Sachin Tendulkar was the first batsman to have been declared run out by a third umpire in 1992 against South Africa in South Africa.
He was the first overseas cricketer to play for Yorkshire CCC in 1993.
Shane Warne famously remarked after the Australian tour of India, and then Sharjah in 1998, that his nightmares are full of “Sachin coming, dancing down the track and lofting me over for yet another six !”
He once asked his care taker Laxmi bai to prepare a dish of frogs considered to be an yuck dish in India as a child.
Tendulkar has been seen taking his Ferrari 360 Modena for late-night drives in Mumbai. (Gifted by Fiat through Michael Schumacher, the car became notorious when Tendulkar was given customs exemption; Fiat paid the dues to end the controversy.)
During India’s tour to Australia, he was declared out when he ducked to coin the term “shoulder before wicket”
He has won the most number of man of series and the man of matches in the One day Internationals.
Sachin, the name was given to him by his late father after the great music composer & singer, Sachin Dev Burman.