Sachin Tendulkar selected as Tiger ambassador of Maharashtra

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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.

Image of Sachin Tendulkar

Image of Sachin Tendulkar

Tiger ambassador of Maharashtra

  • 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.

His achievements:

  • 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/Last Modified on: August 18, 2015