,000 Capacity: 42,000 Capacity: 36,430  
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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Bangladesh Bangladesh
Colombo Pallekele Hambantota Chittagong Dhaka
R. Premadasa Stadium Pallekele International
Cricket Stadium
Mahinda Rajapaksa
International Stadium
Zohur Ahmed
Chowdhury Stadium
Sher-e-Bangla National
Cricket Stadium
Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 26,000
RPS,Colombo.jpg Pallekele 2.JPG      


World cup 1983







World cup 1983


One of only five batsmen to aggregate more than 300 runs in the 1983 World Cup, registering the highest individual score in the 1983 edition, one among the top ten wicket-takers, an economy rate of 2.91, most number of catches, a match-turning catch and a historic moment atop the Lord’s balcony – this was Kapil Dev’s journey in the Prudential World Cup in England in 1983.

Highlights of Kapil’s fascinating tournament:

175* against Zimbabwe:

India started the tournament well, winning their first two matches against West Indies and Zimbabwe. However, their campaign was derailed as they suffered back-to-back losses against Australia and West Indies. They were on the verge of losing their third on the trot when they were reduced 17/5 by Zimbabwe. It soon became 77/6 and 78/7. Having seen wickets fall like nine pins, skipper, Kapil, decided to counter-attack and he did so brilliantly by scoring an unbeaten 175 off just 138 deliveries, with 14 fours and 6 sixes. While all appeared lost for India when the top-order was blown away, Kapil’s 126-run stand with Syed Kirmani lifted India to 266/8. Zimbabwe managed to reach 235 before they folded, and had it not been for their captain, India would not only have suffered a huge humiliation but their confidence would have also taken a beating.

Bowling them over:

Kapil also starred in the semi-final match against England, picking up 3/35 in 11 oversas he cleaned up the lower order to bowl out the opposition for 213. Earlier, he had managed to bother the mighty Australians as well with a five-wicket haul which also went on to be his best figures in an ODI.

The catch that turned the match:

However, the biggest moment of the 1983 World Cup came in the final between West Indies and India, played at Lord’s. With Andy Roberts, Malcom Marshall, Michael Holding and Joel Garner doing a fine job with the ball, all India could muster was a total of 183. In reply, West Indies lost Gordon Greenidge early, but Viv Richards was going great guns at the other end as he flayed the Indian bowling apart. With the help of 7 boundaries, Richards crossed 30 in quick time and if he had continued in the same vein, India’s hopes would have been dashed in a matter of overs.

At such a stage with Richards putting so much pressure on India, not many fancied the subcontinent side to counter the storm. However, they did that and it was all thanks to Kapil. Richards, on 33, top-edged a pull off Madan Lal to mid-wicket and the ball travelled miles in the air. Kapil, who was stationed at mid-on, had to run back and across to his right. He had a lot of distance to cover and not many gave him a chance but Kapil defied all odds as he ran like a hare, focussed on the ball, and not caring about what was happening around him. As everyone at the ground and those watching on television screens waited with bated breath, Kapil cupped both hands held on to the ball safely, and he did so quite comfortably in the end. It was a brilliant piece of athleticism that helped India spring back into the game. West Indies lost their next three wickets for just 19 runs and were eventually bowled out 43 runs short.

It was India’s first taste of success in a major International event and fittingly, Kapil was the first Indian to lift the trophy at Lord’s and kick-started a new chapter in Indian cricket.

Kapil’s numbers in the tournament:

Matches Runs Highest Batting avg 100s Wickets Best bowling Bowling avg Fifers Catches
8 303 175* 60.6 1 12 5/43 20.41 1 7