Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:15:00 GMT | By India Syndicate

38 special facts about Sachin Tendulkar

MSN India presents thirty-eight special facts about the batting ace. Some of them are well-known and a few of these priceless gems are in the knowledge of only die-hard Sachin fans.

38 special facts about Sachin Tendulkar

21. Sachin Tendulkar was without a bat contract until the start of the 1996 Cricket World Cup. At the end of the tournament a famous tyre manufacturer sponsored his willow.

22. Sachin Tendulkar was a big bully in the school. Whenever his friend introduced him to a new kid in the school, Tendulkar would invariably ask, “Will I be able to beat him?’ He was famous for picking up a fight.

23. Sachin Tendulkar asked his friend to dip the tennis ball in a bucket of water and hurl at him so that he could find out whether he was hitting ball from the middle of his bat.

24. Sachin Tendulkar has been granted the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award and Padma Shri by Indian government. He is the only Indian cricketer to get all of them.

25. Sachin Tendulkar played for Yorkshire what was so special about it? Well, he was the county side’s first overseas professional ever. He averaged 46.52 with the bat in his stint with the county team.

26. Sachin Tendulkar's wife Anjali does not eat or drink whenever the Master is at the crease.

27. Sachin Tendulkar was most fascinated by band-aids. A hint of a wound and he would plaster it all over the injury.

28. Sachin Tendulkar loves collecting perfumes and watches.

29. Sachin Tendulkar batted in his debut Test against Pakistan wearing the pads gifted to him by Sunil Gavaskar

30. In 1992 Sachin became the youngest cricketer to reach a 1000 runs in Test cricket

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