Sachin Tendulkar
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Sachin Tendulkar

Often referred to as the God of Indian Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar truly is the Master Blaster and a saviour for Team India. Here's taking a look at Sachin's journey so far through these rare photos.

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Sachin Tendulkar's 'A Billion Dreams' movie

Sachin Tendulkar's 'A Billion Dreams' movie

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar dons a new hat with 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams'. As the god of cricket is about to is make his acting debut with the biopic. Here's a look into Sachin's joruney so far. Image Procured via Google Search

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar was born on 24 April 1973 into a Rajapur Saraswat Brahmin family in Bombay (now Mumbai). Image courtesy: Procured via google search.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

His father Ramesh Tendulkar was a reputed Marathi novelist and his mother Rajni worked in the insurance industry. Image courtesy: Procured via google search.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

Ramesh named Tendulkar after his favourite music director, Sachin Dev Burman. Image courtesy: Procured via google search.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar has three elder siblings: two half-brothers Nitin and Ajit, and a half-sister Savita. They were Ramesh's children from his first marriage. Image courtesy: Procured via google search.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

He spent his formative years in the Sahitya Sahawas Cooperative Housing Society, Bandra (East), Bombay. As a young boy, Tendulkar was considered a bully, and often picked up fights with new children in his school. Image courtesy: Procured via google search.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

To help curb his mischievous and bullying tendencies, Ajit introduced him to cricket in 1984. Image courtesy: Procured via google search.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

Meanwhile at school, he developed a reputation as a child prodigy. He had become a common conversation point in Mumbai cricketing circles, where there were suggestions already that he would become one of the greats. Image courtesy: Procured via google search.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

Achrekar was impressed with Tendulkar's talent and advised him to shift his schooling to a school at Dadar which had a dominant cricket team and had produced many notable cricketers. Image courtesy: Procured via google search.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

He was also coached under the guidance of Achrekar at Shivaji Park in the mornings and evenings. Image courtesy: Procured via google search.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

If Tendulkar passed the whole session without getting dismissed, the coach would give him the coin. Image courtesy: Procured via google search.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar would practice for hours on end in the nets. If he became exhausted, Achrekar would put a one-rupee coin on the top of the stumps, and the bowler who dismissed Tendulkar would get the coin. Image courtesy: Procured via google search.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar now considers the 13 coins he won then as some of his most prized possessions. Image courtesy: Procured via google search.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

He was handpicked to play for the team by the then Mumbai captain Dilip Vengsarkar after watching him easily negotiating India's best fast bowler at the time, Kapil Dev. Image courtesy: Procured via google search.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

In 1987, at the age of 14, he attended the MRF Pace Foundation in Madras (now Chennai) to train as a fast bowler, but Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee, suggested that Tendulkar focus on his batting instead. Image courtesy: Procured via google search.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

Besides school cricket, he also played club cricket, initially representing John Bright Cricket Club in Bombay's premier club cricket tournament, the Kanga League, and later went on to play for the Cricket Club of India. Image courtesy: Procured via google search.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

His season in 1988 was extraordinary, with Tendulkar scoring a century in every innings he played. Image courtesy: Procured via google search.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar finished the 1988-89 season as Bombay's highest run-scorer. Image courtesy: Procured via google search.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

He also made an unbeaten century in the Irani Trophy match against Delhi at the start of the 1989-90 season, playing for the Rest of India. Image courtesy: Procured via google search.

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