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Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (born 24 April 1973) is the former Indian cricketer widely acknowledged as the best batsman of his generation. He took up cricket at age of eleven, made his Test debut against Pakistan at the age of sixteen, and went on to represent Mumbai domestically and India internationally for close to twenty four years. He is the first player to score one hundred international centuries, the first player to score a double century in a One Day International, and thus far the only to complete 34,000 runs in international cricket. On 5 October 2013, he became the 16th player and first Indian to aggregate 50,000 runs in all recognized cricket (First-class cricket, List A cricket and Twenty20 combined).

In 2002, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack ranked him the second greatest Test batsman of all time, behind Don Bradman, and the second greatest one-day-international (ODI) batsman of all time, behind Viv Richards. Tendulkar was a part of the 2011 Cricket World Cup winning Indian team in the later part of his career, his first such win in six World Cup appearances for India. He was also the recipient of "Player of the Tournament" award of the 2003 Cricket World Cup held in South Africa. In October 2013, he became the only Indian cricketer to be named in an all-time Test World XI to mark the 150th anniversary of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.

Tendulkar has also been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan award, India's second highest civilian award, and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India's highest sporting honour. Tendulkar won the 2010 Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for cricketer of the year at the ICC awards. In 2012, Tendulkar was nominated to Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India. He was also the first sportsperson and the first one without aviation background to be awarded the honorary rank of Group Captain by the Indian Air Force. In 2012, he was named as an Honorary Member of the Order of Australia..

On 23 December 2012, Tendulkar announced his retirement from ODIs and from Twenty20 format in May 2013. He retired from cricket altogether on 16th November 2013 after playing his 200th Test match, against the West Indies in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. Following the end of his final match, the Prime Minister's Office announced Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour, for Tendulkar making him the first sportsperson and youngest recipient till date

 Name Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
 Born 24 April 1973, Mumbai
 Major Teams Mumbai, Yorkshire, India, ACC Asian XI
 Batting Style Right Hand Bat
 Bowling Style Right Arm Off Break, Leg Break, Right Arm Medium
 Test Debut 15-20 Nov,1989 (Ind vs Pak at Karachi)
 ODI Debut 18 Dec 1989 (Ind vs Pak at Gujranwala)

 T20I Debut

1 Dec 2006 (Ind v RSA at Johannesburg)

Last Updated 16 Nov 2013

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