Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar: Sachin Tendulkar, who dominated the cricket world for 24 years (1989-2013), turned 48. At the age of just 16 years and 205 days, this ‘little Sachin’, who entered international cricket, gave rest to his bat only when he turned 40. During this journey, Sachin created such a record that he was given the status of ‘God’.
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar scored a record 34 thousand 357 runs in 664 international matches. During this, Sachin scored 100 centuries and 164 half-centuries. He took 201 wickets in his bowling performance.
Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar was born on 24 April 1973 at 1 pm in the Nirmal Nursing Home at Shivaji Park Ranade Road, Mumbai. At that time, his weight was 2.85 kg. And later, this baby became the ‘Yugpurush’ of cricket. Sachin did not celebrate his birthday in honour of Corona Warriors last year. Sachin himself also fell in the grip of this virus on 27 March this year. After which, he was admitted to the hospital on 2 April. He was discharged from the hospital on 8 April.
While on the one hand, Sachin and Anjali’s love story is no less than the script of a film. On the other hand, Sachin Tendulkar also has a special relationship on the 24th. The 24th is the day from which not only the beginning of his life, but on this date, he set many floors of his cricketing career. On Sachin’s birthday, he looks at the love story related to his wife, Anjali.
That first ‘glimpse’ at the airport
Curly-haired Sachin first saw Anjali at Mumbai Airport in August 1990. Then Sachin returned from his first tour of England in his career. He was in the limelight because he scored a century in Test cricket at the age of just 17 years and 107 days (119 not out, Manchester Test). Then he was the second youngest cricketer to score a Test century after Pakistan’s Mushtaq Mohammad (17 years 78 days).
Anjali arrived at the airport to receive her mother with her friend. Then his friend Dr Aparna recognised Sachin. And while pointing to Sachin, he told Anjali that he had made a century in England. Anjali ran after Sachin to take an autograph on hearing this. Sachin was also shy to see a girl running after him. He sat quietly in his car as both brothers Ajit and Nitin came to pick him up at the airport.
Talk on the phone for the first time.
After seeing Sachin for the first time at the airport, Anjali somehow wanted to talk to and meet Sachin. He took out Sachin’s phone number with the help of friends and managed to speak. Anjali called and told Sachin – I saw you at the airport. Sachin’s answer to this was- ‘Yes, I also saw you, you were running after me.’
First ‘meeting’ at Sachin’s house
With the phone conversation, the foundation of friendship between Sachin and Anjali was laid. Anjali had told in an interview that she had reached her house to call herself a journalist to meet Sachin. Sachin’s family was surprised by this. Sachin’s mother had asked Anjali – ‘Are you really a journalist ..?’ Actually, he saw Sachin gifted chocolate.
And started meeting: Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin’s popularity was increasing. It was not suitable to meet Anjali anywhere in the city. In such a situation, he started going to Grant Medical College-JJ Hospital to meet Anjali, where Anjali was on training to become a doctor. Both also used to meet at Anjali’s ancestral bungalow in Lonavala.
Sachin has mentioned an incident in their Autobiography (Sachin Tendulkar, Playing It My Way: My Autobiography). Once after much effort, both of them made a plan to meet at 8.30 pm. Sachin arrived on time, but Anjali could not get out of the house. Eventually, Sachin had to return without being found. He said that there were no mobile phones at that time, and he could not call Anjali from the public booth.
When Sachin became ‘Sardar.’
This is in 1992 when Sachin once went to the theatre to watch a film with Anjali. Anjali revealed this in an interview. According to Anjali, ‘We both came to see the film’ Roja ‘with some friends. Sachin wore clothes like Sardar and kept a beard to hide his identity. After the interval, the eyes of the people fell on him, and Sachin was recognised. After which we all had to leave the film in the middle and return.
The matter of marriage happened again.
Sachin was shy. He could not tell his family about Anjali. In such a situation, Anjali took a step forward. Sachin has said, ‘Asking the family about Anjali’s marriage was more difficult than facing the world’s fast bowlers. Then I gave this responsibility to Anjali.
Both were engaged in New Zealand in 1994. Then Sachin was on a tour of New Zealand with the Indian team. On 24 April, both had an engagement on Sachin’s 21st birthday. And a year later, on May 24, 1995, Sachin-Anjali got married. That is, after nearly five years of affair, Sachin-Anjali became one.
24th Memorable Moments Associated with Sachin
24 February 1988: 33 years ago, little Sachin was in the headlines, due to which he got recognition in the cricket world and made the world go wah-wah. He had a miraculous partnership of 664 not out (for the third wicket) in the semifinals of Harris Shield today with his Balasakha Vinod Kambli. Sachin was unbeaten on 326 and Kambli 349 during that partnership. This magical batting of the school players of the Shardashram Vidyamandir team at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan (Sasanian CC) was nothing short of a miracle.
This partnership of Kambli (16 years) and Sachin (14 years) was the most significant partnership in any category of cricket for any wicket. Australian duo T. Patton and N. Sachin-Kambli Ripon’s record was destroyed. These Kangaroo batsmen partnered 641 runs in 1913/14 for the Buffalo team. However, 19 years later, Manoj Kumar and Mohammad were in Hyderabad. Shabaz surpassed Sachin-Kambli’s record by sharing 721 runs (for the third wicket).
24 November 1989: On this day, Sachin made the first half-century (59 runs) of his Test career at 16. In his first tour against Pakistan in Faisalabad, he did this feat at the youngest.
24 May 1995: Sachin Tendulkar married Anjali, the daughter of Gujarati industrialist Anand Mehta and British social worker Annabel Mehta, on 24 May 1995. Sachin is six years younger than Anjali. Both were engaged in New Zealand in 1994.
24 September 1999: Sachin’s son Arjun Tendulkar was born on 24 September 1999 in Mumbai. Arjun bowls with the left hand, which is unlike his father. Arjun has been included in his team by Mumbai Indians (MI) for IPL 2021.
24 February 2010: Today, Sachin played that historic inning at Captain Roop Singh Stadium in Gwalior, which nobody thought would happen. He scored the first double century in ODI cricket by playing an unbeaten 200 against South Africa.
Sachin retired from international cricket after playing his 200th Test in 2013. In this way, his international cricket career also lasted for 24 years (1989-2013).