November 15 is going to be a big day for all cricket fans. It marks the 20 years since a teenage prodigy made his debut on the international stage. So let's join hands and give him a big applause for his unbeatable game who has heroically carried a billion hopes on his shoulder for 2 decades. Also thanks to ICC who declared Sachin's birthday as World Cricket Day. Here are some unknown trivia of our Master Blaster
- He is a big fan of Amitabh Bachchan right from his childhood after watching Deewar & Zanjeer.
- He has a great love for Kishore, Lata mangeshkar, Dire Straits.
- Sachin was named after the legendary music composer Sachin Dev Burman by his father.
- Tendulkar wanted to be a fast bowler and went to the MRF Pace Academy, Where the Aussie pace legend and head coach Dennis Lillee told him to focus on his batting.
- Used to go fishing for tadpoles and guppi fish in the stream that ran through his society.
"Can one not follow cricket and still have Sachin as idol? I've done that exactly"- Olympic gold medal winner Abhinav Bindra