Sachin Tendulkar selected as Tiger ambassador of Maharashtra [ Current News (Concise) ]
About Sachin Tendulkar: Sachin Tendulkar was born on 24th April 1973. He is a former cricketer as well as captain of Indian Cricket team. He started to play cricket at just age of eleven.
- He entered in cricket team at the age of sixteen on 15th November 1989 and play against Pakistani cricket team in Karachi.
- He started play in Mumbai nationally and in Indian team internationally at age of twenty - four.
- He achieves unique identity with his name by scoring one hundred international centuries.
- He also became the first batsman who scores a double century in a One Day International.
- He is only one player who completes more than 30, 000 runs in international cricket in Indian History.
- He received the Arjuna Award in 1994 for his outstanding sporting achievement.
- He was honoured by Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 1997.
- He also received the Padma Shri (4th highest civilian award) in 1999.
- He achieved Padma Vibhushan awards (2nd highest civilian award) in 2008.
- He also received the Bharat Ratna (India’s highest civilian award) for winning 2013 match.
About his selection as ambassador:
- Sachin Tendulkar is selected as Tiger Ambassador by Maharashtra Government for the Tiger Saving Project.
- His association will help to increase awareness about saving the tigers in the state to state government.
- Published on: August 18, 2015