Born to a poet's house
His father Ramesh Tendulkar was a famous Marathi novelist and poet.
He was the youngest among his four siblings
He got Sachin's name after his family's favorite music director Sachin Dev Burman.
At the age of 14, with Vinod Kambli, he scored 329 runs in a world record stand of 664 in Harris Shield in a school match in 1988.
At the age of 14, he was a ball-boy in a match between India and Zimbabwe during the 1987 World Cup.
He scored 34,357 runs in all international matches (200 Test matches and 463 ODIs) in total 100 centuries in all formats.
On February 4, 2016, he was awarded India's highest civilian award - Bharat Ratna and so far he has also been the youngest recipient.
On 24 February 2010, in a match against South Africa in Gwalior, he scored a benchmark by scoring his first ODI double hundred in the history of cricket.
He is the first active cricketer of India to be nominated in the Rajya Sabha (Upper House of the Indian Parliament).
In 1988, Sachin visited Madame Tussauds for the first time in London, in 2008, his wax statue was in the museum.
When he was 14, one of his favorites Sunil Gavaskar gave him a pair of his ultra-light pad. The pad was later stolen when Sachin was in the Under-15 National Camp.
During the 2003 World Cup, Upper Cut was seen as his most famous shot against Shoaib Akhtar for six runs in a match against Pakistan.
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