Topics: Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, One Day International Pages: 16 (3612 words) Published: August 9, 2012
Early life and Education
1st Chapter - Early life and Education

Full name : Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

DOB: 24th April 1973

Age: 36

Place of Birth: Mumbai India

Sachin Tendulkar attended an ordinary High School called Sharadashram Vidyamandir in the city of Mumbai but was not recognised as a clever student. He was although radiating a wavy brilliance of playing cricket. Family Life

Family Life

Sachin Tendulkar's father Ramesh Tendulkar was a Marathi novelist and a school teacher. He had named Sachin after his favourite musical director Sachin Dev Burman. His mother Rajni Tendulkar worked in LIC ( Life insurance cover) centre. Sachin was brought up with two brothers. Ajit and Nitin with sister Savitai Tendulkar. He was the youngest out of the four. In 1995 Sachin Tendulkar married his lover Anjali Mehta, a Gujurati doctor. They had two children Sara: born October 12, 1997 and Arjun: September 24, 1999.

Sachin loved to play tennis, when he was younger, his greatest idol was American star John Mcenroe. He would admire the style and would defend him, from his friends who supported Bjorn Borg. Major Influence

Major Influence

Although his tennis craze Sachin's brother had motivated encouraged and effectively influenced Sachin to play cricket. Interview with Sachin explains about his brothers' influence. He told me that professional cricket could be a future for me and convinced my father to let me change schools, to help me play more.

Ever since he was presented with a cricket bat by his older sister at the age of 7 he was dreaming of hitting sixes and fours with the stadium applauding for him, his dream evolving into reality. In a interview with Sachin Tendulkar he tells us about the significance of the bat.

"My big sister gave it to me after returning from a trip to Kashmir, which is known for its high-quality willows." "It wasn't the best bat, but it was like a piece of gold to me. I used to imagine myself batting for India, hitting fours and sixes, the people cheering.""I used that bat until it broke when I graduated from playing with a tennis ball to a hard, seasoned ball." Another major influence in Sachin Tendulkar's upbringing was the infamous coach Ramakant Achrekar who also coached many other players who would go on to become national populars. But Achrekar was so galvanised with Tendulkars batting that he would place a coin on top of Sachin's wicket and told Sachin that if he didn't get out for the whole practice session he could have the coin. Incredibly, none of the bowlers bowling to him for 13 practice sessions, wasn't able to get him out. Sachin Tendulkar considered these coins as his "prized possessions". . Early Influences

Early Influences

When Sachin Tendulkar was young he aspired to be a fast bowler and even trained in MRF Pace Academy.Due to Sachin's tiny stature Denis Lillee a superb and recognised fast bowler who took a record 355 test wickets wasn't impressed and told Sachin Tendulkar "Focus on your batting". Lillee thankfully proved right%u2026..

When Sachin Tendulkar was 14 years old he was gifted a pair of extremely light pads by Sunil Gavasker . He said in his own words that "It was the greatest source of encouragement for me." Athough this isn't a direct influence it would have indirectly change planning to do Early jobs

Early jobs

As Sachin Tendulkar was focused on his main ambition he had started playing domestic professional cricket at the age of 15. In fact when on December 11 1988 aged at just 15 years and 232 days Sachin had scored his first century in his debut first class match when other teenagers just like him would start their first job. Early life

Early life

At the age of ten he would carry his oversized cricket kit up to the field at 6 am in the morning. At the age of 11 he moved with his paternal uncle to get trained by the distinguished coach Ramakanth Achrekar. On December 11th 1988 only a inexperienced 15 year old. He hit 100 not out...
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