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?
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.
2) In 1987, Sachin Tendulkar was ignored for Bombay Cricket Association’s Best Junior Cricketer of the Year Award.
3) In 1992, Sachin Tendulkar became the first overseas player to represent Yorkshire county team.
4) In 1998, Sachin Tendulkar was the first cricketer to get 1997-98 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
5) Sachin bats right-handed, bowls with his right-arm, but writes with his left hand.
6) Sachin Tendulkar has been active on Twitter since May 2010, tweeting as @sachin_rt
7) Sachin Tendulkar is the only cricketer to have a waxwork at Madame Tussaud’s.
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.
9) Sachin Tendulkar is the first Indian to score 300 runs in a Test without getting dismissed.
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