A few facts which might be unknown to even the biggest Sachin Tendulkar fans


XtraTime Web Desk: The whole nation is celebrating the 45th birthday of legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. He is getting a lot of wishes from his former teammates, fans and former cricket legends as well. Today on this special day wants to share some special facts about the ‘Little Master’ which might be unknown to the majority of his fans.

# In the year 1988 Sachin fielded for Pakistan as a substitute at the Brabourne Stadium

# During his childhood days if he could bat for a whole session without getting out, his coach Ramakant Achrekar used to give him a coin. Sachin has 13 coins like this.

# Sachin likes using new perfumes and watches.

# Tendulkar’s first personal car was an 800cc Maruti car.

# He was the first person who got out on third umpire’s decision. In the year 1992 third umpire gave him out against South Africa on day 2 of the Durban Test.

Sachin used the heavy bat (3.2 pounds) in his time. South African all-rounder Lance Klusener was the only cricketer who used heavier bats than him.

# He debuted in Ranji, Duleep and Irani Trophy with centuries.

# In his Ranji debut Ravi Shastri was the captain of the side. During fielding he led the side.

# Sachin used his favourite bat to hit the historic 50th Test hundred.

# In his debut Test match against Pakistan, Sachin used the pads which was given to him by Sunil Gavaskar.

# Sachin’s likes to play cricket with tennis balls.

# In the year 1992 he became the youngest batsman to score 1000 runs Test matches.

# Sachin is the only cricketer who has 11000 runs and 40 wickets in Tests.

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