Birthday Special: Some interesting facts about 'God of Cricket' Sachin Tendulkar

DN Correspondent

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar turns 45 today. Here are some interesting facts about him which every Sachin's fan should know:

Sachin Tendulkar played for Pakistan before India

Sachin Tendulkar have played his first International cricket match against Pakistan in 1989 but the first time he stepped on an international arena was for Pakistan.

Couldn't celebrate with champagne because he was underage

A Magnum champagne bottle was gifted to Sachin when he scored his first Test hundred at Manchester in 1990. But he couldn't open it as British rules didn't allow those under 18 to do that.

First batsman to be given out by third umpire

The cricketer became the first batsman to be given out by a third umpire in the 1992 Test series in South Africa by Karl Liebenberg.

Big fan of John McEnroe

He was a die heart fan of John McEnroe, a former tennis legend. He grew his hair and tied a band around it to copy his idol.

Habbit of collection of watches

Tendulkar loves to collects perfumes and watches.

Sleep with his cricket gear during his junior days

When he was in beginners, he used to sleep with his cricket gear at night.

'Boost' first brand endorsement

The first brand which Sachin Tendulkar endorsed was the health drink ‘Boost.’

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