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Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar: Intersting Facts You Should Know

Updated: April 24, 2018, 1:51 PM IST
 Sunil Gavaskar gifted the 14-year-old Sachin a pair of his own ultra-light pads. Those pads were later stolen while Sachin was at the under-15 national camp. (Image: AFP)
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Sunil Gavaskar gifted the 14-year-old Sachin a pair of his own ultra-light pads. Those pads were later stolen while Sachin was at the under-15 national camp. (Image: AFP)

 Sachin Tendulkar met Sourav Ganguly for the first time at the under-15 national camp in Indore. (Image: Reuters)
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Sachin Tendulkar met Sourav Ganguly for the first time at the under-15 national camp in Indore. (Image: Reuters)

 The only Test-playing nation where Sachin has never scored a Test century is Zimbabwe. (Image: Reuters)
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The only Test-playing nation where Sachin has never scored a Test century is Zimbabwe. (Image: Reuters)

 Sachin and Gavaskar were both named among the 36 Bombay Ranji Trophy probables in 1987.(Image: Reuters)
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Sachin and Gavaskar were both named among the 36 Bombay Ranji Trophy probables in 1987.(Image: Reuters)

 Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for scoring most Test centuries (5) before turning 20. (Image: Reuters)
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Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for scoring most Test centuries (5) before turning 20. (Image: Reuters)

 Shane Warne accompanied Sachin to Sir Don Bradman's house on the batting legend's 90th birthday. (Image: Reuters)
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Shane Warne accompanied Sachin to Sir Don Bradman's house on the batting legend's 90th birthday. (Image: Reuters)

 Sachin Tendulkar met Anjali for the first time at Mumbai airport in 1990. He was returning from the tour of England at the age of 17. (Image: AFP)
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Sachin Tendulkar met Anjali for the first time at Mumbai airport in 1990. He was returning from the tour of England at the age of 17. (Image: AFP)

 Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar married Anjali at the age of 22. (Image: AFP)
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Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar married Anjali at the age of 22. (Image: AFP)

 Sachin's daughter 'Sara' is named after the first tournament Sachin won as a captain - 'Sahara' Cup in 1997. In this photo, Sachin is seen enjoying a stroll with Sara and Anjali. (Image: Reuters)
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Sachin's daughter 'Sara' is named after the first tournament Sachin won as a captain - 'Sahara' Cup in 1997. In this photo, Sachin is seen enjoying a stroll with Sara and Anjali. (Image: Reuters)

 Sachin Tendulkar became the most-capped Test player after overtaking Steve Waugh's record of 168 Tests. (Image: Reuters)
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Sachin Tendulkar became the most-capped Test player after overtaking Steve Waugh's record of 168 Tests. (Image: Reuters)

 In 2007, Virgin Comics created a new superhero called 'Master Blaster' based on Sachin to launch a new series of comic books. (Image: Reuters)
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In 2007, Virgin Comics created a new superhero called 'Master Blaster' based on Sachin to launch a new series of comic books. (Image: Reuters)

 Sachin Tendulkar carries India's national flag in his cricket bag and also sports it on his helmet. (Image: Reuters)
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Sachin Tendulkar carries India's national flag in his cricket bag and also sports it on his helmet. (Image: Reuters)

 Sachin Tendulkar's debut Test was legendary cricketer Kapil Dev's 100th. (Image: AFP)
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Sachin Tendulkar's debut Test was legendary cricketer Kapil Dev's 100th. (Image: AFP)

 In the Kotla Test against Pakistan where Kumble took a perfect 10, whenever Tendulkar handed Kumble's sweater and cap to the umpire at the start of an over, Kumble took a wicket. So he continued doing that until Kumble took all ten. (Image: AFP)
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In the Kotla Test against Pakistan where Kumble took a perfect 10, whenever Tendulkar handed Kumble's sweater and cap to the umpire at the start of an over, Kumble took a wicket. So he continued doing that until Kumble took all ten. (Image: AFP)

 Sachin, Brian Lara and Steve Waugh all had MRF as their bat sponsors. Lara's bat was called 'Wizard', Waugh's 'Champion' and Sachin's 'Genius.' (Image: Reuters)
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Sachin, Brian Lara and Steve Waugh all had MRF as their bat sponsors. Lara's bat was called 'Wizard', Waugh's 'Champion' and Sachin's 'Genius.' (Image: Reuters)

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