Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (born 24 April 1973) is an Indian cricketer widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of his generation. He took up cricket at age of eleven, made his Test debut against Pakistan at the age of sixteen, and went on to represent Mumbai domestically and India internationally for more than twenty years.
He is the first player to score one hundred international centuries, the first player to score a double century in a One Day International, and thus far the only to complete 34,000 runs in international cricket. On 5 October 2013, he became the 16th player and first Indian to aggregate 50,000 runs in all recognized cricket (First-class cricket, List A cricket and Twenty20 combined). Tendulkar was a part of the 2011 Cricket World Cup winning Indian team.
Tendulkar has been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan award, India’s second highest civilian award, and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India’s highest sporting honour. Tendulkar was nominated to Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India.He was also the first sportsperson and the first one without aviation background to be awarded the honorary rank of Group Captain by the Indian Air Force.
Tendulkar’s record as captain
Tendulkar’s results in international matches
Source: Wikipedia, ESPN Cricinfo