5 Times Sachin was not Just a Cricketer

The world of cricket has witnessed many legendary players over the years. But Sachin Tendulkar is one cricketer who has always stood out from other heroes of the game. In India, cricket is not just another sport; it is considered as a religion where a multitude of followers come together to worship the game. Sachin enjoys a demigod status in India. Born and raised in Mumbai, he has not just won the hearts of many in India but around the world as well. 
Our very own master blaster has entertained the entire world with his cricketing feats. His on-field attitude and the love for the game truly defines who he is. His presence in the Indian cricket team is definitely missed but no matter what, Sachin will always remain the most loved cricketer of all time. 

However, his cap is a rather decorated one. And there is much more than cricket to Sachin Tendulkar. Let's take a look at the times when there was much more than just the game of cricket that added to Sachin's greatness.

 

A Philanthropist
Not many know that Sachin Tendulkar sponsors the education of 200 children, who are part of a non-governmental organization. He has always looked up to his father and nursed the desire to help the underprivileged of the society. He has also helped his wife promote cancer awareness.

A Brand ambassador 
The master blaster is UNICEF's first brand ambassador for South Asia and works to promote hygiene and sanitation. Earlier he was also a part of the UNICEF campaigns that promoted polio awareness and global hand washing.

An entrepreneur 
Much before he retired from cricket, Sachin already had established his first restaurant in Mumbai called 'Tendulkar's'. He always wanted to start a food venture and later even opened a second restaurant and named it Sachin's

The superhero
Sachin will be seen as a superhero in a new range of comic books, animation and games, which will be released in June. The lead character revolves around him as the master blaster and he will be seen dressed as the modern animated action hero. 

A perfect husband and a father
We all know that Sachin married the love of his life Anjali Tendulkar. Being a sports star, it is never easy to spend quality time with your family and loved ones. But this legend rarely faced such a problem. His wife and kids say that he is one perfect man who in spite of his busy life has always been there whenever his family needed him. 

The batting maestro has created a special space in everyone's heart and will always remain a hero for the young aspiring cricketers. Here's wishing the living legend a very happy birthday.

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