Sachin Tendulkar essay for class 7, 8, 9, 10 are written in easy language to understand the life history of a renowned batsman of india.
Sachin Tendulkar is one of the greatest cricketers ever born in the world. He is the highest run getter in international cricket across all formats- be it test cricket, ODI matches and in T20s also. He represented India in international cricket. Besides that, he played for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and also represented Mumbai state team in Ranji Trophy. He debuted against Pakistan in a test match at the age of 16 only. After that there was no looking back. His career spanned for near about 24 years and played his last match against West indies in a test series held in India. On 24 May 1995, Tendulkar married Anjali Mehta, a paediatrician of Gujarati origin. They have a daughter Sara and a son Arjun who is also an outstanding cricketer following the footsteps of his father.
Sachin was born to Ramesh Tendulkar, his father and mother Rajni. His father was a well-known novelist of Maratha language while his mother worked at the insurance industry. In his early years he was known to be a bully and always picked up fights with the new children of his school. he also loved playing the lawn tennis.
To curb his instincts, his elder brother Ajit Tendulkar introduced him to a cricket coach. This coach was none other than the great Ramakant Achrekar of Shivaji Park in Mumbai. The coach was impressed with Sachin’s playing techniques and accepted him at his academy. He thus moved away from his home and began staying with his uncle and aunt so that he could practice with the coach for long duration of time and also attend school. The coach used to put 1-rupee coin on top of his stump whenever Sachin used to get exhausted after playing for long in the nets. Whoever could take his wicket could claim the coin. If Sachin did not get out for a certain period of time, then the coin would be his. This was the condition set by his coach back then. Now, Sachin describes that 13 coins that he earned at that time as one of his most prized possessions.
Sachin trained at the MRF Pace Foundation Academy at Madras to be a fast bowler. But the great Australian Dennis Lillie was left unimpressed. Instead, he advised Sachin to develop his batting skills and focus on that aspect. He was a substitute for Pakistan led by Imran Khan at an exhibition match at Mumbai to mark the Golden Jubilee of Cricket Club of India. In the semi final of 1987 world cup between India and England, Sachin served as a ball boy. He was also involved in a world record 664 run partnership with Vinod Kambli for a Harries Shield Trophy match while he was still at school.
Early Domestic Career
On 14 November 1987, Tendulkar was selected to represent Bombay in the state level Ranji Trophy. He was admitted into the team to India’s premier domestic First-class cricket tournament for the 1987–88 season. But to his bad luck, he was not selected for the final eleven players in any of the matches throughout the season. However, he was often used as a substitute fielder whenever any one of the regular playing 11 had to take time off the ground or was injured. He had a dream of playing with his idol Gavaskar. However, to his bad luck he could not play as Gavaskar retired from all forms of cricket after the 1987 Cricket World Cup. Finally, after a year later on December 1988, aged 15 years and 232 days, Tendulkar made his debut for Bombay against Gujarat at home and scored 100 not out in that match. That made him the youngest Indian to score a century on debut in first-class cricket. He was selected to play for the team by the then Bombay captain Dilip Vengsarkar after the later saw him easily negotiate India’s best fast bowler at the time, Kapil Dev, in the Wankhede Stadium nets. This happened when the Indian team had come to play against the touring New Zealand team. He followed this by scoring a century in his first Deodhar and Duleep Trophies which are one of the premier leagues in domestic cricket of India.
Tendulkar made his Test debut against Pakistan in Karachi in November 1989 aged 16 years and 205 days. He thus became the youngest debutant for India in both the ODI and Test format. He made 15 runs and was bowled out by Waqar Younis, who also made his debut in that match. Tendulkar became famous worldwide because as a young cricketer he had to deal with many blows on his body from the fiery Pakistani pace bowling attack. He became an overnight sensation as he came out on top of them even after suffering such pain on his body. The highlight of that series was the fourth and final Test in Sialkot. Sachin was badly hit by a bouncer on his nose and was bleeding profusely. However, to every one’s surprise he did not ask for any medical treatment and continued to bat till the end of the day. That picture of him with the bleeding nose and standing in the wicket taking guard is still one of the most searched ever pictures on the internet.
Rise through the ranks
Tendulkar’s performance through the years 1994–1999 can be associated with his teen age where he was growing at his peak. He opened the batting at Auckland against New Zealand in 1994, making 82 runs off 49 balls. He scored his first ODI century on 9 September 1994 against Australia in Sri Lanka at Colombo. To reach to that milestone, it took him 78 ODIs. Tendulkar’s rise continued as he became the top run getter at the 1996 World Cup. He scored 2 centuries in that world cup. He was the only Indian batsman to perform well in the semi-final against Sri Lanka. When Tendulkar got out in that match, it triggered a batting collapse. From a winning position, India found itself on the cusp of defeat and this made the crowd angry. They began to protest in the stadium and this led to widespread riots. The match referee of that match Clive Lloyd awarded Sri Lanka the match after the crowd became too unruly and play had to be stopped as the player’s lives were in danger. This was one of the lowest points of his entire career of 24 years.
Tendulkar’s contribution in the ICC 1998 quarterfinal at Dhaka paved the way for India’s entry into the semi-finals, when he took four Australian wickets after scoring 141 runs in 128 balls.
In the Test against Pakistan at Chepauk in 1999, Sachin scored 136 in the fourth innings with India chasing 271 for victory. However, when he got out India still needed 12 runs to win. Unfortunately, this triggered a batting collapse and saw India losing the match. Yet again it was so near yet so far for Sachin. The worst was yet to come. It so happened that his father Ramesh Tendulkar died in the middle of the 1999 Cricket World Cup. Tendulkar had to fly back to India to attend the final rituals of his father eventually missing the match against Zimbabwe. To everyone’s surprise, he returned to the World Cup for the next match and scored a brilliant century in that match (140 not out off 101 balls) against Kenya in Bristol. He dedicated this century to his later father as a mark of respect and gratitude.
Tendulkar’s two tenures as captain of the Indian cricket team were not very successful. When Tendulkar took over as captain in 1996, there were lot of hopes and expectations. People thought that a new era in Indian cricket would come after the bad stint with Azharuddin. Tendulkar took over the team captain role fully and led the Indian team on a tour of Australia, where the visitors were beaten 3–0 by the newly crowned world champions. But nonetheless Tendulkar won the player of the series award. His poor luck with captaincy continued as India lost another Test series this time by a 0–2 margin at home against South Africa. Tendulkar decided to resign and this led the way for Sourav Ganguly who became the captain in the year 2000.
After the world cup debacle in 2007, where India exited from the group stages itself, the desire of Rahul Dravid to resign from the captaincy became known. The then BCCI President Sharad Pawar offered the captaincy role to Tendulkar. however, Tendulkar refused the offer straight away and recommended the name of Mahendra Singh Dhoni to take over the reins. The rest is history. Dhoni became one of the most successful captains of the Indian team and led to 2 world cups.
Incident involving match referee Denness
In India’s 2001 tour of South Africa in the second test match between India and South Africa at St George’s Park Port Elizabeth, match referee Mike Denness fined four Indian players for excessive appealing. Indian captain Sourav Ganguly was fined extra for not being able to control his team. Tendulkar was given a 1 match suspension as decided by the match referee. The referee was of the view that Sachin was involved in ball tampering. However, TV cameras picked up images that suggested Tendulkar was cleaning the seam of the cricket ball and not tampering with it. However, it was not yet conclusive evidence to refute the charges of tampering. Thus, he had to serve a 1 match suspension. The incident escalated to include sports journalists accusing Denness of racism and led to Denness being barred from entering the venue of the third Test match. The charges against Tendulkar and Sehwag’s ban for excessive appealing triggered a massive backlash from the Indian public. Eventually, ICC intervened and awarded the match to both teams.
2003 cricket world cup
Tendulkar made 673 runs in 11 matches in the 2003 Cricket World Cup which helped India to reach the final. While Australia became the eventual champions, Tendulkar was given the Man of the Tournament award for his outstanding batting.
He continued to score heavily in ODI cricket that year, with two hundred in a tri-series involving New Zealand and Australia.
2007 cricket world cup
At the World Cup in the West Indies, Tendulkar and the Indian cricket team led by Rahul Dravid had a dismal campaign. Tendulkar, who was pushed to bat lower down the order had scores of 7 against Bangladesh, 57 not out against Bermuda and 0 against Sri Lanka. As a result, former Australian captain Ian Chappell, brother of Greg, called for Tendulkar to retire in his newspaper column. People began criticising the team for the poor show.
2011 cricket world cup
From February to April, Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka hosted the 2011 World Cup. Amassing 482 runs at an average of 53.55 including two centuries, Tendulkar was India’s leading run-scorer for the tournament. India became the champions as India defeated Sri Lanka in the final. This was led to the brilliant performance of the team all throughout the series. this is by far his biggest achievement in world cricket.
100th international century
Tendulkar scored his 100th international hundred on 16 March 2012, at Mirpur against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup. He became the first person in history to achieve this feat. Interestingly, this was also his first ODI hundred against Bangladesh.
Tendulkar announced his retirement from One Day Internationals on 23 December 2012.
After playing a Twenty20 International in 2006 against South Africa, he said that he was not suited for this format and decided never to play again. He announced his retirement from the IPL after his team, Mumbai Indians, beat Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on 26 May to win the Indian Premier League 2013.
On 10 October 2013 Tendulkar announced that he would retire from all formats of cricket after the two-Test series against West Indies in November. At his request, the BCCI arranged that the two matches be played at Kolkata and Mumbai so that the farewell would happen at his home ground. He scored 74 runs in his last Test innings against West Indies. People were shouting Sachin!… Sachin! all throughout the match. This showed his status of God that he is regarded as in Indian history.
Major honours and awards
1994 – Arjuna Award.
1997–98 – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.
1999 – Padma Shri
2008 – Padma Vibhushan
2014 – Bharat Ratna
2010 – Made an Honorary group captain by the Indian Air Force.
2011 – BCCI Cricketer of the Year award.
2012 – Wisden India Outstanding Achievement award.
2012 – Honorary Life Membership of Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)
2012 – Honorary Member of the Order of Australia, given by the Australian government.
2013 – Indian Postal Service released a stamp of Tendulkar and he became the second Indian after Mother Teresa to have such stamp released in their lifetime.