Just-retired cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has been awarded the country’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna. Sachin Tendulkar is the first sportsman to win the award at 40 the youngest.The award is made on a recommendation by the prime minister to the president.
He has been a true ambassador of India in the world of sports. His achievements in cricket are exceptional and the records which are set by him are unmatched. He is the God of Indian Cricket.
Facts Of Sachin Tendulkar Life:
1973: Born in Mumbai on 24 April
1989: Makes Test debut for India against Pakistan, aged 16
1990: Scores first Test century, against England
1998: Scores first double century for Mumbai against Australia
2005: Passes Sunil Gavaskar’s record of highest number of Test centuries
2008: Becomes the highest run-scorer in Test cricket, passing West Indies’ Brian Lara’s mark of 11,953
2010: Becomes the most capped player in Test history
2011: Wins the World Cup with India
2012: Scores his 100th international century in ODI v Bangladesh in March; retires from ODIs in December
2013: Plays his 200th and final Test on his home ground in Mumbai