Sachin Tendulkar is the name which brings admiration in the hearts of millions of people around the world. It was on 24th April 1973; Sachin Tendulkar was born in Mumbai to the renowned Marathi Novelist Ramesh Tendulkar and Rajni Tendulakar. He was named after the well-known music director of the past Sachin Dev Burman. As a child, Sachin was very active and always like to take interest in the surrounding. He always likes to dominate new boys in the school. Also he liked sports more than studies. He took interest in the Tennis at the younger age and considered John McEnroe as his idol. Sachin used to play cricket with his friends and often spent more time on the ground than inside the classroom. But in year 1984, his elder brother took him to the cricket coaching club at Shivaji Park, Dadar under the guidance of Ramakant Acharekar, who was reputed cricket coach training number of successful cricketers.
Tendulakar spent more time with his bat, kept his mind always on the ground while either training under the guidance of his coach or playing in the school team along with his pal Vinod kambli. He was practicing in the nets early morning and in the late evenings, everyday learning new tricks and new techniques, involving himself into the game of cricket as if nothing else exists for him. During this time, people around him started noticing his interest of the game and his dedication. He along with Vinod Kambli did record partnership at the school level and that was the time he came into the eyes of cricket selectors of Mumbai. Within next few months he got selected for the Ranaji trophy tournament where he kept his focus on his skills and started scoring runs. Just after one year from the day of Sunil Gavskar’s retirement, Sachin Tendulkar at the age of 16, entered into the world of Indian Cricket.
There are few interesting facts relating to Tendulakar’s childhood memories. He left his home and started staying with his uncle and aunty just because they lived near the Shivaji park ground, where he wanted to practice. Every time Sachin came to bat for practice, his couch Acharekar used to keep one rupee coin on the top of stumps while he batted. It encouraged bowlers to take his wicket. And every time Sachin took the coin as a prize because he remained not out without giving his wicket. Even his brother had taken him to the MRF Pace Foundation, in Chennai for getting him trained as a fast bowler but he was advised to concentrate on batting. Sunil Gavskar has given him his hand gloves as a gift after watching him at school level tournament.