The God of Cricket turns 42 today. We will share with you some known and some unknown little facts about Little Master. ⚫Sachin Tendulkar initially wanted to be a professional tennis player and John McEnroe was his idol. He even used to style his hair like him. Thank God he chose to be a cricketer, later on. ⚫ Youngest player to play in a Ranji Team at the age of 14 years. ⚫ Tendulkar bats and bowl using his Right hand but writes using his left hand, which means he is an ambidextrous. ⚫ He is highly superstitious. During the game against Pakistan, at Ferozshah Kotla where Anil Kumble scalped his record 10 wickets in an innings, a superstitious Tendulkar, handed Kumble’s cap and sweater to the umpire before the latter began his over. Kumble picked up a wicket each time Sachin did so. ⚫ He won the man-of-the-match award for his first Test century in 1990, he was given a champagne bottle . Although he could not use it as he was below 18 and age limit for alcohol was 18, he opened that champagne bottle on his Daughter’s first birthday in 1998. ⚫ Sachin sponsors 200 under-privileged children every year through Apnalaya, a Mumbai based NGO. ⚫He has never endorsed a liquor brand as he doesn't want to be a wrong idol for his followers. ⚫ On Sachin's retirement on 16 Nov 2013, even Mark Zuckerberg liked the photo of Sachin ⚫ This is a fact that made me say 'WOW': Out of the 2086 ODI cricketers played till date, 2073 have not even managed to score half of Sachin Tendulkar's total ODI runs in their own ODI career. That is almost 99.37% cricketers !