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The last set of 10 facts about Sachin Tendulkar will still make you ask for more:
1: In October 1995, Sachin became the richest cricketer when he signed a five-year contract worth Rs 31.5 crore with World Tel.
2: Loves playing at Sydney Cricket Ground.
3: At 19, Sachin Tendulkar became the youngest Indian to play county cricket.
4: Sachin scored the first-ever double hundred in ODIs on February 24, 2010, 22 years to the day that Kambli and Sachin had put on 664.
5: Sachin Tendulkar started off with centuries in his debut matches in the Ranji, Duleep and Irani Trophy.
6: Sachin Tendulkar was the first international batsman to be given out by a third-umpire.
In 1992, on the second day of the Durban Test, a Jonty Rhodes throw caught Tendulkar short of the crease. After watching TV replays, he was adjudged out. Karl Liebenberg of South Africa was the third umpire in the match.
7: He equalled Sunil Gavaskar’s record of 34 Test hundreds and went past the record on the same date, December 10. His 34th ton came against Bangladesh in Dhaka on 2004 and the 35th was against Sri Lanka at the Kotla in 2005.
8: Sachin Tendulkar went to watch the movie Roja in 1995 with a beard and disguise. It all went wrong when his glasses fell off and the crowd in the cinema hall recognized him.
9: Sachin Tendulkar has been granted the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award and Padma Shri by the Indian government. He is the only Indian cricketer to get all of them.
10: Sachin Tendulkar is India’s first active cricketer to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha.
11. Tendulkar has scored most centuries in a calendar year: 9 ODI centuries in 1998