Top 11 unusual facts of Sachin Tendulkar I bet you don’t know

Even when we don’t hear that deafening sound of Sachin! Sachin! Chanting all over the stadium that we used to hear until his retirement in 2013, yet ever-enthralling Sachin Tendulkar enigma still continues.

Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar

Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar

Often referred to as the “God of Cricket” for his astonishing batting world records across formats, Sachin Tendulkar still resides inside the hearts of his fans. With more than a billion plus followers on social media and real life, Sachin Tendulkar has continued to inspire all by way of his righteous behavior and deeds on and off the field.

Sachin Tendulkar’s birthday is now regarded as a celebratory occasion in this cricket frenzied nation every year. No player in the history of any sport has ever united a nation as much as Sachin Tendulkar did in his 24-year-long illustrious cricket career.

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Sachin Tendulkar’s life is an open book for his fans. Many fans who grew in the late 90s era might know each and everything about Master Blaster’s life and era. But here are some unusual facts about the batting maestro that I bet you don’t know.

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# 11 – Cricket is Sachin Tendulkar’s first love, but still he is a big fan of various perfumes, watches and cars.

# 10 – Believe it or not, Mumbai Maestro’s first purchased car was a Maruti 800 in 1995.

# 9 – After scoring his magnificent debut ton against England at Manchester in 1990, Tendulkar got a Magnums champagne bottle. But he was barred from opening the bottle as Sachin was under 18 at that time. British rules don’t permit anyone to consume liquor below 18. Eventually, the Sachin finally tasted the champagne in 1998 on the occasion of his daughter Sara’s first birthday.

# 8 – Sachin Tendulkar used a very heavy bat while batting. It weighs something around 3.2 lbs. Only, Proteas all-rounder Lance Klusener used a bat heavier than the master in the history of the game.

# 7 – Master Blaster began his domestic cricket season in style hitting three consecutive centuries in each of his first innings in Ranji, Irani and Duleep Trophy.

# 6 – The “God of Cricket” is the only Indian to have accomplished all major awards of the nation. From Arjuna Award to the ultimate Bharat Ratna, Tendulkar is the only person to have done so.

# 5 – Sachin Tendulkar-Sourav Ganguly formed one of the most successful opening pairs in ODIs in the early 2000 era shared a very warm bonhomie with each other. Tendulkar called Sourav Ganguly “Babu Moshai” while Ganguly called him “Chhota Babu”.

# 4 – Little Tendulkar once asked his mother to bring a frog bhaji (fry) recipe for him.

# 3 – Former Aussie all-rounder Andrew Symonds once autographed a T-shirt for Sachin with the following caption “To Sachin the man we all want to be”. Symonds always has a high regard for Sachin Tendulkar even after Monkey gate scandal in which Tendulkar didn’t utter a word against Bhajji which Symonds and Australian team expected. However, both Symonds and Harbhajan later played together for Mumbai Indians at IPL under Sachin’s captaincy.

# 2 – Legends Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble had never faced each other in a Ranji clash ever. Literally, it was a win-win moment for both stalwarts as they never clashed against each other as rivals in India’s famous Ranji Trophy championship.

# 1 – Known for his righteous attitude and playing in the spirit of the game, Tendulkar stirred up a major controversy (the only one in his 24-year-long cricket career) in 2001 when he was accused of ball tempering by match referee Mike Denness. The then match referee Mike ordered 1-year-suspension to Sachin along with several other punishments to five more Indian cricketers. However, the order was later reversed following massive hue and cry from ICC to BCCI. TV replays clearly showed that Sachin Tendulkar was actually cleaning the ball with his finger that is fully legal.

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Atish Home Chowdhury is a freelance writer. sports are inseparable from him. He especially loves WWE, Cricket and other sports. It was long ago during his childhood he aimed to become a cricketer first but his creativity didn’t allow him to become a player. Instead he chose to be a sports journalist. This fulfills my aim both as a creative person as well as it keeps me inside the world of sports too.


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