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Sachin Tendulkar Biography

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Indian cricket player

The "Super Natural," the "Willow Prince," "the King," and even "a god" are terms that have been used to describe Indian cricket batsman Sachin Tendulkar, yet he refers to himself as a normal person who is satisfied with being counted among the best batsmen in the world. A young prodigy, Tendulkar began playing cricket as a toddler and at age sixteen was selected to play on India's national team. In 2001 he became the first batsman to score a total of 10,000 runs in one-day cricket. He is an idol in his native India, where he lives humbly even though his salary and product endorsements have made him the world's wealthiest cricket player. Still at the top of his game in 2003, Tendulkar is sometimes compared to the great West Indian cricketer Vivian Richards and to Australian cricket legend Don Bradman, who died in 2001 at age 92.


Address: c/o Mumbai Cricket Association, Wankhede Stadium, D. Road, Churchgate, Mumbai, India 400020. Fax: 022-2811795. Phone: 022-2817851. Email: mca@cricinfo.com. Online: http://www.tendulkar.cricinfo.com.

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