Did you know Sachin Tendulkar was named by his father after the legendary music director Sachin Dev Burman? Did you know Sachin Tendulkar is a big fan of tennis legend John McEnroe and during his school days used to grew his hair and tie a band around it to copy the tennis legend?

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Here we present 10 Little Known Sachin Tendulkar Facts You Must Know :

1) Sachin Tendulkar was a ball boy during 1987 World Cup semi-final between India and England at Wankhede stadium.

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2) In 1987, Sachin Tendulkar was ignored for Bombay Cricket Association’s Best Junior Cricketer of the Year Award.

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3) In 1992, Sachin Tendulkar became the first overseas player to represent Yorkshire county team.

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4) In 1998, Sachin Tendulkar was the first cricketer to get 1997-98 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

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5) Sachin bats right-handed, bowls with his right-arm, but writes with his left hand.

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6) Sachin Tendulkar has been active on Twitter since May 2010, tweeting as @sachin_rt

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7) Sachin Tendulkar is the only cricketer to have a waxwork at Madame Tussaud’s.

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8) Sachin is the highest run scoring player in Test history with 15,837 runs and has played the most number of Test Matches (198) in Test cricket.

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9) Sachin Tendulkar is the first Indian to score 300 runs in a Test without getting dismissed.

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10) Most Man of the Match awards: 62

Most Man of the Series awards: 15

Most ODI runs in a calendar year: 1894 ODI runs in 1998.

Most Centuries in a calendar year: 9 ODI centuries in 1998

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