It was a jubilant crowd that witnessed history in making on April 2nd 2011 at Mumbai’s now legendary Wankhede stadium. It was India’s moment to rise and shine at the very top of the world.After all, the Indian cricket team has just won the coveted world cup after 28 years! The moment indeed was a big one. What made it more big for India’s star player Sachin Tendulkar was the presence of his 12 year old son Arjun Tendulkar in the stands cheering for him just like the whole nation!
Sachin Tendulkar, also known as master blaster and currently world’s number one batsman had a lot going on for him that day. Firstly, it would probably be the last world cup for this 37 year old super batsman of India. Secondly, India had a chance of winning the world cup after the fateful win back in 1983. And lastly if he got the chance, Sachin could have made his 100th International Century!
Inspite of the whole India cheering for his favorite cricketer, Sachin might have felt pressure on his strong shoulders. But what eased it a bit was an energetic screaming and cheering coming from the stands of the stadium by none other than his son Arjun Tendulkar.
Junior Tendulkar who recently made his debut in U-13 Cadet Trophy had put on the Indian jersey and was seen boosting his dad’s morale up along with the crowd. TV cameras captured the moment perfectly well and screened it round the stadium which managed to even get Sachin to smile despite of all the high tension drama enfolding on the field!
Luckily, India did manage to secure a world cup win after a span of 28 years and Sachin Tendulkar’s dream of winning the world cup on Indian soil was fulfilled! He couldn’t make his 100th century that day which could have made the day even more historical. But that small glitch was soon smoothened with the presence of both his kids Arjun Tendulkar and Sara Tendulkar besides him during the victory lap. In fact the whole team took it upon themselves to not let Sachin touch his feet on the grounds. He was carried round their shoulder the whole time throughout.
This world cup victory was dedicated to Sachin Tendulkar’s dream, a gift from his fellow teammates. The moment was made more special with Sachin’s prodigal son Arjun Tendulkar expected to achieve similar heights in international cricket someday!
Sara Tendulkar and Arjun Tendulkar, the rising star kids of Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar have showcased their affection and immense pride in their father’s achievements in the international cricketing world. As a matter of fact, it has been witnessed at numerous times in public how much the kids dote on their father Sachin.
Whether it is the various cricket matches being attended by son Arjun Tendulkar [ who recently made his cricketing debut in January 2010] or it is the social welfare events organized by daughter Sara Tendulkar [ she decided to spend her birthday with slum kids]. There are various such instances where one can see the kids alighted with their father’s presence.
The Tendulkars have never shied away from showcasing their bond of togetherness and mutual admiration for each other in the public eye. When Sachin completed his 20 years in international cricket then his kids sent him gifts for celebrating the occasion. His daughter Sara gifted him with a painting while his Arjun sent him personally made greeting cards. This was all sent through their mother and Sachin’s wife Anjali Tendulkar who went to pay her husband a visit in Ahmedabad.
When Sara took part in the 7th Standard Chartered Marathon in Mumbai last year, Sachin gave her a sound advice to focus and run. Sara who became the highest Dream Maker by raising a larger amount of funds for her grandmother’s NGO was elated to hear her father’s praise on this occasion!
Must say Sachin is a family man who is equally supported by his loving wife and adoring ki
Everyone who knows the Tendulkars was taken in by surprise by last year when the oldest of the junior Tendulkar kids became the first news maker of the year 2010. Yes, it was Sara Tendulkar who came into limelight and not her father Sachin when the headstrong girl participated in the 7th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon on January 12 2010 under Dream Run Category.
Apparently Sara Tendulkar the beloved daughter of legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar took part in the marathon for a noble cause. She was there to raise funds for her grandmother and Sachin Tendulkar’s mother in law Annabel Mehta’s NGO called Apnalaya.
According to her mother Anjali and grandmother Annabel, Sara was really moved by the emotional environment there at the marathon. Also, she was really taken in by surprise by all the mayhem and fervor present amongst the participants at the event. She was enthusiastic throughout the marathon and even clicked pictures with the fellow participants.
Not surprisingly she managed to raise rupees 5.88 lakhs for Apnalaya a figure which managed to won her the award of the youngest Dream Maker of the marathon. She was ecstatic to achieve the award and do something for her grandmother’s NGO.
This is not the first instant when Sara has shown concern for social causes. In the year 2009 on her 11th birthday on 12th October, she told her parents to spend her birthday with the underprivileged kids of slum Govandi in Mumbai and even shared her goodies with them. This took Sachin by pleasant surprise and moved him dearly.
For the upcoming 2011 Marathon, Sara earlier reported that she undergoes training for this type f marathon. Sara Tendulkar is the eldest daughter of cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar and Anjali Tendulkar and has a kid brother Arjun Tendulkar who is following in his father’s footsteps!
Anjali Tendulkar (formerly Anjali Mehta) is the wife of the Indian cricket star Sachin
Tendulkar. She is mother of Sara Tendulkar and Arjun Tendulkar.
Anjali Tendulkar was born on 10th November 1967. She is the daugher of the Gujrati industrialist Anand Mehta. Her mother is of British origin. Anjali is a practising paediatrician and works at the JJ Hospital in Mumbai. She is ideal modern woman, stiking a fine balance between her professional life and being a perfect wife to Sachin and their two childred, Arjun and Sara.
Anjali Tendulkar prefers to maintain a low profile and avoids interviews with any journalists. It is on very rare occassions that we have heard some comments from Anjali Tendulkar, about Sachin or cricket or her personal life. Anjali and Sachin
met through common friends and fell head over heels for each other before they finally decided to get married.
Anjali Sachin Tendulkar
Nervous about Sachin’s performance when he is playing, Anjali prefers to watch the recording of his matches instead. Infact it is now very easy to be the wife of the master blaster. Anjali hardly gets to spend any time with Sachin
as he is traveling most of the time. However Anjali and Sachin Tendulkar share a wonderful relationship.
She once said “He hasn’t spent Diwali at home since we got married. But it really doesn’t matter that it’s Diwali… any time he spends at home is great!”
Arjun Tendulkar is really lucky to have such a wonderful and caring mother.