Sachin Tendulkar the name says it all God of Cricket, Master Blaster, cricket legend are just a few titles he has been given for his extraordinary performance. One of the greatest batsmen of the modern era and India’s most adored sportsperson, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was born on 24th April 1973.
His debut in 1989 was a fiery introduction to international cricket when as 16 years old he had to face up to the might of Wasim Akram, Imran Khan, and Waqar Younis in their backyard.
Tendulkar received Arjuna Award in 1994 for his outstanding sporting achievement, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1997, and the Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan awards in 1999 and 2008, respectively, after few hours of his final match on 16 November 2013, the Prime Minister’s Office announced the decision to award him the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award. He is the youngest recipient to date and the first ever sportsperson to receive the award.
Tendulkar announced his retirement in December 2012. The legend walked away from the pitch after playing his final, 200thmatch against West Indies on home ground at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium in November 2013.
To honor the Master Blaster India post has issued commemorative postage stampin 2013.
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