I have never thought where I will go, or forced any targets on myself – Sachin Tendulkar
Born in Mumbai in 1973, Sachin Tendulkar is widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest cricketers. Renowned for his incredible batting skills and his penchant for record-breaking one-day scoring, Sachin Tendulkar’s immense success in cricket is unmatched by other international players, making him a true star for the sport.Widely regarded as one of the world’s finest cricket players, Sachin Tendulkar is an incredible influence for young people looking to find their path in life. A success as a teenager and a true legend by his mid-twenties, Sachin Tendulkar turned around his life after being an unfocused, confused bully during his early teens and childhood
Tendulkar’s popularity has led him to be a pioneer in India on cricket business dealings when he signed a record sports management deal with WorldTel in 1995, the value of the deal being ₹30 crore (US$4.6 million) over five years. His next contract with WorldTel in 2001 was valued at ₹80 crore (US$12 million) over five years.In 2006, he signed a contract with Saatchi and Saatchi’s ICONIX valued at ₹180 crore (US$28 million) over three years.
Tendulkar has opened two restaurants: Tendulkar’s (Colaba, Mumbai) and Sachin’s(Mulund, Mumbai) and Bangalore. Tendulkar owns these restaurants in partnership with Sanjay Narang of Mars Restaurants.Tendulkar co-owns the Kochi ISL team in the Indian Super League Football in association with PVP Ventures owned by Prasad V Potluri. The team has been named as Kerala Blasters after his nickname “Master Blaster” He also jointly owns the badminton team Bengaluru Blasters which participates in the Premier Badminton League.
In 2013, Tendulkar was listed at 51st position in Forbes’ list of world’s highest-paid athletes, with his total earnings estimated to be USD 22 million. In October 2013, the net worth of Tendulkar was estimated at USD 160 million by Wealth-X, making him India’s wealthiest cricket player.
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