Sachin Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He was born on 24 April, 1973 in Mumbai.
He took up cricket at the age of eleven, made his Test debut on 15 November, 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi at the age of sixteen, and went on to represent India internationally for close to twenty-four years.
He is the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries, the first batsman to score a double century in a One Day International, the holder of the record for the number of runs in both ODI and Test cricket, and the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international cricket. Later in his career, Tendulkar was a part of the Indian team that won the 2011 World Cup. He had previously been named “Player of the Tournament” at the 2003 World Cup, held in South Africa. In 2013, he was the only Indian cricketer included in an all-time Test World XI named to mark the 150th anniversary of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.
In December 2012, Tendulkar announced his retirement from ODIs. He retired from Twenty20 cricket in October 2013 and subsequently announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, retiring on 16 November 2013 after playing his 200th and final Test match, against the West Indies in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. Tendulkar played 664 international cricket matches in total, scoring 34,357 runs.