Sachin Tendulkar is a retired Indian cricketer widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is the leading run-scorer and century-maker in Test and One Day International cricket, and has scored 100 international centuries, the first batsman to do so. Tendulkar represented India in international cricket for over two decades, from 1989 to 2013.
Born on April 24, 1973, in Bombay (now Mumbai), Tendulkar began playing cricket at a young age and was selected to represent Bombay in the domestic Ranji Trophy at the age of 15. He made his debut for the Indian national team in 1989, and quickly established himself as a key player for the team. Over the course of his career, Tendulkar scored 15,921 runs in Test cricket and 18,426 runs in One Day Internationals, breaking numerous records along the way.
Tendulkar was known for his aggressive and attacking style of play, and was particularly strong off the back foot. He was also a skilled spin bowler and useful lower-order batsman. In addition to his impressive performances on the field, Tendulkar was known for his sportsmanship and humility off the field. He was awarded the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2010, and was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2019.
Tendulkar retired from cricket in 2013, after playing his 200th and final Test match against the West Indies. He was the first cricketer to reach the milestone of 200 Test matches, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. In addition to his numerous records and accolades, Tendulkar was also named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2010.
In terms of records and accomplishments, Tendulkar holds a number of notable records in both Test and One Day International cricket. He is the leading run-scorer in both formats, and is the first player to score 100 international centuries. Tendulkar is also the leading century-maker in Test cricket, with 51 centuries to his name. Sachin is also leading century maker in ODI cricket, with the 49 Centuries to his name in the cricket history. Sachin Tendulkar is only player to achieve the 100 Centuries in the International Cricket History. In addition to his run-scoring records, Tendulkar also holds the record for the most number of runs scored in a calendar year, with 1,894 runs in 1998.
Tendulkar has also received a number of awards and accolades for his performances on the field. In addition to being named the ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2010, he has also received the Wisden Cricketer of the Year award on three occasions (1997, 2010, and 2013). Tendulkar has also been awarded the Arjuna Award and the Padma Shri, two of the highest honours in Indian sport.
Overall, Sachin Tendulkar is widely regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time, and his contributions to the game will not be forgotten. His records and achievements speak for themselves, and he will always be remembered as one of the most talented and respected players in the history of cricket.