Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is undoubtedly the most iconic sportsperson in the world. He is considered as the greatest cricketer in the world second only the great Sir Don Bradman. The ‘Master Blaster’ holds a number of records in international cricket.
Some of them may be impossible to even beat. He has been honored with multiple awards and honors across the world. However, there are a few things that you may not know about this ‘God of Cricket’ from India. Here are five interesting facts about Sachin Tendulkar that would surely amuse everyone.
Sachin Tendulkar was named “Sachin” after the legendary Sachin D Burman. His father was a big fan of SD Burman and thus decided to name Sachin after him. We are sure SD Burman would consider it a great honor today to have a namesake like Sachin Tendulkar.
Not many know this but Sachin Tendulkar tried out as a fast bowler in the initial stage of his career. He even gave a trial at the MRF Pace Academy in Chennai and was rejected in 1987 by Australian bowling great Dennis Lillee. Dennis Lillee instead told Sachin to concentrate on his batting as he was not quick enough to make an impact as a fast bowler.
Not a lot of people know this but Sachin Tendulkar can bat and bowl with his right and left hand as effectively. Although he has not misused this talent in cricket matches, Sachin is always seen fooling around with his special talent during practice. One only wonders if he used this talent during games. His records would be even greater to surpass.
Sachin Tendulkar has won the most Man of the Match awards in a losing team. His record of six awards is unmatched till date. Despite India ending up on the losing side, Sachin has always given his best and these awards prove that.
Sachin Tendulkar is the only batsman in the world to score over 2,000 runs in World Cup matches. His tally of 2,278 runs in 45 matches is still unbeaten. He has also been the top scorer in a single World Cup tournament on two occasions – 673 runs in the 2003 World Cup held in South Africa and 523 runs in the 1996 World Cup held in the Asian Sub-Continent.
There are many interesting facts about this great batsman. We could tell you about this all day long. One very interesting fact is that Sachin appeared as a substitute fielder for Pakistan during a practice game at the Brabourne Stadium in 1988. Add to these his various records and this makes Sachin Tendulkar a unique personality in world cricket history. It is also a known fact that Sachin is one of the most kind hearted people around. He is always out to help any person in need. He is known to help his fans to come watch the matches in stadiums.
Sachin is famous to help any person in need and is always willing to donate money and other essentials when required. He is a part of a number of organizations that offer support to the needy. It is not hard to believe that he is one of the best cricketers India has seen, and although he is famous and successful he is a down to earth person who always greets his fans with a smile. Even though Sachin has retired from cricket, people have fond memories of this legend.