Celebrating Sachin Tendulkar’s 47th birthday with 47 memorable pictures from 1989 to 2020

First Published 24, Apr 2020, 2:10 PM

Bengaluru: On the occasion of batting legend Sachin Tendulkar’s 47th birthday today (April 24), let us look back at some of the old pictures from the Master Blaster’s illustrious career. Tendulkar made his international debut at the age of 16 in Pakistan in 1989. His last Test was at his home ground Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, in November, 2013. Asianet Newsable takes you down the memory lane with these images from Tendulkar’s cricket career.

<p>1989: Sachin Tendulkar playing table tennis.</p>

1989: Sachin Tendulkar playing table tennis.

<p>October 1989: Sachin Tendulkar relaxes in Lahore.</p>

October 1989: Sachin Tendulkar relaxes in Lahore.

<p>1989: Sachin Tendulkar playing tennis.</p>

1989: Sachin Tendulkar playing tennis.

<p>October 1989: Sachin Tendulkar in action during a match against Pakistan played in Lahore.</p>

October 1989: Sachin Tendulkar in action during a match against Pakistan played in Lahore.

<p>October 1989: (Left to right) Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar and Mohammad Azharuddin pose for the camera before the Test series against Pakistan in Pakistan.</p>

October 1989: (Left to right) Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar and Mohammad Azharuddin pose for the camera before the Test series against Pakistan in Pakistan.

<p>October 1989: Sachin Tendulkar before the Test series against Pakistan in Pakistan.</p>

October 1989: Sachin Tendulkar before the Test series against Pakistan in Pakistan.

<p>June 1990: Sachin Tendulkar in action during a net session at Headingley in Leeds, England.</p>

June 1990: Sachin Tendulkar in action during a net session at Headingley in Leeds, England.

<p>August 1990: England vs India in the 2nd Test at Old Trafford, August 1990. Sachin Tendulkar is in the centre.</p>

August 1990: England vs India in the 2nd Test at Old Trafford, August 1990. Sachin Tendulkar is in the centre.

<p>August 14, 1990: Sachin Tendulkar celebrates hitting 119 not out during the second Test match against England played at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England. This was Tendulkar’s maiden Test century.</p>

August 14, 1990: Sachin Tendulkar celebrates hitting 119 not out during the second Test match against England played at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England. This was Tendulkar’s maiden Test century.

<p>November 1992: Sunil Gavaskar (left) and Sachin Tendulkar in Durban during India’s tour of South Africa.</p>

November 1992: Sunil Gavaskar (left) and Sachin Tendulkar in Durban during India’s tour of South Africa.

<p>February 1993: Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his maiden Test century in his home country after victory in the second Test match against England played in Madras.</p>

February 1993: Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his maiden Test century in his home country after victory in the second Test match against England played in Madras.

<p>February 1996: Sachin Tendulkar on a billboard is on display during the World Cup held in February 1996 in India.</p>

February 1996: Sachin Tendulkar on a billboard is on display during the World Cup held in February 1996 in India.

<p>October 1, 1996: Sachin Tendulkar with the trophy after India’s win during the Test match between India and Australia in Delhi.</p>

October 1, 1996: Sachin Tendulkar with the trophy after India’s win during the Test match between India and Australia in Delhi.

<p>July 18, 1998: Rest of the World XI captain Sachin Tendulkar holds the trophy after the Princess of Wales Memorial Match against Marylebone Cricket Club at Lord’s in London. The Rest of the World won the match by six wickets.</p>

July 18, 1998: Rest of the World XI captain Sachin Tendulkar holds the trophy after the Princess of Wales Memorial Match against Marylebone Cricket Club at Lord’s in London. The Rest of the World won the match by six wickets.

<p>December 4, 1998: Sachin Tendulkar signs cricket bats at the Centra Airport Hotel after the Indian Cricket team arrived in Auckland to kick off their tour of New Zealand.</p>

December 4, 1998: Sachin Tendulkar signs cricket bats at the Centra Airport Hotel after the Indian Cricket team arrived in Auckland to kick off their tour of New Zealand.

<p>December 4, 1998: Sachin Tendulkar gets off the bus after the Indian cricket team arrived in Auckland to kick off their tour of New Zealand.</p>

December 4, 1998: Sachin Tendulkar gets off the bus after the Indian cricket team arrived in Auckland to kick off their tour of New Zealand.

<p>May 23, 1999: Sachin Tendulkar bats during the World Cup Group A match against Kenya played in Bristol, England. India won the game by 94 runs.</p>

May 23, 1999: Sachin Tendulkar bats during the World Cup Group A match against Kenya played in Bristol, England. India won the game by 94 runs.

<p>August 20, 1999: India captain Sachin Tendulkar and Steve Waugh, captain of Australia, and Sanath Jayasuriya, captain of Sri Lanka at a press conference at the Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo.</p>

August 20, 1999: India captain Sachin Tendulkar and Steve Waugh, captain of Australia, and Sanath Jayasuriya, captain of Sri Lanka at a press conference at the Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo.

<p>November 25, 1999: Indian coach Kapil Dev talks to Indian captain Sachin Tendulkar during the Indian training session prior to the four-day match against the Brisbane Bulls at the Gabba cricket ground, Brisbane.</p>

November 25, 1999: Indian coach Kapil Dev talks to Indian captain Sachin Tendulkar during the Indian training session prior to the four-day match against the Brisbane Bulls at the Gabba cricket ground, Brisbane.

<p>December 6, 1999: John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia, with his captain Shane Lee and Sachin Tendulkar, captain of India at the Prime Minister’s Lodge in Canberra in preparation for the Prime Minister’s XI game in Canberra.</p>

December 6, 1999: John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia, with his captain Shane Lee and Sachin Tendulkar, captain of India at the Prime Minister’s Lodge in Canberra in preparation for the Prime Minister’s XI game in Canberra.

<p>December 6, 1999: John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia with Sachin Tendulkar (right), captain of India and several of his teammates at the Prime Minister’s Lodge in Canberra in preparation for the Prime Minister’s XI game in Canberra.</p>

December 6, 1999: John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia with Sachin Tendulkar (right), captain of India and several of his teammates at the Prime Minister’s Lodge in Canberra in preparation for the Prime Minister’s XI game in Canberra.

<p>December 9, 1999: Steve Waugh, captain of Australia greets Sachin Tendulkar, captain of India after training at Adelaide Oval in the lead up to the first Test between Australia and India, Adelaide.</p>

December 9, 1999: Steve Waugh, captain of Australia greets Sachin Tendulkar, captain of India after training at Adelaide Oval in the lead up to the first Test between Australia and India, Adelaide.

<p>December 22, 1999: India captain Sachin Tendulkar playing volleyball, during training at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.</p>

December 22, 1999: India captain Sachin Tendulkar playing volleyball, during training at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.

<p>December 23, 1999: India captain Sachin Tendulkar signs some autographs, during training at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.</p>

December 23, 1999: India captain Sachin Tendulkar signs some autographs, during training at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.

<p>January 1, 2000: India captain Sachin Tendulkar hits out during cricket nets before the Third Test match against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.</p>

January 1, 2000: India captain Sachin Tendulkar hits out during cricket nets before the Third Test match against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.

<p>February 26, 2001: Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne of Australia, catch up at the Taj Mahal Hotel before the first Test match played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Australia won the game by 10 wickets and lead the Three Test Series 1-0.</p>

February 26, 2001: Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne of Australia, catch up at the Taj Mahal Hotel before the first Test match played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Australia won the game by 10 wickets and lead the Three Test Series 1-0.

<p>March 15, 2001: Sachin Tendulkar claims the wicket of Adam Gilchrist of Australia LBW, during day five of the 2nd Test between India and Australia played at Eden Gardens, Calcutta.</p>

March 15, 2001: Sachin Tendulkar claims the wicket of Adam Gilchrist of Australia LBW, during day five of the 2nd Test between India and Australia played at Eden Gardens, Calcutta.

<p>March 22, 2001: Sachin Tendulkar holds aloft the trophy during a lap of honour, after India won the series, during day five of the third Test between India and Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. India won the Test by two wickets and the series 2 -1.</p>

March 22, 2001: Sachin Tendulkar holds aloft the trophy during a lap of honour, after India won the series, during day five of the third Test between India and Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. India won the Test by two wickets and the series 2 -1.

<p>April 2, 2011: Sachin Tendulkar is carried on his teammates shoulders after India defeated Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. India defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets to win the 2011 World Cup.</p>

April 2, 2011: Sachin Tendulkar is carried on his teammates shoulders after India defeated Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. India defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets to win the 2011 World Cup.

<p>April 2, 2011: Sachin Tendulkar is chaired around the field by teammates as they celebrate victory after the 2011 ICC World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.</p>

April 2, 2011: Sachin Tendulkar is chaired around the field by teammates as they celebrate victory after the 2011 ICC World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

<p>April 3, 2011: Sachin Tendulkar poses with the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy, with the Gateway of India in the backdrop, during a photo call at the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai, India.</p>

April 3, 2011: Sachin Tendulkar poses with the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy, with the Gateway of India in the backdrop, during a photo call at the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai, India.

<p>November 25, 2011: Sachin Tendulkar walks out to bat on the fourth day’s play during the third Test match between India and West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.</p>

November 25, 2011: Sachin Tendulkar walks out to bat on the fourth day’s play during the third Test match between India and West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

<p>December 26, 2011: Sachin Tendulkar waves to fans during day one of the first Test between Australia and India at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne, Australia.</p>

December 26, 2011: Sachin Tendulkar waves to fans during day one of the first Test between Australia and India at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne, Australia.

<p>November 16, 2013: Sachin Tendulkar touches the pitch after his 200th and final Test, against the West Indies at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.</p>

November 16, 2013: Sachin Tendulkar touches the pitch after his 200th and final Test, against the West Indies at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

<p>November 16, 2013: Sachin Tendulkar gives his farewell speech after his 200th and final Test, against the West Indies at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.</p>

November 16, 2013: Sachin Tendulkar gives his farewell speech after his 200th and final Test, against the West Indies at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

<p>November 16, 2013: Sachin Tendulkar with his family after this 200th and final Test at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.</p>

November 16, 2013: Sachin Tendulkar with his family after this 200th and final Test at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

<p>February 4, 2014: Sachin Tendulkar receives the Bharat Ratna award from President Pranab Mukherjee during an awards ceremony at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India. President Pranab Mukherjee conferred India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, on cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.</p>

February 4, 2014: Sachin Tendulkar receives the Bharat Ratna award from President Pranab Mukherjee during an awards ceremony at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India. President Pranab Mukherjee conferred India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, on cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.

<p>February 4, 2014: Sachin Tendulkar smiles after receiving the Bharat Ratna award from President Pranab Mukherjee during an awards ceremony at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi. President Pranab Mukherjee conferred India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, on cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.</p>

February 4, 2014: Sachin Tendulkar smiles after receiving the Bharat Ratna award from President Pranab Mukherjee during an awards ceremony at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi. President Pranab Mukherjee conferred India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, on cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.

<p>October 8, 2018: Former India cricketer and Honorary Group Captain Sachin Tendulkar, during the 86th Air Force Day Parade 2018 at Hindon Airbase in Ghaziabad.</p>

October 8, 2018: Former India cricketer and Honorary Group Captain Sachin Tendulkar, during the 86th Air Force Day Parade 2018 at Hindon Airbase in Ghaziabad.

<p>March 7, 2019: Sachin Tendulkar inaugurated the new Children’s Park at Kalanagar, Bandra, in Mumbai.</p>

March 7, 2019: Sachin Tendulkar inaugurated the new Children’s Park at Kalanagar, Bandra, in Mumbai.

<p>April 23, 2019: A fan of Sachin Tendulkar draws a Mosaic Artwork with tailoring materials such as 1 lakhs buttons,10,000 safety pins, 500 hangers and 4,000 metres of chain zippers to create 46 feet x 24 feet mosaic at Seawoods Grand Central Mall, on the eve of his 46th birthday, in Navi Mumbai.</p>

April 23, 2019: A fan of Sachin Tendulkar draws a Mosaic Artwork with tailoring materials such as 1 lakhs buttons,10,000 safety pins, 500 hangers and 4,000 metres of chain zippers to create 46 feet x 24 feet mosaic at Seawoods Grand Central Mall, on the eve of his 46th birthday, in Navi Mumbai.

<p>April 29, 2019: Sachin Tendulkar, his wife Anjali Tendulkar, daughter Sara Tendulkar, and son Arjun Tendulkar show their ink marked fingers after casting their vote in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Mumbai, India.</p>

April 29, 2019: Sachin Tendulkar, his wife Anjali Tendulkar, daughter Sara Tendulkar, and son Arjun Tendulkar show their ink marked fingers after casting their vote in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Mumbai, India.

<p>June 16, 2019: Sachin Tendulkar walks through the crowds during the ICC World Cup 2019 group stage match between India and Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England.</p>

June 16, 2019: Sachin Tendulkar walks through the crowds during the ICC World Cup 2019 group stage match between India and Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England.

<p>October 4, 2019: Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli during the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) election at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.</p>

October 4, 2019: Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli during the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) election at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

<p>February 9, 2020: Sachin Tendulkar bats during the Bushfire Cricket Bash T20 match between the Ponting XI and the Gilchrist XI at Junction Oval in Melbourne. The match is being staged as part of 'The Big Appeal', raising funds for the Australian Bushfire Appeal.</p>

February 9, 2020: Sachin Tendulkar bats during the Bushfire Cricket Bash T20 match between the Ponting XI and the Gilchrist XI at Junction Oval in Melbourne. The match is being staged as part of 'The Big Appeal', raising funds for the Australian Bushfire Appeal.

<p>February 17, 2020: Sachin Tendulkar receives a trophy in the category "Best Sporting Moment" at the Laureus Sport Awards ceremony in Berlin, Germany.</p>

February 17, 2020: Sachin Tendulkar receives a trophy in the category "Best Sporting Moment" at the Laureus Sport Awards ceremony in Berlin, Germany.

<p>February 17, 2020: Laureus Academy members Boris Becker (left) and Steve Waugh (right) present the Laureus Best Sporting Moment: ‘Carried on the shoulders of a nation’ to Sachin Tendulkar during the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards at Verti Music Hall in Berlin, Germany.</p>

February 17, 2020: Laureus Academy members Boris Becker (left) and Steve Waugh (right) present the Laureus Best Sporting Moment: ‘Carried on the shoulders of a nation’ to Sachin Tendulkar during the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards at Verti Music Hall in Berlin, Germany.

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