OBJECTIVE:

 
To face challenges in life, overcome them with ease and set a new benchmark for the people who are willing to follow my footsteps.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

International Cricketer: Indian National Cricket Team [1989-2013] 
First Class Cricketer: Mumbai, West Zone, Yorkshire [1988-2013] 
Junior Cricketer: Shardashram School, Bombay U-15, West Zone U-15 [1985-1988]. 

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE 

Indian Cricket Team: 1996-1997; 1999-2000. 
Others: Mumbai, West Zone, Mumbai Indians, etc. [Various Times] 

KEY OPERATIONS & MISSIONS UNDERTAKEN:

664*— Mission Harris Shield. [Mumbai, 1988] 

114*— Rescue mission against Aussies on Green Earth. [Perth, 1991] 

523 runs— Mission India’s World Cup. [India, 1996] 

155*— Operation Demolish Shane Warne and Co. Part-1 [Chennai, 1998] 

143 & 134— Operation Demolish Shane Warne and Co. Part-2 [Sharjah, 1998] 

136— Rescue Mission against the Arch Rivals on Dusty Earth [Chennai, 1999] 

98— Operation Tame Arch Rivals [Centurion, 2003] 

672 runs— Operation Golden Bat. [South Africa, 2003] 

241* and 60*— Mission Silencing the Critics [Sydney, 2004] 

117* and 93— Operation CB Series [Sydney & Brisbane, 2008] 

103*— Mission Heal Mumbai Terror Attacks [Chennai, 2008] 

200*— Mission 200 [Gwalior 2010]

111*- Mission 50th Test Century [Capetown 2010]

2011– Mission My Exclusive World Cup [Mumbai 2011] 

114- Mission 100th Century [Mirpur 2012]

200- Mission 200th Test Match [Mumbai 2013]

OTHER MAJOR INITIATIVES 

1. 122 — Mission Hold The Empire [Edgbaston, 1996] 
2. 126 — Operation Protect Final Frontier [Chennai, 2001] 
3. 117 — Operation Kings of Queens Park [Port of Spain, 2002] 
4. 193 — Mission Conquer Leeds [Leeds, 2002] 
5. 194* — Mission Sultan of Multan [Multan, 2004]  

CRISIS MANAGEMENT EXPERTISE 

1. 119* — Operation Bat Till Bedtime [Manchester, 1990] 
2. 82 — Mission Find New Opener [Christchurch, 1993] 
3. 1-0-3-0 — Operation Hold South Africa [Kolkata, 1993] 
4. 169 — Operation Counterattack [Cape Town, 1996] 
5. 140* — Operation This Is For You, Father [Bristol, 1999] 
6. 175 — Mission Save Series [Hyderabad, 2009] 

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS 

1. Hundreds on Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani Trophy debut. 
2. India‟s youngest Test and ODI cricketer at age 16 years, 207 days. 
3. Most runs in Tests and ODIs (14,513 and 17,598). 
4. Most hundreds in Tests and ODIs (50 and 46). 
5. Most ODI appearances (442) 
6. Most Tests appearances (175). 
7. 20 hundreds against Australia, the best team of my era. 
8. 1894 runs and 9 hundreds in ODIs in 1998, a record. 
9. 7 Test hundreds and 1543 Test runs in 2010, an Indian record. 
10. 1796 runs in five World Cups. 
11. Only cricketer with the 150 wickets and 15,000 runs „double‟ in ODIs.
12. First cricketer to score 40 and 50 Test hundreds. 
13. First cricketer to score 20, 30 and 40 ODI hundreds. 

OTHER BUSINESS INTERESTS 

I have interests in the food and beverages industry. I partly own two restaurants in Mumbai: 
Tendulkar‟s (Colaba, 2002). 
Sachin‟s (Mulund, 2004). 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION 

PhD in Cricket. 
Secondary School, Shardashram Vidhya Mandir, Mumbai. 

TRADEMARKS 

I‟ve mastered nearly every cricket stroke in the book, but have a special reputation for these. 
1. The Thunderous Bowler-Decapitating Straight Drive 
2. Back-foot Punch through Cover.
3. Acute Paddle Sweep 
4. Slog Sweep against Turning Leg-Break 
5. Effortless wristy Flick Through Square Leg.
6. Point-Killing Square Cut 

PASSIONS 

Cars & Racing: I love fast driving. I also own a Ferrari 360 Modena. 
Food: I am a foodie with a fondness for seafood. 
Music: I enjoy collecting music. Some of my favourites are Kishore Kumar, Mark Knopfler, MLTR. 

AWARDS  

1. Arjuna Award [1994] 
2. Wisden Cricketer of the Year: [1997] 
3. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna [1997-98] 
4. Padma Shri [1999] 
5. Player of the Tournament, World Cup [2003] 
6. ICC Gary Sobers Trophy for Cricketer of The Year [2010] 
7. ICC World ODI XI: 2004, 2007, 2008 
8. ICC World Test XI: 2009, 2010 
9. Rajiv Gandhi Award for Sports [2005] 
10. Padma Vibhushan [2008] 
11. Man of Match Awards: 74 
ODIs: 61 times 
Tests: 14 times 
12. Man of the Series Awards: 19 
ODIs: 15 
Tests: 5

13. Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award

MAJOR CITATIONS 

1. “AB, this little prick will make more runs than you.” — Merv Hughes to Allan Border. [1991] 
2. “This kid bats just like I did.” — Donald Bradman, World Greatest Batsman. Ever. [1998] 
3. “I’ll be going to bed having nightmares of Sachin just running down the wicket and belting me back over the head for six. He is the best batsman I‟ve ever bowled to.” — Shane Warne, World‟s Greatest Leg Spinner. [1998] 
4. “Shit, I‟m sick of this *$#%!” — Michael Kasprowicz, Australia‟s Fast Bowler. [1998] 
5. “He will end up with 50 tons in each form of the game.” —Wasim Akram, World‟s Greatest Left-arm Pacer. [2002] 
6. “Jaanta hai tooney kiska catch chhoda hai?” — Wasim Akram to Abdul Razzaq. [2003] 
7. “All we need is 11 Sachins.” — Paul Strang, Zimbabwe Leg Spinner. [1996] 
8. “Cricket is our religion, Sachin is our god.” — [Repeated ad nauseum by millions of fans]. 
9. “Nothing bad can happen to us if we‟re on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it.” — Hashim Amla, South Africa Batsman. [2004] 
10. “The archives recall not one single incriminating incident, not one drunken escapade, not one reported affair, not one spat with a team-mate or reporter. As Matthew Parris wondered of Barack Obama in these pages recently, is he human?” — Michael Atherton, Former England Captain. [2008] 
11. “I have seen God; he bats at No. 4 for India.” — Matthew Hayden, Australia Opener. [2008] 
12. “There will never be another Sachin.” — Muttiah Muralitharan, World‟s Most Successful Bowler. [2009] 
13. “If I‟ve to bowl to Sachin, I‟ll bowl with my helmet on. He hits the ball so hard.” Dennis Lille, Cricket‟s McEnroe & Fast Bowling Legend. [Undated] 
14. “Tendulkar is the best batsmen in the world ahead of Steve Waugh and Lara.” — Glenn McGrath, Australia‟s Most Successful Pace Bowler. [Undated] 
15. “Sachin is a genius. I‟m a mere mortal.” — Brian Lara, Tendulkar’s Greatest Frenemy. [Undated] 
16. “I haven‟t seen Bradman playing, but I have seen Sachin. To me, he himself is a milestone, and the best cricketer in the world.” — Sourav Ganguly, India‟s most successful captain 
17. “Sachin Tendulkar has been the most complete batsman of his time, and arguably the biggest cricket icon as well.” — Sambit Bal, Editor, Cricinfo