TOWARDS A DREAM
Just 15 when he stepped out on to the field to represent India, Sachin is today synonymous with everything Cricket. As a result of his exploits on the field, and conduct off the field, he transformed from cricketer to icon to role model for multiple generations; earning the moniker ‘Master Blaster’ at the age of just 24. Loved and adored by fans across the world from every community, age and gender, he was one of the first sportsmen to truly become a global Cricket sensation; someone who brought Cricket into the spotlight every time he took to the crease.
“When he goes out to bat, people switch on their television sets and switch off their lives.”
— BBC Sports
The Dream 🎯
A Better World For Our Children.
The journey of a
At the tender age of 16, Tendulkar made his international debut in Tests and ODIs, becoming the youngest cricketer to play for India.
Saving a Test match for India in Manchester, 17-year-old Sachin celebrated his maiden Test century, becoming India’s youngest Test centurion.
World Cup’s leading run-scorer
With 523 runs including two centuries, Tendulkar ended the 1996 World cup as the leading run-getter of the tournament
The ‘Desert Storm’
Enjoying a dream run, Sachin amassed 1894 ODI runs in a single year. His twin centuries against Australia in Sharjah (143 and 134) helped India win the Coca-Cola Cup. The innings of 143 was briefly interrupted by a desert storm. Post resumption, Sachin launched a memorable attack on the Australians.
The 10,000-run milestone
Tendulkar became the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in ODI cricket!
Highest centurion in Tests
In Delhi, Sachin scored his 35th Test century and became the highest century maker in Test cricket.
Most runs in Test cricket
Tendulkar went past Brian Lara’s record tally of 11,953 Test runs to become the highest run-getter in the longest format.
First to ODI 200, ICC Cricketer of the Year, 50th Test century
Feb – Scoring 200* against South Africa, Sachin became the first-ever double centurion in Men’s ODIs.
Oct – Sachin won the ICC cricketer of the Year Award.
Dec - In Centurion, Sachin brought up his 50th Test century – the only cricketer to score these many.
India’s highest run-scorer in World Cups for a record 3rd time
Tendulkar fulfilled his lifelong dream of lifting the World Cup Trophy as India beat Sri Lanka in the final at Mumbai. With 482 runs including two centuries, he was also India’s highest run-getter in the tournament and the 2nd-highest across teams.
The 100th hundred
A milestone no one could have imagined, Sachin scored his 100th hundred in international cricket.
Drawing curtains on a glorious career, Tendulkar exited the field in front of his home crowd in Mumbai.
India's highest civilian award
Sachin received the prestigious Bharat Ratna award, making him India's first sportsperson and the youngest person to receive the award.
Sachin Tendulkar has been surrounded by a loving family, friends and mentors. Their support, along with the unconditional love of sports fans worldwide, helped him achieve his dream of playing for India and winning the World Cup for the nation.
The tremendous support he received over the years from fans all over has made him who he is today. Sachin wanted to give back to the nation that has supported him throughout his journey. The Sachin Tendulkar Foundation is a platform created to bring together people, institutions and resources who are passionate about bringing social change. The foundation attempts to serve children and give them a better tomorrow.